HOURS OF SERVICE:

MONDAY-THURSDAY: 10 am-8 pm

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 1-5 pm

January 2019 Events

Tues. 1/1:  THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY.  

Wed. 1/2: 3 pm Wood & SIlver Star Earrings Make a pair of dangling earrings that incorporate a wooden design and silver star bead.  There is a fee of 25 cents to participate. Registration is required.

Thurs. 1/3: 2-5 pm  Mahjong  Mahjong Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Fri. 1/4: 10 am-4:30 pm  Insurance and Point Reduction (Defensive Driving) Workshop 

Instructor John Sargent will lead the Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP), approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It has met strict standards for the safe driving information presented and program effectiveness. Those who participate will:

1.Refresh their driving knowledge with a review of time-tested safe driving tips and an overview of today's vehicle and traffic laws.

2. Possibly be eligible to reduce as many as 4 points on their driving record. The DMV computer will automatically note a participant's eligibility to receive the reduction.

3. Receive a minimum 10% reduction in the base rate of your automobile and motorcycle liability and collision insurance premiums each year for three years.

The course will take six hours to complete. There is a $25 fee to take the course payable the day of the course. Lunch will not be provided the day of the course, but there will be a thirty minute break given for people to either eat a bag lunch they have brought or to leave to eat elsewhere.

This course may be repeated every 36 months to maintain insurance reduction benefits. This course is not the course candidates must take to be eligible to take the NYS licensing examination. This course is aimed at adults who already possess a NYS license and are interested in becoming safer drivers with a lowered insurance rate.

This class will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register. A maximum of 35 participants will be permitted to attend the class.

Sat. 1/5 through Saturday 3/1: Monday through Thursday: 10 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday: 1-5 pm   Big Blue Blocks Drop in and make something incredible out of the enormous foam blocks we have on loan from Pioneer Library System.  The blocks are great for building structures that lead to all sorts of imaginative adventures!  The blocks are located in the children’s area of the library.

Mon. 1/7: Story Time 10:30 am  Bring your children age 3-4 years to the library to hear stories read aloud.  No registration required, just drop-in.

Mon. 1/7: NOON  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Tues. 1/8: Story Time 3:15 pm  Bring your children age two to three years to the library to hear stories read aloud. No registration required. Just drop-in.

Wed. 1/9:  3 pm Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Thurs. 1/10: 2-5 pm  Mahjong Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Sat. 1/12: 2 pm  Puppy Tales  Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a furry friend to develop confidence and fluency while reading aloud.  There is no registration required and several service dogs will be available.

Sat. 1/12: 3 pm  Finger Lakes Bronze Bell Choir   Enjoy the tintinnabulation of the bells as they chime out many familiar songs of the holiday and winter season.  This program made possible by Friends of Macedon Public Library.

Mon. 1/14: 10:15 am  Geri-Fit  Seniors can register to attend this class that will improve health and well-being.  Do simple exercises while seated in a chair.  Use light weights and exercise bands to provide resistance that will build muscles and improve your balance in daily life.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required.  

Mon. 1/14: 10:30 am  Story Time  Bring your children age 3-4 years to the library to hear stories read aloud.  No registration required, just drop-in.

Tues. 1/15: Story Time 3:15 pm  Bring your children age two to three years to the library to hear stories read aloud. No registration required. Just drop-in.

Wed. 1/16:  3 pm Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Thurs. 1/17:  10:15 am  Geri-Fit  Seniors can register to attend this class that will improve health and well-being.  Do simple exercises while seated in a chair.  Use light weights and exercise bands to provide resistance that will build muscles and improve your balance in daily life.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required.  

Thurs. 1/17: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion

Thurs. 1/17: 12:45 pm  Meeting of Friends of Macedon Public Library  New members always welcome to join in this group whose mission is to help support the library through fundraising activities such as the spring and fall book sales.

Thurs. 1/17: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 1/17: 6 pm  Crafty Capers  Create something beautiful to keep or give to a friend.  Call the library to find out more details on what project has been planned: 315-986-5932.  

Fri. 1/18: 3:30 pm Positively Teens Teens will work on a project to benefit the community for the first two hours of the program.  This month, make felt toys toys law officers can give to children to bring them comfort in an emergency situation.  The last hour will be spent eating pizza and hanging out.  Students can earn community service credit if documentation is brought to the program.  Space is limited.  Registration and permission is required by Wednesday, January 16.

Sat. 1/19: 3 pm Needlework & Niceties Bring your favorite needlework with you to the library and you can sit and stitch in the company of other needlework hobbyists in the library cafe.  Keurig beverages are available.

Mon. 1/21: 10:30 am  Story Time  Bring your children age 3-4 years to the library to hear stories read aloud.  No registration required, just drop-in.

Mon. 1/21: NOON  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Mon. 1/21: 1 pm New York’s Holy History: America’s Spiritual Soul Upstate New York was the center of religious activity in America during the country’s first 150 years. Many important American religious movements and denominations were founded or linked to Western New York. Many people are aware of stories of the Mormons or the Spiritualists, but they were only the tip of the iceberg of Upstate NY religious activity. This presentation will discuss some of the fascinating historical figures and events that took place in Upstate NY that went on to influence the religious practices of our entire nation as well as  the world beyond.

Mon. 1/21: 3 pm Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Singapalooza with Topher Holt Topher Holt is back to perform a celebratory musical event that will be perfect for young families to enjoy. Attend and sing about people getting along together peacefully and the historical period of Dr. Martin Luther King. Some song selections will help to teach about historical figures who stood up for equality, such as: “Thank You, Frederick Douglass.  By singing the songs, children will honor the spirit of Dr. King and learn more about what his I Have a Dream speech is really all about.

Tues. 1/22: 2 pm Learn About the Road Scholar Program
Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, find it exciting to explore interesting places and meet people who share the love of adventure? Come and learn about Road Scholar, America’s first, and the world’s largest, educational travel organization for adults. from community member, Ron Sherman.

Formerly, known as Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975, Road Scholar’s mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Programs offer lifelong learning and once-in-a-lifetime experiences delivered by local and world-renowned experts. Each year, 100,000 individuals participate in more than 5,500 programs in all 50 states and 150 countries worldwide. Whether you enjoy hiking through the Grand Canyon, birding in Costa Rica or learning about the Low Country in the Southeast USA; there really is a something for everyone.

Ron Sherman, a volunteer ambassador and fellow Macedon community member, will give a presentation and provide information about the educational travel adventures available through Road Scholar. He and his wife, Marie (Chick) Sherman, have participated in 12 Road Scholar programs that have ranged from working on a float in the Rose Bowl Parade to a multi-sport adventure in Costa Rica. They will highlight two unique, intergenerational programs designed for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy learning adventures together.

Tues. 1/22: 3:15 pm Story Time Bring your children age two to three years to the library to hear stories read aloud. No registration required. Just drop-in.


Wed. 1/23:  3 pm Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Thurs. 1/24:  10:15 am Geri-Fit  Seniors can register to attend this class that will improve health and well-being.  Do simple exercises while seated in a chair.  Use light weights and exercise bands to provide resistance that will build muscles and improve your balance in daily life.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required.  

Thurs. 1/24: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Mon. 1/28: 10:15 am  Geri-Fit  Seniors can register to attend this class that will improve health and well-being.  Do simple exercises while seated in a chair.  Use light weights and exercise bands to provide resistance that will build muscles and improve your balance in daily life.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required.  

Mon. 1/28: 10:30 am  Story Time  Bring your children age 3-4 years to the library to hear stories read aloud.  No registration required, just drop-in.

Mon. 1/28: 1-6 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive  Please give the gift of life!

Mon/ 1/28: 6:30 pm Library Board Meeting  Public welcome to attend.

Tues. 1/29: 3:15 pm Story Time Bring your children age two to three years to the library to hear stories read aloud. No registration required. Just drop-in.


Mon/ 1/29: 6:30 pm Snazzy Valentines  Be prepared to give your sweetheart the best Valentine ever!  Make a matchbook style or 3-d rectangular prism shaped Valentine.  Thanks to funding from the Friends, there is no fee to attend.  Registration is required.

 

Wed. 1/30:  3 pm Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Thurs. 1/31:  10:15 am Geri-Fit  Seniors can register to attend this class that will improve health and well-being.  Do simple exercises while seated in a chair.  Use light weights and exercise bands to provide resistance that will build muscles and improve your balance in daily life.  There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required.