DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS

The library will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays: December 24, 25 and 26.  The library will also be closed on December 31 and January 1.

Sat. 12/1: Jack Kowiak Explains the Origins of Christmas Customs  2 pm  Get in the Christmas mood with this fun presentation by Jack Kowiak that looks at the origins of Christmas customs.  Decorations, food, song, and just about every other aspect of the Christmas season involves a cherished tradition.   The story of how some of these customs originated and developed is fascinating.  Why do we decorate with holly?  What was the first Christmas carol?  Come and learn the answers to these and many other interesting items.

Sat. 12/1: Alternate Sundays Musical Concert  3 pm  Have a jolly good time enjoying the Celtic inspired musical styling of Alternate Sundays.  The group is back to entertain for the fourth year in a row with a host of holiday tunes, jigs and even a bit of Irish step dancing.  This concert will leave you in good cheer and high spirits!

Mon. 12/3: 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.

Tues. 12/4: 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.

Tues. 12/4: Holiday Earrings 6 pm  Teens and adults can join this class to make a striking pair of dangle earrings made with green, red and black beads.  These will be the perfect complement to  festive casual or dressy outfits for the season.  Supplies are limited to 15 participants.  Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.  There will be a materials fee of fifty cents due the evening of the program.

Wed. 12/5 Movie & Activity 3-5:30 pm  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Wed. 12/5 Book Chat: Educated with Mary Van Keuren 6 pm  Join Mary Van Keuren to talk about Tara Westover’s novel, Educated. Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."  Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Thurs. 12/6 Thermo Fisher Scientific 10 am-2 pm  Attend an informational meeting to find out about Thermo Fisher Scientific an American biotechnology product development company located in the Rochester area.  Learn about career opportunities with Laura Kloc, Human Resources Manager.to see if this company might be a good fit for you.

Thurs. 12/6 Design a Snowflake Ornament and Cut It Using the Glowforge 11 am:  Find out how to use the Glowforge by making your own snowflake decoration.  There will be a fee of 50 cents for the materials.  Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Thurs. 12/6: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All  

                                    skill levels welcome!

 

Fri. 12/7 Positively Teens 5-8 pm  Join this group to work on a community service project for two hours.  This month, make pet beds for animals at Lollipop Farm.  The last hours is spent eating pizza and hanging out.  To participate, registration is required.  Parental permission slips are required and due by Wednesday, December 5.

Sat. 12/8: Puppy Tales 2 pm Are you looking for a great way to motivate your child to practice reading aloud?  Drop into the library and your child can take a turn reading to a dog at the library.  This a great confidence builder for readers of all ages!

Sat. 12/8: Heart Strings Play Traditional Holiday Music 2 pm:  Listen to a variety of traditional Christmas music sure to delight people of all ages. The musicians, Denny and Kathie Bruner, use a guitar, a fiddle and their own voices to entertain. This duo comes highly recommended by other local organizations so for the best seating, arrive early. The concert is free to attend thanks to funding from Friends of Macedon Public Library.

Sat. 12/8: Painting Party with Steve Duprey 2:30-5 pm:  Come join local artist, Steve Duprey, for an afternoon of fun.  Learn brushstrokes and techniques to create a beautiful winter landscape painting.  Thanks to funding from Friends of Macedon Public Library, the materials fee is only $15 and includes the paint and canvas plus the use of the necessary paintbrushes.  In order to create a painting you’ll be proud to hang in your home, make sure to call 315-986-5932 as space in the class is limited.

Mon. 12/10: 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. 12/10: Design a Snowflake Ornament and Cut It Using the Glowforge 6 pm:  Find out how to use the Glowforge by making your own snowflake decoration.  There will be a fee of 50 cents for the materials.  Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Tues. 12/11: 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. 12/12 Movie & Activity 3-5:30 pm  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Wed. 12/2 Book Chat: Of Mice and Men with Penny Foley 6 pm  Join Penny Foley for a discussion of this beloved Steinbeck novella that tells the tale of two migrant workers roaming from job to job during the Great Depression era. Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Thurs. 12/13: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 12/13: Design a Snowflake Ornament and Cut It Using the Glowforge 2 pm:  Find out how to use the Glowforge by making your own snowflake decoration.  There will be a fee of 50 cents for the materials.  

Fri. 12/14: DOLCO Packaging Job Fair 1-3 pm  DOLCO is looking for people to work in their Bloomfield and Honeoye locations.  They have openings for: CNC machinists, extrusion operators, production operators, material handlers and warehouse people.  Come to the library to find out more about this positions and to participate in an open interview.

Fri. 12/14: The Geriactors Present: Wisdom from a Park Bench 2 pm  Watch as this senior acting troupe, a favorite among many audience members participating in the Rochester Fringe Festoval, performs six, short, humorous scenes and sings two songs.  As the play unfolds, ponder various aspects of life as they are approached from the unique perspective of a park bench.  This performance is possible thanks to funding from Friends of the Macedon Public Library.

Sat. 12/15: Community Christmas Concert 11 am  Attend this concert that will be a blend of holiday music and original songs composed during the Songwriting Workshop series funded by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation.  Listen to adults, teens and children from the area singing a variety of music.  Light refreshments will be served.

Sat. 12/15: Senior Craft 2 pm  Macedon Seniors are invited to come and make bags, tags and boxes for their holiday gift giving needs.

Sat. 12/15: Needlework & Niceties 3 pm  Come to the library with your favorite type of needlework. Socialize with others as you enjoy doing your handiwork in the comfort of the library cafe.

Mon. 12/17: 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. 12/17: Library Board Meeting 6:00 pm  Public always welcome to attend.  

Tues. 12/18: 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. 12/19 Movie & Activity 3-5:30 pm  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome to attend.

Thurs. 12/20: MPL Friends Book Discussion Noon   Call the library for more details.

Thurs. 12/20: MPL Friends Meeting 12:45  Do you love the library?  Join this group of patrons who work together to raise funds for the great programs offered at the library.  This is a great way to support the library while making new friends!

Thurs. 12/20: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 12/20: The Walt Disney Pillowcase Project 3:30 pm  This program aims at teaching children in grades 3-5 how to be prepared for emergencies. The American Red Cross has teamed up with Walt Disney to offer a pillowcase to each child that participates in the training.  The pillowcase has the Red Cross and Disney Logo imprinted on it. Children will learn what to put in their pillowcase should they need to leave home quickly due to an emergency.  American Red Cross trainer, Laura Dean will facilitate

the training.  There is no fee to attend, but please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register your child for the program.

Friday. 12/21: Christmas Carolers and Cocoa 3:30 pm   Families are welcome to come and create cute Christmas Caroler decorations while enjoying a cup of cocoa.  There is no fee to attend.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.

Stop by on December 22 between 1 and 5 pm to stock up on books and movies to enjoy with your family over the holiday season.  The library will be closed December 23-December 26.  It will reopen on December 27 at 10 am.

Thurs. 12/27: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All welcome!

Thurs. 12/28: Wooden Noisemakers for New Year’s Eve   Families and individuals can come and make a noisemaker to use to welcome the New Year.  There will be a materials fee of

50 cents.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register yourself and any family members interested in participating.