OCTOBER  2018

Mon 10/1  Noon   Senior Luncheon

Mon 10/1  1 pm Jack Kowiak Tells Halloween Stories   Look at Halloween from a ladies’ perspective. This presentation recounts the adventures of some hair-raising goddesses from ancient history. These eerie stories will not only give participants a chill, but also teach some important moral lessons. Have a fun and an educational fright with these ancient stories.

Tues 10/2   4 pm Learn to Write in Cursive  This program is targeted at teens age 13 and older who want to learn how to write in cursive.  Come prepared with a will to learn and your favorite pen.  The library director will provide the instructional materials. Learning to write in cursive makes it possible to decipher handwritten letters and to sign checks with something other than a squiggle. For those interested in historical documents, knowing how to read cursive is a must!  This program will be offered each week in October on Tuesdays at 4 pm, with the exception of one Friday class on October 12 at 4 pm. Please call the library at 315-986-5932  to register; space is limited.

Wed. 10/3   3:30 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. 10/4  2 pm: Mahjong Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 10/4  6 pm: Crafty Capers  Register to make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift.  Registration and fee are required.  Call 986-5932 to reserve a spot in the class.

Fri. 10/5  10-11:30 am   Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Free Narcan Training  The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) will conduct a series of free naloxone training sessions. The trainings are supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During the sessions, participants will learn how to recognize, respond to, and reverse an opioid overdose using naloxone.

"Naloxone has helped thousands of people across New York State, and these trainings are an important way that we can help more people learn how to use this medication,” OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. “With events like this, we are giving people the tools they need to save lives and make a difference in their communities.”

Although the sessions are free to all members of the general public age sixteen and older, registration is required.  Call the library at 315-986-5932 to register your attendance at this important training session.

Mon. 10/8: 10:30 am  Citizen Preparedness Corps   Join Laura Dean from the American Red Cross for this life-saving program.  Citizen Preparedness Corps is a free program developed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and delivered statewide by the American Red Cross in partnership with New York State.  It seeks to improve community resiliency on an individual and household level by teaching citizens valuable life skills on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any natural or man-made disaster.  The program is free to attend.  Families with children at the intermediate through the secondary levels of school are especially

encouraged to attend this free program.  Each household in attendance will receive a voucher for a free smoke detector with a hush button.  Please call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Mon. 10/8: 2 pm  Cris Johnson’s Balloon Twisting Workshop   Cris Johnson provides all of the materials for children and young adults to learn how to make several different balloon animals. The workshop is intended for ages 7-15 as well as any curious adults.  This program made possible with funding from Friends of Macedon Public Library.  Registration is required.

Tues. 10/9  5-7 pm Free Blood Pressure Clinic  Receive a free blood pressure screening courtesy of the Town of Macedon ambulance professionals.

Wed. 10/10: 2 pm Iris Folding Join this group and make stunning cards for friends and family.  Bring pretty paper, cardstock, scissors, tape and glue. Current members of the group are always eager to teach beginners.

Wed. 10/10: 3:30 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. 10/11: 2 pm Mahjong Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 10/11: 11 am Community Led Book Chat: The Secret, Book & Scone Society  Join Dawn Russell for a discussion of this novel by New York Times bestselling author, Ellery Adams about a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship, or solving a murder can all be found within the pages of the right book.

Fri. 10/12: 4 pm  Teens Learn to Write in Cursive  Teens age 13 and up can learn how to write in cursive which will also lead them to be able to decipher it when looking at historic documents or receiving handwritten letters from friends and family.  Registration required.

Sat. 10/13: 8:30 am-4:30 pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid   This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Sat. 10/13: 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, simply drop-in to participate.

Mon. 10/15: Noon Senior Luncheon

Tues. 10/16:  4 pm  Teens Learn to Write in Cursive  Teens age 13 and up can learn how to write in cursive which will also lead them to be able to decipher it when looking at historic documents or receiving handwritten letters from friends and family.  Registration required.

Thurs. 10/16: 6 pm Community Led Book Chat: Free to Choose  Join Bill Teeter for a discussion of this Milton Friedman classic that explores the principles of a free market economy.  Compare principles detailed in the book to current policies implemented by the US President.

Wed. 10/17: 3:30 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. 10/18: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion  Call the library for more details about the book to be discussed.

Thurs. 10/18: 1 pm Friends of Macedon Public Library Meeting  Join this group and help support the library by working on fundraising activities.  New members always welcome to attend.

Thurs. 10/18: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 10/18: Crafty Capers 6 pm  Register to make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift.  Registration and fee are required.  Call 986-5932 to reserve a spot in the class.

Fri. 10/19: 5-8 pm Positively Teens!  Teens will work on a project to benefit the community for the first two hours of the program.  This month, bring a rake to work on raking leaves. 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 is required.

Sat. 10/20: 2 pm Senior Craft: Exploding Box Card  Seniors will make a fun card in a short amount of time at no cost.  

Sat. 10/20: 3 pm Needlework and Niceties Join this informal group in the cafe area of the library. Do your favorite needlecraft in good company.

Sat. 10/20: 3 pm Kitty Tales   Children of all ages are invited to read to a fluffy kitty who enjoys hearing a good story read out loud.  No need to register, simply drop-in to participate. 

Mon. 10/22: 6:30 pm  Library Board Meeting  Members of the community always welcome to attend.

Tues. 10/23:Tues. 10/16:  4 pm  Teens Learn to Write in Cursive  Teens age 13 and up can learn how to write in cursive which will also lead them to be able to decipher it when looking at historic documents or receiving handwritten letters from friends and family.  Registration required.

Tues. 10/23: 6 pm Wizard Potion Necklace  Teens and adults will  make a necklace with a potion bottle pendant attached just in time to wear for Halloween.  There is a fee of 50 cents to participate.  Supplies limited, registration required.

Wed. 10/24: 3:30 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. 10/25: 2 pm Mahjong Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

THURS 10/25 thru 10/27: FRIENDS OF MACEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE  Those who love to read and enjoy growing their own personal library at home will not want to miss this giant sale that offers books for all ages in a wide variety of genres.  The Friends pride themselves on sorting the books in a way that makes browsing a breeze.  The sale takes place during regular library operating hours on Thursday from 10 am until 8 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 1 pm until 5 pm.  The last day of the sale will be a bag sale.  Don’t miss this affordable opportunity to stock up on lots of great titles to read over the long, cold winter ahead!

Sat. 10/27 1-5 pm Chicken BBQ Fundraiser for Friends of Macedon Public Library  Enjoy a mouth watering chicken dinner prepared by Gale Wynn catering.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance of the event from the library or from any active member of the Friends.

Sat. 10/27: 3 pm  COSTUME PARADE  Come to the library dressed in your Halloween Costume and you may win a prize!  There will be a prize for the best costume, a prize for the most original costume and a prize for the funniest costume.  All participants will receive a treat bag.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Tuesday 10/30: 4 pm  Teens Learn to Write in Cursive  Teens age 13 and up can learn how to write in cursive which will also lead them to be able to decipher it when looking at historic documents or receiving handwritten letters from friends and family.  Registration required.

Wed. 10/31: 3:30 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.