SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENTS
Mon. 9/3: The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday.
Wed. 9/5: FLCC Technology Training Workshop #1 6 pm Pre-registration is required for this course made possible with funding from Senator Pam Helming since space is limited to 15 students. In the first workshop, learn how to use Microsoft Word. Laptops will be provided during the workshop and Microsoft Word online will be used. Participants are required to attend all four workshops to receive a certificate of completion from FLCC. Call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.
Wed. 9/5: Book Discussion Peer Luck: The Life and TImes of Frank Sherman Peer 6:30 pm Join local authors Sally Valentine and Beth Hoad for a discussion of the book, Peer Luck: The Life and Times of Frank Sherman Peer. The book is based on the memoir of a local man, Frank S. Peer (1851-1922), who was an entrepreneur living at the turn of the 20th century, but whose vision went far beyond his time and place. Frank wrote the story of his life while making many Transatlantic crossings to import purebred livestock into New York State.
The original memoir was in the possession of Peer's granddaughter, who gifted it to Hoad several years ago. Hoad and Valentine have collaboratively edited it and expanded upon the historical aspects of the story and titled the work "Peer Luck." Macedon Public Library and Palmyra Community Library each have two copies of the book for people to read in advance of the discussion if desired.
Thurs. 9/6: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy. All skill levels welcome!
Thurs. 9/6: Eat Your Heart Out: Compiling Your Family Recipes 6:30 pm Join Pat Stevens-Brate for this class on how to create a compilation of your favorite family recipes that can be passed down and enjoyed for generations to come. Materials will be included thanks to funding from the Friends. Space in the class is limited; registration is required. Call the library at 315-986-5932.
Sat. 9/8: 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!
Mon. 9/10: Book Discussion: A House in the Sky 6 pm: Join community member Jeanine Hensel for a discussion of this book that is about “Lindhout's experience in southern Somalia as a hostage of teenage militants from the Hizbul Islam fundamentalist group.” Complimentary coffee will be available to participants in the discussion. Several copies of the book are available for check out at the library.
Tues. 9/11: Free Blood Pressure Clinic with Town of Macedon Ambulance 5-7 pm Come to the library to have your blood pressure checked by an ambulance professional.
Mon. 9/11: Kitty Earrings 6 pm Make a set of earrings that will add a little dazzle to your outfit and show your love of cats. Registration is required. A fee of 50 cents for materials will apply. Call 315-986-5932 to register, supplies are limited. The class will be located in the teen corner.
Wed. 9/12: Iris Folding 2 pm 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. The group meets in the teen corner of the library.
Wed. 9/12: FLCC Technology Training Workshop #2 6 pm Pre-registration is required for this course made possible with funding from Senator Pam Helming. In the second workshop, learn how to create Excel spreadsheets. Laptops will be provided during the workshop and Microsoft Excel online will be used. Participants are required to attend all four workshops to receive a certificate of completion from FLCC.
Thurs. 9/13: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy. All skill levels welcome!
Thurs. 9/13: New & Expectant Moms Club 3:30 pm Join this group to meet other moms looking for support and friendship on their journey through motherhood. Children are welcome. The library has a Discovery Room filled with lots of fun toys for children to play with while moms relate to one another.
Thurs. 9/13: Crafty Capers Make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift. Registration & small fee required. Call 315-986-5932 for more details and to register.
Sat. 9/15: Senior Craft 2 pm Macedon Seniors are invited to learn how to make gorgeous holiday note cards.
Sat. 9/15: 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.
Sat. 9/15: Kitty Tales 3 pm For young readers who prefer kitties to doggies, there will be a friendly kitty on hand at the library who loves to hear books read aloud. Children of all ages are invited to drop-in and take a turn.
Mon. 9/17: Macedon Senior Dinner 5 pm
Mon. 9/17: Book Chat: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry 4 pm Join community member Mary Van Keuren for a discussion of this book eye opening and surprisingly funny book.
Tues. 9/18: Make a Card with Karen 6 pm Make the perfect card to show someone you care. Registration required, no fee to attend.
Wed. 9/19: FLCC Technology Training Workshop #3 6 pm Pre-registration is required for this course made possible with funding from Senator Pam Helming. In the third workshop, learn how to use Microsoft Powerpoint to design a presentation. Laptops will be provided during the workshop and Microsoft Powerpoint online will be used. Participants are required to attend all four workshops to receive a certificate of completion from FLCC.
Thurs. 9/20: MPL Friends Book Discussion Noon Call the library for more details or to join.
Thurs. 9/20: 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. 9/20: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy. All skill levels welcome!
Mon. 9/24: 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. 9/24: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm Public always welcome to attend.
Tues. 9/25: National Voter Registration Day all day All unregistered residents are encouraged to come to the library to be shown how to register to vote online. The first 100 people who come to the library to be registered will receive a cupcake.
Tues. 9/25: 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.
Thurs. 9/25: Revisiting the Founding Era with Dr. Laura Free 6 pm Due to a car accident that happened in June, this program had to be postponed until September. Dr. Free will present on women in the Founding Era. Funding for this presentation comes from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Foundation. A special primer filled with first hand, primary source documents may be borrowed from the library prior to attending the presentation. Participants will discuss issues relevant to women during the Founding Era in relation to our current times to discover connections between the past and present. Registration is required.
Wed. 9/26 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. 9/26: FLCC Technology Training Workshop #4 6 pm Pre-registration is required for this course made possible with funding from Senator Pam Helming. In the final workshop, learn how to apply the Microsoft tools explored in the previous workshops to simulated real world situations. Laptops will be provided during the workshop and Microsoft Powerpoint online will be used. Participants who have attended all four workshops will receive a certificate of completion from FLCC at the end of the session.
Permission slips for Positively Teens are due on Wednesday, September 26.
Thurs. 9/27: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy. All welcome!
Thurs. 9/27: Crafty Capers 6 pm Make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift. Registration & small fee required. Call 315-986-5932 for more details and to register.
Fri. 9/28: Positively Teens 5-10 pm Teens will work with Shannon on projects that will positively impact the community. For example, in September, teens will walk to Lock 30 Canal Park area and work on cleaning up any garbage or debris they find. Afterward, teens will eat pizza and socialize at the library. Teens interested in participating will need to register (the group is limited to 10 teens) and have a parent complete a permission slip.
Make a trip to Barnes & Noble and support the Macedon Public Library. If you purchase any items, including most cafe items, a percentage of the sale(s) will be donated to the Friends. Simply let the cashier know you want the sale to count toward the library fundraiser when cashing out. The library booth will be open from 11-4 pm, however, sales will count toward the Friends fundraiser from the time the store opens at 9 am until the doors close at 9 pm
Love good BBQ? Purchase a ticket at the library for a delicious chicken dinner fundraiser. Tickets cost $10 (cash only please) and proceeds support the Friends of Macedon Public Library.
Mark the dates on your calendar: Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27 the Friends will have their Fall Book Sale. If you love to read, you will not want to miss it! Big selection, but tiny prices- there’s a something for all ages to enjoy!