MARCH 2019 Events

Sat. 3/2: Crochet a Twisted Headband with Shannon 2-5 pm  Learn how to crochet a beautiful twisted headband with Shannon.  Participants are asked to bring:

By the conclusion of the program, you should have a gorgeous headband completed!  There is no fee to participate.  Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Mon. 3/4: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 3/4: 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. 3/4: Macedon Senior Luncheon NOON

Tues. 3/5: 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. 3/6: 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. 3/7: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 3/7: Mahjong 2 pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 3/7: Introduction to Research with Ancestry.com 6 pm  Join Pat to find out how to use this premium resource at the library to do in-depth genealogical research.  Bring a flash drive with you to save your work.  Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Fri. 3/8: Positively Teens 5-8 pm Teens will work on a project to benefit the community for the first two hours of the program.  This month, make items to help celebrate, “Music in Our Schools” month.  The last hour will be spent eating pizza and hanging out.  (cont.)

Students can earn community service credit if documentation is brought to the program.  Space is limited.  Registration and permission is required by Wednesday, March  6.

 

Sat. 3/9: 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 one of the dogs at the library.  This a great confidence builder for beginning readers of all ages!  No registration needed,  just drop-in!

Sat. 3/9: Genesee Story Tellers: Tales From the Hearth 2 pm  The Genesee Storytellers, masters at their craft, will share some of the rich heritage of Irish folklore. The stories are some that you might have heard sitting by a turf fire in a thatched cottage in Ireland. They are tales of saints and rascals, of brave colleens and of the wee fairy folk. Indulge yourself in this special St. Patrick's Day inspired program aimed at adults and teens in grade nine and up.  Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Mon. 3/11: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 3/11: 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. 3/12: Cozy, Comfy Sweater Mittens 6:30 pm  Come to the library with a favorite, old sweater, a fabric marker, pins and scissors and leave with mittens you will love!  Tara Longyear Smith will show you how to upcycle your sweater with the use of the library's sewing machines.  There is no fee to participate, but please call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.  Space is limited.

Tues. 3/12: 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. 3/13: 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.

 Wed. 3/13: Celtic Themed Memory Wire Bracelets 6 pm  Make a memory wire bracelet with glass seed beads and Celtic knot charms dangling from it.  The perfect bracelet to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Celtic artistry.  Materials are limited. Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Thurs. 3/14: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 3/14: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 3/14:  Crafty Capers 6 pm 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.

Sat. 3/16: Macedon Seniors Crafting: Beginning Crochet  2 pm  Senior residents of Macedon age 55 and up can come and learn how to crochet.  All supplies will be provided.

Sat. 3/16: Needlework & Niceties 3 pm  Come to the library with your favorite type of needlework. Socialize with others as you enjoy doing your handiwork.

Mon. 3/18: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 3/18: 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. 3/18: Macedon Senior Luncheon NOON

Tues. 3/19: 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. 3/19: BOOK CHAT with Kathy: Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America   1 pm  For anyone who has ever contemplated how opiate addiction has  become an epidemic spanning all ages, races and socio-economic groups, this the book to read.

 "A harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency...a masterwork of narrative journalism, interlacing stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference."―Jessica Bruder, New York Times Book Review

Wed. 3/20: 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.

Wed. 3/20: FLCC Microsoft Excel Training Workshop #1   6-8 pm: Do you need to use Microsoft Excel at work, but struggle?  Would you like to learn how to create spreadsheets to keep track of your own budget?  Are you noticing that many jobs you are interested specify knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required and you barely know what to do once you click on the Excel icon?  Cheryl TenEyck will be coming back to Macedon Public Library in March to teach basic to moderate level Excel skills.  A (cont.)

 maximum of 15 students can register for this training that will lead to a certificate.  This tech training has been made possible thanks to funding from Senator Pam Helming.  (cont.)

There is no charge to participate.  If this training interests you, please call the library to register today at 315-986-5932 (the course will be held every Wednesday for 4 weeks beginning on March 20).   Must be registered before the first workshop to participate.

Thurs. 3/21: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 3/21: MPL Friends Book Discussion Noon   Call the library for more details or to join.

Thurs. 3/21: 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. 3/21: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Fri. 3/22: Using Tarot Cards to Inspire Creative Writing 3:30 pm Discover a new way to prompt story and character ideas!  This freewriting session will use tarot card images as prompts. A brief introduction to the major arcana with multiple decks and cards to choose from.   Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Sat. 3/23 Book Chat: The Hate U Give 2 pm  Teens and adults can join this informal book chat about Angie Thomas’ book, The Hate You Give, 2018 Coretta Scott King and Michael Printz honor book.  The novel tackles social justice issues that arise when a young female is in the car when her male friend is shot fatally during a traffic stop.  Explore the consequences and impact of keeping silent versus having a voice. This is a provocative read and highly recommended.  Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Mon. 3/25: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 3/25: 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 3/25: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm   Public welcome to attend.

Tues. 3/26: 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. 3/26: What in the World is Fibromyalgia?  1 pm:  Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?  Have you recently received this diagnosis?  Attend this informational session with Dawn Russell to find out more about what Fibromyalgia

is and is not.  Learn ways you can be supportive of friends and family members with Fibromyalgia.  Also discover ways you can advocate for those around you to help you if you have the disorder.  Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

Wed. 3/27: 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.

Tues. 3/20: FLCC Microsoft Excel Training Workshop #2   6-8 pm *pre-registration required to attend

Thurs. 3/28: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 3/28: Mahjong 2 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 3/28: Crafty Capers  6 pm Make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift.  Registration & small fee required.  Call library for more information at 315-986-5932.

Sat. 3/30: Sounds & Instruments of Ireland 2 pm Enjoy Irish music but always wondered how to play the penny whistle or bodhran (Irish drum)?  Come to the library to listen to some traditional tunes and then try your hand at playing. All ages are invited to join in the creativity and fun!. Please call 315-986-5932 or stop by to register your attendance.

WANTED: Do you have a skill you would be willing to teach others?  Have you gone on a trip somewhere unusual and have lots to share about the experience?  Are you artistic or crafty?  Maybe you are eager to discuss a really good book you read? The library is seeking community members to teach or present programs.  Program presenters will be paid.  If you are interested in offering a program, call the library to make an appointment with the director at 315-986-5932.  

***Coming in April: Cranes of Hope

& in May: Entrepreneur Workshop Series & The Friends Spring Book Sale***