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December  2017 Events

This holiday season, consider making a donation of a non-perishable food item to the library.  The library will see that it is given to the food pantry so all families can enjoy a meal this Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Donations accepted: November 1 through December 29.  

This year, Macedon Public Library has set up a giving tree.  This tree has lots of pictures of books the library would like to purchase for the collection.  Patrons who might like to purchase a book to honor a friend or family member can simply choose the book they would like to purchase and bring it to the circulation desk.  A form will be filled in and the library will contact the friend or relative to let them know a book has been purchased in their honor and to let them know they will have the first chance to read the book once it is ready to be borrowed!  By purchasing a book, you help the library and put a smile on the face of someone special.  We hope you like this new idea!

Sat. 12/2: 2:30 pm Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Concert  Enjoy a variety of holiday tunes played by this renowned ensemble from Eastman Community Music School and under the direction of  Mitze Collins and Linda Sniedze Taggart.  There is no charge to attend.  All are welcome to attend.

Mon. 12/4:  Noon  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Tues. 12/5: 6 pm Gift Card Holder  Learn how to make a gift card holder with Hershey’s Kisses inside and add a special touch to your holiday gift giving.  Participants will use supplied cardstock, glue, ink and stamps to create the snazzy holder.  A fee of $2 will apply for each card holder created.  Registration is required.   Please call 315-986-5932 to register.

Tues. 12/6: 1 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 those new to the craft.

Weds. 12/6: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Thurs. 12/7: 2 pm: Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 12/7: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Thurs. 12/7: 6 pm: Crafty Capers  Linda Selbert will teach you how to paint a heartwarming snowman on canvas for yourself or to give as a gift.  Registration is required.  There is a fee of $10 for supplies.   Call 986-5932 to reserve a spot in this popular class.

Fri. 12/8: 3-5 pm:  Drop-In and Sew Your Own Christmas Tree Ornaments  Teens age 13 and up can stop by the library to use fabrics and batting supplied by the library to make their own Christmas tree decorations.  Interested adults may want to join in the fun, too.  Participants are welcome to bring fabrics of the own to use if they prefer.  There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.  Call 315-986-5932 to register.

Sat. 12/9: 11 am Community Christmas Concert  In November, fifteen people registered to participate in a songwriting workshop series offered at the library.  Nancy and John Bryan guided people of all ages in the creation of two original Christmas songs.  These songs will be performed, as well as several other popular Christmas tunes.  This is a free concert for all ages to enjoy made possible thanks to grant funding from the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation.

Sat. 12/9: 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. 12/9: 2 pm  Alternative Sundays: A Celtic Christmas Concert  Back by popular demand, the Celtic inspired band, Alternative Sundays, will play a variety of holiday-themed tunes with an Irish flair.  There is no fee to attend this concert.  All ages welcome to attend.

Mon. 12/11:  3:30 pm   Christmas Cookie Exchange  Exchange your own homemade Christmas cookies with others and end up with lots of different kinds of cookies on your cookie platter this holiday season!  The exchange is limited to 10 people willing to bake five dozen cookies to trade.  Please call 315-986-5932 to register and let the library know what kind of cookie you will bake.  Stop by or visit the library’s website to read the complete listing of rules.

Tues. 12/12: 6 pm  Pearl & Rhinestone Necklace  Design an elegant necklace to adorn yourself or give as a gift.  Merilee will guide participants and provide all of the necessary supplies and tools  There is a materials fee of $4. Class size is limited to fifteen students.  Call 315-986-5932 to reserve your spot in this class.

Weds. 12/13: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Thurs. 12/14:  3:30  pm  How the Grinch Stole Christmas  Hear the classic tale read aloud.  Meet Grinch and enjoy eating cookies and milk.  Call 315-986-5932 to register for this special storytime event.

Thurs. 12/14: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Fri. 12/15: 5-10 pm: Teen Lock-In  Have fun in the library after-hours with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing games, bashing B-movies, making munchies or just talking about stuff.  Must have reliable transportation home at 10 pm.  

Sat. 12/16: 2 pm  Christmas Magic with Cris Johnson  Children and adults will enjoy this holiday-themed show.  Cris will make beautiful Christmas lights appear from thin air, draw a Christmas elf that comes to life, and whip up an indoor “snowstorm.”  There is no fee to attend and all ages are welcome.

Sat. 12/16: 3 pm  Needlework & Niceties  Join this informal group and do your favorite needle craft in good company.

Sat. 12/16:  3 pm  Kitty Tales  Children of all ages are invited to read to a fluffy kitty who enjoys hearing a good story read aloud.  

Mon. 12/18:  5 pm   Macedon Senior Dinner

Mon. 12/18: 6:30 pm  Library Board Meeting:  Public always welcome to attend.

Mon. 12/19: 6 pm Christmas-Themed Kahoot! Trivia Game  Have fun while testing your knowledge of holiday trivia.  A small prize will be awarded to the participant scoring the most points.  Registration is required.

Weds. 12/20: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Thurs. 12/21: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion  Call the library for more details about the book to be discussed.

Thurs. 12/21: 1 pm Meeting of the Friends of Macedon Public Library  All members of the community are welcome to attend this meeting.  The Friends work on fun events and projects that support the high number of quality programs offered at the library.

Thurs. 12/21: 2 pm  Mahjong   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 12/21: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

The library will be closed on Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the holidays.

Weds. 12/27: 1-3:30 pm Movie and a Craft  Enjoy a movie about a Jamaican bobsledding team who achieved a miraculous feat!  Make a beaded bracelet for fun, too!  Registration is required, call 315-986-5932 to register.  Age 8-14, please.  Those younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Thurs. 12/28: 2 pm  Mahjong   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels  welcome to participate!

Thurs. 12/28:  6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Fri. 12/29  New Year’s Resolution  Patrons can choose to share their resolution for the new year.  Resolutions will be on display in the library through January 6.  It is hoped that posting resolutions will help people to commit to  goals for the new year.  Also, it may inspire people to set new goals they may not have thought of before when they read the resolutions of other community members.