JANUARY 2020 EVENTS

Wed. 1/1:  Happy New Year!  The library will be closed all day on New Year’s Day.

Thurs. 1/2: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class targeted at those age 55 and up, however all ages welcome to drop-in to this free exercise class. Promotes strength flexibility and better balance.

Thurs. 1/2: Mahjong 2-5 pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 1/2: Hooks ‘n Books 6 pm  Drop in and work on a crochet project to benefit the community or work on your own project.  People with a variety of skill levels welcome to attend and this could be a great way to get some helpful tips if you are a novice.  

Sat. 1/4: Defensive Driving (Insurance & Point Reduction) Course with John Sargent  10-4:30 pm

Instructor John Sargent will lead the Point & Insura1225nce Reduction Program (PIRP), approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It has met strict standards for the safe driving information presented and program effectiveness.

Those who participate will:

1.Refresh their driving knowledge with a review of time-tested safe driving tips and an overview of today's vehicle and traffic laws.

2. Possibly be eligible to reduce as many as 4 points on their driving record. The DMV computer will automatically note a participant's eligibility to receive the reduction.

3. Receive a minimum 10% reduction in the base rate of your automobile and motorcycle liability and collision insurance premiums each year for three years.

The course will take six hours to complete. There is a $25 fee to take the course payable the day of the course. Lunch will not be provided the day of the course, but there will be a thirty minute break given for people to either eat a bag lunch they have brought or to leave to eat elsewhere.

This course may be repeated every 36 months to maintain insurance reduction benefits. This course is not the course candidates must take to be eligible to take the NYS licensing examination. This course is aimed at adults who already possess a NYS license and are interested in becoming safer drivers with a lowered insurance rate.

This class will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register. A maximum of 35 participants will be permitted to attend the class.

Mon. 1/6: 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. 1/6: Macedon Senior Luncheon NOON  

Tues. 1/7: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Tues. 1/7: 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. 1/8: Kid Time @ the Library 3 pm  Watch a family friendly movie or choose to do a different activity such as a craft, building with Keva Planks or making something with Little Bits. Kids can choose what to engage in.  As always, public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome.

Thurs. 1/9: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 1/9: Mahjong 2-5 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 1/9: Hooks ‘n Books 6 pm  Drop in and work on a crochet project to benefit the community or work on your own project.  People with a variety of skill levels welcome to attend and this could be a great way to get some helpful tips if you are a novice.  

Fri. 1/10: Make a Wooden Foxy Cross Stitch Key Chain 3:00 pm   Teens and adults can crossstitch a cute, wooden key ring holder that will be a fun and unique way to keep keys safe and sound.  Supplies are limited for the class; Registration is required.  A materials fee of $1 will apply.

Sat. 1/11:  Puppy Tales 2 pm  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.

Mon. 1/13:  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. 1/13:  Snapshot Society 2 pm: Join award-winning amateur photographer, Marshall Handfield to learn about basic photography techniques and tips.  Bring in your pictures to share with the group.  All skill levels welcome, including those who use their smartphones to take pictures.

Tues. 1/14: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

NEW DAY Tues. 1/14: Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion  Noon

NEW DAY Tues. 1/14:  Meeting of Friends of Macedon Public Library 1 pm   New members always welcome to join in this group whose mission is to help support the library through fundraising activities such as the spring and fall book sales.

Tues. 1/14: How to Age in Place 3 pm  It’s never too early to think about “aging in place.”  Now is the time to take some basic and critical steps to promote “aging in place.” Don’t let a crisis dictate an unplanned and/or undesired move to a nursing home.

Attend an informational session on steps to take now to remain in the residence of choice when an unexpected illness, fall, or challenge occurs.  Learn about simple home modifications, considerations, and area supports.  Hear about documents that need to be reviewed and updated every few years, especially if a dementia diagnosis is given.  Learn about costs of nursing home care vs. aging in place and the realities of Medicaid if long term nursing home care is needed.  Finally, learn how care managers can be key to helping preserve quality of life, planning ways to help  free family members from being responsible for day to day needs, and for being a knowledgeable voice to aid in advocating  for needs among medical providers, insurance representatives, and other community organizations.

Planning ahead is hard because it not possible to  predict exactly WHEN or HOW needs might change.  However, it’s possible to be well-prepared so that when a change occurs, the chances of being able to stay at home with supports is greatly strengthened.  

Tues. 1/14: 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. 1/15: Kid Time @ the Library 3 pm   Watch a family friendly movie or choose to do a different activity such as a craft, building with Keva Planks or making something with Little Bits. Kids can choose what to engage in.  As always, public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome

Thurss. 1/16: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 1/16: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Thurs. 1/16: Hooks ‘n Books 6 pm  Drop in and work on a crochet project to benefit the community or work on your own project.  People with a variety of skill levels welcome to attend and this could be a great way to get some helpful tips if you are a novice.  

Thurs. 1/16: Crafty Capers 6 pm  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Fri. 1/17: TEEN LOUNGE 3-5 pm   Hang out.  Drink cocoa. Make paper snowflakes out of pretty paper.     Participants required to be 13 or older to attend.

Mon. 1/20 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. 1/20:  Macedon Senior Luncheon  Noon

Tues. 1/21 Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Tues. 1/21: 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. 1/22: Kid Time @ the Library 3 pm   Watch a family friendly movie or choose to do a different activity such as a craft, building with Keva Planks or making something with Little Bits. Kids can choose what to engage in.  As always, public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome

Thurs. 1/23: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 1/23: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 1/16: Hooks ‘n Books 6 pm  Drop in and work on a crochet project to benefit the community or work on your own project.  People with a variety of skill levels welcome to attend and this could be a great way to get some helpful tips if you are a novice.  

Thurs. 1/23: 6 pm Crafty Capers  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Thurs. 1/25: Glass Workshop with Randy Kennard  Attend this workshop and make your very own glass window hanger.  All materials and instruction supplied at no cost thanks to a grant from Friends of Macedon Public Library.  Registration is required, space in this workshop is limited.

Mon. 1/27: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm  The public is welcome to attend.

Tues. 1/28: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Wed. 1/29: Kid Time @ the Library 3 pm   Watch a family friendly movie or choose to do a different activity such as a craft, building with Keva Planks or making something with Little Bits. Kids can choose what to engage in.  As always, public and homeschooled children in grades 3-5 welcome

Thurs. 1/30: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 1/30: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 1/30: Hooks ‘n Books 6 pm  Drop in and work on a crochet project to benefit the community or work on your own project.  People with a variety of skill levels welcome to attend and this could be a great way to get some helpful tips if you are a novice.  

Thurs. 1/30: Crafty Capers 6 pm   Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.