FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS

Mon. 2/3:  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. 2/3: Macedon Senior Luncheon Noon

Mon. 2/3: Memoirs of David Fagen with Rand Darrow 1 pm  Rand will present his one-man play based on the book Turncoat Hero by Phillip W. Hoffman,a story of David Fagen who fought in the Spanish-American War 1898. Fagen was a Buffalo Soldier and member of the

24th Infantry.  He fought in Cuba and the Philippines.

Tues. 2/4: Geri-Fit 10:15 amAn exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength,  flexibility and balance.   Adults of all ages welcome to join.  Please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime.  No registration required, just drop in.

Tues. 2/4: 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. 2/5: Kid Time 3-5 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. 2/6: Geri-Fit 10:15 am   Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Thurs. 2/6: Mahjong 2-5 pm Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 2/6:  Hooks ‘n Books 6-8 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. 2/7: Make a Customized Wooden Valentine 3-5 pm  This year surprise someone you love with a Valentine they can keep and display forever!  Make a wooden Valentine using the library’s laser cutter and engraver.  Come prepared with a short message to engrave.  For more details, stop into the library to see the demonstration Valentine and sign up for an appointment.  For those age 12 up to adult.  There is a materials fee of $3.

Sat. 2/8: Notably Yours 2 pm: Enjoy the musical stylings of a highly acclaimed and award-winning local barbershop quartet.  There is no fee to attend this concert thanks to funding from Friends of the Macedon Public Library.

Sat. 2/8: Puppy Tales 2 pm:  Read to a non-judgmental, furry friend to improve confidence and fluency.  All ages welcome to read a story brought from home or borrowed from the library.

Mon. 2/10: 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. 2/10: 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 2/11: Geri-Fit 10:15 am  Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Thurs. 2/11: Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion Noon

Thurs. 2/11: 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. 2/11: 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. 2/12: Soft Skills Training: Communication Workshop 2 pm  Attend this workshop to learn the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. Also, explore the power of words and participate in exercises that demonstrate the power of words.

This workshop is one of five workshops needed to qualify for a certificate of completion in soft skills training from Finger Lakes Community College.  Space in each workshop session is limited, please call 315-986-5932 to register.

These workshops made possible by a grant supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Wed. 2/12: Kid Time 3-5 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 2/13: Geri-Fit 10:15 am  Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Thurs. 2/13: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Thurs. 2/13: 6 pm Crafty Capers  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Thurs. 2/13:  Hooks ‘n Books 6-8 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. 2/14: Teen Lounge  3-5 pm  Hang out.  Drink cocoa. Be creative in the Idea Factory or just relax and chat with friends. Participants required to be 13 or older to attend.

Mon. 2/17: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 1-5 pm Give the gift of life!

Tues 2/18: 10:15 am  Geri-Fit  Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Tues. 2/18: Lunch & Learn with Sergeant Winters  Noon  Enjoy pizza, pop and cookies thanks to funding from the Friends of Macedon Public Library, while you learn what to do in the event of a natural or man-made disaster situation.  Sergeant Winters, Trainer for the NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps will lead this important training.  All those between the ages of 12 to 112 are invited to attend and learn how to be best prepared in an unexpected emergency situation.  The training is especially helpful for youngsters involved in scouting who are working on badge requirements.  Space in this training is limited.  Space is limited. Please call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance.

Wed. 2/19: Trash to Treasure with Topher Holt 2 pm This family friendly program will teach children how to make percussion instruments from salvaged items commonly found in the family’s  kitchen garbage can.  All items to be recycled will be provided by Topher.

 Kids, and even adults, can choose to make a Brazilian friction drum called a cuica, maracas integral to Caribbean culture, or the gentle rainstick, believed by the indigenous Chilean Mupuche to coax rain from the sky.  Once the items are made and decked out exactly how each young musician desires, Topher will hold a rhythmic jam session that will get the children moving and grooving with their proud creations.  

By joining in the fun, kids will learn about other cultures, have practice keeping a beat while music is being played and discover it really is possible to recycle trash into treasure!  Call the library to register.  There is no fee to participate in this program funded by Friends of Macedon Public Library.  Registration is required.

Wed. 2/19: Deadbolt Mystery Society: The Haunting of Indigo House  5 pm  For all who love the challenge of solving a mystery, this is a program not to be missed.

The ominous shadow of Bleak Lily has clouded the public’s opinions of Indigo House for the past hundred years, turning it into a paranormal hotspot frequented by all manner of supernatural enthusiasts.  A local ghost story rooted in bits of truth, the tale of Bleak Lily is actually the tragic story of Lily Abernethy, one of the estate’s original owners who took to haunting the house after a suspicious and untimely demise.  In the years after Lily’s passing, numerous people have died on the grounds of Indigo House, and although there is never anything to prove that the ghost of Lily Abernethy is to blame, people still whisper that the bloodshed is her handiwork.  The Van Burens bought Indigo House from the Abernethy family around the turn of the 20th century and have done their best to shake off the curse of Bleak Lily.  However, the rumors started up again when the matriarch of the family, Hilda Van Buren, was found dead in her bed.  Was Mrs. Van Buren’s death from natural causes?  Did Bleak Lily claim another casualty?  Or is there something else sinister at work?

Use props and clues to figure out the truth of Bleak Lily while enjoying complimentary pizza provided thanks to Friends of Macedon Public Library.  Space is limited.  Call 315-986-5932 to register.

Thurs 2/20 Geri-Fit  10:15 am  Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Thurs. 2/20 Mahjong 2 pm  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Thurs. 2/20 Who Could I Be? An Author Visit & Career Fair for Kids with Snacks Provided by Wayne County Business Council  3 pm   Join author Maureen “Mo” Piles for a reading of her newest book, Who Could I Be?  The story details points out 47 different career ideas for children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old to chew over.  To complement the book, there will be a variety of local people on hand to talk to children.  We will have a nurse, a doctor, a police officer, a lawyer, a scientist, elected officials, a personal trainer, an illustrator, a vet, a priest, a banker and a fireman.

The Wayne County Business Council has agreed to sponsor healthy snacks for this event. The council hopes it will motivate youngsters to begin considering all of the many career opportunities there are!

Thurs. 2/20:  Hooks ‘n Books 6-8 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. 2/21 Triple Heart Dangle Earrings 3-4 pm  Assemble these earrings and paint using the library’s stock of veneers.  Those interested may inquire about how to create the earrings independently using Vectr.  There is a materials fee of $1.  Registration is required. 

 

Mon. 2/24: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm The public is welcome to attend.  New members are needed.  Inquire at the front desk to find out more about how to become a trustee.

Tues 12/25: 10:15 am Geri-FitAdults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Wed. 2/26: Kid Time 3-5 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.

Wed. 2/26: Soft Skills Training: How to Be a Positive Team Player 6 pm One of five soft skills training workshops needed to qualify for a certificate of completion from FLCC for soft skills training.  In this workshop participants will discover  tools and techniques that support being an effective member of a group able to work with the group toward a defined target. Attendees will also engage in  activities designed to generate sensitivity to culture and gender differences and learn how to remove communication barriers.  

Space in each workshop session is limited, please call 315-986-5932 to register.

These workshops made possible by a grant supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

Thurs 2/27: Geri-Fit 10:15 am  Adults of all ages are welcome to join this exercise class.  The class will benefit all ages and will promote strength, flexibility and balance..  As always, please check with your doctor before engaging in a new exercise regime. No registration required, just drop in.

Thurs. 2/27: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Thurs. 2/27: 6 pm Crafty Capers  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Thurs. 2/27:  Hooks ‘n Books 6-8 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. 2/28: Snowflake Topped Bookmark 3-5 pm  Learn how to use a snowflake generator and Vectr to design your own snowflake topped bookmark.  Materials fee of $1 will apply.  Fee may increase if an extra large design is desired.