February 2019 Events

Fri. 2/1:  Keva Plank Time!  2 pm Enjoy playing with our large collection of Keva Planks at the Activity Table in the Children’s Area of the library.  All ages welcome to have fun!

Sat. 2/2: Spring Into Sewing with Julia (age 13 and up)  2 pm: Sew aprons with Julia. There will be several options to choose from. Bring your own fabric. A minimum of 2 yards is recommended. Cotton is also recommended because it is easily washed. The library will supply the thread, sewing machines and instruction.

Mon. 2/4: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 2/4: 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. 2/4: Macedon Senior Luncheon NOON

Mon. 2/4: The Story of Valentine’s Day 1 pm  Hearts, Cupid, candy, cards, and everything Valentine’s is covered in this presentation that examines the origins and history of the many customs surrounding this holiday. Learn how this romantic holiday came to be and how it developed and changed through the generations. 

Tues. 2/5: 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. 2/6: Medicare Presentation 10:30-12:30 pm Whether you are just turning 65 or new to Medicare, now is a good time to learn about Medicare and how to choose a plan that may meet your needs. Join others to find the answers to such common questions as:

• What’s the difference between Medicare Parts A, B, C and D?

• When can you enroll in a plan?

• How does your current plan compare with a Medicare plan?

• Can you save money with a Medicare plan?

• Could you be eligible for vision, dental, hearing and other benefits?

This educational presentation is offered by qualified benefits advisor, David Pettinelli.

Wed. 2/6: 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. 2/7: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

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

Thurs. 2/7:  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.  

Fri. 2/8: 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 Valentines for the vets at the Veterans Hospital in Canandaigua.  The last hour will be spent eating pizza and hanging out.  Students can earn community service credit if documentation is brought to the program.  Space is limited.  Registration and permission is required by Wednesday, February 6.

 

Sat. 2/9: 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!

Sat. 2/9: Rooting & Planting with the Macedon Garden Club 2 pm  Join members of the Macedon Garden Club and paint a mason jar for a new cutting of a houseplant bound to thrive for years to come.  There is no fee to participate as all supplies donated by the Macedon Garden Club.  Those age 16 and up encouraged to attend.

Mon. 2/11: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 2/11: 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. 2/12: Book Chat with Dawn Russell 1 pm: Read Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams and attend this relaxed book chat with Dawn.  "Lincoln's wartime leadership overshadows his life as a lawyer. But you can't understand one without the other. In this rich and previously unexplored corner of history, the authors take you inside the courtroom to watch Abraham Lincoln - at the height of his powers as a lawyer and on the edge of eternal fame - as he tries a thrilling murder trial to a jury." —Chris DeRose, New York Times bestselling author of The Presidents' War, Congressman Lincoln, and Founding Rivals

Tues. 2/12: 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. 2/13: 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. 2/13: Memory Bracelets 6 pm  Make a bracelet using memory wire and beads.  This bracelet makes a perfect gift as its coil design allows it to be one-size-fits all!

Thurs. 2/14: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

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

Fri. 2/15: Magnetic Tile Time!  2 pm Enjoy playing with colorful, magnetic tiles that can create interesting structures at the Activity Table in the Children’s Area of the library.  All ages welcome to have fun!

Sat. 2/16: Needlework & Niceties 3 pm  Come to the library with your favorite type of needlework. Socialize with others as you enjoy doing your handiwork.

Mon. 2/18: Macedon Senior Luncheon NOON

Mon. 2/18: Mind Control: Fact or Fiction (Teens & Adults) 2 pm  Can the human mind be influenced, guided, persuaded…or even controlled? For decades, movies, television, radio, and books have featured fantastical characters exerting mind control over other people. After performing hypnosis shows and hypnotizing thousands of people across North America for 12 years, a master hypnotist has decided to allow you to step behind the curtain! Join Board-Certified Hypnotist/Magician/Psychic entertainer Cris Johnson as he sifts through the myths and reveals just what is fact and what is fiction in this fascinating presentation.  

Tues. 2/19: Snowball Fight!  2-3 pm  Engage in an indoor snowball fight using soft snowballs.  A fun way to burn off some energy for kids age 5-12 years old.  Please call 315-986-5932 to register.

Weds. 2/20: Scooter Fun!  2-3 pm Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 years will have fun doing a variety of relays and games using the library’s scooters. This will really get kids moving!   Please call 315-986-5932 to register.

Thurs. 2/21: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 2/21: MPL Friends Book Discussion Noon   Call the library for more details or to join.

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

Thurs. 2/21: 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.

Fri. 2/22: Stranger in the Woods Read Aloud & Bird Feeder Craft (age 4-12) 2 pm  Enjoy listening to a story about a snowy mystery in the woods with lots of forest animals.  Then make a bird feeder for the fine, feathered friends living in your backyard.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.  

Sat. 2/23  World Peace & Understanding Day,  Paul Harris and Rotary International  Join Eric Chapman and Jenn Habecker from Pal-Mac Rotary to learn more about why February 23 is such a significant date.  Find out who Paul Harris was and why Rotary exists today and what Pal-Mac Rotary does both locally and globally.  This program is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered why there is a Rotary Club in communities across the USA and the world.  Participants can enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate 114 years of Rotary, too!  

Mon. 2/25: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Mon. 2/25: 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 2/25: Library Board Meeting 6:30 pm   Public welcome to attend.

Tues. 2/26: 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.

Wed. 2/27: 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.

Thurs. 2/28: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

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

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.  

FLCC TECH TRAINING: MICROSOFT EXCEL 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 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.  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 5 weeks beginning on March 20).