JUNE 2019 EVENTS

Sat. 6/1:  2-4 pm Altered Game Boards  Make a unique item to treasure for years to come while cleaning out all the miscellaneous items in your junk drawer.  Bring in all of those strange little items you dropped in the drawer with a pang of belief that someday there would be a good purpose for them.  This is that day!  Also, bring a game board from a game that has been sitting on a shelf collecting dust rather than being played (Snakes and Ladders or Candy Land make excellent choices if no longer in demand).  

Sue Balding will show you how to alter the game board using some tools, your tchotchis and a bit of creativity.  End up with a really interesting book for memorabilia that is also a conversational piece of art.  

There is no fee to participate in this fun afternoon of creativity, however, please bring:

Teens age 14 and up as well as adults are welcome to attend.  Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.

Mon. 6/3: NOON  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Tues. 6/4: 10:15 am Geri-Fit  An 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.

Weds. 6/5:  6 pm Jewelry Design Time Over the last few years we have made lots of different jewelry pieces and now we have lots of odds and ends left over.  Have fun scouring through the miscellaneous beads and findings and use your own sense of style to create a piece of jewelry.  There is no fee to participate, but registration is required as space is limited to 12 participants.

Thurs. 6/6: 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.

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

Fri. 6/7: 2 pm Movie Matinee Café Enjoy watching a classic movie from a great piece of literature while sitting in a café like atmosphere.  The movie, released in 1974, features Robert Redford.  Coffee or tea and a baked good will be served.  Please call the library to register your attendance: 315-986-5932.

Sat. 6/8: 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.

Mon. 6/10: 2 pm Snapshot Society  Attend this photography group to share your love of photography with others.  This month, local, award-winning photographer, Marshall Handfield will present and discuss his photography experience.

Tues 6/11: 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.

Wed. 6/12: 3:15 pm Make Dad an Origami Father’s Day Card  Children age 7 and up are welcome to come and learn how to make dad an origami card with pizzazz!  The library will supply all the materials and the participants will provide the unique message for the card.  Registration is required.

Thurs 6/13: 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.

Thurs. 6/13: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

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

Fri. 6/14: 2 pm Immortal Cactus for Those with a Brown Thumb and a Crochet Hook   If you are tired of adopting cacti that transform into shriveled up, brown stems, attend this program that will yield a cactus that will never die! Shannon will teach you how to make an Amigarumi Crochet Cactus. There is no charge to attend, but you will need to bring some supplies.

Materials needed:

Green Yarn of your choice (or any color you want your cactus to be).

Brown yarn of your choice

Crochet needle to appropriately match yarn size.

Mini Terra-Cotta Clay Pot (available at Walmart and Lowes)

**Optional: Tiny black buttons, pink blush or eye shadow, small scrap of pink felt and tiny yellow or orange buttons.

*The library will supply the stuffing.

Sat. 6/15: 2 pm Fiddlers of the Genesee: Give Dad the Gift of Music!   Bring dad and grandpa to the library to listen to the Fiddlers of the Genesee play some toe-tapping tunes the whole family will enjoy.  This concert is provided to the community thanks to funding from Friends of Macedon Public Library.

Mon. 6/17-Sat. 6/29:  Summer Reading Registration for ALL Ages  All members of the community can participate in summer reading activities.  This year, the theme is “A Universe of Stories” and programming will relate to outer space.  Kids can read to receive clues that will lead them to a fun prize, while teens and adults will have the chance to win gift baskets loaded with goodies.  There is no fee to

participate as the prizes and programming are funded by the Friends of Macedon Public Library as well as through donations from local businesses.  It’s a great way to help children and teens avoid the dreaded summer slide and for adults to keep sharp all while having a good time in the process.

Mon. 6/17: 5 pm Macedon Senior Dinner

Tues 6/18: 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 6/18: 6 pm Crackle Pendants  Make a stunning pendant to wear or give as a gift.  There will be a fee of $1 to cover the cost of materials for the pendent and included necklace chain.  Teens and adults welcome to register for this class by calling 315-986-5932.

Weds.. 6/19: 3 and 3:45 pm: Blast into Reading!   Pre-school children are welcome to attend either session.  Come and help color a surprise summer reading themed prop.  If one of the session times does not fit your schedule, stop by the Activity Table located just outside the Discovery Room to join in the fun on your own.  We need lots of children to help, so please stop by!

Thurs 6/20 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. 6/20: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion

Thurs. 6/20: 12:45 pm  Meeting of Friends of Macedon Public Library  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.

Thurs. 6/20: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Fri. 6/21: 2 pm Movie Matinee Café Enjoy watching a classic movie from a great piece of literature while sitting in a café like atmosphere.  The movie, released in 1939, features Laurence Olivier.  Coffee or tea and a baked good will be served.  Please call the library to register your attendance: 315-986-5932.

Mon. 6/24 6:30 pm Celtic Music Selections by Kyle Carey  The Friends of Macedon Public Library are funding a Celtic singer popular on both shores of the Atlantic.  Having toured for five years back and forth across the Atlantic many times, Kyle Carey is a unique and innovative artist not to be missed.

Kyle Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion of music includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill, and the traditional music of Ireland, Cape Breton and Scotland. The results are well described by Jeremy Searle of R2 Magazine—‘Kyle Carey is, quite simply, a delight. Drawing from both the American and British folk traditions, her songs, including some very fine originals, are beautifully crafted and performed. She’s assured, confident, charming and irresistible.  

‘US born singer-songwriter Kyle Carey has a pleasing voice, which she wields with deft assuredness and gentle charm. Her music, a hybrid form that she describes as Gaelic Americana, owes its special qualities to Carey’s life-long study of Scottish Gaelic music, language and culture.’ -Songlines Magazine

Mon. 6/24: 6:30 pm Library Board Meeting The public is welcome to attend.

Tues 6/25: 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.

Tues. 6/25: 3 pm  Ice Cream for Aliens!  Bring your children, age 4-8 years of age to the library to hear a space-themed story, build their own plush alien and eat ice cream!  Registration is required as supplies are limited for this program.  Ensure your child has a spot by calling 315-986-5932.

Wed. 6/26  2 pm Out of This World Postcards and Push Pops Children entering an Intermediate School grade (grades 3-5) in September can come and create a postcard or two with an outer space theme.  Postcards can be sent to a family members or friends at a later date in the summer to share a bit about their summer vacation.  This is a fun way to encourage some writing over the summer vacation.  All children who attend will also get to enjoy a frozen push pop, too!

Thurs 6/27: 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.

Thurs. 6/27: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

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

**Fri. 6/28: 2 pm DISASTER TRAINING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS  With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever

that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program

presented by Sergeant Winters teaches teens and adults to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster.

Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies for up to 10 days.  Survival and the quality of life following a disaster will directly depend on the information learned while in this training.

Interested teens, parents, government employees, first responders and those involved with 4-H Club, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America are highly encouraged to attend this free event.  Please call 315-986-5932 to register your individual attendance or your group’s attendance.