MAY 2019 EVENTS

Wed. 5/1:  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. 5/1:  7-9 pm  Entrepreneur Workshop #1 The Entrepreneur Workshop series that has helped several local businesses launch successfully, will be offered again each Wednesday evening in May for a reduced fee of $40. Each of the 5 classes will run from 7 pm until 9 pm and feature presentations from local banking, accounting, insurance, legal and marketing professionals.  These workshops are an ongoing partnership between SCORE and Macedon Public Library and they are partially funded from aid given to the library by former NYS Senator, Michael Nozzolio.

Act quickly to ensure you have a spot in the class.  Pre-registration and payment is required and may be accessed on the SCORE website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg2hf23af20f78f7&llr=zsoktncab

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

Fri. 5/3: 3:30 pm Pop-Up Mother’s Day Card with Lisa Fox  Learn the simple secret of making a pop-up card just in time for Mother's Day! Lisa Fox will share the "how" of the "wow" of a pop-up. Your own message and decorations will make it unique. There is no fee to participate, but please call 315-986-5932 to register your attendance. Children, teens and even adults welcome to join in the fun!

Fri. 5/3: 5-8 pm: Positively Teens:  With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, teens and tweens in grade 6 and up will spend time making something nice for their parents.  They’ll also enjoy munching on pizza and hanging out together.  If time permits, we may also watch a movie or do karaoke.  This will be the final Positively Teen program of the 2018-19 school year.  Space is limited.  Registration and permission is required by Wednesday, May 1.

Sat.  5/4: 2-4 pm  Crochet Caps for Preemies  Join this program instructed by community member Cathy Zollweg who will teach participants how to crochet preemie caps for donation to local hospitals.  Step by step instructions will be provided to learn the basic crochet stitches in order to complete the simplest item.  At the end of the session, at least one cap  is anticipated to be completed.

The skill level for participants can include beginners on up to those experiences with crochet.  For those who are experienced, pre-printed instructions will be available with a variety of crochet stitches.  For beginners,  just two stitches will be used.

Participants are asked to bring the following:

Sat. 5/4: May the Fourth Be With You: Jedi Training  Two sessions- 1:30 and 3:30 pm: These Jedi Training classes mix reality and fantasy, mindfulness and meditation, and seriousness and, of course, lots of fun! Your little Padawans will learn the skills necessary for a Jedi. They will learn to focus and clear their minds, to concentrate and “feel the Force”. They will practice self-regulation and emotional regulation skills and learn how to respond rather than react while having a blast learning basic lightsaber skills and gaining mastery over their bodies. Each child will construct their own lightsaber from household items that they get to keep, too!   Participants are asked to bring their own paper towel tube in; the rest of the materials needed will be provided by the instructor. The class is aimed at age 4-10 years and each child may only participate in one class.  Space is limited to 10 students per class, register as soon as possible to ensure a spot in this very special program!

Mon. 5/6: 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. 5/6: NOON  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Mon. 5/6: 6 pm: Census Presentation for Library Workers:  The 2020 census is right around the corner. Did you know that this census will focus on using the internet to increase response rate? Find out what libraries can do to help bridge the digital divide, identify and reach out to "hard to Count" groups, and more.

Elizabeth A. Burakowski, Deputy Director of Upstate Revitalization, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, will provide the latest update.

This program is cosponsored by the RRLC Library Assistants Group.  Registration through the RRLC website is required: https://rrlc.org/event-details/2020-census-update-what-libraries-can-do-to-help/

Registration for this program is required.

Pizza will be provided.

Tues. 5/7: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Tues. 5/7: 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.

Tues. 5/7: 6-8 pm  Crochet Cocoons and Booties for Preemies  Join this program instructed by community member Cathy Zollweg who will teach participants how to crochet preemie cocoons and booties for donation to local hospitals.  Step by step instructions will be provided to learn the basic crochet stitches in order to complete the simplest item.  At the end of the session, at least one cocoon or pair of booties is anticipated to be completed.

The skill level for participants can include beginners on up to those experienced with crochet.  For those who are experienced, pre-printed instructions will be available with a variety of crochet stitches.  For beginners,  just two stitches will be used.

Participants are asked to bring the following:

Wed. 5/8:  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. 5/8:  6:30 pm Eastman Rochester New Horizons Clarinet Choir The Clarinet Choir is an ensemble in the Eastman School of Music New Horizons program.  It's comprised of about thirty clarinets, whose variety and range encompasses the full range of a piano keyboard. Alan Woy will conduct a concert filled with a variety of musical selections guaranteed appeal to people of all ages who enjoy music. Come and find out the amazing range of music a clarinet choir is able to play beautifully!

Wed. 5/8:  7-9 pm  Entrepreneur Workshop #2 Must have pre-registered and paid to attend.

Thurs. 5/9: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

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

Thurs. 5/9: 6 pm Crafty Capers  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Fri. 5/10 Make a Hand-Dyed Silk Scarf for Mom 3:30 pm  Make a stunning silk scarf mom will enjoy wearing for many years to come.  All ages welcome.  Age 10 and under require an adult to attend with them as the dyes used are permanent.  Supplies are very limited.  Registration is required.  

Sat. 5/11: 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. 5/11:  2 pm  Macedon Garden Club: Tips & Tricks for Improved Seed Germination  Attend this presentation and learn more about how to best propagate seeds for your garden this spring.  Also, find out how to make seed markers with the Glowforge.

Mon. 5/13 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.

Tues. 5/14: 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.

Tues. 5/14: 6-7 pm  Crochet Blankets for Preemies  Join this program instructed by community member Cathy Zollweg who will teach participants how to crochet preemie blankets for donation to local hospitals.  Step by step instructions will be provided to learn the basic crochet stitches in order to complete the simplest item.  By the end of the session, participants will have a good start on a blanket and be competent enough to finish it independently.  Blankets may be brought back to the library to be delivered to local hospitals.

The skill level for participants can include beginners on up to those experienced with crochet.  For those who are experienced, pre-printed instructions will be available with a variety of crochet stitches.  For beginners,  just two stitches will be used.

Participants are asked to bring the following:

Wed. 5/15:  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. 5/15: 6:30 pm: Pajama Storytime  Wear your favorite pajamas for this super fun story time that will feature books read aloud by community member, Phil Klingler! We even invited our reading dogs to join in the fun and your favorite plush friends are all welcome to attend, too!

Wed. 5/15: 7-9 pm Entrepreneur Workshop #3  Must have pre-registered and paid to attend.

Thurs. 5/16-Sat. 5/18:  SUPER BOOK SALE HOSTED BY FRIENDS OF MACEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY Don’t miss out on the best book bargains around!  The Friends of Macedon Public Library have a remarkable selection of fiction and nonfiction books in a wide variety of genres and on topics suited to many interests whether child, teen or adult.  DVDs will also be for sale.  The sale hours are: Thursday, 10 am until 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 1 pm until 5 pm.  The final day will be a bag sale.  All sales support the high quality programming offered at the library.

Thurs. 5/16: 5-6:30 pm:  Discover Classic Literature in the Bullis Room  Start exploring the Bullis Collection with Town Historian, Linda Braun and genealogy clerk, Pat Stevens-Brate.  If you have ever wondered what books are housed behind the giant picture window, stop by and find out what dwells within The Bullis Room.  This month, discover literary classics that are a part of this extensive collection.

Thurs. 5/16: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion

Thurs. 5/16: 1 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. 5/16: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!  

Sat. 5/18: 2 pm Macedon Senior Craft  This month senior residents of Macedon will create birthday cards they can use for family and friends. 

Sat. 5/18: 3 pm Needlework & Niceties Bring your favorite needlework with you to the library and you can sit and stitch in the company of other needlework hobbyists in the library cafe.  Keurig beverages are available.

Mon. 5/20 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. 5/20: Noon  Macedon Senior Dinner

Mon. 5/20: 2-8 pm ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH’S MOBILE MAMMOGRAM CENTER

State-of-the-art breast cancer screenings will be accessible to women throughout our community. The mobile center offers a spacious, comfortable, spa-like atmosphere with 2 private dressing rooms and provides 3D mammography screenings from certified technologists as well as  evaluation of results by board-certified radiologists

To schedule your mammogram call:

585-922-PINK  OR  833-922-PINK (toll free)

Mon. 5/20: 2-8 pm Macedon Ambulance Meet some of the friendly, dedicated members of the Macedon Ambulance.  See the ambulance and get a free blood pressure check.  Bring your children so they can see the ambulance and meet a paramedic so if they should ever need to ride an ambulance, they will not be scared.   If you have old prescriptions cluttering your medicine chest, bring them so they can be disposed of safely and properly.  

Mon. 5/20: 6 pm Physical Therapists Jacob Templar and Stephen Fose Present on What You Need to Know About Lower Back Pain Do you suffer from lower back pain on a fairly continual basis?  Are you wondering what might cause it and how you can help yourself?  If so, attend this free presentation given by two fully certified, Doctors of Physical Therapy and learn more about this common problem.  

Tues. 5/21 Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Tues. 5/21: 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.

Tues. 5/21: Rain Gardens: A How-to for Homeowners 6:30 pm

Come and learn how you can help protect local water quality by planting a rain garden in your yard. Homeowners can disconnect the downspouts on their house and direct the rainwater from their roof to a rain garden where the water soaks into the ground and waters the plants.

What is a rain garden? Simply put, it’s a garden featuring native shrubs, perennials, flowers, and even veggies that is planted in a depression that normally holds water or runoff from gutters, etc. The rain garden soaks up the water and keeps your property from being a muddy mess. A well-made rain garden can remove up to 90 percent of the nutrients or chemicals and sediments from runoff—much more than a lawn. It’s not a wetland or pond, and can be dry at some times. It’s an effective way to dry up areas that become soggy after rainfall, and keep that spot from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

All attendees will receive a free plant, compliments of Wayside Garden Center.

 Wed. 5/22:  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. 5/22: 6 pm Reversing Global Warming: Getting Into Action  Using the New York State Reads book, DRAWDOWN, as a starting point, Macedon Library Director, Stacey Wicksall and freelance writer, Mary Van Keuran will lead a conversation about science-based solutions that can slow down climate change.  We will brainstorm simple changes we can make both individually and as a community to lessen our impact on the environment therefore reversing global warming.  

Together let’s put the GREEN back in Macedon!

Wed. 5/22: 7-9 pm Entrepreneur Workshop #4 Must have pre-registered and paid to attend.

Thurs. 5/23: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Thurs. 5/23: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 5/23: 6 pm Crafty Capers  Make something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift for a small materials fee.  Registration required.

Mon. 5/28: The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tues. 5/29: Geri-Fit  10:15 am An exercise class for those age 55 and up to promote strength and flexibility.

Tues. 5/29: 6:30 pm Library Board Meeting The public is welcome to attend.

Wed. 5/29:  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.  This is the final Movie & Activity session of the 2018-19 school year.

Wed. 5/29: 7-9 pm Final Entrepreneur Workshop Must have pre-registered and paid to attend.

Thurs. 5/30: 1 pm Snapshot Society  Are you an amateur photographer?  Join this group to discuss all things photography and to share your work with others.  

Thurs. 5/30: 2 pm Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Fri. 5/31: Bullet Journaling  Bring a notebook and learn about bullet journaling.  Special bullet journaling notebooks are available at craft stores such as Michaels, but you can use any notebook you like (even an unruled one if you prefer).  Bullet journaling is a fun and creative way to get yourself organized!  

 Summer Reading Registration Launches:

June 17-June 30

A blast for all ages; make sure to sign up for all the fun!