Spring is sooner recognized by plants than men. – Chinese Proverb
April will be a busy month at the Library. We will have Ash Grove concert, talks on beekeeping and the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, our Spring Book Sale, a Bus Trip to the Metropolitan Art Museum, and a upcoming historic house tour with the Zonta Club in May. We will also be holding our regular activities; early literacy children’s programs, Havana Book Club, Storytelling Circle, and our art open sketch and watercolors.
We have expanded our hours: Saturday and Sunday 8-12, Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and closed on Mondays. We also have new volunteers and staff. I am very happy to be back from a three week absence from a bad fall on ice, and I am looking forward to seeing you all. ~ Roxanne
Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 with “Song and Story”. This month laugh and learn about nature’s favorite way to recycle! Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her little blue ukulele.
The Montour Falls Library will start our 1st Friday music series at 6:00 with Ash Grove. Featuring Lauren Benesh and Rick Biesanz performing Irish folk, classical and improvised music on harp, flute, dulcimer, and other instruments. We will be requesting a small donation at the door for the musicians and the Library.
April 8 :
“In the Finger Lakes” talk this month at the Montour Falls Library will focus on the basics of Bee Keeping with Peter Loring Borst, Vice President of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club. The talk will begin at 7 pm.
The Havana Book Club will met at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is Khaled Husseni, his latest work is ‘And the Mountains Echoed’. He also has written ‘Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. Reader’s are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.
The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers. The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.
April 16, 17, 18 & 19th:
The Montour Falls Library will hold our Annual Spring Book Sale at St. Paul’s Parish House on Genesee Street. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be a large selection of early 1900′s books, children’s, large print, general fiction, and non-fiction.
Local history at the Montour Falls Library with local historian Gary Emerson at 7 pm.
It was one of the biggest military operations of the American Revolution, yet the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 often gets little notice in histories about the war. Sullivan’s march of destruction, in response to Tory and Indian attacks upon the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and the Cherry Valley in New York, destroyed nearly 40 Iroquois villages as well as thousands of bushels of food. Many of the locations along the march were destroyed , including Newtown and Catharinestown. The talk will cover the causes and hardships of the march, along with the consequences for the Native Americans who desperately tried to defend their homeland against overwhelming odds.
The Library will be having a trip to the Metropolitan Museum on April 27, as a fundraiser to support the Library and promote art and education. We will be leaving Montour Falls at 5:30 am and returning from the Met at 6 pm. Cost is $100 – sign up @ the library!
Every Monday and Wednesday:
The Montour Falls Memorial Library’s Historic Resource Room is open for research from 9 to 12 am or by appointment. For more information, please call Carol Fagan at 594-2062.
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.
“Open Sketch” at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by John Hunt, a local self taught artist. This is open to all ages and levels and starts at 3pm every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338
“Open Watercolors” group meet at 1 pm at the Montour Falls Library. Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill
Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 535-7461
“Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 am. A program designed for newborns and older, including music, stories and sharing of information and resources for new parents.
“Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 am. This program is open to all. We encourage older and younger siblings to choose books to have read to them, and to read to each other.