September 2: First Friday Concert: Lynn Wiles and Ted Robinette
At 6:00 pm, join us as Lynn Wiles and Ted Robinette present a show of vocal and guitar music ranging from the Mississippi Delta blues to folk and pop, flavored with jazzy finger-style solo guitar works. Ted’s voice is reminiscent of James Taylor, while Lynn’s supporting guitar lines give the music flowing nuance. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.
September 6: Environmental Literature Reading Group
At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Reading Group will meet to discuss The Meadow by James Galvin. In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider’s web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, and the few people who do not possess but are themselves possessed by this terrain. In so doing he reveals an experience that is part of our heritage and mythology. The Meadow evokes a sense of place that can be achieved only by someone who knows it intimately.
September 7: Classics Reading Group
At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz. Crazy Horse, the legendary military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity contributed to his reputation as being strange, fought in many famous battles, including the Little Bighorn, and held out tirelessly against the U.S. government’s efforts to confine the Lakotas to reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877, he surrendered, only to meet a violent death. More than a century later Crazy Horse continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of his people.
September 10: Walk through History
At 9:00 am, meet on the library steps and walk through historic Havana along the Chemung Canal with local historian Gary Emerson.
September 11: All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Montour Moose Lodge. Ticket sales benefit the Montour Falls Library and the Fine Arts Booster Club of OMCS. Tickets are available at the library and through the Fine Arts Club. Adults are $6. Children 5-12 are $4. Children under 5 are free.
September 11: Making Sense of the Civil War
Join local historian Gary Emerson for a 6-part discussion of the Civil War. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Sundays at 1:00 at the Montour Falls Library: September 11: Part 1 of 6; September 18: Part 2 of 6; September 25: Part 3 of 6; October 9: Part 4 of 6; October 30: Part 5 of 6; November 13: Part 6 of 6.
September 13: Yoga for Health
Sue Silhan is an RN and Certified Yoga instructor who believes anyone can practice and benefit from Yoga. Movement of the body with attention to the breath and proper alignment lead to an awareness essential to good health. Classes will be one hour in length and include instruction in yoga poses, breathing, and a time of meditation. Care will be taken to provide safe practice for those who may have physical limitations. Please let Sue know in advance of any physical/medical issues so that she may adapt the practice for you. Please bring a mat and a small blanket to class. A donation to Selah Yoga and Music is needed to attend these classes. email@example.com. (607) 703-0010. Tuesdays at 8:00 AM: 9/13; 9/20; 9/27; 10/4; 10/11 at the Montour Falls Library.
September 13: Storytelling Circle
At 6:00 pm, the Storytelling Circle will meet, led by And Two Makes Three storytellers. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share! The topic will be ‘August.’
September 14: Havana Book Club
At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner. The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island’s lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody’s three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman.
September 20: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club
At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. Jake lives at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. There are five million acres of the Smokehill wilderness, and the endangered dragons rarely show themselves. Jake’s never seen one except at a distance. But then, on his first overnight solo in the park, he meets a dragon – and she is dying. More than that, she has just given birth, and one of the babies is still alive.
September 21: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers
At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss Ash by Malinda Lo. Ash is in some ways a retelling of the Cinderella story, but it’s also a commentary upon enchantments. Will Ash succumb to the allure of the mysterious stranger? What does her late mother’s involvement in the old ways of magic have to do with her current situation? And will she be doomed to spend eternity away from the one she truly loves? Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
September 23: Song and Dance
At 10:30 am, Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.
September 23: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club
At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Feel the heat, fear, and uncertainty as you walk with 11-year-old Salva, who, in 1985, is fleeing his homeland of Southern Sudan. Linda Sue Park has crafted a gripping story of a ‘Lost Boy,’ all the more remarkable because it is based on a true story. Intertwined with Salva’s story is that of 11-year-old Nya, from a rival tribe in Southern Sudan. This ‘long walk’ will take readers into a troubled country, but a country still filled with hope due to people like Salva. This is a book for the reader who wants to look behind the headlines.
September 28: Library Board Meeting
At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.
The library is closed on Mondays.
10:30 is “Toddler Story Time.” We welcome all ages to come share in storytelling.
9:00 is “Baby Cafe” at the Montour Falls Library. Baby Café is a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from specifically-trained staff and to share experiences with other moms.
10:30 is “Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents.
Every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, there will be a farmers market on the green at 300 West Main Street in Montour Falls. It will be an agriculture-based market, providing our community with healthy, fresh, local, and affordable food. Local farmers will offer vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses. Food trucks will provide hot meals and treats. Entertainment, including live music and story time for the children, will be scheduled. www.montourfallsfarmersmarket.com
10:30 is “Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library. 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.