FRIDAY January 2nd @ 6:00 pm

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A NEW YEAR’S GIFT (First Friday Music Series)

Sponsored by The Montour Falls Memorial Library – Meet the artists at a reception following the concert at the Library next door

Inspired by the ancient custom of gift-giving to mark the new year, Duo Mignarda will present a special program of music of the British Isles from circa 1580 – 1680. With the music of John Dowland as the centerpiece, the program will feature forward-looking English songs and lute music from historical sources, probing the perfect marriage of poetry and music – with texts both light and dark – from the Golden Age of English lute songs. Duo Mignarda will perform music by John Dowland, John Danyel, Thomas Campion, Thomas Morley, Robert Jones and others, with early Scottish music and a smattering of traditional ballads and dance tunes.

Donation $15.00

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December 2014

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

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December 2:

The Montour Falls Library will be hosting a meeting for parents who are home-schooling or are considering this path to share information and resources with each other at 5:00.

December 4:

There will be an organizational meeting for Solar Schuyler at the Montour Falls Library at 6:00. If you would like more information, please call 607-342-2664.

December 5:

The Montour Falls Library’s First Friday Music Series will be featuring Tim Ball & Sophie Orzechowski at 6:00. Tim and Sophie play traditional dance music from New England and New York mixed with tunes from Ireland, Quebec, Sweden, and France. Switching between fiddles, guitar, piano, and accordion, their music is in turns, lively, earnest, evocative, and brings the best out of the living tradition. A donation of $5.00 is suggested for the benefit of the musicians and the library.

December 17:

At 6:00 the Montour Falls Library will be hosting organizational meeting for our new Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. All are welcome. Please bring a list of books you would like to suggest.

Ongoing

Monday and Wednesdays:

The Montour Falls Memorial Library’s Historic Resource Room is open for research from 9:00 to 12:00 or by appointment. For more information, please call Carol Fagan at 594-2062. Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

Tuesdays:

“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 3:00 every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338

Thursdays:

“Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents. Fridays:

“Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. 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.

The Library will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, and 31. We hope peace will be with you for the holidays.

The Yule Cat (Icelandic: Jólakötturinn or Jólaköttur) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmastime and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.  The threat of being eaten by the Yule Cat was used by farmers as an incentive for their workers to finish processing the autumn wool before Christmas. The ones who took part in the work would be rewarded with new clothes, but those who did not get nothing and thus would be preyed upon by the monstrous cat. (image by Hugleikur Dagsson)
The Yule Cat (Icelandic: Jólakötturinn or Jólaköttur) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmastime and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve. The threat of being eaten by the Yule Cat was used by farmers as an incentive for their workers to finish processing the autumn wool before Christmas. The ones who took part in the work would be rewarded with new clothes, but those who did not get nothing and thus would be preyed upon by the monstrous cat. (image by Hugleikur Dagsson)
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November 2014

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. -Cicero

November 7:

The Montour Falls Memorial Library will be hosting Lisa Fenwick on its 1st Friday Music series on November 7th at 6:00. Lisa Fenwick is a harpist, who plays a wide variety of Celtic, classical and popular music. She performs on both pedal and Celtic lever harp. Originally trained as a flutist, Lisa began to study Celtic harp after college followed by intensive study of the pedal harp. She performs in recitals and for and private parties throughout the Fingerlakes. Recent performances include solo recitals for Willard Chapel in Auburn, Cortland Music Festival, Tioga County Council on the Arts, Tully, Hornell, Canisteo and Howard Libraries. Lisa often performs with her sons in a violin, harp and cello trio. Lisa teaches private harp lessons to students of all ages.
We are suggesting a donation of $5.00 at the door to benefit both the musician and the library. The 1st Friday Music series runs October through May at the Library. http://www.lightlink.com/lisaharp

AHANovember 11:

The Montour Falls Library’s Early Literacy Program will be offering an Infant and Child CPR class at 5PM with Kathie Holter as the instructor. This American Heart Association course is for new parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant and Child CPR and choking skills but does not need a course completion card. Please call 607-535-7489 for more information. There is no fee for this program and space is limited.

November 12:

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is Philipp Meyer, who wrote The Son, American Rust, and a number of short stories. Feel free to read any work by the author and join us for the discussion.

November 13:

The Watkins Glen High School Rock Club will have an ‘Open Mic’ performance at 6 pm in the library. All are welcome.

November 14:

The Montour Falls Library’s Early Literacy Program will be hosting the Science & Discovery Center of Corning’s presentation: “The Five Senses” during its 10:30 preschool program.

img-thingNovember 19:

At 6 the Montour Falls Library will be hosting another organizational meeting for our new Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. All are welcome. Please bring a list of books you would like to suggest.

November 20:

The Storytelling Circle group is meeting at 6 at the library. Call 607-535-7489 for more information.

Ongoing

Monday and Wednesdays:

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. Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

Tuesdays:

“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 3:00 every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338 Thursdays:

Thursdays:

“Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents. Fridays:

Fridays:

“Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. 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.

Please note: The Library will be closed Wednesday the 26th, Thanksgiving Thursday the 27th, and Friday the 28th. It will be open the following weekend from 8 to 12 on both days.

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Imaginative playgrounds by Monstrum (click picture to see more)

 

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October 2014

CANCELED! Due to a blunder at the bus company, the Museums of Manhattan bus trip is canceled. We are terribly, TERRIBLY sorry.

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Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.  – Jim Bishop

October 1:
The Montour Falls Library will have a special guest for our Storytelling Circle at 6:00.
Lee-Ellen Marvin has been creating stories since 1977, when she worked as a producer for the NPR show, ”The Spider’s Web”. She went on to study storytelling by acquiring a master’s and PHD in Folklore and telling stories to children and adults. Lee-Ellen will introduce her storytelling game, ”Story Shifters”, which challenges players to adapt simple fables into modern and twisted tales.

October 3:
The Montour Falls Library’s First Friday Music Series will be featuring the “Maplewood Jazz Team” at 6:00.  The Maplewood Jazz Team is a wonderful quartet, that plays swinging jazz standards and soothing bossa novas. A small donation of $5.00 is suggested for the benefit of the musicians and the library.

October 4:
The Montour Falls Library will be hosting an Open House from 12 to 4 at the Montour Falls Harvest Festival. There will be ongoing stories in the Children’s Room, a new Civil War Exhibit, and at 12:00 the Watkins Glen High School Rock Club will have an ‘Open Mic’ performance on the side porch. We will also have raffle tickets available for our Bed and Breakfast Raffle and a replica Civil War Soldiers Relief Quilt. Information will be available on our next bus trip to the Natural History Museum in NYC.

October 8:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author is Alice Hoffman, who authored the following books: The Dove Keepers; The Museum of Extraordinary Things; The Red Garden; The Third Angel; Blue Diary; Survival Lessons; and Green Angel. Feel free to read any book by the author and join us for the discussion.

AstroBoyRayGunOctober 15:
At 6 the Montour Falls Library will be hosting an organizational meeting for our new Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. All are welcome. Please bring a list of books you would like to suggest.

October 26:
Bus Trip to New York City: “Museums of Manhattan.” The charter bus will be leaving the Montour Falls Library at 5:30 am and dropping everyone off at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The bus will be leaving from the drop off point at 6:00 pm in the evening. (You can choose an alternate destination, besides the museum at the drop-off point, just make sure you are back in time for the bus’s departure)

Ongoing

Monday and Wednesdays:
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.

Tuesdays:
10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

Tuesdays:
“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 3:00 every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338

Thursdays:
“Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information and resources for parents.

Fridays:
“Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. 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.

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September 2014

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullen Bryant

book saleSeptember 5:
The Montour Falls Library will not host 1st Friday this month due to two family weddings. We will be back on October 3rd with our 1st Friday music series at 6:00. October 3rd will feature Lisa Fernandez and the Maplewood Jazz Team, a wonderful quartet that plays your favorite swingin’ jazz standards along with soothing bossa novas. We will be requesting a small donation at the door for the musicians and the library.

September 10:
The Havana Book Club will  meet at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is T.C. Boyle, who authored the following books: Water Music, The Women, Tortilla Curtain, East is East, and more recently San Migel.  Readers are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.

September 18:
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.

September 17,18,19,20:
The Montour Falls Library Fall Book Sale will be held at the St. Paul’s Parish House Wednesday through Saturday 10-4.  There will be a large selection children’s, adult, and juvenile fiction, as well as cook books and other non-fiction.  Also at the Sale will be Library Book Totes, raffle tickets for the Library Bed and Breakfast Raffle (featuring the Cook Mansion and the Fontaineblea Inn), and information on the next library bus trip, “Museums of Manhattan.”

September 27:
The next and final history walk of the season! Through Montour Falls and along the Catharine Valley Trail.  The walk begins at 9:00 on the Montour Falls Library front porch and will be lead by local historian, Gary Emerson.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Havana and the Chemung Canal!

Ongoing:

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.

Every Tuesday:
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

Every Tuesday:
“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 546-233

Every Thursday:
“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.

Every Friday:
“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.

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August 2014

The wise man reads both books and life itself. ~Lin Yutang

August 1:
The Montour Falls Library First Friday Music Series will feature “The Broadwell Brothers” at 6:00.  They are known for their “Old-Time” stringed instrument performances featuring the banjo and the guitar. A donation of $5.00 is suggested for the benefit of the musicians and the library.

Every Friday in August:
The Montour Falls Library will be at 10:30 for our summer program called “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park.  Please water bottles and favorite books to share and read with others.

August 7:
“The Magical Realm” book club for children ages 9 to 12 will be meeting at the Montour Falls Library at 9:00.  The book selection for this month is “Enter the Earth” by local author Lee Welles.

August 13:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author is Lisa See, author of the following books: On Gold Mountain, Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls. Feel free to read any book by the author and join us for the discussion.

August 16:
Join local historian Gary Emerson in front of the Montour Falls Library at 9:00 for the History Walk through the village of Montour Falls and along the Catharine Valley Trail. Gary will talk about historic Havana and the Chemung Canal. Questions are welcome.

August 21:
The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6:00 with “And 2 Make 3 Storytellers.”  The theme for this month is “Hope.”  Take a memory and craft a story.

August 28:
The Young Adult Book Club for children 12 and older will be meeting at the Montour Falls Library at 4:30. The book selection for this month is “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini.

Ongoing:

Every Monday and Wednesday:
The Montour Falls Memorial Library’s Historic Resource Room is open for research from 9 to 12 or by appointment. For more information, please call Carol Fagnan at 594-2062.

Every Tuesday:
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays:
 A new group called the “The Library Stitchers” hand sewing club will be meeting at the Montour Falls Library at 12:30.  For more information 535-4987.

Every Tuesday:
“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 3:00. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338

Every Thursday:
“Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information / resources for parents.

Every Friday:
“Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30. 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.

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Montreal-based studio Moment Factory has transformed Quebec’s Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook into ‘Foresta Lumina,’ an illuminated nocturnal trail through the enchanted forest… (click picture for more photos)
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July 2014

July 4:

The library is closed for Independence Day.

July 9:

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author is Philippa Gregory, who authored the following books: The Changeling, Earthly Joys, A Respectable Trade, Fallen Skies, The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Wise Woman. Feel free to read any book by the author and join us for the discussion!

July 17:

The Montour Falls Library’s new book club for children ages 9 to 12 years of age called “The Magical Realm” will be meeting at 9:00.  The book selection for the July 24 meeting is called Enter the Earth by Lee Welles.

July 17th:

The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6:00 with “And 2 Make 3 Storytellers.”  The theme for this month is “A Story of Friendship.”  All are welcome to share a story.

July 19th:

Join local historian Gary Emerson in front of the library at 9:00 at the Montour Falls Library for the History Walk through Montour Falls and along the Catharine Valley Trail. Questions are welcome.

July 24:

The Montour Falls Library’s Young Adult Book Club for persons ages 12 and older will be meeting at 4:30. The book selection for the July 24th meeting is called Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

July 25:

Join us at 10:30 for our summer program called “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park.  Bring blankets, water bottles and your favorite books to share!

July 27:

The Montour Falls Memorial Library is having a fundraiser by hosting a bus trip to historic Cooperstown, N.Y. The charter bus will be leaving the Montour Falls Library at 7 AM in the morning and will be departing from Cooperstown at 5:30 PM. Cooperstown is the home of the Fenimore Art Museum, featuring the art of Winslow Homer this summer, the Farmer’s Museum, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Brewery Ommegang, and the Cooperstown distillery, and the Baseball Hall of Fame, featuring the exhibit: ”Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend”.   Registration and payment of $80.00 per person is due to the library by July 25In Cooperstown, you can purchase an all-day trolley pass for $2.00 to get around town. For more information, contact the library by phone at 607-535-7489 or visit its website at www.montourfallslibrary.org.

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Ongoing:

Every Monday and Wednesday: The Montour Falls Memorial Library’s Historic Resource Room is open for research from 9 to 12 or by appointment. For more information, please call Carol Fagan at 594-2062. EveryTuesdayTuesday at 10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.

Every Tuesday:

Open Sketch with John Hunt at the Montour Falls Library at 3:00. Open to all ages, please bring your own supplies.

Every ThursdayThursday morning at 10:30 is “Infant Lap Time.” This is a program designed for newborns and up including music, stories, networking, and information / resource sharing for parents.

Every Friday:

Friday morning at 10:30 is “Preschool Story Time.” All children are welcome to participate. Siblings of different ages are encouraged to attend as well

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Summer Programs

SUMMER 2014 MONTOUR FALLS LIBRARY

 

Every Tuesday: Tuesday morning at 10:30 am in the library is Toddler Time. Come share stories and songs!

Every Thursday: Thursday morning at 10:30 am is Infant Lap Time.  This is a program designed for newborns and up including music, stories, networking, and information / resource sharing for parents.

Every Friday:Friday morning at 10:30 am is Preschool Story Time.  All children are welcome to participate. Siblings of different ages are encouraged to attend as well.

Starting Friday June 27th through July and August:

Join us at 10:30 am for our summer children’s program “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park.  Bring a blanket, water bottles and favorite books.  This is open to children of all ages.

 Thursday: June 26th, July 17, August 7:

The Montour Falls Library is beginning a new summer reading group for youth ages 9 to 12 yearsof age called “The Magical Realm.”  We will be meeting at 1:00 pm on the 26th of June and at 9:00 after school is out on the side porch.  The book selections are “Circle of Secrets” by Kimberly Griffiths Little, “Enter the Earth” by Lee Welles, and a third book to be decided by the group.  Check out the following links to watch the first two book trailers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiTQhFXi0uo (Circle of Secrets)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCXXCpYG_Tg (Enter the Earth)

Thursday: June 26, July 24, August 28:

   The Montour Falls Library is beginning a second new summer reading group for young adult readers ages 12 and older, name of the club to be determined.   The book selections are “Graceling,” by Kristin “Cashore” and “Eragon,” by Christopher Paolini. Check out the following links to watch the book trailers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wcob3pzNY (Changeling)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No3w4L7AOeI (Eragon)

COOPERSTOWN BUS TRIP!

MONTOUR FALLS, May 28th — The Montour Falls Memorial Library is having a fundraiser by hosting a bus trip to historic Cooperstown, N.Y. on SUNDAY JULY 27TH. The charter bus will be leaving the Montour Falls Library at 7 AM in the morning and will be departing from Cooperstown at 5:30 PM.

Did you know that Cooperstown has more to offer than “just baseball?”   There are attractions for all sorts of visitors! There is the Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmer’s Museum, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Brewery Ommegang, and the Cooperstown distillery, just to name a few!

Interested? Registration and payment of $80.00 per person is due to the library by Tuesday July 1st, 2014. In order to make this trip happen, we need at least 29 people to sign up. Once arriving at Cooperstown, you can purchase an all-day trolley pass for $2.00 to get around town. For more information, contact the library by phone at 607-535-7489 or visit its website at www.montourfallslibrary.org. The library is located at 406 West Main Street, Montour Falls.

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June 2014

Friday June 6th:

Our First Friday Music Series will be featuring “Yesteryear’s Music” by Bob & Phil at 6pm.  A small donation of $5.00 is suggested for the benefit of the musicians and the library.

Saturday June 7th:

Join local historian Gary Emerson in front of the library at 9 am for the History Walk through the town of Montour Falls. Wear good walking shoes and bring your questions!

Wednesday June 11th:

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author is David Sedaris, who authored the following books, (among many others): Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk; and Holidays on Ice. Feel free to read any book by the author and join us for the discussion!

Thursday June 19th:

The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm with “And 2 Make 3 Storytellers.”  The theme for this month is “A Story of Friendship.”  Write your story and come tell it!

Thursday June 26th:

The Montour Falls Library is beginning a new book club for children ages 9 to 12 years of age called “The Magical Realm” for the months of June, July, and August.  We will be meeting at 9:00 am.  The book selection for the June 26th meeting is called “Circle of Secrets” by Kimberly Griffiths Little.

Friday June 27th:

Join us at 10:30 am for our summer program called “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park.  Bring your favorite books and some to share!

Saturday June 28th:

The Montour Falls Library invites you to join us for “Identify Your Ancestor” Day from 1 pm to 5 pm.  The library has a large collection of un-identified photographs from the 1800’s, the turn of the 20th century, and the first half of the 20th century.  Are any of your ancestors posed in these photos?

Ongoing:

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.
Every Tuesday: Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.
Every Tuesday: “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
Every Wednesday: “Open Watercolors” group meet at 1 pm at the Montour Falls Library. Local artist Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls hosts this group. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 535-7461.
Every Thursday: “Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 am. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information / resources for parents.
Every Friday: “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.

"Thorn Rose" by Errol Le Cain
“Thorn Rose” by Errol Le Cain
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May 2014

“Be like a flower and turn your Face to the sun.”     Kahlil Gibran

May 2:  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.

May 2:  The Montour Falls Library will start our 1st Friday music series at 6:00. Cap and Cady is an old-timey duo complete with a washboard! Cap & Cady will bring you old songs with new heart and energy that is sure to leave you smiling. Stomp your feet to songs learned from the mountains, vintage records, and good friends! With Cap on banjo and guitar, and Cady fiddling and singing.  We will be requesting a small donation at the door for the musicians and the Library.

May 4: The Montour Falls Memorial Library and the Montour Falls / Watkins Zonta Club will be co-hosting the 2014 Self-Guided Spring House Tour from 12 noon until 4:00 pm.  Tickets are available for purchase at the library.  Tickets are $15.00 if purchased before the day of the event, and are $20.00 the day of the event.  A dessert reception will be held at the Montour Falls Library from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

May 13: The “In the Finger Lakes” talk this month at the Montour Falls Library will host Janet McCue.  In her talk, “Hike to Eat:  A Retirement Walk Through the Finger Lakes” she describes her 6 day walk in the summer of 2013 which began at Cornell University on The Cayuga Trail, continued on The Black Diamond Trail from Ithaca to Trumansburg, included part of The Finger Lakes Trail, and then concluded on The Catherine Valley Trail in Pine Valley.  Join Janet McCue as she describes her Finger Lakes Adventure, the hospitality of friends and kindness of strangers along the way, and the challenges, similarities, and differences between her hikes in Europe and her hikes in the Finger Lakes.  The talk will begin at 7 pm.

May 14:  The Havana Book Club will  meet at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is Alice McDermott, who authored the following books, among others: At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, After This, and Someone.  Readers are welcome to choose any of her works listed here or elsewhere and join us for discussion.

May 20:  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.

May 27:  Our final Local History talk until next fall will feature a presentation by a representative of the Susquehanna River Archeological Center at 7 pm at the Montour Falls Library.  A display of archeological tools and genuine Native American artifacts will be among the highlights of the evening.

by John V. Wilhelm
by John V. Wilhelm

 

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