Montour Falls Farmers Market

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The market has launched!

Every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
May 5 through October
300 West Main Street in Montour Falls

This is 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


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Lynn Wiles and Ted Robinette

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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.

September 2 at 6:00

at the Montour Falls Library.

First Friday Concert Series

We ask a $10 donation to support the musicians and the library.

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September Programs & Events

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

civilwarJoin 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

yogaSue 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.  sue@selahyogaandmusic.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.

 

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Toddler Story Time.” We welcome all ages to come share in storytelling.

Thursdays:

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

Fridays:

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.

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August Programs & Events

August 2: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray. The author grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound travelers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars, stacks of blown-out tires, and primeval jumbles of rusted metal. This memoir tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation — living in the country but not even knowing how to swim — grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that existed before the region was ever called the South.

 

August 3: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens. “Magic, humor, enchantment, and beauty” were among the litany of praise that greeted this collection when it was first published in 1920. Never since has Stephens’ marvelous skill in narrating the great legends of Ireland been equaled. Here is a feast of fantasy for all ages, for the young at heart of every age, accompanied by the superbly evocative illustrations of Arthur Rackham.

 

August 5: First Friday Concert: Michele Gordon and Dennis Winge: Matrix Duo

At 6:00 pm, join us to hear the Matrix Duo, a flute and guitar duo whose specialty is jazz standards. They are versatile with all styles of music, including classical and pop, and they perform in and beyond the Southern Tier. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

August 9: 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 ‘Luck.’

August 10: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar. This novel tells the story of sisters Vanessa and Virginia Stephens, later to become Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Vanessa, an emerging painter, tells their stories in her journal, accompanied by the letters and telegrams of their families, husbands, and the many brilliant artists and painters in their circle. It is a story of art, literature, betrayal, emotional upheaval, and, above all, the many complicated forms love takes. Set against the backdrop of Edwardian England, a time of sweeping social transformations, this novel is a moving portrait of a brilliant family.

August 16: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu. In this collection of award-winning stories, the author covers everything from whimsical fantasy to re-imaginings of Chinese myths to hard science fiction and alternate history, all handled with a deft intelligence, generous characterization, and a real ear for prose. Read in wonder a letter written from a mother to her son, an alien history scratched on the surface of an irradiated planet, myths of origin transforming to keep up with humanity’s phase-shifting, and much, much more.

 

August 17: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Eleanor doesn’t have much going for her. Life with her mom and stepdad is scary, and the kids at her new school have singled her out for torment. Into this reality comes Park, who is just trying to keep his head down and not make waves. With humor and unflinching candor, Rowell propels readers through a story of first love and the courage it takes to keep going when all the odds are against you.

August 20: 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.

August 24: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

August 26: Corning Science Center presents WORMS

wormsAt 10:30 am, join our Preschool Story Time for a presentation from the Corning Science and Discovery Center on worms. Learn about the life cycle of worms, and interact with some live worms. Learn some science, hear some stories. All ages are welcome. This presentation will be in the Farmers Market Pavilion at 300 West Main Street, Montour Falls.

August 26: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by the dangerous dragon Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. This is an irresistible, glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with quiet humor.

 

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park. We welcome all ages to come share in storytelling. (In case of inclement weather, the group will meet in the library instead).

Thursdays:

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

Fridays:

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.

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July Programs & Events

July 1: First Friday Concert: Nancy Learn

At 6:00 pm, Nancy Learn will present Loving, Believing, and Life. Nancy Learn is a local singer/songwriter/pianist. She has written thousands of songs of many genres. Tonight she will perform a variety of originals including “Seneca” and “Crooked Creek,” a historical song about Hammond Dam. She will sing environmental songs and songs about loving, believing, and life. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

July 5: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey. With a combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose, Casey presents a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet. Humans have always felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. Recently, we have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, feel despondent, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums, and call themselves by name. Visit the world of the dolphin, from the sinister to the wondrous.

July 6: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character — lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

 

July 9: 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.

July 12: 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 ‘The Afterlife.’

July 13: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. Kabul, 2007: The Taliban rules the streets. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely leave the house or attend school. Their only hope lies in the ancient Afghan custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a son until she is of marriageable age. As a boy, she has the kind of freedom that was previously unimaginable . . . freedom that will transform her forever.

 

July 19: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works and Vonnegut at his very best.

 

July 20: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss Downsiders by Neal Shusterman. Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside. Every Downsider knows that it’s forbidden to go Topside, and most fear a collision of the two worlds. But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes on above ground, and one day he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister. There he meets Lindsay, who is as curious about Talon’s world as he is about hers. When she finds out that this fantastic world is not all it appears to be, she is determined to tell Talon the truth. Can the truth save the Downside, or will it destroy an entire civilization?

July 22: Song and Dance

At 10:30 am, Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

July 22: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. Chock-full of giants and dwarves, heroes and villains, and all of the wizarding magic we’ve grown to love. When three siblings discover a book with magical properties, all the hardships of their orphaned past are overshadowed by the trials that lie ahead. Each sibling uses his or her unique strengths to overcome great obstacles, including time itself, and finds the courage to save the lives of others. If the ancient prophesy is correct, it is up to them to set things right.

 

July 27: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park. We welcome all ages to come share in storytelling. (In case of inclement weather, the group will meet in the library instead).

Thursdays:

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

Fridays:

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.

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June Programs & Events

June 1: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. This controversial, erotic celebration of life was banned, burned, and the subject of a landmark obscenity trial. It long scandalized society with its sexually explicit descriptions of lovemaking, its bold use of four-letter words that were considered vulgar, and a storyline in which the lovers were of different social stations. The paralyzed and callous Clifford Chatterley is pitted against Constance, his wife, a lonely, indecisive woman trapped in a sterile marriage, and her persuasive lover, Oliver Mellors, the robust and blunt-spoken gamekeeper of her husband’s estate.

June 3: First Friday Concert: Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, Tim Ball

At 6:00 pm, Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz, and Tim Ball will present Rakes in the Ryegrass. The Rakes will bring a Celtic sampler this evening. With nearly 75 strings between them, this trio, playing hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and guitar, will offer numerous musical textures in their presentation of both classic and modern reels, jigs, hornpipes and airs. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

June 7: Blankets and Books featuring Tanglewood Nature Center

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At 10:30, the first Blankets and Books children’s story hour of the season will be at Havana Glen Park. Tanglewood Nature Center will be there with live birds of prey for a special presentation. All ages are welcome.

June 7: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Untamed by Will Harlan. Carol Ruckdeschel wrestles alligators, eats roadkill, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built by hand in an island wilderness. What happens when a dirt-poor naturalist with only a high school diploma becomes an outspoken advocate on a celebrated but divisive island? Untamed is the story of an American original standing her ground and fighting for what she believes in, no matter the cost.

June 8: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin. As recovery from World War II begins, expat American Nora Tours travels from her home in southern France to London in search of her sixteen-year-old daughter. There, she unexpectedly meets up with famous model-turned-photographer Lee Miller. Nora is racked with the fear that her efforts to survive under the Vichy regime may have cost her daughter’s life. Lee suffers from what she witnessed as a war correspondent photographing the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Will Nora’s reunion with Lee give them a chance to forgive past betrayals… and break years of silence to forge a meaningful connection as women who have shared the best and the worst that life can offer?

June 12: New York City Museum Mile Bus Trip

Join the library for a bus trip to New York City. Land in the middle of the city and explore the museums of art and culture. The bus trip is $75 per person. Contact the library soon to reserve a spot.

June 15: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Follow observant wallflower Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

 

June 21: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue. Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her.

 

June 22: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

June 24: Song and Dance

At 10:30 am, Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

June 24: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with his horrible aunt and uncle and their abominable son. Harry’s room is a tiny closet, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when an owl delivers a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry will find unforgettable. For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

10:30 is “Blankets and Books” at Havana Glen Park. We welcome all ages to come share in storytelling. (In case of inclement weather, the group will meet in the library instead).

Thursdays:

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

Fridays:

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.

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May Programs & Events

May 3: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow. Adorable and the size of a corncob, but with knife-sharp talons, Mumble the owl became Windrow’s closest, if at times unpredictable, companion, first in a South London flat and later in the more owl-friendly Sussex countryside. Windrow recalls with wry humor their finer moments as well as the reactions of incredulous neighbors, the awkwardness of buying unskinned rabbit at Harrods Food Hall, and the grievous sense of loss when Mumble nearly escapes.

May 4: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow’s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself.

 

May 6: First Friday Concert: Tom Mank and Sera Smolen

At 6:00 pm, guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Mank and improvising cellist Sera Smolen will perform original modern folk, blues, and improvisation. They will be joined by singer-songwriter Jeannie Burns, singer-songwriter Julie Last, and improvising violinist Eric Aceto. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

May 10: 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 ‘The Elements.’

May 11: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash. The voices that bear witness to the events in Cash’s moving novel are haunting in their telling of a tale of innocent mistakes and evil incarnate in a small North Carolina mountain community. A charismatic preacher has a parish in his thrall. Mysterious goings on, both inside and outside of the shrouded little church, lead to tragedy for young Jess and his mute older brother, Stump.

 

May 13: Song and Story

At 10:30 am, Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. All ages are welcome to attend.

May 15: Philadelphia Museum Mile Bus Trip

Join the library for a bus trip to Philadelphia. The bus drops off on the route of the Philly Phlash Shuttle, which, for $5 or less, takes you to many museums, all day long. The bus trip is $75 per person. Contact the library soon to reserve a spot.

May 17: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein. It is a tale of the rebellion of the Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people–a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic–who become the rebel movement’s leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle.

 

May 18: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. In America’s Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, and he faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it’s worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

 

May 25: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

May 27: Song and Dance

At 10:30 am, Ms. Sarra will lead children of all ages in Song and Dance.

May 27: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. Only true friendship can break an ancient curse. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.

 

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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

Fridays:

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.

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April Programs & Events

April 1: First Friday Concert: Lisa Fenwick and Melissa Collins: Enchantment

At 6:00 pm, Lisa Fenwick and Melissa Collins, both long-time teachers and professional musicians, will present an evening of Celtic music. Together, as the duo Enchantment, they will perform harp duets and flute, harp, and voice. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

April 3: Lincoln and the Civil War

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, join historian Gary Emerson for the last in a four-part discussion of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution through Lincoln’s own words. With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives.

April 5: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. A hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel’s intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

April 6: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow. When Gertie Nevels, a strong and self-reliant matriarch, follows her husband to Detroit from their countryside home in Kentucky, she learns she will have to fight desperately to keep her family together and to preserve their deep-rooted values amidst the turmoil of war and industrialization.

April 8: Song and Story

At 10:30 am, Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. All ages are welcome to attend.

April 12: 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 ‘New Beginnings.’

April 13: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. The authors weave together the stories of two endearing characters — an orphan who grows up to be a decorated World War I hero turned Prohibition revenuer and a bootlegging firecracker of a woman who yearns for her lost child. Add the setting of a town on the brink of destruction by deluge and some unsavory characters looking to profit from calamity, and the reader will be swept away by their story.

 

April 19: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss Among Others by Jo Walton. At once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment. Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle.

April 20: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan. Henry Atherton thinks his life is spinning out of control, but nothing prepares him for the invisible portal in old man Fogarty’s backyard… and the unexpected stranger who comes through it, Pyrgus Malvae, crown prince of the Faerie realm. Henry and Pyrgus come from very different worlds, but it may be up to Henry to save all of Faerie from being conquered by the Nightside, even if it means crossing over to a magical realm where nothing is ever what it seems… and no one can be trusted.

 

April 21, 22, 23, 29, 30: Library Book Sale

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Parish House, 108 Genesee Street, there will be a library book sale with more than a thousand books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. Come and browse! Find that exciting book that you have always wanted or discover a new favorite. Support the library and bring home books for your family.

April 22: Corning Science Center presents ‘The Life Cycle of the Butterfly’

At 10:30 am, Preschool Story Time will feature a presentation by the Corning Science Center on ‘The Life Cycle of the Butterfly.’ All ages are welcome!

April 22: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland’s uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it — until he realizes it’s the only way to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance.

 

April 26: Local History Night: Gary Emerson on Governor David Hill

At 7:00 pm, local historian Gary Emerson will discuss Governor David Hill, labor champion and reformer.

April 27: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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.

Fridays:

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.

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March Programs & Events

March 1: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Cathedral of the Wild by Boyd Varty. The author grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for a ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover.

March 2: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. A pioneer in the genre of science fiction writing, Jules Verne possessed an uncanny ability to imagine — often with startling accuracy — the future possibilities of science. In this classic novel, first published in 1864, the author introduces readers to Otto Lidenbrock, a professor of geology who ventures into a fantastical world within an extinct Icelandic volcano.

 

March 4: First Friday Concert: Marc Berger and Rich DePaolo: RIDE

At 6:00 pm, Marc Berger and Rich DePaolo will perform RIDE, a cinematic Western song cycle. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

March 6: Lincoln and the Civil War

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, join historian Gary Emerson for the first in a four-part discussion of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution through Lincoln’s own words. With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives.

 

March 9: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. In 1942, the city of Paris was overrun by German soldiers looking for Jews. There were some Parisians who wanted to hide the Jews, and some who wanted to turn them in. In the middle was Lucien Bernard, one of the few men capable of assisting either side if he so chose. Lucien was an architect who built secret hiding spaces for Jews in old homes. When something went terribly wrong, Lucien was forced to rethink his dedication and come up with a way to make amends in this powerful and gripping story.

March 11: Song and Story

At 10:30 am, Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. All ages are welcome to attend.

March 13: Lincoln and the Civil War

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, join historian Gary Emerson for the second in a four-part discussion of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution through Lincoln’s own words. With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives.

March 15: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Mitchell takes six completely different storylines, written in six distinct genre styles — from pulp mystery novel to pidgin English-laden sci-fi — set in six completely different time periods ranging from the 1800s South Pacific to far into a post-apocalyptic future, and chops them up and blends them to form one seamless, intricate, awe-inspiring saga of humanity.

March 16: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our young adult book group will meet to discuss I Crawl through It by A. S. King. Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening. So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away… but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.

March 19: Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens in PA

It’s their Orchid Extravaganza; spend the day exploring their world-famous 4-acre conservatory. It’s just right for a cold winter day! Bus tickets cost $100; the bus leaves from the Montour Falls Library at 6:00 AM.

March 20: Lincoln and the Civil War

From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, join historian Gary Emerson for the third in a four-part discussion of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution through Lincoln’s own words. With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives.

March 22: Local History Night: Frank Steber on painter James Hope

At 7:00 pm, longtime local teacher and author Frank Steber will discuss Civil War era painter and Watkins Glen resident James Hope.

March 23: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

 

March 25: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss Holes by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending every day digging holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption.

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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.

Fridays:

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.

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February Programs & Events

February 3: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, our new young adult book group will meet to discuss Alex Crow by Andrew Smith. Skillfully blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, the author chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Ariel’s story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century… and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

February 3: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Greedy, piratical Colonel Pyncheon builds his mansion on ill-gotten ground, setting the stage for generations of suffering. Years later, a country cousin and an enigmatic young boarder attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house in Hawthorne’s evocative blend of mystery and romance, of “lives caught in the common fire of history.”

February 5: First Friday Concert: Rockwood Ferry

At 6:00 pm, Tenzin Chopak, Eric Aceto, and Rich DePaolo of Rockwood Ferry will be playing guitar, bass, and violin. Their music has been described as progressive chamber folk. Eric is known as a virtuoso gypsy jazz violinist, Rich is prominent in genres as diverse as art rock, folk, blues, and a cappella, and Tenzin has rapidly gained recognition for his songwriting, his singing, and his presence and joyful abandon in live performance. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

February 9: 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 ‘New Beginnings.’

February 10: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss Euphoria by Lily King. Loosely based on Margaret Mead’s time in Papua New Guinea, this engaging, insightful novel is about cutting-edge research and revolutionary ideas, but inevitably it is also about the complications within the scholars’ relationships when societal norms are stripped away, and love, greed, jealousy, and control are left unfettered. Artfully narrated, King’s novel offers a unique view into these rich and complicated characters.

February 12: Song and Story

At 10:30 am, Lisa Fernandez, local musician and founder of Compost Theatre, will be bringing her blue ukulele for an hour of silly songs. All ages are welcome to attend.

February 16: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. His mental and physical struggles to survive are a crash course in botany, mechanics, and the will to endure. This taut, cerebral debut thriller introduces readers to the only kind of alien we have yet to encounter: ourselves.

February 17: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss Walden by Henry David Thoreau. By virtue of its casual, off-handedly brilliant wisdom and the easy splendor of its nature writing, Thoreau’s account of his adventure in self-reliance on the shores of a pond in Massachusetts is one of the signposts by which the modern mind has located itself in an increasingly bewildering world. Deeply sane, invigorating in its awareness of humanity’s place in the moral and natural order, Walden represents the progressive spirit of nineteenth-century America at its eloquent best.

February 23: Local History Night: The Great Benefactor: Charles Cook and Havana

At 7:00 pm, local historian Gary Emerson will give a presentation on Charles Cook, who arrived in Havana (Montour Falls) in 1829 and soon envisioned making it a thriving village. Cook did much to develop the economic fortunes of Havana, as he dreamed of making it the county seat. In his wake, he left a legacy that marks the town to this day.  This presentation will discuss the life of Charles Cook and how he built Schuyler County, along with his adopted village of Havana.

February 24: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

February 26: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jodan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.

 

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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.

Fridays:

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.

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January Programs & Events

January 1: Library Closed

The Montour Falls Library will be closed on this day. There will be no First Friday Concert this month, but in February we have Rockwood Ferry coming. Have a happy new year!

January 6: The Futurists: Next Generation Readers

At 5:00 pm, there will be a meeting to discuss our new young adult book club, which will take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm. This book club will be led by local author Samantha Boyette

January 6: Classics Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Classics Reading Group will meet to discuss “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen, a true account of the author’s life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives; of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom; of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner; of primitive festivals; of big game that were her near neighbors–lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes–and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

January 12: Storytelling Circle

At 6:00 pm, the Storytelling Circle will meet. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share! The topic will be ‘New Beginnings.’

January 13: Havana Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Havana Book Club will meet to discuss “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi. Imagine an America so scraped away by ecological disasters and the brutal struggle to control the water supply that results in a refugee crisis in the Southwest rivaling those that have devastated third world nations. This book moves like a high-octane thriller but includes a wealth of warnings about where America and the world at large may be headed: a dark future where the brutal reality of everyday survival makes people, corporations, and governments do terrible things.

January 19: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss “The Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey. After the first  wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from beings who only look human. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope, but Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

January 20: Environmental Literature Reading Group

At 6:00 pm, the Environmental Literature Book Club will meet to discuss “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald. This is a superbly crafted memoir, incredibly original in its depth and visceral impact. The author swings back and forth between her own desire to train a goshawk and her research of that same need documented by T.H. White. Self-deprecating humor vies with wonder and grief as Macdonald manages to make the reader see, hear, and feel every aspect of this incredible journey. A marvelous read.

January 22: Preschool Story Time, featuring the Corning Science Center

At 10:30 am, children of all ages will come together for a presentation on Magnets by the Corning Science Center. The children love it, the adults love it, we have a great space for it in our bright children’s room, and you should all come and enjoy it!

January 27: Young Dragonettes’ Book Club

At 3:30 pm, the middle school reading group will meet to discuss “The Thief Lord” by Cornelia Funke. Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord. Prosper and Bo relish their new “family” and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys’ freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

January 27: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

January 28: Local History with Jack Rossen

At 7:00 pm, local author, professor, and archeologist Jack Rossen will give a presentation on Chasing the Ghosts of the Old Time New York Archaeologists. Join us this evening for a fascinating talk about the Levanna site, which was excavated by Arthur C. Parker and Harrison C. Follett during the 1920s and 30s, and about the epic controversy and conflicts surrounding the sensational discovery and public display of giant animal effigies there. This was investigated through archives and recent re-excavation of the site.  It is an old-time mystery involving larger-than-life characters who both created and destroyed New York archaeology.

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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.

Fridays:

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.

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December Programs & Events

December 4: First Friday Concert Series: Michael Ludgate and Kristina Mackey: Finnish Fiddle Tunes

Michael Ludgate and Katrina Mackey both come from musical families and they play music from all around the world, including contra and Celtic dance tunes. Between them, they play mandolin, flute, piano, banjo, and fiddle. Join them at 6:00 pm as they perform a set of lively Finnish folk tunes. We ask a $10 donation to support the library and the musicians.

December 8: Storytelling Circle

At 6:00, the Storytelling Circle will meet. Bring a story to share with others, and listen to what they have to share! The topic will be ‘Serendipity.’

December 14: Library Board Meeting

At 6:00 pm, the library trustees will be at the library for their monthly board meeting.

December 15: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

At 6:00 pm, the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club will meet to discuss “Greenglass House” by Kate Milford. This creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during the winter, but on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again! Untangle a web of deepening mysteries about the odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to this rambling old house. Exciting for children, exciting for adults.

December 16: Environmental Literature Reading Group Organizational Meeting

At 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting about our new Environmental Literature Book Club. Join us to discuss this new group, which will meet on the third Wednesday of each month. Call the library at 535-7489 for more information.

December 24, December 25, December 26, and December 31: Library Closed

The library will be closed on these four days. Have happy holidays!

Ongoing:

Mondays:

The library is closed.

Tuesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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.

Fridays:

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.

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