March bus trip annoucement: Longwood Gardens

“Winter is anything but cold, dreary, and snowy in our Gardens.”

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Step inside our warm 4-acre Conservatory. Breathe in fresh air and see how our horticulture expertise shines during Orchid Extravaganza. Discover nearly 5,000 vibrant orchids crafted into exquisite arrangements and forms, including our largest-ever orchid baskets, an oncidium waterfall display, and— back by popular demand—the return of our orchid meadow.

The Montour Falls Memorial Library is sponsoring a bus trip to Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, PA. Registration is $115 per person, due to the library by March 17th. The registration cost includes admission  into the gardens at the group discount rate.

The bus will be leaving the library at 6 am on Saturday, March 28th, arriving at the gardens at approximately 10:30 am. The bus will leave the gardens at 5:30 pm to head back home.  Email any questions to roxanne@montourfallslibrary.org or call the library at 535-7489.

Help support the library and welcome back spring!

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March Calendar 2015

March means spring is close! While we eagerly await the warmer weather, we have a busy month full of events to enjoy – most notably, our trip to Longwood Gardens on the 28th (see the post above this for the information). We hope to see you soon!

March 4

The Montour Falls Library will have a meeting for homeschooling parents to share information and ideas at 9:00.

The Montour Falls Library is forming a new reading group focusing on Classical Literature.  We have chosen to discuss Go Down Moses by William Faulkner. Go Down Moses is a collection of short stories, considered one of Faulkner’s masterpieces. The novel tells the story of the McCaslin family, beginning with the family patriarch and his many descendants, both black and white. It is a noteworthy exploration of race, particularly as it is compounded with miscegenation, and is concerned also with the vanishing wilderness. The classics group is just forming and all input and ideas are welcome. We will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00.

March 6

The library will be hosting the Science and Discovery Center for Preschool Story Time, starting at 10:30. The topic is worms. Walk (or wiggle) your way to this fun presentation!

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The library is pleased to welcome the Lynn Wiles and Angie Beeler duo as our First Friday performers. Wiles and Beeler present the excitement and romance of Bossa Nova, as well as great tunes from The American Songbook. This duo brings to the listener the celebrated harmonies, rhythm, and lyrical melodies of the great standards like How Insensitive, Girl From Impanema, and Agua De Beber.

March 11

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the library to discuss the author Marilynne Robinson. Robinson has written four novels: Housekeeping (1980), Gilead (2004), Home (2008), and Lila (2014), and has many works of nonfiction, including The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998) and Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (2010). For a complete list of her works, click here. We look forward to the discussion!

 

March 17

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library to discuss Anne Rice. Check out her website dedicated to all her literature here. Our collection has many of her novels available: Prince Lestat, The Wolves of Midwinter, The Vampire Chronicles, The Wolf Gift: A Novel, Of Love and Evil, The Songs of the Seraphim, Angel Time, Merrick , Vittorio the vampire, The Vampire Armand, Pandora: New Tales of the Vampires, Taltos, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and Lasher. StarCat also has an extensive collection of Rice’s works available for hold.

March 18

The newly formed Young Readers Group will hold an informational meeting at 3:30. Please bring book ideas to discuss!

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Eliud and Meredith

March 19

At 6 pm, the Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle featuring story tellers Eliud and Meredith Nieves of And Two Make Three storytellers. Bring a personal memory and create a story. All are welcome.

March 25

The March Montour Falls Library board meeting will be held at 6 pm.

March 26

The Montour Falls Library’s Local History talk will feature Village Historian Al Sweet at 7:00.  Mr. Sweet will discuss the industry in the village from 1829 forward, focusing on the west hill of the village where many factories sprung up to support the needs of the Chemung Canal, and the building expansion taking place here.

March 27

Preschool story time will feature Dance and Song with Sarra Solomon at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome!

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March 28

Winter is anything but cold, dreary, and snowy in our Gardens.

Step inside our warm 4-acre Conservatory. Breathe in fresh air and see how our horticulture expertise shines during Orchid Extravaganza. Discover nearly 5,000 vibrant orchids crafted into exquisite arrangements and forms, including our largest-ever orchid baskets, an oncidium waterfall display, and— back by popular demand—the return of our orchid meadow.

The Montour Falls Memorial Library is sponsoring a bus trip to Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, PA. Registration is $115 per person, due to the library by March 17th. The fee includes the ticket price into the gardens at the group discount rate.

The bus will be leaving the library at 6 am, arriving at the gardens at approximately 10:30 am. The bus will leave the gardens at 5:30 pm to head back home.  Email any questions to roxanne@montourfallslibrary.org or call the library at 535-7489.

Help support the library and welcome back spring!

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.

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.


Did you know…

Members of the Southern Tier Library System get three free music downloads each week! It’s easy: click here and log in to redeem your downloads (the same username & password you use for StarCat). Enjoy!

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January and February 2015

Happy 2015 everyone! Below are the Library events planned for this month and next.

January 7:

The Solar Schuyler group will meet at the Montour Falls Library at 6:00. For more information, please call 607-342-2664.         Due to weather conditions, this meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is February 5 at 6:00.

January 14:

Isabel Allende, Havana book club author
Isabel Allende, Havana book club author

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library. The author of the
month is Isabel Allende, who authored the following books: The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Paula, Portrait in Sepia, Ines of my Soul and, most recently, Maya’s Notebook. Feel free to read any book by the author (there are plenty more) and please join us for the discussion!

January 15:

The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm. Pick whatever topic that interests you. We look forward to your presentations!

January 21:

January's Sci-Fi book club pick
January’s Sci-Fi book club pick

The Science Fiction book club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library. The book discussion will be on Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. Bacigalupi’s writings explore the effects of bioengineering and the struggles of energy, food and fossil fuel depletion. He has written many short stories, and Windup Girl was his debut novel. Please bring a list of other books for future discussion.

February 4:

A new book club focused on Classical Literature will meet at 5:00 for an informational meeting. Please bring any ideas with you for which books you’d like to read and discuss.

The Montour Falls Library will host Steve Gabriel at 7:00 to talk about his new book, co-authored with Ken Mudge, ” Farming in the Woods”.  The book is filled with information on mushrooms,sugaring, ginseng, fruit and nut trees, forest farming, in a changing climate, and more.  A book signing will follow.

February 6:

We are pleased to announce the performers for our First Friday music series are Lynn Wiles and Ted Robinette.

Lynn and TedLynn and Ted blend their guitars and voices together with many familiar and not so familiar songs. You might hear anything from Miles Davis to Joni Mitchell, and just about anything in between. Not to be missed! A small donation of $5.00 is asked to support the Library and the musicians. The concert will start at 6 pm. Please call the library at 607-535-7489 with any questions.

February 10:

The Homeschooling Focus group will meet at 5:00. Please call the library at 607-535-7489 with any questions.

February 11:

February author Michael Ondaatje
February author Michael Ondaatje

The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 to discuss Michael Ondaatje, the author of the month. Ondaatje’s career spans fiction, poetry and film. He is well known for his novel, The English Patient, which was adapted into a movie and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Other novels include Divisadero, Anil’s Ghost, and The Cat’s Table.  He also has an extensive poetry collection including 13 books of poetry. Please choose a title to discuss, and we look forward to seeing you!

February 18:

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At 6 the Montour Falls Library the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet. This month’s book , “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern will be discussed.  All are welcome. Please bring a list of books you would like to suggest.

 

February 19:

The Storytelling Circle group will meet at 6 at the library.

February 20:

Song and Story will be hosted by Sara Solomon at 10:30. This is open to all ages, so please come join us!

February 25:
The library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly board meeting at 6:30 at the Montour Falls Memorial Library.

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.

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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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.

Imaginative playgrounds by Monstrum (click picture to see more)
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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