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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July 2014

July 4:

The library is closed for Independence Day.

July 9:

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

July 17:

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

July 17th:

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

July 19th:

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

July 24:

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

July 25:

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

July 27:

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

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Ongoing:

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

Every Tuesday:

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

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

Every Friday:

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

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Summer Programs

SUMMER 2014 MONTOUR FALLS LIBRARY

 

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

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

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

Starting Friday June 27th through July and August:

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday: June 26, July 24, August 28:

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

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

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

COOPERSTOWN BUS TRIP!

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

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

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

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June 2014

Friday June 6th:

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

Saturday June 7th:

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

Wednesday June 11th:

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

Thursday June 19th:

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

Thursday June 26th:

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

Friday June 27th:

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

Saturday June 28th:

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

Ongoing:

Every Monday and Wednesday: The Montour Falls Memorial Library’s Historic Resource Room is open for research from 9 to 12 am or by appointment. For more information, please call Carol Fagan at 594-2062.
Every Tuesday: Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.
Every Tuesday: “Open Sketch” at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by John Hunt, a local self -taught artist. This is open to all ages and levels and starts at 3pm every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338
Every Wednesday: “Open Watercolors” group meet at 1 pm at the Montour Falls Library. Local artist Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls hosts this group. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 535-7461.
Every Thursday: “Infant Lap Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 am. This is a program designed for newborns to preschoolers and includes music, stories, and sharing of information / resources for parents.
Every Friday: “Preschool Story Time” at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 am. This program is open to all. We encourage older and younger siblings to choose books to have read to them, and to read to each other.

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

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

May 2:  Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 with “Song and Story”.  This month laugh and learn about nature’s favorite way to recycle!  Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her little blue ukulele.

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

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

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

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

May 20:  The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers. The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.

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

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by John V. Wilhelm

 

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April 2014

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than men. – Chinese Proverb

286px-Fishing_in_the_Spring,_Pont_de_Clichy_1887_Vincent_van_GoghApril will be a busy month at the Library.  We will have Ash Grove concert, talks on beekeeping and the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, our Spring Book Sale, a Bus Trip to the Metropolitan Art Museum, and a upcoming historic house tour with the Zonta Club in May.  We will also be holding our regular activities; early literacy children’s programs, Havana Book Club, Storytelling Circle, and our art open sketch and watercolors.

We have expanded our hours:  Saturday and Sunday  8-12,  Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and closed on Mondays. We also have new volunteers and staff.  I am very happy to be back from a three week absence from a bad fall on ice, and I am looking forward to seeing you all.  ~ Roxanne

April 4:
Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 with “Song and Story”.  This month laugh and learn about nature’s favorite way to recycle!  Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her little blue ukulele.

April 4:
The Montour Falls Library will start our 1st Friday music series at 6:00 with Ash Grove.  Featuring Lauren Benesh  and Rick Biesanz performing Irish folk, classical and improvised music on harp, flute, dulcimer, and other instruments.  We will be requesting a small donation at the door for the musicians and the Library.

April 8 :
“In the Finger Lakes” talk this month at the Montour Falls Library will focus on the basics of Bee Keeping with Peter Loring Borst, Vice President of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club. The talk will begin at 7 pm.

April 9:
The Havana Book Club will  met at 6 pm at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is Khaled Husseni, his latest work is ‘And the Mountains Echoed’. He also has written ‘Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. Reader’s are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.

April 15:
The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers. The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.

April 16, 17, 18 & 19th:

The Montour Falls Library will hold our Annual Spring Book Sale at St. Paul’s Parish House on Genesee Street. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be a large selection of early 1900′s books, children’s, large print, general fiction, and non-fiction.

April 22:
Local history at the Montour Falls Library with local historian Gary Emerson at 7 pm.

It was one of the biggest military operations of the American Revolution, yet the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 often gets little notice in histories about the war. Sullivan’s march of destruction, in response to Tory and Indian attacks upon the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and the Cherry Valley in New York, destroyed nearly 40 Iroquois villages as well as thousands of bushels of food. Many of the locations along the march were destroyed , including Newtown and Catharinestown. The talk will cover the causes and hardships of the march, along with the consequences for the Native Americans who desperately tried to defend their homeland against overwhelming odds.

April 27:

The Library will be having a trip to the Metropolitan Museum on April 27, as a fundraiser to support the Library and promote art and education. We will be leaving Montour Falls at 5:30 am and returning from the Met at 6 pm. Cost is $100 – sign up @ the library!

Ongoing:

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

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

Every Tuesday:
“Open Sketch” at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by John Hunt, a local self taught artist. This is open to all ages and levels and starts at 3pm every week. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 546-2338

Every Wednesday:
“Open Watercolors” group meet at 1 pm at the Montour Falls Library. Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill

Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. For more information call 535-7461

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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Metropolitan Bus Trip!

** Sunday, April 27 **

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Bus leaves the Montour Library at 5:30AM, drops you off in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and picks you back up there at 6PM.

Registration and payment ($100) to the library by April 4.

We need 25 people by April 4th to make this trip happen. If it’s popular, we’ll have more bus trips in the future.

(oh, and no one says you have to go to The Met, either. It’s a “choose your own adventure” type trip – just be back by 6PM.)

Stop by the library, or send payment to

Montour Falls Memorial Library
P.O. Box 486
Montour Falls, New York, 14865

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March 2014

Time is not a thing that passes … it’s a sea on which you float. (Margaret Atwood)

The Library has extended the weekend hours to better serve the community. Saturday and Sunday 8-12, and Tuesday through Friday 12-6.

We are looking forward to a busy Spring.  In April; the Annual Spring Book Sale on April 16, 17, 18, 19 and a bus trip to the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York City on April 27, and on May 4th will have a house tour of Montour Falls and a plant sale.  We will have more information on these events soon.

March 7:
Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library with “Song and Story” at 10:30. Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her little blue ukulele.

March 11:
‘In the Finger Lakes’ talk this month at the Montour Falls Library will focus on Community Supported Agriculture in our area. We will host Cameron Murdock of Spice of Life Farm, and Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals. Spice of Life Farm is a small family run vegetable and herb farm established in 2005. Rootwork Herbals, provides to our community with handmade herbals of the highest quality. The talk will begin at 7.

March 12:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author is Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist, Margaret Atwood. Some of Ms. Atwood’s works include The Handmaiden’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, and her latest MaddAddam.   Readers are welcome to choose any of her works and join us for discussion.

March  18:
The Montour Falls Library will host at 6:00 Storytelling Circle with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers. The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.

April 4:
The Montour Falls Library will start off our 1st Friday Evening Music series at 6:00 with Ash Grove, featuring Lauren Benesh and Rick Biesanz performing Irish folk, classical and improvised music on harp, flute, dulcimer, and other instruments. We are requesting a donation at the door for the musicians and the Library.

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:

Tuesdays mornings at 10:30 at the Montour Falls Library is Toddler Time. 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. 3:00 every week and open to all ages and levels. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. 546-2338

Every Wednesday:
Open Watercolors group at 1:00 at the Montour Falls Library. Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group. Please bring your own supplies and drop by. 535-7461

Every Thursday:
Infant Lap Time at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 a.m. A program designed for newborns and up 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. 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.

An early bookmobile horse and cart in Washington D.C  via Messy Nessy Chic
An early bookmobile horse and cart in Washington D.C – via Messy Nessy Chic
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February 2014

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
                                    ― Neil Gaiman

February 1:
A Celiac Support Group meets at the Montour Falls Library the first Saturday of each month at 11:00.  For more information 594-2062.

February 7:
Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library with “Song and Story” at 10:30.  Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her ukulele.

February 11:
‘In the Finger Lakes’ talk this month at the Montour Falls Library will host Brian McKenzie of Finger Lakes Distilling. Finger Lakes Distilling is the region’s first stand-alone distillery, and produces a wide range of distilled spirits – vodka, gin, whiskeys, brandies and liqueurs – from locally grown fruit and grains.  They will also be offering this Winter a series of classes, ‘Whiskey 101′. The talk will begin at 7.

February 12:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library. This month’s author will be master of stories, Neil Gaimen. His latest work is, The Ocean at the End of the Lane; others include American Gods; Anansi Boys; and Stardust.  Readers are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.

February 18:
The Montour Falls Library will host at 6:00 Storytelling Circle with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers.  The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.

February 25:
Local History at the Montour Falls Library this month will be on The French and Indian War with local historian and author, Gary Emerson at 7:00.  This talk will give an overview of the French and Indian War.  How it began and the consequences of it and how it contributed to the causes of the American Revolution.

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:
Tuesdays mornings at 10:30 at the Montour Falls Library is Toddler Time.  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. 3:00 every week and open to all ages and levels.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  546-2338

Every Wednesday:
“Open Watercolors” group at 1:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  535-7461

Every Thursday:
Infant Lap Time at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 a.m.  A program designed for newborns and up 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.  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 2014

A new year is unfolding–like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”  - anonymous

January 3:
Lisa Fernandez will return to the Montour Falls Library with “Song and Story” at 10:30.  Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her ukulele.

January 5:
There will be a ‘All You Can Eat Breakfast’ at the Montour Moose Lodge to benefit the Montour Falls Library from 8-11. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children over 5.  There will be a Book Sale, a 5/50 raffle, and historic photos for sale.  Tickets are available at The Montour Library and at the door.

January 7:
The Montour Falls Library will host at 6:00 Storytelling Circle with And 2 Make 3 Storytellers.  The group will take a personal story and help to develop it into a finished form.

January 8:
The first meeting of our “Open Watercolors” group at 1:00 at the Montour Falls Library. Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  535-7461

January 8:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author will be a new writer, Jeannette Walls.  Ms. Walls first work, “The Glass Castle”, is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption. Her fictional works are “Half Broke Horses”, and the latest, “The Silver Star”.  Readers are welcome to choose any of her works and join us for discussion.

January 14:
The first ‘In the Finger Lakes’ talk this year at the Montour Falls Library will be Making Maple Syrup with Steve Gabriel,of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute on the basics from the tapping of trees to the end product of making maple syrup at 7:00. Bill Fagnan will be sitting in also, both large and small operations will be discussed. Questions are welcome.

January 28:
Local History at the Montour Falls Library this year will start with Jack Rossen, Professor of Anthropology and co-founder of Native American Studies at Ithaca College.  He will speak on origins of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Confederacy is dated as beginning around the 1400′s to over a thousand years ago by oral history.  This talk will discusses recent research attempts, using both archeology and oral history, to bridge the gap between various ideas of the Confederacy origins. The talk will be at 7:00.
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: 
Tuesdays mornings at 10:30 at the Montour Falls Library is Toddler Time.  We welcome all to come and share stories and songs.   
“Open Sketch” at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by John Hunt, a local self taught artist. 3:00 every week and open to all ages and levels.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  546-2338

Every Wednesday:
“Open Watercolors” group at 1:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  Robert O’Neill of the O’Neill Art Gallery in Montour Falls will host this group.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  535-7461
       
Every Thursday: 
Infant Lap Time at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 a.m.  A program designed for newborns and up 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.  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.

Every Saturday: 
Family Time at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30 is a weekly time designed for reading, socializing, and resources for families within the community.  Open to children of all ages.

by Eric Joyner
by Eric Joyner
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