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.

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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.

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December and January

In a way Winter is the real Spring–the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.

Edna O’Brien

The Library sends to all best wishes and peace for the upcoming holiday season.  December will be a quiet time at the Library, we will have all our regular daytime programs, but in light of all special events of the season, we will not have evening programs this month.  We do encourage you to come in and gather books and movies to share at home or come in to a quiet place to read or work on our computers.  January and the new year will bring many new classes and events and the return of existing programs to you.  Open Water Colors on Wednesdays, a new Local History And In the Finger Lakes series starting with anthropologist Jack Rossen on the early Iroquois, and Making Maple Syrup with Steve Gabriel. The Havana Book Club author will be Jeanette Walls, and Song and Story and Story Telling Circle will return.    Special events for the Library: January 5 – a Moose Breakfast to benefit the Library. In February, First Friday series of Music will begin and continue throughout the year. In March, a bus trip to a New York City art museum, In April – Annual Spring Book Sale, In May, a House and Garden Tour of Montour with the Zonta Club. In June – Ancestors day, and in August, the Annual Summer Book Sale.   I wish to thank everyone who has helped and supported the Library this year, and I look forward to meeting more of our community in the upcoming year.  Please consider an end of year donation to the Library by either dropping by or using Paypal on our website:  montourfallslibrary.org.  Thank you all and have a great month and a wonderful holiday.

Roxanne Leyes, Library Director

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 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.

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November 2013

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

The month of November, Mura Bella on North Genesee Street in Montour Falls will be taking donations for the Montour Falls Library.  Donations can be left at Mura Bella or by going to the Library website:  montourfallslibrary.org

November 1:    
The Montour Falls Library raffle drawing will be at 5:00 for a one night stay at one of three Bed and Breakfasts: the Cook Mansion, the Marmalade Cat, or ‘Bout Time Bed and Breakfast. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20 and available at the Library. Many thanks to them for their generosity and support of the Library.

November 7:     
The Montour Falls Library hosts a monthly support group for individuals who have gluten intolerance.  The group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 to share information and ideas on this subject.

November 12:
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.

November 13:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author will be award winning American writer Jamie Ford.  Mr. Ford’s first work in 2009, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”, takes us to Seattle during the Japanese internment in World War II.  Mr. Ford’s latest book, “Songs of Willow Frost” takes us to Seattle’s Chinatown the 1920′s. Readers are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.
  
November 19:
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.

November 28 and 29:
The Montour Falls Library will be closed
in observance of Thanksgiving.

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 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. 

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October 2013

The Montour Falls Library is having a raffle! Winners will receive one night’s stay at one of three area bed-and-breakfasts: The Cook Mansion, the Marmalade Cat, or ‘Bout Time Bed and Breakfast! (Many thanks to each of them) Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20 and available at the Library.  The drawing will be the first week in November.

October 3:  Monthly support group for individuals who have gluten intolerance.  The group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 to share information and ideas on this subject.

October 5:  Meeting at 9:00 outside the library, local historian Gary Emerson will take you on a history walk through Montour Falls and along Catharine Valley Trail.  Along the walk there will be stops and stories about Havana and the Chemung Canal.

October 8:  Lisa Fernandez will return to the library with Song and Story at 10:30.  Lisa will give us a hour of silly songs for the very young on her ukulele.

October 9:  The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the library.  This month’s author will be award winning American writer of nonfiction Tracy Kidder. His latest book, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction, was published this year. Many of his work, including Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, House, The Soul of a Machine, and Mountains Beyond Mountains, can be found at the library.  Readers are welcome to choose any of his works and join us for discussion.

October 17:  The Diabetes Education Program will meet once a month at the Montour Falls Library at 1:00. For more information please call 1-315-406-2787.

October 19:  The Harvest Festival at the Montour Falls Library! Open House from 1 to 5pm

This will be Mary Layton Day.  We encourage all to come and share memories of this remarkable woman who influenced so many lives as the Montour Falls Librarian for 40 years.

There will be a new Civil War Exhibit on display, books on the Chemung Canal for sale, and historians Carol Fagnan and Gary Emerson will be there to answer questions. The Historic Resource Room will be open as well showing early photos of the area. 

Our Children’s Librarian will be here to read stories and to help with new library cards.  On the side porch at 1:30 Seneca Moon String Band will play and at 2:30 the Odessa Montour 5th Grade Chorus will sing for you.

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

Every Tuesday: Open Sketch at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by self-taught local artist John Hunt. 3:00 every Tuesday and open to all ages and levels.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  546-2338

Every Thursday: Infant Lap Time at 10:30 a.m.  A program designed for newborns and up including music, stories, and for sharing information and resources among new parents.

Every Friday: Preschool Story Time at 10:30.  All children are welcome to participate. Siblings of different ages will be encouraged to choose books to read to each other.

Every Saturday: Family Time at 10:30 is a weekly event designed for reading, socializing, and sharing resources.  Open to children of all ages.

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September 2013

The Montour Falls Library is having a raffle! Winners will receive one night’s stay at one of three area bed-and-breakfasts: The Cook Mansion, the Marmalade Cat, or ‘Bout Time Bed and Breakfast! (Many thanks to each of them) Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20 and available at the Library.  The drawing will be the first week in November.

Also starting in September we will add to our children’s programs. Preschool Story Time will be every Friday at 10:30 in the library. Siblings of different ages will be encouraged to choose books to read to each other.

September 4: The Local History Talk this month will be Sharon Hunt presenting ”Music of the Civil War.”  More music was written during the Civil War than any other time in our history.  Come join us for a fascinating look into the past!  7:00 pm.

September 10: 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.

September 11: The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00.  This month’s author will be award winning American writer Louise Erdrich.  Her latest book, The Round House won the National Book Award in 2012. Many of her books, including Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, Tracks, Four Souls, and The Round House, can be borrowed from the library. Readers are welcome to choose any of her works and join us for discussion.

September 14: Local historian Gary Emerson will take you on a history walk through Montour Falls and along Catharine Valley Trail.  Along the way there will be stops and stories on Havana and the Chemung Canal. Meet at 9:00 outside the Montour Falls Library.

September 18: The Montour Falls Library will resume our In the Finger Lakes talks with Tim Noon from the Finger Lakes National Forest at 7:00.  Tim will focus his talk on the educational programs and the offerings the Forest has to offer the public.

Ongoing:

Every First Thursday: The library will be hosting a monthly support group for individuals who have gluten intolerance.  The group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 to share information and ideas on this subject.

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

Every Tuesday: Open Sketch at the Montour Falls Library will be hosted by self-taught local artist John Hunt. 3:00 every Tuesday and open to all ages and levels.  Please bring your own supplies and drop by.  546-2338

Every Thursday: Infant Lap Time at 10:30 a.m.  A program designed for newborns and up including music, stories, and for sharing information and resources among new parents.

Every Friday: Preschool Story Time at 10:30.  All children are welcome to participate. Siblings of different ages will be encouraged to choose books to read to each other.

Every Saturday: Family Time at 10:30 is a weekly event designed for reading, socializing, and sharing resources.  Open to children of all ages.

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August 2013

Bali Kite FestivalAugust 9,16,23,30:
Music and Storytelling on the Side Porch at 6:00 on Fridays.  Please bring blankets, chairs and water bottles for your comfort.

  • August 9th – Ash Grove CANCELED due to flooding to the south of here
  • August 16th – 1st Street Band
  • August 23rd – And 2 make 3 Storytellers
  • August 30th – TBA

For more information please call 535-7489.

August 14,15,16,17:
Annual August Book Sale at St. Paul’s Parish House on Genesee Street will be open 10 to 4 Wednesday through Saturday. There will be a large selection of early 1900′s books, children’s, large print, general fiction, and nonfiction.

September 11:
The Havana Book Club will meet at 6:00 at the Montour Falls Library.  This month’s author will be award winning American writer Louise Erdrich.  Her latest book, The Round House, won the National Book Award in 2012. Some of her many books: Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, Tracks, Four Souls, and The Round House: many can be borrowed from the library. Readers are welcome to choose any of her works and join us for discussion.

Fridays in August:
The Montour Falls Library will continue Blankets and Books, outside reading and play for the very young. We will meet 10:30 at Havana Glen Park. There is no entrance fee for this program. Please bring blankets, books to share and water. All are welcome to join us.

Ongoing

Every First Thursday:  
Monthly support group for individuals who have gluten intolerance.  The group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 to share information and ideas on this subject.

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 will be devoted to toddlers at the Montour Falls Library at 10:30.  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 Thursday:
Infant Lap Time 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 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.

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