Happy 2015 everyone! Below are the Library events planned for this month and next. We hope everyone had a safe and happy new year!
First, we have a SPECIAL EVENT announcement!
The Montour Falls Memorial Library has planned a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! The trip is Sunday, February 8th, and requires a $100 registration and payment per person due to the library by Sunday, February 1st.
The bus will be leaving the Montour Falls Library at 5:30 AM and dropping participants off in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bus will pick participants back up at 6:00 PM in front of the museum and return to Montour Falls.
In order to make this trip happen, we need at least 25 people to sign up. If this trip is popular, we will plan more bus trips to various destinations in the future. (By the way, you do not have to go to the Met Art Museum to join us for this trip – just be back by 6:00 PM to board the bus for home). For more information, contact the library by phone at 607-535-7489.
Here are some of the exhibits you can see at the Met:
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection: View eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings and sculpture by Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, and Pablo Picasso.
Madame Cezanne: Featuring paintings, drawings and watercolors by French artist Paul Cezanne.
Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered: Featuring the America Today mural, ranked one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period.
Please join us for the wonderful opportunity to experience New York City and support the Library!
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.
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!
The Montour Falls Library will host a Storytelling Circle at 6 pm. Pick whatever topic that interests you. We look forward to your presentations!
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the performers for our First Friday music series are Lynn Wiles and Ted Robinette.
Lynn 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.
The Homeschooling Focus group will meet at 5:00. Please call the library at 607-535-7489 with any questions.
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!
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.
The Storytelling Circle group will meet at 6 at the library.
Song and Story will be hosted by Sara Solomon at 10:30. This is open to all ages, so please come join us!
The library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly board meeting at 6:30 at the Montour Falls Memorial Library.
The library is closed.
10:30 is “Toddler Time” at the Montour Falls Library. 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. 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.
“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.
“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.