Monday, June 20, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

It's time for our annual summer reading challenge for 2016!  Starting June 20, you can register for our book challenge and begin logging the books you've read on June 27.  The challenge lasts for six weeks.  The object is to read different types of books from our list of books.  This list can be picked up at our front desk.  For every two books you read, you win a prize.  The challenge ends after you've read a total of six books.  Examples of types of books from our book list are: a book based on a fairy tale, a book with a blue cover, a book over 100 years old.  The list contains over 60 types of books you can choose from.  The ultimate goal is to READ, and to maybe read a book that might be different or out of your comfort zone.  Challenge yourself a bit, find a book that you thought may not have interested you and see what you think.  Most importantly, have FUN finding and reading a book!

Monday, March 14, 2016


It's been a while since this page was tended to, so here are a few updates for everyone:

We are continually adding new events to our calendar.  Just check with our calendar of events here to find out what's going on.  We're doing a lot of new stuff these days.  Arts and crafts classes have really taken off and we're always adding more. 

We've also started a Mah Jongg league where we held training sessions for people who wanted to learn.  They're now playing independent games every Monday.  If you know how to play and want to have some fun on a Monday afternoon, stop in at 2pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning, we are hoping to have more training sessions around the beginning of May.  We have a waiting list started, so stop in or call to get your name on the list.

We also play Euchre every Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm.  We have a nice group of people playing, but there's always room for more.  If you're interested, just stop in on Wednesday to join in.

Don't forget we have museum passes to a variety of museums in the area.  Most passes based on a BOGO - Buy One Get One.  Buy one admission at the regular price and get the second one free.  We were the first library in the Pioneer Library System to offer these passes and only one of two that now offer them.  It's a great deal and a great way to spend some quality family time.  Our Rochester Museum and Science Center passes are also good for most events at the Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center, as well.

Lastly, we ask that you sign up for classes that require it.  It's for your benefit as much as ours.  For example, we recently had a couple of classes that were cancelled at the last minute and we were able to call the individuals that had signed up to let them know.  However, there were some that didn't sign up and showed up for the class.  We felt terrible they drove here only to learn the event was cancelled.  Signing up for the class doesn't obligate you to attend, it just makes it easier for you.  Something to keep in mind.  :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New January 2016 Events

       As this year winds down and a new year begins, we are offering a wide assortment of events for you to check out.  We're hosting a couple of financial seminars in January presented by the local group, Summers Financial, and a couple of craft Make-n-Take classes as well.  The craft classes are becoming more and more popular, so sign up sooner than later to ensure a spot! 

We're also offering a defensive driver workshop on Saturday, January 16.  If you're a new driver or want to reduce points on your license, this is a great opportunity.

Liberty Travel from Victor will be presenting a travelogue on their recent trips to Switzerland and Ireland.  I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the Swiss Alps! 

Another exciting presentation - and also not your typical library seminar - is a group psychic reading done by an experienced medium on Tuesday, Jan 19 at 6:30pm.  This could be a very interesting workshop, for sure! 

There are a few more events as well, so be sure to either check our calendar of events or stop in and pick up one of our paper calendars.  As always, you can register for most any class through the same online calendar.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Paintings, Photos and Art

If you haven't noticed, we have been showcasing local artists' work at the library for three or four months now.  At the beginning of each month, a new artist exhibits her/his work in the library for that entire month.  We've been lucky enough to showcase some amazing talent, and it's completely local.  When you first walk in the main library doors, you're immediately greeted with some superb photos or artwork.  But wait there's more!  Artwork can be found hanging in the public computer area and the large print section.  Stop in and take a look.  The art is really captivating.  We are so lucky to be living in such a richly talented area.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Comic Books in the Library

This may not necessarily be news solely for the adult community, but we now have monthly comic books that can be checked out.  We're starting off with reboots of popular superheroes, such as Spiderman and the Avengers.  Marvel is restarting some of their titles and we've jumped aboard the bandwagon to offer them at the library.  It's the same but different.  Each month we'll have new issues for people to borrow.  A special shout-out to Two Kings Comics in Victor for helping us get this off the ground! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November Events

If you haven't seen our new November Calendar of Events at our front desk, here are some of the highlights:
Nov 4: Dr. Pierce from the Ontario County Historical Society stops in to discuss how the local community was affected by World War I.  Dr. Pierce is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, and he will educate and entertain you.
Nov 9: with the holidays approaching, our tech expert Andrew gives you pointers on what type of tech gadget to buy.  Learn what's popular and what may be best for the "giftee".
Nov 17 will be an informational night on upcoming weekly painting classes.  These aren't the popular "Painting with a Twist" type class, but rather full blown art classes.  You will paint a picture based on the weekly lesson given by local resident Nils Caspersson and take it home with you.  Each week you learn a new technique and use it to create a new piece of art which you again take home.  Classes will run for 8 weeks.  For more information, stop in to the library or call us at 924-2637.

As a reminder, you can view and sign up for all our classes at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Music All Around

We had a wonderful time Saturday October 17 at our first ever "Music All Around" event, held in the library.  The building was transformed into a party-like atmosphere.  Around 40 guests showed up after the library closed from 6-9pm, and five different musical acts performed throughout the library at various locations to the delight of all.  Delicious hors-d'oeuvres, desserts and wine and other non-alcoholic beverages were served as well.  A special thank you to the following:

The Barrel Room for selecting and serving the best wines
The Board of Trustees for their continued support
The various musicians for making beautiful music
Our director, Elly Dawson, for her tireless efforts to make this event happen

If you wished you had attended, never fear!  We're looking forward to hosting the next one!  Next year it will be even bigger and better.  Keep your eyes and ears opened!