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!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Classes and Seminars

It's been way too long since we've updated this page! 

We have some exciting classes and events in October for you.  On the 7th we tried to hold a star gazing event with Hank Baronsky from the Rochester Astronomy Club.  Hank showed up along with numerous people anxious to check out the stars.  Unfortunately, the clouds and the rain also showed up.  We will try to reschedule in the very near future.  Check back often to see when.  On the 14th, we are kicking off our new series of history classes called "History in Your Backyard".  Harvey Limbeck, local resident and Ganondagan docent, stops in to discuss the Iroquois Confederacy and the culture and history within it.  Seats are filling fast so reserve your spot ASAP.  There are many other cool classes and events coming up.  If you're in the library, grab an Events Calendar at the front desk or if you're in front of your computer, click on the Calendar of Events link from the main library page.  We have a full load of events through the end of the year. 

Check back here often.  Hopefully I'll remember to update it on a regular basis!

Monday, July 20, 2015

First Round of Raffle Winners for the Adult Summer Reading Program

Our first raffle winners in our Adult Summer Reading Program were chosen.  Congratulations to Jennifer Hochman, Carol Prescott and Sarah Reilly!  If you didn't win this time, never fear!  There will be another drawing next week.  Remember that you will have to reach the twenty-hour mark to be eligible to win.  Additionally, your name will be entered for each review you submit, increasing your chances to win. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Adult Summer Reading Program Underway!

Our Adult Summer Reading Program has completed it's first week, with wonderful success so far.  31 participants are registered and 10 reviews have been written already.  Remember, you can sign up and participate throughout the entire six week program.  If you reach the various milestones for reading, you are eligible for our bi-weekly prize drawings.  And your name gets entered for each review you write and post, as well.  We're loving the reviews that have been posted so far!  Happy reading!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Reading Begins!

Our summer reading program for adults begins today, June 29(can you believe it's the end of June already?).  If you haven't signed up, you still can.  In fact, you can sign up any time you want.  But don't wait, as the later you sign up, the less chance you have of reaching your goal and possibly winning a prize(s) in our every-other-week drawings.  We have about 20 people signed up so far, and that's a great start.  For more details, see the post below or stop in to the library.  Keep on reading!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Summer Reading Program Registration for children as well as adults begins June 22 and the actual reading and logging of hours begins the week after on June 29.  It will run for 6 weeks.  Below is the outline for the Adult Reading Program:

1. You must be 18 years or older
2. Sign up for the program in the library or on our main website
3. Read ANYTHING you want.  A book, a website, an article
4. Record your time in hours on the Summer Reading website(link is on the homepage)
5. After the first two weeks of the program, your name will be automatically entered to win a prize if you've read 10 or more hours
6. After 4 weeks you can win another prize if you've read 20 hours or more
7. If you've logged 30 or more hours at the end of the 6 week program, you will be eligible for our grand prize drawing.
8. Each drawing is separate and is not combined with the previous drawing. 
9. There will be multiple prizes for each drawing.
10. For each review you submit, you will get one extra chance at each of the prize drawings.  For example, if you submit three reviews and accomplish the 10 hour reading goal, you will have 4 entries into that particular drawing.  Reviews can be as simple as a few sentences or as detailed as you like.  Reviews are submitted through the same website as where you log hours.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN reading stuff!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Reading Program

Believe it or not, summer is quickly approaching and we'll once again be offering a summer reading program for adults this year.  More info will be coming soon, but it will function similar to last years setup where you can earn prizes for reading. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

On April 27, we began a "Poem of the Week" at the library.  Each week, a different staff member will pick out a poem for display in the library.  We will also try to incorporate additional information on either the poem or the poet.  Our goal is to make poetry more accessible to all, because we've all experienced that confused and maybe overwhelming feeling of reading a complicated poem.  We will pick poems that are hopefully easy to figure out but maybe a little thought provoking as well.  Check back each week to see the new poem and then let us know what you think about it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As we continue through spring, there are some great opportunities for lifelong learning and continuing ed at the library.  The month of May has a variety of classes and seminars.  Just in time for the season, we're holding a couple of gardening classes and we'll also be leading a birdwatching hike on the Victor Hiking Trails on May 4.  We also have a very special folk music event on May 6: Tunes by the Tracks Too will be here.  Normally held at the Clifton Springs Library, the group is branching out and coming to our library to play some amazing music.  I know I am anxiously awaiting the performance(s)!  It will begin at 7pm and continue until 9pm and it will surely be a packed house.  Come early for a good seat.  A $5 donation is requested. On May 14, Wades Market Center will instruct and entertain you on cooking scallops.  This will be a fun-filled interactive class where not only do you learn how to cook scallops, you also get to sample the finished product!  Each participant also walks away with a $10 gift card to Wades.  You can't beat that.  Wrapping up May, the Rochester Beekeepers will be here to explain what honeybees do, how they make honey, what they do over the winter, and the coolest part - a self-contacted hive will be on display.  But never fear!  It's perfectly safe and will be a fascinating topic of discussion, for sure.  As always, check the Calendar of Events from the main library website for all events and times.  Most events require you to sign-up so you can not only ensure a seat, but we can also contact you if need be.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March Events

We have some exciting classes and seminars for you in the month of March.  In fact, we have 15 different events scheduled.  Some of the highlights are a class on maple syrup production in your own yard on March 9, a seminar on the alternative solar and geothermal energy sources on March 12, and a performance by the Young School of Irish Dance on March 16, the day before St. Patrick's Day.  This will surely be a crowd pleaser, as kids ages 5-12 will be performing traditional Irish dances.  As always, check our calendar of events for upcoming programs.  There's sure to be something you like. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Events and Classes for the Week of February 2

So after a snow day on Monday the 2, we are back in the swing of things.  On Wednesday Feb 4, we are having another Pinterest class(back by popular demand).  We'll be covering the basic usage of this social media website, so if you want to know more about what it does, sign up soon.  Seats are filling up fast.  We also have our monthly "Tech Class with Andrew" on Thursday the 5th.  Andrew will be covering the ins and outs of the Android operating system, often found in NON-Apple tablets and smartphones.  You will find this class very helpful, I think.  You do not need to bring your device with you, but it wouldn't hurt if you did. 

As always, you can sign up for any class by clicking on the Calendar of Events image in the left hand column.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Calendar of Events

Our February Calendar of Events for classes and programs is now available at the front desk in the library.  This month, we have two concerts, both on Sunday afternoons, February 1 and February 15.  We think you will really enjoy the entertainment!  There are also a variety of classes, so be sure to look through the brochure, there's bound to be something you will find interesting. You can also click on the image to left to take you directly to our online calendar where you can browse and sign up for classes.