The Canastota Public Library has lined up events and special activities for the month of March.
First, on March 5 Norman K. Dann, PhD. will return to the library on Thursday March 5 for a book signng and talk about his newest book "Practical Dreamer: A Biography of Gerrit Smith."
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lawson Room, lower level.
Then, on Sunday March 8 at 2 p.m., the Bear Cat Jass Band will bring its Dixieland Jazz to the library.
The Bear Cat Jass Band has been a mainstay of the Central New York jazz scene since the late 1950's. The type of jazz that the band plays is New Orleans style that was popular from about 1917 to 1935.
This free concert is an annually featured event at the Canastota Public Library.
Poet Suzanne Shane will offer a reading from her newly-published chapbook of poetry on March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Lawson Community Room.
Also on March 12, the Endless Mountains Trio will perform at 2 p.m. with its eclectic mix of up tempo music, including folk, blues, bluegrass, and rock and roll.
Corky Statts, Paul Fazio, and Carl Hagstrom have been playing as the Endless Mountains Trio for years, adding their style to many popular tunes as well as performing many original songs.
In addition to being accomplished guitarists and singers, these musicians often include a mixture of mandolin, harmonica and flute with their tunes, creating a sound unlike any other trio.
Local author Barbara Linsley will visit the library on Monday March 23 at 6:30pm for a presentation. Linsley will talk about her new book, "Dreams on the Oregon Trail" as well as the research, writing and editing processes involved in working with her publisher. All are welcomed to attend this presentation, which will be held in the Lawson Community Room.
Movie nights continue with Best Oscar picture winners.
On Wednesday March 11 at 6 p.m. the library will show "Crash," 2006 winner.
On March 25 at 6 p.m. the 1930 classic "All Quiet on the Western Front" will be shown.
Light refreshments will be served at a discussion period following each film.
The moves will be shown in the Lawson Community Room.