Feb 15, 2011 Valerie Chism Uncategorized
Valentine’s Day is over, but the love lingers on. We’re here to bring you the information, classes and support you need to survive this cold, icy season and beyond.
AARP Tax Help at BPL
Our friends from the AARP are back to help seniors and low-income residents with their taxes. Call the library at 635-5631 to set up an appointment.
Protecting online privacy
The Internet is a two edged sword. It provides unprecedented access to so much but it can also expose you to unwanted dangers. Learn how to protect yourself and take advantage of some of the online bounty with the help of classes offered right here at the library. Wired Wednesday classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Class size is limited and registration is required. Classes for the rest of the month include: Privacy & Safety Online Feb. 16 and Ebooks Feb. 23. Call 635-5631 to sign up. More specialized classes are also available for more advanced students at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoons. This month’s offerings include: Buying and selling on eBay Feb. 18 and Local History Online Feb. 25.
Thread your needles
The Threaded Needle quilt group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16. New members are welcome.
Make love and music
Bring your sweetie or look for a new one at BPL’s favorite cheap date opportunity. Music, snacks and “Mischief” guaranteed at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 16 for our Open Mike follow up to Valentine’s Day with ballads or blues hosted by Merry Mischief. Performer sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m.
Appalachian Trail Walk
Baldwinsville resident and retired Fulton Postmaster Steve Swensen will tell about hiking the Appalachian Trail in the spring of 2004 at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 17. Suggested $1 donation for the library Friends group is requested.
Thursdays at 1 p.m. the library hosts two alternating programs: Jobseekers Lifeline classes designed to help you refine your skills and target opportunities and Job Club, a chance to share leads and support. Job Club meets on the 17 for sharing and support and Feb. 24 our speaker will help you untangle the mysteries of unemployment compensation with a special Q and A session.
Crime fighting and cuisine
Join us for a stylish anime version of the crime fighter mythos and more as this month’s double feature presents Black Butler and Sengoko Basara with a side of ramen at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 17.
Women, Art and Horror
Female artists from 13 on up are invited to join the girlVIRUS crew from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and on the third Saturday of each month. This month’s meet up will include an afterhours screening of selected horror films scripted and or directed by women in honor of Women in Horror month. Tea and coffee setup provided, but feel free to bring snacks to share.
Writers support group
On alternate Tuesdays at 7 p.m. local writers meet in the storytime room to support each other and share their progress. This month’s sessions will be held on Feb. 22.
I’ve run out of sewing puns, but this group never runs out of interesting projects. In Stitches ties up the month at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 with a traditional sewing circle setup for folks to socialize over a variety of hand needle arts. New members are welcome.
Vacation Week Fun
Wondering what to do when the kids are out of school? Wonder no longer. We have lots of options for all ages. Milk & Cookies visits the library this winter break to provide music, stories and interactive fun at 2 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 23. We’ll provide the cookies! This lively duo is recommended for children over 2 years old. No registration is required, but seating is limited so try to arrive before 2 p.m.
At 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 24, everybody’s invited to the tale of a world class villain brought down by three adorable orphans. Refreshments will be served. Chronicle this vacation or another significant event as Missy returns for a Scrapbooking session at 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 24. Registration and a $15 materials fee are required.
Last but never least, clean up the debris of a busy week with a freshly crafted wastebasket. You can craft your own with the assistance of Sandee of Cherished Baskets at 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Registration and a $20 supply fee required.
I used to think this meant Thank God It’s Friday until my associate clued me in that it should be Teens Get Interesting Food and so it shall be. Join us Friday Feb. 25 to discover what’s on the menu and bring us your favorite YouTube clip, web link or smart phone app to show and tell. There will be prizes for the session favorites.
Reinvent Our Zine
Teen writers and artists are invited to join us for the third edition of Teen Zine, an eight-week arts workshop culminating in an online Zine and possible coffee shop performance. Mix, mash and comment on the art of others or create your own. The fun begins Monday Feb. 28 and runs through April 18. Young Adults from eighth grade on are invited to join us as we continue the tradition of snacks, art and fellowship for another year.