COLUMN: Library Focus - Tax season on the horizon

— Beaver Lake Nature Center

All of the beauty with none of the snow! Get a great introduction to one of Onondaga County’s local treasures as John Cecil, retired geology professor, takes us down the four trails at Beaver Lake as each season passes at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. There is a suggested $1 donation for the program accepted at the door. All are welcome.

Onondaga Otaku

Get ready for an animated season at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Anime and ramen for hungry teens.

Master your machines

Drop in to the computer lab from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays and librarians will help you with your laptop, mobile device, ereaders or tablet computer. No registration necessary.

Tai Chih Chi

Improve your vigor and mental focus by joining Tai Chi instructor Ann Pia at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, for instruction in this gentle physical and mental exercise. There is no charge for these classes but registration is required. Participants should wear loose clothing and be prepared to move.

Paper craft

Missy keeps the ball rolling with a new series of paper craft programs starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Registration is required and there is a $20 materials charge payable at the program.

Dance party at the library

Later in the month, blow off some steam and work on your dance moves at our school holiday dance celebration Monday, Jan. 21. The first session (1 to 2 p.m.) is for kids 12 and under. Teens get their turn from 3 to 5 p.m. Music, food and lights make a party! No registration required.

Read Me a Tail

Between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, reluctant readers can practice their decoding skills by reading to a dog in our storytime room. Appointments are for 15 minutes and you can sign up at the Children’s Desk. If no one is signed up for a time slot, appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open Writers Group

Want to move from Facebook statuses to real writing? Join local writers at our long running support group on alternate Tuesdays. The next session will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

VHS Sale

From 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28.

Last Thursday Book Club

The Last Thursday book club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss “Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. All of our groups welcome new members.

Valerie Chism is the young adult librarian at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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