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Library Focus: New season springs with resources for upcoming projects

— Stories behind the songs

Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will perform in the Community Room Wednesday at 7 p.m. April 3 revealing the stories behind the songs Americans have sung in the past on the waterways, railroads and at work. An accomplished folklorist, historian and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of more than 5,000 songs. He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

Safety pins to the rescue

Celebrate the invention of the safety pin, which happened in April of 1949, by making a butterfly pin with beads and safety pins at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5. Sign up required; for children 7 years old or older.

Wreck It Ralph

Round out your holiday week at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with a free showing of Wreck It Ralph. Join the fun as an accident-prone side character in a video game tries to become a hero, but accidentally unleashes a villain who threatens the entire video game world! Will the sweet Vanellope be able to teach him what being the good guy really means in time for him to save the game-verse?

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

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