Off the Shelf: August events at Maxwell Library
Submitted by Rena Brower
Maxwell Memorial Library
Abstracted Designs: Acrylic Paintings by Deb Holihan
July 30 through Aug. 25. Deb Holihan expresses herself though a wide variety of media and techniques: acrylic, watercolor, oil, calligraphy, even papier-mâché sculpture. Her exhibit at Maxwell this month features colorful abstracted Op Art designs. The bright energy of Holihan’s paintings makes this a perfect summertime show
Summer Reading at Maxwell
The Summer Reading Program runs through Aug. 12, with ongoing registration. It’s easy to register online from Maxwell’s website. You can set your personal reading goals, record your books, and write book reviews online, too. The theme for preschool through grade five is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” and for grades six through 12, “Get in the Game: Read!”
West Genesee CSD Summer Reading Lists
Titles for the West Genesee middle and high school summer reading lists will be available through Maxwell Library. Demand is usually high, so please leave enough time to get your choices before summer ends.
Children 18 and under with their own library cards might worry that overdue book fines will prevent them from participating in our Summer Reading Clubs. Please come and speak with Ms. Rose Burdick about our amnesty program.
Wild Wednesdays free family entertainment programs run through Aug. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. No registration is required; come early for a front-row seat!
Aug. 3: Explore the why and how of play with The MOST in Ready, Set, Spin: Keep Moving! Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.
Aug.10: Power up your love of reading through the message and music of Jim McCarthy. Supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation. Supported in part by the Friends of Maxwell Memorial Library.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Through August 15. For ages 18 and up. Free. No registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of Maxwell Library. For each book you read, audiobook you listen to, or movie you watch (adapted from a book), submit an entry form at Maxwell Library for a chance to win a prize. There’s no limit on the number of times you enter. One prize per person. Drawing will take place at the Adult Summer Reading Dessert Party on Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Long-Term Care Planning in Your 50s and 60s
Monday, Aug. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Registration required.
Long-term care planning is an essential part of retirement planning. This workshop, presented by a professional from Long Term Care Associates, Inc., will give you information about LTC planning strategies for various needs and financial situations.
Maxwell Matinee (for adults)
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Free. Registration preferred. Call for title.
Based on a novel by Anne Rice, this biblical drama imagines the life of Jesus at age seven (2016; PG-13; 111 minutes). Licensing laws prevent us from publicizing certain details, but you may call the library for the title. Seating is limited, so please reserve your place online or by calling 315-672-3661.
Unraveling Yarns Book Club (for adults)
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 to noon. Free. No registration.
All book selections have a mystery or suspense theme. Bring your knitting and unravel a different plot each month. Each new title is kept a mystery until you pick it up. Stop in at Maxwell for a copy of next month’s book and a reading guide. Non-knitters are also welcome.
Friday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. For middle and high school students. Free. Registration preferred.
Rain or shine, practice your skills for the real thing! Play our micro-mini course in and around the stacks.
Food and drinks provided.
Maxwell Family Movie
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. Call for title. Free. No registration.
In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he expected when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure (2015; PG; 85 minutes). Licensing laws prevent us from publicizing certain details, but you may call the library for the title. Seating is limited, so come early. We provide the popcorn!
Maxwell Library Board Meeting
Monday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
The Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month unless stated otherwise. The public is welcome to attend. If you would like to address the board or request a topic to be put on the agenda, please contact director Katy Benson at least one week before the meeting.
What’s New in OverDrive with Tech Clerk Mike
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6 to 7 p.m. Free. No registration.
OverDrive has a new look! It’s brighter, faster, and easier to navigate. In this workshop, Mike Murphy demonstrates OverDrive’s new features and shows how simple it is to borrow digital titles on your computer, tablet, and phone.
End of Summer Reading Party (for children and teens)
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. No registration.
Join us as we celebrate the past two months of fun and library activities with our Summer Reading Club participants. There will be free books, ice cream, raffle prizes and more. Join the club so you can join the party!
Adult Summer Reading Dessert Party
Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. No registration.
Share your favorite books, sample delicious desserts, and see if you’re one of the lucky raffle winners. For participants in the Maxwell Friends Adult Summer Reading program. You don’t need to be present to win.
Between the Lines Book Club (for adults)
Monday, Aug. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. No registration.
The group reads a variety of genres, from literary fiction to suspenseful bestsellers. Copies of club selections and reading guides are available at the desk. All are welcome.
Ongoing programs for kids (all free; no registration unless otherwise noted):
(Note: Story Times will take a break from mid-August until September.)
Sally’s Story Time, for preschoolers
Mondays and Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Stories with Sally, for the under three crowd and a participating adult
Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday Story Time with Ms. Rose, for ages one to four with a participating adult; held on the second Saturday of the month
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Summer Skills Camp
Thursdays, Aug. 4 and 11, 1 to 2 p.m. For elementary school students.
August 4: Under the Sea. Help create an underwater mural and get your picture taken in homemade scuba gear.
Aug. 11: Fairy Houses. Use natural materials, library-supplied and your own, to build outdoor shelters for the library’s fairies.
Fridays, Aug. 5 and 12, 10:30 to 11 a.m. For children ages six to 12. Free; registration required.
Aug. 5: Color a flag for your favorite country’s team just in time for the Summer Olympics.
Aug. 12: Design your own “We’re Number One!” hand and cheer on your favorite athletes.
Creative Discovery for Kids will take a break until September.
With OverDrive, 3M Cloud, and Hoopla, great entertainment is only a click away on your computer or mobile device. We have ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos, with new titles added daily. It’s easy, fun, and free! Call to set up a help session.
You can borrow current issues of many popular magazines through OverDrive and your Nook App. Ask us about it!
Use our iPad, Microsoft Surface, Android FamTab, and AWE children’s computer in the library, and borrow a Kindle Fire HD or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Call for availability.
Please help us plan programs of special interest by filling out a simple survey next time you come in. We want to know what works as well as what doesn’t. We are always looking for new programs and activities for adults, teens, and children, and your suggestions are important.
Be sure to sign up for our monthly online library newsletter. Submit your name and email address at the library or via email to email@example.com, with “Maxwell newsletter” typed in the subject box. The newsletter can also be found on the “News and Events” tab on our website. See upcoming events and register as needed by clicking on the calendar icon on the homepage. Provide your email address and get an automatic reminder three days before the event. And now you can support your library online through the PayPal Donate feature on our website!
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