Off the Shelf: May events at Maxwell Library
By Rena Brower
Celtic Connections: Art and Identity
Now through 25
The show includes acrylic paintings, photographs, and mixed media illustrating similarities between the Celtic design tradition and McMaster’s artwork.
Rotating art exhibits by West Genesee students:
Camillus Middle School: May 9 through 18
High school: May 23 through June 1
Peer-Based Suicide Support Group
Weekly meetings on Wednesdays and Thursdays 25, and 31, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. No registration.
Two Brothers’ Light is a non-profit organization that promotes suicide prevention and awareness. They hold weekly peer-based support groups for individuals affected by suicide and other mental health issues. These meetings are free and open to anyone seeking information on suicide prevention and awareness, alternatives to suicide, or grief support for those affected by suicide. For more information, contact Natalie at 315-632-1996, or go to twobrotherslight.org.
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-7:30 P.M.. Free. Registration preferred.
Consultant John Decker of College Assistance Plus helps families research colleges that fit their financial and academic needs. In this workshop for parents and students, he presents real-world solutions for families trying to reduce college costs, regardless of income. He also suggests guidelines for choosing a fitting and marketable major.
Between the Lines Book Club (for adults)
Monday, May 22, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. No registration.
The group reads a variety of genres, from literary fiction to suspenseful bestsellers. Copies of this month’s selection, “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson, and reading guides are available at the desk. All are welcome.
Ongoing programs for kids (all free; no registration unless otherwise noted):
Sally’s Story Time, for preschoolers. Please note day changes:
Tuesdays, May 23, and 30, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Stories with Sally, for the under-3 crowd and a participating adult. Please note day changes:
Mondays and Wednesdays, May 17, 22, 24, and 31 (not 29), 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Saturday Story Times with Ms. Melissa; held on the second Saturday of the month.
With OverDrive, Hoopla, and Cloud Library, 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.
Your library card is the key to amazing free online encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, archives, tutorials, and courses. Go to the Digital tab on our website, or to onlib.org/research/databases.
We have a variety of devices for you to use or borrow, including ereaders, Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers, iPads, Kindle Fire HD, Microsoft Surface, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Android FamTab, and the AWE children’s computer.
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 even support your library online through the PayPal Donate feature on our website!
Being a Friend of Maxwell is a great way to support the library. The group sponsors library programs and fundraising events. Click the Friends tab on maxwellmemoriallibrary.org for news and updates of meetings and special events.
Maxwell Memorial Library is located at 14 Genesee St., Camillus. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays. Closed Saturday through Monday, May 27 through 29, for Memorial Day. Please call 315-672-3661 for additional information about any of our programs, visit our website at maxwellmemoriallibrary.org, like us on Facebook, or find us on Instagram and Twitter @maxmemlib.
Marcellus Free Library plans May Events
Dream Conversations with Mary Beth Bronk workshops: May 24, 31 and June 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required online mflib.org or 315-673-3221. This six-part workshop will cover Types of Dreams: Week 1: Overview: Dream Recall, Journaling, Dream Sharing methods, Dream Re-entry techniques, Symbols and Discernment. Week 2: Types of Dreams – Communication in Dreams. Week 3: Types of Dreams – Anticipatory Dreams Week 4: Types of Dreams – Pulling Metaphors and Puns. Week 5: Types of Dreams – Visitations. Week 6: Types of Dreams – Exploring and Deconstructing Nightmares.
Crafting Effective Genealogical Research Plans Workshop with Amanda Perrine: Thursday, May 18: 1 to 3 p.m. Registration required at: mflib.org or call 315-673-3221. Researching your family history? Just like with any project, it is important to have a plan before you start researching. A genealogical research plan will save you time and frustration, as well as help knock down those genealogical brick walls. This workshop will walk you through creating a research plan, show multiple examples of research plans, and allow participants to practice writing their own plans. Please register in advance.
Trivia Night hosted by Jake Widrick at the Lakeside Vista Restaurant 2437 Rt. 174 Marietta on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Call to reserve a table 315-636-1083. All ages welcome and it’s free to play. The maximum number for each team is six people.
Silent Book Club at the Marcellus Free Library on Friday, May 19: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join us for Central New York’s first Silent Book Club! Bring whatever you are currently reading, a bottle of wine and some friends, then grab a comfy spot and settle in for a quiet evening of reading with friends.
Container Gardening Workshop with Mark Moncavage of Sparrow Flowers and Gardens on Saturday, May 20 starting at noon, $15 materials fee payable the day of the class. Registration is required at mflib.org, or call 315-673-3221. Don’t have time for that large garden? You can use a container of your choice to place on your patio or deck for the entire summer. We will explore the use of summer flowers, both sun and shade, and accent greens to enhance your front porch, or any other special location. It is movable, so you can use it in several areas. All you need to bring is the container, we will provide soil and flowers for a shady or sunny location. Please bring a container of your choice that you will enjoy, no more than 14” diameter at the opening.
The Friends of the Marcellus Free Library Meeting: May 24 at 11:30 a.m. Final plans for Olde Home Days will take place. Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverage will be provided. WANTED – books in good condition for the Book Sale. Donations will be accepted until May 15. The book sale will take place on: Friday, June 2: 4 to 7 p.m. (This is a preview event. Admission cost $5 for the opportunity to look and buy ahead of the regular sale. Friends of the Library members are free). Saturday, June 3: 10 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 4: 1 to 5 p.m. Bag Sale: Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9 during regular library operating hours, $3 a bag (provided). Look for our Annual Spring Basket Raffle! Our fabulous gift baskets will be on display in the library during the month of May. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the front desk: $1 for one ticket; $5 for six tickets and $10 for fourteen tickets. The Friends wish to thank all those who donated to the basket raffle.
Afternoon Movie for Adults: La La Land on Thursday, May 25 at 1 p.m.
What is a CSA? – Community Supported Agriculture on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Kendra Pearson from Black Brook Farm. Join us to learn how Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) benefit farmers and their communities. Kendra Pearson will speak and answer questions.
Yin Yoga Mondays with Tina Ramsden on May 22. 9:10 am – $7 a session; please bring a mat.
For Teens seventh grade and up – Learn to CODE with Tristan Wiley. May 11, 18, 25: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration required: online mflib.org (click on events) or call 315-673-3221. Learn the basics of programming by writing your first lines of code.
Cathy Stolz is the Marcellus Free Library Artist for May. Cathy Stolz is an award winning and passionate photographer. Having traveled throughout the country, she is always drawn back to the beauty of Central New York with its abundant wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, serene lakes, wondrous gorges, fantastic zoos and many state and county parks. Her show may be viewed during regular library hours.
4 by 4 Stamped Tile Class with Alyson Esposito on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. For ages 10 through adult. The project will feature a Father’s Day Theme: cars, fish, deer, golf, sports, etc. Registration required mflib.org or call 315-673-3221.
Books and Beyond: May special events at Fairmount Community Library
By Stephanie Brainard
Fairmount Community Library
This month we are excited to see everyone at our book sale. Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Stop in to pick up some things for yourself, your fa.m.ily or friends. We are also celebrating Spring with a birdhouse and bat house giveaway, both made by the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District (all items donated). One entry per person per drawing, come by to enter. The winners will be chosen on May 23.
Stop in for one of our great kids’ progra.m.s to foster reading and connecting with your kids. Little Movers: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. (an active progra.m. for good walkers, ages 1-3). Creative Kids: Mondays 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays 10:15 a.m. (stories and age-appropriate crafts for preschoolers). Small Steps: Tuesdays 10:15 a.m. (unstructured play for ages 0-2 years). Lego Club: Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. (unstructured Lego play and fun). Siblings are welcome at all progra.m.s. Parents remain with the children to encourage good listening and participation. No registration is required.
Visit our website at fairmountlibrary.org to see our ongoing book clubs and download our monthly Books and Beyond Newsletter. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with events and other library news.