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Events at the Library – February 2020

Family Book Club
Sunday, February 2nd at 2:30 PM
This month’s book is Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. Family Book Club is for families with a child in 1st or 2nd grade. It encourages family read aloud time at home and then brings everyone together at the library for a fun activity. No registration.

After School at the Library
Mondays, February 3rd, 10th and 24th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Drop-in after school to play chess, make a craft or play Minecraft Education Edition on our laptops. For ages 8 to 12. No registration.

American Sign Language for Kids: Food
Thursdays, February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 4:00 PM
This four-week class will help kids get excited about learning ASL as we focus on food. Through games and simple interactions, they’ll start learning a whole new language! For ages 8 to 12. Registration required.

Cookbook Club: South American Food
Monday, February 10th at 6:30 PM
This club meets once a month to share a potluck style meal. All you have to do is bring a prepared dish to share and the recipe that inspired you. Registration appreciated.

Skaneateles Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM
The Library Board is made up of community members who volunteer their time and skills to further the mission of the library. All meetings are open and the public is welcome to attend.

Movie Matinee
Wednesday, February 12th at 2:00 PM
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and the doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Rated PG-13, runtime 2h 3min. Free popcorn! No registration.

Toddler Craft
Thursday, February 13th at 11:00 AM
Join us after story time (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM) to make a craft.

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, February 13th at 1:30 PM
This month’s book is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! No registration.

Vipassana Meditation
Thursdays, February 13th and 27th at 6:00 PM
Join the Finger Lakes Mindfulness Meditation Group to learn about and practice Vipassana meditation. No registration.

Microsoft Word Basics
Friday, February 14th at 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word! Learn how to change the formatting of your document to make it look exactly the way you want it. No registration.

Guitar Concert: Austin Wahl
Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 PM
Austin Wahl is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He began his study of the classical guitar at age five with Alan Johnston, a founding member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Subsequently, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he is currently a doctoral student of Dr. Nicholas Goluses. Free. No registration.

STEAM Challenge: Downhill Skiing
Tuesday, February 18th at 3:00 PM
Kids will put their problem-solving skills to the test as they create their own skier and skis out of recycled materials and try them out on our “ski slope.” For ages 8 to 12. Registration required.

Adult Craft: Embroidered Constellations
Wednesday, February 19th at 11:00 AM
Learn to hand embroider a constellation to create a great space-themed piece of wall art. All supplies provided. Free. For adults. Registration required.

Open Play
Thursday, February 20th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Drop-in and play with a variety of toys. All ages. No registration.

Messy Art Afternoon
Friday, February 21st from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bring the whole family to the library for process art—creations that are more about the “making” than the “framing.” We’ll have a variety of art materials, supplies, and paints. Prepare to get messy. For all ages. No registration.

Evening Book Club
Monday, February 24th at 6:30 PM
This month’s book is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! No registration.

Sustainable Eating Series: Documentary Screening
Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 PM
This documentary follows the last female bee-hunter in Europe who must save the bees and repair the natural balance when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. Unrated, runtime 1h 30min. No registration. This program is part of the Sustainable Eating Series brought to you by Sustainable Skaneateles and Skaneateles Library.

Friday Film
Friday, February 28th at 7:00 PM
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Rated PG-13, runtime 2h 5min. Free popcorn! No registration.

Family Movie
Saturday, February 29th at 3:00 PM
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. Come dressed as your favorite character! Rated PG, runtime 1hr 43min. Free popcorn and hot chocolate. No registration.

Ongoing Events ——————————————————————————————————

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Join us for stories and more! For ages 3 – 5 years. No registration.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme
Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Bond with baby during this short program designed for children from birth to 18 months old. The first 15 minutes will feature nursery rhymes, movement, books and finger plays, followed by open play where children and adults are encouraged to socialize. No registration.

Read, Sing, Play: Toddler Story Time
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Join us for stories, songs and movement. For ages 18 months – 3 years. No registration.

Tech Help
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bring your device and questions any time during drop-in hours! Appointments are also available.