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Events at the Library – January 2020

Sensory Play
Fridays, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st at 9:15 AM
Sensory play supports language development, motor skills and social interaction as children play, investigate and explore their world. This program gives children a chance to interact with a variety of toys and activities that engage their senses. For babies who can sit up independently – 2 year olds. No registration.

Family Book Club
Sunday, January 5th at 2:30 PM
This month’s book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silberstein. 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.

Open Minecraft
Monday, January 6th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Drop-in after school to play Minecraft Education Edition on our laptops or bring your own device. Laptops are limited and kids may have to work in pairs. For ages 8 – 12. No registration.

Movie Matinee
Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 PM
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Rated PG, 2h 2min, 2019. Popcorn provided! No registration necessary.

Toddler Craft
Thursday, January 9th at 11:00 AM
Join us after story time (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM) to make a snowman craft.

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, January 9th at 1:30 PM
This month’s book is Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! No registration.

US Census Jobs Information
Thursday, January 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A recruiter from the US Census Bureau will be available at the front table in the library to discuss open Census jobs and take applications.

Creativebug Kids: Make Your Own Journal
Thursdays, January 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kids will take an old book and turn it into a journal using simple skills: inking, painting, collage, and more. Each session begins with a short prompt and video tutorial through Creativebug (an online resource for Skaneateles Library cardholders) and time for kids to create and experiment with a variety of materials. For ages 8 – 12. Registration for the entire session required.

Vipassana Meditation
Thursday, January 9th at 6:00 PM
Join the Finger Lakes Mindfulness Meditation Group to learn about and practice Vipassana meditation. No registration.

Cookbook Club: Middle Eastern Cuisine
Monday, January 13th 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.

Chess Club: Winter Session
Tuesdays from January 14th to March 10th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (no meeting on Feb. 18th)
Learn to play chess at the library! During this winter session, kids will learn the basics of chess. Led by our teen volunteer, the session is a combination of lessons about the different chess pieces, the rules of the game, and simple strategies combined with games and chess play. For ages 8 – 12. Registration for the entire session required.

CNY Reads Discussion: There There by Tommy Orange
Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 PM
Join us in Library Hall for a book discussion on There There by Tommy Orange (CNY Reads 2020 featured book). The novel follows twelve characters from Native communities all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Pick up a book at the front desk. No registration.

Guitar Concert: Giancarlo Sidoli
Saturday, January 18th at 7:30 PM
Giancarlo Sidoli has played classical guitar in a variety of settings since the age of 16. From the concert stage as a soloist, chamber musician, and basso continuo player he has performed music ranging from the renaissance through to today from countries as diverse as Spain, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Cuba, and Brazil. Giancarlo has performed in the annual CGSUNY Fall Festival as a guest performer for a number of years since 2006. Giancarlo received his Masters of Music in Guitar Performance from SUNY Fredonia where he studied with Evan Drummond, James Piorkowski, and Luis Zea. Free. No registration.

Open Play
Monday, January 20th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Drop-in and play with a variety of toys. For all ages. No registration.

Sustainable Eating Series: Documentary Screening
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM
This documentary examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us, can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Rated PG, 1h 30min, 2011. This program is part of the Sustainable Eating Series brought to you by Sustainable Skaneateles and Skaneateles Library. No registration.

Vipassana Meditation
Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM
Join the Finger Lakes Mindfulness Meditation Group to learn about and practice Vipassana meditation. No registration.

Friday Film
Friday, January 24th at 7:00 PM
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Rated PG-13, 1h 58min, 2019. Popcorn provided! No registration.

Family Movie
Saturday, January 25th at 3:00 PM
The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. Rated PG, 1hr 26min, released 2019. Free popcorn! For all ages. No registration.

Evening Book Club
Monday, January 27th at 6:30 PM
This month’s book is The Bear and the Nightengale by Katherine Arden. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! No registration.

Effective Communication Strategies for Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, January 28th at 6:00 PM
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, this program explores how communication takes place when someone is living with Alzheimer’s Disease, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Registration required. Call CNYAA at 315-472-4201 ext. 227 to register.

Eating for Ourselves and the Planet: The Very Best We Can Do
Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30 PM
Explore why plant based nutrition can not only be delicious, but is scientifically proven to be optimal for health, to reverse some chronic diseases, and to mitigate global warming. Learn some tips on how to get started. A TED Talk by Dr. Michael Greger will be followed up with an opportunity for discussion led by local physician Dr. Marybeth Carlberg. This program is part of the Sustainable Eating Series brought to you by Sustainable Skaneateles and Skaneateles Library. No registration.

Skaneateles Library Board Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 30th 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.

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 [No story time on 1/1]
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 [No tech help on 12/24]
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bring your device and questions any time during drop-in hours! Appointments are also available.