The library is closed until further notice. Due dates are extended to May 1st; no overdue fines will accrue. If you need assistance, you can leave us a message at 315-685-5135 and we’ll get back to you soon. You can also email help@skanlibrary.org.

Events at the Library – March 2020

Family Book Club
Sunday, March 1st at 2:30 PM
This month’s book is Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers. 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.

Cookbook Club: Mardi Gras
Monday, March 2nd 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.

LEGObots: Ages 6 – 8
Thursday, March 5th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Build a mini-robot using Cubelets, robot blocks that attach to LEGOs. For ages 6 – 8. Registration required.

Skaneateles Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 10th 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, March 11th at 2:00 PM
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. Rated PG, runtime 1h 49min. Free popcorn! No registration.

Toddler Craft
Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 AM
Join us after story time (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM) to make a craft. No registration.

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, March 12th at 1:30 PM
This month’s book is The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! No registration.

LEGObots: Ages 9 – 11
Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Build a mini-robot using Cubelets, robot blocks that attach to LEGOs. For ages 9 – 11. Registration required.

Vipassana Meditation
Thursdays, March 12th and 26th at 6:00 PM
Join the Finger Lakes Mindfulness Meditation Group to learn about and practice Vipassana meditation. No registration.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Friday, March 13th at 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint! Learn how to make a professional-looking presentation. No registration.

LEGO Read & Build
Saturday, March 14th at 10:30 AM
Join us as we read Roberto the Insect Architect by Nina Laden and then build our own structures with LEGOs. For ages 5 – 7. No registration.

LEGO Building Contest Submission Drop-off
Monday, March 16th to Tuesday, March 24th
Build your own original LEGO creation at home (no bigger than 15”x15” square and 24” high). Name your creation and bring it to Skaneateles Library during our drop-off period. Creations will be displayed at the library and judged by local building and design professionals. Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 28th and prizes will be awarded in each of these groups: Grades 1 & under, Grades 2 & 3, and Grades 4 & 5. Teams are welcome and will be grouped by the grade of the oldest builder. Builders may enter only once, either as an individual or as part of a team.

Sustainable Eating Series: Documentary Screening
Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM
This documentary follows aspiring farmers John and Molly Chester as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Rated PG, runtime 1h 31min. No registration. This program is part of the Sustainable Eating Series brought to you by Sustainable Skaneateles and Skaneateles Library.

Drop-in LEGO Build
Friday, March 20th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Drop-in the library and build with our LEGO kits. Follow instructions to build something new or use your own imagination. For ages 5+. No registration.

Guitar Concert: Eastman Community Music School
Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 PM
The exceptional young guitarists of the Eastman Community Music School’s Youth II Guitar Ensemble perform a varied program that is sure to inspire and keep your toes tapping! This spectacular group of talented guitarists is comprised of high school students from the Rochester area. The group is directed by Dr. Lynn McGrath, Senior Instructor of Guitar. Free. No registration.

Health & Wellness Book Club
Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 PM
This month’s book is The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for an educational discussion with fellow readers. The discussion will be led by Dr. Gregory Steencken, Medical Director of Immediate Care West in Camillus, NY. All are welcome! Registration required.

Small Farm Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 PM
How does sustainable farming affect the environment, and how does their produce impact our health? Local Farmers Lou Lego of Elderberry Pond Farm and Dave Laxton will share insights and answer questions on what it means to be a sustainable farmer. This program is part of the Sustainable Eating Series brought to you by Sustainable Skaneateles and Skaneateles Library. No registration.

Friday Film
Friday, March 27th at 7:00 PM
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Rated PG-13, runtime 2h 32min. Free popcorn! No registration.

LEGO Building Contest Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 PM
Check out all the LEGO builds submitted to the LEGO Building Contest! During the short ceremony, we will announce the winners and hand out prizes in each age group. After the ceremony, participants can take home their LEGO builds. No registration.

Family Movie
Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM
When the world’s best spy turns into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. Rated PG, runtime 1hr 42min. Free popcorn! No registration.

Evening Book Club
Monday, March 30th at 6:30 PM
This month’s book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and get ready for a fun discussion with fellow readers. All are welcome! 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 [No tech help on 3/3/2020]
Bring your device and questions any time during drop-in hours! Appointments are also available.