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 – November 2019

Family Book Club: Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro
Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 PM
Family Book Club is for families with a child in 1st or 2nd grade. It encourages read aloud time at home and then brings everyone together at the library for a fun activity. No registration.

Open Minecraft
Monday, November 4th from 3:30 PM – 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. No registration.

Vipassana Meditation
Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 PM
Join the Finger Lakes Mindfulness Meditation Group to learn about and practice Vipassana meditation. No registration.

Drop-in Play
Monday, November 11th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Drop-in and play with a variety of toys. All ages. No registration.

Creative Kids: Dreamcatchers
Monday, November 11th at 2:00 PM
In honor of Native American Heritage month, kids will learn about the native art of weaving dreamcatchers and then make their own to bring home. Ages 8 – 12. Registration required.

Cookbook Club: Brunch
Monday, November 11th 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, November 12th 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, November 13th at 2:00 PM
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II so he can stop flying missions. Rated R, runtime 2h 2min, released 1970. Free popcorn! No registration.

Toddler Craft
Thursday, November 14th at 11:00 AM
Join us after story time (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM) to create a pumpkin craft. No registration.

Afternoon Book Club: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Thursday, November 14th at 1:30 PM
Pick up a book at the circulation desk.
Book Summary: This book is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. No registration.

Family Cooking Class: Pumpkin Bread
Friday, November 15th at 1:30 AM
Families will learn all about eating pumpkins while they mix ingredients for a pumpkin bread to bake at home. Ages 6 – 9 with an adult. Limited to 10 families. Registration required.

Guitar Concert: Matthew Gillen
Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 PM
Praised by The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York as possessing “sensitive, energetic, and thoughtful musicianship” and “beautiful phrasing”, Matthew Gillen has become a frequent prizewinner at international guitar competitions. Free. No registration.

Evening Book Club: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Monday, November 18th at 6:30 PM
Pick up a book at the circulation desk.
Book Summary: Shots rang out in Savannah’s grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt’s sharply observed, suspenseful and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. No registration.

Friday Film
Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM
Through his bond with his owner (aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny) golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Rated PG, runtime 1h 49min, released 2019. Free popcorn! No registration.

Family Movie
Saturday, November 23rd at 3:00 PM
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Rated PG, runtime 1hr 58min, released 2019. Free popcorn! 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 [No story time on 11/28/2019]
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.