Mondays just got better! On Monday afternoons beginning in March, visit the library’s make-and-take art & craft table from 3:00-4:00 to make a creation of your own! Many of these simple projects will be suitable for even our youngest patrons and their caregivers. And, on Mondays from 3:00-4:00, our beloved Leo the poodle will be at the library to visit with kids and listen to them read.
You will soon receive your Spring 2014 issue of Philomathic News, if you haven’t already. You can also access the newsletter electronically here.
Beginning in March, join Justyn and Gage at the library to play Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your friends! Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call the library at 607-387-5623 or visit the circulation desk to register.
This program is supported by funds from the TCSD Foundation.
On the first Saturday of each month, at 11 am, the library hosts Reader’s Theater, a program for young children, presented by middle-school aged volunteers. The older students enact a children’s book using puppets.
Our March 1 Reader’s Theater will present Musicians of the Sun, by Gerald McDermott. In this Aztec tale, the Lord of the Night must free his musicians from the Sun’s prison in order to fill the world with color once again.
The Reader’s Theater Showcase is made possible by a grant from the Children & Youth Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
On Thursday evenings throughout the spring, we’ll host speakers presenting on a range of topics involving nature, science, and ecology, in our own backyards and beyond. Join us in the Melvin Room at 7:00 pm!
March 20: Fork ‘Em Over: Food Scraps Recycling with Cayuga Composting. Tompkins County has collaborated with Cayuga Composting to provide residents with more recycling options—they now take food scraps! Learn how you can reduce your household waste, divert waste from landfills, and even avoid spoiled food in the first place.
April 3: Antarctic Expeditioning with Louise Adie. Back by popular demand! Intrepid traveler and community member Louise Adie will present gorgeous photographs collected during her years of eco-tourism.
April 10: The Lost Ladybug Project with Leslie Allee. Leslie Allee, director of outreach for the Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell University, will talk about changing native ladybug populations throughout the U.S. and the Project’s quest for citizen scientists to help make research possible.
May 15: Lyme Disease. Lyme disease has become increasingly prevalent in our area, and is a health risk for both humans and pets. Learn about its impact and ways to avoid and/or treat it.