On Thursday, July 28th at 6:30 pm, the library will host Cindy Rotella to speak about AIDS Ride for Life. Cindy Rotella is the Ride Coordinator of the Southern Tier AIDS Program. In this presentation, she will provide information about the AIDS Ride for Life fundraising bike ride, which begins in Ithaca, NY. Participants may ride 42, 90, or 100 miles around Lake Cayuga on Saturday, September 10th this year.
Each Tuesday evening, the library will host a teen activity as a part of our Summer Reading Program, Get in the Game: READ! The series takes place from July 12-August 16th starting at 6:00 pm.
July 12: Craft Night with Button Making
July 19: Make a Hula Hoop
July 26: Teen Yoga Stretch with Lakshmi Living Arts
August 2: Fore! Mini-golf in and around the library
August 9: Teen Zumba
August 16: Chocolate Challenge
On Mondays at 10:30 am, the library will hold children’s programs throughout the summer (last day is August 15th). Activities such as Dog Agility, Library Games, and Stretch, Dance Read! are sure to keep participants’ minds and bodies engaged!
This summer, the Ulysses Philomathic Library and the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid will be hosting events to facilitate reading and discussions of George by Alex Gino.
Anyone may pick up a book on June 1st and after at UPL in Trumansburg, the Ford Library in Ovid, or the Trumansburg Middle School.
Please join us for these book discussions!
– On Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid.
– On Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 pm at the Trumansburg Presbyterian Church across from the library.
Teaching Transgender Toolkit:
Luca Maurer, co-author of the Teaching Transgender Toolkit, will facilitate a discussion for parents and educators on supporting children and teens who may be transgender. The talk will take place at the UPL in the Melvin Community Room on August 25th at 6:30 pm.
George is a community read title funded by a generous grant from the Shirley Myrtle Dee Nash Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Be Who You Are.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.
George thinks she’ll have to keep this secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte.
But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part…because she’s a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte— but so everyone will know who she is, once and for all.
-Gino, Alex. George. New York: Scholastic Press, 2015. Print, inside jacket flap.
The Trumansburg Farmers’ Market has a special program with the Ulysses Philomathic Library. Volunteers read each Wednesday at 5 pm in the pavilion beyond the vendor’s area. We look forward to sharing stories, food and fun each week!