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!
This group is open to anyone interested in participating in reading and having informal discussions. Members take turns selecting several books to present to the group, fiction and non fiction. In the summer, they usually choose to read along with the community read. Meetings are at 12 noon on the last Wednesdays of the month. The club meets in the Study Room of the library.
Here books and dates for the upcoming meetings:
April 29th The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
May 27th Flight Behavior: A Novel, Barbara Kingsolver
June 24th Quite a Year for Plums: A Novel, Bailey White
In the library, we featured a Trumansburg Building History Quiz on the bulletin board near the Ongoing Book Sale. Here are the questions and answers with the photos:
1. What shop now occupies this storefront?
This storefront is now occupied by the Green Horse Bookstore. A façade is now covering the iron framework that you see in the photo.
2. What business does this building currently occupy?
This building is now the Tompkins Trust Company. It has always been a bank building, and it occupies the former site of the Trumansburg Opera House.
3. This building has had its façade altered. It used to be a car dealership and is located right off of Main Street on Elm Street. What is this building used for now?
This building is now Ulysses Town Hall.
4. The building in question is the one in the background on the left up on the hill. What organization occupies the building now? What is the major structural difference you can view comparing the building as it looks in the photo to how it appears now?
The building in question is now the Trumansburg Conservatory of the Arts. It used to be the First Baptist Church, and the spire was removed in 1923.
From April 16 to April 21 the library will host its biannual book sale. Inside the Melvin Community Room of the library, visitors will find great paperback, hardcover, and children’s books, music, games, movies, and puzzles, all donated by members of the community.
The hours for the sale include:
|Thursday*, April 16||6-8 pm (Association Night: join or renew a membership at the door)|
|Friday, April 17||10 am – 8pm *|
|Saturday, April 18||10 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday, April 19||12 pm – 4 pm *1/2 Price Day|
|Monday, April 20||10 am – 5 pm$5 Bag Day|
|Tuesday, April 21||10 am – 5 pmPick Your Price Day|
|* New Days & Times|
Prices range from $1 to $3 per item with prices decreasing throughout the sale. Generous members of the community have also donated baskets for silent auction bids during library open hours throughout the sale.
On March 26th at 7:00 pm, Eleanor Henderson will present her work for the Fireside Talks Series at the library. Henderson is an accomplished fiction and short story writer, including the title Ten Thousand Saints.
Please join us beside the fireplace in the Reading Room of the library.