Every Thursday starting October 6th, Ksana and Barbara team up to read children a story and lead an art project. Please join us at 10:30 am in the children’s area of the library.
Starting October 5th, the library will hold Intergalactic Fun and Games every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm. This program is for middle school age players to bring their Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan, and other favorites for after school fun. The library has also added board games to the collection with a generous grant from the TCSD Foundation for participants to choose from. They are available during open hours for all!
Among the great books, magazines, movies, and more at the Ulysses Philomathic Library, there is a show of collage art by Tom Butler. These works incorporate a variety of media including found natural objects such as feathers, wood, rocks, metals, and paint. These abstractions explore elements of design, space, lines, and shapes such as in the piece entitled “Birthday.” The work features dark black paint on a light background, a feather emerging from the black shape, stacked rocks, and a small red splatter of paint. Butler reveals that the composition is a reflection of his birthday as September 11th . Butler is also inspired by Billy Collins’ poetry, the history he has taught and studied, places he has visited and the works of other artists.
Tom Butler is a retired history teacher and school administrator who moved to Tompkins County in 2010. He teaches a wide variety of courses at Lifelong in Ithaca and sings with the Trumansburg Chorus.
We often feel tongue-tied around the subject of cancer. We hesitate to ask questions or even to reach out to individuals affected by cancer because we just don’t know what to say. Bob Riter will present, “Talking about Cancer” to provide helpful suggestions on what to say and how to say it.
Bob is the Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, and writes a regular column about cancer for the Ithaca Journal.
Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-7:30 pm.
On Saturday, October 8th, the library will celebrate Indie Author Day! This is a chance for aspiring authors to meet local, independently published authors who will display their books. They will also give helpful advice on self publishing your work. Please stop by between 10:30 am and noon.
We will host Gordon Bonnet, a young adult author of titles including Lock and Key, The Hourglass, Kill Switch, Sephirot, and Skeptophilia. He also teaches science, is a musician, and scuba diver. http://www.gordonbonnet.com/
Jen Meyers is a local Young Adult Fiction Writer of the Happily Ever After series, Anywhere, the Intangible series (a young adult contemporary fantasy), and co-author of the Untamed series. http://www.jmeyersbooks.com/about/
Richard Figiel is a winegrower and journalist from Trumansburg. He has published Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine and Culture in a Glass: Reflections on the Rich Heritage of Finger Lakes Wine. http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/08/17/circle-of-vines-the-story-of-new-york-wine/