April is Poetry Month! On Wednesday, April 8th, the library will show A Child’s Garden of Poetry after school in the Melvin Community Room. Join us for free popcorn and a fun afternoon starting at 3:30 pm!
On Thursday, April 30th, Greg Scherer will present his literary works at the library. Scherer is a local author, and his writings include Timber!!, and the Lumberjack Preservation Project, a compilation of stories from lumberjacks. The event takes place at 7:00 pm beside our fireplace, or outside if the weather is warm.
The Trumansburg Farmers’ Market will be starting soon and the library will hold storytimes each week! This year beginning May 13 we will read at 5 pm. We are seeking volunteer readers, so if you are interested, please contact Ksana: email@example.com. Thank you!
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.