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On Saturday, April 9th a tree planting ceremony was held for Martha Ullberg. Martha loved Trumansburg and happily gave her time and talents to the community. She was a dedicated volunteer at the library, the GEMM Shop, Lenten Quilters and Takin’ Care of T’burg. She lived by the motto, “Giving back to Trumansburg.”
Local artist, Durand VanDoren generously created and donated this bench to be placed in downtown Trumansburg. Please visit the library near the ongoing booksale to see the bench, Martha’s quilts, and to learn more about Martha.
On Saturday, May 14th, the library will hold a Quilt Raffle in memorial of Collin E. Anderson. Collin was the son of Daryl and Suzanne Anderson of Trumansburg. He was an artist, writer, and musician in the band “The Color Industry.” He cared deeply about teaching children, and his students called him “Mister A-plus.” Collin’s family states, “…we ask that you think about Collin not as a victim of a harsh and random universe, but as the thoughtful, positive, and hilarious person that we all know he was. Remember Collin as an artist. Remember Collin as a musician. Remember Collin as an actor. Remember Collin as a teacher. Remember Collin as a writer. Remember Collin as a farmer, a coffee lover, a dancer, a joker, and a runner. And if you want to honor Collin’s memory, it’s as easy as being true to yourself.”
Suzanne Anderson, Collin’s mother created a lap-size quilt to be raffled at this event. The proceeds will benefit Collin’s memorial book fund and an AED (device that checks heart rhythm and can send an electronic shock to the heart to restore normal rhythm) for the library.
Tickets cost $1 per ticket or a packet of 6 for $5. There will be live music by Collin’s friend Matt Chatham and refreshments. The event takes place from 2-4 pm.
A program for Trumansburg Students interested in Robotics, Legos, and Reading at the Ulyssses Philomathic Library!
This free 6 week class will be taught by Trumansburg Robotics coaches where students learn how to program a robot using Lego Mindstorms EV3 software. Each student will receive the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Discovery book to keep.
Session 1: Mondays 5:30-7:30 pm (5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13; No class on Memorial Day, 5/30)
Session 2: Fridays 6-8 pm (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/17)
To register, contact Helen Arco, firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-339-1604 to reserve a spot in either Session 1 or Session 2 by Tuesday, April 26th. Spaces limited to 8 students per session.
Generously funded by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
The library is pleased to announce the First Annual Young Poets Contest in celebration of April as National Poetry month.
Here are the details:
Submission Deadline: May 1st
Directions: Include your name, age (there are 2 categories: child & teen), and phone number with the poem(s) and mail the materials to the library with attention Youth Services. Or drop off the materials at the circulation desk, or email email@example.com.
Winners: There will be one winner in each category whose poems will be published in the next newsletter.
-Please check out the teen area of the library for some cut-up word poetry on the bulletin board to start thinking and practicing!