The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observation of Memorial Day. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
The winners of the First Annual Youth Services Poetry Contest are Laik Uticone and Orion Vogel-Moore. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this contest!
Here are their poems:
By Laik Uticone, age 11
I see a red ball up in the tree.
I feel the smooth skin,
I think it’s an Aeepple.
I taste the Aeepple, I smell its scent,
And I hear the bees buzzing
up in the Aeepple tree.
By Orion Vogel-Moore, age 13
Diamonds come from coal,
sunny days have snow.
Dreams can turn to nightmares,
even perfect lives have their affairs.
Anything in life is possible,
No matter good or bad.
So go back to the demons,
you never thought you had.
Bad things in life are needed,
they simply are unique.
Because without these demons,
Pleasure is extinct.
Throughout May and June, works of watercolor, acrylic, and photography by the Finger Lakes Art Group will be on display throughout the library. This floral exhibit includes work by Kathy Armstrong, Deborah Bilinsky, Domenica Brockman, Diane Van Delden, Camille Doucet, Cheryl A. Jordan, and Cynthia Brett Mannino.
The Finger Lakes Artists Group is a group of artists who get together on a regular basis to paint, draw, go on field trips, and inspire and support each other. In warm weather the group paints outside, en plein air, and in the winter inside the Ulysses Philomathic Library.
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.
On Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 pm, Elizabeth Root will lead a discussion as a part of the Spring Speakers Series.
Using Betsy’s book, Kids Caught in the Psychiatric Maelstrom, as a springboard, along with other sources of information, we’ll discuss the state of our 21st Century children, and how do we best nourish their hearts, souls and brains.