Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Our Friends are sponsoring one more Books-Sandwiched-In this fall.  You're invited to join us at noon on Tuesday, October 17th, for "Wayne County in Pictures" presented by Chris Kenyon.  Chris is a regular columnist with the Finger Lakes Times, Sun and Record, and Lake Ontario Outdoors, and is a freelance writer with other publications.  He is the Recreational Promotional Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism; from their site:  "Kenyon is a tireless advocate for enjoying the outdoors, preserving the environment, and sharing knowledge and skills."  Reservations are required; lunch is included with a $3 donation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Real Treat!

We hope to see you Monday evening (September 25th) for this special screening with Hank Linhart.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Download This App!
 Some time during the next two weeks, you will want to download the RBdigital app, as Recorded Books will no longer be using the Zinio for Libraries app for us to access their content. Don't worry - it's free, painless to install and use, and all of your checked out issues will automatically transfer into the new app.  Stop by the library if you need help.  Enjoy your magazines!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, September 14th, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Books-Sandwiched-In With Joe O'Toole

Our Friends group has a treat in store for you, as Books-Sandwiched-In starts up for the fall!  On September 19th, Joe O'Toole, Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum - and facilitator of our upcoming Adult Reading and Discussion Series "Famous American Authors' Less Famous Books" - will present "Herman Melville:  His Life and His Works," sharing information about this great American author.

Melville is best known for writing what is considered to be one of the greatest American novels: Moby-Dick.  Many people are familiar with the famous opening line:  "Call me Ishmael."  But beyond that, few people know about the man behind the story.  For instance, during his lifetime, Melville's first and most popular novel was Typee, the story of a sailor held captive by a native tribe on a South Pacific island.  The novel was based on Melville's personal experiences, and because of this book's popularity, he was known as "the man who lived among the cannibals."

Melville went on write many books, including a novel of the American Revolution; short fiction, which was serialized in magazines of the day; and even poetry.  He pursued various occupations throughout his life, including schoolteacher, sailor, gentleman farmer, and customs inspector; he was friends with author Nathaniel Hawthorne; he suffered many family tragedies; and, sadly, he was never financially successful as a writer.

Join us at noon on the 19th to hear more about this fascinating author.  (And sign up now to reserve your spot for our "Famous American Authors' Less Famous Books," funded by a Humanities New York grant, and supported by our generous Friends group!)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing

This area will be privileged to see a partial (~70-80%) solar eclipse next Monday, August 21st.  Thanks to a NASA and Moore Foundation grant secured by Sarah Matthews at the Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, we have 25 pairs of eclipse glasses you'll be able to use to look safely at the sun.

Join us on the library's front lawn between noon and 4 p.m. on Monday to watch as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.  You can borrow a pair of our glasses - we'll be sharing, so times may be limited.  Feel free to bring your own pinhole "projector" or even a colander to watch the circles of light form on the lawn.  The next solar eclipse that we'll be able to see in our area will be on April 8, 2024!

Click here for a history of eclipses and additional information and activities.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friends Group Meets Today

Our Friends' monthly meeting is today (Tuesday, August 15th) at 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome to come join this group which supports your library.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Closing Picnic Monday!

On Monday, August 14th @ noon we're having our Summer Reading Closing Picnic!  Please bring your own lunch, and we'll provide drinks and ice cream.  Families can build a sundae with a variety of toppings.

Reading certificates will be passed out and we will also have the grand prize drawing.  Be sure to have all your reading minutes turned in!  Signup was required for the picnic so we can be sure we have enough for everyone!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Build a Better World - Last Full Week!

Last but not least!  We have another fun week planned for you ...

Monday, August 7th
Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
Minecraft, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8th
PS4/VR Gaming, 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9th
Dominoes @ the Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m.

Thursday, August 10th
Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.

Friday, August 11th
Build a Journal, 2 p.m.

And looking ahead - Monday, August 14th is our Summer Reading Finale Picnic!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Build a Better World Week 5!

There's still time to join us for summer reading fun!

Monday, July 31
Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
3D Printer Demo, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1
Gravitational Bull, 12 p.m.
Balloon Workshop, 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 2
Sand/Cloud Dough @ Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m

Thursday, August 3
Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.
Cardboard Fashion Show, 2-4 p.m. 

Friday, August 4
Engineering Challenge, 2 p.m. 

A special thanks to our Friends group for sponsoring the Balloon Workshop!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Build a Better World - Week 4

This is going to be another great week to visit your library!

Monday, July 24
Quake & Make, 10:30 a.m. - NOTE:  This program has been postponed!
Minecraft, 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25
LEGO Batman Movie, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26
Marble Maze @ the Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m.

Thursday, July 27
Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.
Teen String Art, 2 p.m.

Friday, July 28
No Sew Shirt Bag, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sign Up For Quake and Make!

On Monday, July 24th at 10:30, Emily Boedo from Cornell University will be leading an earthquake program for kids, "Quake and Make." We are limited to 20 kids and it is best suited for ages 6-10. We still have several spots available. Please call the library to sign up.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Four More Sync Weeks

There's one more month of free audiobooks for teens this summer - but you don't have to be a teen to enjoy these titles!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Build a Better World - Week 3!

Week 3 is packed with fun and interesting things to do:

Monday, July 17th
Story Time, 10:30 a.m.
3D Printer Demo, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18th
PS4/VR Gaming, 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19th
 Magna-Tiles @ the Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m.

Thursday, July 20th
Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.
Teen Chef Challenge (Signup required), 2 p.m.

Friday, July 21st
Animal Toy Builders, 2 p.m. 

Adults:  Join us Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m. for Mah Jongg and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for line dancing! 

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Build A Better World - Week 2!

We have a really exciting second week planned:

Monday, July 10th
Master Gardener Plant Program (please sign up), 11 a.m.
Minecraft, 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11th
Zoomobile, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12th
Ozobots @ the Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m.
Line Dancing with Joy Frizelle, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 13th
Bubbles with Bette, 10:30 a.m. 

Friday, July 14th
Plastic Bag Jump Ropes, 2 p.m. 

Adults are also invited to join our Mah Jongg group at 1 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. 

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Fun Has Begun!

Summer Reading Week 1 continues with:

Wednesday, July 5th 
LEGO® @ the Farmers' Market, 2:30-6 p.m.
Line Dancing with Joy Frizelle, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 6th
Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.
Stop Motion Animation, 2-4 p.m.

Friday, July 7th 
Jewelry Builders, 2 p.m.
If you haven't signed up, it's not too late - stop by today!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Starts Now!

Summer Reading starts Monday, July 3rd! Join us for Story time at 10:30 and kids can stop in and build a cupcake from 2-4!! Sign up for summer reading if you haven't yet and start tracking your minutes!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Movie Day Tuesday!

"A military working dog befriends the President's son, who is having trouble leading a normal life."  Come watch this 2017 feature movie on our big screen; snacks and drinks will be provided.  The fun starts at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th, in our community room.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Successful Paperback Sale!

Our Friends group took in $489.50 at last week's paperback sale!  Thanks to Sandi Hamilton and her crew for all their work, and to all the shoppers who filled their bags with some great summer reading.  There are several good titles left, and all are free!  Stop by the library this week and pick up a few (or a lot!).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gaming Galore!

It's time for another Gaming Galore @ your library!  Come and try out our new virtual reality headset, play the Wii, or try a group build on the Minecraft Server.  Join us from 3-5 on Tuesday, June 20th!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Successful Budget Vote!

Thank you to all who voted today! Our budget passed with 91 "yes" votes and 18 "no" votes. Congratulations to our newest Trustee, Amy Johnson, who will start her term in July at the beginning of our new fiscal year, and to incumbents Brittany Secore and Brenda Rowe who were reelected. We all really appreciate the community's support!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Reminder: Library Budget Vote/Trustee Election Wednesday!

Residents of the Sodus Central School District will have the opportunity to vote on our library's  2017-2018 budget from noon until 8 p.m. this Wednesday, June 7th.  If you have any questions, please call me at 315-483-9292.
  • The increase being voted on is $6,330
  • This increase is within the tax cap
  • The proposed tax levy totals $314,400
  • The $6,330 increase amounts to approximately 1.5¢ per $1,000 assessed value
  • There are three candidates for three Trustee vacancies:
    • Amy Johnson
    • Brenda Rowe
    • Brittany Secore
Voters must be 18 years of age and residents of our school district for at least 30 days.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Join Us - Sodus Fireman's Parade

Attention Kids - Join us in Friday's parade.  Dress up as construction workers to help us promote our summer reading program, "Build a Better World."  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

County Maps on HeritageQuest Online

There is a wealth of census and family information, and so much more, available from our HeritageQuest Online database.  You can access it here at the library or at home - or any other place where you can connect to Wi-Fi.  This is how our New York State counties looked in 1790!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Krafty Kids on Tuesday

Ages 8 and up are invited to join us for Faux Stained Glass Painting from 3:30-5 p.m. next Tuesday, May 30th.  Sign up is required.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Club Postponed

NOTE:  This week's Book Club has been postponed until June.  If you haven't yet read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, you now have an extra month before our discussion!

Monday, May 22, 2017

PJ Story Time Tuesday!

Join us as at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd, as we celebrate the birthday of Margaret Wise Brown.  Wear your jammies and bring a friend to enjoy some great stories.  We'll also have a snack and free book for each child!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gaming Galore!

Join us from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, for Gaming Galore!  We'll have Minecraft, PS4, Wii, Pokémon, and more!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upcoming Books-Sandwiched-In Luncheon

Have you been working on your family tree, but need some guidance?  Or have you always wanted to research your family, but don't know where to start?  Sign up for the next Books-Sandwiched-In sponsored by the Friends of the Sodus Community Library!

Dennis Hogan will be presenting "Searching U.S. Records for Your Immigrant Ancestor" at noon on Tuesday, May 16th.  Dennis has been working on his family genealogy since 1977, and has spoken on the topic since 2003 (with a special interest in New York State and Ireland).  He is currently the Town of Gorham Historian and is a Past President of the Town of Gorham Historical Society.

Reservations are required, and lunch is included with a $3 donation.  Stop by the library or call 315-483-9292 to sign up - you don't want to miss this one!  Meanwhile, you can check out his website:

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pokémon Club Battles Tuesday!

Join us from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25th, for Pokémon Club.  Bring your cards to battle!