Friday, April 20, 2007

Another Quote for National Library Week

"As a child, I loved to read books. The library was a window to the world, a pathway to worlds and people far away from my neighborhood in Philadelphia."
~Ed Bradley, news correspondent

Knitting Class Continues

Here is a sampling of the scarves, dishcloths, etc. that the women in our knitting group have crafted. There is now room for two or three more in the class, so if you'd like to learn, need a few pointers or a refresher, or just want to come, sit and knit with us, stop by the Library any Friday at 10 a.m. and join the fun!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday's Luncheon

A capacity crowd enjoyed dreaming of Spring gardening at the Library on Tuesday.

Sarah from Grandpa's Nursery and Gardens discussed and showed slides of many of the most popular new perennials, and had us all looking forward to better weather ahead.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Quote for National Library Week

"When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world. HAVE FUN - READ!"
John Goodman, actor

Sunday, April 15, 2007

National Library Week

It's National Library Week! This national observance, sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country, was first celebrated in 1958. This year's theme is
This week we hope you and your friends will set aside some time to "come together" at our library. If you do, you can turn a rock into a beautifully painted house (Monday at 10 a.m.), enjoy stories with your preschooler (Monday at 10:30 a.m.), eat a delicious lunch and hear about new perennials for 2007 (Tuesday at noon), attend a Friends meeting (Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.), and learn how to knit (Friday at 10 a.m.). Of course, you can also read a book or a magazine, do a puzzle, surf the Internet, send and receive emails, pick up those last-minute income tax forms, and check out an audiobook and a couple of DVDs. This is just a sampling of what awaits you at the Sodus Free Library during National Library Week. We hope to see you soon!

Newest Arrival

This eagle, donated to the Library by SFL Volunteer Bette Bugni, was carved by Tom Verdon of Davenport, Iowa. Verdon carved it in the style of the original eagle which, at ~7 feet tall, stood guard next to the Town of Sodus Honor Roll sign in May of 1943. The plaque on the original eagle read:

"Erected by the citizens of Sodus Township
in grateful recognition of the
sacrificial service of these men & women.
May, 1943"

Pauline Dodge, Senior Library Clerk, has donated a photo of the original sign and eagle, which we have framed. Thanks to Bette and Pauline for bringing a bit of Sodus history back to life!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Free Income Tax Clinic

Thursday evening is your last chance this year to come to the Library and receive help preparing your income tax forms. A Rural Opportunities, Inc. representative will be in our meeting room from 6 to 8 p.m. to answer your questions. The income eligibility requirements are available in an ROI flyer; more information can also be obtained by calling 1-800-888-6770, ext. 342 or ext. 706.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April Books-Sandwiched-In

The Friends of the Sodus Free Library’s popular Books-Sandwiched-In series continues at noon on Tuesday, April 17th, with a presentation on “New Perennials for 2007,” by Grandpa’s Nursery & Gardens, Inc. Because space is limited, reservations are required. The $3 fee includes a sandwich, beverage, and dessert. Call the Library (483-9292) or stop by at 17 Maple Avenue to reserve your spot.

Friday, April 06, 2007

We are now closed for Easter weekend, and will reopen Monday at 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tiger Cub Visit

"Thumbs Up" seems to be the verdict on Tiger Cub Scout Pack #111's field trip to the Library Wednesday evening. Bill Paton's group was very enthusiastic and well-behaved, and we look forward to seeing all of them become regular visitors.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Story Hour Fun

Our Story Hour children loved making their paper bag Easter baskets with Mrs. Koch on Monday. And she even brought the grass and candy to fill them - Yummy!

Monday, April 02, 2007

April Board Meeting

This month's meeting of the Library's Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th (note the change from the second Thursday, this month only). All Board meetings are open to the public.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 6th, 7th, and 8th, for Easter weekend, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9th.