Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Thank you all so much for your support of our library! Tomorrow starts a new year for all of us, and a real change for me - I'll be a retiree on 1/1/2018! I've loved my job at the library, and now look forward to being on the other side of the desk :)  "Stay Tuned" for updates from our new Director, Roxanne Roscup.  Happy New Year to all! ... Carol G

Wednesday, December 13, 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, December 14th, in our Community Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, December 11, 2017

PJ Storytime Tuesday

Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to enjoy stories, a snack, and other themed activities!  The fun starts at 6:30 on Tuesday, December 12th.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Friday Movie Day!

Join us at 2 p.m. today (Friday, December 8) for this fun movie.  Popcorn and drinks are provided.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

December Schedule

Miss Roxanne's December schedule of children's programs is now available!  Stop by the library to pick up your copy so you don't miss out on the fun!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Friends' Holiday Bake Sale!

The Friends of the Sodus Community Library are offering "Simply Cookies" for this year's Holiday Bake Sale.  Starting on Thursday, December 14th, they'll be selling all kinds of cookies wrapped, decorated, and ready to give to that special friend, favorite teacher, or even yourself!

If you'd like to donate, just get out the cookie sheets and your favorite recipe; we'll accept any variety of cookies (but no other type of baked goods).  You can decorate them for gift giving, or we can do that for you.  Your cookies do need to be wrapped and the ingredients listed, please.  Donations can be dropped off on Wednesday, December 13th between 10 and 8.  The public will be able to buy your confections on Thursday, December 14th from 10 to 7, Friday, December 15th from 10 to 4, and Saturday, December 16th from 10 to 4.

New this year, to help you with your Christmas gift giving, will be a drawing for baskets full of wondrous things.  There will be many choices, from a family basket filled with games and snacks, to a winter fun basket featuring a gift certificate for Brantling and a fleece throw to warm you up afterwards.  Come in and see all the fabulous things you can win during the Holiday Bake Sale; you will not need to be present at the time of the drawing.  Thank you for supporting our Friends!

Tuesday, November 07, 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, November 9th, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Our Friends once again did a great job at their Used Book Sale. Thanks to Sale Chair Sandi Hamilton and her hard-working crew of many for all the organizing, moving, and selling of an overwhelming number of books! The amount sold in just three days totaled $1,151.75!

Free Books!

Stop by any time this week to look through our book sale leftovers - they're all free!

There are many, many good titles left.  Come shop without your wallet!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Saturday is Bag Day!

Bring the biggest bag you can find, and fill it for just $2!  There are some really great titles left!

Friday, November 03, 2017

Friends Book Sale Continues

It's definitely worth a trip to the library to bargain shop today - everything is 1/2 price at our Friends Book Sale!

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.