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!)