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Monday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. – History of Halloween (Teens and Adults age 16+)

From Samhain and All Hallow’s Eve to discounted chocolate and Spirit stores: learn about how Halloween traditions started, and the different ways people celebrate the holiday now. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. – Halloween Story Time
Story time will have a special non-scary Halloween theme this week.  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to come in costume!  After a few stories, songs, and finger plays, the children are invited to trick-or-treat at the Library circulation desk.

The Hamilton Public Library is pleased to invite the community to a Grand Celebration at the Library next month. We will celebrate major updates to the original wing of the Library, funded by the Friends of the Library, and we will also bid a fond farewell to outgoing Library Director, Hilary Virgil Deskiewicz. Please join us for this drop-in event on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Remarks will start at 4:45 p.m. and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Hilary has served as Library Director for more than five years, and the Library has continued to grow and prosper under her leadership. Although we are sad to see her go, we appreciate all she has done and wish her all the best on her future endeavors. Please join us in celebrating her contributions to the community and sending her off with lots of well wishes.

The Friends of the Library provided incredible financial support for the refurbishment of the original wing and we were also fortunate to work with a number of local vendors, service providers, crafts people and artists. Hannah McClennen provided invaluable advice to get this project started. A beautiful Library portrait was painted and donated by Jana Laxa. A new green armchair from the Route 20 Sofa Company was donated by the Stradling Family in honor of Catherine Stradling; the blue armchairs are also from the Route 20 Sofa Company. The maple coffee table and burled sideboard are from John Froass & Son, Inc. The round display table near the fireplace and the writing desk are from Stickley Audi & Company. The study table is from Hale Manufacturing Company.

Harden Furniture Inc. refinished all of our wooden library chairs and three antique tables that now have a brand new lease on life. Erik Ingraham built our structural supports into beautiful columns and meticulously repaired and repainted the Fireplace Room. To all, our thanks!

We look forward to celebrating this special time at the Library with the community!

Additional information about Library resources, programs and policies, as well as access to our online services, is available through the Library website midyorklib.org/hamilton/. From the website, you can also sign up for our listserv and Wowbrary notices to receive emails about general Library news and newly added materials in our collections! Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information about programs, special events, and other general Library-related information at facebook.com/HPL.books.

The Library is normally open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit or call the Library at (315) 824-3060 during these hours for assistance. The book drop at the
front of the building is always available for your convenience.

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