Utica Public Library news

Library announces photo contest winners

On Tuesday, June 18, the Utica Public Library held a reception to announce the winners of its sixth annual photography contest for adults. Cash prizes were given out to the winners in attendance. Pictured from left are Anthony M. Rabasca (Best of Show), Colleen Elliott-Blush (Best Striking Use of Color), Barbara Williams Hoehn (Best Nature), Katie Sullivan (Best Architectural), Sydney Gape (Best Portrait), and John Kelsey (Best Black & White). Rabasca’s Best of Show entry was a striking color landscape of Mystery Valley in Arizona. Not pictured is Bill McCarthy (Best Social Commentary).

Library presents understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library will host the Alzheimer’s Association presentation “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” in the library gallery. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as their ability to use language is lost.

Some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify triggers, and incorporate helpful strategies. This lecture is free to the public. Registration is required. To register, call 315.472.4201. Registration should be done at least five days before the program date.

Do you have a short story inside you? Library offers free literary short story class

The Utica Public Library will host The Art of the Literary Short Story from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. This free, three-hour class will be presented by educator, poet and author Suzanne Richardson.

The class will cover terminology, technique, plot development and characterization. Registration is required; register by calling 315.735.2279 or visiting uticapubliclibrary.org. Registration began at 8:30 a.m. July 24, 2019.

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