September events planned at the Canastota Library

Submitted by Beth Totten

September brings back to school for many families and hour changes at the library. The library also has some interesting events planned for the month. We hope you will come out and take advantage of these programs.

On Sept. 2, the Canastota Library closed for Labor Day; however, the library reopened Sept. 3 with the following hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

College costs have skyrocketed in recent years. Many students are wondering how they will pay college tuition, book prices and room and board for their college years. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., join Jon Smith as he talks about “Saving for College.” We hope you will call us at 315.697.7030 to reserve your space for this talk.

Ukulele classes with instructor Deb Guarneiri will begin again in September. Classes in September will be held Saturdays including Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Introduction to Ukulele Basics will begin at 1 p.m. This class includes learning the fret board and becoming comfortable holding, tuning and strumming the ukulele. At 2 p.m., CLUES (Canastota Library Ukulele Extraordinary Strummers) Club will meet. During these sessions, the club plays fun songs and adds new songs to their collection. If you do not have a ukulele, the library has several that can be loaned out. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to sign up for these ukulele programs.

On Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., it’s time for another Canaltown Talk with Norman Dann. Dann will be talking about his newest book, “God, Gerrit and Guidance: The Life of Ann Carrol Fitzhugh Smith.” Smith, her life and contributions to abolition, women’s rights, women’s suffrage and religion will be discussed. The Canalside Talks are a cooperative effort of the Canal Town Museum and the library.

On Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., Chris Dean will be talking about how you can eliminate the cost of your cable television by using legal and fully licensed sources for alternative programming. Dean will highlight free programming and resources that are available. Dean has previously provided professional advice and services to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment and the Motion Picture Association of America.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., join Kristin Welch, recycling coordinator for Madison County Department of Solid Waste for a discussion on the Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling. This talk will explain Madison County’s new recycling guidelines and answer any questions you may have regarding recycling.

On Monday, Sept. 23, the library welcomes CNY Hemp Processing of Canastota and its president, Stephen Halton. Halton will talk about the new company, their product line and expansion efforts in our community. The talk will begin at 7 p.m.

Amanda Douglass of NBT Bank will speak about “Credit Reports, Protecting Your Credit and Your Identity” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Douglass will speak about the importance of protecting your credit and other fine points regarding financial literacy.

The Art Exhibit this month in the Lawson Community Room is the work of The Exceptional Artists. The Exceptional Artworks program, whose mission is to increase public awareness of the talents of people with disabilities, provides the artists with opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings through the arts. We hope you will stop by the library to see this wonderful display.

The Canastota Public Library is located at 102. W. Center St., Canastota. You can reach the library at 315.697.7030 to sign up for programs. The library has been providing services to the community since 1896.

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