Cazenovia Public Library news

Cazenovia Public Library to host LEGO building session for kids

The Cazenovia Public Library invites children ages 5 and older to the Community Room at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 to channel their inner architects and get building!

Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright Martin will lead “LEGO My Library,” a fun, hands-on program for young builders.

Participants will have access to the Library’s vast collection of LEGO construction toys. The program will feature a “marble run” challenge and time for creative construction.

The Library is a place of imagination and discovery. Programs like “LEGO My Library” allow children to socialize, be creative, and see their imaginings come to life. Construction toys offer significant educational benefits to children of all ages. Not only is hands-on play fun and exciting, but it also helps to develop motor and spatial skills, ingenuity, critical thinking, social and language proficiencies, and more!

Cazenovia Public Library to host junior book club

“The Wild and Wonderful Readers” junior book club will hold its next meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden Room.

The session will combine book discussion, games and hands-on creative activities.

The group will discuss “Lucky Broken Girl” by Ruth Behar.

Based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s, the novel tells the story of a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl adjusting to her new life in New York City when an accident threatens to derail her American dream.

The junior book club is open to children ages 9-14. Books are available at the circulation desk.

Cazenovia Public Library to host Mother Goose Tea for families

Preschoolers and their families are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for a Mother Goose Tea celebrating the stories and rhymes we all know and love.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

The program will feature stories, refreshments and activities. 

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Library to host lecture on the heroes of Pearl Harbor

The Cazenovia Public Library is pleased to welcome Frank T. Stritter, Ph.D. back to the Community Room at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for a special presentation, titled “A Tribute to Heroism at Pearl Harbor.”

The event is sponsored by the Cazenovia America Legion Post 88.

December 7, 1941 was, in President Franklin Roosevelt’s immortal words, “a day that will live in infamy.”

On that day, the skies over the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, filled with the drone of more than 350 Japanese fighter planes and bombers.

During a two-hour surprise attack, the Japanese strike force rained fire on the unprepared US Pacific fleet, damaging or destroying some 20 ships and 200 aircraft and inflicting 3,500 casualties.

The attack thrust the United States into World War II, as Congress declared war on Japan the following day.

Many heroes stepped forward on that fateful day.

Stritter’s presentation will describe the contributions of ten individual heroes, including battleship commanders, underwater welders, and operating room nurses. 

Stritter is a Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a US Army veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 88.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cazenovia Public Library to host lecture on Edwardian women’s fashion

The Cazenovia Public Library will host a presentation on Edwardian women’s fashion at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Community Room.

Costume historian Kjirsten Gustavson will explore the layers of undergarments beneath an Edwardian woman’s fashionable dress.

The lively talk will include reproduction corsets, bum pads, petticoats, and a live model to reveal what it actually felt like to wear those clothes.

Gustavson will also use period newspaper articles and fashion magazines to explore the impacts of mass production in the New York fashion industry from the factory, to the store, to the home.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315.655.9322 or visit

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