Cazenovia Public Library news

Sept. 26, 2019: 22nd annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screenings

Join over 100,000 film enthusiasts across the globe for the 22nd annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival — a weeklong contest (Sept. 26 through Oct. 6) that allows the audience to choose the winners.

The Cazenovia Public Library will screen the 10 finalists on Friday, September 27 at 1 and 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at in the Community Room.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival salutes the creative talents of both the actors on screen and the directors behind the camera. The festival made its debut in 1998 when sixteen short films were projected onto the side of a truck on Little Italy’s Mulberry Street in New York City. It has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

This year, the finalists represent the best of 1250 submissions from 70 countries.

During the screening events, audience members at each viewing venue will be handed voting cards and asked to cast their ballots for their single favorite film and their favorite actor/actress. The votes will be tallied at each location and sent to the MANHATTAN SHORT Headquarters. The winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 7 at manhattanshort.com.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.

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

Sept. 28: Family pumpkin painting event

This fall, the Cazenovia Public Library will celebrate the change of seasons with a family pumpkin painting event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The hands-on program is presented in association with the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Fall Festival.

During the fun and creative program, children and their families will have the opportunity to select and decorate their own pumpkins. All materials will be provided. Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright Martin will lead the activities in the library’s Community Room.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Oct. 1: Junior book club

The “Wild and Wonderful Readers” junior book club will hold its next meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden Room.

The junior book club is open to children ages 9-14. Sessions combine book discussion, games and hands-on creative activities.

The group will discuss Counting by 7s, a novel by Holly Goldberg Sloan.

The award-winning New York Times bestseller tells the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old genius who is obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions and finds comfort in counting by 7s. When her parents die in a car crash, Willow is left alone in a baffling world.

Books are available at the circulation desk.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 315.655.9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.

Oct. 4: The Five Families Ensemble to perform

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Cazenovia Public Library will host The Five Families Ensemble, directed by Monk Rowe.

The newly formed CNY musical group stretches the boundaries of the traditional chamber ensemble by combining sounds from each of the four instrument families — brass, woodwind, string and percussion — with the human voice.

With stellar musicianship, distinctive arrangements, and a repertoire that ranges from Beethoven to the blues, the ensemble appeals to audiences of all ages.

The Five Families Ensemble includes Liz Simchick (violin), Nick Fields (trumpet and baritone horn), Kristen Kopf (cello), Tom McGrath (percussion) and Monk Rowe (woodwinds and keyboards).

Rowe has a robust career as a performer, educator and composer.

In his position as the Joe Williams Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College, he has personally interviewed over 300 jazz artists in an effort to preserve their unique and significant oral histories.

He is an active performer on saxophone and piano and has composed numerous works for a variety of ensembles.

This program is made possible with funds from the Friends of the Library and the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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

Oct. 7: LEGO building session for kids

The Cazenovia Public Library invites children ages 5 and older to the Community Room on Monday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. 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 LEGO boat 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.

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

Oct. 8: Greeting card workshops

The Cazenovia Public Library will host four Christmas Card workshops leading up to the Holiday Season.

Laurie Arnold will lead the sessions in the Community Room at 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

During each 2-hour session, participants will create four beautiful, handmade cards to send to family and friends.

Each class is limited to 12 people. To register, call Laurie Arnold, Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! at 315-655-4670 or email lauriearnoldstamps@gmail.com.

The total cost for the series is $30, which will cover all materials, to be paid on the first night.

Arnold will also lead free Card Making sessions at the library on the third Monday of each month. The next workshop will be held Monday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is requested.

For more information, call 315.655.9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.

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