Cazenovia Public Library news

(Cazenovia, NY – Jan. 2012) On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room, families with middle school, high school or college students will have a second opportunity to join Paul Celuch, co-founder of College Assistance Plus, for an enjoyable and stimulating workshop entitled “Get a Degree…not Debt.”

The workshop will focus on how to find the right career, major and college, and then how to negotiate better deals even while enrolled in college or graduate school. Learning how the college business model works and how award decisions are made enables families and students to leverage much better deals at their college of choice.

Celuch, a national speaker on this topic, has been highlighted in the New York Times for having developed a unique specialization in this field. By using his national database and team of college experts at their Rochester national service center, better financial arrangements can be accomplished.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 655-9322 or visit

‘Contagion’ to be Shown

Adults are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library to view “Contagion,” a film that explores what global viruses mean to the human race. The film will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Library Community Room.

In Contagion Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, along with medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, explore the real science of global viruses. Revealed is what happens when a deadly virus is brought into the U.S. and then quickly spreads across the world.

As virologists frantically try to track down the origins of the pathogen and to find a cure, it starts to mutate, foiling every move they make (

Contagion is rated PG 13 and runs for 106 minutes. Admission and popcorn are always free.

Free transportation is available through CRIS-CAT for Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson residents over 55 and ambulatory. Call (315) 655-0612 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. three to five days in advance.

Also mark your calendar for “Moneyball,” which will be shown Jan. 19 at 2 and 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the movie schedule at the Cazenovia Public Library, call 655-9322 or visit

New book club at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Public Library kicks off 2012 with a newly formed book club called “The Open Book Club.”

Beginning in the Library Community Room Wednesday, Jan. 18, interested persons can meet either at 2 or 7 p.m. The group celebrates the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird” by choosing Harper Lee’s best-loved classic as its initial book selection. Stop by the library to pick up a copy.

To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie (

Following the Jan. 18 meeting, participants will decide the dates for subsequent meetings, as well as book titles.

The Open Book Club is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 655-9322 or visit

By martha

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