Hamilton Public Library Kicks Off April Events

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – April 2012) The Friends of Hamilton Public Library invite you to a week of Customer Appreciation events starting Monday, April 2. Stop by for daily refreshments, view the wonderful art work from our community and attend receptions, a writer’s readout and computer classes. Pick up a little memento from the Friends, as well.

A full roster of events will be posted on the library’s Facebook and new webpage at midyorklib.org/wp/hamilton.

Entries for our Community Art Show will be accepted until Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

By now, our annual newsletter should have been received either in the mail or by email. If for some reason you did not receive one, you may pick one up at the library or read it online by visiting midyorklib.org/wp/hamilton/newsletter.

Starting April 2, the library will be offering computer classes and assistance from Mid-York Library System trainers Tuesdays and Thursdays. When classes are not being held, there will be five laptops for your use throughout the week.

This mobile lab will be at our library until the end of June, so drop in frequently for individual help and sign up for those classes that are the most helpful to you.

There will be a series of free tutor­-training sessions in April for individuals interested in helping others improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held at the Chittenango location of the Sullivan Free Library, April 12, 17, 19 and 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, contact Madison County Reads Ahead trainer Morris Atwood at (315) 761-2525 or matwood@midyork.org.

As a reminder, stories and illustrations for our Chenango Valley Scribes Writing & Illustrating Contest are due Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Entries may be dropped off at the library or the Colgate Bookstore.

Library Kicks off April Events

Monday, April 2: Volunteer Reception featuring music by The Blue Parsley Boys, Hamilton Public Library, Community Room, 4:45 p.m. A Library Customer Appreciation Event.

Tuesday, April 3: Music Story Time with Guest Story teller Joan Ford and Library Director Barb Coger, Hamilton Public Library, 10:30 a.m. A Library Customer Appreciation Event.

Tuesday, April 3: “How to Download eBooks and Audiobooks” class, Hamilton Public Library, Community Room, noon to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3: Public Art Reception honoring local artists whose works are on display at Hamilton Public Library, featuring music by Ed Vollmer, Hamilton Public Library, 4:15 p.m. A Library Customer Appreciation Event.

Wednesday, April 4: Local writers group will read from their original poems and writings, Hamilton Public Library, Community Room, 7 p.m. A Library Customer Appreciation Event.

Thursday, April 5: “How to Download Ebooks and Audiobooks” class, Hamilton Public Library, Community Room, 10 a.m. to noon (note change of time).

Friday, April 6: 5 p.m. deadline for the Chenango Valley Scribes Writing and Illustrating Contest. Submit entries in person to the Colgate Bookstore or Hamilton Public Library or mail to Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St., Hamilton. Call the library at (315) 824-3060, or the Colgate Bookstore at (315)228-6944 for more information.

Barb Coger is director of the Hamilton Public Library. The library is usually open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call the library at (315) 824-3060, during these hours for assistance. The book drop on Broad Street is always open for your convenience. Check the library’s Facebook page for up-to-date information about programs and special events.

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