Cazenovia Public Library news

September BTOP Computer Classes

(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) Through the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program, free computer classes continue at the Cazenovia Public Library during September. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays with instructors Fritz Meeusen, Kevin Perez, Jennifer Recht and Katie McCauley of Mid-York.

Introduction to Computers is designed for people who have little or no computer experience. It is a hands-on class with guided instruction as well as self-study guide handouts and covers basic skills beginning with using the mouse and keyboard and progressing to file management and Internet use.

This class will be taught in three sessions of two hours each with each session a prerequisite for the next. Introduction to Computers will be held Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12 and 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Basic Internet Security and Computer Maintenance covers the use of free software. Participants will learn how to keep their personal computer safe from software infections while using the Internet, as well as how to keep PCs in optimal condition. This class is taught in two sessions of two hours each with session one a prerequisite for session two.

Participants also need to be experienced computer users. Basic Internet Security and Computer Maintenance will be held Mondays, Sept. 10 and 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All classes will be held in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room and require pre-registration by calling 315.655.9322 or stopping in.

When not in class, instructors will also be available for tutoring; call ahead to arrange a time.

Watch for details on additional September classes, Excel Basics Monday, Sept. 17, and Digital Photo Management Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Alzheimer’s Workshop Planned

An educational workshop, Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease, will be presented in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room by the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 10.

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

Register by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 315.472.4201 ext. 125.

Free transportation through CRIS-CAT is provided for Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson residents over 55 and ambulatory. Just call 315.655.0612 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. three to five days in advance.

Fall Story Time Begins

Join the fun as we grow readers in the Story Garden during the fall Story Time season at the Cazenovia Public Library. Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, story time will be held every week day morning with staff members who have had specialized training in early literacy.

Nursery rhymes bring joy to children of all ages and that’s what Baby Story Time with Betsy Kennedy is all about. Newborns to children 24 months old with their parents or caregivers are invited to join her Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Reading coordinator Pat Hill is calling all children ages 2 and 3 and their parents or caregivers to the Story Garden for Toddler Story Time Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15 a.m. Children ages 4 and 5 with their parents or caregivers are invited to join her for Preschool Story Time Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and Fridays at 11:15 a.m.

Come on in and enjoy the fun that prepares children for school socially and academically, while giving parents the necessary background in child development that will help them guide their children toward becoming lifelong readers. Parents are also invited to take advantage of the library’s extensive collection on school readiness and other child development topics.

Assisting children in the reading habit and making it a lifelong joy is best accomplished by bringing them to story time at an early age. Linda Leonard Lamme, formerly of Cazenovia and co-author of Raising Readers, confirms that “reading will come far easier to the child who has been immersed in printed literature from an early age.”

Studies also show that children who are read to at an early age and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning. Great gains can be made as parents include borrowing books and reading at home as part of the weekly story time experience.

For more information on Story Time in the Story Garden or other library programming or events, call 315.655.9322 or visit All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public.

By martha

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