Canastota Public Library News
By Elizabeth Totten
(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2012) Nov. 1 to 31 Art Exhibit: The Knitting Groups of the Canastota Public Library will continue to display and sell their creations during the month of November. Their work can be viewed in the display case on the first floor of the library, near the Circulation Desk. The Lawson Community Room will feature the knitting of Katrina McManus. Katrina will be selling some of the items—just in time for your holiday purchasing. We hope you will stop by to see some of these wonderful sweaters, scarves and other beautiful items.
In November and December, The Canastota Public Library will be celebrating with Food For Fines. In this two month period, we will be accepting non-perishable food items in place of CPL fines. We ask that the food donation be equal to the fine charged. For instance, if a patron owes $2 for a late DVD, a box of rice might be an acceptable donation. If several books are overdue, an acceptable donation might be a can of vegetables or soup. We can only accept the donations for fees due to the Canastota Public Library. All items will be donated to the Opportunity Shop to help keep their shelves full during the holiday season.
Aquaponics combines fish farming with hydroponic farming. Come to the library and hear about “Aquaponics and Aqua Vita Farms,” a local company that uses this method to grow fresh produce. Mark Doherty of Aqua Vita Farms will speak on Wednesday, Nov 7 at 7 p.m. in the Lawson Community Room at the Canastota Public Library.
“Eating Healthy for the Holidays,” a program especially for people suffering from diabetes, will be presented on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 7pm by Dina Lawson, RD with Madison County Office for the Aging. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or have been a diabetic, this program can help you to make heathier eating choices.
Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. is the 12th Annual Rebecca Eddy Memorial Writing Contest Award Ceremony. The winners of our annual writing competition will be named for each age and writing categories. Prizes will also be awarded. At that time, entrants will also have the opportunity to read their poem or short story to the audience. The ceremony will be held on the second floor of the library.
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the following dates: Thursday, Nov. 22; Friday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 25.
Elizabeth Totten provides public relations for the Canastota Public Library.