(Hamilton, NY – Nov. 2012) The Hamilton Historical Commission is sponsoring a new museum exhibition titled “Indigenous People of Central New York.” This new exhibit will open with a reception Nov. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the museum space at the Hamilton Public Library.

Numerous Native American archaeological and contemporary objects from Colgate University’s Longyear Museum of Anthropology will be included in the exhibit, which is curated by Colgate students Lilyan Jones and Gillian Weaver. The themes explored in the displays are: Before & After European Contact; Symbolism, Folklore and the Oral Tradition; and Contemporary Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Culture.

Brief remarks by the student curators will begin at 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. The exhibition will remain open for viewing through the summer. For more information, contact Joan Prindle at 315.824.3060.

Come celebrate this season of giving and gratitude with the Hamilton Public Library! Books with these themes are currently on display in the adult fiction section, as you enter the fireplace room. There is a Thanksgiving themed book display in the children’s fiction section, as well.

Are you missing a bicycle? A bicycle has been left chained to the bicycle rack in front of the library for several months. There is also an abandoned bike helmet in the front foyer. If either the bicycle or helmet belong to you, please stop by and pick them up.

Another reminder that the library will be closing at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed all day on Thanksgiving.

Hilary Virgil 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 onBroad Streetis always open for your convenience. Check the library’s Facebook page for up-to-date information about programs and special events.

By martha

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