Canastota Public Library News

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY – March 2013Beth Totten) March will be a busy month for the Canastota Public Library. With spring just around the corner but we’ve still got some winter weather ahead of us. The library has fun talks and programming planned while we wait for spring to arrive.

Erin Conley of Verona is our Artist of the month for March.  Erin will display her photography, which has a focus on animals, places she has traveled and landscapes.  Erin’s work will be displayed individually and in groups and collages.

The Art Reception for Erin Conley’s photography show will be held on Tuesday March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lawson Community Room.  There is no cost to attend the opening but Erin requests that attendees bring donations for Wanderer’s Rest.  Donations could include pet food, pet snacks and supplies.   Erin volunteers her time at Wanderer’s Rest Humane Society and has a great love for pets.

The March Canalside Talk sponsored by The Canal Town Museum and the Canastota Public Library will be “From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker:  Women on Screen During and After World War II”.  The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 7 and begins at 7 p.m. in the Children’s area on the second floor of the library.  Rob Edelman, a lecturer in Film History at SUNY Albany will be the presenter.  This session of the Canalside Talks is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

If you love poetry, why not attend our first Nite of Poetry on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. An open microphone format will allow anyone who writes poetry to join in by reading and/or performing their poetry.  Master of Ceremonies Glenn Miley, a member of the Evening Writer’s Group, will begin the festivities with a performance of some of his poetry.  We are hopeful that this entertaining evening will become a regular event at the library.  Refreshments will be available.

Our Fairy Tea was rescheduled to March due to a threat of bad weather.  So, Author Nariman Jiries will read her book, “Grace-a-Lena Learns the Meaning of Self-Esteem” at a Fairy Tea on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.  The tea is open to Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers and Aunts who would like to attend.  The program is geared for girls up to age 10.  Festivities will include tea and lemonade, cookies, a craft and a reading of “Grace-a-Lena.”

Please contact the library to reserve your space.  Girls should feel free to come dressed as fairies or princesses or dressed in their best clothes. The book, “Grace-a-Lena” will be available for purchase.

Sure and Begorrah!  On Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m.“Adventures in Ireland with Meg and Mike Kolodzie” will take us to the fair cities of Dublin, Dunbrody, Dingle and various other sites in County Cork. Meg and Mike visited the “green isle” this past year and will share stories of the famine ships that left from Dunbrody to America, as well as some of the lovely souvenirs and memorabilia from their trip.

On Wednesday, March 27 join our Book Chat at 1pm in the Lawson Community Room.  The group will discuss the book, “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak.

Finally, the Library will be closed on Sunday, March 31 for the Easter holiday.

Elizabeth Totten provides public relations for the Canastota Public Library. The library is located at 102 W. Center St. For more information, call 697-7030.








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