Canastota Public Library news

Beth TottenBy Elizabeth Totten, public relations

(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2013) December is a busy month everywhere…yes, we are even busy at the Canastota Public Library.  There is still time to join in on the fun.

Our very own Mindy Snyder will display her watercolor paintings in the Lawson Community Room during the entire month of December.  Stop in to see her talents.  An artist’s reception will be held for Mindy on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 the library.  The reception is open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

In 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.

Try your hand at decorating a Gingerbread House on Tuesday, Dec 3 at 6 p.m. with Natalie Gustafson.  Mrs. Gustafson has made all the gingerbread for this event.  You just have to put it together and decorate it for the family. Only one house per family and you must be registered for this program to participate.  Call us at 697-7030 to register.

The Book Chat group meets on Wednesday Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.  The book for discussion is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  The Book Chat meets in the Lawson Community Room at the library.  All are welcome to come to the discussion.

Do you have an iPad that you haven’t used a lot?  Come to the library and learn the basics of using your iPad on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at our iPad Workshop.  You must bring your own iPad to this class.  Please RSVP to 697-7030 for the workshop.

Santa will visit the library on Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 1 p.m.  He will be on the Children’s Floor (second floor) visiting with the children and hearing their gift requests.  Santa will read a few of his favorite books also.  Please feel free to bring your camera and take some pictures of your child with Santa.

On Saturday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. local author Dawn Eddy will be at the library to talk about her newly published book, “A Good Knight and an Ordinary Day.”  This is a Christian book and there is a Biblical message to it.  The story is based on Eph 6 – The armor of God.

After 30 years of marriage and with three adult children, it is Mrs. Eddy’s desire to honor and remember the everyday “warrior” moments in an ordinary day.  Of her three children, her two sons are serving in the USAF.  Both of them will be joining us at the Canastota Library book signing event.  Her daughter will also be there.

The family hopes to inspire our local children to put on the armor of God as they valiantly conquer each day.  All are invited to attend. The book will be on sale at the library and the author would be happy to autograph it for anyone who purchases it.

The Canastota Public Library will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.  The library will close at 4:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and will be closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2014.

The library is located at 102 W. Center St. For more information, call 315-697-7030.


By martha

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