Library to host local children’s book author, iIllustrator

The Cazenovia Public Library will welcome author Dr. Sue Carroll Duffy and illustrator Jane W. Carroll to the Community Room at 3:15 p.m. Monday, April 16. The duo will read and discuss their new children’s book, Finding Diamonds. The wonderful story captures the curiosity of youth and the magic of outdoor discovery.

If you find a giant diamond, are you as valuable as a giant diamond? A young boy hopes so. While his family sleeps, he and his dog begin the hunt. His curious mind, nature, and the power of loving relationships lead the way to his most important discovery.

Dr. Sue Carroll Duffy is a psychologist, play therapist and therapeutic storyteller. She grew up in Cazenovia; she lives in rural coastal Maine with her family. Finding Diamonds is her first picture book. Duffy works with the Passamaquoddy tribe and is developing a nature-based therapy model for children.

Jane Woodruff Carroll lives in Cazenovia. She has received numerous awards and exhibited in nationallyjuried shows, including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.

After listening to the book, children will head outside to hunt for a few treasures of their own. Books will be available for purchase following the presentation.

Author Dr. Sue Carroll Duffy

Library to host SUNY ESF workshop on reducing waste

The Cazenovia Public Library will host a family workshop on reducing material waste at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Community Room. “A Family Approach to Reducing Waste” is presented by The Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions.

During the hands-on program, families will work together to find ways to use fewer materials in their daily lives and create less waste. Students from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry will provide information and lead games and activities. Participants will learn to live a simpler life and to prepare an easy no-bake granola bar recipe.

Library and Izaak Walton League present Young Naturalists: All About Birds

The Cazenovia Public Library will partner with the Izaak Walton League to present the Young Naturalists program series for children ages 7 and older. The hands-on programs are designed to get young people interested in science and connected to conservation and outdoor recreation. Sessions are held in the Community Room on the third Thursday of each month. “All About Birds” will be held at 4:30 p.m. April 19.

The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 by 54 avid anglers dedicated to conserving outdoor America for future generations. The environmental organization is named after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Complete Angler—a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. The League is one of the first conservation organizations to set forth an aggressive course of action to defend wild America by changing public policy.

In “All About Birds,” participants will learn to identify local birds by their distinctive calls and colors. Children will play games, listen for birds outside, and create pinecone bird feeders for their flying friends. Registration is requested.

The Post to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Public Library will present two free screenings of The Post at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Community Room.

Steven Spielberg’s The Post (2017) stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post. Set in the early 1970s, the film recounts the controversial publication of the Pentagon Papers by The Post and The New York Times. Graham and Bradlee must risk their careers to expose a massive cover-up spanning three decades and four U.S. presidents.

The film is rated PG-13 and runs 116 minutes. Free popcorn provided. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 655-9322 or visit

By martha

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