Cazenovia Public Library news

Cazenovia Public Library news

Isle of Dogs to be shown at the library

The Cazenovia Public Library will present two free screenings of Isle of Dogs on Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The 2018 stop-motion animated film is written, produced, and directed by Wes Anderson.

When an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island, a young boy sets off alone to rescue his beloved pet. On the island, the boy is assisted in his quest by a pack of newly found mongrel friends. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 101 minutes.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.

LEGO Building Session at the library

The Cazenovia Public Library invites children ages 5 and older to the Community Room on Monday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. for the chance to channel their inner architect and get building. Children’s Program Coordinator Jenna Wright Martin will lead “LEGO My Library,” a fun, hands-on program for young builders. Participants will have access to the Library’s vast collection of LEGO construction toys. The program will feature a LEGO Maze challenge and time for creative construction.

The library is a place of imagination and discovery. Programs like “LEGO My Library” allow children to socialize, be creative, and see their imaginings come to life. Construction toys offer significant educational benefits to children of all ages. Not only is hands-on play fun and exciting, but it also helps to develop motor and spatial skills, ingenuity, critical thinking, social and language proficiencies and more.

Sculptor Dexter Benedict

Sculptor Dexter Benedict to Discuss The Lincklaen Statue

The Cazenovia Public Library will host sculptor Dexter Benedict in the Community Room on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. His presentation, “Lincklaen Sculpture: The Bronze Casting Process,” will focus on his latest commission and his artistic process.

Dexter Benedict is the owner/operator of the Fire Works Foundry and Sculpture Studio near Penn Yan in Yates County, New York. He received a B.A. in Art from Ottawa University, Kansas, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2010, Benedict retired from Keuka College, where he was honored with the title of Professor of Art, Emeritus.

Benedict’s work is primarily figurative in imagery. To create a piece, he works directly in clay to develop the form, and then, using the Lost Wax Process, casts the work in bronze at his foundry. He has completed a number of corporate and private commissions, ranging from small commemorative awards to monumental bronze portrait figures. Locally, he created the Ben Franklin statue in Syracuse’s Franklin Square, as well as the Jerry Wilson statue and The Stone Throwers statues on Tipperary Hill.

Benedict is currently developing a bronze statue of Cazenovia’s founder, John Lincklaen, to be erected in Lakeland Park. The sculpture, “Lincklaen’s Vision,” will be installed in celebration of Cazenovia’s 225th Anniversary.

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

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