Cazenovia Public Library news

The Bookshop to be shown Feb. 1

The library will present two free screenings of The Bookshop at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the Community Room. The 2018 drama film is based on the novel of the same name by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Set in 1959, the story centers on Florence Green, a free-spirited, middle-aged widow who risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. The film is rated PG and runs 113 minutes. Free popcorn provided. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.

Library to host interactive junior book club Feb. 5

“The Wild and Wonderful Readers” junior book club will hold its next meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Story Garden Room. The session will combine book discussion, games and hands-on creative activities. The group will discuss E.D. Baker’s The Wide Awake Princess (2010)—the first installment of a magical new series.

The story centers on Sleeping Beauty’s sister, Annie, a young princess who is resistant to magic. When the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, Annie must find a prince to kiss her sister and break the spell.

The junior book club is open to children ages 9 to 14. Books are available at the circulation desk.

Library partners with Loka Leaf Tea Lounge to present free tea tasting

Explore the fascinating world of tea at Loka Leaf Tea Lounge (76 Albany St.). The cozy village tea shop will host a free tasting as part of the Cazenovia Public Library’s “Warming up to Winter” program series. The wonderful event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

Discovered thousands of years ago, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Research has shown that each type of tea (green, white, oolong, black, pu’er and herbal) has unique health benefits. Loka Leaf owner Mark Biviano will lead a tasting of five loose-leaf teas from around the world: matcha, hibiscus, ginger, Assam and Gui Fei Cha. Biviano will discuss the health benefits of each variety and provide tips on how to enjoy the perfect cup of tea. The event is limited to 35 people.

The “Warming up to Winter” program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Puzzle (2018) to be shown Feb. 8

The Cazenovia Public Library will present two free screenings of Puzzle (2018) at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Community Room.

The story follows a stay-at-home mother who leaves her suburban town for New York City, where she partners with a man to enter a jigsaw puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. The film is rated R and runs 103 minutes. Free popcorn provided. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library.

LEGO-building session Feb. 11

The library invites children ages 5 and older to the Community Room at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, for the chance to channel their inner architect and get building. Museum educator Pat Hill 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 snow machine 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.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information on any of these programs, call 315.655.9322 or visit

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