October is a busy month at the Canastota Public Library. As we fall into the autumn and winter routine, we begin to schedule concerts, regular children and teen activities and various workshops for the community.
Children and Teen Activities:
Our Baby & Me Lapsit with Miss Angela returns to the library on Wednesday mornings at 10am on October 7. The program is an early literacy program involving babies up to age 24 months and their parents/caregivers. Our staff provides songs, stories, rhymes and fingerplays to help you work with your baby! This is also an excellent way for babies to learn to interact with other babies! Baby & Me will be held every Tuesday morning through December 16 in the Children's Area on the second floor of the library.
Pre-School Storytime with Mrs. Liz begins on Thursday mornings at 10 am . Beginning on October 1 and runs through December 17, this program is for children aged 3 and older. The program includes stories, songs, games, crafts and a snack. The program is held in the Children's area on the second floor of the library.
With the return of school comes the return of the Librateens to the library! Our librateen group is a teen program for students in grades 6 and higher. The group meets every Wednesday afternoon that school is in session. The librateens first organizational meeting for the school year will be held on Wednesday, October 7. Various activities such as game days, movie days, speakers, books and crafts are scheduled for the fall sessions. Meetings are open to every student from grades 6 through grade 12 from 3pm until 4:15pm. This group has been diligently working to redecorate the teen space on the second floor of the library. An open house reception for the newly decorated room will be held on Monday, October 19th at 3pm. The reception is open to the public!
Workshops & Concerts:
The month will begin with an October 4 concert by "The Excelsior Cornet Band." "The Excelsior Cornet Band" is New York State's only authentic Civil War brass band. Founded in 2001, the band consisrts of a group of upstate New York musicians who are dedicated to the performance of original Civil War music on actual antique brass band instruments of the 1860's period. The band will be performing their Abraham Licoln Program on Sunday, Oct 4 on the second floor of the library.
The Canal Town Quilters quilts will be featured on display at the library during the month of October. The Lawson Community on the library's lower level will feature wall hangings as well as traditional quilts and table runners. A reception for the Canal Town Quilters will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 1 - 3 pm in the Lawson Community Room.
A four week workshop, Job Hunting 101, will be offered on Tuesday mornings during the month of October. In this program our staff will show you library and online resources available as well as help participants create a resume, search for jobs online and apply for online opportunities. The program will begin on Tuesday, October 6 and end on October 27. Particpants should contact the library to sign up as spaces are limited! The program will be held in the Lawson Community Room beginning at 9:30am until 11 am.
On Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm, the library will hold a special presentation on "The Loomis Gang." Learn about this notorius family of outlaws and horse thieves that operated in Central New York from local descendent, Robert Loomis. This event will be held on the second floor of the library.
Thursday Theatre Returns this autumn! Continuing with our theme of showing an Oscar Winning Film for Best Picture, the library will be showing movies on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month beginning at 6pm in our Lawson Community Room. We will alternate between recent winners and early winners. Join us on Thursday, October 1 to view, "Chicago." This 2002 Oscar Best Picture features Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart. The pair find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920's Chicago. This is a musical starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. On Thursday, October 15, we will show the 1934 Best Picture, "It Happened One Night." A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter looking for a story. But then, he falls for her! Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
We hope that you will join us for one or all of these great programs at the library! See you between the stacks soon!