Thursday, October 30, 2014

After school continues

As I noted below, the kids and I are having a great time on Wednesday afternoons.  However, I forgot to thank the Pal-Mac High School Seniors who have been helping out, volunteering their time for P.I.G. points.  I don't know what I'll do when the semester is over.
I am excited to say that next Wednesday, November 5th, we will be showing the newly released Maleficent
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The library has a lot of activities planned for November so be sure to check our calendar!
November is National Novel Writing Month, and we have several support group sessions scheduled to help you on your way.
On November 9th local author Julie Cummins will discuss controversial illustrations in children's literature.
Join us November 19th when the Friends of the Macedon Library will host Christopher Bensch of the National Toy Hall of Fame as he discusses holiday traditions.
On November 23rd will be the showing of the Pal-Mac Middle School choice movie from a book: A Fault in Our Stars.
Everybody loves pie! November 25th will be our pie baking contest!  The winner will receive a $50 Wegman's gift card.
And we end the month, November 30th, with Kim Tenreiro's one man show of A Christmas Carol.


I love Halloween!  On Tuesday I had Elsa and Anna (and their little dog, too) come for stories and snacks.

For our after school Halloween movie I introduced a new generation to Jim Varney in Ernest Scared Stupid. So much fun!  The we played pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin, make your friend into a mummy, pumpkin bowling and made some beautiful pictures.  


Thursday, October 23, 2014


We are continuing to get a nice crowd of kids for the Wednesday after school movie and activity. So I guess they are enjoying it as much as I am!
Next week is our Halloween party (the kids can bring costumes if they want), and we have a few party games planned.  
The movie will be my all-time Halloween favorite:  Movie PosterErnest Scared Stupid!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After School Program Update

I am so proud of the kids who come over from the Intermediate School on Wednesday afternoons!  This week we were unable to use the community room because of the book sale set up, and we had to relocate to the teen section in the back of the library.  I explained the situation and ask that they be on their best behavior and use only quiet voices.  And, although they had been in classes all day, they exceeded my expectations on decibel level and politeness.  Thank you kids!  All 40 of you!

We tried something new this week - Jeopardy!  Stacey told me the kids would love it, and they did.  With a little modification (always learning) we are going to have to try this again in the near future.  So much fun!

In keeping with our Halloween theme, our movie on October 22 is Casper.   Movie Poster

Monday, October 13, 2014

Columbus Day Visitors

Wildlife Defenders visited us today!  It was a wonderful program where we learned how many animals defend themselves in the wild.  They were also lots of fun just to watch.  Many thanks to the Macedon Town Court for allowing us to use their courtroom for this special show.

 Don't forget, after school Wednesday, we are showing Spooky Buddies.  And Friday we will be meeting live tarantulas and learning spider facts in Amazing Spiders!, also at the Town Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

More kid stuff

We are continuing to have a great turn out and great fun with our Wednesday after school movie and activity! Our regular story times are also going well, but there is always room for more.

There will be no after school program next Wednesday, as there is only a half day of school.  But the following week promises to be quite busy here.  Mark your calendars:

Wildlife DefendersWe are having a special Columbus Day program to give you and the kids something to do on their day off.  Wildlife Defenders has a new fall show featuring a unique line-up of animals: "How do animals protect themselves?"  It will include a new line-up of animals, including an African crested porcupine, a dwarf mongoose, a toucan and others.  That will be Monday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Hall.

On Friday, October 17, we will host Amazing Spiders!, at 3:30 p.m. also at the Town Hall.  You will see live tarantulas and find out interesting facts about creepy, crawly spiders and be amazed as someone from the audience is transformed into an arachnid!

Spooky BuddiesAnd we will start a trio of Halloween movies after school on Wednesday, October 15, with Spooky Buddies.  In a race against a no good hound, the Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds. Rated G, 88 minutes.


All this, and our semi-annual book sale, too!  October 16, 17 & 18, regular library hours.