Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parchutes and Puppets

Okay, so we got a little loud in the library yesterday, but oh, who could resist kids and a parachute!  We eventually took it outside, but......................
Next week we will have a special program.  Rand Darrow will visit us with a special puppet show and then show the kids how he made his puppets.  We'll also watch a few Pixar shorts while having our snack.  Should be fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pal-Mac Robotics Team

 We were fortunate to be visited by the Pal-Mac High School Robotics Team this past Saturday.  Even with their busy end-of-school-year schedules, the teens came with a fabulous display and their catapulting robot from last year's competition.  They were kind enough to let everyone steer the robot, young and old alike.


 





They will be back this summer!  So check the calendar!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Three Weeks Left

With only 3 weeks left of our Wednesday After School Movie and Activity (yes, we are getting that close to school being over and summer starting!), we will be watching Nanny McPhee on May 20th.
For those of you who don't know her, she's kind of Mary Poppins without the singing.  And there's a great food fight!
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Overcoming our Tech Challenges

Yesterday was a bit of a challenge due to "technical difficulties".  First, our DVD player froze up, and we couldn't even get the DVD in the player.  But, okay, we're resilient here at the Macedon Public Library, so let's play it through the laptop.  We get that all hooked up, and the sound is terrible, only base playing so we can't hear any dialog.  Okay, so let's go outside and play on this beautiful afternoon until our IT genius, Nick, can get here and fix the problem(s).
After 20 minutes of playing outside everyone wants to go back inside, but this time we had luck.  Nick fixed our sub-woofer and reset the DVD player.  All was well and we had a great afternoon, finally, of watching Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.

Here's hoping that next week's showing of Mulan will be less eventful.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Yay! Spring!

Thank goodness Spring is here!  Yesterday we were unable to use the community room because of the Book Sale, so after watching our movie in the teen section of the library (the kids were amazingly quiet when I explained our situation), we all went OUTSIDE!  The kids were able to decorate all of our available sidewalk space with chalk and then they rolled down "library hill", over and over and over again.  It was glorious weather and fun!

Next week we will be watching Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the very funny sequel to Cats & Dogs that we all enjoyed a few weeks ago.  And if the weather is good, after we make some cat toys to donate to the ASPCA, we will go "rolling" again.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

After School Adjustments

Because of the Friends of the Macedon Public Library Book Sale next week, we will be unable to have our after school program in the community room.  We will set up the TV and chairs in the Teen area at the back of the library (like we had to do last fall for the same reason).  
We will only watch a short movie, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.
Then, weather permitting, we will head outside for some creative play!  So, hope for the best! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rafe Martin

Thanks to the Friends of the Macedon Public Library, we were very fortunate to have local author and storyteller, Rafe Martin, visit us on Sunday.  Rafe is the author of over 20 children's books, and he delighted both the adults and children with his expressive retelling of The Storytelling Princess or, as he likes to call it, The Lost Princess.