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Story Time - Mondays at 11 AM

It is Autumn at the Phoenix Public Library and Miss Katie share stories, crafts, poems and songs about this wonderful season. We are pleased to have Katie Moore join us with all her wonderful talents to make this a fun activity program at the library.  This event is designed for preschoolers and is free and open to the public. 

Events for Adults at the Phoenix Public Library for November and December 2014


The Quilling Group will meet Saturday, December 13 at 1 PM in the Century Club room at the Phoenix Public Library.  We will decide on a project. This group is free and open to the public.  You will need a quilling tool (I find the slotted tool easier to use), glue and paper strips.  All these items are available at local craft stores either individually or in a kit. Regular members are happy to introduce this old craft of paper rolling to new members.  Call 695-4355 for more information.

The morning reading group will meet Thursday, November 13 at 11 AM.   We will discuss -Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This program is free and open to the public.

Canalside Chats meets Tuesday, December 9th  at 6:00 PM for our Annual Christmas Tea.  Please bring a dish to pass and a tea cup! Choose a favorite cookbook or recipe or family food memory to share with the group. Please note that we have an earlier start date. This event is free and open to the public.

 Writing workshop group will meet Tuesday December 2nd at 6:30 PM. Please bring your work to share. We are a developing group and enjoy all new participants.

Card making group will meet Saturday December 6th at 1PM. We will be using a stencils and acrylic paint technique to make Christmas or winter cards. Please bring cardstock, stamps, ink and your paper crafting tools. This program is free and open to the public.

Please call the library at 695-4355 with any questions regarding our programs.

Young Adult Author - Alyshia Hull

 Come join us to meet Alyshia Hull, a 16 year old student from Mexico, New York. Long interested in writing, she has published two books, A Thousand Miles and The Visionary.  Miss Hull will discuss her titles before signing copies of her books. Titles will be available for purchase.

Fizz Boom Amaze

Please join us Friday August 1st at 1:00 pm for Fizz Boom Amaze, the traveling science show, from the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology. The MOST has coordinated this show with the New York State's Summer Reading Program and we are proud to highlight the many science adventures you can find through reading. This event is geared for young scientists, lasts about 45 minutes and is free and open to the public.


"Rethink Your Drink"

What does it mean to "Rethink your Drink"? Do you know what an empty calorie is? The Phoenix Public Library will host an informative program on sweetened beverages presented by Debra A Hunsberger Nutrition Program Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Century Club Room. Please join us for a close look at nutritional labels, an activity involving sugar, some informational handouts and a discussion on empty calories. We encourage parents to attend with their children. This event is free and open to the public.

Thank you!!!

Thank you to everyone who provided items to raffle and who purchased a raffle ticket.  We are pleased to announce the winners.  Robin Hillpot won the beautiful American Girl doll. Elaine Parrott won the puzzles. Carla Rowland won the craft basket and Jessica Barrow won the craft art box.  Congratulations to all our winners!! The money raised in honor of Picture Book Month (November) will be used to purchase picture books for our children's book collection.

Thank you!!!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the successful October Book Sale.  We grateful to the community for sharing their extra books and DVD's with us and to the members of the Reading Groups who helped us sort, set up and run the sale.  We added DVDs and new titles to the collection and we were able exchange some of the worn copies for the more gently used donations.  And thank you to everyone who purchased from our sale!!

Stretch Band Bracelet Class Saturday - October 26 at 12 PM

Pat Tucker will hold a stretch band bracelet making workshop on Saturday - October 26 at 12 PM.  We have multi-color bands or black and orange bands for Phoenix school colors.  Space is limited please sign up at the library or call 695-4355 to register.  Children must be old enough to use the hook tool. This program is free and open to the public with registration.

John Mercer will be here Wednesday - October 23rd from 6 PM to 8 PM

John Mercer will be here Wednesday - October 23rd to sign his just released book "They Call Me Zombie".  He is a graduate of Phoenix Central Schools and currently teaches in the middle school for the Fulton Central Schools. Mr. Mercer will read an excerpt from his book and sign copies from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Century Club Room. Come join us in celebrating this new local author!

Bonnie Burnatowski - Reception and Book Signing

Mrs. Burnatowski, a regular contributor to the writing workshop held at the library, has published her first novel, Death in Sight.   The Phoenix Public Library will hold a book signing event on July 15th, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  This title is also currently available as an e-book from and as an e-book.  Light refreshments will be available and this event is open to the public.

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