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Local Author - David V. Burdick - August 11, 2014

Local author, David V. Burdick will discuss his book, First Vespers Spiritual Verses of Hope and Inspiration, on Wednesday August 11th at 6:00 pm in the library's Century Club Room.  There will be a book signing following the presentation. 

This is an original collection of inspirational poetry and classical paintings that express one man's telling of His story in a meaningful way. 

David Burdick is a Navy veteran who went to college on the GI Bill and holds degrees in electronics engineering and mathematics. With over thiry years in the nuclear power industry, he now travels as an independent consultant to many of the country's nuclear power plants, helping with the problem identification and resolution process. He and his wife, Ann, have lived in this area for many years.

If you have any questions, please call the library at 695-4355 and ask for Noreen Patterson.

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.

 

Story Time - Mondays at 11 AM

Please join us for Story Time Mondays at 11 AM for stories and songs and  crafts. We are pleased to have Katie Moore join us with all her wonderful talents to make this a fun activity program at the library. Spring has come to Phoenix!! This event is designed for preschoolers and is free and open to the public. 

Events for Adults at the Phoenix Public Library for August 2014

The Quilling Group will meet Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 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, August  14th at 11 AM.   We will discuss -The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This program is free and open to the public.

Canalside Chats meets Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 PM.  We will be reading Cuckoo's Calling  by Robert Galbraith. This is a murder mystery  written by J.K. Rowlings of Harry Potter fame under another name. This event is free and open to the public.

 Writing group will meet Tuesday, August 5th at 6:30 PM. Please bring you work to share. We are a developing group and enjoy all newcomers.

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

"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 Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com as an e-book.  Light refreshments will be available and this event is open to the public.

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