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"Books and Coins Road Show" May 15th and May 16th with Dennis Tucker

Coin expert Dennis Tucker, publisher of Whitman Publishing's Guide Book of United States Coins (known as the "Red Book"), will give a presentation Friday evening, May 15th, at 7 pm at the Phoenix Public Library (34 Elm Street). His illustrated talk will cover some of the most popular and fascinating American coins and paper money, including World War II steel cents, Morgan silver dollars, Buffalo nickels, and $20 gold pieces. Are those old coins in Grandpa's cigar box worth a fortune? This will be a fun and educational lecture with time for questions and answers about U.S. and world coins. Tucker will give away copies of the Red Book and other Whitman books to the first 20 attendees, and will also share his story of going from John C. Birdlebough Class of 1990 to becoming the youngest publisher in the famous firm's 99-year history.

The next morning, on Saturday, May 16th, from 10 am to 1 pm, Tucker will present a "Books and Coin Road Show" at the library, in conjunction with the ongoing Phoenix Community Garage Sale. Visitors are invited to bring in their coins and paper money for a free evaluation. Visitors with questions about their coins can email Tucker in advance at,or simply bring them to the Phoenix Public Library on Saturday.

Tucker, a native of Phoenix now living in Atlanta, studied political science and history at the University of Rochester. He was honored in January 2015 by Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia for his career in book publishing and his promotion of the state's history. As publisher at Whitman Publishing, he specializes in books on numismatics (the study of money), banking and financial history, the American presidency, U.S. military history, and other nonfiction topics. He has been a coin collector since the age of seven, and has written and lectured on coins, medals and other collectibles.

The Group Meetings for April

The North Country Library System  is pleased to bring to the patrons of Phoenix Public Library. Access to the program is available on the public computers when the library is open. The group will meet Thursday, April 2nd and April 16th at 9:30 AM before the library opens. We have some participants who are familiar with the site and willing to help the rest of us. Visit the library and search your family tree! Please call 695-4355 for more information.


Story Time - Mondays at 11 AM

Story Time with Miss Katie

 We will not have Story Time if the schools are closed for inclement weather or a holiday.  Miss Katie's Story Time will meet Monday, April 13th at 11AM with stories, songs and a craft!   This event is designed for preschoolers and is free and open to the public. 

Events for Adults at the Phoenix Public Library for April and May 2015.


The Quilling Group will meet Wednesday, May 6th 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, May14th at 11AM.   We will discuss - Past forgetting: my love affair with Dwight D. Eisenhower by Kay Summersby Morgan. This is a non-fiction title. Copies are limited so we may have to share available books. This program is free and open to the public.

Writing workshop group will be meet Tuesday,  April 21st at 6:30PM. Something NEW please write about - "Where you would be pleased to find yourself locked in overnight?  Please bring your work to share. We are a developing group and enjoy all new participants.

Canalside Chats will meet Tuesday, April 28th at 7 PM in the Century Club Room. We will discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This book was written around a collection of early trick photography pictures and will appeal to fans of the supernatural. This group is free and open to the public.

Card making group will set a new date soon.

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

Join us Friday, April 3rd at 1 PM for a Special Story Time with Michelle Marino

Come meet Michelle Marino one of the Edge Credit Union representatives for the Phoenix Public School District when she visits the Phoenix Public Library on April 3rd at 1 PM for a special Story Time. This month is "Wild about Saving" and Edge Credit Union is reaching out to parents to share information with Phoenix School District families about the saving program they have at the school. This event will run for about an hour.

AARP Tax Services are available at the Phoenix Public Library

The Phoenix Public Library will host AARP Tax Preparers again this year beginning in February. Please call Bill Waters at 458-1465, Fred Wall at 695-2553 or Betty Talamo at 934-4333 for an appointment. Thank you.

Paparazzi Jewelry at the Phoenix Public Library!

Carolee Hollenback will host a Paparazzi Jewelry event to benefit the Phoenix Public Library on Monday, December 15th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Come see a display of this lovely and affordable jewelry on display in the library. We hope you will join us and find a stocking stuffer or two for someone special!

Movies at the Library!

The Thursday afternoon movie for April 9th, 2015 at 1PM is Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood a Warner Brothers presentation copyright 2009.

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.


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