Go Ahead, Make a Scene: How to Write a Scene for Fiction or Memoir Workshop

Please join us August 24th at 11 am for a reading by Susannah Risley from her novel-in-progress to illustrate scene writing followed by a workshop entitled: Go Ahead, Make a Scene: How to Write a Scene for Fiction or Memoir.  Ms. Risley has published short fiction in Redbook, Mademoiselle and Contact and she has read personal essays on NPR. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 315-695-4355 for more information. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading Program 2016

Chicks visit the Library for the Summer Reading Program

Registration is open at the Phoenix Public Library for summer of fun with the New York State Summer Reading Program, "On your Mark, Get Set .... Read!". Please join Olivia Touron from the Oswego AmeriCorps Program for a summer full of yoga, juggling, games, crafts and stories from July 5th to August 12th. Participants will receive raffle tickets for signing up, attending programs and reading to win Prizes!!

July and August 2016 Programs for Adults

The Writer's Workshop will meet Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 PM. The three prompt words for August are thunder, myth and banana. You may participate in the prompt exercise or not. New members are always welcome, please bring your writing to share with the rest of the group. This group is free and open to the public.

Morning Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 11th at 11 AM in the library to discuss On Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt. Please call 695-4355 for more information. This group is free and open to the public.

Jim Farfaglia to speak on Oswego County Search & Rescue April 27th

The Phoenix Public Library will host a talk by Jim Farfaglia on the formation in 1971 and the history of the Oswego County Search and Rescue Team - the first official Search and Rescue Team (SAR) in New York State on Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8 pm. Please join us for the story of how Fulton resident, Bart Bartholomew, was inspired to hold a meeting in his home that was the beginning of this statewide federation.

Children's Area Receives New Rug


The Phoenix Public Library has received a generous donation of a beautiful children’s rug from Phoenix Central School Business Teacher, Mrs. Deborah Dufour. This magical carpet captures children and parents alike with its map of the world and colorful alphabet. We are so proud to have this vibrant center piece for the children’s section to focus our young patrons for group activities and to provide a quiet play area. We would like to thank Mrs. Dufour for this wonderful contribution to our early literacy program.

Len Sharp Presents Mysterious Egypt and its Ancient Treasures January 25th

The Phoenix Public library is pleased host Len Sharp MS, CAS, retired Earth Science teacher from Liverpool High School and an adjunct professor of Education at LeMoyne College on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:00 pm for a visual presentation of his lecture, Mysterious Egypt and its Ancient Geological Treasures. Mr. Sharp has received the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teacher Award and a Presidential Award for Teaching Science. He has explored and hiked through all 50 states and trekked and studied on all seven continents.

Thank you!!!

Congratulations to Kate Wight for winning "The Miss Phoenix Doll" Raffle on December 4th, 2015. We will announce the winner of our toy giraffe and story book in the New Year. Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle the fall. The money raised will help us provide programing for children.


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