Children ages 2 and up are invited to celebrate Dansville’s First Friday by attending a unique craft program at the Library on October 5th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. October Rocks! is a painting and decorating craft extravaganza with artists Jessica Gardner Taranko and Amy Gardner. For more information, call the Library at 585-335-6720. First Friday is a monthly celebration of Main Street businesses sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Summer Reading Club is over, and as the children prepare to head back to school, Dansville Public Library can report a successful Summer Reading program. A total of 70 children signed up and 23 were regular readers who completed 11,250 minutes of reading! Participants were in kindergarten through sixth grade. This year’s program was led by Mrs. Emily Wolf, librarian/media specialist at Dansville Central School.
The program began June 26, running through August 14 and kids enjoyed not just reading but rock painting, hooping, rockets, a visit from a therapy horse, spin art, and numerous stories. Mrs. Wolf had 6 helpers throughout the weeks, and total attendance was 378.
On Monday August 13, “Metal Casting Magic” for children ages 8 to 12, is the first session with artist Jeff Swift of Swift Custom Metal on casting and molding aluminum. Learn about how metal is made, how to design and make a mold using the sand molding technique, heating the metal for pouring into that mold, and then enjoying the new creation! This Lions Club Discovery Workshop is for children ages 8 to 12, begins at 10 a.m. on Monday and will run each morning, 10 a.m. to noon, all week long. Please call the library at (585)335-6720 or you can stop in the Library to register.
The finale of “Libraries Rock!” Reading Club on August 14 at 1:00 p.m. is also an invitation for ALL children to enjoy a very creative craft, “Spin Art” with Geoff Clough — a moving, vinyl “canvas” for creating a child’s own unique work of art! Vinyl long playing “records” are spun on turn tables, and each child adds his her own paint selections to form a one-of-a-kind painting. Please come — you don’t have to be signed up for Summer Reading to attend. This special event is co-sponsored by Mill Creek Optical.
“Read & Play” story time ends with the last summer session on August 15 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 years old are invited to enjoy stories, songs, crafts and much more! Mrs Janelle Rinker is in the Story Time chair on Wednesday morning, and their is space for YOUR children. Please call 585-3353-6720 for more information. Watch your calendar for upcoming fall Story Time events!
“Riley” the mini therapy horse will appear at Dansville Public Library on Tuesday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. Riley makes his home on the Jackson Creek Farms in Dansville. The farm is owned by the Betts family who offer educational farm visits with lessons about the care of animals, agriculture, life cycles, community and even storytelling to people of all ages. Riley’s visit is part of the “Libraries Rock!” Reading Club but all children are invited whether they are signed up or not.
Kids are invited to St. Bonaventure’s Summer ARTMOBILE program this Wed at 1:00 P.M.!! The program is free! The program is FUN! Celebrate summer & music & crafts with us at the Library! Funding provided by The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts @ St Bonaventure University.
On Monday, July 30, Ideas and Inventions, the second, week-long, summer Lions Club Learning Workshop with Joe DeBell, begins, and is, for children ages 8 to 12. Who are some of the great inventors? How many of them were children? What are the ways an invention changes lives? Kids will explore techniques of carbon printing, mirror imagery and more. Then, inspired, they will be encouraged to come up with an invention of their own. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the Library at 585-335-6720.
The Corporal Josiah Griswold Chapter of South Dansville will present Researching Your DAR Patriot, a free workshop, on Saturday July 21 at Dansville Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your genealogy work with you for a hands-on experience in family research. A presentation by the State DAR Regent is planned.