Writer/Poet Michael Czarnecki “Palm of Hand” will present a memoir writing workshop on Tuesday December 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please call to register at 585-335-6720. Tuesday evening at 6:30, Michael returns for a poetry reading. It will begin with an “open mic” for those attending to share their poetry with others. These events are partially funded by NYSCA through Poets & Writers, Inc. through the support of Gov A. Cuomo & the NYS Legislature.
Ms. Mary Ellen will be providing holiday crafting to kids and families at the Library during Winter in the Village on December 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be refreshments and cookies, holiday music, and fun for those who want a break from Main Street shopping during this annual event. It could be cold, and the Library offers an opportunity to warm up for a little while. SPECIAL NOTE: Please use the Shepard Memorial entrance for this special event.
Children ages 2 to 5 years old are invited to story time and craft time with Ms. Mary Ellen on Friday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. until 11:00. Ms. Mary Ellen will read The Gingerbread Man and then assist our littlest readers with decorating their own edible gingerbread man. Please call to register at 585-335-6720 so that Ms. Mary Ellen will know to expect you and your children. This event is also part of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Children ages 5 to 13 are invited to build their own Gingerbread House Creations with Ms. Mary Ellen Arena on Friday November 23 from 2 until 4 p.m. This craft is fun, but very messy! Wear old clothes, an apron, and long hair needs to be tied back. Please call to register your children at 585-335-6720. In addition, please advise us of any food allergies.
On Tuesday evening October 9 at 7 p.m., children ages 5 & up can learn about these delightful creatures, butterflies. Jerry Schneider will present information on butterflies and then participants can decorate their own T shirt to take home. Bring an all cotton shirt or get your own at the event for $2. Please call to register at 585-335-6720.
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.
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.
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.