The Canastota’s Seed Exchange is open and has over 200 seed varieties. Stop by anytime the library is open to browse our free, open-pollinated seeds! Coming soon: Earth Day Seed Balls. Stop in and made a seed ball at one of our stations. You can then easily transform a bare patch of your lawn or neighborhood. You can even toss a seed ball in remembrance of a loved one!
Enjoy the beautiful artwork of Rosemary Aubeuf during the month of April and May in our Lawson Community Room. The display is open daily during library hours. Please stop in and see some of the works of this talented local artist!
On the second floor, in our Crow’s Nest during April, we are featuring the work of Canastota Student, Cody Gushea. Thursday, April 7 beginning at 5pm, Cody will be on hand to meet and greet folks who would like to view his work.
Tech Connect is a new service at the Public Libraries in Madison County. Caren Bertrand,our Tech Connect Trainer, can assist patrons who want to download ebooks or use Hoopla or other library services. She even offers basic computer, cell phone and tablet assistance. Caren is here every Monday from 10 – 1:30pm and several other days each month. Call to make an appointment or just drop in and see Caren!
April School Break is coming! The week of April 15, kids ages 10 and up can join us for fun activities each day at 1pm. Aquaman will be shown on Friday! Please call us at 315-697-7030 if you plan to attend!
On April 23 at 7pm, join us for a special poetry reading by Renee Roman Nose in the Lawson Community Room. Roman Nose, a local poet, will read from her book “Sweet Grass Talking.” Roman Nose is a motivational speaker, artist, activist, cultural anthropologist and photographer. She is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma who lives locally yet thinks globally.
Ukulele classes are offered every Saturday in March for free with instructor Deb Guarneiri. April sessions will be held on April 6, 13, and 27. Sessions begin at 12:30pm and include Introduction to Ukulele, Basic Ukulele and Hawaiian Song Class. The library does have ukuleles for patrons to borrow.
Baby and Me Lapsit is held on Wednesdays at 10am. Bring your baby, up to age 24 months, for an introduction to the library! You’ll read together, sing and enjoy acting out the songs. There is even time to engage with other babies!
Storytime with Mrs. Liz is held on Thursdays at 10am. Preschoolers will enjoy read-aloud stories, songs, crafts and a snack. Storytime is held from February 14 through May 23, weekly.
Walk with us at the library every Wednesday at 4pm. Grab a walking partner, a water bottle, good shoes and comfortable clothing and join us with some of our favorite walking DVDs. We’ll be walking on April 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 4 – 4:45pm.
Canastota Eats is a program for kids, ages 10 and up. We meet once a month to learn the basics of cooking a meal. Join us on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 2:30pm. Sign-ups are necessary.