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2 Bank Street, Candor, NY 13743 / 607-659-7258

HOURS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 5 pm; 6 pm- 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 4pm
Note: Library is now open Tuesday mornings year-round!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

This Tuesday ~ Join us for a visit to Australia!



Drop in on Tuesday, July 24 for a performance by Didgeridoo Down Under. The high-energy, Australia-themed show combines music, culture, science, comedy, character building and audience participation. Raihan Alam, one of the DDU crew, will take you on a musical journey to Australia and beyond, as he plays an assortment of didgeridoos and percussion instruments. 

Show starts at 6:30 p.m.and is free!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cap'n Jack Sparrow ~ Thursday eve

Ahoy, me hearties! Cap'n Jack be pulling into port on Thursday, July 19.

The good Cap'n, being a gentleman of fortune, will regale all gathered with tales of adventure. 

Best of all, it'll not cost ye a farthing! So don't lay around like a lily-livered bilge rat.* Get ye to the library for an evening filled with fun and action.

The show begins at 6 pm and is rated Arrrr - suitable for adults and children of all ages.

*authentic pirate talk. You can learn it yourself using the Mango language program, available in the library's database list.


Monday, July 9, 2018

This Weekend @ the Library ~ Rocks! Books! Art!

The library will be a hoppin' place this weekend.

On Saturday, July 14 there will be an outdoor book sale as part of the Route 96 Flea Fix. Friends of the Library have pulled together more than a thousand books for you to browse and buy.
 
Then, on Saturday afternoon  join us for Bones and Stones at 1 p.m. Rock-ologists of all ages can make a fossil, make prints and stone art, and explore geology. free 
 
Sunday, July 15 is ArtSplash from 1-3 p.m.with local artist Johanna. Explore art lettering. $5 fee covers all materials.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading and Programs


Summer reading starts Monday July 9 and continues for six weeks through August 18. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” so it’s all up to you whether you wear tie-dyed Ts and bellbottoms, or grab a rock hammer and field guide. Either way, head on down to the library to sign up for summer reading because books are cool and there are tons of prizes!

Readers of all ages – from “just beginning” through high school – are encouraged to explore new books and relax with favorite stories. Weekly prizes include geodes and crystal-growing kits. Fill out tickets to enter the end-of-summer drawing for a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.

The library is also hosting a series of family-friendly events. 

Saturday, July 14 join us for Bones and Stones at 1 p.m. Rock-ologists of all ages can make a fossil and explore geology through hands-on activities and art. free

Sunday, July 15 is ArtSplash from 1-3 p.m.with local artist Johanna. Explore art lettering. $5 fee covers all materials.

Thursday, July 19 Captain Jack Sparrow will visit the library from 6-7 p.m. for a show filled with action and fun. The program is rated “Arrr” and is suitable for kids and adults of all ages. free

Tuesday, July 24 is the Didgeridoo Down Under show at 6:30. The high-energy, Australia-themed show combines music, culture, science, comedy, character building and audience participation. free

Wednesday, August 8 is Dan the Snake Man. The show features exotic reptiles you can meet up-close and personal and starts at 6:30 p.m. free

Friday, June 29, 2018

We have Air-Conditioning!

We also have books, public access computers, board games, newspapers and magazines, a maker-space, preschool activity backpacks, blocks, and wi-fi.

Beat the Heat! Cool off @ the Library!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Week in Review

There's always something going on at the library. Here are some scenes from last week:

Lego club incorporated people into their structures this week: people with surfboards, paddling kayaks, watching a play, and more.







A couple kids took the sidewalk chalk outside to make art.

Jenny Shonk, from the Finger Lakes Library System dropped by with her laptop and plenty of hand-outs for a Genealogy workshop. People brought their questions.






Monday, June 18, 2018

Get to Know your Ancestors this Wednesday - June 20

"Getting to Know your Ancestors" is a genealogy seminar that will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 pm here at the library. Jenny Shonks, from the Finger Lakes Library System will talk about HeritageQuest, the genealogy database available free to library patrons. She will show how to start a genealogy search and how to navigate the database. There will also be local genealogists on hand to help answer your questions.

  • Learn more about your ancestors
  • Learn how to begin your search
  • Talk with others who are doing family research

The seminar is FREE! You can reserve your spot by calling the library.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Art & More this Month!


With the school year winding down, Story Hour will come to an end. The last Story Hour will be Tuesday, June 12 with everyone meeting at Iron Kettle farm. Lego Club will continue on Tuesday evenings at 5 pm.

Sunday, June 10 ~ Straight Talk about Neck pain with Sarah Mission, 1 pm. Join Sarah (LMT) for this free 2 -hour workshop as she discusses muscles of the neck, how the neck works with the rest of the body and 5 things you can do at home to stop neck pain! Please register with library.

Sunday, June 17 ~ ArtSplash! with Johanna starting at 1 pm. This month’s workshop will focus on Hand Lettering for Art. You’ll work with balance, white space, and turning letters into pieces of art. ArtSpace welcomes kids and adults. $5 fee covers materials. Register by calling 659-7375.

Wednesday, June 20 ~ Genealogy class at 5:30 pm with Jenny from Finger Lakes Library System.

Revised 6/2 evening

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Featured Paintings @ the Library Gallery


We have a new exhibit in our gallery: paintings by Rose Bish. Not only does she have an amazing doll collection (see the new dolls in the case) but she wields a mean brush.

Next time you're checking out books, wander over to check out Rose's beautiful artwork. And if you don't need any books, come by anyway for the art!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Play with Clay ~ May 20

 Sunday, May 20, is the day for ArtSplash! 

This month Johanna will offer the opportunity to mess around with clay. The medium of the month is sculpey clay, a polymer that is smooth and can be oven-baked.

Johanna is a local artist who loves introducing children and adults to a diversity of media through which to explore art. $5 fee covers materials.

Call the library to register at 659-7258.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Check out an Empire Pass from the Library

Got an itch to travel but not a lot of dough to spend on State Park entry fees?
Don't worry - Candor Free Library has you covered.
Buttermilk Falls (NYS Parks)
This year you can check out an Empire Pass for a week. The pass allows free park entry to one carload of friends and family.

Where can you go? Check out this list of state parks. (For more information about park and historic site fees and hours, including when fees are charged, please contact the facility directly.)

What are you waiting for? Check out the pass, gas the car, and pack a lunch. Go. Explore. See cool things. Have fun.
Then return the pass so another family can enjoy it.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Legos! Zen! Art!


The Lego Club meets every Tuesday evening for a couple hours of engineering-thinking. Last week the kids designed and built marble mazes. There's a garden maze, a food stand, some bridge and underground mazes. Drop by to check them out! Lego club meets at 5 pm, but Fran says late-arrivals are welcome to join in. Free.*

If you are looking for a moment of Zen, drop by on Saturday, May 12 for a couple hours of zentangles. This month Fran is exploring COLOR. It's a relaxing, meditative drawing activity that helps connect both sides of the brain. Plus you end up with some cool designs. Fran has been drawing zentangles for years, and is sharing her love and talent with anyone who wants to learn. All you need to bring is yourself; supplies are provided. Free.*

On Sunday, May 20, drop in for ArtSplash! The medium of art this month is sculpey clay, a polymer that is smooth and can be oven-baked. Johanna is a local artist who loves introducing children and adults to a diversity of media through which to explore art. $5 fee covers materials.

*Free workshops are made possible by the Books Program and Senator Akshar.  

We'll be at the Daffodil Festival ~ May 5

The daffodils are blooming and the library is setting up a tent at the Daffodil Festival on Saturday. Come meet library director, Marcia Enright and president of the Friends of Candor Free Library, Donna Schwender. Check out library happenings and who knows - you might even find a used book to buy.

Candor Daffodil Festival
Saturday, May 5
10 am - 5 pm
Candor Ball Field, Rt. 96

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Seeds @ the Library!


If you are looking for some organic seeds, why not check out what the SEED Library has? It's conveniently located right on the circulation desk. There are packets of all kinds of seeds, from tomatoes to peppers, melons, arugula, and more.

This is a great opportunity to take home a few seeds of a new variety without having to buy an entire packet. I wanted to try some melons, so Linda showed me how to fold a handy dandy seed envelope (out of origami paper). That way I could bring home half a dozen seeds that I knew I would plant.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

ArtSplash! this Sunday

Pastel image by Michael Chesley Johnson
On Sunday, April 15 Candor Free Library hosts Art Splash! from 1-3 p.m. The workshop is presented by local artist Johanna Husband, and this month will focus on pastel landscapes. If you want, you may bring your own photo of a lovely landscape to draw. ArtSplash is a fun art space for all ages from 8 to 108, though children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.  To register, call 607-659-7375 or contact the library at 607-659-7258.  $5 fee covers materials.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Patron Appreciation Day – April 12


On Thursday, April 12, Candor Free Library is hosting a Patron Appreciation Day.
Stop by for cookies and refreshments!
Get fines waived for overdue items belonging to any Tioga County library that are returned on that day. And check out the new books added to the collection.

This revelry is part of National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries are more than places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. Our library provides e-books, language learning tools, databases, and more.

 On Thursday, the library will be open from 10 am-12 noon, 2-5 pm, and 6-8 pm.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doodles, Painting, and Landscapes @ the Library

Our library is a hopping place. So much more than books - and the next couple of weeks there will be lots of art opportunities.

If you love to doodle, join us at the library this Saturday, April 7  for “Zentangles in the Round.” No experience is necessary to draw these fun mandalas that are Zentangles in a circle. The free workshop begins at 2 p.m. and is open to all ages.   Please register by calling the library at 659-7258. Workshop is free, sponsored by the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.

If painting is your thing, then join us on Sunday, April 8 for “Paint with Sandy.” The class goes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is suited for ages 9 and older. Class size is limited to 14 students. Please register by calling the library at 659-7258. Workshop is free, sponsored by the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.

Pastel image by Michael Chesley Johnson
On Sunday, April 15 Candor Free Library hosts Art Splash! from 1-3 p.m. The workshop is presented by local artist Johanna Husband, and this month will focus on pastel landscapes. If you want, you may bring your own photo of a lovely landscape to draw. ArtSplash is a fun art space for all ages from 8 to 108, though children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.  To register, call 607-659-7375 or contact the library at 607-659-7258.  $5 fee covers materials.