CANDOR FREE LIBRARY IS CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 13. All public activities at the library are cancelled. All items currently on loan have been renewed until May 1. If you have any questions you may contact: The library director at email@example.com Board of Trustees president, Melvin Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message through the library Facebook page
On Thursday night, Dec. 20 there will be a "Holiday gift-making workshop with essential oils" beginning at 7 pm. Jules Fuhrmeister, from Three Cedars Farmstead will begin with a short introduction about what essential oils are and how they can be used. Participants then may choose from four different gifts to make: bracelets, shower bombs, oil blends, and room spray.
There's a fee for each project you make, ranging from $3 - $6 depending on the materials included.
The workshop begins promptly at 7 pm.
For questions and more information, please call Jules at 621-7594.
Are you looking for an opportunity to stretch your imagination? Maybe splash paint on canvas or ink on a page?
Candor Free Library has two fun arts workshops happening next weekend.
On Saturday, December 15 there's "Painting with Sandy". For those who attended November's workshop, this will be an opportunity to work on a second panel for a holiday-themed painting. Or to explore another aspect of the theme, "not a creature was stirring".
Painting with Sandy runs from 1:30-3 pm. The workshop is FREE - call or drop by the library to register. Funding through the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.
For those seeking a dash of hands-on science with their art experience, on Sunday, December 16 Johanna is leading an ArtSplash! workshop. Once again, we'll be working with alcohol inks on yupo paper - this time with an eye to creating holiday cards. People in last month's class discovered that alcohol inks react much differently than other media, and yupo paper has some interesting properties. Some of the questions explored include:
how do alcohol inks behave on a non-absorbent surface?
what happens if you add a second layer?
can you do a ink-water wash?
do inks create boundaries?
what happens if you paint light colors over dark?
ArtSplash! with Johanna runs from 1-3 pm. The workshop is FREE. There is a class limit so call Johanna at 659-7375 to register. Funding thanks to FLLS Outreach mini-grant.
On Sunday, November 25 come join us for Painting with Sandy. The theme this weekend is "not a creature was stirring". The project will be painting two panels that fit together with this holiday theme. Participating artists will work on one panel this month, and the second panel at the December 15 workshop.
Paint with Sandy Nov. 25, 1:30 pm. Free; materials are provided.
All ages welcome.
Register at library or call 607-659-7258
Days are shorter. Skies are gray. And it's cold outside - which means it's perfect weather for an Art Class at the Library.
On Sunday, November 18 it's Art with Johanna. Artists will create abstract art using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. “This class is all about enjoying the media and having fun watching what the alcohol inks do on the paper,” says Johanna.
For one, the paper is special. Yupo paper doesn’t wrinkle, tear, or buckle under use. Then there’s the ink. Alcohol inks are bold and vibrant – and react a bit unexpectedly on Yupo paper. Alcohol inks are also permanent. They don’t wash out of fabrics, so make sure to bring an artist’s smock or wear clothes you don’t care too much about.
Class runs from 1-3 pm and it's FREE! Class size is limited, so call 659-7375 to register or contact the library. Funding thanks to FLLS Outreach mini-grant.
Next time you walk in the library, check out the lego constructions on the glass case. The kids in the Lego Club are very creative in how they interpret the construction prompts. One night the theme was towers - and someone created a Leaning Tower of Pizza - it had a pepperoni pizza on top of it. At other times there have been gardens, mazes, and spaceships.
It's just kid play, right? And yet - fiddling around with those little plastic blocks allows a kid to explore math, engineering, design and art, imagination. Lego club is on Tuesday evenings from 5-7.
Painters and artists of all ages have been enjoying the diversity of art workshops. Last week kids and adults painted black cats (perfect for Halloween). This Sunday, the 21st, there's another art workshop happening in the basement. If you feel like your creativity needs a boost - drop by and pick up a paintbrush and play around. You're sure to go home happier. The Sunday art class starts at 1 pm.
And remember to check out the art and craft supplies in the Maker Space. With paper, glue, and a bit of this-and-that you have everything you need to create some fun masks for Halloween and Day of the Dead.
The physics bus is a mobile exhibition of upcycled
appliances--reimagined by kids--that showcase unfamiliar physics phenomena. Why?
To awaken interest and creativity in physics for all ages. There are about two dozen
exhibits on board the bus and additional physics demos outside.
Feeling the urge to be creative? Then head to the library this weekend, because we've got FREE art happening both days.
On Saturday, September 15 drop by to Paint with Sandy. The painting class begins at 10 am and is aimed at kids from 9 to 90. As in past classes, Sandy will have a theme to inspire your work.
Space is limited, so please make sure you register by Friday (Sept. 14). You can register by calling the Library at 659-7258 or by calling Sandy at 659-4166. Free; sponsored by BOOKS program.
On Sunday afternoon, September 16 head down for ArtSplash! with Johanna. This month we'll explore professional art markers and drawing people in motion. You'll also draw some characters. These are the same sort of markers that professional cartoonists use. Feel free to bring an illustration or picture for inspiration. The class is open to kids from 8 to 108, though children younger than 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. There are 15 spaces open for this class, so please register. Call Johanna at 659-7375 to reserve your space. FREE; funded by FLLS outreach mini-grant.
Summer Reading has come to a close – but never fear! There’s
plenty to do at the library this fall ~ and it's free.
Lego Clubresumes on Tuesday, September 11at its regular time, from 5 – 7 pm. Every week there’s a new construction
challenge. It might be a tower, a bridge, a maze. Open to all. Sponsored
by the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.
Story Hour resumes on Tuesday, September 11 at 10:15 am. It’s
called story hour, but there’s so much more going on that makes this a true
opportunity for early childhood literacy. Afterwards, head upstairs to check
out books or one of the preschool backpacks.
Art Classes with Johanna begin on Sunday, September 16 at 1
pm, and will continue on the third Sunday of each month through February. Each
month there’s a different topic. This month’s media is art markers and the
topic is “people in motion”.
“These are the same kinds of markers that a lot of comic
book and graphic novel illustrators use,” says Johanna. After experimenting
with the professional grade media, Johanna will have students draw a favorite
character. Feel free to bring an illustration or photo you want to use as
inspiration. Art classes are open to emerging artists of all ages, from 8 to
108, though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. There
are 15 spaces available for the September 16 workshop, so please register ahead
of time by calling Johanna at 607-659-7375. Sponsored by FLLS Outreach
Candor Free Library is located at 2 Bank Street just behind
the Village Hall. Got questions? Call the library.
Next time you're down at the library, take a few moments to check out the arrowheads and stone mortars and pestles in the glass display case. The final week of summer reading (which ended Saturday) was "arrowhead week" and kids could take home an arrowhead necklace kit. While the arrowheads in the kits are plastic, those on display are real.
For the youngest book lovers - we have a brand new brightly painted book case for board books. Not only are there shelves, but there's also a drawer at the bottom that's filled with puzzles. Look for the board books by the orange kid's table.
Art Splash!happens on the third Sunday of the month. This is a fun, open art class that helps you remember what you loved about art class in elementary school.
This month's workshop meets Sunday, August 19 at 1 pm. The topic is Nature Drawing. If the weather cooperates there is the possibility of an outdoor art opportunity. Feel free to bring your own photos of nature to inspire you.
The class is open to all ages from 8 - 108, though artists younger than 12 need to have an adult accompany them. The cost is $5 and pays for the paints, pastels, papers, and other materials used.
Slither, swim, or crawl to the library tomorrow night to see Dan the Snake Man and his marvelous show of exotic reptiles.
Wednesday, August 8
at the library
FREE! sponsored by funds from Senator Akshar
Dan's goal is to help people of all ages learn about reptiles. He uses informative displays and interactions to help folks in the audience better
understand and appreciate the special nature of these animals and their
importance to the environment. Dan's programs offer a unique opportunity
to experience many species of exotic reptiles. Join us tomorrow night and you'll be invited
to interact with the animals on an up-close and personal level. Touching is encouraged! So are questions.
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
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 offamily-friendly
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