info

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 (no Tuesday morning hours in summer)
Saturday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 4pm

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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Duck, duck, lego!

Lego Club is happening on Tuesday evenings from 5 - 7 pm. You can even drop in late if you have to. Every week the players work on a challenge. Recently they built Duck Families. And you might even notice a tea party over on the side there.

The goal of Lego Club: to have fun! Will you accept the challenge?

No engineering degree or experience needed. It's 100% Free! Legos brought to you by the Books Program and Senator Akshar.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Engineering and art @ the library

from: The Paper Airplane Collector, the New Yorker
Lots of opportunities for Engineering, Art, and Creative Making at the library. To make sure you have a seat in the workshops, Please Register by calling the library at 659-7258.

Join us to Make Things That Fly on Saturday, March 31 from 1-3 pm. Design and test-fly paper helicopters, zoomers, and airplanes.We'll discover the secrets of paper aerodynamics. This workshop is aimed for kids from 7 to 107 and is free (funded through the BOOKS Program and Fred Akshar). 


 Play with Zentangles in the Round on Saturday, April 7 at 2 pm. No experience necessary! Fran will lead this zen-doodling workshop that focuses on drawing mandalas - or zentangles in a circle. All ages are welcome and the workshop is free,
sponsored by the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.

 Tired of snow? Dreaming of Spring? Then head on down to the library and Paint with Sandy on Sunday, April 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Class size is limited to 14, and is suited for ages 9 and older. Materials are provided and the class is free, sponsored by the BOOKS Program and Senator Akshar.

Please Register for workshops by calling the library!
 
Also - remember that Story Hour is still happening on Tuesday mornings, and the Write Now writers meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 am. Plus there's Lego Club for emerging engineers and electronics kits and more at the Maker Space at the back table.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Painting, Legos, and Flight School coming up!

Bored?
      Nothing to do?
Come down to the library!
We've got lots going on, from art to engineering.

Pick up a paint brush and Paint with Sandy. This month she's celebrating turtles. The class is free (funded through the BOOKS grant and Fred Akshar) and so popular that you have to sign up early to reserve a seat. The next turtle-painting class is Saturday, March 17 at 1:30. Register by calling the library at 659-7258.

ArtSplash! happens on Sunday, March 18 and this month Johanna is exploring sculpture. The topic: catch the wind. Johanna will provide inspiration and materials for building-creating-making ways to capture March breezes. Class starts at 1 pm and the $5 fee covers materials. Register by calling the library at 659-7258.

LEGO Club starts Tuesday, March 20. Fran Howe will open the doors for fun and engineering exploration from 5-7 pm. The club is free (funded through the BOOKS grant and Fred Akshar). So many colors. So many blocks. So many possibilities of things to construct. Register by calling the library at 659-7258.

March ends with "flight school". Saturday, March 31 come join us for an afternoon of creating Things that Fly. We will engineer paper airplanes and copters, then send them on test flights. Our goal: to discover the secrets of paper aerodynamics. The workshop is free (funded through the BOOKS grant and Fred Akshar). Register by calling the library at 659-7258.

from: The Paper Airplane Collector, the New Yorker

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Zentangle @ the Library on March 3

Zentangle Workshop
Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
Everyone welcome!

What'a Zentangle, you ask? It's like mindful doodling, or meditative drawing.  Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned. It uses lines and curves and bubbles to fill in space.

Grab something to draw with and a piece of scrap paper or back of an envelope. Start by drawing a circle. Divide it into sections, like an orange, but with curvy lines. And the sections don't have to be equal. Now fill each section with a design - maybe bubbles, or tiny boxes. You've got the beginning of a zentangle.

The best thing about zentangles is that anybody can do them; No art experience required! So join the "mindful doodling" fun on the first Saturday in March. Bring your parents, your kids, your grandparents, and yourself.

Register by calling the library at 659-7258. Sponsored by the Books Program and Senator Akshar.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Paint Away your Winter Blues @ the Library!



Escape cabin fever and rediscover your artistic soul at Candor Free Library. This month it’s all about painting and color.

See more Wayne Thiebaud paintings here
ArtSplash! happens on Sunday, February 18 from 1-3 p.m. This month’s project will be inspired by the artist Wayne Thiebaud, known for his paintings of cakes and bright, happy landscapes.

“We’ll be painting in large format with lots of acrylic paint,” says local artist Johanna Husband who is leading the workshop. “It should be messy and fun and bold—and a colorful break from winter!”

ArtSplash! is open to all ages from 8 to 108, though children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.  There is a $5 fee to cover materials. To register, call 607-659-7375 or contact the library. Art Splash! happens on the third Sunday of every month, and each month you get to explore a different artistic medium, from paints to paper art.

Owl by Sandy Morris
Painting with Sandy will have two classes this month: Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 25 from 1:30 to around 4 pm. This month’s painting features owls! Come to the library, pick up a paintbrush, and splash color on canvas.

Sandy’s painting workshops are geared for kids 9 and older and is FREE. There is a limit of 14 per class, so make sure to register. Call library to register at 659-7258. Funding provided through NYS BOOKS PROGRAM grant continued by Senator Akshar.