Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays  from Story Hour Santa

... and the Lego Club!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holiday Gifts with Essential Oils

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Art Weekend Dec 15 & 16

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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Paint with Sandy

Please note day and time change:

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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Art Classes in November

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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Our Library is a place to Do Stuff!

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.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Physics Bus Coming - Oct 6!

The Physics Bus is Coming!

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.

Join us on Saturday, October 6 from 11 am - 3 pm
                  Test an idea.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Thursday October 4 - Saturday October 6
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Lots of books to choose from.
YOU choose how much you pay for the books! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Painting @ the Library this Weekend!

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.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall @ the Library: Lego Club, Story Hour, Art Classes

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 Club resumes 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 mini-grant.

Candor Free Library is located at 2 Bank Street just behind the Village Hall. Got questions? Call the library.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Things to see on your Next Trip to 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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Art Splash happens on Sunday, August 19

 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.

Please register by calling Johanna at 659-7375.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Join us August 11 at Feed the 5,000

 Due to Rain and humidity, we won't be there today. We'll do all these fun activities another time.

Candor Free Library will be at Feed the 5,000 on Saturday, from 11 to 1 pm or so. Drop by for hands-on activities including fossils, dragonflies, and pet rocks. Kids get to choose a free book.

The event happens at the pavilion next to Candor Fire Station. See you there!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tomorrow - Aug. 8 - Dan the Snake Man!

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
6:30 pm
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.

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.