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HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons from 2-5 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-noon, 2-5 pm, and 6-8 pm
Saturdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm
FLLS loan delivery days will be Tuesday and Friday.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

STEM & ART @ the Library

December will be full of STEM and arts, starting with Saturday the 7th.

That morning, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. come join us for a “Coding With Pizza” event. Program robotic mice to run mazes. Build code for a video dance party. Best thing about it: You don’t need to know anything about computers to have fun! In fact, you probably already think like a coder and don’t even know it. This event is free and is part of “Hour of Code (TM)”, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org. And yes, pizza will be involved.

That same Saturday afternoon there’s a Paint With Sandy workshop starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to paint with acrylics. The workshop is free, and materials are provided. Space is limited to 14 participants, so call the library at 607-659-7258 to register. If that workshop is full, consider....

ArtSplash on Sunday, December 15 from 1 – 3 p.m. This is your chance to explore watercolor painting with Johanna. Participants will paint botanically-inspired watercolors on aquaboard. Emerging artists from 8 to 108 are welcome. ArtSplash! is free and all materials are provided. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please call Johanna at 607-659-7375 to register.

And Jules is thinking of holding another knit-crochet gathering for more hat-making.

Want to know what's happening at the library? give us a call!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Théâtre de la Mode ~ high fashion dolls on display


Rose Bish has recreated the Théâtre de la Mode. No, it does not have anything to do with ice cream. The dolls she's has put on exhibit in our library are replicas of fashion mannequins from 1945-1946.

After World War II, the Paris fashion designers banded together to create a show. Instead of models and runways, the top fashion designers created a touring exhibit of mannequins that were about 1/3 the size of human models. They called their traveling exhibit the Théâtre de la Mode (Theatre of Fashion). Their goal was to raise funds for war survivors and to help revive the French fashion industry.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

ART @ the Library ~ Nov. 9 & 17

Get your art smock and come down to the library for some painting classes!


Join us on Saturday November 9 to Paint with Sandy at 1:30 pm. This is your chance to splash paint on canvas. This November, the theme is the Bald Eagles that live around us.  Class is free and materials are provided.  Space is limited to 14 participants, so please register ahead of time by calling the Library.









On Sunday, November 17, Johanna Husband is leading the ArtSplash! workshop, with a focus on nature. Class begins at 1 pm. ArtSplash is a hands-on art exploration with gentle guidance. Emerging artists from 8 to 108 are welcome to come, though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.  The class is free and materials are provided. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please call 659-7375 to register.

Monday, October 21, 2019

¡Aprende español en la biblioteca!

On Sunday, October 27 Heidy Gil will teach another conversational Spanish lesson from 2 to 4 pm. The class is open to children and adults and is free. Please register ahead of time by calling the library. Want to get a head start? Use your library card to sign in to Mango (our online language-learning).

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Get your Halloween On!

Slime, Stories & More

Saturday, October 26 
from 11am - noon



  • Stories & Stem activities with Miss Wendy (for younger kids) from 11-11:30
  • Slime for older kids (8 – 80) 
  • Pumpkin painting* & Mask decorating for all

*the first 20 people to register get a free pumpkin to paint

FREE. Register at the library or call 659-7258



Thursday, October 10, 2019

Art @ the Library ~ October 19 & 20

Join us on Saturday October 19 to Paint with Sandy at 1:30 pm. This is your chance to splash paint on canvas. Each month, Sandy provides theme-oriented inspiration, from fish to black Halloween cats. Class is free and materials are provided.  Space is limited to 14 participants, so please register ahead of time by calling the Library.

On Sunday, October 20 please join us for ArtSplash! with Johanna Husband at 1 pm. The class is a hands-on art exploration with gentle guidance. This month it's scratch board art. Emerging artists from 8 to 108 are welcome to come, though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.  The class is free and materials are provided. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please call 659-7375 to register.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Physics Bus is Coming ~ October 12




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 12 from 2 to 4 pm
       Explore. 
             Play. 
                  Test an idea.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Painting this Sunday @ the Library!


Want to splash paint on canvas? Come down to the library on Sunday Sept. 29 and Paint with Sandy.
Class starts at 1:30 pm  and it's FREE. Materials are provided. Space is limited; call library to register.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Learn Spanish ~ and More @ the Library this fall!


Habla español en la biblioteca! On Sunday, September 8 there will be a Spanish class at the library. The class is aimed at children, and adults are welcome to attend. Class will go from 2 - 3:30 3 - 4:30 pm, and is free. But space is limited, so make sure you register by calling the library. Want to get a head start? Use your library card to sign in to Mango (our online language-learning) - you'll be surprised by all the languages available, including Pirate!

Other Things Happening @ the Library in September:

We're hosting a Write & Illustrate Your Own Adventure weekend for young people on September 14 and 15, from 1 - 3 pm each day. On Saturday we'll use story seeds to develop a main character and simple plot and begin writing stories. On Sunday we'll delve into illustration, from traditional picture book styles to graphic novel. The weekend writing workshop is free, and all materials will be provided. Space is limited, so please register at the library.

Jules is offering an Essential Oils workshop on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 am.  Learn some natural ways to support your children's health - especially during the change of seasons and the transition to school - and keep those colds and flu away! There is a materials fee of $3 to $7. Got questions? Contact Jules at 518-928-1452.

ArtSplash! with Johanna resumes on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 pm. This free class is a hands-on art exploration with gentle guidance. This month's focus: Pen & Ink drawings of architecture. The workshop is open to kids from 8 to 108, though children younger than 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited, so register by calling Johanna at 659-7375.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Explore Planets with SPIF

*updated to reflect later starting time: 6:30 pm
Saturn and Titan, as seen by Cassini


On Wednesday, August 21 come explore the planets with the Cornell SPIF (Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility). There will be some hands-on activities. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Books for young Space Cadets

This summer's theme is the Universe of Stories. Fortunately, our library has a bunch of space books on the shelves. All you need is a library card.

Rocket to the Moon! by Don Brown

Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing.

The Apollo Missions for Kids: The People and Engineering Behind the Race to the Moon, with 21 Activities, by Jerome Pohlen

In 1961, President Kennedy issued a challenge: before the end of the decade, the United States would land a person on the moon and return him safely to Earth—a bold proclamation at the time given that only one US astronaut had ever been to space, for just 15 minutes. In response, NASA embarked on the Apollo missions: a complicated, dangerous, and expensive adventure involving 400,000 people.

Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, by Suzanne Slade; illus. by Thomas Gonzalez

President Kennedy said, "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." But how can someone soar all the way to the Moon - two hundred and forty-thousand miles through space? America knows the answer to this question: teamwork.

Mission to Mars,  by Mary Kay Carson

Mission to Mars provides an incredible introduction to the Red Planet. Through breathtaking images from NASA, and information sent to Earth from satellites, budding astronomers and astronauts can explore Mars's climate and features and learn what it would take for a human to travel there.

Astronaut, aquanaut, by Jennifer Swanson

Space and the ocean. If you don't think they go together, think again! Both deep-sea and space explorers have to worry about pressure, temperature, climate, and most importantly, how to survive in a remote and hostile environment. Join us on an amazing journey as we go up in space with astronauts and dive deep down in the ocean with aquanauts to explore the far-off places of our planet and the solar system.

Life in space, by Ben Richmond.

Life in Space examines what it takes to live on the International Space Station. Illustrated with stunning NASA images, this imaginative book offers an incredible introduction to human efforts to survive beyond our own planet.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Moreland the Magician ~ August 6

Tuesday, August 6, Moreland the Magician will delight children of all ages with puppetry, storytelling, magic, and fun! The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Magic lessons after the show!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Snakes in the Library! This Tuesday!

This Tuesday - July 30 at 6:30 pm - Dan the Snake Man is coming to the library. And he's not coming alone - he's bringing a bunch of his reptile buddies.

This is your chance to meet alligators and other reptiles up close. You'll have a chance to ask lots of questions, look reptiles in the eye, and even touch them.

And yes - There Will Be Snakes!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Space Camp ~ July 27




Astronaut Boot Camp
Slime, Sky Scopes, & Mars Landers
Jedi Training & Light Sabers 




Blast Off at 1 pm @ Candor Free Library 
FREE. Register at the library or call 659-7258

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Two events this week @ the Library



We're kicking this week off with a trip to the stars!

On Monday, July 15 ~ Kopernik Planetarium is bringing their Portable Planetarium!  Explore the stars rain or shine. Program begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Congregational Church next to the library.

On Wednesday, July 17 ~  The woodwind quintet from The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will perform "Peter and the Wolf". Immerse yourself in a magical experience where stories come to life through music!  Program begins at 4 pm.

You can still sign up for Summer Reading! Grab your jetpacks and join the adventure. Read boldly where no man has read before ... or just find a cozy spot under a shady tree.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sign up for Summer Reading ~ Take home a book!

Summer Reading has started - and enthusiastic summer readers have been registering their names on rockets and astronauts. Each young reader (K-12) gets to take home a book of their choice when they register for Summer Reading.

PLUS - they can take home a "color it yourself" bag perfect for toting smaller books, dinosaurs, and maybe some of the weekly summer prizes.

Summer Lego Club starts this Thursday, July 11 and happens every Thursday evening from 5-6:30 till the end of summer.

If you need more summer reading that you can take to the beach or read by the pool - drop by the "Flea-Fix on Route 96" Book Sale that's happening at the library this coming Saturday, July 13. The pop-up bookstore will be open from 9 am-2 pm. There will be books for kids of all ages as well as books for adults. Please drop by, say hi, and stock up on summer books.

And remember - you can check out the Empire Pass to visit State Parks.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Reading Celebrates a Universe of Stories

Summer reading starts Monday July 8 and continues for six weeks through August 21. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we've got books that can take you on adventures around the block or out of this world. Not only that, this summer the library will be the Cool Place to be - we've got air conditioning!

Readers of all ages – from “just beginning” through high school – are encouraged to explore new books and relax with favorite stories. There will be weekly prizes and a chance to win a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.

The library is also hosting a summer filled with family-friendly events. Come to one or come to all!


Monday, July 15 ~ Kopernik Planetarium is bringing their Portable Planetarium!  Explore the stars rain or shine. Program begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Congregational Church next to the library.

Wednesday, July 17 Peter and the Wolf, a symphonic fairy tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev. The woodwind quintet from The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will perform the program. Immerse yourself in a magical experience where stories come to life through music!  Program begins at 4 pm; location will be either the Library or the Congregational Church next door.

Saturday, July 27 ~ Space Camp! Space Camp is a mix of science and astronaut training, with a touch of Star Wars. Astronauts-in-training will make light sabers, space helmets and constellation flashlights, and take home a Universe of stories t-shirt. Program begins at 1 pm.

Tuesday, July 30 ~ Dan the Snake Man will be back with his popular program. This is a unique opportunity to experience many species of exotic reptiles. The audience is invited to interact with the animals on an up-close and personal level; viewing, touching, and asking questions are highly encouraged. Program begins at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 6  ~ Moreland the Magician will bring his “Universe of Stories” show blending magic, puppetry, comedy, and audience participation while celebrating the fun of reading!  There will be a bonus 10 minute magic workshop after the show! Program starts at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 21 ~ Join Zoe Ponterio from Cornell SPIF (Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility) for a fun presentation and hands-on activities related to planetary science and Solar System exploration. Program is in the evening, time to be determined.

Also, the Summer Lego Club is happening on Thursday evenings, beginning July 11.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Art @ the Library ~ Sunday June 16

On Sunday, June 16 come on down to do ArtSplash! with Johanna Husband. This month we’re making Koinobori – carp wind streamers. These are fish-shaped windsocks that are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day.

Note the time change: ArtSplash! goes from 3-5 pm this time. The workshop is open to emerging artists of all ages, from 8 to 108 -- though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. The workshop fee is by donation, which helps cover the cost of materials. Reserve your space by calling Johanna at 607- 659-7375.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Borrow a Park Pass and Visit NY State Parks this Summer

Once again Candor Free Library has a pass to NY State Parks available to borrow. Check it out and head to a park - the pass will get you free entry for a carload of family and friends.

Not sure where to go? Here's a list of state parks near and far. (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.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Painting Class ~ Sunday May 26!

Paint with Sandy - Sunday, May 26 starting at 1:30 pm. This FREE acrylic painting workshop is geared for kids 9 years old and up. Parents, grandparents, and other "wannabe" artists welcome. Class size is limited, so please register by calling the library at 659-7258 or dropping by the circulation desk. Sponsored by funds from Sen. Akshar's Books Program

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Art @ the Library ~ Sunday, May 19

Next Sunday, May 19 come on down to do an ArtSplash! workshop with Johanna Husband. This month's focus is on sketchbook journaling.

ArtSplash! goes from 1-3 pm and is open to emerging artists of all ages, from 8 to 108 -- though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. The workshop fee is by donation, which helps cover the cost of materials. Reserve your space by calling Johanna at 607- 659-7375.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spring Book Sale May 17-18

The annual Spring Book Sale happens Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, and the shelves are overflowing with books. This is the perfect time to stock up on beach reading, riding-in-the-car books, rainy day novels, and poolside paperbacks.

Whether it's histories or mysteries, sci-fi or crafts, you're sure to find something to fill your book bag. Over the last few weeks the Friends of Candor Free Library have been busy sorting and shelving and stacking to make it a bit easier for you to find what you're looking for.

All for the cost of …. a donation! If you are more comfortable with a price list, we can probably dig up an old copy for you to use as a guide. But seriously, you know what a good book is worth.

Spring Book Sale hours 
Friday May 17, 10am-6pm
Saturday May 18, 10am-4

Try Something New:

  • Choose an author you've never read
  • Choose books with a theme (animal detective?)
  • Choose a book by its cover
  • Choose a book in a genre you've never read

You can make your book sale adventure "Plastic Free" by bringing along your own totes, canvas bags, roller suitcases....  See you there!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Look for us at the Daffodil Fest ~ May 4

Candor Free Library and the Friends of the Library will have a table at the Daffodil Festival on Saturday, May 4. The festival is held at the Candor Ball Field, Rt. 96 from 10 am - 5 pm.

There will be things to do, information about summer programs, and a small book sale! So drop by and say hi.



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April Arts ~ Painting!

This month there will be two opportunities to splash paint on a canvas - or paper.

On Saturday, April 13 join Sandy for an afternoon of painting pandas. Paint with Sandy starts at 1:30 pm and space is limited, so please call to register by April 12. The class is open to people aged 9 to 90, and is free. To resister or for more information, call the library at 659-7258.

On Sunday, April 28 try your hand at watercolors. ArtSplash! with Johanna goes 1-3 pm and this month's focus is on still life. This class is open to people 8 to 108 - but  children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so reserve your spot by calling 659-7375. $$ fee is by donation to cover the cost of materials.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Two more chances to explore art this month!

Coming this Sunday, March 24 ~ try your hand with Zentangles!

Zentangles are sort of like doodles. The drawing is freehand and is very meditative. Workshop begins at 2 pm.and is Free; call library to register.









The Month ends with an opportunity for adults to play with paint. On Sunday, March 31 it's Adult Landscape Painting with Sandy. This is an Adults Only class and it begins at 1:30 pm. Sandy will focus on landscape painting using different kinds of paints. There is a class FEE of $10 (covers canvases) and donations are appreciated to help cover cost of paints. Call library to register.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Arts @ the Library All Month Long!

It doesn't matter whether you write, paint, draw, or glue things into designs - there's an arts workshop for you at the library this month!

The CaFeWriMo writers had so much fun that they're hosting one last Write In on Wednesday evening, March 6 from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your writing-in-progress and your own cuppa whatever; chocolate provided. For more information, contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or carolhenry@frontiernet.net

AND - if you want to get involved in the Write Now group, it meets that morning at 10 am at the library. All writers invited to join in - but in case of wacky weather, call Carol ahead.

On Saturday, March 16 there will be a Paint with Sandy workshop for kids aged 8 to 80. Class begins at 1:30 and materials are provided. This month's theme is unicorns! It's Free, but space is limited so call library to register.

If you like to glue shiny things into designs, come on down for a Mosaic Workshop on Sunday, March 17 with Johanna. Class is open to artists young and old, from 9 to 90 (but kids under 12 will need a parent or adult with them). Workshop runs from 1-3 pm and is FREE. But space is limited so call 659-7375 to register. Funding thanks to FLLS Outreach mini-grant.

Zen Tangle by Fran
The following Sunday, March 24 it's Zentangles with Fran. Zentangles are sort of like doodles, and the drawing is very meditative. Workshop begins at 2 pm.and is Free; call library to register.

The Month ends with an opportunity for adults to play with paint. On Sunday, March 31 it's Adult Landscape Painting with Sandy. This is an Adults Only class and it begins at 1:30 pm. Sandy will focus on landscape painting using different kinds of paints. There is a class FEE of $10 (covers canvases) and donations are appreciated to help cover cost of paints. Call library to register.

Monday, February 18, 2019

This week @ the Library ~ Write-in and Essential Oils

On Wednesday evening, February 20, the CaFeWriMo writers are hosting a Write-In from 6 - 8 pm ~ weather permitting. Anyone who has a work in progress and is looking for some writing space amongst the stacks is welcome to come. Bring your own coffee (or tea). Chocolate provided. To get on the email list for weather cancellations, please contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or carolhenry@frontiernet.net

Thursday evening, February 21, Jules is hosting an Essential Oils workshop at 7 pm. This month's focus:  the ways that essential oils can be used to take care of your health in a natural way. Participants can make their own headache and cold remedies, immune system supporters, and a sleep and calming blend. There is a $5 supply fee for each blend you plan to make and take. To register or for more information, contact Jules at 607-621-7594.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Arts Happenings @ the Library


Writers! Painters! Artists of all kinds! This is the month to escape Cabin Fever and express yourselves. We've got three FREE programs happening. All you have to provide is your creative energy!

Working on a novel? Then join fellow scribes for CaFeWriMo "Write-ins" on Wednesdays.  During February, the back table will be reserved for CaFeWriMo writers. Of course, writers are invited to hang out at the library any time it's open. Write-ins will happen at these times:

  • Wed. Feb 6  from 6-8 p.m.
  • Wed. Feb 13 from noon-2 p.m.
  • Wed. Feb 20 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Wed. Feb 27 from noon-2 p.m.

For more information, contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or carolhenry@frontiernet.net

Want to splash paint on canvas? Then come down and Paint with Sandy on Saturday, February 9. This month she's focusing on Valentines as a theme. Class begins at 1:30 pm and is suitable for emerging artists aged 8 to 80. Space is limited, so sign up by calling the Library at 659-7258.

Want to try mosaic art? Then make your way to the library for the next ArtSplash! class with Johanna on Sunday, Feb 17 from 1-3 pm. Class is  suitable for kids who can work independently, or have adult helpers. Ages 9 - 90! Space is limited so call 659-7375 to register.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cabin Fever Writing Month Kicks off Jan. 30

Winter is the perfect time for writing – but even writers get cabin fever. So Candor Free Library is opening its doors to scribblers and scribes of all genres on Wednesdays in February for “Cabin Fever Writing Month”. Call it CaFeWriMo for short. The idea is to join other writers while working on your novel, short story, poems, or children’s books. Bring your coffee, your laptop, your pencils and spiral-bound notebooks. Chocolate will be provided.

CaFeWriMo kicks off on Wednesday, January 30 at 2 p.m. with local authors and some of the Write Now writers. Of course, writers are welcome to hang out and write at the library any time it’s open. But during February, the back table will be reserved for CaFeWriMo writers at these times:
Wed. Feb 6  from 6-8 p.m.
Wed. Feb 13 from noon-2 p.m.
Wed. Feb 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Wed. Feb 27 from noon-2 p.m.

If the weather is bad, we won’t meet. For more information, contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or carolhenry@frontiernet.net.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Artful Sundays @ the Library

Due to impending storm, there will be NO ArtSplash on Sunday Jan. 20th. The class will happen on Feb. 17th instead - project is mosaics.


There will be two opportunities for indulging your inner artist this month.

If you're looking to splash paint on canvas, then come down and Paint with Sandy.
Sunday, January 13 from 1-4 pm. Please call library to register.

On Sunday, January 20 you can jump into ArtSplash! with Johanna from 1-3 pm. This month's project is a mosaic. Free; class limit is 15 - so call 659-7375 to register. Funding thanks to FLLS Outreach mini-grant.