Warsaw Public Library

Programs

Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Weekly Storytime 

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM! Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, and activities for toddler & pre-school aged children, and their caregivers. No registration is required for this free weekly event.

Tuesdays, May 1, May 29, June 26,  5:30 pm: Thinking About Retirement?

Social Security is often 40-50 % of a retiree’s total income in retirement. Join Tim Talbot for an educational workshop to learn 5 strategies to help maximize Social Security. Reservations Required. Call Carrie @ 716-206-0346 Ext. 2 or email: cward@nextfinancial.com
Learn:
Will Social Security be there for me?
What is a switch strategy?
How can I make the most of my benefits?
How much will I receive in benefits?
How and when should I apply to maximize?

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 PM: Readers’ Circle

Join us for a discussion of “The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica” by Laurie Gwen Shapiro. Reserve your copy today at  https://evergreen.owwl.org/eg/opac/record/571703?query=The%20Stowaway;qtype=keyword;loc=1

Tuesday, May 8,  6:45 PM: Warsaw’s Write Connection

This writing group, now in its 7th year, consists of new and published writers who can all learn from each other. Monthly prompts are given in a friendly, relaxed environment. No registration is required for this free monthly event. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Wendy at 786-5290. The Write Connection meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm, September-May.

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 PM: Friends Meeting

Not a friend? Come learn how you can support the services and programs of your library!

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am: Sensory Saturday: Sensory Friendly Storytime

This time is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, other developmental disabilities, and their typically developing peers.If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other storytimes, this program of rhymes, songs, and activities might be just what you are looking for. Get to know the library in a fun and informal setting.

Thursdays, 5/31, 6/7, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, and 8/30 at 4:00 PM: Storytime at the Market

Miss Mary presents storytime at 4:00 PM Thursdays at the Farm & Artisan Market at the Villa (130 North Main)  After stories, visit with a  farm yard friend!  Children can also participate in the Storytime Vegetable Garden! They can help plant and watch their garden grow every week! They will even be able to take home vegetables as they are ready! No registration required for this free event.

Thursday, June 21, 1:00 PM: Make Music Day

Celebrate Make Music Day at WPL! This international festival celebrates the summer solstice with music – encouraging people of all musical levels to music in public. With the help of the Arts Council for Wyoming County and Hohner harmonicas, we’ll have harmonicas available for participants, along with a harmonica lesson…so we can harmonize together! Join us at 1:00 pm and Make Music! Learn more about this international festival that now includes sites in twenty six states at http://www.makemusicday.org/

Monday, June 25 – Saturday, August 4: Libraries Rock! Warsaw’s Summer Reading Program

June 25: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!
Registration for “Reading Rocks” Summer Reading Program begins at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 25th. Pick up your tracker for all ages. Adults, Write in the title of the book you are reading. (Audiobooks and ebooks count too). For those under age 18, write in the approximate number of minutes you read or listened and return each week from July 2 to August 4 to have your tracker stamped and to enter that week’s drawings or receive an immediate prize. Drawings and prizes change weekly. Return your completed tracker by August 4 to earn a ticket to our live primate event on 8/7 at 2:00 pm. You must earn 4 out of 5 stamps to attend the presentation by The Primate Sanctuary. The sanctuary has been operating a refuge for primates since 1990. Carmen Presti and his staff care for 2 chimpanzees, 26 monkeys and 18 exotic birds. More details included in the summer reading flyer. For those under 18, return your completed tracker by Friday, 8/31 and receive a free ice cream cone coupon to Yummies too! If you want to attend the live primate event, you must return your tracker by August 4th.  More Details will be available in the Summer Reading Flyer!

Tuesday, June 26,  1:00 PM: Explore the World Around Wyoming County Kick-Off: Visit Mexico!

We are teaming up with Wyoming County libraries and the Arts Council for Wyoming County to bring Explore & More Children’s Museum’s Culture Days programming to Warsaw Public Library and the surrounding libraries in Wyoming County. At WPL, We are visiting Mexico! Tacos and monarch butterflies are not the only important things that come from Mexico. Learn about life in Mexico with a rich collection of artifacts and images, games, crafts, snacks, and more. Learn more here http://cultureforkids.exploreandmore.org/
This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Travel to the different libraries around Wyoming County and learn about various cultures. Explore traditions, languages, taste ethnic foods, make crafts and more.

Pick up your passport at any participating Wyoming County library listed below and have it stamped at each program. Receive a ticket at each event and enter that library’s drawing for their grand prize basket! (Or save your tickets and put them in your favorite Culture Basket at any participating library.

Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 PM: “Mexico” at Warsaw Public Library
Monday, July 9 at 5:30 PM: “Yemen” at Pike Library
Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 PM: “China” at Eagle Free Library (Bliss)
Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00 PM: “Germany” at Cordelia A Greene Library (Castile)
Wednesday, July 25 at 1:30 PM: “Japan” at Stevens Memorial Library (Attica)
Monday, July 30 at 1:00 PM: “South Africa” at Arcade Library
Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 PM: “Burma” at Wyoming Library

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 PM: Readers’ Circle The Great American Read Discussion

Warsaw Public Library is participating in the Great American Read PBS . Read a book from the list and join us to discuss why your selection should (or shouldn’t be) THE GREAT AMERICAN READ. See below for more details and follow the Great American Read on facebook.”THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8/7c on PBS stations with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.”Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/

Wednesday, June 27,  1:00 PM: Mexican Folk Doll Making

Kathleen Rumfola from Artfully Elegant Folk Dolls will teach us how to make Mexican Folk Dolls. All Material Provided. No registration required. For ages 8 and older (Or younger with adult supervision/assistance)
This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Thursday, June 28, 1:00 PM : Mexican Papel Picado Cut Paper

Mary Beth Dolan from StART HERE Studio will lead this instructional class on the Mexican folk art of paper-cutting. Participants will make a Day of the Dead themed cut paper art piece. For ages 8 and up. No registration required. Made possible through an Arts Council for Wyoming County Grant.

Tuesday, July 3, 1:00 PM: REPCO Wildlife Encounters

Join us for a live reptile presentation by REPCO Wildlife Encounters!

Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 PM: Closing Early  for the Fireman’s Parade

Come cheer on the WPL  “Libraries Rock” Float

Tuesday, July 4: Closed for  Independence Day

Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, & 30; 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM:  Drop-In for Maker Mondays

Drop-in for a variety of hands-on maker activities on Make- it Mondays. There’s something for everyone with high and low tech. options every week. Activities for all ages. No registration.

Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 PM : Sounds & Sweet Airs: The Exploration & Creation of Dramatic Music

Chad Bradford, Artistic Director from Shake on the Lake will lead a workshop where participants will explore the process of composing and choosing music to enhance a dramatic experience. Ages 11 and older. Adults Welcome!  This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Tuesday, July 17,  2:00 PM: Rhythm Connect: Drumming Through the Jungle 

Join Ed Keegan from Rhythm Connect . In his program, Drumming through the Jungle, Mr. Keegan utilizes his children’s book, “Drumming with Dexter” with young children and their caregivers to learn in rhythm through hands on, experiential opportunities using a variety of rhythmic instruments. No Registration Required.  For All Ages.  This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Thursday, July 19,  1:00 PM: Stop Motion Animation Class: (GIFs Using Collage Methods)

Join Artist- Educator Samantha Strathearn and explore/learn storyboarding, stop motion animation with found images, and GIF making. For ages 11 and up. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 PM: Omnipresent Puppet Theater Presents, “The Little Mermaid”

We are welcoming back Omnipresent Puppet Theater this year for their production of “The Little Mermaid.”
All ages. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Thursday, July 26,  6:00 PM: I’m So Glassy Jewelry Making

Join Mary Shanahan from I’m So Glassy and make fused glass jewelry. Ages 10 and older. Young Children must have adult supervision present. Registration is required. Limited to 20 participants. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County

Tuesday, July 31,  1:00 PM: Try Your Hand at Printmaking

Artist –Educator Samantha Strathearn returns to lead a workshop where participants will be introduced to several expressive printmaking methods and create their own abstract pieces or more representational artworks. 10 and older. Adults Welcome.This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County.

Saturday, August 4, 11:00 AM: Learn to Spin Wool
Join Laurel Hendershott as she teaches a two-hour class about wool from sheep, methods of wool preparation, and spinning using drop spindles and spinning wheels. See wool transformed from raw material to hand-spun yarn, and learn the basics to do it yourself. No previous skill required. Materials and equipment provided, with an opportunity to purchase a drop spindle to take home and continue spinning after the class. Ages 8 to adults. Registration is required.

Tuesday, August 7, 2:00 PM: Primate Sanctuary (For Summer Reading Finishers)

Return your completed summer reading trackers by 8/4 to earn a free ticket to our live primate event on 8/7 at 2:00 pm. You must earn 4 out of 5 stamps to attend the presentation by The Primate Sanctuary. (Participation in 4 out of 5 weeks required) The sanctuary has been operating a refuge for primates since 1990. Carmen Presti and his staff care for 2 chimpanzees, 26 monkeys and 18 exotic birds. More details included in the summer reading flyer. Learn more about the Sanctuary here http://theprimatesanctuary.com/index.html

Thursday, August 9, 2:00 PM: Pop-Up Card Art with Cheryl from Wyoming Library

Learn how to make beautiful 3 dimensional greeting cards that pop with Cheryl Northrup from Wyoming Library.! She will teach you introductory and advanced card making skills. Ages 10 to adult. All supplies provided. Registration not required.

Monday, August 20, to Friday, August 24, from 1 to 4 PM.

Free performance on Friday, August 24, Open to friends and family.
For ages 11 and up. You must attend all 5 sessions.
This is a free camp.
Please register at the library by August 1.
Call 585-786-5650 or email mconable@pls-net.org

Monday: What Are We Doing?
Getting to know you. How do puppets tell a story? We will explore different kinds of puppets and the kinds of stories you want to tell.

Tuesday: Decision Day
We will decide the stories we want to tell and what puppets we need to make.

Wednesday: Build It!
Constructing our puppets and our scripts.

Thursday: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!
Finishing construction, and starting putting it all together.

Friday: Rehearse and Perform at the Warsaw Grange
We will set up a performance space at the Warsaw Grange and invite Friends and Family to join us at 4:30 PM to tell them our stories.

 

Ongoing: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We’re joining the National “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” Campaign. It’s fun, free, and helps to build a lifelong love of books. If you read just 1 book a day to your child for 3 years, that equals 1,095 books! You can count the same book multiple times, count books read in storytime, at daycare…anywhere! This program also pairs with Project Read. You can participate in both programs with one easy calendar! Pick up a new calendar every month. Visit the library anytime to register & learn more! Join the WPL “Road to Reading” with milestone prizes along the way!

Ongoing: Project Read

Wyoming County families are invited to participate in this reading program that begins in infancy and continues through elementary school. Read together for 15 minutes a day for at least 20 days a month. Mark each day you have read together on the Project Read Calendar, (available at all Wyoming County libraries) return your completed calendar to the library each month and choose a free paperback or board book for your home library!

Ongoing: Tuesday Tech Time @ Your Library

Technology Enrichment & Collaborative Help By Appointments Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm

Free technology help is available Tuesdays by appt. Simply stop in at the circulation desk or call 786-5650 to schedule 1:1 guided assistance. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll be on hand to help.

  • Computer and Internet Basics
  • Email set up and use
  • Microsoft Office
  • Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Magazines
  • Digital Devices and eReaders
  • Resume and Job Applications

Schedule Tuesday Tech Time @ Your Library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Monday: 10AM - 8PM
    Tuesday: 10AM - 8PM
    Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
    Thursday: 1PM - 7PM
    Friday: 1PM - 5PM
    Saturdays: 10AM - 1PM

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    Warsaw, NY 14569
    phone (585) 786-5650
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    lgricius@pls-net.org

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