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. No Storytime June 11th.
Thursday, 6/20 at 4:30 pm: Needle Tatting with Linda Franke
Come and learn to make handmade tatted lace with a needle and thread. This lace is very versatile and can be used on clothing, accessories and as a stand-alone decoration. We will also talk about the other ways to make tatted lace, and different fibers and threads that can be used when you are ready to be even more creative! All materials (needle, thread and pattern) are included in this 2 hour class. Registration is required. Class size is limited. Ages 12 to adult.
Saturday, 6/22 at 10:30 am: Saturday Storytime
A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program
Register anytime beginning 6/24 and receive your challenge sheet. Receive a gift for registering. Follow the missions outlined for more opportunities to earn and win prizes all summer long! For all ages.
Monday, 6/24 Drop in from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Summer Reading Blast-Off with Rockets!
Design and launch a rocket on the library lawn.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Weekly Storytime with Miss Mary
For pre-school aged children and their caregiver.
Monday, 6/24 at 6:30 pm: Book Talk, All Systems Red by Martha Wells.
Start your exploration of science fiction.
Thursday, 6/27 at 6 pm: SF Fan Fic and Art.
What is your fandom? Come learn about creating new art based on favorite science fiction. Bring your creations to share.
Monday, 7/1 at 1:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Rochester Museum and Science Center-The Universe Rocks!
We’ll explore our universe with this hands-on experience from Rochester Museum & Science Center. Join us in launching seltzer rockets and examining the same type of rocks as found on the moon. Together we’ll discover how to build your own homemade “space suit” (not suitable for extraterrestrial travel) and feel the difference between Earth’s gravity and the Moon’s gravity. We’ll even make personal mini-planetariums to present a star show at home! Registration required. Ages 5 and up
Tuesday, 7/2 at 1:00 pm: Hoop Dance with Benjamin Berry
Learn to hula hoop with an award-winning hoop dancer, instructor, and performer! Participants of all ages and abilities will learn to hoop dance and participate in hoop games. The program will end with a performance by Mr. Berry. Ages 8 to adults. *
Monday, 7/8 at 1:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Galaxy Art
Using photos of the universe from NASA, we will explore different art techniques to produce your own galaxy. Wear art-appropriate clothes; it will get messy. Ages 5 and up.
Monday, 7/8 sat 6 pm: SF Movie Talk Discussion
Why don’t science fiction movies ever get it right? Or do they?
Tuesday, 7/9 at 2:00 pm: Paper Marbling with Ms. Strathearn
Learn the art of paper marbling! Participants will transform paper into incredibly vibrant works of marbleized art. Ages 4 and up. *
Thursdays, 7/11 & 8/15 at 1:00 pm: Ceramic Fairy Houses with Jill Rossborough of Art Smart Studio in Geneseo
Must be able to attend both classes. This is a family/caregiver program where each group will complete their own individualized fairy house. Build the house in the first class, and glaze it in the second. Children will require adult assistance. Registration is required. Ages 6 to adult. *
Thursday, 7/11 at 5:00 pm: Out of this World Family Trivia
Get your crew together and join us for trivia night! A pizza dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 10 to adult.
Monday, 7/15 at 1:30 or 2:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Break-Out Room: Suit Up Astronauts
NASA is recruiting new astronauts to go into space. Their mission will be to explore the solar system and discover its mysteries. Only groups of inductees who can open the box of instructions will be allowed into the program. Is your group up to the challenge? Registration is required. Ages 8 to adult.
Monday, 7/15 at 6 pm: Book Talk, Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress.
Science Fiction by an area author.
Tuesday, 7/16 at 1:00 pm: Create Your Own Galaxy with The Art of Mandy in Le Roy
Mandy Humphrey will provide acrylic paint instructions and directions for children and teens to create their own space galaxies on 9×12 canvas boards. Registration is required. Ages 7 to teens. *
Tuesday, 7/16 at 6:30 pm: Shake on the Lake Discussion with Cast and Crew, Led by Professor Norm Gayford.
Join us for a discussion of this year’s performance, As You Like It.
Monday, 7/22 at 1:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Circuits
Twinkle, twinkle! We will learn about circuits and create a card with a light-up feature. Ages 9 and up.
Monday, 7/22 at 6:30 pm: Wyoming County Paranormal
Lecture/Discussion about unexplained phenomena you may have heard about.
Tuesday, 7/23 at 1:00 pm: Omnipresent Puppet Theater Presents: Cosmic Joe and the Space Pirates. All ages. *
Thursday, 7/25 at 1:00 PM: Printmaking for Teens & Adults
Artist-Educator, Ms. Strathearn leads this workshop where patrons will be introduced to the expressive printmaking method of block printing to create their own artwork that they can then use to apply their own print/s on a canvas bag and/or notecards. Registration required. *
Monday, 7/29 at 1:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Legos from Outer Space!
Bring your friends and build your own space vehicles, or anything you can imagine! Ages 5 and up.
Tuesday, 7/30 at 1:00 pm: One World Music
Join us for instruments, songs and stories from around the world! This is a participatory program for children and caregivers. Led by Composer Glenn McClure. All ages. *
Monday, 8/5 at 1:30 or 2:30 pm: Spaced Out Mondays: Break-Out Room: Alien Invasion
Aliens are invading the planet. Earth’s survival is at stake! Is your crew up to the challenge? Registration required. Ages 8 to adult.
Tuesday, 8/6 at 6pm; More Fan Fic and Art
Did you create something new? Discover a new site with great art? Share your enthusiasm.
Thursday, 8/8 at 4:30 pm: Didgeridoo Down Under Presents: Aussie Fun Space Jam
Join us for a completely interactive and hands-on workshop featuring the Didgeridoo, an Australian Aboriginal “other-worldly” sounding wind instrument. Learn how to play the didge, including vocalizing, creating simple rhythms, animal sounds, and more! Instruments provided. For ages 7 to adult. *
Monday, 8/12 at 6 pm: Book Talk, Kindred by Octavia Butler
A dramatic time travel story from a master of the genre. Also available as a graphic novel.
Monday, 8/19 to Friday 8/23 at 1 to 4 each day: Puppet Camp
Spend the week making and performing a puppet show. This year we are focusing on shadow puppets. We need writers, artists, technicians, engineers. Join us! Register by August 1. Ages 12 and up. *
Please note that Registration is required for several programs. Registration for these programs begins Monday, 6/24 at 10:00
Programs denoted with an * This project is made possible with funds from the decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.
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: We Read Free
Children’s and teens print items are now fine free!
We are very excited to implement this positive change for our patrons, especially our younger ones! We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource shared by everyone and that returning materials on time is all about sharing responsibly! This does not apply to DVDs, Blu-Rays, audiobooks, or material not owned by Warsaw.
Books not returned 6 weeks after the due date will become lost and you will be responsible for the payment of the material, unless it is returned. You may still renew material.
Ongoing: The second Tuesday of each month, September-May at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, 9/9 at 6:45 PM: Warsaw’s Write Connection
This writing group 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.