Skaneateles and Fairmount libraries share June programs – Eagle News Online

Skaneateles

Drop-In Tech Help | Mondays, 10:00 AM – Noon: Let us help with your tech questions: computers and mobile devices, downloading e-content from the library’s catalog, using Google Drive and social media platforms! Bring your device and drop in during a Tech Help session to get started! Appointments are also available, please give us a call at 315-685-5135 or email [email protected] to schedule.

Library Board Meeting | Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM: The Library Board is made up of community members who volunteer their time and skills to further the mission of the library. All meetings are open, and the public is welcome to attend. This meeting will be held in person in the boardroom at the School District Office at 49 E Elizabeth St and online via Zoom.

Anne Frank: Her Life, Her Diary, and Beyond (Rescheduled)| Wednesday, June 15th at 6:30 PM: Anne Frank is possibly the most well-known victim of the Holocaust with millions of people around the world aware of her life in hiding through her diary. Not as well-known is the story of her early life de ella, from her birth de ella in Frankfurt, through her family’s migration to Amsterdam, to the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, and the time after her arrest de ella, including the fates of the people she hid with. John Damond will fill in those pieces and tell the story of the diary within the context of the war and the Holocaust during this virtual program. Registration required to receive Zoom link.

Afternoon Book Club |Monday, June 20th at 1:00 PM : Have you been looking for a daytime book club? Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month to chat books! This month we’ll be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration requested. In person only.

Evening Book Club | Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 PM: This month we’re reading The Truth of Who You Are written by Sheila Myers who will be joining us for our discussion!
The Evening Book Club meets the last Wednesday of the month both in-person and virtually. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration requested.

Visit www.skanlibrary.org for more information & to register for programs!

Children & Family Programs:

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: June Session | Wednesdays June 1st, 22nd, 29th at 9:15 AM: Bond with your baby during this program featuring nursery rhymes, books, movement and fingerplays, followed by sensory exploration. Location: The Children’s Room. For babies up to 18 months. Registration required. Limited to 5 families.

My Neighborhood Story Time: Reading Braille with Ms. Tonya | Thursday, June 2nd at 10:30 AM: Join us in the Library’s yard to meet a very special guest, Ms. Tonya, who learned to read braille after losing her sight in 2020. Ms. Tonya will read us a story, answer questions about her life, and let us touch a variety of braille picture books. Registration required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The My Neighborhood Story Time series connects young children and their caregivers to the places, people, and animals in our neighborhood.

Parachute Play | Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 – 11:00 AM: We’re pulling out our parachutes to play games and sing songs with kids and their caregivers. Parachute Play will be canceled in case of inclement weather. Rain date: Friday, June 10th. Registration required. Location: The Library’s Yard. For ages 2-5.

Family Craft: Collage | Saturday, June 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Drop-by the library’s yard to make a self-portrait and rainbow cutout using the method of collage. Children, teens, and adults are encouraged to explore, play, and create something meaningful for them. Family Craft will be canceled in case of inclement weather. Registration required. All ages.

Story Time in the Yard | Thursdays, June 23rd, 30th at 10:30 AM: Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join us for story time in the sunshine as we celebrate the outdoors, sing songs, and pop bubbles. Registration required. Story Time will be canceled or moved inside during inclement weather and families will be notified by phone. For ages 18 months – 5 years.

Elementary School Book Club | Sunday, June 12th at 2:30 PM: This month we’re reading Shadow Island by Mike and Nancy Deas. Each month we’ll read a graphic novel and then get together to chat about the book and do an activity. Pick up your copy of the book curbside. For kids in grades 3 – 5. Registration required.

Visit www.skanlibrary.org for more information & to register for programs!

Explore Summer June Programs

Explore Summer Kick-off Party | Saturday, June 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Kick-off summer with messy process art for the whole family! Drop by the library’s side yard to get your Explore Summer booklets and experiment with unconventional ways to make art. For all ages. No registration required. In case of inclement weather, we’ll be inside Library Hall.

Butterfly Release with Winterberry Homestead | Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30 AM: Join us for a hands-on program with Winterberry Homestead. Learn about identifying caterpillars, the process of transforming into a butterfly, and more! At the end of the program, participants will receive a butterfly they can release into the air and make a wish. For ages 6 – 10. Registration required.

The MOST @ the Library: Ocean of Possibilities | Tuesday, June 28th at 1:00 PM: Join the MOST in exploring marine habitats and the species that live there! Discover the diversity of ocean life, the effects of climate change on animal ecosystems, and more through hands-on samples and live science demonstrations with a MOST Science Educator. For ages 6-10.

Visit www.skanlibrary.org for more information & to register for programs!

Fairmount

The Fairmount Community Library, located at 406 Chapel Drive in Syracuse celebrates the month of June with a Preschool Garden, Butterfly Garden, a Pizza Garden, Sensory play and a Kick-Off Party for Summer Reading! To register for library programs, visit the library website at www.fairmountlibrary.org. Please note most programs require registration and space is limited.
Preschool Garden Kickoff: Friday, June 3, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen at the FCL’s outdoor garden to kick-off the summer season of growing! Plant your own flower or vegetable in our garden bed and let literacy bloom. Registration is required. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Preschool Playgroup at the FCL: Friday, June 3, 10:00 am until Noon Spend time in the FCL’s Community room to socialize and gather with other toddlers for gross motor, sensory, and imaginative play. Come and go at your own leisure as this is an unstaffed program.
Maker Cart Fun: Friday, June 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Children are welcome to come to the library and create their own fun projects using the FCL Maker Cart. Come at your leisure as this program is unstaffed.
What’s Next After High School? Seminar at the FCL: Monday, June 6, at 6:00 pm This workshop will offer a snapshot into planning for college, career training and other programs. Registration is required and will open at the end of May. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Storytime at the FCL: Tuesday, June 7, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen for a fun, interactive musical storytime. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities. This storytime is geared towards children Birth to 5 years old. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Make a Butterfly Garden: Tuesday, June 7 at 4:30 pm Kids ages 5 and up! Join us to learn about flowers that will bring more butterflies to your yard. Each child will each create a butterfly garden to take home. Registration is required. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Sensory Monday at the FCL: Monday, June 13, at 10:00 am Join us for sensory playtime. Miss Karen will read a story, followed by playtime and sensory activities. Registration is required. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Storytime at the FCL: Tuesday, June 14, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen for a fun, interactive musical storytime. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities. This storytime is geared towards children Birth to 5 years old. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Make a Pizza Garden: Tuesday, June 14, at 4:30 pm Join us for a fun class where we will learn about growing vegetables at home. Each child will then make a “pizza garden” where they will plant tomatoes, basil, oregano, and peppers. Watch your pizza garden grow at home and then make a delicious pizza with your vegetables and herbs! Registration is required. This program is best for Children ages 5 and up. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Preschool Playgroup at the FCL: Friday, June 17, 10:00 am until Noon Spend time in the FCL’s Community room to socialize and gather with other toddlers for gross motor, sensory, and imaginative play. Come and go at your own leisure as this is an unstaffed program.
Maker Cart Fun: Friday, June 17, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Children are welcome to come to the library and create their own fun projects using the FCL Maker Cart. Come at your leisure as this program is unstaffed.
Dads and Donuts at the FCL: Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 am Celebrate the special father in your life with a morning of donuts, a story and BINGO! Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Celebrating Eric Carle at the Library: Week of June 20th – 25th Who doesn’t love Eric Carle? We are celebrating the beloved children’s author all week long with many activities for families to enjoy. We’ll highlight his most popular books by him with crafts, games and goodies!
Storytime at the FCL: Tuesday, June 21, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen for a fun, interactive musical storytime. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities. This storytime is geared towards children Birth to 5 years old. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
June Baby Circle at the FCL: Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen for this new monthly storytime geared towards infants up to 9 months old. Enjoy this special time with your baby and learn the value of introducing literacy early in the developmental phase. Registration is required. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
Summer Reading Kick-Off at the Camillus Town Hall Farmers Market: Monday, June 27, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm We’re kicking-off our Summer Reading Program at the Camillus Town Hall Farmer’s Market. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities. We’ll have an Encanto celebration with themed crafts and songs. You can also register for our Summer Reading Program. Hope to see you!
Storytime at the FCL: Tuesday, June 28, at 10:00 am Join Miss Karen for a fun, interactive musical storytime. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities. This storytime is geared towards children Birth to 5 years old. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
The Lord of the Rings Summer Book Club: Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm Coinciding with Amazon Prime’s new prequel series, the FCL is holding a book club this summer that will bring fresh, community discussion to JRR Tolkien’s timeless classic of heroism, enchantment, dark sorcery and friendship. The quest continues and the shadow grows. We continue our discussion with The Two Towers, the second volume of the trilogy. Register by visiting our website at www.fairmountlibrary.org.
The Fairmount Community Library’s mission is to connect our community through information sharing, fostering communication and enhancing lifelong learning. Visit the FCL website at www.fairmountlibrary.org for more information.
If you would like to learn more about the library and programming please contact Denise Headd, Director of Community Relations at 315-345-1369.

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