Free Weedsport Library: Clubs, Crafts and More to Keep Busy in February | Lifestyles

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Are you looking to broaden your horizons or get out of your comfort zone? Join us for the 2022 Weedsport Free Library Reading Challenge. Stop by the library or visit the library website to download a journal of 24 categories of books to read in 2022. Complete the journal at your own pace and turn it in by December 31st for a chance to win prizes fun on the theme of literature. Good reading!

Did you know that in addition to Valentine’s Day, February 14 is also considered Library Lover’s Day? This day honors book lovers and libraries around the world. Throughout February, we’ll be celebrating by offering “Blind Date with a Book”. Stop by the library and pick up one of the selected books, but you won’t be able to select based on appearances. The title and cover will be hidden with only a brief description to entice you. You might find an unexpected new favorite.

February is Black History Month, during which we honor the accomplishments and struggles of Black Americans throughout history. Celebrate the voices of black storytellers by checking out books by black authors, especially throughout February, but also throughout the year.

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The knitting group will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at the library. The knitting group is an informal group that meets once a month. Bring your knitting project and create in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The book club will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8 at the library. February’s selection is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. All adults are welcome. Email [email protected], call (315) 834-6222, or stop by the library to request book club selection.

The senior cinema will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15. “Harriet” will be featured, honoring the life of beloved civil activist Harriet Tubman.

The library will host a craft night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. Bring along any crafts or projects you are working on and enjoy the company of others doing the same.

Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. This program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Toddler Rhyme Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. This program includes shorter stories, songs and finger games. Caregivers are encouraged to participate. These sessions are a great way to introduce your child to literacy. Please note that there will be no preschool story time or toddler nursery rhyme time on February 22 and 24 due to the Weedsport school winter break.

The Stories with Simcha program will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 19. Simcha is an adorable Labradoodle (and little sister to our retired former reading dog, Koa) from PAWS of CNY who loves having someone read to her! Bring a book or choose one when you get here and spend some time in the library reading at Simcha! It’s a fun way for your kids to improve their literacy skills! This program is open to ages 2 to 18.

“PAW Patrol: The Movie” will screen at the library at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 21. The PAW Patrol is on — on its first big-screen adventure! With the help of a new pup, Liberty, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City from their rival, Humdinger. Can the PAW Patrol save the city before it’s too late? “PAW Patrol: The Movie” is rated G, with a running time of 88 minutes. Bring the kids for a snack and a fun movie! Children under 6 must be accompanied by an accompanying adult.

Lego Club will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23. Legos are provided. Bring your creativity! The Lego creations will be on display in the library for two weeks. This program is aimed at children from 4 to 13 years old.

Stop by the library starting Feb. 7 and pick up a Valentine’s Day craft kit to take home. The kits are intended for children from 3 to 8 years old.

Call the library if you have questions about any of these programs. Masks are compulsory inside the library from the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

Stop by soon and warm up to all there is to enjoy at the library!

Samantha Black is the manager of the Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport. The library is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, email [email protected], visit facebook.com/weedsportlibrary or weedsportlibrary.org, or call (315) 834-6222.

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