November 2017

Morrisville Public Library News
by Michelle A. Rounds
Library Manager

November 29, 2017

Please join us for one of our last Play Mahjong’s until spring!  Join us on Monday December 4 from 1-3pm!  Like to play Mahjong?  Want to learn how to play without using the computer?  Willing to teach young and old!

Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour is going strong!  Bring your toddler or preschool child in on Tuesday December 5 at 10:00am.   Help us have fun with Jan Brett’s book, The Mitten!  Stories, finger plays, a craft and more!  If you can’t make that day, join us Tuesday December 12 for “Reindeer”!  The complete list of topics is available at the circulation desk now.

Join us on Wednesday December 6 for our Minute-to-Win-It Library Style game at 6:30pm!  Ever seen Minute-to-Win-It on TV?  Well come try out your hand and see if you can do some of the popular games!  All are invited; young or old!  It’s all about luck and how you do under pressure!  We will play “bracket-style” until we get down to one winner.  Winner will receive a 3-D Printing Pen Set (valued at $50).  We hope to see you!

Join us on Friday December 8 for our Annual Open House from 5-8pm!  Come see what theme we chose for our Christmas tree!  Eat some yummy goodies!  Be sure to sign up for your chance to win your own “Elf on the Shelf” book or an adult Christmas coloring book!  Come see Santa!! The kids can play games, watch some Christmas movies, make some crafts and more!  Lots of fun for the ENTIRE family!

On Friday December 15 please join us for our Family Movie Night Spectacular of the Polar Express at 7pm!  Bring the family in for a holiday tradition!! We will be showing the movie, The Polar Express. We will provide the hot cocoa and cookies, & other magical effects; REMEMBER to wear your PJ’s!!

Feeling the winter blues? Break out of it by playing READO with us! Our Winter Reading challenge, READO, starts December 15 and runs until March 1, 2018! READO is open to both kids and adults, and is just like regular Bingo, but with books! Come into to the library and pick up a READO card! Read some of the books indicated on your READO card and make a “Bingo” of the books you have read. Turn in your READO card after you have made a “Bingo” and be entered into a drawing to win a prize at the end of the program! The kids can win a 3D Pen Set, and the adults can win a Kindle Fire!

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

November 15, 2017

This Friday November 17 we will be having our Family Movie Night at 7:00pm.  We provide the popcorn, you bring your own beverage!  We are showing Cars 3!!!  Bring the entire family in for this great movie!

Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour is going strong!  Bring your toddler or preschool child in on Tuesday November 21 at 10:00am.   Help us have fun with the topic, “Let’s Give Thanks” and celebrate Thanksgiving!  Stories, finger plays, a craft and more!  If you can’t make that day, join us Tuesday November 28 for “Pop, Pop-POPCORN”!  The complete list of topics is available at the circulation desk now.

On Wednesday November 22 we are having the Utica Zoomobile here at 1:00pm!  The Utica Zoo will be bringing a few of their animals for us to see, learn about and touch.  Bring the family in for a good time with these animals!

Plan ahead and mark your calendars now!  Join us on Wednesday December 6 for our Minute-to-Win-It Library Style game at 6:30pm!  Ever seen Minute-to-Win-It on TV?  Well come try out your hand and see if you can do some of the popular games!  All are invited; young or old!  It’s all about luck and how you do under pressure!  We will play “bracket-style” until we get down to one winner.  Winner will receive a 3-D Printing Pen Set (valued at $50).  We hope to see you!

On Thursday November 16 the Library Trustees Board meet at 6:30pm.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

We will be closed from Thursday November 23 through Saturday November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday!  We will reopen Monday November 27 at noon!

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

November 1, 2017

Starting Wednesday November 1 until Tuesday January 16 is our Giving Tree Fundraiser.  Shop for the library this holiday season!  We have several items the library needs! It’s EASY!  Grab a Christmas tag off our giving tree of something you would like to donate to the library.  Buy it, donate it, whatever it says and bring the tag and the item in as soon as you can!  We would like all donations turned in by January 31, 2018.

This Friday November 3 will be our Wine and Paint Night at 6:30pm!  Open to adults and kids 13 and older! If you don’t drink wine we will have grape juice and of course, goodies for everyone too! Cost is $30 per person (payable the night of the program). Reservations are required! We only have a few spaces left! WE WILL NOT TAKE SIGN UPS OVER THE PHONE, EMAIL OR SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU MUST STOP IN TO THE LIBRARY! (We are also taking monetary donations for the wine and goodies for the evening so if you would like to donate, please contact the Library Manager.)

Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour is going strong!  Bring your toddler or preschool child in on Tuesday November 7 at 10:00am.   Help us have fun with the topic, “Pets”!  Stories, finger plays, a craft and more!  If you can’t make that day, join us Tuesday November 14 for “It’s time for bed”!  The complete list of topics is available at the circulation desk now.

On Wednesday November 8 we are hosting, the Cooking Matters at the Store Pop-Up Tour at 6:30pm!  Want to save money at the store?  Want to buy healthy foods for your family?  Come learn how with a tour of a virtual grocery store!  All participants receive a $5 gift card to Wal-Mart, a reusable grocery bag and more!  Open to 18 and up!  Please sign up if you think you might be able to attend starting October 16, 2017 at the circulation desk.  (We want to make sure we have enough free gifts for each participant!)

On Friday November 10 please join us for our Madison County Veteran talk with Bob Purple at 6:30pm.  Purple served in the Air National Guard over a span of five decades.  Early in his career he served under “Nagasaki Charlie” Sweeney, the pilot who flew the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.  Later in his career, he was called to active duty to serve during a prison riot in Auburn, assist in shipping aid to 3-mile Island during a meltdown in 1979 and during the 1980 Olympics.  He also served in the Gulf War.  Bob will talk about these and other experiences.

Our next book talk will be on Wednesday November 15 at 6:30pm.  We will be reading, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.  Copies can be picked up now!  Discussion open to teens and adults!  So grab a book, read it and come join us for a sure to be fun discussion!

We will be closed on Saturday November 11 to observe Veteran’s Day. 

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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