October 2019

Morrisville Public Library News
by Michelle A. Rounds
Library Manager

October 30, 2019

This Friday November 1 join us for our Family Movie Night at 7:00pm!  We provide the popcorn so bring the family and your own beverage!  Want to know what we are showing?  You will surely not want to miss this movie!  Contact the library or check out this link for more details: https://morrisvillepubliclibrary.org/events/movie-nights-the-library/

Beginning November 1, our Giving Tree Fundraiser will start.  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, 2020.

Our second annual Silent Auction begins Monday November 4!  LOTS and LOTS of items will be available for bidding!  Several businesses have donated some great things and we have handmade items, toys and more!    There is something for everyone!  Stop in and bid Monday!  Bidding ends at 8pm on Friday December 13!  Shop for your loved ones at the library this holiday season!

Join us for Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour, on Tuesday November 5 at 10:00am!  Help us have fun with “Going, Going, Gone-WHEELS!”  Stories, finger plays a craft and more! Can’t make it that day?  Join us the following week (November 12) for “Counting & Numbers!”

On Wednesday November 6, join us for Frank Martorana Book Signing/Reading at 6:30pm!  Join us for a reading and book signing of “Simpatico’s Gift“, with local author and veterinarian, Frank Martorana!  “Simpatico’s Gift” is Martorana’s second installment in the Kent Stephenson Thriller Series. Book #1, “Taking on Lucinda”, was released in 2018!  Martorana is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He established the Hamilton Animal Hospital in 1993 and has operated it since that time. Over the years, he has been the “family doctor” for countless horses, cows, dogs, cats, and many other creatures in and around Madison County. His experiences with clients and animals, some humorous and others heart-rending, provide the backdrop for his novels.

Friday November 8 at 6:30pm, we will be having our last historic talk until spring!  We will host a special presentation by Jim Coulthart entitled “Canadian Mustangs over Canastota & CNY.” Coulthart will tell the story of World War II fighter planes that were purchased from Canada and flown to Syracuse and Canastota. The international story weaves together a Canadian Prime Minister, two enterprising CNY businessmen, 70+ high performance piston fighter aircraft, mercenary pilots and two local airfields.

Friday November 15 is our Nerf Battle Night at 8:30pm.  Bring your own Nerf equipment (darts too–please label them) and join us for open play around the library!  See if the library stacks provide you enough shelter from being hit by a friend’s foam dart!  Open to ages 7 and up; so adults are welcome too!  Everyone must bring a snack and beverages will be provided.  We only have 14 spaces so sign up starting November 1!

On Saturday November 16 join us for Nerf Family Edition at 4:30pm.  Bring your own Nerf equipment (darts too–please label them) and join us for open play around the library!  Open to families with children 5 years of age and older!  Families must have at least 2 people and no more than 5.  We are allowing no more than 8 families to sign up and ALL family members MUST play!  Sign up November 1!

We will be closed on Monday 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.

October 16, 2019

Our 17th Annual Pumpkin Coloring Contest is almost over!  Stop in to the library and pick up your pumpkin coloring contest entry!  You have until this Saturday (October 19) at 4pm to turn in your creations for judging.  Open to toddler to 6th graders!  Winners will be announced at our Halloween party at the end of the month.

Join us this Friday October 18 for our Family Movie Night at 7:00pm!  We provide the popcorn so bring the family and your own beverage!  Want to know what we are showing?  Contact the library or check out this link for more details: https://morrisvillepubliclibrary.org/events/movie-nights-the-library/

This Saturday October 19 we will be having our Nerf Family Edition from 4:30pm-7:00pm!  Bring your own Nerf equipment (darts too–please label them) and join us for open play around the library!  Open to families with children 5 years of age and older!  Families must have at least 2 people and no more than 5.  We are allowing no more than 8 families to sign up and ALL family members MUST play!  Sign up now!

Join us for Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour, on Tuesday October 22 at 10:00am!  Help us have fun with “Friendship!”  Stories, finger plays a craft and more! Can’t make it that day?  Join us the following week (October 29) for “Halloween!”

On Wednesday October 23 join us to learn about “Protecting Your Identity” at 6:30pm.  What is identity theft?  How can you protect yourself? Do you know the signs of identity theft?  Join us as Heidi Ouderkirk from KeyBank answers these questions and more!  Refreshments provided!

Saturday October 26 is our annual Halloween Party at 1:00pm!  Wear your costumes and join us for a spooky celebration!  We will not only announce the winners of the pumpkin coloring contest, but play fun and games and make cool crafts too!

Join us Friday November 1 for our Family Movie Night at 7:00pm!  We provide the popcorn so bring the family and your own beverage!  Want to know what we are showing?  You will surely not want to miss this movie!  Contact the library or check out this link for more details: https://morrisvillepubliclibrary.org/events/movie-nights-the-library/

The Library Board of Trustees are collecting items for the Annual Silent Auction now until Saturday November 2.  Donations can be such things as handcrafted items, artwork, gift certificates, donations from businesses, etc., with a minimum value of $5.00.  They will not be accepting USED items.  New or handmade is acceptable. The bidding begins on November 4!  Please help us by donating and/or bidding on items!

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

October 2, 2019

The Library Board of Trustees are collecting items for the Annual Silent Auction now until Saturday November 2.  Donations can be such things as handcrafted items, artwork, gift certificates, donations from businesses, etc., with a minimum value of $5.00.  They will not be accepting USED items.  New or handmade is acceptable. The bidding begins on November 4!  Please help us by donating and/or bidding on items!

Our 17th Annual Pumpkin Coloring Contest has begun!  Stop in to the library and pick up your pumpkin coloring contest entry!  You have until October 19 at 4pm to turn in your creations for judging.  Open to toddler to 6th graders!  Winners will be announced at our Halloween party at the end of the month.

Join us for Kiddies Korner, our preschool story hour, on Tuesday October 8 at 10:00am!  Help us have fun with “I’m Grumpy!”  Stories, finger plays a craft and more! Can’t make it that day?  Join us the following week (October 15) for “In the City!”  Be sure to stop in and get a complete schedule today!

On Wednesday October 9 join us for Book Creations at 6:30pm!  Come make a “book creation” out of recycled books as Robin Branch-Staelens shows us how!  We will be making holiday candles out of recycled books!

On Friday October 11 please join us for Hamilton’s Historic Houses Part 2, Historic Talk at 6:30pm.  We welcome Madison County Historian, Judy Lyrek, who will present part two on the Historical Houses in Hamilton NY. Come and see the photos and hear the stories behind some of the most prominent houses in the Town of Hamilton.

Wednesday October 16 is our next book talk at 6:30pm!  Looking for a good book to read?  How about joining our book talk as we will be reading, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.  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!

Join us on Friday October 18 for our Family Movie Night at 7:00pm!  We provide the popcorn so bring the family and your own beverage!  Want to know what we are showing?  Contact the library or check out this link for more details: www.midyorklib.org/morrisville/events/movie-nights-the-library/!

On Saturday October 19 we will be having our Nerf Family Edition from 4:30pm-7:00pm!  Bring your own Nerf equipment (darts too–please label them) and join us for open play around the library!  Open to families with children 5 years of age and older!  Families must have at least 2 people and no more than 5.  We are allowing no more than 8 families to sign up and ALL family members MUST play!  Sign up now!

We will be closed on Monday October 14 to observe Columbus Day.  We will reopen Tuesday October 15 at 10am.

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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