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Moreland the Magician
Join us Wednesday, July 8th at 10:30 am for a performance by Moreland the Magician. He will entertain everyone with his new show, "There's a HERO at your LIBRARY!" This program is open to all children and their families.  Moreland will perform downstairs at the library. 

Knitting Night @ the MakerSpace
Every 2nd Tuesday
Sign Up Each Month to Let Us Know You Are Coming.
 (You can come if you aren't signed up, we just want to make sure that people are planning to come.  So you can call the library, send us an email or let us know on Facebook)
Here is what Lynn (our expert knitter) has to say:
          Would you love to learn how to knit? Come to the Phillips Library the second Tuesday of each month for help, laughter and stories in yarn. Accomplished knitters, beginning knitters and those who prefer to crochet are ALL welcome. All ages are welcome. Gentlemen, you are welcome too! No experience necessary. Materials will be provided. The next knitting event will be Tuesday, July 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 at Phillips Library.                                               


Book Sale!!
Saturday, July 18 10 am - 2 pm
Come visit the library for Holiday in Homer and buy some great books at an even better price!  Books for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.   

Summer Reading Sign Up
There is still time to sign up for summer reading!  Come into the library and sign up - there are programs for all ages.  The reading portion of the program starts June 15 and the children's weekly summer programs will begin Wednesday, July 1st.
Summer Reading Programs
Wednesdays in July
The following programs are on Wendesdays @ 10:30 am and include activities for preschool age through kids who have just finished 5th grade, unless otherwise stated.

July 8th - Moreland the Magician
July 15th - Super Hero Training Camp with David Engel
July 22nd Mini Comic Con - Come Dressed as your favorite super hero!
               note times below for different ages
                 Preschool - 2nd grade: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
                 3rd - 5th grade: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm with guest, author Michelle Knudsen
                 6th - 12th grade: 3 pm - 5 pm with guest, author Michelle Knudsen
July 29th - Calling all Heroes!

MakerSpace Demo Night - Tie Dye
July 21st @ 6:30 pm
Come tie dye with us on the back patio.  Bring an already laundered item of clothing to be dyed.  Clothing that works well are t-shirts, bandanas and socks, all should be white or light colored.  We will learn some different methods for tie dying and then give it a try!

MakerSpace Demo Night - Painting with Nature
A bit messy and a bunch of fun!

Searching our catalog online
computer catalog
We have changed our online search system.  When you are searching for an item online through the library website or the Finger Lakes website www, you will be searching for books in the Homer Library.  If you don't find what you are looking for and want to expand your search, use the drop down box that says Limit By;  and select All Libraries.

1st & 2nd grade Lego Club
The challenge last night was to build the tallest structure possible.  Some built very tall, some built very strong and some built very long!

Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter
Read all about our Summer Reading Program and Demo Night at the MakerSpace in the Spring/Summer Newsletter.
Lock In at the Library!
We had a great night with 25 youth creating remote control vehicles, using K'nex and making hovercrafts!

Origami Demo Night at the MakerSpace
Everyone enjoyed making their origami hats!

How Socks Saved New Libraria Parts 1 and 2
Teen Film Club
The teen film club has put their film How Socks Saved New Libraria: Savior Socks on Youtube.  Take a few minutes and see how talented they are!  Remember, they wrote, directed, acted, filmed and edited this whole production!
 Part 1 and Part 2

Teen Film Club on YouTube!
Watch this short clip from the teen film club!

MakerSpace in the Cortland Standard
If you missed the article in the Cortland Standard on Friday about our MakerSpace, take a minute and read the article here.
New MakerSpace Page
Visit our new MakerSpace page under the Activities/Events tab at the top of the website.  You will find our MakerSpace Agreement Forms, hours, software and other available activities in the MakerSpace.
Teen Tech Help
School Year Schedule
Are you having trouble downloading ebooks? Want to know how to use your new iPad? Well, now we've got a team of volunteer teens who can help! Now that school has started, our teen volunteers will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00. We're grateful that they can still squeeze us in with their busy schedules. There's an appointment schedule at the front desk or you can just drop by. Bring your device or just your questions; our teen tech volunteers are here to help!

Children's e-Books
Check out this growing collection
We are starting a small collection of children's non-fiction e-books, viewable online. Just follow the link. The Login is phillips1, password ebooks. Then type in your library card number and start reading. We'll be adding a couple new books each month.