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MakerSpace Demo Night
Tuesday, February 17th @ 6:30 pm
Our 2nd monthly Demo Night will be Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 pm.  Join us as Shannon teaches some basic cake decorating skills.  Have you wanted to check out one of the cake pans that the library has but you weren't sure what to do with them.  You will get to practice all of these basic skills when you decorate your own cupcake. Sign up in the library so we know how many people to expect.  All ages are welcome, we ask that children 12 and under are supervised by an adult.  This will be one of the cakes you will learn how to make!

Phillips Free Library Book Sale
Homer Winterfest
The Phillips Free Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, February 7th, 10 am to 2 pm, in the library basement level.  Children's books will be priced at $0.25 and $0.50, while adult books will be $0.50, $1.00, and $2.00.

Demo-Night - Jewelry Making
Our first Demo Night was held in the MakerSpace this past Tuesday.  While not widely attended - beautiful bracelets and earrings were made.  Not everyone was into jewelry making and some impressive remote control vehicle building was also happening.  Join us for our next Demo night on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30.  Shannon will be demonstrating some basic cake decorating skills and everyone will get a chance to practice on their own cupcake!                                                      

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion
Good Omens - February's Book
Join us the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm for the Science Fiction/ Fantasy Book Discussion. The discussion is open to teens and adults. 

The book for February is Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's a rollicking ride through the apocalypse as only Gaiman and Pratchett can see it. Discussion to be held on Feb. 18th at 6:30 pm. 

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"According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch(the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . ."

The first Lego Club (1st & 2nd grade)
The 11 1st & 2nd grade students who attended our first monthly Lego Club had a great time and wanted to know if they could come back tomorrow!  Here are a few pictures of work in progress and completed.  If you missed Lego Club this month you can sign up for February, the sheet is at the main desk.  3rd and 4th grade Lego Club will start on Monday, January 26 at 4 pm.

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 Program - Lego Club
1st & 2nd grade and 3rd & 4th grade
The sign up sheets are out!  The first 20 students to sign up for their age group will join us in January.  1st & 2nd grade students will meet on Monday, January 12th from 4 - 5 pm.  3rd & 4th grade students will meet on Monday, January 26th from 4 - 5 pm.  Please come in to the library to sign up.  The new sign up sheets are available for the month of February.  This program will run through July.

New Blog Post
Saving the World with a Glue Gun
Do you have a super power?  See what super powers Priscilla has or would like to have in her newest blog post.

Maker Space Demo Nights
We are going to have Demo Night on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  We have them scheduled for January and February.  
Tuesday, January 20th 6:30 pm - Beading
Tuesday, February 17th 6:30 pm - Cake Decorating

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.
Winter's Here
And the front steps are closed

Now that winter is officially here - we've closed off the front steps. Please use the side entrance toward the Brewster House. Thanks. 

Maker Space Hours
Adding an additional night
The Maker Space will now be open on Wednesday evenings as well as Tuesdays.  The Tuesday hours are 5 pm - 8 pm and Wednesday hours will be 6 pm - 8 pm.  The Maker Space is open to children and adults, we just ask that children are accompanied by an adult.  The Maker Space will not be open the evening before a holiday (Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve).

November Newsetter
Take a minute and check out the latest news from Phillips Free Library
November 2014 Newsetter

Maker Space Open House
A great success!
The Maker Space open house was a great success.  If you missed the open house the Maker Space will be open Tuesdays from 5 pm - 8 pm


Film Premiere a Success!

The teen film club's premeire of Savior Socks was a great success.  The stars arrived in style and walked the red carpet.  They were all interviewed by a reporter from the Cortland Standard!  About 40 people were in attendance at the premiere.

Pre-school Storytime
Pre-school Storytime with Miss Tammy will start Wednesday, September 17th @ 10:30 am. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and puppets are just a few of the fun things you will experience at storytime!  

Rockin' Readers
Rockin' Readers, for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, will start on Wednesday, September 24th @ 3:25 pm.  Miss Tammy has made plans for stories, games, crafts, snack and of course lots of fun!  Come join us.

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Please check out the new online book clubs. Click on the icon on the lower left column. Choose the book club you want to join and subscribe with your email. Every Monday you'll start receiving the first few chapters of a that weeks book by email. By the end of the week you'll have read 3-5 chapters and be able to decide if you want to check the book out!

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.