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Author Visit this Spring
This Spring, the library will be hosting author Franny Billingsley for a workshop and talk. We'll offer a group book discussion prior to her visit so we'll be all ready to ask her probing and insightful questions. Franny has written both children's and young adult books that are wildly popular. Ask us to help you find one. Watch this space for more information about Franny's visit in March.
Check out the latest update!
Some days I don't need to say anything, because people way more brilliant than I am can say it for me. Check out the librarian's blog for a link to the latest from author Anne Ursu.
Living the Creative Life
New Group Open to All
We'll be hosting a new monthly group; Living the Creative Life. Based on Rice Freeman-Zachery's best-selling book, it delves into the creative process and offers insights into how different artists work. There's no right or wrong way to pursue your muse, and Free-Zachery's conversations with various artists demonstrate the variety of ways an artist approaches her work. Why don't you become a part of our conversation? Cortland County is rife with artists of all kinds! Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 and fan the spark of your creativity!
Kids Clubs are Back!
Open to Intermediate School-aged Children
Our after-school clubs are starting next month. Sign-up sheets are now at the front desk. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens return by popular demand to lead the kids toward a deeper understanding of how science works. With fun experiments, demonstrations and discussion, this club is one of our favorites. And the kids love it, too! Meets the first Thursday of each month that school is in session; first meeting is October 3rd at 4:00 in the Community Room. Open to 3rd through 5th graders.
The Writing Club will also reconvene starting in October. This club, open to 4th and 5th graders, will meet on the first Monday of each month at 4:00. If you love to write or read or both, come check it out! We'll discuss books we love and why we love them, how to create memorable characters and all kinds of story-related things! The first meeting will be October 7th.
2013 - 2014 School Year Schedule
The Teen Writers will begin regular meetings on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00pm. We invite all teens, new to writing or experienced old hands! This is a fun group, who bring a lot of youthful energy to the library. We love 'em! See front desk for more details.
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!
Adult Writers' Group
Thursdays at 5:30
Interest has blossomed and the Homer Writers' Group is restarting. Meetings will be the third Thursday of each month, beginning June 20th. We'll aim to keep it at one hour, from 5:30 to 6:30. This is a supportive, working group of writers of all stages; from just getting started to experienced to published writers. There will be discussion, brainstorming, writing time and planning for the following month. Join us!
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.