Relax & Unwind: Pick up a Stress Relief Jar at Wadsworth Library

Feeling overwhelmed? We get it. Taking care of yourself is very important. Stop by the library to pick up a special jar of treats to give yourself a much-needed stress relief. Jars will be available at the service desk beginning Monday, May 3. For ages 13 and up while supplies last. One jar per person. For more information please call the library at (585) 243-0440.

The Borders of Our Minds

Join historian and journalist David Mould on Monday, April 26 at 6 pm for a journey to borders, both real and imagined. In his latest book on travel, history and culture, Postcards from the Borderlands, David explores the meaning of borders. Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Some borders, set by surveys and treaties, take no account of geography, language, and culture. There are borders within countries—physical, economic, or social. And finally there are the borders of our minds—the way we may think of unfamiliar places. Please register on the form below to receive the Zoom link for this event.

Wadsworth Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election

Tuesday, May 11 from 6 am – 9 pm at the Library. In addition to the vote on the 2021-2022 proposed operating budget, there will be an election for four positions on the Library Board of Trustees.

The candidates for 3-year terms are Rachel Bailey-Jones and Marilyn Curley. Candidates for 2-year terms are Michael DaBramo and Anna Grace.

There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 pm to introduce the proposed 2021-22 budget. The meeting will be held via Zoom so all interested persons can attend safely. If you would like to participate in the public hearing, please contact the library to register. Call 585-243-0440 or email geneseolibrarydirector@owwl.org.

It’s back! In-person Preschool Storytime!

We’re excited to welcome you back to Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 years old.
Tuesdays at 11:15 am
April 13, 20 & 27
Wednesdays at 11:15 am
April 14, 21 & 28
In order to keep class sizes small we are requiring that all children, siblings, and caregivers register for storytime. Participants will register for a three week session beginning in April, with a limit of ten people per class. All participants will be required to wear masks (ages 3 and up). Please register by calling 585-243-0440. If you have questions or concerns please call the phone number listed above or email Children’s Librarian Sarah Matthews at smatthews@pls-net.org. We can’t wait to see you!

Get Your E-Scrap Ready!

The library is collecting e-scrap until April 19 for Sunnking Recycled Electronics which will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. The collection boxes will be inside of the library and usually fill up very quickly. Click here for more information about what materials are accepted.

Little Free Pantry

Check out the newly installed Little Free Pantry! It’s located outside of the library’s Second Street entrance. Anyone can donate and/or take what they need. Pass the word! The pantry is privately operated, any questions may be directed to: geneseoLFP@gmail.com.

Hidden for A Century: Hundreds of Photographs Found in an Attic

Join David Whitcomb for a talk on his incredible find of photos and the equipment appearing to belong to James Ellery Hale, a successful portrait photographer who in the 1880s moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where the first women’s rights convention was held in 1848. Mr. Whitcomb, a local lawyer who had bought the Geneva, NY building to expand his practice, pushed an access panel out of the way and poked his head inside. He saw an attic with a vaulted ceiling and crawled in, thinking he might find a few items to sell at a flea market. What he discovered transported him back more than a century to an era when suffragists were campaigning for women’s rights and photography portrait studios had started to crop up in American cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/…/susan-b-anthony-geneva…

https://www.npr.org/…/trove-of-antique-portraits…

The information you need to participate will be sent to you 1-3 days prior to the event date (March 24, 2021)REGISTER: http://bit.ly/3brPRYP