Seed Preservation – Monday, September 27 at 6 pm

Learn how to harvest and save seeds with master gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods. For more information call the library at (585) 243-0440.

Julie Brocklehurst-Woods has been a Master Gardener Volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County since 2002. She enjoys helping all gardeners become successful gardeners, especially helping people identify tools and strategies to prioritize and simplify their gardening tasks. 

New Hours

The library’s hours have changed! Starting tomorrow we will be open Monday through Thursday until 8 pm. Our hours for Friday and Saturday remain the same and have not changed. If you have any questions please call the library at (585) 243-0440. Thank you!

September is Library Card Sign up Month!

Do you have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Check out the library’s website to learn how you can access movies, eBook’s, video games and much more.

Do you have friends who don’t have library cards? Invite them to visit the library and sign-up for one!

The library card sign-up campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” Read a detailed account in this 2015 blog post at the American Library Association Archives,

 A Library Card for Every Child: Library Card Sign-Up Month, by Cara Bertram.

Colored Pencil Art – Monday, October 18 from 6-8 pm

Artist Lisa Robinson will teach you basic colored pencil techniques that will have you shading, blending, and improving your artistic skills. This lesson will form the foundation for any type of colored pencil art you would like to create. Open to ages 16 & up. Space is limited. Registration opens on Monday. Click here to sign-up for the event. For more information please call the library at (585)243-0440. This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at Livingston Arts Center, a member-supported organization.

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

DIY Sharpie Tie Dye Scarf

Join us for the next virtual adult craft. Get creative and design a colorful tie dye scarf with sharpies. Space is limited. Please fill out the Google form below by Friday, March 12 to register for the program. Crafts kits will be available for pick up at the library the week of March 22-26. A link to a tutorial video will be provided at a later date.