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ANCESTRY CLASS

Ancestry is now available on the library's computers. A class taught by Matt Corey of NCLS will be held: Tues., April 28 at 9:30 a.m. Even if you haven't signed up, you are welcome to join us.

 

 

 

 

DAN MIDDLETON'S NEW BOOK

"Naomi Redflower: Imagine With Me" by Daniel Middleton Children's books don't often include minority characters, Daniel Middleton noticed. So when the Oswego County author launched Middleton Publishing last year, he wanted to change that. His first book, "Naomi Redflower: Imagine With Me," features a black protagonist, whom Middleton based on his 9-year-old daughter. Future children's series through Middleton Publishing -- which currently publishes only Central New York-inspired children's books that Middleton himself writes and illustrates -- will highlight characters with other ethnicities. "You have ethnic people that represent Central New York, but they aren't necessarily represented in children's books," he said. "Middleton Publishing is going to redress that." "Naomi Redflower" is set locally in rural Oswego County. The outdoorsy young protagonist takes her readers on imaginative adventures, shrinking herself down to the size of a ladybug that gives her a new name -- "Redflower" -- or adjusting her size to fly on the back of a hawk. By the end of the book, Middleton said, Naomi learns to love all of Central New York's seasons as much as she loves her favorite season: spring. The book, which Middleton illustrated as well, should especially appeal to children ages five to nine. It was published in April 2015, and is currently available online and at Barnes and Noble stores in DeWitt, Liverpool and Clay. Middleton will discuss the book at a human library event at the Liverpool Public Library on Apr. 14 between 6 and 8 p.m., as well as at a local author showcase at the DeWitt Barnes and Noble on May 8 between 6 and 7:30 p.m.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY FOR LOCAL WILLIAMSTOWN AUTHOR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL 3 AT INDULGE

Three years ago the Daniel Middleton family exchanged the city life from just outside Manhattan for a home in the rural upstate community of Williamstown for a better quality of life for their daughter, Naomi. Daniel is an author and illustrator who established the Scribe Freelance Book Design Company in 2005 and more recently, his own Middletown Publishing. It was while camping, hiking and family walks inthe woods on their own north country property that Daniel noticed Naomi's  love for the natural world and the great outdoors and with special connection with insects. That is when it hit him that he could build a story around this. And he did. Starting with a  page a day and illustrating it in early August of last year, volume 1 of what he plans to be a series was completed by mid-November. He based the character on his daughter as well as the illustrations. The recently published, "Naomi Redflower, Imagine With Me" is the result with a book release planned for Friday, April 3 at the Williamstown business, Indulge Sweets & Treats located at 55 Cox Road (former location of the Williamstown Elementary). Copies are also currently available at the Full Moon Reflections Art Gallery and Gift Shop on Main Street in Camden and copies have been donated to the Camden and Williamstown Public Libraries.

For more information visit www.middletonpublishing.com and the Middleton Publishing page on Facebook.

 

COME SEE BIG HERO 6

Bring your children in to see Big Hero 6 to be shown at the library on March 3 at 3:30. No charge. This movie won several awards at the Academy Awards.

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

The library will be closed Christmas Eve Day (12/24) through the weekend and New Year's Eve Day (12/31) and New Year's Day. A Blessed holiday to all of our patrons and a wonderful 2015!

CHRISTMAS TEA!!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA AT THE WILLIAMSTOWN LIBRARY

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

1 - 4 PM

 

Jim McCarthy and family will be entertaining us with their delightful music. There will be plenty of "Christmas goodies" to enjoy. Stop in and greet old friends or make new ones at this special time of year.

 

REFINISHING OF HARDWOOD FLOORS FINISHED

Do stop in and see how nice the refinished hardwood floors look in our library. Lots and lots of cleaning up however, even though we covered everything beforehand.

ANNUAL VOLUNTEER DINNER

Our Annual Volunteer Dinner was held last night (Oct. 14) at Bucks Restaurant in Williamstown. The chicken & biscuit dinner w/ apple pie was delicious! The Board and seven volunteers attended. Our Board Secretary, Terry DeMassey made gifts (coasters) for everyone  which were much appreciated. Our director acknowledged everyone for the hours they volunteer.

LIBRARY CLOSED FRIDAY, OCT. 24 - MONDAY, OCT. 27

Our library will be closed Friday, Oct. 24 - Monday, Oct. 27. We are having the hardwood floors in three rooms refinished.

This will entail a lot of work ... moving all the furniture & covering all the shelves of books due to sanding etc.

We are sorry for any convenience this might cause our patrons. Stock up on books before we close!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK OFF A HUGE SUCCESS!!

We kicked off the Summer Reading Program on Monday, July 14 with Cathy McGrath of Teakettle Music ... hotdogs and drinks. Attendance was terrific; registrations were mind-bogling. About half way through the six-week program, on Mon., August 11, we will repeat the process with Jim McCarthy and family. Prizes can be won by reading as well as a slice of pizza and drink at Nice n' Easy for every 10 books read. Thank you to all the parents who take the time to bring their children each summer. Teachers state that if a child doesn't read over the summer, they lose some of their knowledge; children that read are ahead of the game when September rolls around.

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