Monday, December 28, 2009

Library Knitting Group Donates to SOS Shelter

Just as the weather has been dipping into the frigid temperatures, the Broome County Public Library Knitting Group has donated items to help the clients of the SOS Shelter stay warm.

During the fall months, Sherry (our Head of Reference Services and the leader of the Library Knitting Group) encouraged group members to work on projects that could be shared with individuals and families who are in need of the services provided by the SOS Shelter. The group responded enthusiastically and got right to work, producing many items to donate.

All in all, the Library Knitting Group knitted 6 blankets, 5 pairs of socks, 39 scarves, 37 hats, 11 pairs of mittens, and one baby sweater for the SOS Shelter.

The Library Knitting Group usually meets on the third Thursday evening of each month. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 21, 6:00-7:30pm. For more information about the Knitting Group, you call call the Information Services Desk at 607-778-6451.

Monday, December 21, 2009

We've got over 1,000 cranes!

According to Japanese legend, if you fold a thousand origami cranes, a wish will be granted. At the beginning of November, the Broome County Public Library asked area youth to help fold 1,000 paper cranes as a wish of hope for our community. Seven weeks after the folding began, the cranes have been counted, and the total is over 1,200 origami cranes!

This project involved community members of all ages—from preschool children through adults. Two teens folded over 100 cranes each, adding their hard work to the display of cranes that now hangs in the library. As people young and old folded the cranes, they added to a collective wish for peace, safety, and prosperity for our community. As one young person wrote on her crane’s wings, “This is our cry. This is our prayer…peace in the world.”

Some of the cranes were folded in the library, but many were folded at area high schools, and some young people folded cranes at home and brought them to the library. Special thanks go to the Chenango Forks High School Library Club and the Vestal Senior High School Library Media Center staff, who folded cranes and inspired others to fold hundreds more!

The cranes will be on display in the library through the middle of January.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Art Program for Children

Are you looking for something fun to do during your winter break from school??
Come and make some art at the library!

Staff from The Art School will be leading us in a winter-themed art project.

Suggested ages 7 to 12
Tuesday, December 29, 2:00pm
Broome County Public Library--Children's Room
Free registration is required.
To register, or for more information,
please call the Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456.

This program is made possible through funding from Senator Tom Libous's BOOKS Program.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poetry Reading and Workshop

The Broome County Public Library is pleased to host accomplished writer and poet, Andrei Guruianu, Broome County's Poet Laureate, on Saturday, December 12, 1:00-3:00pm. Mr. Guruianu will offer a poetry reading and workshop, which will be free and open to the public.

Andrei Guruianu works to bring poetry to the people of the Southern Tier and he has established a literary journal, The Broome Review. For more information about Mr. Guruianu and his work, you can visit his website by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Free Resume Preparation Workshop

Are you looking for a job? Do you need to write a resume? Are you baffled by electronic resumes?

Then this is the workshop you have been waiting for!

Representatives from Broome Tioga Workforce New York will lead this workshop, which will give you guidance about how to set up your resume so that it will catch an employer's eye.

Space is limited, so registration is necessary. For more information, or to register, please call 607-778-6451.

December 7, 2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Held at the Broome County Public Library's Ahearn Business Center