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Babies and Books

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages birth to 18 months.

This lively storytime helps babies experience sounds and the structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Enjoy lap and bouncing rhymes, short books and songs. Plan on a fifteen-minute program with time for baby and caregiver socialization afterwards.

Registration Encouraged.
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CNY Reads

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Community Room A
CNY Reads The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Discuss the book that the CNY community is reading and find out how two short stories are connected to the novel. A CNY facilitator will lead a discussion of Zevin's book and two stories mentioned in the novel, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor and "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" by Irwin Shaw. 

Copies of the short stories can be found on CNY Reads website: http://cnyreads.org/388-2/
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Story Play

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages birth - 5 years.

This fun, informal storytime combines stories with play time. Did you know Play = Learning? Enjoy stories, discover wonderful toys, and meet new friends. We may even do an art project.

Registration Encouraged.
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One-on-One Tech Help

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
Registration Required.
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Storytelling with Jim Brule

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Community Room B

Learn the art of storytelling from maggid Jim Brulé. 

After a brief performance, Jim will lead a discussion of how storytellers engage an audience and share tips for bringing a story to life.

About the speaker:

Jim Brulé received s’micha (ordination) as a maggid (spiritual storyteller / teacher) in a highly-respected lineage. Since his s’micha, he has traveled around the country telling transformational stories, leading workshops, and maintaining a small number of private students. His audiences have numbered from the thousands to the few. Now, he endeavors to pass on his skills, knowledge, and passion to the next circle of spiritual leaders.

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Fiber Arts Drop-In

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Explore your creativity in our new makerspace, the HIVE.
Drop-In time for Quilters, Knitters, Sewers, all the people who work with Fabric!
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages 18 months to 36 months.

This active storytime helps toddlers enhance their social, emotional and language development. Enjoy stories, music and movement followed by a coloring sheet or simple craft.

Registration Encouraged.
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One-on-One Tech Help

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages 3-5.

This fun storytime helps preschoolers develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Enjoy stories and songs followed by a craft. Younger (and older) siblings welcome.

Registration Encouraged.
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One-on-One Tech Help

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
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After School Adventures

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For Grades 3-8.

Hang out at your Community Library after school. Enjoy games, building projects, science experiments and crafts. Refreshments will be served.

No Registration Necessary.
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Trains Through Syracuse

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Community Room B
look back to when smoke, ash, and wait of 15 minutes to cross the street was hardly nostalgic. Discover the history of trains that ran through the streets of Downtown Syracuse, how they were later elevated, and finally re-routed. See maps, aerial views, and historic photos, including then and now comparisons.
Registration Strongly Encouraged.

About the Presenter:
Jeff Paston is a past vice president of the CNY Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and a former news reporter for WSTM-TV, WSYR Radio, and the Syracuse Herald-Journal. He edited, designed, and was a contributing author of Railroads in the Streets of Syracuse.
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Writing Your Story

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
A 7-session writer's workshop.
Explore the craft of writing in this 7-session writers' workshop to hone your book on its journey to completion. Learn about the process of writing your story. Get tips for getting organized, making impactful story decisions, points of view narration, characterization, dialogue, driving your plot forward, polishing and editing your story.

About the Instructor:
CNY resident Ron Bagliere is an acquiring editor for Fountain Blue Publishing House (www.fountainbluepublishing.com). For more about this author, photographer, and traveler, check out his website and blog at: www.rjbagliere.com.
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Adult Yoga

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Community Room A
Yoga is a balance between mind, body, and spiritual energy. Come join instructor Deborah Reinhardt Youmans for a demonstration and hands-on practice with breathing exercises and gentle poses that will allow you to improve your balance, turn stiffness into flexibility, and clam you mind. This is a beginning yoga class; expect relaxed, friendly environment with laughing, fun, and learning. Wear comfortable clothing.
Registration Required. A $1 Donation to the Library to offset the cost of this program is suggested.

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Gentle Yoga

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Community Room A
Yoga is a balance between mind, body, and spiritual energy. Come join instructor Deborah Reinhardt Youmans for a demonstration and hands-on practice with breathing exercises and gentle poses that will allow you to improve your balance, turn stiffness into flexibility, and clam you mind. This is a yoga class for people with special needs and mobility issues; expect relaxed, friendly environment with laughing, fun, and learning. Wear comfortable clothing.
Registration Required. A $1 Donation to the Library to offset the cost of this program is suggested.

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Pokemon Open Play

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages 8-12!

Whether you own Pokemon cards, love Pokemon, or want to learn more about it, come play Pokemon at the library! This is for all interest and experience levels. Do you have your own cards? Bring them to play and trade! Want to learn how to play? Use our decks and learn from the experts from TCGPlayer!

No Registration Necessary.
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Babies and Books

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages birth to 18 months.

This lively storytime helps babies experience sounds and the structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition. Enjoy lap and bouncing rhymes, short books and songs. Plan on a fifteen-minute program with time for baby and caregiver socialization afterwards.

Registration Encouraged.
View More
Registration is open

Story Play

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages birth - 5 years.

This fun, informal storytime combines stories with play time. Did you know Play = Learning? Enjoy stories, discover wonderful toys, and meet new friends. We may even do an art project.

Registration Encouraged.
View More
Registration is open

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
Registration Required.
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Fiber Arts Drop-In

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Explore your creativity in our new makerspace, the HIVE.
Drop-In time for Quilters, Knitters, Sewers, all the people who work with Fabric!
View More
Registration is open

Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages 18 months to 36 months.

This active storytime helps toddlers enhance their social, emotional and language development. Enjoy stories, music and movement followed by a coloring sheet or simple craft.

Registration Encouraged.
View More
Registration is open

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
Registration Required.
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Registration is open

Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For ages 3-5.

This fun storytime helps preschoolers develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. Enjoy stories and songs followed by a craft. Younger (and older) siblings welcome.

Registration Encouraged.
View More
Event is full

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Hive Makerspace
Get help with Windows OS, tablets, ereaders, and more. Make an appointment to have your technology questions answered by our Library's Tech Staff one-on-one. Be sure to tell us what kind of tech help you need in advance, and whether or not you're able to bring the device with you. Sessions run one hour.
Registration Required.
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After School Adventures

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Children's Programming Room
For Grades 3-8.

Hang out at your Community Library after school. Enjoy games, building projects, science experiments and crafts. Refreshments will be served.

No Registration Necessary.
View More