Our brand new Creation Station is open! Located directly behind the Information Desk, the Creation Station is a new space for "makers" and creators. People will be able to utilize the 3D printer, graphics drawing tablets, button makers, and our 10 Cricuts, which are smart cutting machines used to cut designs on paper, vinyl, fabric, and more. The Creation Station was made possible by a state grant secured by Senator Joe Robach.
Use of the 3D Printer and Cricut Machines each require an orientation and certification prior to use. Classes for the 3D printer are already in full swing, while Cricut classes will begin in April. Both orientations and creative classes are offered for each. Button makers and graphics drawing tablets are ready to use and don't require an orientation, so please stop by and see what you can create!
Our newest book club will be launching with our first meeting in March. We will meet one Wednesday evening a month at 6:30 pm and is designed for adults age 19-35. Forever YA (Young Adult) is a nationwide book club for adults who enjoy reading YA or Teen books. We're thrilled to offer our own chapter here, and will follow their official reading schedule. Come discuss, enjoy some refreshments, and meet fellow YA book lovers!
If you'd like to attend our first meeting on Wednesday, March 21, please register here. All YA book lovers are invited and encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! For more information and upcoming book selections, click here.
January Book Sale
Thursday, January 11 - Monday, January 15, 2017
The Mall at Greece Ridge (Bed Bath & Beyond wing)
Thursday - Saturday 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 3 pm
Selections include: mystery/adventure, romance, general fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children's books and more. Stock up on great winter reads while supporting your public library!
We now have graphics drawing tablets available for check out! They are simple to use and enable you to create amazing digital art. You hook the device up to your computer, "draw" on the tablet with the special pen included, and see your image appear on your computer screen. Check out this drawing -- one of our patrons, Natalya, drew that with a tablet! Ask for one at the check out desk, or go to our catalog and place a hold on one today.
The 3rd annual "How-To" Festival is almost here and there will be something for everyone. In addition to arts & crafts "how-to" stations, we'll have technology and life skill "how-to" opportunities. If you want to learn how 3D printing works, or how to Irish Dance, or how to home-brew beer, this event is for you. Learn new things, meet your neighbors, have fun! Join us, Saturday, October 14 from 10 am - 1 pm.
Over 150 photographs in two categories, Youth (ages 13-17) and Adult (age 18+) were submitted for the 3nd annual Glimpses of Greece photography contest and the winners have been announced. First and Second place winners were chosen by our judges, photographers Jim Montanus, Robert Bilsky and Dick Bennett. Greece Town Supervisor, Bill Reilich, selected the “Supervisors Favorite”, and an online poll determined the “People’s Choice” awards.
First Place (Adult): Thomas O'Brien for “Lightning Over Lake Ontario”
First Place (Youth): Loren Muscato for “Sunny Day at Whistler's Cove”
Second Place (Adult): Joe Morgante for “Basil Marella Park”
Second Place (Youth): Timothy Keenan for “Fireworks at the Library”
Supervisor's Choice (Adult): Douglas Worboys for “Greece 4th of July Celebration”
Supervisor's Choice (Youth): ): Timothy Keenan for “Flower Power"
People’s Choice (Adult): Nikhil Nagene for “Tranquility”
People’s Choice (Youth): Loren Muscato for “Sunny Day at Whistler's Cove”
Winning photographs will be unveiled to the public at an Exhibit Opening reception on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7 pm in the Welsh Room of the Greece Public Library and will remain on display at the library through December 31, 2017. The winning photos as well as eight honorable mention winners will appear in the 2018 Glimpses of Greece calendar. A limited amount of calendars will be available at the library in November.
Honorable Mention Winners:
1. Dave Valvo for "Greece Canal Ponds"
2. Bill Sauers for "Town Hall Sunset"
3. Ali Cacia for "Jolly Holiday"
4. Nikhil Nagane for "Learning the Ropes at a Young Age"
5. Joe Morgante for "Braddock's Bay Raptor Outlook"
6. Sherrill Barlo for "Dusk at Buck Pond"
7. Richard Healey for "Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetary"
8. Kimberly Benedetto for "Beach at the end of the Owl Woods Trail"
The Friends of the Greece Public Library announce their fall book sale to be held at the Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd., Greece, NY.
The popular event kicks off at the Greece Public Library with a members-only Preview Night Wednesday, September 13; 4 pm - 7 pm. Not a member? You can join at the door with a $5 membership fee.
Public sale hours are:
September 14 - September 16
Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Selections include: Mystery/Adventure, Romance, General Fiction, LARGE PRINT, History/Biographies, Old and Collectibles, Cookbooks, Christmas & Children's Books, Puzzles & more.
Sponsored by Friends of the Greece Public Library
On Tuesday, July 11 Supervisor Bill Reilich unveiled an exciting new feature at the library - our new paludarium.
A paludarium is a part aquarium, part terrarium ecosystem composed of such plants as Malaysian driftwood, moss, and orchids. This biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment are becoming popular as a tool to teach biology and earth science. Being the first of its kind in the area, the Greece Public Library’s paludarium features technology that allows it to simulate weather events, including lightning storms, fog and rain. It holds about 350 gallons of water and features a waterfall on each side. The paludarium contains several fascinating specimens, one of the most interesting being the freshwater fish from Lake Malawi in Africa. A unique feature of these fish is that they are mouth brooding, which means that the mother fish protects her young by keeping them in her mouth. The paludarium is an ideal habitat for mouth brooding fish, as the terrarium elements provide hiding spaces for the mother fish.
The library’s new paludarium was previously an aquarium. Most of the fish that were in the aquarium now live in the paludarium, along with some new friends. A few of the larger fish that were in the aquarium – including the fish that visitors to the Greece Public Library affectionally named “Nemo” – have retired to bigger homes at ABC Aquarium.
The Friends of the Greece Public Library invite you to their annual Spring Book Sale.
Want to be famous and have your artwork seen by thousands? During the month of May, the library is inviting all area teens to enter our Teen Bookmark Contest. Two winners will be selected from each of the following age groups: 12-15 and 16-19. Winners will receive a Greece Public Library prize basket and 10 copies of their bookmark.
Winning designs will be printed and distributed at the library this summer. Hurry! The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2017. Entry forms and instructions for submissions may be found here.