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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.  

 

 

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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.

Winning photographers:

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.

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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.

puzzle We are pleased to announce our new monthly Sensory Sensitive Story Time for children ages 3 through 8. This new program is free and open to children of all abilities, but
is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. Children will be invited to sing, play, and move with us. If your child has struggled to sit through other story times, they may find this to be a better fit.

This unique and fun story time will be held once a month on a Wednesday evening, with our first program being held on April 26 from 6:30 - 7:30. Please register here to let us know you'll be coming, or call us at 225-8951.

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Have your children or grandchildren read 1,000 books before kindergarten? If not, join the 500+ families of Greece who are enrolled in our early literacy reading incentive programs and they'll be well on their way! Sign-ups for Baby Bugs and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten are ongoing and we encourage all families with little ones to get involved!

Since the launch of these programs in late 2015, more than 500 children have enrolled. In less than two years, participants have read a grand total of 112,632 books. The library has also expanded into a 1,000 Books Gold program for children who wish to continue after completing their first 1,000 books.

We want to extend huge congratulations to all of our littlest readers and their families on these amazing milestones! More information on 1,000 Books programs can be found here.

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February is "Love Your Library" Month, and we want to know why YOU visit the library! You'll have the perfect opportunity to let us know this month.

Please visit the whiteboard that will be stationed near the lobby all month, and jot us a quick response. Were you studying for your math exam? Were you checking out a book to take on vacation? Maybe you were participating in story time? Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear it!

 

strPln Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce the library's 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, now available at both branches of the Greece Public Library and on our website. The plan serves to provide a framework for fulfilling the library's mission - to engage, inspire, and inform - in ways that are meaningful to the community.

Plan development began in December 2015 and involved community input gathered during three community focus groups held in June 2016, as well as from a survey completed by nearly 1300 Greece residents.

In addition to the four service priorities which are identified and outlined in the plan, new enhancements have already been made to library services including a coffee, tea, and hot chocolate bar, and a new catalog kiosk. Hold fees have been reduced from $1 to 50¢ per item.

We encourage you to take a look at our new Strategic Plan to find out more about our upcoming goals and our library mission. Each of these priorities has been developed with you in mind. Many thanks to those who participated in the survey and in our focus groups!