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Flower Memorial Library is in the middle of significant changes.

Due to the installation of a new HVAC system and other building construction we will be placing some of our collections in storage for 6-7 months while other collections will be moved to other parts of the library. Due to the amount of space it takes to reallocate the library collections and staff members we will not be able to host programs in the library and meeting rooms will be unavailable.

Anticipated work is from February to September.

Library staff is always available to help the public find what they are looking for during these projects and will have maps available to help navigate our collections. Outreach opportunities will still be available as our schedules allow. We will keep the public updated on the progress of these projects. We appreciate community patience and understanding while our building is made better for the future.

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Library Director Yvonne Reff at 315-785-7701 or yreff@ncls.org.

The Adult Summer Reading Program Presents:

Please note that all programs are subject to change based on the status of the current construction project in our building. When in doubt, please call to ask questions--315-785-7705. The programs listed are for ages 18+.

July

Summer Reading Games & Activities- Checkout the table by the Security Desk weekly for a new game or activity. Submit your completed entry for a chance to win a prize!

Summer Reading Book Reviews- Read any book between July 7th and August 25th and complete a short book review (forms available at the Circulation Desk) to win a fabulous Summer Reading tote bag filled with prizes!

August

Handmade Clay Beads- Learn how to make beads using clay! All materials will be provided for you. Wednesday August 2, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Sun Prints- Make a “sun design” using cyanotype paper. All materials will be provided for you. Wednesday August 16, 1 pm- 2 pm on the lawn! (If it rains, we will reschedule for 8/17/17 at 1 pm!)

Meet & Greet Darth Vader- Meet Darth Vader for a photo op before we watch Rogue One! Wednesday August 30, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm, Community Room. ALL AGES EVENT!!

Rogue One- Watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016, PG-13) Wednesday August 30, 5:15 pm-7:30 pm, Community Room.

For summer program flyers, click here!

September

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Wednesday September 6, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Alcohol Ink Art- Make a design using rubbing alcohol and sharpies. All materials will be provided for you. Thursday September 7, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Crash Course Financials- This program will be a brief exploration of all of the topics to be covered during our upcoming Money Monday$ series. From credit scored to credit reports to managing debt to budgeting, learn what you should know to keep your finances in check. Hosted by the State C.S. EFCU. Saturday September 9, 10 am-11 am, Community Room.

Money Monday$: Understanding Credit- The focus of this programs will be learning the difference between a credit score and a credit report, how to build a solid credit history, and advice for using credit wisely. Monday September 11, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

Healthy Living Workshop- The purpose of this workshop is to enhance your skills and ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Topics include communication, appropriate use of medications, healthy eating, exercise, healthy living, and problem solving for healthcare. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Office for the Aging & NY Connects. Please call Sheila or Jonell at 315-785-3791 to sign up or with any questions. Rides are available with prior registration. Every Tuesday September 12- October 17, 10 am- 12 pm, Community Room

American Red Cross Community Blood Drive- Walk-ins always welcome! Friday September 15, 9 am- 2 pm.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Monday September 18, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Caregiver Club- Parenting can be tough! Join us to learn critical skills from local experts. All Caregiver Club events are free of charge! Childcare is not available but children are welcome to attend with you. Topic: Managing Challenging Behavior. Presenter: Central Early Childhood Direction Center. Tuesday September 19, 6pm - 7pm, Story Time Room.

Ribbon Bookmarks & Bracelets- Make and Take a ribbon bookmark or bracelet. Basic sewing skills are required. All materials will be provided for you. Wednesday September 20, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Money Monday$: Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores- The focus of this program will be learning how to review your Credit Report and how to go about obtaining a copy of yours. You will also learn what impact your credit score has on various activities- interest rate for a credit card, securing a mortgage, purchasing a car. Monday September 25, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

Minecraft for Caregivers- Ever wonder what Minecraft is all about and why the children, tweens, and teens in your life love it so much? Come to an informational session about the values of Minecraft and learn to play yourself. Thursday September 28, 6 pm-7 pm, location TBA.

Book Tasting- Stuck in a reading rut? Drop by to sample some delicious titles and authors you may not be familiar with (and some h'orderves). There will be four tables, with 15 minutes at each table. Fill out your menu to remember which titles you enjoyed the most, and at the end of the tasting you'll be able to walk away with at least one of your favorites to borrow! Friday September 29, 11 am-12 pm, Community Room.

Family Movie Matinees- Watch The Jungle Book (PG,2016) Saturday September 30, 2 pm- 3:45 pm, Community Room.

October

Money Monday$: Debt Management- The focus of this program will be the advantages and disadvantages of credit, warning signs you have too much debt, and how to improve your credit report and score. Monday October 2, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

Ceramic Leaf Ornaments- Paint and take a simple ceramic leaf ornament. All materials will be provided for you. Wednesday October 4, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Wednesday October 11, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Caregiver Club- Break the routine of caring for young children by joining other caregivers to create child-friendly projects while getting the support you need! All materials will be supplied free of charge. Activities of varying levels will be provided to entertain children in the event room. Theme: Kool-Aid Crafts. Friday October 13, 2pm - 3pm, Story Time Room.

Family Movie Matinees- Watch The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13,2016) Saturday October 14, 2 pm- 4 pm, Community Room.

Money Monday$: Identity Theft and Fraud- With the holiday season fast approaching, the focus of this program will be learning what identity theft is, how crooks get your personal information, when you have to give out your social security number and more. Monday October 16, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

Frightening Flick- Watch Stephen King's IT (NR, 1990) Wednesday October 18, 5:15 pm-7:45 pm, Community Room.

Caregiver Club- Parenting can be tough! Join us to learn critical skills from local experts. All Caregiver Club events are free of charge! Childcare is not available but children are welcome to attend with you. Topic: Financial Literacy for Families. Presenter: State CSE Federal Credit Union. Tuesday October 24, 6pm - 7pm, Story Time Room.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Wednesday October 25, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Drop in Tech Help- Not sure how to get OverDrive on your iPad? Need help creating a new email account? Switching to a smartphone? Stop by with your questions and device for one on one assistance with a librarian. Friday October 27, 11 am- 12 pm, Community Room.

Can You Survive the Zombies?- One group will escape zombies from 1 pm- 2 pm  and a second will battle zombies from 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm. Please note that this event is for ages 5 and up. Our 1 pm- 2 pm session will be less spooky for our youngest patrons while our 2:30 pm-3:30 pm session will be geared more towards our older patrons, but all patrons are welcome at either session. Saturday October 28, 1 pm- 3:30 pm, 1812 Room.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Monday October 30, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

November

Essential Oil Diffuser Workshop- Join us for a discussion about the benefits of using essential oils and see what books we have in our collection to help you get started using oils. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take an essential oil diffuser necklace. Quantities are limited, all supplies are on a first come, first serve basis. Wednesday November 1, 6 pm- 7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

STEAM: Space Lander Mission- Using limited materials, create a vehicle safe enough to help our marshmallow aliens survive a crash. For all ages. Thursday November 2, 6 pm-7 pm, Children's Room.

Caregiver Club- Break the routine of caring for young children by joining other caregivers to create child-friendly projects while getting the support you need! All materials will be supplied free of charge. Activities of varying levels will be provided to entertain children in the event room. Theme: Bath Art. Friday November 3, 2 pm - 3 pm, Story Time Room.

Money Monday$: Budgeting- The focus of this program will be learning how to set up a spending plan, track spending, save money, and short-and long-term financial goals. Monday November 6, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

"Spare" Time with Roswell- Spend your Tuesday mornings bowling at the Library. Yes, you read that right. If you are not familiar with the Wii gaming system, we will teach you all you need to know to be on your way to earning strikes. Competing as individuals or on teams will be determined by attendance as we introduce this new program to the lineup. Tuesday November 7, 10 am-11:30 am, Community Room.

"Spare" Time with Roswell- Spend your Tuesday mornings bowling at the Library. Yes, you read that right. If you are not familiar with the Wii gaming system, we will teach you all you need to know to be on your way to earning strikes. Competing as individuals or on teams will be determined by attendance as we introduce this new program to the lineup. Tuesday November 14, 10 am-11:30 am, Community Room.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Wednesday November 15, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.

Introduction to Facebook- Join us to learn how to make Facebook work for you. Thursday November 16, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Community Room.

Family Movie Matinees- Watch Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG,2016) Saturday November 18, 2 pm- 4 pm, Community Room.

Money Monday$: Ways to Save- The focus of this program will be learning the various methods to save on practically everything. From every day grocery shopping to bigger online purchases, there are new ways to save that you can easily add to your buying routines. Monday November 20, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Room.

"Spare" Time with Roswell- Spend your Tuesday mornings bowling at the Library. Yes, you read that right. If you are not familiar with the Wii gaming system, we will teach you all you need to know to be on your way to earning strikes. Competing as individuals or on teams will be determined by attendance as we introduce this new program to the lineup. Tuesday November 21, 10 am-11:30 am, Community Room.

Caregiver Club- Parenting can be tough! Join us to learn critical skills from local experts. All Caregiver Club events are free of charge! Childcare is not available but children are welcome to attend with you. Topic: Child Development. Presenter: Central Early Childhood Direction Center. Tuesday November 21, 6pm - 7pm, Story Time Room.

"Spare" Time with Roswell- Spend your Tuesday mornings bowling at the Library. Yes, you read that right. If you are not familiar with the Wii gaming system, we will teach you all you need to know to be on your way to earning strikes. Competing as individuals or on teams will be determined by attendance as we introduce this new program to the lineup. Tuesday November 28, 10 am-11:30 am, Community Room.

"Off the Hook" Knit and Crochet Group- Please bring your own knitting needles or hooks, yarn, and current project you are working on! Wednesday November 29, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Old Watertown Room.