LIBRARY NOTES: Macedon, Newark and Palmyra

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Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St., announced the following programs.   

Storytime with Miss Shannon: 10 to 10:30 a.m. May 19, 26. For ages 4-5. Enjoy stories with content themed to reinforce kindergarten readiness such as awareness of colors, numbers and letters. Registration required.   

What’s Jessica Reading Now?: 11 to 11:45 a.m. May 19. Join YA bibliophile Jessica Saccone to find out about some teen fiction to add to your reading list. Registration required.   

Paper Flowers: 1:30 to 2 p.m. May 20. Make gorgeous blooms that will last for weeks and months. Take ‘n’ make kits available to those who register.  

Paint with Steve Duprey: 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 21, South Macedon Fire Department Pavilion, Lock 30, Macedon. Learn how to hold your brush and make brush strokes that will invigorate your landscape painting. $15. Registration required. 

Board meeting: 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24. Email to attend.   

Storytime with Miss Shannon: 10 to 10:30 a.m. May 25. For ages 2-3. Enjoy stories, fingerplays and rhymes. Registration required. 

Arts ‘n’ Crafts: 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 26. Make a sheep or lamb mask with materials provided by the library, while supplies last. Registration required.   

Visit to register.  

Newark Public Library, 121 High St., will host the following programs.  

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. May 20. For ages 5 and older. Join Miss Wendy for a hands-on program focused on the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. A video of the session will be posted to Facebook. Dress for a mess. Younger siblings welcome.  

Instant Pot Fridays: noon to 1 p.m. May 21 via Facebook. Miss Wendy will post videos of different recipes on how to use your Instant Pot. 

Wendy’s Book Club: noon to 1 p.m. May 21, 24. This month’s book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Registration required.  

Virtual Family Cooking Class: 6 to 7 p.m. May 21 via Facebook. Watch how-to videos with fun and simple recipes the whole family will enjoy with Miss Wendy. Each demonstration is followed by a children’s story.  

Adult Take-and-Make Kit: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 24. Stop by the library for a kit that includes everything you need to make a beehive mini pillow. Available while supplies last.  

Teen Take-and-Make Craft: 10 to 11 a.m. May 24. For ages 12-18. Stop by the Teen Room to pick up a free kit. Available while supplies last.  

Silent Book Club Coffee Break: 10 a.m. to noon May 25, Erie Shore Landing, 50 East Ave., Newark. The event starts with a meet-and-greet, followed by an hour of silent reading and conversations about what everyone is reading. 

Kindness Corner: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. May 26. For all ages. Join Miss Alicia and friends for an in-person or virtual event about spreading kindness in the community. Group will read a short story and make a simple craft. Video of the session will be posted to Facebook. Limited to four families. Registration required.  

Adult Stitching Club: 10:30 a.m. to noon May 27, Perkins Park, 311 1/2 Washington St., Newark. Come and meet fellow crafters for fellowship and inspiration. Bring a lawn chair and whatever project you're working on. Registration required.  

Teen Creative Writing Circle: 4 to 5 p.m. May 28. For ages 12-18. Join us as we explore new writing techniques, share material and discuss different writing platforms. A safe space for creative development with like-minded teens. Registration required. 


Trail Blazers Walking Club: 9:25 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This walking club for all levels meets at Perkins Park in the parking lot off Washington Street for a 30-minute walk on the walking path.    

Toddler Storytime: 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For ages 5 and younger. Join Miss Alicia for stories, songs and a craft. Limit of four families. Videos of each session are posted to Facebook. Registration required.   

Teen Anime Club: 4:15 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. For ages 13-18. Join us as we watch and talk about different anime shows and manga. Limited to 10 people. Registration required.   

Mahjong: 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Held in the Community Room.  

Call 315-331-4370 or visit for information.  

Palmyra Community Library, 402 E. Main St., announced the following programs. 

Chair Exercise: 5 p.m. May 19. Melt away your stress with this 10-week class. $5. Call to register.

Engineering Challenge Grab-and-Go Kit: 4 to 5 p.m. May 20.  

DIY Seed Bead Bracelet: 6 p.m. May 25. Registration required.  


After School Snacks: 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. For all ages. Free.  

Bedtime Stories with Miss Sheila: 7 p.m. on Mondays via Zoom. Email for login information.  

Virtual Story Times: Tuesdays via Facebook or YouTube. Join Miss Sheila for an online story time. Registration required. Grab-and-go craft kits given out at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.  

In-Person Story Times: 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Masks and social distancing required. Call to register.  

Get Fit with Kristi: 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Palmyra Community Center, 424 Stafford St. A fun dance aerobics class for Palmyra residents. Masks required. Free.  

Call 315-597-5276, email or visit for information.