LIBRARY NOTES: Macedon, Newark and Palmyra

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

Knit and Crochet Wednesday: 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Sept. 1. Bring your knitting or crochet projects to the library to do in the company of other needlework enthusiasts. Share your work and exchange tips on stitches, patterns and projects. 

Let’s Play Mahjong!: 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26, Sept. 2. Enjoy playing this ancient game of skill and strategy. Novices welcome. 

Book Buzz: 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 28. For adults and teens. Enjoy a discussion of the book we’ve been reading. Chat or listen, and bring a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy. Registration required. 

Adult Matinee: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 31. This week, watch a movie about that paints a devastatingly empathetic and realistic portrait of dementia. Registration required. 

American Red Cross blood drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Visit redcrossblood.org to register.   

Call 315-986-5932 or visit macedonpubliclibrary.org for information. 

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

Summer Reading Challenge STEAM: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26. For ages 5 and older with a caregiver. Join Miss Wendy as she gets wild about animal science. Dress for mess. Registration required. 

Family Hike and Rock Painting: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Butterfly Trail, state Route 31F, Macedon. This quarter-mile trail is located at Central Park, Lock 30. Hikers will paint a rock to leave along the trail. Registration required. Free.  

Wendy’s Book Club: noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 30. This month’s selection is “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon. Registration required. 

Ongoing 

Baby Bumblebees: 11:10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. For ages 2 and younger with a parent or caregiver. Miss Alicia leads a 10- to 15-minute learning environment with nursery rhymes, fingerplays and movement activities geared toward babies. 

Canasta: 1 to 4 p.m. on Mondays.   

Cards in the Library: 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Weekly card games on the following rotation: euchre (week 1), cribbage (week 2), hearts (week 3) and dealer’s choice (weeks 4-5). 

Mahjong: 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Held in the Community Room. 

Picture Book Reading Club: 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. For families with kids ages 2 and older. Read a picture book at home and come back to share what you thought. Make a craft, do a small activity and end with a snack. Each kid goes home with a free book. Registration required.   

Toddler Storytime: 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Join Miss Alicia for stories about animals, songs, fingerplays, a short film, a snack and a craft. Sessions are posted to Facebook. Younger siblings welcome.  

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. Email rwizeman@newarklibrary.org for information.     

Call 315-331-4370 or visit newarklibrary.org for information.   

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

Button Bookmarks: Aug. 25. For adults. Stop by to pick up a kit to make button bookmarks. Free.  

Home Alone (virtual): 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Presented by EPIC Trainings. Registration required. $25.  

Home Alone (in-person): 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Presented by EPIC Trainings. Registration required. $25. 

Ongoing 

Chair Exercise: 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. For adults. Melt away your stress during this in-person class on the library’s third-floor. $5. 

“Dungeons & Dragons” Quest: 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For kids in middle school and high school. 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.   

Paws for Reading: 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. Martha Rose, a guide dog in training for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and her trainer are available for one-on-one reading time. Call to register.  

Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Grab your blanket or chair, and meet behind the library to enjoy stories, songs and fun.  

Sit and Knit: 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Bring a project or come to learn. 

Virtual Story Time: 10 a.m. on Tuesdays via Facebook or YouTube. Grab-and-go crafts available weekly in the Children's Room. 

Call 315-597-5276, email skoberle@pls-net.org or visit palmyracommunitylibrary.org for information.