Ogden Library summer schedule


The summer reading program at Ogden Library, Gardiner Place, Walton, is about to begin, including great programs for adults, too. Stop at the circulation desk for a schedule.

Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Knit & Crochet Group gathers on the main floor of the library for yarn crafts. Bring the project you are working on and enjoy friendly conversation as you knit or crochet.

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Mahjong play or learn; bring a friend or come alone. All skill levels welcome. 

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Storytime with Amber on the North Street lawn; rhymes, songs, and stories for the littles. Draw with sidewalk chalk and play with bubbles. If it rains, meet inside on the lower level.

Fridays, 12-2 p.m., July 1 - Sept. 2: Market Music - Grant Rogers Project funds will be used to provide music at the Walton Farmer’s Market at Veteran’s Plaza, 181 Delaware Street. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, July through September. (No market fair week - Aug. 19.) The musicians will play traditional music from 12 to 2 p.m. The music will echo historic local and regional musicians, including the late Grant Rogers, for whom the project is named. Market Musicians schedule: July 1 - Larry Jamieson, country/folk; July 8 - Bill Seneschal, folk songs; July 15 - Tributary, old time tunes; July 22 - John Potocnik & Kathy Shimberg, fiddle tunes; July 29 - Amy Shapiro & Dannielle Swart, fiddle, guitar, voice; Aug. 5 - Tremperskill Boys, square dance music; Aug. 12 - Local Seisiun & Linda Hickman, Irish dance music; Aug. 26 - Don Gilkinson, country music; Sept. 2 - Bea Summers & Barb Acker, country, rock, folk. For more information on traditional music in Delaware County, see www.grantrogers.org.

Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Water Bottle Science Stations in the tent - create a water density experiment, ocean in a bottle, or diving jelly fish in a bottle. Learn something new while having fun at each station. For kids in grades kindergarten through five.

Wednesdays July 6, 13, 20, 6 p.m.: Adult program: charcoal drawing with Kyrra. Come and try charcoal drawing with this three week instructional series using the beautiful library and grounds as a backdrop. Learn to use charcoal as a drawing medium. No experience necessary, but sign up is required. Limit- 10 people.

Friday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program on the library’s lower level. “Skype with a Scientist.” Hillary Sullivan, PhD candidate at Northeastern University and biogeochemist at Woodwell Climate Research Center, whose focus is on nitrogen pollution in salt marshes. Grades 6+. 

Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. Family Program: The Dirtmeister, Scientist: “Dive Into Reading.” This program will introduce some wonders of the marine environment and take a deep dive into the history of how explorers first challenged Earth’s watery realm.  “The Dirtmeister®” uses simple experiments to unlock some of the mysteries of how fish and other sea creatures can survive in the ocean depths and how humans have borrowed some special adaptations to live and work beneath the waves.

Tuesday. July 12, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Cereal Box Theaters: The world will become your stage with ocean themed cereal box puppet theaters. Come to the tent to decorate and assemble a cereal box for your stage, and choose from several sea creature puppets (both real and mythical) to decorate as well or create creatures of your own. Then, make a show for your family and friends to enjoy. Kindergarten through five. 

Friday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. Storytime with local author Mel Steinbrecher who will read her recently published “Wonderfully Made” - a book that reminds us that being “normal” is boring and that inclusion is kind; on the North Street lawn, or the lower level of the library in the event of rain. 

Friday, July 15, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program: NYS River and Lake Monsters: go cryptid crazy! Learn about New York state lakes and rivers and eight of the legendary “monsters” that may or may not actually inhabit them. Then, create short aquatic cryptid tales and draw imagined beasts. Grades 6+; lower level.

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. Family program: Ron Cain, magician: Jolly and seafaring Captain HurriCain, will take the audience on a trip to the bottom of the ocean to explore a magical underwater library. Water-themed illusions that highlight different types of books. Adventures involve pirates, mermaids, and a sea monster or two.

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Catch some rays with tissue paper sun catchers. Choose a sea creature (or create your own!) for your sun catchers, and use shredded tissue as “glass” background. A perfect gift for a loved one, or display it in your window. Meet in the tent. Kindergarten through grades 5. 

Tuesday, July 19, 3 p.m. Book & Film Chat, lower level; share reviews of titles read and watched. This group enjoys a range of genres and subject interests. Everyone is welcome. Come and add your recommendations to the conversation.  

Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m. Pebble Art for Adults. Create a scene on the canvas using pebbles and other natural materials. Sign-up is required and space is limited to 15 participants; lower level.

Friday, July 22, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program: Shredded Paper Beach Art: “Seas” the moment in the tent to create a beach scene made from strips of shredded paper. Add finishing touches to make it uniquely yours. Grades 6+.

Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. Family program with Artist Donna Hamilton. Make a magical marine-themed mobile using recycled materials and learn the effects of pollution on oceans.

Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Egg Carton Merfolk will splash in the tent. Color a seashell crown and play in the bubble machine. Kindergarten through grades 5.

Tuesday, July 26, 7 p.m. Ogden B. Library Board of Trustees meeting. The public is encouraged to attend. In case the NYS Covid State of Emergency is extended, the meeting will be made available in person and zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87119380529 

Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m. The Book Club meets in person on the lower level. Reading: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell ©2020 Reserve a copy by calling the library at 607-865-5929, or visit www.4cls.org

Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m. Adult program: Flow Painting: Lara Fassler will show adult learners some cool techniques to create some funky artwork. Supplies provided; attendees provide laughter, creativity and a willingness to have fun. Sign-up is required and space is limited to 15 participants. Outside, in the tent.

Friday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program: Ocean Luminaries to illuminate your world. Create beautiful ocean luminaries from glass jars and decorate them with precut paper sea creatures and merfolk or cut your own designs. Grades 6+

Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. Family Program: Purrmaids, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society: Watch kittens on the “cat cam.” Learn about cat care and pet adoption with shelter volunteers. Make “Purrmaid” bookmarks and fishy cat toys. Bring donations of pet food, toys, blankets, etc. to benefit the shelter.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Milk Carton Boats and Clothespin Puppets: O’hoy mates - see you in the tent for swashbuckling fun making milk carton pirate ships and clothespin pirate puppets. Visit the “tattoo parrrlor” and sing a sea shanty or two. Kindergarten through grades 5.

Friday, August 5, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program - beach terrariums. Bring the beach home. Meet in the tent to create a mini beach scene with sand, sea shells, and tiny beach accents. Grades 6+. 

Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Family program with musician Lee Knight. Singer/songwriter Knight will bring story songs to life with dancing, singing, and acting -a multi-cultural journey Around the World in Eight Songs. Children are the stars.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m. Crafts for Kids: Glowing Jellyfish - “Seas the Moment” to create a beautiful glowing jelly fish. Meet in the tent. Kindergarten through grades 5.

Friday, Aug. 12, 2:30 p.m. Teen Program: Bioluminescence Glow Party: Get your glow on at a bioluminescence glow party. Games like ring toss and water bottle bowling, a chance to create neon glow art; stay for “glow-tastic” ice cream sundaes. Grades 6+

Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. Family Program: Luau awards will close the library’s summer reading program on the North Street lawn. Games, snacks, crafts, and an awards ceremony.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m. Book & Film Chat on the lower level of the library. Share reviews of the titles we have read and watched. The group enjoys a range of genres and subject interests. Everyone is welcome to add recommendations to the conversation. 

Tuesdays, Aug. 23 & 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Linda Karpovich, certified instructor, will present a 6-hour NYS Defensive Driver’s Course on the lower level of the library. This takes place over two separate days, with three hours in each session. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate to submit to their insurance companies for a 10% savings off basic liability and collision insurance for three years. The cost to participate is $35. Space is limited to ten. Stop by the library with payment.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. The book club meets in person on the lower level of the library. This month we will discuss, “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee © 2017

Call the library at 607-865-5929, or by visit www.4cls.org to reserve a copy.


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