Cazenovia Rotary Scrabble Fest

Cazenovia Rotary Scrabble Contest with many prizes for all ages. Free to the public and includes refreshments. You may bring your own scrabble game or we have many available

Frozen Sing-a-Long

This Disney film will be shown on Friday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library Community Room as part of the Town’s Winterfest Celebration.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Frozen character and sing along as they enjoy this popular film.  Free admission and popcorn.  Rated PG; 108 minutes.

Frozen Sing-a-Long

This Disney film will be shown on Friday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library Community Room as part of the Town’s Winterfest Celebration.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Frozen character and sing along as they enjoy this popular film.  Free admission and popcorn.  Rated PG; 108 minutes.

Art for Kids: Matisse

Pat Hill and Jenna Wright are calling children ages 8-14 to the Cazenovia Public Library on Friday, February 6th from 1:30-3:00 pm, for Matisse, The Astonishing World Of Cut-Out Art, the fourth installment of “Art For Kids.”

Join in this unique and wonderful program, inspired by the current exhibition, “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs: A Modern Master’s Final Years,” on display through February 10th at The Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Participants will examine the exuberant creations of the artist’s later years and will attempt to “paint with scissors,” creating our own mural, inspired by the bold colors and exaggerated forms of the Matisse cut-outs.

Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Henri Matisse was born December 31, 1869, in the textile town of Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France.  He lived in a weaver’s cottage above his family’s seed shop and worked as a legal clerk for a time.  He eventually went on to study law in Paris and acquired a position at a law office, arranging to take morning drawing classes before work.

At the age of 21, Matisse suffered a serious attack of appendicitis. It was during his recovery that he began to paint, using art supplies gifted to him by his mother. Matisse later recalled, “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.”

A draftsmen, sculptor, illustrator, painter, and cut-out master, Matisse forged an artistic career that spanned six decades. His style developed through several phases, yet an underlying theme reigned throughout that reflected a single goal: to discover “the essential character of things” and to produce an art “of balance, purity, and serenity.”

His unique cut-out pieces emerged in the final stages of his life, when disease had rendered him an invalid, confined to his bed.  He died on November 3, 1954.

After studying several examples of Matisse’s cut-outs, participants will have the opportunity to use the mediums of cloth and paper to create their own cut-outs, which will be added to a large-scale mural to be displayed at the library. In addition, there will be ample opportunity to create a personal piece of art to take home.

Attendees at any of the 2014-2015 “Art for Kids” programs will be entered to win an art kit that was generously donated by a dear friend of the Cazenovia Public Library.

Don’t miss the chance to join in this fun and informative program on February 6th.  To ensure program quality, class size is limited.  Stop by or call the library at 655- 9322 to reserve a spot.

iPhone Intermediate

Two sessions of “iPhone Intermediate” have also been scheduled on February 25th.  As with the earlier class, the focus of this class will be on how to use your iPhone to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.  How to use the library’s digital systems to lend books, magazines, and other media will also be covered.

Following a general presentation to the group, a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions will be held.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class.

With over eleven years of IT experience, Wyant, CEO and President of Tech Geekery, has had a vast array of career experiences including systems efficiency, IT procurement, program development, as well as personalized corporate and private training development.  She has spent the past six years developing custom curriculum for both individual and group training sessions.

Both classes will meet in the Library Community Room.

To ensure instructional quality, class size is limited.  Stop by the Library or call 655-9322 to reserve a spot.

iPhone Intermediate

Two sessions of “iPhone Intermediate” have also been scheduled on February 25th.  As with the earlier class, the focus of this class will be on how to use your iPhone to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.  How to use the library’s digital systems to lend books, magazines, and other media will also be covered.

Following a general presentation to the group, a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions will be held.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class.

With over eleven years of IT experience, Wyant, CEO and President of Tech Geekery, has had a vast array of career experiences including systems efficiency, IT procurement, program development, as well as personalized corporate and private training development.  She has spent the past six years developing custom curriculum for both individual and group training sessions.

Both classes will meet in the Library Community Room.

To ensure instructional quality, class size is limited.  Stop by the Library or call 655-9322 to reserve a spot

iPad Intermediate

Do you have a good handle on the basics, but want to go deeper to learn how to use your iPad to do more? Then “iPad Intermediate” with technology specialist Amy Wyant on February 18th is the class for you.

The focus of this class will be on how to use your iPad to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.  Also covered will be how to use the library’s digital systems to lend books, magazines, and other media.

The first hour will be a general presentation to the group followed by a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class.

Both classes will be held in the library’s Community Room. Class size is limited, please call the library at 315.655.9322 to reserve your seat.

iPad Intermediate

Do you have a good handle on the basics, but want to go deeper to learn how to use your iPad to do more? Then “iPad Intermediate” with technology specialist Amy Wyant on February 18th is the class for you.

The focus of this class will be on how to use your iPad to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.  Also covered will be how to use the library’s digital systems to lend books, magazines, and other media.

The first hour will be a general presentation to the group followed by a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class

iPhone Basics

Two sessions of “iPhone Basics” have also been scheduled on February 4th.  As with the earlier class, the focus of this class will be on how to use your iPhone to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.

Following a general presentation to the group, a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions will be held.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class.

With over eleven years of IT experience, Wyant, CEO and President of Tech Geekery, has had a vast array of career experiences including systems efficiency, IT procurement, program development, as well as personalized corporate and private training development.  She has spent the past six years developing custom curriculum for both individual and group training sessions.

Both classes will be held in the library’s Community Room.

Class size is limited, please call the library at 315.655.9322 to reserve your seat.

iPhone Basics

Two sessions of “iPhone Basics” have also been scheduled on February 4th.  As with the earlier class, the focus of this class will be on how to use your iPhone to organize your life and how to use apps to enhance your experiences.

Following a general presentation to the group, a 30-minute Q & A session for more specific questions will be held.  Personal training can also be arranged later for anyone wanting a one-on-one session.

Bring your device for this hands-on class.

With over eleven years of IT experience, Wyant, CEO and President of Tech Geekery, has had a vast array of career experiences including systems efficiency, IT procurement, program development, as well as personalized corporate and private training development.  She has spent the past six years developing custom curriculum for both individual and group training sessions.

Both classes will be held in the library’s Community Room.

Class size is limited, please call the library at 315.655.9322 to reserve your seat.