Interactive Reptile Program
July 19th at Noon
Gentle Yoga
Fridays at 10 AM
Strawberry Hall
Craft Thursday
May 9 at 3:30PM
Make a Pet Rock!
May Programs
Craft Friday
April 19th at 3:30 PM
Make a Thaumatrope!
A Thaumatrope is an optical illusion based on combining two images with movement.
It’s the first form of animation!
This is a STEM activity that teaches kids about the persistence of vision.
Craft Friday
April 12
3:30 PM
Make a paper kite! Free, all supplies provided.
Coffee & Coloring
For adults.
Saturday April 20th at 11 AM.
We provide the coffee, doughnuts, coloring books and colored pencils.
You provide the conversation!
Draw Your Pet Contest
For kids aged 0 -18.
Winner will get $20.
All drawings will be hung up in the library!
Deadline April 27th.
Write your contact info on the back of the drawing.
Sewing Class
April 16th at 6 pm
Learn how to sew, using a sewing machine.
Bring your own machine, or borrow ours.
All supplies provided, free. Registration required.
Art Exhibit: Armand Courchesne
Begins March 7th
Reception March 16th at 11
Community Barn Dance
March 16th 3-5 PM
Strawberry Hall
Free! Brought to you by the Friends of the Library
Caller Paul Rosenberg, live music by Tamarack
All ages, no experience needed!
St.Patrick Celebration Day Flyer – 1
Coloring Contest
You could win $10!
Winner will be chosen on Feb. 13th.
Please write your name and number on the back of your entry, so we can notify you if you win.
You can turn in your entry at the library. Or, you can email us a photo of your entry.
Meet Santa!
December 2 from 10-11AM
Santa and Mrs. Claus will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
Kids will receive a present. Bring your cameras!
Make & Take Craft: Mini Christmas Stocking
Friday, December 15 at 3:30 PM
Call to register.
Make & Take Craft: Jingle Bell Wreath
Friday, December 8 at 3:30 PM
Call to register.
An Evening of Words and Music
November 17, 6 PM
Strawberry Hall (next to the Library)
Join us on Friday, Nov. 17th
when we’ll celebrate the release of “Opposite of Shadow”
by Brian Bendin and Linda Smith.
DVDs by Mail
Do you miss when Netflix used to mail you DVDs?
We’ll mail you one DVD per week!
Some caveats:
You pay for postage.
You can only borrow DVDs in our collection.
You must be over 18 and have a library card.
You must live in our service area.
For more information, call (607) 397-7309
Trick or Treat
All day on Halloween
Stop by the library and get some candy. While supplies last.
Community Chorus
Do you like to sing? Love Christmas music?
If so, join our Community Chorus!
We’ll sing Christmas songs for the residents of Hampshire House.
There are no auditions. All ages are welcome.
To perform, you have to attend at least 4 rehearsals.
Rehearsals will be Fridays at 4 and Saturdays at 10, beginning October 7. They’ll last about 20 minutes.
The concert will be the first week of December.
Make and Take Craft
All day Friday October 6th
Stop by any time on October 6th and paint a jack o’ lantern or a cat. Free, all ages.
Telling Our Stories:
Incorporating Historical Research Into Compelling Narratives
October 12, 19 & 26, November 2 & 16
Free. Registration is required. 18+.
Jeff Katz of the Community Foundation of Otsego County
October 5th at 6 PM
Paint A Unicorn
Friday, September 8
All Day, All ages
Paint a unicorn statue and take it home.
While supplies last.
Little kids will need help from a caregiver.
Oil Painting for Seniors
Begins Sept. 12th
Wednesdays at 10 AM
Instructor Judy Jaquith.
Free, 55+, registration required.
Brought to you by a grant from Robinson Broadhurst.
Irish Dance Class
Begins September 12th
Tuesdays at 4PM
Instructor Mary Sanna
Free, all ages, registration required.
This class will be help at Strawberry Hall (next door to the library)
Brought to you by a grant from Robinson Broadhurst.
Living Well Program
August 23rd, 10-1
The Living Well Program from Bassett Healthcare will be distributing free toolkits that can help you manage chronic conditions.
Pizza Party
August 19th at Noon
If you participated in the Summer Reading Program, you’re invited to a pizza party!
If you haven’t participated yet, write down all the books you read this summer and bring your list with you.
Free Movie
August 2 at Noon
“Seven Worlds, One Planet”
Wieting Theater
Farmer’s Market Coupons
Summer Reading Challenge for Teens
Ends August 31.
The teen who reads the most books gets a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Make a Letter Bracelet
Friday, July 14th at 3:30
All ages, free
DIY Gift Tags
Friday, July 7 at 3:30
All ages, free.
Reception: Lois Petty
July 1st from 1-3.
4CLS Road Trip
July 1 – September 2
Visit libraries in the Four County Library System, get prizes!
10 libraries = magnet
20 libraries = keychain
30 libraries = reading journal
42 libraries = tote bag




A Visit  from Via Aquarium

July 31 at noon





Craft Friday: Paint a Gnome

June 23rd at 3:30 PM





Craft Friday: Make a Kaleidoscope

June 16th at 3:30 PM




Craft Friday: Tiny Paintings

Friday June 9th at 3:30







Tuesdays at 10 AM






The Great Book Giveaway returns!

June 17th, 10 – gone

We’re giving away brand new kids’ books! Limit three per kid.

Brought to you by the Lisa Libraries.





Living In India

July 10th at 6:30 PM

Pam Wightman will tell you about her experiences in India.





Ancestry Workshop

June 7th at 11 AM

Brian Lee from 4CLS will teach you how to use the Ancestry, FamilySearch, NYS Historic Newspapers and HathiTrust databases to research your family tree.

Call to register!


Craft Friday

May 26th @ 3:30







Decorate a Bird House

Friday, May 19 at 3:30





Make a Card for Mom

Friday, May 12 at 3:30







Oil Painting for Seniors (55+)

Begins May 31st

10 AM Wednesdays.




Understanding Medicare

May 12 at 10:30. Call (607) 547-4232 to register.

Brought to you by the Otsego County Office for the Aging




Concert: Green Golly

July 8th at 11 am. Next door to the library at Strawberry Hall.




Craft Friday: Glow In The Dark Painting!

Friday May 5th at 3:30. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we have enough supplies.






Eraser Pals!

When kids check out a book, they get an eraser pal! (one per kid, while supplies last)





Dye Synthetic Eggs

Friday April 7th at 3:30




Sidney Federal Credit Union : Pop-Up Event



Low-Impact Exercise Class

Mondays & Wednesdays in April.  10 AM

Class will be held in Strawberry Hall (next door to the library).

Free! Call to sign up.






St. Patrick’s Day Party for Kids

March 17th at 3:30.

There’ll be pizza and cupcakes. Let us know if your kids plan to attend.


March 10th at 3:30 PM


Winner gets $25!

To enter: send a photo of your pet to

One photo per pet.

Pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge are eligible.

All photos will be given a number, and posted to Facebook.

To vote: send an email to with the number of the photo in the subject line.

One vote per person, please!

The winner will be chosen by popular vote. So tell your family and friends to vote!

Last day to vote is March 29th.

The winner will be announced on March 31st.

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Begins March 2
Call (607) 547-4232 to Register!
Make a Valentine
Feb. 10th at 3:30 PM
Piano Lessons for Beginners
Jan, 28th at 11 AM
Kids’ Book Club!
Jan. 2oth at 3 PM
Coloring contest!
Winner gets $10
The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 23rd.
Stop by the library and pick up a coloring sheet.
Please write your kid’s first name and a phone number on the back of their entry so we can contact you if they win.
Visit From Santa & Mrs. Claus
December 10 at 10:30
Winter Storytime
Nov. 22 at 10 AM
Craft Friday
Nov. 18 at 3:30 PM
Thanksgiving Storytime
Nov. 15 at 10 AM
Make Christmas Ornaments
Nov. 11 at 3:30 PM
All ages, free
Paint a Ceramic Turkey
Nov. 4th at 3:30PM
Please sign up, to make sure we have enough for everybody!
Art Reception
Oct. 22 from 1-4
Meet artist Judith Ellers, see her show, and enjoy some refreshments!
Scarecrow Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 10 AM
Pumpkin Painting
Oct. 21st at 3:30 PM
Registration is REQUIRED, supplies are limited.
Meet the Author
Thomas R. Clark
Oct. 29th, 11AM – 2 PM
Thomas R Clark is the author of the several speculative fiction novels. His journalism has appeared in Rue Morgue, House of Stitched Magazine, and This Is Infamous.




Art Show: Judith Ellers 




Fall Storytime

Tuesday, October 4th at 10 AM




Craft Stick Pumpkin

Friday, October 7th at 3:30 PM




Art Reception: Judith Ellers

On October 22 from 1-4 PM, you can view Judith Ellers’ show, meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.





Body Dowsing with Susan Murray Miller

September 12th at 6:30

Spirit communicator Susan Murray Miller will talk about “body dowsing” – finding unmarked graves





Books By Mail For Seniors

Are you over 60? Would you like books/DVDs mailed to you?

If so, call (607) 397-7309. This program is free.






Book Club for Beginning Readers

Friday September 16th at 10 AM

We’ll read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” out loud, and each kid will take home a brand new copy of the book!

One per family, please. There are only 8 slots and registration is required.







Wednesday September 7 at 10 AM

Kids who attend will get a set of watercolor paints!





Coloring Contest for Kids

Winner will get $10

Deadline September 30th






Tai Chi for Arthritis

Oct 5 – Dec. 2

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 AM

To register, call (607) 397-7309






August 24th at 10 AM

This week, each kid who attends will get a free coloring book!

Please RSVP so we have enough.



Craft Friday : Make an Eraser

August 19 at 3:30

Please RSVP to ensure that we have enough supplies!




Watermelon Storytime

August 10th at 10 AM


My Favorite Book

Do you have a favorite book? If so, share it!
Write a short book review (300 words or less) and send it to me (
I’ll compile them into a booklet and we’ll give copies away at the circulation desk. I’ll also post them to fb.
Deadline August 31st.






Craft Friday:

August 5th at 3:30

Glow-in-the-dark bracelet



Pizza Party (Summer Reading Program Wrap-up)

August 12th at Noon

If your child participated in the Summer Reading Program, they are invited to attend a pizza party.

RSVP required, to make sure we have enough food.



Drawing Class

July 22nd at 3:30 PM



Coral Reef Storytime

July 20th at 10 AM





Yellow Submarine Storytime

July 13th at 10 AM




Craft Friday

July 8th at 3:30

This week, we’ll create ocean art using stencils and colored pencils






Turtle, The Incredible Journey

July 6th at noon

This movie will be show at the Wieting Theatre (next door to the library)




Wednesday 29th at 10 AM, Storytime





Today at 3:30, Sugar Cookie Decorating




Summer Reading Program begins June 18th


Kids who read five books will get a card good for an ice cream cone from Stewarts

Kids who read ten books will get a Kawaii Sea Animal Squishie

The kid who reads the most books will get the Squishmallow Hermit Crab

Older kids who read 30 books will get an age- appropriate book of their choice (within reason)




Make a Paper Mache Bowl, June 3rd at 3:30


Make Gummy Worms & Bears, May 27th at 3:30




Storytime, May 25th at 10 AM

We’ll give away brand-new totes to kids who attend.

Scratch Paper Pictures, May 20th at 3:30 PM


Paint a Rock, May 13th at 3:30 PM

Storytime, May 11th at 10 AM

Kids who attend will get a brand new bubble blower to take home! While supplies last


Make a Magnet, May 6th @ 3:30



Storytime, Wednesdays at 10 AM



Bingo (18+), May 21 at 1 PM

$1.00 per card – winner takes all



Make a Catnip Pillow, April 29 at 3:30 PM


Make a Paper Puppy, April 22 at 3:30 PM



DIY Soap, April 15th at 3:30 PM



Paint Your Masterpiece! April 8th at 3:30 PM.

Each participant will get a tiny canvas, a brush and some paint.

Registration is required, because supplies are limited.


Make an Egg Wreath, April 1st at 3:30 PM.

Egg Wreath


The library is going to host a seed exchange, starting April 1st. Bring in seeds to share, take some seeds home with you.


Storytime begins April 13th at 11 AM



Join us on March 25th for this fun craft.


TP Roll Bird Feeder