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Jessica DeLia and her family are enjoying the peas from their garden, thanks to the Tully Free Seed Library. Click here to send us your updates!
The seed library will be open again next Spring. We hope everyone is enjoying the veggies, flowers and herbs grown from our seeds, and we thank Nightingale's Hardware, Baker Creek Seeds, and Manny Lanseros for donating seeds!
For more information on our seed library, click here.
Check out our newsletter for July - chock full of programs for people of all ages - kids, teens and adults. Click here to take a look!
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Historical fiction author Julie Dewey will be giving a talk on Thursday July 7 from 6:30-7:30. She’ll talk about the dramatic historical events that inspired her to write her books "Forgetting Tabitha: the story of an orphan train rider," "One Thousand Porches," "The Back Building" and "The Other Side of the Fence." They are available at the library to read - check one out today!
Join us for our Summer Reading kickoff pizza party, Tuesday June 28 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Enjoy pizza and drinks, and win prizes in our scavenger hunt (for kids) and Mario Kart tournament (for teens). Register for summer reading and kick off a great summer! We'll have all sorts of programs this summer, from the Zoo to the M.O.S.T, to the Game Truck. Click here for a list of all the events happening.
Jacinta Colombo used seeds from the Tully Free Seed Library to plant eggplant, basil, summer squash, dill, carrots, beans. She says "Everything is planted, now I just have to watch and see. Very slow going. I waited until the chill was out of the air and ground, now it has been so dry very few plants are up. Too early to worry." Thanks for the update, Jacinta!
Jessica DeLia, daughter Elayna and granddaughter Lillian planted their seeds from the Tully Free Seed Library outdoors a few weeks ago. So far, so good! It looks like they'll be harvesting some delicious produce in a few months.
Click here for more info on our Seed Library. There are still seeds left! We also have an upcoming workshop series on Saturday 6/4 and 6/11 from 10 AM - 12 noon called Seed to Supper. Master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will teach us how to start a vegetable garden inexpensively. Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the library 315-696-8606.
If you are interested in learning more about family and local history, this group is for you. Genealogy Club meets most months on the 3rd Friday of the month from 4:30-6:30 PM. It meets Friday, May 20th.
All are welcome regardless of their level of experience. While learning about how to improve your research skills, you can make use of many genealogy resources at the library, including Ancestry.com.
Susan Carlsen Thomas has sprouted her first seedlings from the Tully Free Seed Library! Check out the progress of her tomato plants.
How are your seeds doing? Share your photos and seed updates with us! Fill out the form on this page, or email your updates to email@example.com. Let us know if we can tag you or share your name on Facebook or our library website / blog.
In September and October, the library will have these free workshops given by Susan Suben of Long Term Care Associates, Inc. Elder Care Planning: Care Consultation Division.
Please register for these workshops at the circulation desk, or by calling 315-696-8606 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONG TERM CARE PLANNING IN YOUR 50s AND 60s
Wednesday September 7 from 6-7:30 PM
Long term care planning is an essential part of retirement planning. The best time to plan for this risk is when you are young and healthy. You will have more planning strategies available to you so that you can protect your savings and family from the consequences of a LTC illness. This workshop will give you information about LTC planning strategies such as LTC insurance, the NYS Partnership plans, life insurance with LTC riders or chronic illness riders, short term recovery insurance, Medicaid trusts, and reverse mortgages. You will learn that there is a LTC planning solution for every personal need and financial situation.
LONG TERM CARE PLANNING IN YOUR 70s AND 80s
Wednesday October 5 from 6-7:30 PM
Long term care planning should ideally be done when you are young and healthy. But what if you are in your 70s and 80s and never planned for long-term care? The lack of a plan could have a profound effect on your savings and your family’s well-being. Don’t panic! There are still many options available to you to protect everything that is important to you…your home, your retirement savings and your family. This workshop will help you plan for long-term care in your golden years. We’ll discuss Medicaid trusts, life insurance with chronic illness riders, short term recovery insurance, promissory notes, reverse mortgages, and life settlements. It’s never too late to plan for the future!
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
Wednesday October 12 from 6-7:30 PM
How many of you are caregivers or know of someone who is a caregiver? Caregiving is emotionally, socially and financially stressful. Oftentimes, caregivers become ill while taking care of a loved one because their own needs are not being met. This workshop will give you the insight and permission to take care of yourself. You will learn how to identify and combat stress and burnout, and receive tips on how to live a quality life while you are caring for someone.
Want to grow one of these beauties? Manny Lanseros donated 14 packets of Mammoth Russian Sunflower seeds to the Tully Free Seed Library today. Stop in today to pick up a packet - all you need is a library card! Check out our "Seed Library" page for more info.
(photo courtesy of https://flic.kr/p/3nxS7d)