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Check out Cat's Corner, reviews of great new books at Tully Free Library by volunteer Cat Gerson.
Here are some excerpts from recent reviews. Try one of these page-turners today!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (click to find)
…The one bright spot in Wade’s world, is the OASIS: a virtual reality that nearly everyone on Earth plugs into to escape their grim world.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (click to find)
…a fantastic, often gut-wrenching story that weaves some of the darkest parts of American history, with a smattering of the author’s imagination
Libriomancer: Book 1 of the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines (click to find)
…Libriomancy was invented by Johannes Gutenberg himself five hundred years ago. The premise is that books become portals to the stories within, by way of the magical belief instilled by thousands of readers.
Join us for our third annual Soup Swap!
Make your favorite homemade soup and bring it to the library to share with others. Bring the recipe card, and we will distribute the recipes to whomever wants them! Get new recipe ideas and meet other home chefs in the area. Have fun exploring new cuisines and meeting new neighbors.
Tully Free Library presents PUSHING THE LIMITS, a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Unleash your mind...explore and get involved in ideas about knowledge, connections, nature and survival in a new 4-part series for adults at Tully Free Library, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
A local science expert will join us to view two short videos and discuss the topics and recommended books below. We will have free copies of the books available at the library a month before each program, but you do not need to read the book to attend the program. Each program promises to be engaging and thought-provoking, and we hope you will join us!
Refreshments will be served, and participants receive a free copy of the book!
Have empty gift bags lying around your house that you don't need? Looking for a gift bag for the holidays? Starting this week, we are having a holiday gift bag exchange. Stop in anytime to see what is available, or donate your unused bags in good condition.
Thanks to all who supported our Turkey Trot! We raised $4,500 for the library, thanks to 332 participants and local business sponsors Tully Building Supply, Applied Concepts, Beak & Skiff, Beck Equipment, Bruce Graham Real Estate, Byrne Dairy, Denise's Hair Care, Green Lakes Associates, Hartwell Funeral Home, Hayes Agency, Inc., Jack McNerney Chevrolet, Kinney Drugs, Mauro-Bertolo Physical Therapy Services, Nice n Easy, Riehlman, Shafer, & Shafer, SpaZend Spa & Yoga, Tully Dental Office, Tully Family Practice, Tully Physical Therapy, and Tully Women's Fitness & Wellness.
Results and pictures from the Trot are on our website - http://www.tullyfreelibrary.org/turkey-trot-photos/
Visit us on Halloween for treats, and kids can participate in our annual Halloween contest. We'll take photos of the kids and the community will vote on best costume over the next week. Stop by the library until 7:30 PM to join in the fun, and then go see the Tully Council for the Arts perform Thriller on the elementary school lawn.
Our 9-member Tully Library Board of Trustees needs a couple new members. If you are interested in joining a friendly, committed group of people who support our director and help the library run smoothly, give Betsy Shahan a call at 315-415-6633 or email her at email@example.com.
Board officers change yearly; members serve 3-year terms. We meet 10 times a year (monthly except for June and December). Non-member board "friends" always welcome too. The next Board meetings are on Tuesday September 13 at 5 PM, and Thursday October 20 at 5 PM.
Cat's Corner showcases book reviews of new additions to our collection, written by volunteer Cat Gerson. Click here to see Cat's recommendations. If you'd like to write a book review, please let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tell a staff member.
Win a pair of tickets to see author and humorist David Sedaris at the State Theatre in Ithaca on Saturday, October 8 at 8 PM! Sedaris is famous for his story "SantaLand Diaries" about working as an elf at Macy's, and has written many books, including "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls."
You can buy raffle tickets for $1 at the Tully Free Library through Thursday, October 6. On Friday, October 7 we will be raffling off the pair of tickets to one lucky winner. You do not need to be present to win.
Thank you to an anonymous donor who generously gave these tickets to the library!
We are excited to announce the Tully Free Library's CNYFi program starts at the end of August, 2016.
You will be able to borrow Chromebook laptops and accompanying Verizon Internet hotspots that will allow you to connect to the Internet for free from anywhere. The hotspots allow 10 devices (phones, computers, tablets) to connect to the Internet, so that multiple users will have free Internet access at the same time.
The CNYFi kits can be borrowed by Onondaga County library card holders age 18 or older for a loan period of 3 weeks. Borrowers must first complete a workshop about how the kit works with library staff. Workshop sessions will be listed on our events calendar. You must register beforehand for a session on the calendar or by calling the library. If no session time works for you, please call us at 315-696-8606.
The library is one of several libraries across the Central New York region participating in CNYFi, thanks to a grant received by the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC).
For more information on CNYFi, call the library at 315-696-8606.
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!
If you'd like to receive an email each month with our newsletter, please click here.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if we can tag you or share your name on Facebook or our library website / blog.