Library News and Archives
Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Finger Lakes Chapter (AFP) on December 10, noon to 2 p.m. at the Geneva Public Library for a fun and…educational event! Hear presenters share stories of dismal failure, near misses and other misadventures in philanthropy. Presenters will have 10 minutes to share a story about a professional calamity and what they learned. Those present at the event will vote on the “biggest failure.” The winner will receive the soon-to-be-much-coveted Coal Calamity Award and $100 for the non-profit of their choice.
Many thanks to the Foundation for Geneva Public Library, the volunteer bakers, and to everyone who participated in the 2012 Bread & Pie Sale!
The Foundation for the Geneva Public Library will raise money for the Library on ROC the Day, December 11, 2013. ROC the Day is a 24-hour online event organized by the United Way of Rochester that facilitates donations to local non-profit organizations based in the Greater Rochester area. This year Geneva non-profits are collaborating together to make a positive impact on the community of Geneva. We invite you to come to the Smith Opera House on Wednesday, December 11 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm to talk with area non-profits, enjoy free entertainment and refreshments, and donate on-site.
The Library was incredibly pleased with the turnout for our first meeting of our Genealogy Club and even more excited by the conversations and planning that happened during the meeting. The next meeting of the club is scheduled for December 14th at 10:00 AM. If you were unable to attend the first meeting, please do not worry. Attendance at previous meetings is not required to attend a session. If you are interested in genealogy research, collaboration, and good conversation, we want to see you there.
For all of those participating in the Fantasy Library League or watching closely to others that are competing, our Fantasy Library League Leaderboard has the updated standings through the first seven weeks of the league. The top two league members have separated themselves from the pack but there is plenty of movement among the top 10 spots and throughout the entire standings.
The space includes a whiteboard, seating for quiet study and instruction, and two public computers.
The photos on the handcrafted coffee table in our second floor sitting area are images from 42 different classic films. We want to know who can identify the most titles pictured.
Dr. Robert Ross, Associate Director for Outreach at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY, will be at the Library on Thursday, November 21, at 5:30 PM for a presentation on Marcellus shale.
The Geneva Public Library has been awarded a grant by the New York Council for the Humanities to assist with funding a Reading & Discussion Series in early 2014.
The Geneva Public Library’s Musical Moments recital series will present Lynn Wiles, guitar, and Angie Beeler, vocalist, on Friday, November 15, at 7:15 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room.
Michael Keene, the author of Mad-House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-Century New York, will give a presentation at the Geneva Public Library on Tuesday, November 5th, at 6:30 PM.
This past June, members of the GHOST SOS paranormal investigation team captured our attention at a "Haunted Geneva" event with stories, photos, and videos of their investigations. Now they're back to make the Halloween season that much spookier!
This November we are focusing our computer classes on you! We have added 4 one-on-one sessions on Wednesdays next month. These sessions offer a chance to work individually on whatever computer or technology questions you might have.
Celebrate Hanukkah is sponsored by Hillel at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Geneva Public Library. Youth ages 8 years and up are invited to come learn about Hanukkah!