CNY Reads One Book
Announces 2015 Season

Elizabeth Speller headshot and The First of July book cover "The First of July," a highly-acclaimed WWI novel by English author Elizabeth Speller, has been selected as the book that the CNY READS ONE BOOK consortium is encouraging all Central New York residents to read and discuss during the months of January, February and March.  According to consortium member Kathy Osmond, “The 100th anniversary of WWI prompted the consortium to choose “The First of July.”  A beautifully written book, it follows the lives of four young men – three British and one French – in the year before the war begins and in the two years leading up to the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

For details on the book, the author and coming events, see the CNY Reads The First of July website.


Elf, Showing @ Paine Branch

Elf - movie posterFriday, December 19, 2014
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM,
Paine Branch Library

In Elf, Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santa’s toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves he goes to New York City to find his birth father in this sweet holiday comedy.


December Craft Fun @ Central Library

crafts December 2014
Children's World
Central Library

Celebrate winter and the holidays with these fun crafts in Children's World. Stop by any time during regular library hours.


Gingerbread Houses On Display

Gingerbread houseDecember 2014
Paine Branch
Gingerbread House Display

Come and see the creative gingerbread houses made by our Teen Advisory Board! Vote for your favorite. Winner will receive a $10 gift card and will be announced on Monday, December 22, 2014.


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