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Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest


The Cuba Circulating Library is hosting our second annual Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest that begins on Tuesday, October 12, and lasts through noon on Tuesday, October 26. Decorate a pumpkin (or gourd) as a book character or with a literary theme and drop it off at the Cuba Library’s front desk for display from October 12 – October 26. Library staff will vote for the best literary pumpkins on October 27. The winners will receive a Cuba Cash gift card!

Contest Rules:
• The library cannot accept carved pumpkin submissions. Only painted and/or decorated whole pumpkin submissions may be entered into the contest. Please leave a circle on the bottom of your pumpkin unpainted!
• Submissions will not be accepted before Tuesday, October 12, at 10 am.
• Contest submissions must be turned into library staff by Tuesday, October 26. Late pumpkin submissions will not be accepted.
• One winner will be chosen from each of the following age categories: young kids (ages 7 and under), tweens (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-18), and adults (ages 19 and up).
• All pumpkins must be picked up by Saturday, October 30 at 3 pm. Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of.

For more information, please contact the Cuba Library at 585-968-1668.

MadCap Puppets: Legend of Sleepy Hollow


On Monday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., Madcap Puppets presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Palmer Opera House in Cuba. This free show features the lanky schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, who can’t decide what’s worse in Sleepy Hollow, the headless horseman or the silliest of ghosts, the horseless headman. To complicate matters, Ichabod unwittingly vies with the local brute, Brom Bones, for the affections of Katrina Van Tassal. Ichabod endures a series of pranks and ghost stories, only to find himself on the ride of his life in this hilarious version of Washington Irving’s classic short story.

This show is free and open to all ages. Contact the Cuba Library with questions at cuba@stls.org or 585-968-1668.

This show is sponsored by the Cuba Circulating Library and is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor’s office and New York State Legislature and administered by the Tri-County Arts Council.

Cuba Library Flood Construction Update


We are almost finished with our repairs to the community room, and the children's storytime room is finished. In mid-September, the contractor replaced the remainder of the drywall in the community room and began the finish work. Last week, the community room was painted, and this week the flooring was installed. There are still some final details to complete, including updating the carpet on the stage to go with the new flooring. In the children’s room, the walls have been painted, and new laminate flooring was installed. As long as the room was being painted, we took the opportunity to give the shelves and some of the furniture a new coat of paint, and we chose some new wall decals, as well as a new rug.

Elevator Upgrades


Our elevator replacement project is complete. The doors have been replaced with new doors that open automatically when the elevator button is pressed if it is on that floor already, or when it arrives at the floor that you call it to. This new lift requires users to hold the button until the elevator arrives at the floor you are calling it to, and inside the lift you must hold the button for the floor you wish to go to until it reaches that floor. Director Tina made a video that has been posted to our Facebook page showing how to operate the new lift. https://www.facebook.com/cubalibrary/videos/934143164119289

No Sew Fabric Pumpkins


Learn to make No Sew Fabric Pumpkins using flannel, rubber bands, yarn and stuffing. These kits include everything you will need except for a stick.

Pick up your kit anytime while supplies last! These kits are first come, first served. No holds! As of the sending of the newsletter, there were just a few kits remaining.

All of the take and make kits are funded in part by Friends of the Cuba Library, Inc.

Beaded Spiders


Available beginning October 18.

Learn to make beaded spiders using wire, beads, and jewelry findings. The kit includes everything you need but glue & tools. You will need some type of pliers & possibly wire cutters for this craft.

Pick up your kit beginning October 18 while supplies last! These kits are first come, first served. No holds! These kits will be very limited so stop by ASAP if you are interested!

All of the take and make kits are funded in part by Friends of the Cuba Library, Inc. 


Register for Storytime at the Cuba Library


There is still space to register for storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers at the Cuba Library! Our Toddler University story time is for children who are 2 before October 1. It is held Thursdays from 10 - 10:45 AM. Caregiver(s) must attend with the child. Besides reading 2-3 books each week, there will be songs, movement, games, crafts, and playtime, introducing your child to the joys of books, reading, and learning.

Preschool University story time is for children who are already 3 or 4 years old at the beginning of the school year. It is held Tuesdays from 10 - 11 AM. Caregiver(s) must attend with the child. Besides reading 3 -4 books each week, there will be songs, movement, games, crafts, and playtime. This time helps acclimate your child to a classroom-like setting in a fun, flexible way. Both groups will have some STEAM activities incorporated throughout the year.

Due to caution surrounding COVID-19 and our county’s current risk level, we are reducing the class sizes and creating a waiting list for anyone who cannot be in the initial group. Please consider your ability to consistently attend as space is so limited for the time being. We will require masks for anyone over the age of two at these storytimes and social distancing will be encouraged.

Classes are tentatively set to begin the first week of October, but this is subject to change. To register, please contact the library at 585.968.1668.

News From Friends of the Cuba Library, Inc.

Book Donations & Raffle Winner

Friends of the Cuba Library, Inc. ask that you please hold any further donations until after October's book sale and post-sale cleanup, when an announcement will be made. Thank you for your understanding!

The Friends would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket for the book basket raffle during the Cuba Garlic Festival. Congratulations to the winner of the raffle, Sandy Allis! 


 

October Book Sale


Friends of the Cuba Library, Inc. will be holding their fall book sale the week of October 12 - 16th. The Members Only Presale will be this Saturday, October 9, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members only or join at the door: $5 adult and $2 students under 18.

They have a large selection of fiction and nonfiction: mysteries and thrillers, romance, Historical fiction ,Christian, science fiction and fantasy, young adult and children’s books, biographies, history, current events, self-help, nature, sports, large print, audio books, and vintage books.

Music CDs and movie DVDs specially priced.


In addition, there will be specials each day during the book sale. On Tuesday, October 12, young adult, science fiction, & fantasy will be half price. On Wednesday, October 13, nonfiction titles will be half price. On Thursday, October 14, romance books will be half price. Finally, on Saturday, October 16 there will be a $3 bag sale.
 

Book Sale Dates and Times:

Presale: Saturday, October 9, 2021 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Members only or join at the door $5 adult/$2 student under 18

Open to the Community:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

This book sale will be in the book sale room only.
The sale will take place at Cuba Library, 39 E. Main St. Cuba, NY. Questions? Contact the library at (585)968-1668.

Friends Of The Cuba Library, Inc. Is A 501(C)3 Public Charity. Donations Are Deductible To The Full Extent Of The Law. Financial Statement Available Upon Request.

Library Branded Merchandise


We've got all the merch you need to rep the library and look cool! Check out our latest additions, like tanks, bucket hats, and water bottles. Stock up at https://teespring.com/stores/cubalibrary 

Book Clubs

Books & Brews meets the fourth Thursday of every month at different establishments around town. That's right, your library at a bar or coffee shop! Titles include bestselling fiction and nonfiction by popular authors. Engage in great discussion while being able to enjoy appetizers, dinner, and drinks (although purchase is not necessary to participate in book club). For the month of October, the group will be reading The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult, and will meet on October 28 at 6:00 in person at Moonwinks. Please contact the library if you would like to join the group. Cheers!
The Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets at the library for about an hour at 1:30 p.m. on the second or third Wednesday of each month, September through June. The group reads literary fiction, classics and popular nonfiction. The discussions are led by a trained leader and are lively and fun! Let the Library staff know if you would like to participate and they will order the selected book for you. The October meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20 at 1:30 p.m. This month, the group will read and discuss Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner.

Gifts & Memorials

The Cuba Circulating Library received memorials in October for Delores Cross by Margaret Schultz; for Tyler Griffin by Rusty Hardiman; for Mary Lou Sprague by Glenn & Diane McGregor; and for Frank & Marion Williams by Warren & Connie Emerson.

A donation was received from Marguerite Crosby.
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