Spring/Summer Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2018      Stony Creek Free Library Newsletter.

Goodness, let’s hope we’ve seen the last of the snow!  I’ll know for sure when my lilacs start blooming and I can bring in cuttings for the pretty Delft pitcher that sits at the circulation desk.

Now let me get you up to date on all the “happenings” here are the library.

For the Kids- Casey B. has her wonderful “Kids craft table on Thursdays from 4-5 PM and an advanced “Teen Table” on Fridays from 7-8 PM.

We have our “Second Saturday Story Time and Craft” at 11:00 AM for the wee little ones – but call the library first to let us know you are coming.

Then there is the “Fourth Saturday Kid’s Movie and a Snack” at 11:00 AM.  Call the library for movie title!

Casey B will also be starting up the “Gardening Club” as soon as our planters are repaired…stay tuned for updates!

We have started our “Third Thursday Movie Night” with refreshments.   We will be showing classic Westerns through the summer.  Again – good idea to call the library as sometimes we have to switch dates to accommodate other programs.


Saturday, May 5th  11:00AM  Presentation of “A Brief History of Arbor Day” by the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District with refreshments and then planting of the “Library Sugar Maple”.   Free

Saturday, May 12th 9-5:30 Natural Plant Dyeing on Textiles with Jeanne Noordsy.  At the Town Hall. Registration and 15.00 materials fee.

June 30th & July 1st. 9-4 (Saturday/Sunday) Birch Bark Picture Frame/Mirror with Jim Schreiner at the Library. Registration and 15.00 materials fee.

 Friday, July 27th 9:30-4:30 Bushel Basket Workshop with Barbara Boughton at the library.  10.00 materials fee.

August 18 & 19 (Saturday/Sunday) Times –TBA   Digital Photography and Photoshop Workshop with Carl Heilman II.  Fee-TBA

Saturday, September 1st 10-5 Basic Tinsmithing with Art Thorman at the Town Hall.  10.00 materials fee

Call the library to reserve your spot for our workshops as space is limited!!

This Summer we will have a Summer Reading Program. Sign up will start June 15th.  We will have wonderful giveaways and an award party at the end of August.  Ask me for details!!!

Visit our website- stonycreekfreelibrary@sals.edu and/or our Facebook page for more info updates and programs!!  The website also lists all our new arrivals.

Filomena & Sharon

Natural Plant-Dyeing on Textiles Workshop

“Natural Plant-Dyeing on Textiles”

Saturday May 12th 2018  9:00AM-5:30PM

Stony Creek Town Hall (52 Hadley Rd.)

Students will learn the steps of dyeing textiles with local plants and take home a finished, naturally plant-dyed, silk decorative pillow cover, as well as additional plant-dyed textile samples.

Reservation required, please call 518-696-5911. Materials fee is $15 and must be received by the library by May 1st. 2018

Class limit is 8 students, ages 13 years and up. First come, first serve. Please bring a lunch for the one hour break.

Instructor Jeanne Noordsy received her B.A. in Fine Arts, Studio from St. Lawrence University in 1983. She spent the remainder of the 1980s in Taos, NM where she apprenticed with area weavers and natural dyers, learning the ancient process of using locally-found and traditional dye plants to color threads for weaving.

This event is made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered locally by Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.


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