In honor of Memorial Day, Solvay Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25. Thank you for all of those that have given their lives in the armed forces and all the veterans, as well as those who are currently in the military.

EAT SMART NEW YORK! HOW TO EAT BETTER FOR LESS!

Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m.

This program will help you build skills to EAT Healthy on a BUDGET.

You will be able to:

  • Compare the cost of goods to make the best food choices
  • Prepare meals quickly from a well planned pantry
  • Identify ways to save money in preparing food

The program will be presented by a Nutritionist from Cornell Cooperative’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program.
Free and open to the public.  No registration required.

‘American Sniper’

RATED R
134 MIN.
Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children. As the story opens, we meet carefree brothers Chris and Jeff (Keir O’Donnell) as they work the Texas rodeo circuit. They’re cowboys through and through, and despite being notably older than the usual enlistee, Chris pays a visit to his local recruitment office and decides to become a Navy SEAL. Later, at the firing range, he draws on his hunting lessons with his stern father to become an expert marksman. A booze-fueled barroom chat with pretty brunette Taya (Sienna Miller) soon leads to wedding bells, and following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Kyle is deployed to Iraq for his first tour of duty. There, his reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker ‘The Devil of Ramadi’ from his enemies. With a substantial bounty on his head, Kyle makes it his personal mission to take out a sadistic Iraqi soldier known as ‘The Butcher,’ as well as an elusive enemy marksman with a skill to rival his own. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, however, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from Taya and their two children back home. It all leads up to a tense rooftop gunfight in a raging sandstorm — one that convinces the sniper once and for all to make his family his top priority. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences.

Thursday, May  14
1:00 p.m.
Community Room

Please join us on the second Thursday of each month in the library’s Community Room for coffee, refreshments and conversation.  It’s an opportunity to meet new people and socialize with friends and neighbors.
This month’s program is called Farm Market Fresh to Table.   There is such an abundance of produce at this time of year.  Learn strategies for making the most of your trip to the market,  finding the best selections, food safety, and things to watch out for….you may be surprised!
Presenter:  Chris Britton, MVP Community Health Educator

Looking for some plans this Mother’s Day? Grab mom and bring her to Solvay Library for a free movie: Mom’s Night Out.

Spring is here and the bikes are out! We want you to be safe so Debbie Kogut, an educator from the Onondaga County Traffic Safety Board will be here to talk about bike safety. She’ll also have helmets available and demonstrate the proper way to wear one.

Helmets will available for purchase for $10 or free for people qualifying under low income guidelines.

Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite takeout restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie night! Bring your family, your friends and your own dinner or snacks! Free and open to the public. No registration required

Monday April 27, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

The Shakers, Sonyea, Craig’s Colony, & “a Man for all Seasons” – William Prior Letchworth!

M E Messere (AKA Back Street Mary) writer, museum curator & former Madison County Historian will be at the Solvay Public Library speaking to the Town of Geddes Historical Society. The one-hour presentation will bring the history of Craig’s Colony for Epileptics, the Genesee Valley and beautiful Letchworth State Park to the forefront!

The meeting is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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