Archive for February, 2016

Need help with your taxes? AARP is offering FREE tax filing assistance BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Tax Assistance Program is held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from February 1st through April 13th.

They offer one hour appointments beginning at 9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Call the library or stop at the circulation desk to schedule an appointment today!

Also, if you plan on doing your own taxes, both Federal and State tax forms will be coming to the library. Be sure to keep checking in to see if they have arrived yet. Any form we do not have, we can print off and make copies of for just 20 cents a page.

Saturday February 27th
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Community Room

We’re having a party to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Come for stories, fun crafts and birthday cake! Open to children ages 3-8.

Space is limited and registration is required.

After the birthday party, stay for a Dr. Seuss movie marathon featuring ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and other favorites!

Free and open to all ages.

FREE Workshop on how to save money on your electric bills!

Saturday, February 20th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Participants will:

  • Identify the biggest energy users in the home
  • Learn low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce energy bills
  • See examples of low-cost energy saving tools and supplies
  • Receive information on energy grants and low-interest loans
  • Create an individual Action Plan
  • Each household receives FREE energy efficient light bulbs for participating.

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Tuesday, February 16th
    2:00 p.m.

    Bring in a gently used book (or books) to swap for another! A fun, free way to get a gently used new book to read! After you get your new book, enjoy free ice cream with your favorite toppings and socialize with all the other kids!

    Both events are free and open to kids ages 5 to 17 years old.

    Sponsored by The Friends of Solvay Public Library.

    Join the latest fad!

    Tuesday, February 16th

    Relax, unwind, and color stress away

    Come anytime between 6:00 and 7:00!

    Coffee and tea will be provided!

    Saturday, February 13th
    2:00 p.m.

    It’s free and open to children ages 3-12 years old.  We’ll supply the heart-shaped cookies and all the decorations.  You bring your creativity!  We’ll also have bags available to decorate and put your Valentines Day cookies in to take home.

    Registration Required.

    Tuesday, February 9th

    6:30 p.m.

    Community Room

    Join us for this fun, informative class where we will explore how to support health and wellness during the winter months with pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Learn what an essential oil is, the various ways to use them, and helpful applications for several different oils – peppermint, lavender, lemon, frankincense, eucalyptus and more! We will smell, experience and even sample a few. With a focus on immune system support, this class is perfect for anyone interested in supporting their health naturally.

    Program presented by Sarah Massett.   The program is free and open to the public.

    To register please call (315) 439-1105 or email essentiallygoodyl@gmail.com



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