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Skaneateles Library increasing its public events

January calendar filled with offerings for kids, adults, families

— With a new director and a new year, the Skaneateles Public Library is offering new events for the public to enjoy — and not just one or two.

The library recently released an announcement, and posted on its website, a list of public events being offered for the month of January, which include not only story times for kids, but also an iPad training class, family movies, an author event and a new monthly movie group for adults.

Then in February, an event two months in the making will occur when library trustee Danette Davis presents a talk at the Skaneateles Historical Society about all the 19th century portraits looking from the walls at patrons in the library – who was the artist and who were the people that he painted.

“That was the plan when I started to get more events at the library, more people in the library,” said Library Director Nickie Marquis, who took over as head of the Skaneateles Library last October. “We’re starting a little slowly actually; I hope to pick it up even more. The events we have planned for January will be some nice things to do to get people out of the house.”

The library will retain its two ongoing story times for kids throughout January, with Preschool Story Times at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday with Miss Rose, who will lead children ages three to five in stories, songs and more. Toddler Story Time also will be at 11 a.m. every Thursday for children ages 18 months to three years. No registration is necessary for either event.

The library’s January events really kick off on Saturday, Jan. 12, with two events scheduled that day. First, at 10:30 a.m. tech trainer Margie Creamer will conduct an iPad Basics training course, to teach all those people who received an iPad for Christmas how to operate it and what are some of its many uses.

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