The month of May has arrived and we are ready for it with all kinds of programs at the library! Kathleen Lombardo, local children’s book author, will be here with a special guest reading her latest book “The Three Chihuahuas Find a Home”. Quilting/Sewing group, Yoga times, Adult Book Club and even Tuesday Cribbage Group is back! Read all about it in our Ellington Library newsletter.
April showers and Library News. It’s Spring! (almost) and that means bunnies and Mike Morton, beef on weck fundraisers, a film documentary, yoga groups, quilting/sewing group and filling over 650 Easter eggs with candy! Let’s not forget the Adult Book Club discussion, Lego Club and Display case artist Wendy Bale. It’s all happening in the month of April. Click on the newsletter below or you can subscribe to receive our newsletter digitally by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and sharing your email address. Printed copies are also available on our circulation desk.
Behold the cold- it’s here! The library is also here with all kinds of interesting February programs and they’re all happening in a warm, cozy and inviting place. Every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm starting Feb 1 through March 1, the library will be showing the PBS Documentary “We Shall Remain”. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. ‘“We Shall Remain,” spotlights diverse historical episodes rather than trying to make a single narrative out of the stories of this country’s 562 federally recognized tribes. This documentary represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisers and scholars at all levels of the project. We’ll be showing a different episode every Tuesday. Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events tab on the right side of this page for more programming. Follow us on Facebook too- https://www.facebook.com/Ellington-Farman-Library-798032366989209
Another bit of exciting news- we now have a Libby partner! You can get more digital access with your library card as it can now be used in the Mid-York Library System. Read the February News for this and other articles. https://www.ellingtonlibrary.org/newsletters-2/
January is a great time to make a resolution to visit our library more often. Want to know what’s happening? The January 2022 library newsletter is out and printed copies are on the circulation desk. You can read a copy of it here on our newsletters page, https://www.ellingtonlibrary.org/newsletters-2/ or request to get a PDF version by subscribing using your email address. Just email email@example.com. and you’ll be the first to read it hot off the press! January programing includes our recurring monthly/weekly events plus a health and wellness documentary, Story Times for our youngest patrons and an author visit by children’s author Aaron Measer. Yoga times, crafting and quilting group, Book Club and Lego Club round out the month. Don’t forget to check out our January Display case for the mixed media works of Nancy Ensign-Nixon. You’ll find her information in our newsletter also. You can also find our events by clicking on the “Upcoming Events” section located on the right side of this site. See you at the library in January and all through the year!
Whether you leave cookies out for Santa, light candles to celebrate unity and miracles, or acknowledge the natural occurrence of the earth’s rotation, I wish you peace as you celebrate your family traditions. Take a break from the hectic season and read the December Library Newsletter.
Once a year I have to write a column concerning the explanation of our name. I had hoped after six years I wouldn’t have to do this article again but I am hearing of ongoing issues with people unable to locate recent information about our library.
Six years ago we chose to change our name because we thought it would be easier to understand who we are. Who we are is a library in Ellington, hence we changed the name to “Ellington Farman Library’ in hopes that people would look for us under the town’s name. We thought it would be easier to understand where we were located as the old name, Farman Free Library, could be in any town in America. In 1924 we received money from the Farman family which was designated specifically for the establishment of a library. The Farman Free Library Association was incorporated in July 1924 and officially opened in August of 1925. Therefore we chose to keep the “Farman” in the name. So what’s the big problem you say? What does it matter if they search under our old name or our real name?
Read our November newsletter for the answer and to find more programming information
History, heritage and heart– you can find it all at the library in the month of October! For the history buffs we have the program on the life of Joseph Ellicott. Who was Joseph Ellicott and what is his importance to our area? Ellicottville, the town of Ellicott and many streets bear his name. Historical maps point directly to his surveying of 3.3 million acres west of the Genesee River for the Holland Land Company in 1797. Ellicott spent much time in Albany as the Resident Agent for the company and helped survey and eventually sell the lands of Genesee, Erie, Cattaraugus, Allegheny and Chautauqua counties. Come to the Ellington Farman Library on Tuesday October 5th at 11am to learn of Joseph Ellicott through the living history program presented by Tina Scherman from the Leon Historical Society. Tina portrays Rachel Evans, Joseph Ellicott’s sister, as she brings his tragic story to life and illuminates his significance as one of the most illustrious founders of the Empire State. See information on this and all the October events at the library in the October newsletter. Follow us on Facebook to keep abreast of all the happenings at the library.
There’s still plenty of reasons to stop in the library in September. From Wednesday Yoga and book club discussions to Craft Time for the children… the library is a wonderful place to visit in the Fall. You will still find the ladies (and a man or two!) practicing Yoga every Wednesday at 6pm. The Crafters & Quilters will be meeting only once on September 20th. Adult Book club is discussing ‘The Push” by Ashley Audrain and all are welcome to attend. Bring your children to the Craft time on September 3oth and let’s have some fun as we celebrate Dots! There’s delicious takeout Chicken BBQ on the menu for September 25th. You’re going to want to call 720-3099 by September 20th to order your meal as they will be going fast and there will only be 160 half chickens cooked. Find the listing of new items in our library, book reviews and much more n the September Library newsletter. Click on the link below to read all about it!
Our Library has updated our COVID Guidelines in response to the county’s rising COVID positivity rate. In accordance with CDC and County guidelines we are asking all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks inside the library. We thank everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation. We also have to suspend any serving of food at our library. Unfortunately that means our monthly Potluck Breakfasts are suspended until further notice. Let’s follow the rules and be part of the solution in keeping our community safe.
I heard an advertisement on the radio the other day that had a catchy phrase that was proclaiming some business as “the destination place”. I’m not even sure what the business or location was but it did get me thinking about the library, specifically our library. What would you be looking for to be able to declare that this library is your destination?
If you were searching for adventure and new cultural pursuits the library would be a great starting point. We have seven Adventure Passes to local museums that can be used for a variety of free admissions. These one time use passes can be checked out with a library card and are good for one week.
Are you looking for a little serenity and a meditation experience? We could be your destination on August 25th at 6:30pm as Sound Practitioner Dyann Canfield leads a group in a Sound Bath experience. Continue reading the August Newsletter to find more reasons why Ellington Farman Library should be your destination place in August and every month!