We want to make sure that as many of you as possible can connect with our adult programming quickly and easily. Recognizing that not everyone is active on Facebook, and that notices in newspapers or emails can get lost in the shuffle, we have created this page as a one-stop destination for information on accessing all of our ongoing events, which are listed in alphabetical order below. In most cases, once you’ve registered for one session, you will be registered for that ongoing program through at least the end of the year, and will receive reminders ahead of each session. (If you’d ever like to stop receiving reminders, contact us as we will de-register you.) You can reach us at (315) 536-6114 or info@pypl.org.

Note: all listed dates are subject to change due to presenter availability, unforeseen circumstances, etc. The library’s Zoom calendar will be updated with any changes, which will be reflected in the reminders you receive. Keep an eye out and when in doubt, check with library staff.

Apple User Support Group

3rd Thursday of odd months at 4:00 on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/PYPLmac

Bring your questions and expertise about Apple products to this user-directed information sharing and help session. We also encourage you to check out the Hammondsport Mac User Group, which can be found here.

Arts & Drafts

3rd Saturday of even months at 1:00 pm. Check our calendar for registration information.

Register for each session to enjoy a fun art project with local artist Jeannette McDunnah. Note for 2023: Many of these sessions will be in-person and outdoors, weather permitting, at our new partner LyonSmith brewery! Registration will still be necessary. Check the current edition of the LibraryLink newsletter for details.

Diverse Voices Matter

2nd Thursday of each month at 8:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/PYPLvoices

One route to greater empathy is through an exploration of the arts in all their forms, and discovering the work of diverse creators is an invitation to understanding.  Explore and celebrate the work of these artists with us in this ongoing program, in which we will read, view or listen to a few pieces per session, and reflect privately on what they awaken in us.

For more on PYPL and the library field’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, click here.

Family Research Support Group

2nd Wednesday of odd months at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/PYPLfam

Check in on your genealogical journey with fellow ancestry enthusiasts!  Bring your questions, wisdom, and fascinating discoveries.  Whatever your level of experience, all are welcome

Graphic Novel Book Club

4th Mondays of even months at 7:30 pm. Registration link: https://bit.ly/GNBCPY

Read and discuss examples of this uniquely American artform. They’re so much more than capes and tights. Check the current edition of the LibraryLink newsletter for the current theme, and click here for suggested titles.

Joy of Francophone Cinema

4th Tuesday of even months at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/frnfilm

Explore the diversity of French-language film from around the world.  Each month, a film from one of the regions influenced by French language and culture will be available for viewing, then we will gather at the end of the month to discuss it.  We’ll pay special attention to the relationship between the region’s primary culture and the colonial influences on it.  Though some French may be spoken in the meetings, they are open to people of all skill levels, and we will make sure that everyone can follow the discussion.

Justice 101

4th Wednesdays monthly at 7:00 pm. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pyjust101

Continuing the crucial work of community reckoning and self-reflection that is necessary for a healthy society to thrive. Each month we will view a piece of media on a given theme and hold a discussion about what we learn or feel.

For more on PYPL and the library field’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, click here.

Keuka Compass Film Night – on hold!

Keuka Writes

Partner organization event. Monthly on the fourth Monday at 6:00 pm on Zoom. In 2023, Keuka Writes is back to interspersing workshop opportunities with themed prompt nights. For more information, please contact the organizers at keukawrites@gmail.com.

Musical Theater Salon

2nd Wednesday of even months at 7:00 pm. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pymusicsalon

Each session, we will listen together to a selection of numbers from across the history of musical theater, organized around a common theme, and discuss the insights they awaken in us.

Tech Basics – on hold!

Drop in on this virtual roundtable to bolster your computer tech knowledge.  In each session we’ll share a quick tip and a bigger “life hack” certain to enrich your technological know-how, then we’ll go in depth on an important tech topic of the day.  Feel free to bring general questions, too.

Virtual Game Night – on hold!

Miss a session of something, but interested in any materials that may have been covered? Click here (under construction) for access to such resources, where applicable. And check our YouTube channel for recorded events, including our recently completed Understanding Film series with media scholar and educator Mike Reiff.