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 each month 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

Recently rescheduled! 3rd Saturday of even months at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Registration will vary; contact the library for information.

Register for each session to receive a free materials kit for a fun art project with local artist Jeannette McDunnah. Also receive a drink pairing suggestion and a discount for one of its ingredients from our sponsor, Hoban’s Spirits. Must be 21 or older to participate!

Ask a Scientist

On hiatus. New videos posted most months to our YouTube channel. Playlist link: https://youtu.be/Vyj3LvPPUmI

Scientist Andy Robak answers your questions on the ways things work in fun videos perfect for all ages. Submit a question on YouTube, on our Facebook page, or by emailing info@pypl.org.

Civics 101

Recently rescheduled! 4th Monday of even months at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pyplcivics101

When you register and receive reminders, you’ll receive links to episodes of the Civics 101 podcast to listen to at your leisure. Then join us on the third Saturday to discuss and learn. It’s our responsibility to learn how our government works, and each session will cover a different part of it.

Conversation Cafe

Recently rescheduled! Dates will vary, so check the most recent Library Link newsletter. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pyplconvo

Grab a mug or a glass of your beverage of choice and settle in for a respectful conversation about important issues in our society. This program uses a proven discussion method to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and acknowledged. Have a suggestion for a future topic? Let us know at info@pypl.org.

Diverse Voices Matter

2nd and 3rd Thursdays 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.

Exploring America’s Founding Documents

Recently rescheduled! 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook. Registration link: https://bit.ly/USDocs

Get to the bedrock of our national identity with this ongoing exploration of our founding documents.  We will reflect on each session’s selections by carefully handwriting them for ourselves, learning a little more about their drafting or history, and discussing the ways they have impacted or impeded our collective progress. This program is inspired by artist Morgan O’Hara’s Handwriting the Constitution project. 

Family Research Support Group

2nd Wednesday of each month 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

Temporarily on hiatus. Registration link: https://bit.ly/GNBCPY

Read and discuss examples of this uniquely American artform. They’re so much more than capes and tights.

Keuka Writes

Partner organization event. Monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:00 pm on Zoom. This year, Keuka Writes is holding an ongoing writers’ workshop and will not be presenting writing classes or prompt nights regularly. For more information, please contact the organizers at keukawrites@gmail.com.

Podcast Primetime

Recently rescheduled! 4th Monday of odd months at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pyplpod

Podcasts are revolutionizing the way people consume media, providing deep-dives into important topics and opportunities for important voices to flourish with authority, clarity, and often great humor.  They also afford another excellent opportunity to learn more about people with different life experiences from our own. Join us as we explore episodes from across genres and topics.

Recipe Swap Club

Temporarily on hiatus.

Resilient Penn Yan

Recently rescheduled! 3rd Saturday at 3:00; sometimes on Zoom and sometimes in person and outdoors. Registration link for virtual sessions will vary, so check the latest issue of the Library Link newsletter.

For more information on PYPL’s commitment to environmental sustainability, see here.

This Technology Life

Recently rescheduled! 3rd Saturday of even months at 1:00 on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/pypltech

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

Recently rescheduled! 3rd Friday of odd months at 8:00 pm on Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/PYPLgame

Let loose at a bimonthly virtual game night! 

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.