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May 2022

StoryWalk on the Outlet Trail

May 21 - June 5
Keuka Outlet Trail Penn Yan, 14527 United States + Google Map

Enjoy the story "Mouse House Tales" as you walk east on the Keuka Outlet Trail, beginning from the Cherry St. parking lot. Free outdoor fun for all ages! Be sure to dress for the weather. The StoryWalk is available from dawn to dusk each day. What's a StoryWalk? It's a picture book posted on election-style signs so that as you walk along, you can read the story while you get some fresh air and exercise. Presented by Penn Yan Public…

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Native Plant Sale

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outside at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main Street
Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Come by to purchase an array of native plants, courtesy of the Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension!

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No-Shop Stuff Swap

May 21 @ 9:30 am

Penn Yan Public Library invites you to browse a selection of used and useful goods! Community partners will be tabling on the front lawn a variety of items including home goods, small appliances, tools, books, games, clothes, décor, and more. Why buy new when a neighbor might be giving away what you're looking for? It's the sustainable way to shop! Feel free to bring items of your own to swap if you wish, but everything provided by our "vendors" is…

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Technology Basics

May 21 @ 1:00 pm
Online Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Are you a Mac user with questions about getting the most out of your devices? Do you have any hard-won advice on how to manage your Apple products? Bring them to this self-directed information-sharing session where you can trade tips and expertise with fellow Apple aficionados. This month, we’ll be taking a closer look at the options you have for messenger apps. Use this link to register and receive access instructions: http://bit.ly/PYPLmac.

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Arts & Drafts: Encaustic Photo Transfers

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Outside at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main Street
Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Every other month, local artist Jeannette McDunnah will guide us through a new art project – and this month, we will be learning in person! Practice the art of encaustic photo transfer: we’ll begin with a brief history of encaustic painting and safety precautions, then learn how to prepare a wood panel to complete the photo transfer, and finally transfer some images, resulting in a visually unique print. There will be some stock photos available to transfer, but if you…

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Young Voices Youth Empowerment Group

May 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hicks-Kimball Room at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main Street
Penn Yan, 14527 United States
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A group for 6th to 8th graders to drop by to play games, chat, get crafty, and do fun activities! The group is hosted by Ronnie Held and Sarah Iverson with Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes and meets Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30pm at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St. in Penn Yan. Have a question? Call or text 315-403-3865.

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Yates County Caregiver Support Group (Alzheimer’s Association)

May 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hicks-Kimball Room at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main Street
Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer’s Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to develop a support system; exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions; talk through issues and ways of coping; hare feelings, needs and concerns and learn about community resources. This program is supported, in part, by grants from the NYS Department of Health, NYS Office for the Aging, Monroe County…

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Close Reads @ PYPL: The 1619 Project

May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Online Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Critical explorations of critical books, a few chapters at a time. Our first pick for this series is Nikole Hannah-Jones' THE 1619 PROJECT: A NEW ORIGIN STORY. We will read this book in small parts between April and August, meeting every two weeks to discuss what we've learned and what the text has raised in us. For this session, we will read chapters 6 and 7 ("Capitalism" and "Politics"). To register for this series, please visit https://bit.ly/py1619

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Community Room Reserved

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hicks-Kimball Room at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main Street
Penn Yan, 14527 United States
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Fifth grade tour - AW. SC 4/19/22

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The Joy of French Cinema

May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Online Penn Yan, 14527 United States

Celebrate the world of French film in this discussion group. Each month, a film by one of the giants of cinema will be made available for viewing, then we will gather at the end of the month to discuss 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. This month’s selection is Diabolique, Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 thriller. Please register…

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