Adult Services

Baldwinsville Public Library Seeking Candidates for Trustee Election 

Baldwinsville Public library is seeking candidates to fill two five-year terms (currently held by Craig Maguire and Mary Lou Carpinella); the remaining two years of Barbara Aitken’s term;  and the remaining one year of Robert Manning’s term. The trustee election and annual library budget vote will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Those interested in running for these positions must be a U.S. citizen 18 years of age (or older) who have lived in the Baldwinsville Central School District for one year or more. Potential candidates must file petitions (with signatures of at least twenty-five qualified voters who are currently residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District and have been residents for 30 days or more) with the Baldwinsville Central School District Clerk at the district office on East Oneida Street by 5 pm on Monday, March 29, 2021. Petition forms and instructions are available at the library.

The Library Board of Trustees meets monthly and is responsible for policy and general supervision of library finances. Current trustees are Craig Maguire, President; Linda Clarkson, Vice-President;  Mary Lou Carpinella; Bruce Jones; Edward McManus; and Mary Schmutz.

All interested in supporting the library by running for election are encouraged to pick up a packet.

Brown Bag Book Club 

Our next meeting will be on  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12PM. This month’s book is:

A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

Originally published in 1929, “A Farewell to Arms is a novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway, set during the Italian campaign of World War I. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army.” – Wikipedia

This book is available through our Hoopla app with your library card or reserve a print copy at our library. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by e-mailing Jacquie Owens or on our website calendar, or call the library at 315-635-5631. Extra help connecting and participating is available.


Wordsmiths Writing

Baldwinsville Public Library welcomes you to our writing group!

Wordsmiths Writing is a meeting place where those who love words can discuss the craft of writing, genres, poetry and their favorite books! We meet on Tuesdays at 7PM.

Word Sprints Weekly will be on Mondays from 7-9 on Zoom where writers have 15-25 minute writing periods separated by 5 minutes of break and discussion.

To join the club or Word Sprints Weekly, e-mail , or on our website calendar, or call the library at 315-635-5631.

All ages from teens on up are welcome!


Knit Together 

Join us Thursdays at 3:30 on Zoom for an hour of knitting/crocheting and socializing.

Other crafters are also welcome to attend.

Please bring a project of your own to work on and get help and/or feedback.

Beginners are welcome!

If you are interested in attending, please register and include your email to receive the event link in your registration confirmation.

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BPL Tech Help

Tech Help : Tech-savvy librarians are available to help you with your laptop, mobile device, ebook reader, and so forth. We may not have all the answers, but we know where to look them up!

Call for Tech Help: 315-635-5631 – ask for a librarian who can help you with a tech question.

Email for Tech Help: – a librarian will respond by email or phone, whichever you specify.

Our Drop-in on Fridays at 10 AM is suspended because of the pandemic, however:

We will be starting an online Friday Tech Talk from 10-noon beginning Friday the 13th (November 13, 2020). Our first session will be all about Zoom. SIGN UP is required; Julia will contact you once you sign up to ensure you are ready to Zoom with us. 

If you have ideas of classes you would like us to offer (at any level) please email your suggestions to


Full Calendar of Events

Click this link to view our calendar of upcoming programs. You can search by keyword and browse through future months. A picture of a hand with a pen indicates that this program requires pre-registration. To register, click the hand and a registration page will pop up.


Event Emails

You can also send an email to In the message tell us your name and if you want to receive messages once a week, once a month or both.