Adult Services


Mah Jongg Tournament on May 19th at 9AM


New Erie Canal Lectures!

Join experts from the Erie Canal Museum while they entertain us with detailed information about our local historical landmark. The lectures are hybrid; join in person or online. Registration is required to get the link. Go to our library calendar to register.

All lectures start at 6:30PM.Erie Canal Museum

June 18 – Pathways to Resistance
July 16 – Waterway of Change: Women and the Erie Canal
August 13 – Girls: Single Irish Immigrants Working in Syracuse
September 10 – Just a Painting of a Man and Some Horses
January 14 – Cartoon is Worth 1000 Words: Political Cartoons
February 11 – No Place Like Home: The Weighlock Building
March 11 – Genesee Valley Canal

 


Red Cross Blood Drive at the Library!     

It takes only an hour to an hour and a half.

May 23rd, 2024, 12PM – 6PM in the Community Room

Below are the directions for making an appointment.
  1. Go to redcrossblood.org
  2. Under the menu Donate Blood and How to Donate column, and choose Find a Blood Drive.
  3. In the search box on the left, type in bvillelibrary.
  4. Click on See Times.
  5. Create an account with an email, birthdate, donor ID (if you have one), name, zip code, and choose a username, and password.
  6. You will be sent a confirmation email.
  7. Next, download the Red Cross app to keep track of your donations.
  8. Check in on the Red Cross app or check in when you arrive.

Finding Them – Genealogy Series

Join Kate Kisselstein for lectures about searching for your ancestors. Each month Kate will reveal hints and tips for finding specific groups of family members. Join us for hybrid sessions at 6PM in the Computer Lab at BPL.

May 21stDiscovering Ancestral Heroes: OCPL’s Military Archives

June 4th – Tracing the Hidden Half: Finding and Documenting Your Female Ancestors


Brown Bag Book Club

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Our next meeting will be on  Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 at 11:30AM.

The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.” (Good Reads)

This is a hybrid book club. Participants can join in on Zoom or in person. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register on our library calendar or call the library at 315-635-5631. Extra help connecting and participating is available.

 


Evening Book Club

Join community members in an evening of discussing the month’s book:

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Our next meeting will be on  Thursday, May 30th, at 6:00PM.

“Before Owen Michaels disappears he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child and wants nothing to do with her new stepmother.” (GoodReads)

Let us know if you have to cancel or have any questions by contacting the library at 315-635-5631 or emailing at info@bville.lib.ny.us

 


Writing Classes

Every year, BPL puts together writing programs to encourage people to express themselves. This year, we have a great teacher, Linda Loomis from SUNY Oswego, who will be offering amazing classes. Registration is required for these in-person classes.

Tales from the Kitchen

Discuss and learn to write about your memories from the kitchen including recipes. Linda Loomis will be guiding you through composing engaging and interesting stories. This 6-week course will start on October 1st from 10AM – 12PM. 

Please register on our Library Calendar.

 


Wordsmiths Writing Group 

WWG is a virtual meeting place where those who love words can discuss the craft of writing, genres, editing and their favorite stories!

Wordsmith’s way of finding time to write is to spend time on Zoom with other writers. We call it Word Therapy Writing. With timed independent writing sessions, you will get the chance to add to your stories while taking a few breaks to talk to others. These sessions are used to build better writing habits and allow your creativity to soar. We will be together on Sundays (6PM-9PM), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (7PM – 9PM).  Register to get the link.

Robbie Ferrara

Wordsmiths Writing Meetings occur 1 Tuesday a month from 7-9 on Zoom.

Check our calendar for dates.

To register for Word Therapy Writing or join the Wordsmiths Writing Group Meetings, register on  our library calendar or call the library at 315-635-5631 to get the link.

All ages from teens on up are welcome!


Reading to Go Delivery Service

The Baldwinsville Public Library will be delivering books, DVDs, and CDs straight to a person’s home, once a month.

This service is provided for Baldwinsville School District patrons who cannot get to the library due to a temporary or permanent difficulties leaving their homes.

To apply, call the library at 315-635-5631 or email RTG@bville.lib.ny.us and ask for an application for Reading to Go. We can fill out the interest over the phone or it can be emailed back to us.


Puzzle and Craft Exchanges

Coming soon! We are adding board games to our exchanges! Drop off your gently used or new games with all the pieces to the library anytime!

Craft Exchange

All exchanges are on a Saturday from 1PM to 3PM. On the day of the exchange, you can browse for things you could use. You can also donate gently used items but you don’t have to donate anything to come and take something. It’s all free. The Puzzle Exchange is for jigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes.

 

Dates

  • June 22nd – Puzzle Exchange
  • July 13th – Craft Exchange

 

 


Crafting Options

Evening Knitting Club

Thursdays at 6PM 

Join others who knit and crochet for in person comradery while working on your latest project. This group was created for the working person who can’t come in during the day. If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet, supplies and a teacher is available.

 

Quilting / Knitting with Friends at BPL

Join other crafters and quilters for day long creating twice a month. Bring your work in progress and all your tools and we’ll make room for you! Beginners are welcome! See library calendar for dates and times.

 

The White Branch Library in Syracuse has a Knit Together Virtually program that meets weekly on Zoom to talk and knit or crochet. Sign up to get the link.

 


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 info@bville.lib.ny.us. In the message tell us your name and if you want to receive messages once a week, once a month or both.