Saturday, December 15, 2007

Recalls Listings

Just in time for Christmas present safety, use this link for government-issued product recalls.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmastime @ The Library

Jody Storytelling <> <> Kellie Rosa & Her Cards

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Andy Being Festive

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmastime in Schoharie

Event Schedule at the Schoharie Library

10:15-10:30 Christmas Stories told by Jody DeJong

10:30-11:30 Make Your Own Christmas Card with Kellie Rosa

11:30-12:30 Music of the Season by an Instrumental Ensemble from the Schoharie Central School

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Help Me with "Operation Paperback"

I have just signed up to participate in Operation Paperback. I read about it in another library's newsletter and it sounds great. As their website says, "We collect gently used books and send them to American troops deployed overseas."
Please help by bringing in paperbacks that fulfill the requirements below - TELL ME THE BOOKS ARE TO GO TO OPERATION PAPERBACK - otherwise, they'll probably wind up in the Book Sale!
Cathy Caiazzo, Director

"Troops have requested the following genres: action, bestsellers, biographies and memoirs, fantasy, history, horror, mysteries, science-fiction, true crime. Do not donate romances such as Harlequin!! condition. Do not donate books with loose, brittle, or missing pages or covers, stains or water damage. "

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Unhappy News

Trustee Emeritus John Porteus died 9/11/2007 at Wesley Health Care in Saratoga where he had lived since 2001. John was a teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, and school administrator for nearly 50 years, retiring in 1974 from Schoharie Central School. He was a Trustee of the Mary Beatrice Cushing Memorial Library (Schoharie Free Library) for many years and served as Board President. Even after he "retired," John was always around to pick up books, provide practical advice, and talk with everyone who came through the doors.
The full obituary may be accessed at:

Friday, September 14, 2007

Gus LaMonica's Book

Even though Gus' paintings have moved on (next exhibit will be at the Tri-County Arts Council building in Cobleskill), I still have copies of the book for anyone who missed buying it the first time around. Ask for it at the Desk. Price is $16.15 (includes tax)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NYSCA Book Discussion

Thursday October 18th
7 pm
Eaton Community Room
"The Family Tree" by Carol Cadwalladr
Facilitated by Rosanne Melita

This book discussion series is made possible
with public funds from the New York State Council
on the Arts, a State Agency. Sponsored by the
Mohawk Valley Library System
and participating member libraries.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Toddle Story Time

Friday August 31st @ 11 am
Read by Michaela Johnson, who is working to earn her
Girl Scout Bronze Award.
Please come!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Gus LaMonica's Paintings and Book

Sloughter's Hysterically Illustrated History of Schoharie County is the name of Gus LaMonica's new book. Funded in part by a grant from the TriCounty Arts Council and printed by The Tryon Press, this 68 page paperback attempts to "give the reader a brief glimpse of some of the major events in the history of our county in a humerous and memorable way." From 400 million years ago to the present, this book serves up a slightly different point of view that is sure to stick in your memory. Copies are for sale at the Library for a total of $16.15 (tax included).

The opening for "Scenes from Schoharie Counties' History by Gus LaMonica" was held at the Library on Monday evening. The series of 11 framed oil paintings depecting scenes from Schoharie County's past will be showing at the Library until September 10th. Stop in and bring your camera! So far, everybody's favorite in the Howe Caverns Cows...

Organ Donor Quilt

The Organ Donor Quilt, made from 24 individual squares each commerating an individual who made the difference between life and death for someone else, hung here for 2 weeks this month. The extended family of "C.J." Kearney came in specifically to take pictures of his square.
The quilt belongs to THE CENTER FOR DONATION AND TRANSPLANT in Albany. The display also included information about becoming and organ/tissue donor and enrolling in the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. For more information, please go to

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cave House Open for Visitors

The Cave House (Rt. 7, Howes Cave) will be open to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the summer. There is no charge, though donations are accepted. The Cave House Museum

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Tail Wagging Tutor"

On Thursday August 2 @ 6:30 pm, bring a child to read to Ellen Posson's Laci the Black Lab. What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read. Children who might be hesitant, embarrassed or shy about their reading abilities feel at ease around a dog who is just there to listen to the story and not there to judge how he or she reads. Children and dogs bond together over a shared story. The children's confidence and reading skills grow in a relaxing environment.
"Children Reading to Dogs" is a program of Therapy Dogs International. TDI is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitations in a variety of facilities and settings.

Friday, July 20, 2007


The Library was one of the many businesses broken into sometime Tuesday night. If you have any ideas that will help catch the low-life bums who did this, please call the Schoharie Sheriff's Office @ 295-8114.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fidget's Freedom

On Thursday July 19 @ 2 pm, The Wildlife Learning Company of Hartwick will bring the book "Fidget's Freedom" to life right in front of your very eyes using local raptors (birds that hunt and eat meat) from Central NY! The author portrays the first flight of a peregrine falcon raised in a captive breeding program for endangered species.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Solve a crime scene mystery with New York State Trooper Chip Johnstone on Tuesday July 17th @ 10:30 am. Think it's as easy as it looks on TV? Come find out how good a detective you are, and sign up for the Summer Reading Program "Get a Clue @ Your Library" while you're here. s s s s

Monday, June 25, 2007

Toddler Story Time - Remaining Dates

Tracy Attanasio, 11 am on Friday July 6, August 3 and August 17. Bring your toddler(s), their friends and yourself for Story Time....lots of floor seats available!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

NYSCA Book Discussion

Tonight at 7 pm, the Library will host Facilitator Susan Oringel presenting "The Book seller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Summer Reading Program

"Get a Clue @ Your Library" will run from Monday July 9 to Saturday August 18. Sign up in the Library (and get a gift certificate for a Free Cone from Stewart's!), keep track of the books you read, and bring your Reading Record to the Library to pick out a prize for every 5 books!

"Get a Clue"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Welcome to your blog, Cathy!!