Jan
26
Wed
Child’s Play @ Sinclairville Free Library
Jan 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Children will gain the building blocks to early literacy through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

For ages birth to preschool.

Participate in stories, songs & fingerplays. Take away craft or activity for extended learning.

Registration is required

Virtual Write Spirit @ VIRTUAL EVENT
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual Write Spirit @ VIRTUAL EVENT

Christian writers meet to encourage, inspire and provide reader feedback to both aspiring and accomplished writers.

This group is meeting virtually. Contact Beth Hadley at (716) 785-9204 or director@sinclairvillelibrary.org for meeting information.

You can also register using our Event or Program Registration form.

Jan
28
Fri
Write Circle (Hybrid)
Jan 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Write Circle (Hybrid)

Writers in all genres meet to encourage, inspire and provide reader feedback to both aspiring and accomplished writers.

Virtual meeting. Register to receive platform link.

Register using our Event or Program Registration form.

Sinclairville Samplers
Jan 28 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sinclairville Samplers

Quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidering, and fun with friends.

Masks and social distancing are required.

Book Club @ The Homestead @ Bergquist Library at the Homestead in Gerry
Jan 28 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

“The Orphan Collector” by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Copies are available thru the library system.

Only individuals who reside on the Homestead Campus are invited to attend.

This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time

In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia’s overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind.

Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they’re at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city’s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are “true Americans.”

Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent’s Orphan Asylum – the first step in a long and arduous journey. As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow, Pia must confront her own shame and fear, risking everything to see justice – and love – triumph at last. Powerful, harrowing, and ultimately exultant, The Orphan Collector is a story of love, resilience, and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.

Jan
31
Mon
Virtual Adult Fiction Book Club @ VIRTUAL EVENT
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins

Copies of book club title are available thru the library system. Register using the Event & Program Registration. You can request a copy be reserved during registration.

También de este lado hay sueños.
On this side, too, there are dreams.

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

 

 

We will be meeting via the website Jitsi.

Join the meeting:
https://meet.jit.si/SFLBookClub

To join by phone instead, tap this: +1.512.402.2718,,1827391751#

Feb
2
Wed
Child’s Play @ Sinclairville Free Library
Feb 2 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Children will gain the building blocks to early literacy through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

For ages birth to preschool.

Participate in stories, songs & fingerplays. Take away craft or activity for extended learning.

Registration is required

Virtual Write Spirit @ VIRTUAL EVENT
Feb 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual Write Spirit @ VIRTUAL EVENT

Christian writers meet to encourage, inspire and provide reader feedback to both aspiring and accomplished writers.

This group is meeting virtually. Contact Beth Hadley at (716) 785-9204 or director@sinclairvillelibrary.org for meeting information.

You can also register using our Event or Program Registration form.

Here For You (Virtual Program) @ VIRTUAL EVENT
Feb 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Here For You

On-line monthly discussion group for women to support each other in achieving personal goals. With a new topic each month, this will be a forum for sharing ideas, book suggestions and other resources for enlightenment and encouragement.

Register at Event & Program Registration form.

Virtual link will provided upon registration.

Feb
3
Thu
Writer’s Lounge (virtual)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Writer's Lounge (virtual)

Online meeting place for writers of all kinds to connect with other writers. Teens and adults welcome.

Register using our Event or Program Registration form.

Virtual log-in information will be provided after registration.