Moravia Book Club Meeting -- October 26th


Do you think you know right from wrong?  Do you own your own life and body?  Is “equal” also “fair”?  How does morality and happiness interact with freedom?  How does (or should) morality mix with politics?

Explore these questions and more with Harvard law professor Michael J. Sandel’s book “Justice”.  Property rights, individual rights, same-sex marriage, government bailouts, racism – today’s moral and political issues are discussed, pulled apart and reconfigured by Sandel using the lenses of utility, happiness and morality.
Compiled from his popular classes and global lectures, “Justice” leads readers through some of today’s hottest topics using the perspectives of both ancient and contemporary philosophers.  

The Moravia Book Club will be discussing “Justice” by Michael J. Sandel on Sunday, October 26th, at 7 PM at the Locke Town Hall.  Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t read the book.  We just love to talk about books and we’d love to have you join us!
Questions?  Contact Bonnie Thomas (H) 497-0766 or Marilyn Westlake (C) 428-1221.  See you there!!

Annual Book Sale Aug 7th, 8th and 9th

We will once again hold our annual sale at the Moravia Fire Department, 38 Keeler Avenue, Moravia, NY 13118

Sale opens Thursday, August 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM ** NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE **

Hours:
Thursday, August 7, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, August 8, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hardcover books $1.00; Softcover 50 cents; Children's 25 cents
Select book and sets will have premium prices.
Saturday is bag day. All the books you can carry in a grocery bag for just $2.00

Family Movie Night on the Lawn, July 11, 2014


On July 11 Powers Library will be hosting their annual outdoor family movie night event. This year’s movie will be The Lego Movie. The Lego Movie is family friendly animated movie about an ordinary Lego construction worker who is recruited to help stop an evil tyrant from ruining the Lego universe.

The movie will be shown at dusk. Popcorn, movie candy, cotton candy, sno-cones, water, soda, and juice will be available from concessions beginning at 7:15. Movie-goers can bring chairs and blankets to be comfortable. No pets please.

The Power of Howard

Many many thanks to The Gathering Restaurant and The Betty Blue for the recent fundraiser held in memory of Howard Hartnett.

NY State Health Insurance Marketplace Workshop

*** RESCHEDULED for Wed. Feb. 12 ***

There is still time to enroll for health insurance under the affordable care act. Whether you are an individual, family or small business you can sign up for insurance at a cost relative to your income level.  The deadline for enrollment has not yet passed, but will soon.  To learn about the New York State Health Insurance Marketplace, you may want to attend one of two workshops being offered by the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, February 5 February 12, 2014 starting at 1:30pm
or 
Wednesday, February 5 February 12, 2014 starting at 5:00pm

Each workshop will last approximately one hour and will be held at the Powers Library, 29 Church Street, Moravia. For more information call 315-252-7291.

Story Hour Starts Saturday, Dec. 21

Story Hour will begin on Saturday, December 21st, running the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Please come for stories, crafts and fun!

Upcoming dates: 
Dec 21, 2013; Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19 and May 17, 2014

Annual Book Sale Aug 1st, 2nd and 3rd

We will once again hold our annual sale at the Moravia Fire Department, 38 Keeler Avenue, Moravia, NY 13118

Sale opens Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM ** NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE **

Hours:
Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hardcover books $1.00; Softcover 50 cents; Children's 25 cents; Videos $1.00
Select book and sets will have premium prices.
Saturday is bag day. All the books you can carry in a grocery bag for just $2.00

Chicken BBQ Sat. from 11:00 AM until gone (by 10-10 BBQ)


REMINDER ABOUT RENEWALS AND HOLDS

Materials checked out from Powers Library are renewable in person, on-line and, if need be, by telephone. Please do not request renewal or hold requests as phone messages or through email as staff are not always available to process these requests before fines accrue.

Book Ideas for the Beach or Back Yard

Looking for something to read this summer? You might want to try one of the selections chosen by the Moravia Book Club.

2011-2012:
Nothing Daunted, by Dorothy Wickenden
Rose Tattoo, by Tennessee Williams
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, by Catherine Clinton
We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier – Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle, by Celia Rivenbark
Tortilla Curtain, by T.C. Boyle
Continue reading for prior season's selections

Book Club Visits the Howland Stone Store

On May 5, the Moravia Book Club met at the Howland Stone Store Museum to discuss Miss Emily by Mildred D. Myers. Docents Ann Tobey (board vice president) and Cheryl Roemmelt (board member), shared their extensive knowledge of the museum’s rich history and of Emily Howland in particular.

Emily Howland is one of our great local historic figures. She was a leader in women’s rights, an abolitionist, and a teacher. She and her family lived and worked in Sherwood for more than a century. Emily owned and ran the Serwood Select School until her own 100th year. She counted Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman among her friends.

The Howland Stone Store Museum was originally built and run as a store by Emily’s father, Slocum Howland. The museum is a treasure trove of artifacts collected by the Howland family on their world wide travels including beetles, beads, and bread, to name just a few. Many of the items, such as plants, would not be allowed to enter the US today.

Dorothy Schenck, Ellen Prusinowski, Marilyn Westlake, Linda Schlichting, Eugenie Doyle. Back row left to right: Bonnie Thomas, Nancy Searles and Mary Donovan

Updated Story and Craft Hour Schedule

Story and Craft Hour has concluded for the season.  Please watch for information about our Summer Reading Program.

Movie Night a Resounding Success

Over 200 enthusiastic fans of Dr. Seuss filled the floor of the Millard Fillmore Elementary School gym to watch our inaugural family movie night feature, The Lorax. Although we had hoped to show the movie on the grand lawn at the Powers Library, we instead traded a damp and chilly night for the warmth of the school.

We hope to hold at least one or two movie events next summer, so please let our staff know if you have any suggestions about the movie or the event.

Made in Moravia Exhibit

Thank you to all the talented artists who contributed their work for our Made in Moravia exhibit. Our visitors were truly delighted with the variety and quality of the featured items. Stay tuned for more information about a new show next year. Click Read More for Pictures from this year's event

Thanks for 48 great years!

At its annual meeting held on January 24, 2012, the Powers Library Association said good-bye to three long-time trustees and elected one new one. Retiring after a combined 48 years of board service are Linda Arcangeli (14 years), Arlene Franklin (14 years) and Richard Zwirn (20 years). All three have served in key committee and officer positions during their tenure and were instrumental in planning and fund-raising for the library’s ambitious expansion project in 2003.

George Willkens, in his final act as board president for 2011, presented the three with plaques to commemorate their service. All three will continue as members of the library association and have indicated they will remain active in various library projects. “Linda, Arlene, and Richard have served as role models for their fellow trustees, not only in their service to the library, but also in their service to the community,” said Mr. Willkens.

Diane Muirhead of Moravia was elected as a new trustee. New officers for 2012 are Rodney Stayton, president; George Willkens, vice-president; Amy Jones, secretary and Leslie Horner, treasurer.

Linda Arcangeli, George Willkens, Arlene Franklin and Richard Zwirn

New Hours starting Jan. 3, 2012

We are changing our hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting January 3, 2012.

Monday 1 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday CLOSED