Are you as excited as we are?! This sale provides crucial funding annually that supports the Village Library. Funding for the Library and some new reads? Win win! Stop by June 25 through July 3, from 9:00am to 5:00pm and browse the sale.
Join us on Sunday, June 12, as Friends of the Village Library hosts Ms. Sarah Spross, the new CCSD Superintendent of Schools. In what is the final Sunday Speaker program of this year’s series, Ms. Spross will answer pre-submitted questions from interested participants on a variety of topics and will reflect on her first year as the school superintendent. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Board Room located on the lower level of the Village Hall. You are invited to submit questions in advance to FoVLfriends22main@gmail.com.
We are excited to announce that FoVL will be hosting their annual book sale, June 25-July 3. Join them 9:00am-5:00pm!
The Village Library of Cooperstown is excited to share that we have received a $2500 grant provided by the Library Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York. The funding is for ‘Modern Classics, New Perspectives;’ this year’s long series of book discussions and lectures will engage our community in revisiting the classics with fresh eyes.
Titles include: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath; Excellent Women, Barbara Pym; To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; In Cold Blood, Truman Capote; Passing, Nella Larsen; If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin; The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende; The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan; Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury; 1984, George Orwell; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith; and A Separate Peace, John Knowles.
All book group kits (sets of 10-12) will be made available Four County System-wide after our discussion so that other libraries can host similar conversations. Our program will run from June 2022 through July 2023.
Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown is pleased to announce the next program in our Sunday Speakers Series.
On Sunday, April 24, Bob Rosenthal will speak on Allen Ginsberg on the Planet. The program is from 3–4 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom at 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. The event is free, in-person, and open to the public.
Mr. Rosenthal, a prolific author, poet, and playwright, was Allen Ginsberg’s personal secretary for the last twenty years of Ginsberg’s life. He will discuss Ginsberg as a Citizen Poet globally and locally in Cherry Valley, NY.
Bob Rosenthal (b. 1950) divides his time between his homes in New York City and Cherry Valley. His publications include nonfiction, including Straight Around Allen—On the Business of Being Allen Ginsberg (Beatdom Books, 2019), works of poetry, and plays co-written with Bob Holman.