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Sunday Speaker Series: November 14

Sunday Speaker Series: November 14

Join us virtually November 14 @ 3:00pm for the next program in the Sunday Speaker Series, presented by the Friends of the Village Library. Dr. Mark Ferrara, author and Associate Professor of English, SUNY Oneonta, will present “Experimenting with Intentional Living in New York State.”

Dr. Ferrara will talk about his new monograph that tells the oft-forgotten story of centuries of American communitarianism and highlights a long legacy of homegrown socialism as community building.

To register please go to fovl.eventbrite.com! For information on the 2021-22 Sunday Speaker Series: http://libraries.4cls.org/cooperstown/friends-of-the-village-library/2021-22-sunday-speaker-series/

Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween Costume Parade

The last two years have been difficult for all in Cooperstown as we struggle to live safely. Every organization, including ours, have had to make tough choices to protect their staff and the community. We can truly appreciate the reluctance of the Chamber of Commerce to take on hosting duties for the annual Cooperstown Halloween Parade. Due to our core missions, the Village Library of Cooperstown and the Cooperstown PTA have been working particularly hard to meet the needs of children and young families during these times. Working together with concerned and involved guardians, parents and grandparents, the Library and School have been able to safely return kids to classrooms, story hours and extra curricular activities. We look forward to celebrating the Halloween holiday with the Cooperstown community, and we hope you’ll join us.

Sunday Speaker Series Returns October 17

Sunday Speaker Series Returns October 17

Please join the Friends of the Village Library for the first in the 2021-22 Sunday Speaker Series. Presenting virtually October 17 at 3:00pm, Dr. Richard Loftus will lead Long COVID Syndrome and Other Post-COVID Complications.

Dr. Loftus will discuss “long COVD” and other complications that are seen in survivors of even mild or asymptomatic COVID infections. How common are these problems? What causes them? Are they preventable?

Dr. Loftus recently joined the Department of Medicine at Bassett Medical Center as a member of the Prime Care group. His prior work in Southern California includes bench research and extensive clinical experience in the fields of HIV management, medical education, and community medicine.

To register for this virtual event, please sign up at fovl.eventbrite.com. The meeting information will be emailed (and posted) closer to the event date. For more speaker information as well as to learn more about upcoming events please go to the Sunday Speakers page.

Window/Curbside Pickup September 9-21

Window/Curbside Pickup September 9-21

We know that the Library has been a saving grace for so many in the Cooperstown community throughout the last year and a half. We are a small staff and as transmission rates increase we need to be proactive. We will be closed for Tuesday and Wednesday of Induction day week and we will then open for fall/winter hours for window / curbside pickup ONLY; closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday. Staff will be available to answer any questions you may have; happily hand out the newspaper and books through our window; have a children’s (and adult) take and make craft; even have available ready-made themed book bundles for children upon request. We’re also going to be weeding and putting out free books weekdays. We apologize for any inconvenience; we hope you understand that we do this to help prevent the spread. We plan to reopen fully after this but will assess based on transmission rates. Please stay tuned here; Instagram; or our library website for updates.

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