Tag Archive for: Canajoharie NY

Kids and Teens Spooky Perler Bead Program

Join us in the classroom of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for a fun afternoon of making spooky scary (and fun) creatures out of Perler beads.

This is a free program for kids and teens.

Kids Concert Series with Gary Van Slyke!

Join us every second Friday of the month for a special kids music concert with talented musician Gary Van Slyke.

Gary has been performing for many years and has a wonderful curriculum of songs that will get your kids clapping, stomping, and singing along. Each concert is unique and full of new songs. Gary might even bring instruments for the kids to try out!

This program is FREE and open to all. The music will be centered on 0 – 11 age group, but older folks are welcome to join us.

Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

A Voice at Play: A Recital by Joelle Lachance & Érico Freire Bezerra

Join us Sunday, October 15, at 2:00 PM for an afternoon performance by mezzo soprano Joelle Lachance and pianist Érico Freire Bezerra.

A Voice at Play will feature music by Ravel, Schoenburg, Haydn, and Moore.

This performance is free and open to all.

Joelle Lachance, Mezzo Soprano

Heralded as a “thrilling, powerful voice with a melting pianissimo” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Joelle was the winner in the Fingerlakes NATS 2022 competition, a finalist in the 2018 Barn Opera Vocal Competition, and a winner of the 2012 Rising Stars Competition at Nazareth College. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York Lyric Opera’s Night of Music in November 2019. Her concert repertoire includes solos in Schubert’s Mass in A- Flat Major, Handel’s Messiah, and the Missa Luba. Masterclasses include programs with Susan Ashbaker, David Aronson, Julianna Gondek, and Laura Brooks Rice. Joelle attends the Eastman School of Music where she is studying with Katherine Ciesinski. Most recently, she performed in the ensembles of Candide and Roméo et Juliette with the Glimmerglass Festival in 2023.

Érico Freire Bezerra, Pianist

Brazilian pianist Érico Freire Bezerra is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande do Sul Federal University in Brazil and his Master’s degree from Illinois State University. Érico participated in many music festivals since entering the Eastman School of Music, including the 2022 Toronto Summer Music Festival, and Music On Site, Inc. in 2022 where he served as Music Director for the opera Suor Angelica. This summer, he attended the 2023 Aspen Music Festival and School as a fellow in the Vocal Collaboration program. Since 2015, he has served as a staff collaborative pianist at UFRGS in Porto Alegre/Brazil. Érico is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient and currently holds Graduate Assistantships in Studio Accompanying and Orchestral Keyboard at the Eastman School of Music.

Fall Used Book Sale

Join us for the Fall Used Book Sale at the Canajoharie Library!
Our team of volunteers has been diligently acquiring and organizing books for the sale.

Fri, 10/20/2023 – 12:00pm
Sat, 10/21/2023 – 12:00pm
Sun, 10/22/2023 – 12:00pm

Friday October 20 – Saturday October 21: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday October 22: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

SUNDAY ONLY: Fill a bag for $1.00 with selected books

Available:
Many New Titles
Cookbooks
Children’s Picture & Chapter Books
Adult & Young Adult Fiction
Adult Large Print
Nature, Science, Health, Gardening
Biographies, History, Spiritual
DVDs and CDs
Pets, Art, Crafts, Travel
**Premium Coffee Table Books**

Fall Used Book Sale

Join us for the Fall Used Book Sale at the Canajoharie Library!
Our team of volunteers has been diligently acquiring and organizing books for the sale.

Fri, 10/20/2023 – 12:00pm
Sat, 10/21/2023 – 12:00pm
Sun, 10/22/2023 – 12:00pm

Friday October 20 – Saturday October 21: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday October 22: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

SUNDAY ONLY: Fill a bag for $1.00 with selected books

Available:
Many New Titles
Cookbooks
Children’s Picture & Chapter Books
Adult & Young Adult Fiction
Adult Large Print
Nature, Science, Health, Gardening
Biographies, History, Spiritual
DVDs and CDs
Pets, Art, Crafts, Travel
**Premium Coffee Table Books**

Guest Star Gallery Tour: Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar

Join us for a special tour of the Arkell Museum’s Archive Vibes! exhibition with Montgomery County Historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar.

Farquhar will discuss the history of the Beech-Nut company and its impact on Montgomery County. She will use the Museum exhibition as a jumping off point for a fascinating discussion about the early 20th century here in the Mohawk Valley.

Free with regular Museum admission.

 

Fall Used Book Sale

Join us for the Fall Used Book Sale at the Canajoharie Library!
Our team of volunteers has been diligently acquiring and organizing books for the sale.

Fri, 10/20/2023 – 12:00pm
Sat, 10/21/2023 – 12:00pm
Sun, 10/22/2023 – 12:00pm

Friday October 20 – Saturday October 21: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday October 22: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

SUNDAY ONLY: Fill a bag for $1.00 with selected books

Available:
Many New Titles
Cookbooks
Children’s Picture & Chapter Books
Adult & Young Adult Fiction
Adult Large Print
Nature, Science, Health, Gardening
Biographies, History, Spiritual
DVDs and CDs
Pets, Art, Crafts, Travel
**Premium Coffee Table Books**

Halloween Costume Contest

Heading out to trick or treat on October 31?

Join us first for a Halloween costume contest in the Great Hall of the Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum!

Free, all ages welcome!
Prizes for the winners!
Snacks and candy for all!
Coloring activities too!

Kids Concert Series with Gary Van Slyke!

Join us every second Friday of the month for a special kids music concert with talented musician Gary Van Slyke.

Gary has been performing for many years and has a wonderful curriculum of songs that will get your kids clapping, stomping, and singing along. Each concert is unique and full of new songs. Gary might even bring instruments for the kids to try out!

This program is FREE and open to all. The music will be centered on 0 – 11 age group, but older folks are welcome to join us.

Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Perry Ground: Master Storyteller & Cultural Educator

Join us in the Great Hall on Sunday November 19 for an afternoon with Master Storyteller & Cultural Educator, Perry Ground!

Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been a storyteller and educator for more than 25 years and enjoys teaching people of all ages about the history and culture of Native Peoples. His presentations are inclusive, engaging, and filled with cultural and historical information that audiences young and old will enjoy.

Re-thinking Thanksgiving – A Native American Perspective on an American Holiday
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Presentation best for 4th grade – adult

This lively presentation gives an overview of the history of this misunderstood holiday, and is based on the only primary source document that chronicles the “First Thanksgiving”. Through an engaging quiz-style presentation, audience members learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area. Perry discusses the actual events of 1621 in Plymouth, the relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanoag, and how this story became the holiday we know today. The concept of Thanksgiving held by many Native Americans will be emphasized throughout. Although the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were not present in Plymouth in 1621, connections to their concepts of Thanksgiving will be discussed so audience members can better understand how Native People view Thanksgiving today.

Stories from the People of the Longhouse
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Appealing to all ages!

This Storytelling presentation is filled with traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends that have been told for hundreds of years. These stories teach about the beliefs, customs, and history of the Haudenosaunee people and continue to be an important part of Haudenosaunee culture. The Storyteller will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice, and a VERY active stage presence! These stories become interactive as Perry includes volunteer audience members in the stories. This program is also filled with historical information, discussion about the art of storytelling, other elements of Haudenosaunee culture and LOTS of humor. Audiences young and old will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining, and very educational.

These programs are FREE and open to the public.