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Art Programs

"Art in the Library" features a local artist monthly who displays his or her work, adding considerable interest to the new library room. Frequently there is an opportunity to meet the artist at a scheduled Open House. Artist applications are available at the library.

Winter Art and Concert Series - One Sunday Afternoon a month in the winter months a local music group is invited to perform and an artist's work is displayed. Admission is by donation and musicians frequently wave fees so that donations go to fund the Parish House and Library.

Paint Steuben - this fundraiser encourages anyone with an artistic leaning to create a work of art based on a scene or experience in Steuben and offer it up at a public auction, with some or all of the proceeds going to support the library's art programs.The inaugural event took place in the summer of 2011, and the next is planned for 2015.

Art workshops and classes - plans are being made to offer art classes for both youth and adults.

If you want to become involved in helping with these and organizing other art-related programs at the library, contact Donna at 546-2135 or donna.salisbury@gmail.com.

Children's Programs

The Parish House and Library now has a Youth Advisory Board, which has taken on the responsibility of planning and organizing a range of events and fundraisers geared specifically to the interests of children and teens. They meet monthly and report and make recommendations to the Parish House Board. The Youth Advisory Board is always looking for interested young folk who want to get involved. If you might be interested, contact Amy at rpinkham2170@gmail.com.

Movie Night - The second and fourth Fridays of the month from Fall through Spring, a movie appropriate for children is shown on the big screen at the Parish House. The film is free, though donations are welcome. A wide range of refreshments are available for purchase. Revive the old family traditon of going out to the movies! Check our upcoming events for future showings.

Game Night - plans are in the works for a regularly scheduled evening of fun and games at the Parish House.

Workshops and classes - plans are being made to offer classes and workshops by kids for kids.

Special events - plans are being made for bringing in fun, kid-friendly entertainment events such as magicians, storytellers, and jugglers, plus yearly holiday celebrations.

Other Library Programs

Upstairs in the library, we are steadily developing a broader range of programs for the patrons.

Book clubs - with the success of its first free reading and discussion group, "Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives", plans are being pursued to offer additional ones starting this summer. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Jeanne Benedict at 546-7301, email at jbenedict@msln.net, or stop by the library and sign up.

Computer instruction - taking advantage of the great computer resources offered at the library (free ultra high speed internet, laptops and desktop workstations, and laptops for use within the library) to help members of the community to make better use of technology in enriching their personal lives and enhancing their professional endeavors, the Moore Library has been stepping up the computer instruction opportunities it offers. Currently, a basic computer class and one on using Microsoft Word are in progress. Craig Snapp will be leading a 4-session class on using Google Earth this June and July. Future classes will depend in large part on the needs and interests expressed by the patrons. So stop in and talk to Jeanne if there is something particular you would like to see offered. In addition, Keith Goldfarb will be offering computer tutoring sessions to individuals or small groups who desire specific assistance. He will be available Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 and Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 beginning this summer for those who sign up at the library at least a week in advance, indicating the topic they desire help with.

Summer reading program for youth - plans are being made to offer a summer reading program to encourage area youth to keep books in their lives over the summer school break.