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  Identify Your Backyard Birds
Tuesday, March 6, 6-7 PM

Free. Registration required.  For tweens through adults. 

Is there a bird that's been visiting your house and you just can't seem to get a good enough look to identify it? Do you want to share your birding skills to help others? Join us as we go over some quick and easy bird identification tips and tricks! We'll also be making small, easy to hang suet feeders for your local birds to come and enjoy. 

 Craft Class: Wall Décor or Inspirational Piece
 Thursday, March 8, 5-6 PM
Free. Registration is required by March 6 to ensure that enough materials are available for participants. For ages 10 and up.

Create a wall decor item using an 8x10 canvas, scrapbook paper, and a personalized statement. Participants will learn landscaping, paper distressing and decoupage techniques for future projects. Participants may bring in their own 12"x12" piece of scrapbook paper and an idea of their personal inspiration, or they may choose from a collection of papers we have on hand. Paper punches, a Cricut machine, and other materials will be available for use. Material costs are paid for by Maxwell Library. 

 Tech Class: Google Drive Office Suite
Thursday, March 22, 1:30-2:30 PM
Free. Registration preferred.

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is a web-based office suite that lets you create documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store them in your Google Drive account, for free. You can access your documents from any computer with an internet connection. This session will show you how to set up a Google account and will teach you the basics of using the suite, how to share documents, and how to define the groups they're shared with. Bring your own laptop for hands-on practice, or come just to learn.
Genealogy Roundtable
Wednesday, March 28, 1-3 PM
Free. Registration preferred.

Join genealogist Amanda Perrine for Maxwell’s monthly Genealogy Roundtable. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers are welcome.
Maxwell Matinee: All Saints

Tuesday, March 13, 2 PM. 
2017; PG; 108 minutes.
Free. Registration preferred.
For adults.

Based on the true story of a pastor who, with a group of refugees from Southeast Asia, tries to save a church by farming its land. Seating is limited, so please reserve your place online or by calling 315-672-3661. Bring snacks.
Reducing College Cost and Choosing Marketable Majors

Monday, March 12, 6:30-7:30 PM.
Free. Registration preferred.

This free seminar is for parents and high school and college students.

Art exhibits

     Works by the West Genesee Central School District
Fine Arts Faculty 

February 28 - March 22

Rotating Art Exhibits by West Genesee students:

West Genesee Middle School: March 13 - 22
East Hill Elementary: March 27 - April 5
Onondaga Road and Split Rock Elementary Schools: April 10 - 19
Stonehedge Elementary: April 21 - May 3
Camillus Middle School: May 8 - 17
High school: May 22 - 31
Know before you go! Check for library weather closings on our website and social media and on local TV stations. You can access your library account 24/7 at
Maxwell Library Board Meeting
Monday, March 26, 6 PM

If you are interested in joining the Board, please fill out the application and return to the library.
Sally’s Story Time, for preschoolers ages 3 to 5.
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30–11 AM
Stories with Sally, for the under-3 crowd and a participating adult.
Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, and 28, 10:30-11:15 AM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
To promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers as well as to encourage parent and child bonding through reading, the 1000 Books Foundation has issued a challenge to parents to read 1000 books to their children before kindergarten. Stop in at Maxwell Library to get your first reading log and informational materials, and start reading!
A Special Day for Every Kid:

Monday Fundays
, for children ages 5 to 12. Free. Registration preferred.
Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5 to 5:45 PM.
What’s this week’s creative craft? Check online, or be surprised!

Terrific Tuesdays, for children of all ages and their families. Free. Registration not required.
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 4 to 7:30 PM.
Drop in for some quality family fun time. Read, play games, make new friends, and more.

Teen Zone, for ages 13 to 18. Free. Registration preferred.
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, and 28, 5 to 5:45 PM.
Activities will include craft projects, movies, games, open mic, or you may suggest an upcoming activity.

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5 with a parent or guardian. Free. Registration preferred.
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 10:30 to 11 AM.

Family Fun Times

All ages welcome to drop in to read, play board games, practice your mini golf, put on a puppet show, and more. Be sure to check out the Maxwell Family Movie at noon.

Saturday, March 10, 10AM - 2PM
Unraveling Yarns Book Club

Thursday, March 8, 10:30 AM-NOON
Free. Registration preferred.
Between the Lines Book Club

Monday, March 26, 2-3:30 PM.
Free. Registration preferred.
Kitchen Remodeling series with Lena McGuire of Spoca Kitchen and Bath LLC

Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31, 10:30 AM-NOON
Free. Registration required.

· March 3—Kitchen Remodeling 101: The Remodeling Process from Start to Finish

· March 17—Don’t Break the Bank: Determining What It Will Cost and How to Pay for Your Kitchen Remodel

· March 31—Ten Keys to Kitchen Remodeling Success: Strategies to Help You Maximize Your Return on Investment and Maintain Your Sanity

Paint Slingers Painting Class

Friday, March 1, 1-3:30 PM
Supply fee of $25, cash, to be paid at beginning of class. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Small group instruction in basic painting techniques, using acrylics. Instructor will lead the class in creating a simple pastoral scene. Students will learn about color blending and perspective. People of all skill levels are welcome and will achieve success. All supplies will be provided. 
Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, March 20, 6-7 PM
Free. Registration required.

Strengthen your stock savvy in this free seminar with Sean Byrne, a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Whether you're just getting started or are seeking perspective as a seasoned investor, explore the differences between common and preferred stock, investment strategy, different ways to own stock, and more.
Saturday, March 24, 10 -2:30 PM
Free. Registration required.

Do you love card making, crafting, or scrapbooking, but find it difficult to work at home? Are you interested in spending a day crafting with friends, both old and new? Then come to Maxwell Memorial Library's Open Crop Day! Bring your supplies, bring your friends, and enjoy the free use our community room for a day of fun and creativity. No sales allowed; no supplies provided. Limited to 15 to provide ample table space for all. 

 TBL Peer-Based Suicide Support Group

March 1, 7, 14, 21, and 29, 6-7:30 PM
Free. No registration.

Two Brothers' Light (TBL) is a non-profit organization that promotes suicide prevention and awareness. It holds peer-based support groups for individuals affected by suicide and other mental health issues. These meetings are free and open to anyone seeking information on suicide prevention and awareness, alternatives to suicide, or grief support for those affected by suicide. For more information, contact Natalie at 315-632-1996, or go to
Pajama Story Time

Thursday, March 15, 5:30-6:30 PM
Free. Registration required. For ages 4 and up.

Wear your jammies and join Mrs. Gaffney for stories and more. We'll read St. Patrick's Day stories, frost and decorate shamrock cookies, and play St. Patrick's games.
Maxwell Family Movie: Wonder

Saturday, March 10, NOON
Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 PM

2017; PG; 113 minutes.
Free. No registration.

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Licensing laws prevent us from publicizing certain details, but you may call the library or go to our website for the title. Seating is limited, so come early. Bring a bag lunch or snack.

SPG Players:
Safe Place to Game

Wednesday, March 21, 4:00-5:45 PM
Free. Registration preferred. For students in grades 3 - 12.
Play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, or Magic:
The Gathering.
Become a library advocate and join the Friends of Maxwell. 
The Friends sponsor library programs and fundraising events. Click Friends for news and updates of meetings and special events. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 6, at 1 p.m., with Camillus Mayor Patricia Butler-Rhoades.
Maxwell Memorial Library
14 Genesee Street
Camillus, NY 13031

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