Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


I know many of our patrons and not-yet-patrons enjoy decorating with primitives and learning more about our early American beginnings.  To that end, I would invite you to check out two magazines you may not be familiar with; Country Sampler and Early American Life. 
In addition to the titles we have on site, including the two mentioned,  you may also borrow dozens of magazines electronically.  Simply follow this link; you will need a library card to set up an account.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Story Time

A grand and glorious time was had during our first week of Story Time.  We had 4 young ladies and one tiny gentleman ranging in age from 18 months to 3 years old.  When you look around and despair at everything that is wrong, unjust or just plain miserable in this world, it only takes being in the company of these cheerful pals to bring you back to a happier place.  Adorable fits this crowd to a T. 

In preparing to sing Itsy Bitsy Spider, one young lady’s eyes grew wide and her tiny mouth formed a perfect “O”.  I can only assume spiders are not her favorite things. 

Our little gentleman, his first time with us, defied his aunt’s expectations and exhibited very nice manners and excellent listening skills.

It was a lovely. 

Story Time will continue to meet Wednesday mornings at 10 AM.  All are welcome.  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Health Insurance

A NYS of Health navigator is available to meet with people in need of health insurance. 
Year round enrollment is available for Child Health Plus, Medicaid or the new Essential Plan.

Enrollment for Qualified Health Plus is now open until January 31, 2019.

For further information and to make an appointment, contact Cindy at 518-775-4092. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Nifty Needles

Nifty Needles will convene at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville, on Tuesdays beginning October 30.  The group, which is open to anyone who enjoys handicrafts, will meet at 10 AM.  Thereafter, Nifty Needles will continue to meet weekly through December 18. 
            Anyone wishing further information is invited to contact Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.

Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm With Conversation, our adult coloring group, is set to resume

Monday, November 5, 6:30 PM at the library.

Why coloring you ask? My reply is, why not? Obviously, none of our work is ever going to find its way to the Louvre; we are, after all, simply staying in the lines. 

However, during the hour and a half we are together there are parents who get a tiny break from their children, while others with pressing personal burdens can gather their thoughts and  simply breathe, and those who may live alone enjoy the companionship of a group. When you add in the fact that coloring is so darn colorful and can bring lightness and brightness to your life, not to mention it is just plain fun, what is not to like?

At the end of the day, beyond the pencils and pens, markers and crayons what we are creating is community and that, in my opinion, is as priceless as any Monet or Picasso. 

Mark your calendars and come join us Monday evenings; November 5 and 19 and December 3 and 17.



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Family Storytime

Family Storytime will return to the library for six weeks, November 7-December 12.  The program is open to parents or caregivers and pre-school age children.  The group will meet Wednesday mornings from 10-1045 AM.  

Family Story Time incorporates finger plays, singing, simple crafts, stories and playtime.  A spring session will follow the winter holidays.  The program is free. Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We Are Family

Cora Lee Palma was the recent guest of honor at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville, to launch her book, Web of Italian Intrigue; a Legacy of St. Johnsville Immigrants.   The event saw dozens of local residents as well as people from throughout the Capital District.   The book is written as an imaginary web, knotting families together wherever possible, sometimes into third and fourth generations. 
Palma was joined at the event by her great grand-daughter Shyanne Sobkowich.  Web of Italian Intrigue can be found on Amazon.