Join us at the Manlius Library on Monday, January 20, 2014 for your day off from school!
Legos: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Movie: 1:00pm in the Community Room. Universal Pictures presents the sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru, the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure, form animation company Illumination Entertainment (Rated PG, Running Time 91 minutes).
‘Tis the season of holidays! Did you know that in Ancient Rome, December 17 – 23 a festival was held to honor Saturn, the god of agriculture? It was a time of merriment at the end of harvesting and wine making. Time of merriment….sound familiar?
During Saturnalia, presents were exchanged (again, sound familiar?), sacrifices offered (phew, glad we got rid of that!), and masters served their slaves (no comment).
In Romany mythology, Saturn was the agricultural deity who reigned over the world in the “Golden Age,” when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without having to farm it and all were equal (no kings, masters, etc.). The revelries of Saturnalia were supposed to revisit those “lost” days of the “Golden Age.”
Have a very Happy Saturnalia everyone!
For All Ages
Saturday, November 30th
Story Time – 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Storytime room
Movie – 2:00pm – 3:30pm in the Community Room
Join us for a full hour of fun with the Polar Express. Don your conductor hats and climb aboard for lots of great music & movement activities, then enjoy cookies and hot cocoa as you listen to a reading of the popular story by Chris Van Allsburg. Next, come up to the Community Room and watch the movie on the big screen.
For Girls & Guys in Middle School
Sunday, November 24, 2013
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Read Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman then come to the library, eat pizza, discuss the book, and win prizes based on your knowledge. Boys and Girls are welcome. Please register by visiting either www.manliuslibrary.org and clicking on Events Calendar or by clicking on the link below.