The Village Library of Cooperstown has begun a new book group.
The group will have its first meeting Thursday, May 27. The first selection will be “The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Year Old” by Hendrik Groen. The program is being started by new librarian Heather Urtz, with help from her previous employer, the Mid York Library System.
Urtz started in her new role Wednesday, April 21. She replaces David Kent, who retired earlier in the year.
OPEN REHEARSAL – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Little Delaware Youth Ensemble invies the community, parents, musicians, and prospective musicians and their parents to this rehearsal of this string based orchestra. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.ldye.org
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)432-5712
READING CIRCLE – 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Discussing “Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York” by Marge Piercy. 5838 NY-80, Cooperstown. For info email email@example.com or call (607)547-2586
GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Ideas for Holiday arrangements will be presented by Gary Burman and Bob Opalecky, formerly of Gary’s Flowers. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St, Oneonta. For Info email Angie Eichler at Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu