CONCERT—3 p.m. The Oneonta Community Concert Band presents the “Good Ol’ Summer in Winter” Concert, featuring Kerri L. Hogle conducting. Free. Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, Oneonta. (607) 376-7485 or visit foothillspac.org
LIBRARY LOVERS—Head down to the library for fun school-break activities, “Make/Do” cardboard crafts and much more. Village Library of Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
COMEDY SHOW—6-9 p.m. Enjoy a fun show featuring the “Not Quite So Dueling Pianos” and Hartwick College alum Patrick Duffy. This is an all-request show where the audience picks the set list. Tickets, $20/person at the door. Presented at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
TAX PREP—10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Get ready for tax season with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Hartwick College accounting students certified by the IRS, with their professor, will be available to provide one-on-one assistance in preparing individual tax returns. Either in-person or online. Held at the Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 432-1980 or visit facebook.com/ofoinc/
EXHIBIT TOUR—2 p.m. Hop online to explore an extensive collection of American folk art. Followed by a Q&A session with Manager of Arts Education Kevin Gray. Free, donation of $10 appreciated. Held on Zoom only by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. (607) 547-1400 or visit fenimoreartmuseum.org
RESCHEDULED – GALENTINES DAY—5:30 p.m. In this season of romance, the girls are invited to have a fun Galentine’s crafting night out. Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
MEET YOUR LOCAL HEROES—9 a.m. to noon. Come meet the heroes of our local emergency services. The morning will include a chance to put out a “real” fire, tours of the fire trucks, a scavenger hunt, demonstrations, and a visit from Elsa and Anna of the Snow Sisters with The American Hero. Free fun for children of all ages. Cooperstown Fire House, 24 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.
BOOK COLLECTION—6-7:30 p.m. Help the Friends of the Village Library prepare for the Cooperstown Winter Carnival book sale. Bring your used books in good condition. Everything from paperbacks to DVDs and hardcovers to audiobooks will be accepted. Please, no outdated travel guides, dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes or cassettes. Use the Fair Street entrance at the Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
SMALL ART—5-7 p.m. Teens and adults are invited for open painting with the opportunity to bring the finished product home, enter into an art show, or donate the finished work to be auction to benefit the library. Canvas & paint provided, free. Village Library of Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
FILM SOCIETY – 7 p.m. The Cooperstown Film Society opens its 2023 season with a showing of “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb” (1964) featuring special guest Dmitri Kasterine, who worked on the film with director Stanley Kubrick. Village Hall Ballroom, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/events/?ref=page_internal
SMALL ART—5-7 p.m. Teens and adults are invited for open painting with the opportunity to bring the finished product home, enter into an art show, or donate the finished work to be auction to benefit the library. Canvas & paint provided, free. Also held 1/17 & 1/24. Village Library of Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
ADK MEETING—6:30 p.m. Join the Susquehanna Adirondack Mountain Club for their monthly meeting featuring a potluck dinner followed by a members’ choice presentation. Bring your own flash drive of photos, stories, PowerPoint presentations and more to present to the club. Held at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. Visit susqadk.org
GIFT WRAPPING—5-7 p.m. Come out to the library to get the gifts wrapped away from prying eyes with some unique holiday paper. Paper and supplies provided; donations welcome. Village Library of Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
BLOOD DRIVE—1-6 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org
AUTUMN CONCERT—3 p.m. The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble presents their Fall Concert. The theme is “Diversions” and will be conducted by Andrew Pease and Amy Hoxie. Free, open to the public. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillwinds.com
BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details
JUNIOR/SENIOR PLAY – 7 p.m. The students of the Cooperstown Central School present ‘She Kills Monsters’ a dramatic comedy about Agnes Evans who discovers the D&D world of her sister, Tilly, after her tragic death. Tickets, $10 at the door. Rated Pg13 for mild language and battle scenes. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School. (607) 547-8181 or visit cooperstowncs.org
VOTE – Noon – 8 p.m. Early voting is open for this years general election. Otsego County residents can vote on their schedule at either Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta or at Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown. Visit otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.
The Village of Cooperstown’s Library has something for everyone this summer. The Summer Reading Program has been an annual tradition since the 1890s. It was traditionally for children and teens, but there was never much that was offered for adults.
“As an adult reader I wanted to join in the fun so we’ve included adults too,” said Heather Urtz Amendolare, library director. “We wanted to be able to offer reading projects to all ages, not just children.”
This year the theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”. “We will be holding a range of programs for community members including twice weekly storytimes, Utica Zoo visits, book discussions, crafts, lectures, and STEAM related programming,” Ms. Amendolare said.
Summer hours are in effect at the Village Library of Cooperstown now through September 1.
These include additional evening hours, Sunday closure, as well as opening at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday to take advantage of free parking.
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Be sure to ask Library Director Heather Urtz Amendolare for summer reading recommendations; she’s currently reading Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child (non-fiction) and says Black Cake (fiction) is the last book she loved!