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Tuesday, June 22, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



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Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Wednesday, June 23, 2021


6:30 PMWe Read Diverse Books: The Idiot by Elif Batuman



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Description:  The library will be offering a monthly virtual book discussion to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. The book club will meet via zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Because we are meeting via Zoom, we invite adults near and far, including college students who are home or at school to participate.  To Register or for more information about the book for this month, email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org  

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

“The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood.”




Thursday, June 24, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
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Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Tuesday, June 29, 2021


5:30 AM2nd & 3rd grade Summer Book Club



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Description:  The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.


5:30 AMJr High Summer Book Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Wednesday, June 30, 2021


6:30 PMStories From Behind the Mask: A Reading



Location:  TBD
Contact:  
Description:  
As part of the library's Stories from Behind the Mask project, we'll be hosting a reading of community member's stories. Join us for this event to hear your neighbors and friends experiences of living through the pandemic. As Bruce Feiler writes in his book Life is in the Transitions, "There is power in telling stories, of course. There is power in hearing them. But there is greater power in the interaction between the two." Don't miss the opportunity to connect with others through our stories. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.





Thursday, July 1, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



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Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.


6:00 PMK-1 Summer Book Club



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Description:  Children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be held in person.




Saturday, July 3, 2021


5:30 AMLibrary Closed - Happy 4th of July



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Tuesday, July 6, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



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Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Wednesday, July 7, 2021


6:30 PMThe Restless Pen Series



Location:  Zoom
Contact:  
Description:  The Tioughnioga River Writers are joining together for to discuss the craft of writing and share their own writing.  Join us for a six week discussion of Stephen King's On Writing. The group will meet Wednesdays May, 19, June, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and July 7th at 6:30 pm. Meetings are via Zoom. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Thursday, July 8, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
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Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.


7:00 PMOutdoor Story Time



Location:  Newton Park
Contact:  
Description:  Join us at Newton Park for an outdoor storytime presented by Phillips Free Library and the Village of Homer Recreation Department.  
We will have a special local guest reader, activities and the first 25 families to arrive (no earlier than 6:30) will receive a copy of a book to keep.
Registration is not required.  Current CDC/NYS guidelines will be maintained.




Saturday, July 10, 2021


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM4th & 5th grade Summer Book Club



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Description:  Students entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be held in person.


2:45 PM - 4:00 PMHigh School Summer Book Club



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Description:  Teens entering 9th - 12th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be in person.




Monday, July 12, 2021


6:00 PMFamily Book Club



Location:  Zoom
Contact:  
Description:  Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family.  For now the family book club will be held on zoom.  Registration was the end of August, please email office@phillipsfreelibrary to see if there is still space available.  This book club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month  at 6 pm through August.




Tuesday, July 13, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Thursday, July 15, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Tuesday, July 20, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Thursday, July 22, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Tuesday, July 27, 2021


5:30 AM4th & 5th grade Summer Book Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Students entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.


5:30 AMHigh School Summer Book Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Teens entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Thursday, July 29, 2021


8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTai Chi



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Saturday, July 31, 2021


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM2nd & 3rd grade Summer Book Club



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Description:  Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. This meeting will be in person.


2:45 PM - 4:00 PMJr High Summer Book Club



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Description:  Students entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. This meeting will be in person.




Thursday, August 5, 2021


6:00 PMK-1 Summer Book Club



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Description:  Children entering Kindergartne or 1st grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. THis meeting will be in person.




Saturday, August 7, 2021


10:00 AMSummer Reading Celebration!



Location:  Newton Park
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Description:  Join us as we celebrate the achievements and pages read so far this summer.  More details as the date gets closer.


11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time



Location:  
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Description:  Join us at Newton Park for an outdoor storytime presented by Phillips Free Library and the Village of Homer Recreation Department.  
We will have a special local guest reader, activities.  More details as the date gets closer.
Registration is not required.  Current CDC/NYS guidelines will be maintained.




Monday, August 9, 2021


6:00 PMFamily Book Club



Location:  Zoom
Contact:  
Description:  Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family.  For now the family book club will be held on zoom.  Registration was the end of August, please email office@phillipsfreelibrary to see if there is still space available.  This book club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month  at 6 pm through August.




Wednesday, August 25, 2021


6:30 PMWe Read Diverse Books



Location:  
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Description:  The library will be offering a monthly virtual book discussion to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. The book club will meet via zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Because we are meeting via Zoom, we invite adults near and far, including college students who are home or at school to participate.  To Register or for more information about the book for this month, email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org  


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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Wednesday, June 23, 2021

6:30 PM
We Read Diverse Books: The Idiot by Elif Batuman
The library will be offering a monthly virtual book discussion to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. The book club will meet via zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Because we are meeting via Zoom, we invite adults near and far, including college students who are home or at school to participate.  To Register or for more information about the book for this month, email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org  

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

“The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood.”



Thursday, June 24, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

5:30 AM
2nd & 3rd grade Summer Book Club
The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.

5:30 AM
Jr High Summer Book Club
The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

6:30 PM
Stories From Behind the Mask: A Reading
As part of the library's Stories from Behind the Mask project, we'll be hosting a reading of community member's stories. Join us for this event to hear your neighbors and friends experiences of living through the pandemic. As Bruce Feiler writes in his book Life is in the Transitions, "There is power in telling stories, of course. There is power in hearing them. But there is greater power in the interaction between the two." Don't miss the opportunity to connect with others through our stories. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.




Thursday, July 1, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.

6:00 PM
K-1 Summer Book Club
Children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be held in person.



Saturday, July 3, 2021

5:30 AM
Library Closed - Happy 4th of July




Tuesday, July 6, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Wednesday, July 7, 2021

6:30 PM
The Restless Pen Series
The Tioughnioga River Writers are joining together for to discuss the craft of writing and share their own writing.  Join us for a six week discussion of Stephen King's On Writing. The group will meet Wednesdays May, 19, June, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and July 7th at 6:30 pm. Meetings are via Zoom. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Thursday, July 8, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.

7:00 PM
Outdoor Story Time
Join us at Newton Park for an outdoor storytime presented by Phillips Free Library and the Village of Homer Recreation Department.  
We will have a special local guest reader, activities and the first 25 families to arrive (no earlier than 6:30) will receive a copy of a book to keep.
Registration is not required.  Current CDC/NYS guidelines will be maintained.



Saturday, July 10, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
4th & 5th grade Summer Book Club
Students entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be held in person.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
High School Summer Book Club
Teens entering 9th - 12th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.  This meeting will be in person.



Monday, July 12, 2021

6:00 PM
Family Book Club
Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family.  For now the family book club will be held on zoom.  Registration was the end of August, please email office@phillipsfreelibrary to see if there is still space available.  This book club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month  at 6 pm through August.



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Thursday, July 15, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Thursday, July 22, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

5:30 AM
4th & 5th grade Summer Book Club
The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Students entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.

5:30 AM
High School Summer Book Club
The time is TBD, this meeting will be held on zoom.
Teens entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Thursday, July 29, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a graceful, but firm set of movements designed to enhance flexibility, balance and strength for overall improvement of fitness and wellness. Tai Chi is also a form of moving meditation that helps relieve stress.
This summer the Phillips Library will sponsor Tai Chi lessons for adults taught by Dr. Mike Kniffin, retired Associate Professor from SUNY Cortland’s Department of Physical Education. Instruction will focus on the standard 24 short set form of Tai Chi popular in China and practiced around the world.       
Lessons are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am starting June 22nd and will run for six weeks. Lessons will be conducted outdoors behind the library. COVID safety protocols will be followed including social distancing. Email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org to register.



Saturday, July 31, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2nd & 3rd grade Summer Book Club
Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. This meeting will be in person.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Jr High Summer Book Club
Students entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Participants will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. This meeting will be in person.



Thursday, August 5, 2021

6:00 PM
K-1 Summer Book Club
Children entering Kindergartne or 1st grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join us for Summer Book Clubs.  We will meet 2 times in the summer.  Children will keep their copy of the book thanks to a grant from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foudnation of Tompkins County.  Registration is required. THis meeting will be in person.



Saturday, August 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Summer Reading Celebration!
Join us as we celebrate the achievements and pages read so far this summer.  More details as the date gets closer.

11:00 AM
Outdoor Story Time
Join us at Newton Park for an outdoor storytime presented by Phillips Free Library and the Village of Homer Recreation Department.  
We will have a special local guest reader, activities.  More details as the date gets closer.
Registration is not required.  Current CDC/NYS guidelines will be maintained.



Monday, August 9, 2021

6:00 PM
Family Book Club
Family Book Club is for 4-8 year olds and their family.  For now the family book club will be held on zoom.  Registration was the end of August, please email office@phillipsfreelibrary to see if there is still space available.  This book club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month  at 6 pm through August.



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

6:30 PM
We Read Diverse Books
The library will be offering a monthly virtual book discussion to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. The book club will meet via zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Because we are meeting via Zoom, we invite adults near and far, including college students who are home or at school to participate.  To Register or for more information about the book for this month, email office@phillipsfreelibrary.org