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32nd Annual Alumni Authors Book Signing

By Lauren Cassulis on May 17, 2017

Please join us at the Colgate Bookstore on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30pm as we host a variety of Colgate authors for readings and signings on the first floor. This event is open to the general public. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

Authors include: Kathryn Bertine (1997), Linda Buchanan (1977), Edwin Garrubbo (1987), Katie O’Sullivan (1987), Lang Hatcher (1954) and Mel Watkins (1962).


Paddington Story Time

By Lauren Cassulis on May 12, 2017

Come meet Paddington on June 3rd at 10:00am! Hailing from Peru, Paddington is famous for his love of marmalade. He is particularly fond of marmalade sandwiches. He always carries a jar of it in his suitcase, and he usually has a marmalade sandwich tucked under his hat, “in case of emergencies”.

Story time will be followed by drop-in crafts and marmalade sandwich cookies! Free and open to children of all ages.


Earth Day: Story Time & Craft

By Lauren Cassulis on March 24, 2017

Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been celebrated every April 22 since then. It’s a day to remind us to take care of our Earth. We reflect on our planet, our environment, and learn what we can do to help keep the Earth healthy.

Join us on April 22nd at 10:30am for a story time and recycled crafts! Open to children of all ages.


Seuss Saturday 2017

By Lauren Cassulis on February 17, 2017

Whether you are a long-time fan of Dr. Seuss stories, or have yet to be introduced to his classic book, “Daisy-Head Mayzie”, all are invited to ‘Seuss Saturday’ in Hamilton, NY on Saturday, March 4th. Join us as we celebrate Seuss stories old and new.

There will be a variety of activities for all ages at different times & locations throughout the village. Come to just one, or come to them all! Admission to the day’s programs and activities is free.

Gear up for Seuss Saturday! February 6th – March 4th

 

“Where is The Cat in the Hat?” — That tricky cat will be visiting different local businesses as he gets ready to celebrate Seuss Saturday. Stop by the Hamilton Public Library each week to look for clues about where he’s been and write down your best guess. If you guess correctly, your name will be entered into a Saturday drawing to win a Dr. Seuss book from the Colgate Bookstore! We have four books to give away and you can participate once every week to try to track that crazy cat as he makes his way around town!

 
March 4th – Seuss Saturday Schedule of Events

 

 

10:15 a.m. — Hamilton Public Library [13 Broad Street]
Official Mayoral Proclamation—Village of Hamilton Mayor, Bob McVaugh, will kick off the celebrations by making a public declaration establishing Seuss Saturday 2017! A special story time will follow the proclamation to celebrate Seuss and share his story of “Daisy-Head Mayzie”.

 
11:00 a.m. – Hamilton Movie Theater [7 Lebanon Street]
Enjoy a free showing of the 2003 comedy “The Cat in the Hat” based on the Seuss classic, sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital. Don’t forget to order some Hop on Pop popcorn! Travis Hall, PhD-Psychologist, Community Memorial will speak for a half hour with Q&A to follow on preparing parents and guardians of children of all ages on creating positive body images and a self esteem in your children. This presentation is sponsored by the Hamilton Area Community Coalition and the Community Memorial Hospital.

 
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Colgate Bookstore [3 Utica Street, 3rd Floor Events Room]
Stop by between 1-3pm to create a flower planting craft . Learn about the uniqueness of flowers in a special planting sponsored by the Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center,. Every child will take home their own flower planting. All Dr. Seuss books and toys will be 30% off! The bookstore generously donates 13% of their book sales from children’s and adult book-related events to the Hamilton Public Library. Through this collaboration of local business and public service, we aim to raise awareness of the importance and joy of reading while supporting both community cornerstones.

 

All Day   \\  Seuss Selfie Challenge

Show your Seuss Spirit!  Selfie stations with photo booth props will be available in various locations downtown – including the Library, Theater, Saxbys & the Bookstore!  Pick up a game card at any of the participating locations and snap a photo at each station using the frames and props.  Post them to social media with #seusssaturday and be entered to win one of three prizes!  Sponsored by the Hamilton Coalition Youth Team.


Seuss Saturday 2017

By Lauren Cassulis on January 17, 2017

Whether you are a long-time fan of Dr. Seuss stories, or have yet to be introduced to his classic book, “Daisy-Head Mayzie”, all are invited to ‘Seuss Saturday’ in Hamilton, NY on Saturday, March 4th. Join us as we celebrate Seuss stories old and new.
There will be a variety of activities for all ages at different times & locations throughout the village. Come to just one, or come to them all! Admission to the day’s programs and activities is free.

 

 

Gear up for Seuss Saturday! February 6th – March 4th

 
“Where is The Cat in the Hat?” — That tricky cat will be visiting different local businesses as he gets ready to celebrate Seuss Saturday. Stop by the Hamilton Public Library each week to look for clues about where he’s been and write down your best guess. If you guess correctly, your name will be entered into a Saturday drawing to win a Dr. Seuss book from the Colgate Bookstore! We have four books to give away and you can participate once every week to try to track that crazy cat as he makes his way around town!

 
March 4th – Seuss Saturday Schedule of Events

 
10:15 a.m. — Hamilton Public Library [13 Broad Street]
Official Mayoral Proclamation—Village of Hamilton Mayor, Bob McVaugh, will kick off the celebrations by making a public declaration establishing Seuss Saturday 2017! A special story time will follow the proclamation to celebrate Seuss and share his story of “Daisy-Head Mayzie”.

 
11:00 a.m. – Hamilton Movie Theater [7 Lebanon Street]
Enjoy a free showing of the 2003 comedy “The Cat in the Hat” based on the Seuss classic, sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital. Don’t forget to order some Hop on Pop popcorn! Travis Hall, PhD-Psychologist, Community Memorial will speak for a half hour with Q&A to follow on preparing parents and guardians of children of all ages on creating positive body images and a self esteem in your children. This presentation is sponsored by the Hamilton Area Community Coalition and the Community Memorial Hospital.

 
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Colgate Bookstore [3 Utica Street, 3rd Floor Events Room]
Stop by between 1-3pm to create a flower planting craft . Learn about the uniqueness of flowers in a special planting sponsored by the Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center,. Every child will take home their own flower planting. All Dr. Seuss books and toys will be 30% off! The bookstore generously donates 13% of their book sales from children’s and adult book-related events to the Hamilton Public Library. Through this collaboration of local business and public service, we aim to raise awareness of the importance and joy of reading while supporting both community cornerstones.


Aqualicious Story Time

By Lauren Cassulis on January 11, 2017

Tired of the snow? Join us on January 28th at 10:30am at the Colgate Bookstore for a beach party for kids! Fun in the sun becomes an aqualicious adventure when Pinkalicious meets a miniature mermaid.

Story time will be followed by sea shell crafts and special snacks. Free and open to children of all ages. Children are welcome to come in their swimsuits. The bookstore will be warm, even if it’s snowing outside!


North Pole Ninjas Story Time

By Lauren Cassulis on December 7, 2016

Join us at the Colgate Bookstore on December 17th at 10:30am for a story time about the North Pole Ninjas! Hear their story, learn about the true meaning of Christmas from the North Pole Ninja Sensei, and carry out Ninja missions of your own! Story time will be followed by crafts, snacks, and photos with the North Pole Ninja Sensei! Free, and open to children of all ages.

 

About the North Pole Ninjas: You may not know that Santa has a team of special elves, selected for their ability to help carry out top-secret missions that are all about helping, giving, caring, and listening. Children can help carry out these top secret missions with a bit of stealth and an open heart. North Pole Ninjas is a terrific new story by Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden. The book comes with 50 special tasks packed in a special envelope – unique Ninja missions for children to carry out themselves. North Pole Ninjas also comes with a plush and huggable “sensei” to guide Ninjas on their journey. This book set is the perfect antidote to worrying about whether you’ve been naughty or nice.


Banned Books Week (September 25th – October 1st)

By Lauren Cassulis on September 23, 2016

diversity-banner-website-780x300-v1Banned Books Week (September 25th – October 1st) is a nationwide celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country take this week to draw attention to the problem of censorship.

Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 by First Amendment and library activist Judith Krug, and has been held during the last week of September ever since. More than 11,300 books have been challenged or banned since 1982 according to the American Library Association.

While many books continue to be banned even today, Banned Books Week celebrates the fact that the majority of censored books have still remained available. This is due to the efforts of librarians, community members, teachers and students who stand up for the freedom to read.

This year’s Banned Books Week is celebrating diversity. We encourage you to expand your reading horizons and check out a banned book at your local library or independent bookstore.

Because we read banned books.


Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

By Lauren Cassulis on September 16, 2016

4ed92fede35b8f8b55c14cece3a24c60Join Pete the Cat at the bookstore on October 22nd at 10:30am as we read the brand-new story about Pete and his friends! Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a cupcake party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing. Who could have taken them? rbvahfqqeuoaf2zqaajmnfe4rlw315

In this latest Pete the Cat picture book adventure, by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind.

Story time will be followed by crafts, and – of course – cupcakes! This event is free and open to children of all ages.


Halloween in Hamilton

By Lauren Cassulis on September 3, 2016

Join us in Hamilton, NY as we celebrate our first annual village-wide Halloween Party! Enjoy some spooktacular fun with costume competitions, crafts, trick-or-treating, and a movie! Safe fun for the whole family. Check out the full schedule of events below.The-great-pumpkin

From 3pm – 4pm, head over to the Colgate Bookstore for an “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Halloween Party! There will be pumpkin crafts, snacks, and goodie bags.

Then, don your costume and join the Costume Parade down Lebanon Street downtown block from 4pm – 4:30pm. Local shops will hand out candies and treats as the children parade in costume to the spookily decorated Hamilton Movie Theater.

Casper_the_friendly_ghost_by_mollyketty-d4jma99Starting at 4:30pm, the Hamilton Movie Theater will play the 1995 film, “Casper” (rated PG) for FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors: Ego Boutique, Rusch’s Bar & Grill, Yogate Frozen Yogurt, No. 10 Tavern, Colgate Inn, Oliveri’s Pizzeria, Hamilton Eatery, Katie Fargo Skin Care, Evergreen Gallery and Gifts, New York Pizzeria– “Slices”, Julie’s Shear Perfection, Steph Boutique, and JJs Salon. The theater will be staffed and safe despite the spooky decorations, so we encourage parents to support the local businesses that made this event possible.

After the movie, stop outside the Colgate Inn’s warming station for a free post-movie hot chocolate or coffee before heading off through Hamilton for a night of safe, fun trick-or-treating.

Please note that the prizes for the costume winners will be handed out AFTER the movie at the Hamilton Movie Theater.

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