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New: Patagonia

By Lauren Cassulis on April 21, 2017

We are proud to announce that the Colgate Bookstore has become one of the premier collegiate retailers of Patagonia! This is a very exciting opportunity for us to continue to provide you with the highest quality apparel from a leading brand.

We carry a range of colors and styles in both men’s and women’s to meet everyone’s needs. In-store only.


New: Colgate Cornhole

By Lauren Cassulis on April 7, 2017

With warmer weather (hopefully!) coming soon, we are excited to announce a new Colgate twist on a classic summer game: Colgate Cornhole!

We have two Colgate Cornhole sets available at the bookstore – the traditional outdoor version, and a smaller, tabletop version for indoor parties and events. 

If you haven’t played Cornhole before, or don’t remember the rules of play, read on!

Find a nice flat surface on your backyard, in a parking lot, the beach, etc. Set up your boards directly facing each other with 27 feet between the front edges of each board. Cornhole can be played with 2 or 4 players. Pick which side of the board you’ll throw from. Pick your bags (4 for each team) and get ready to play!

Decide who goes first, then take turns throwing bags with your opponent. Your feet may not go past the front edge of the board. If they do, a foul is called and you get pelted with Cornhole bags. Also, a tossed bag may not touch the ground. If it hits the ground and bounces up on the board, remove it before any other bags are thrown. If it’s hanging off the board and touching the ground, remove that as well. When all 8 bags have been tossed to the other side, add up the score (see scoring below). If you earned the most points in that single round, your team will throw first in the next round.

Scoring is simple. After all bags have been thrown, a bag remaining on the board is worth 1 point. A bag that went in the hole is worth 3 points. Add up how many points you earned and compare them to your opponents. Equal points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points. The first team to win 2 games wins the match.

Want to impress your friends and family? Check out these essential Cornhole terms.

Woody, Boarder: A bag that ends up on the board.

Cornhole, Holer, Corn in the Hole: A bag that ends up in the hole.

Dos Cornhole’s: Throwing two bags in the hole.

Holy Moly Triple Cornholy: Throwing 3 bags in the hole.

The Great Cornholio: A person that throws 4 bags in the hole. All present are required to bow down in reverence to this cornholer.

Get that corn outta my face!: A term used whenever you successfully counteract your opponent’s attempt to score. For example, when you put a bag in the hole immediately after your opponent does or when you successfully knock your opponent’s bag off the board.

Corn On The Cob: When a player puts every bag on the board.

Nothin’ But Corn: When a bag is tossed right through the hole without touching the board.


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.


Free Chair Massage Sponsored by Hamilton Massage Therapy

By Lauren Cassulis on February 2, 2017

Stop by the Colgate Bookstore on February 27th from 11am – 2pm and receive a free chair massage from the Hamilton Massage Therapy. Two local therapists will be available on the first floor to provide free massages on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hamilton Massage Therapy – established in 2009 – is owned and operated by Jackie Schiavone. Jackie is an experienced therapist and a 2003 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, New York. Hamilton Massage Therapy now offers appointments 7 days a week. You can also schedule your own appointment online at your convenience by visiting www.schedulicity.com.


2/10: One Day Only Colgate Sale

By Lauren Cassulis on January 27, 2017

 

Show your love for Colgate and shop our ONE DAY ONLY store wide sale! On February 10th, everything in-store and online will be 13% off (some exclusions do apply.)

 

Plus, we’re introducing The Colgate Bundle! For a limited time, you can get two t-shirts and a hooded sweatshirt for only $39.99 (valued at $75). Don’t miss this great event! The bookstore will be open from 9am – 5:30pm.


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.


Harry and Snowman: With Jennifer Dahlman Gurney

By Lauren Cassulis on November 30, 2016

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Don’t miss this great event! On Friday, December 9th, come to the Colgate Bookstore to hear Jennifer Dahlman Gurney, the stepdaughter of Harry deLeyer at 4pm. We will also have a limited supply of the book, “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation” by Elizabeth Letts available for purchase.

 

Then head over to the Hamilton Movie Theater for a special screening of HARRY & THE SNOWMAN at 5:30pm. Tickets are available online here: http://hamiltontheater.net/


Halloween in Hamilton

By Lauren Cassulis on October 21, 2016

The-great-pumpkinJoin 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.

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.

Starting 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.


National Student Day: October 13, 2016

By Lauren Cassulis on October 7, 2016

622a5480f1abb37830ee98e8eee34dfcOn Thursday, October 13th, the Colgate Bookstore will be observing National Student Day, a celebration of college students and all their hard work. Colgate University students stop by the Colgate Bookstore, show your Gate Card, and receive 13% off your entire transaction.
Snap a selfie and you could win $100 while helping support student scholarships! Here’s how it works:

1.) Snap a selfie in the Colgate Bookstore.

2.) Post to Twitter or Instagram between Sept. 22 and Oct. 20. Use#SMILEforNSD and be entered to win a $100 campus store gift card.

For every accepted entry (up to 5 per person), $1 will be donated to Scholarship America, up to $5,000.


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.

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