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Every Hero Has a Story! Let’s read them!

Parish Public Library is pleased to announce an exciting, expanded Summer Reading Program. All children (preschool through high school) are invited to participate. They can earn tickets for tracking their reading this summer (6/15-9/2), and can enter drawings for terrific prizes, including a Kindle!

The library will also host a special program each Wednesday throughout the summer. We will welcome the Watertown Science Museum on Wednesday, July 8th to kick off our summer, and will close out the celebration of learning with the Thompson Park Zoo coming on Wednesday, August 26th.  Participating students earn additional prize tickets for attending programs. The full schedule of events is below.


One last chance to join in for storytime with Mr. Sherman! Join us at 11:00 on Saturday, June 13 for stories from Rick Rogers!



Scanning your historical and family photographs is the perfect way to increase use, share and preserve these visual treasures. But there is a lot to consider in terms of scanners, software, file formats, image resolution, bit depth, compression, preservation . . . the list goes on and on. Anyone can create a digital image from a photograph, but in this workshop, we will unveil the secrets to creating the highest possible quality scans of your photographs. Kent Stuetz from the New York State Archives will provide everything you need to know to take your scans from blahzay to brilliant in a very practical, informal presentation. Come and spend an night with your NYS Archives regional representative and have some fun learning the true art of scanning. Whether you are a newbie or have serious experience scanning, this session will open your eyes to new ideas that will dramatically improve your digital results.

Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Public Library



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Sawyer and Charlotte, accompanied by Connie Evans and Marjorie Wentworth, gained a whole slew of new fans when they visited the Parish Library. The stories and dog kisses were enjoyed by a large group.

Thanks so much for the visit.


You’re invited to

Story Time with Teachers…

(with Mr. Sherman telling stories from Rick Rogers)

When: The 2nd Saturday of each month

(April 11, May 9, June 13)

Where: The Parish Public Library

Time: 11am-12pm

The APW Teachers Association is sponsoring a themed story, activity and snack by Mr. Sherman!


The geneology group is an informal group who share ideas and tips in searching their family trees. They will meet again on Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to gather. Call the Library for details or just be there! is available at this meeting or on the public computers anytime the library is open.

The group is led by Donna Donahue. Donna trained and volunteered at the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City.



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Wednesday, February 18
11:00 am

Thursday, February 19
6:30 pm

Includes Story, Snack and Craft

Everyone Welcome

Presented by APW Faculty Association

Debi Jennings is Featured Artist

Debi Jennings is the featured artist at the current art show at the Parish Public Library. Debi presently lives in Parish. Her interest in painting stems from when her daughter Jasmine, was taking an art course from Pat Carson of Oswego, NY in 2010. Debi became so interested in the class that she joined her daughter at the lessons. Jasmine didn't continue her pursuit in the art field but Debi was hooked. She stated "its so relaxing, it was like having a massage at the spa." In four short years her talent has blossomed. She is a talented artist and has had her art displayed in a gallery in Shopping Town Mall, Dewitt and locally at the Parish Antiques and Country Market. Selected pieces will be for sale.

The art show is open to the public during regular hours at the Parish Public Library.


The Genology class was so successful they will meet again. The next meeting will be February 28 at 8:30 am at the Parish Library. This is a casual group led by Donna Donahue. The purpose is to share ideas and help each other continuing to search our family trees. At the next meeting Donna will help navigate and Family Search. The attendees were all at different stages of progress in researching their roots. If you would like to come be there at the designated time and date. If you have any questions call the library.

Don't forget ANCESTRY.COM is now available on our public computers. It is free to use here at the Library.


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