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What’s happening at the Cuba Library this month?


Leather working classes August 12, learn to grow mushrooms August 16

From the Cuba Circulating Library

Cuba Library offers Leather Working Classes

The Cuba Library will be offering a series of leather working classes offered by artist Clifford Redeye. The first class is Saturday, August 12, from 10:00-1:00, and will offer students the opportunity to learn how to make a leather valet tray. This class involves carving, tooling, and dying. Students will learn a traditional Haudenosaunee story that coincides with the piece the class is working on. There is a $5 materials fee. Space in the class is limited, so contact the library at or 585-968-1668 to register.

Clifford Redeye is Onodowa’ga:’ Seneca from the Allegany Territory. He was born and raised on territory and currently resides there. He is a self-taught leather worker and has been drawing and painting most of his life in pencil and acrylics. He specializes in leather work, specifically tooling. He has been working with leather for about 10 years. Clifford has had pieces in various art shows including the Ganondagan juried art show, the Seneca National Iroquois Museum juried art show, and the Woodland Cultural Center art show. He has also been the featured artist at the Onohsagwe:de’ Cultural Center in Salamanca, NY.

The Cuba Library will also offer a leather medallion class on Sept. 16, and two leather clutch classes on Oct. 7 and 21.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.

Learn How to Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Do you have an interest in mushrooms & mushroom foraging? You may be interested in learning to grow your own mushrooms. Sign up for a class at Chamberlain Park in Cuba on Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. for a class with Samuel Warren and learn to grow mushrooms. The class teaches you with a hands-on approach how to grow your own mushrooms at home through log inoculation. Those interested should sign up as a family or group, but interested individuals may also register. Each group will take home a log ready to grow your own oyster mushrooms. There is a $5 fee per group for the class to help cover the cost of the “seeded” logs. Families with children may sign up, but each group should have an accompanying adult. Attendees should be able to use a drill and mallet.

Samuel Warren is a licensed mushroom forager in 13 states, a NYS licensed guide and head mycologist at Food Forest Fungi.

There is limited space so registration is required. Contact the Cuba Library to register at or call (585)968-1668.

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