Library Luncheon series begins Nov. 2

Larry Master will present the first Library Luncheon Series program, “Adirondack Wildlife-Past and Present.” The programs are presented free of charge from November until April.
(Photo provided)

Larry Master will present the first Library Luncheon Series program, “Adirondack Wildlife-Past and Present.” The programs are presented free of charge from November until April. (Photo provided)

Coordinator Rosalie Fontana is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Luncheon Series will resume at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room with Larry Master, conservation biologist, zoologist and wildlife photographer, presenting “Adirondack Wildlife–Past and Present.”

On Nov. 16, Brittany Christenson, Executive Director of ADKAction, will talk about “Saying YES to Important Projects in the Adirondacks.” The free programs are offered every other Thursday in the Community Room. All are welcome to attend, including homeschool parents and their students.

Bring your lunch and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee, coordinated by Joy Harvey, with help from Anne Boutilier, Siobhan Crary and Shirley Morgan. Margaret Worden takes care of correspondence.

Current Events Cafe

Come to this group Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. for good coffee and good conversation about local, national and world events.

Fiction Book Group

The Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

Science Book Group

On Tuesday, Oct.17, at 2 p.m. the Science Book Group will discuss “The Nature Fix” by Florence Williams.

Race: The Power of Illusion

The study group for those interested in exploring racism in America will meet Monday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Half Has Never Been Told” by Edward E. Baptist.

Film Noir Series

“Rebecca,” the 1940 film starring Joan Fontaine and Lawrence Olivier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.

Story Time Programs

Preschoolers can enjoy stories each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children’s Room. Join the fun at the Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 26, with seasonal stories and festive treats. Children may come in costume.

Community Survey

In an effort to improve library services, the SLFL board of trustees asks that you stop at the library and fill out a brief survey form letting us know how we are doing and giving any suggestions you may have. The anonymous survey takes only a few minutes and will be very helpful for future planning.

Have you seen?

Thank you to the Paint and Palette Art Association for their September show. Artists were Connie Dennis, Karen Gatus, Ron Harris, Heidi Gutersloh, Mary LaBrake and Louise Plosila.

In September Susan Hopkins presented a display of mushroom items — books, pigment samples, and gifts — in the lobby and children’s room cases. Lesley Hoffman is currently displaying books, photographs and memorabilia related to her career as a stuntwoman, while Margaret Worden is showing Halloween bears in the children’s room case. Masks are by Steve Sonnenberg.

In Appreciation

Thank you to Kathy and Roger Steinbrueck of Scott’s Florist and Greenhouse for their donation of annuals for the library garden, and for assisting with gardening questions, and to Stevie Summers and Ken Wiley for garden and lawn care throughout the summer.

Acquisition Highlights

The following books by authors with a local connection are now available to check out: “Forgiving Friends: A Book About Forgiveness for Children and Adults” and “Grateful Gracie: A Story About Gratitude” are by Jennifer Tissot. “Imagine Compassion: The Seven Compassions” is by Kara Munn, Jennifer Tissot and Kelly Wight. “Ruby & the Big Guy” is by Laura Landon Cook.

Fiction: “Sleeping Beauties” (King),“A Legacy of Spies” (Le Carre), “Glass Houses” (Penny), “Haunted” (Patterson)

Nonfiction: “What I Found in a Thousand Towns” (Williams), “The Vietnam War: An Intimate History” (Ward), “Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization” (Fagan)

Large print: “Y is for Yesterday” (Grafton), “The Romanov Ransom” (Cussler), “Thief’s Mark” (Neggers)

Picture books: “See What We Eat” (Ritchie), “When’s My Birthday?” (Fogliano), “In the Middle of Fall” (Henkes)

CDs: “Camino Island” (Grisham)

DVDs: “Gettysburg,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Victoria.”

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