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Fall programs at the library

September 14, 2012
By PAT?WILEY , Saranac Lake Free Library

A number of fall programs are about to start up again now that fall has rolled back around.


Thursday Morning Story Hour

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STORY HOUR PROGRAMS – Merle Smith is shown presenting a Thursday Story Hour Program. Story Hour is offered each Thursday morning and on the third Tuesday evening of each month. A special program will be presented Saturday, Sept. 29.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)

Come and join the fun! Our preschool story hour programs will resume at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room. Children can enjoy stories, poems and the fun of getting together with other children each Thursday. Many talented readers donate their time and talent to presenting the series that also includes holiday parties.


Tuesday Evening Story Hour

Terrie Perkins will present a Tuesday evening story hour program the third Tuesday of the month. On Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., children will meet in the Children's Room for stories featuring school and apples.


Mountain Lake PBS Children's Program

A special Children's Story Hour and Activity Program, presented by Mountain Lake PBS, for children in Preschool to Grade One will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m., in the Community Room of the library. Karyssa Tuthill will engage the children with songs, finger plays, stories and a segment from the PBS show SuperWhy, followed by activities with masks, collages and puzzles. Each child will receive a free book. Please call 518-563-9770 or visit to register.


Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner course

Attention all Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner fans! The library is offering an opportunity to enjoy and discuss a Yale American Studies course with no pesky papers or compulsory attendance! Staff coordinator for the offering, Judith Oehler, said, "Around 20 free lectures by Professor Wai Chee Dimock will tie World War I and its aftermath to the literary styles of these three, ground-breaking authors. We'll meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m., in the Dickert Room to decide time and format. Join us then or call 891-4190 if you're interested but unable to attend the first meeting."


Come to the Fair

The 57th annual Come to the Fair, held August 7 to 9, was a huge success, with hundreds attending the popular community event that reached its goal, raising over $12,000 to benefit the library. "We couldn't have a successful fair," said Fair Coordinator Gloria Drucker. "Without donated items, the hard work of many volunteers, and the community attending and supporting this fundraiser. We enjoyed honoring the new carousel with this year's theme, Salute to the Adirondack Carousel."


Fair chairpersons

The Fair Committee, coordinated by Gloria Drucker, included Bobbie Leamer, room set up and break down; Diane Peterson, Joan Tyler and Ruth Fortune, day/evening chairs; Holly Huber, cashiers; Gloria Drucker, Treasurer.

Also, Joan Donaldson and Jessica Deeb, baked goods; Linda Jackson and Liz Johnson, toys; Barbara Plumadore, white elephant items and jewelry; Merle Smith and Karen Smith, mass market paperbacks; Bobbie Leamer, Janet Lorenzo, Don Morgan and Gloria Drucker, Community Room books; Ruth Fortune, children's books; Michele Tucker, Adirondack books; Holly Huber, audio/video; Joy Harvey, special books.

Other chairs were Adam Brayshaw, Members Night; Richard Leamer, Picnic Caf; Pat Wiley and Peggy Orman, publicity; Merle Smith, window poster.


Donations for Winter Book Sale

Books will be accepted during regular library hours for the Winter Book Sale, up until Thursday, January 31, 2013. The library is unable to accept the following items: textbooks, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, National Geographic hardcovers, Time/Life series, paperback romance, outdated medical, magazines, encyclopedias, home-recorded videos, tape cassettes, records and plastic crates.

Books should be in good, saleable condition, not having been stored in a garage or basement which causes items to become musty.


Have you seen?

"A Walk In the Woods," an exhibit from North Star Industries, will be on display from Sept. 12 to Oct. 8, in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Meet the artists at the Third Thursday Art Walk, 5 to 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 20.

Photographs, United States Army Medals, New York State National Guard Medals and certificates honoring Francis Earl Martin, arranged by his family, are on display in the William G. Distin Memorial Case.


Adirondack Research Room news

Curator Michele Tucker reports that a small handmade picture book, dated Sept. 5, 1921, was recently donated to the Adirondack Collection. The creator of the book wrote humorous poems and captions for the photographs she took while on a two- week, tenting vacation with several good friends on Moose Pond.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Adirondack Room book sale, part of Come to the Fair, such a success.



The library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for Columbus Day. Library hours are 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Tuesday and Thursday hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


In appreciation

Thank you to Autumn Buerkett and assistants for the Children's Acting Workshop offered for children in grades 2 to 5 on Aug. 15 and 22. Young people had fun doing improv skits, playing theater games, acting out stories and devising original skits inspired by very creative costumes.

We appreciate Ellen George maintaining the library garden and Ken Wiley mowing the grass this summer.


Acquisition highlights


Fiction: "The Spymasters" (Griffin), "The Prophet" (Koryta), "The St. Zita" (Rendell)

Nonfiction: "Life In the Cold: Introduction to Winter Ecology" (Marchand), "December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America" (Shirley)

Large print: "Sneaky Pie for President" (R. M. Brown), "Cop to Corpse" (Lovesey), "Heron's Cove" (Neggers)

Picture books: "Bramble and Maggie" (Haas), "The Tooth Mouse" (Hood), "Squid and Octopus" (Nyeu)

CDs: "Countdown" (Wiles), "The Bone House" (Freeman), "My Korean Deli" (Howe)

DVDs: "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Civil War: America Divided" and "Weird Vibes, A Paranormal Documentary."



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