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Noon lunch programs begin Nov. 7

October 11, 2013
By PAT WILEY , Saranac Lake Free Library

Coordinator Caper Tissot is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Luncheon Series will resume at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7 with Dr. Edward Hixson presenting "Three Expeditions to Mount Everest."

Nov. 21, Amy Catania will talk about "Cure In the North Country: Latin American Patients in Saranac Lake." Everyone is invited to come every other Thursday to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Home-school parents and students are cordially invited.

Bring your lunch, and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the library's Refreshments Committee, headed by Joy Harvey with help from Anne Boutilier, Siobhan Crary and Shirley Morgan. Margaret Worden takes care of correspondence. The programs run through April.

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Merle Smith presents a preschool story program with an animal theme.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)

To receive an email notification of the next program, call the library at 518-891-4190 or email


Connected histories

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The "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" Book Group will meet next at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, to discuss "When Asia Was the World" by Stewart Gordon. Monique Weston, professor emeritus from the University of Maryland, is leading the group that is coordinated by staff member Judy Oehler.


Fall book groups

The Science Book Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room to discuss "The Poisoner's Handbook" by Deborah Blum.

The fall Fiction Book Group will meet next on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room to discuss Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep."


Thursday morning Story Time

Thank you to Merle Smith for her recent program. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room. Join the fun at the Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31 with seasonal stories and festive treats. Children may come in costume.

All children are invited to stop at the library on Halloween to show their costumes and to receive a treat.


Tuesday evening Story Time

Tuesday evening Story Time, held the third Tuesday of the month, will be on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m., with Terry Perkins presenting stories with a fall/pumpkin theme.


Have you seen?

"Dimensions," works by Cat Micheels and Michele Lacey, are on exhibit in the Community Room through Oct. 31.


Adirondack Research Room news

"Images of America: Wilmington and the Whiteface Region," by the Wilmington Historical Society - including seven photographs from the Adirondack Research Room - was recently added to the collection, along with "The Rev. Samuel Smith and Family, 1804-2006" by James and Patricia Richards. Rev. Smith was the third person to settle with his family in the Saranac Lake area in 1838.


Membership Campaign

The 2013 Membership Campaign has reached 82 percent of its goal. Thank you to everyone who has participated. The library board of trustees members appreciate all donations. If you would like to receive a membership envelope, please call the library or stop at the circulation desk.



The library will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day.


In appreciation

The library board of trustees honored Gloria Drucker recently by placing her name on the Library Honor Roll perpetual plaque. Gloria has coordinated the Come to the Fair summer sale since 2001 and chaired the Winter Book Sale in 2012 and 2013. She comes in each week to presort donated books.

Following the construction project in 2003, Gloria donated the sod for the front lawn and maintained the front garden for many years. She made possible the purchase of the book bank by the library's front entrance, as well as chairing the committee that brought the library's art collection up to archival standards, having outdated materials replaced with archival matting and conservation glass, and having some works reframed. Gloria supplies and hangs the holiday wreaths in front of the library each December.

While serving a five-year-term on the board of trustees, Gloria was president from 2010 to 2011 and treasurer in 2012.


Acquisition highlights

Fiction: "Never Go Back" (Child), "W Is for Wasted" (Grafton), "Bones of the Lost" (Reichs)

Nonfiction: "Salinger" (Shields), "The Guns at Last Light" (Atkinson)

Large print: "The Mayan Secrets" (Cussler), "Blind Justice" (Perry), "Tragic" (Tanenbaum)

Young adult: "The Outside" (Bickle), "Crown of Midnight" (Maas), "Love In the Time of Global Warming" (Block)

Picture books: Twelve new board books, well suited for toddlers, have been added to the picture book section.

CDs: "The Aviator's Wife" (Benjamin), "Lone Wolf" (Picoult), "The Silver Star" (Walls).



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