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Library Luncheon Programs

November 8, 2013
By PAT WILEY , Saranac Lake Free Library

Library Luncheon Series coordinator Caper Tissot reports that at noon on Thursday, Nov. 21, Amy Catania, will speak about "Cure in the North Country: Latin American Patients in Saranac Lake." Dec. 5 Lucas Christenson will talk about "Fledging Crow: Community Farm Rising."

Bring a lunch to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room every other Thursday and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee. To receive an email reminder shortly before each program, fill out a brief form at the library or call 891-4190.


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TUBERCULOSIS PATIENT CARD — Nov. 21 at the noon luncheon program, Amy Catania will talk about “Cure in the North Country: Latin American Patients in Saranac Lake.” A Tuberculosis patient card for Mr. Alfred Gonzalez, a Latin American patient, is shown with information about where he cured in 1920, his age, disease severity and his attending physician. The Adirondack Research Room has 27,238 original patient cards, saved from going to the dump years ago by a person who realized the future value the cards would have for those seeking information about family members who cured in Saranac Lake. Some of the card information is now available on a database.

NY state health insurance information sessions

Would you like to learn more about the New York State of Health, the official New York State Health Plan Marketplace? Call the library at 891-4190 to reserve your spot at one of two sessions being offered on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Jill Rock, education and outreach specialist with the Adirondack Health Institute, will give the presentation and will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act.


Connected Histories series

The "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" group will meet Monday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. to discuss "The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance" by Jim Al-Khalili.


Fall book groups

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

The Science Book Group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2:00 p.m. to talk about "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot.


Thursday morning Story Time

About 20 children, many in costume, enjoyed the Story Time Halloween Party on Oct. 31 with spooky stories read by Merle Smith and festive treats.

Thank you to Candy Wagner and Merle Smith for recent programs. Preschool Story Time is offered each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room.


Tuesday evening Story Time

Tuesday evening Story Time, offered the third Tuesday of the month, will be on Nov.19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Terrie Perkins will present "The Thanksgiving Holiday."


Thomas the Tank Tales program

Children are invited to a "Thomas the Tank Tales" program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Cantwell Community Room, offered by Mountain Lake PBS. The program will include stories, songs, crafts and a Thomas & Friends Christmas episode. Register at or call 563-9770.


Have you seen?

Enjoy a display, "Art and Artifacts from My Days in China," by Judith Coopy, in the Community Room through Nov. 28. The Paint and Palette Art Association Holiday Show opens Dec. 6, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.


Membership Campaign

Make a connection with our library through becoming a 2013 member. Membership donations provide a crucial part of the library budget, allowing us to continue with and add to the services we provide six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Last year, there were over 71,000 visits made to the library by preschoolers, students, adults and senior citizens.

In 2012 we circulated 64,726 items and added 2,499 items to the collection - books, CDs and DVDs -with the price of each item going up. Computers must be replaced and utility bills must be paid. Through your financial contribution, you show your commitment to the library and its mission "to provide educational and informational services traditional of a community library to residents of the greater Saranac Lake region." Today that includes many electronic resources.

Your financial support of this library is essential and is deeply appreciated.



The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 28, for Thanksgiving.


In appreciation

Thank you to everyone who has adopted a children's book for the library's collection. Books available for adoption are displayed on the circulation desk. The adopter may choose what will be written on the bookplate placed in the book. While the $7 charge does not cover the full cost of the book, it goes a long way to defray the cost.


Acquisition highlights

Fiction: "MaddAddam" (Atwood), "Full Blast" (Evanovich), "Doctor Sleep" (King), "How the Light Gets In" (Penny)

Nonfiction: "The Butler" (Allen), "One Summer" (Bryson), "An American Bride In Kabul" (Chester)

Large print: "The Final Cut" (Coulter), "Silencing Eve" (Johansen), "Who Asked You?" (McMillan)

Young Adult: "Burned" (Hopkins), "This Song Will Save Your Life" (Sales)

Picture books: "Snug As a Bug" (Ross), "Dog Comes Too" (Hutchins), "Cozy Light, Cozy Night" (Kleven)

CDs: "The Longest Ride" (Sparks), "The Lovesong of Jonny Valentine" (Wayne)

DVDs: "Charlie Wilson's War," "Golden Compass" and "Total Recall."



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