Fall programs at the library

LIBRARY GARDEN VOLUNTEER — Stevie Summers, standing by a Russian Sage plant in August, maintains the library garden. Funds from a memorial donation for Dorothy Reichart Meagher were used to purchase annuals, fall mums and garden supplies. (Photo provided)

Library Luncheon Series

These free programs are offered at noon every other Thursday in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee.

On Dec. 1, Holly Wolff, president of Pendragon Theatre, will talk about “Using the Arts for Economic Revitalization in Downtown.” Joe Dockery, singer and musician, will present “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men,” a program of seasonal music on Dec. 15.

Science Book Group

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., the Science Book Group will discuss “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” by Franz De Waal.

Fiction Book Group

The Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker.

“Race: The Power

of Illusion”

The study group for those interested in exploring racism in America will meet Monday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. to discuss “Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party” by Joshua Bloom.

Great Films

“Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre, will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m.

Adult Coloring

It’s fun! It’s relaxing! And you go home with an object of beauty suitable for framing. The Adult Coloring Group will meet on Monday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m.

Story Time Programs

About 20 children enjoyed the Story Time Halloween Party on Oct. 27 with festive treats and stories presented by Merle Smith. Each child received a Halloween book. Join the fun each Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.

Knitting and quilting groups

These two groups meet in the Community Room and welcome everyone to join them. The knitting group, the Knitterondackers, meets each Thursday from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. The quilting group gets together once a month, usually on Saturday. Call the library at 518-891-4190 for additional information.

Have you seen?

Enjoy dolls from Quebec, Russia, China, Italy, India and many other countries in the front lobby case and children’s room case courtesy of Margaret Worden and Steve Sonnenberg.

Adirondack Research

Room news

Eighty-five archival storage boxes, purchased with money donated in memory of Bruce Kratts, will be used to store a large collection of Saranac Lake School District Register of Attendance Records. Schools include Gabriels, Bloomingdale, Petrova, River Street and Broadway Schools. Dates range from 1909 to 1973. These registers are sometimes the only proof of existence for people who lived in the area. The records indicate a child’s age, parents, address and daily attendance.


The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving Day.

Acquisition highlights

Fiction: “Home” (Coben), “Missing: A Private Novel” (Patterson), “Two By Two” (Sparks), “Today Will Be Different” (Semple)

Nonfiction: “Let Them Eat Dirt” (Finlay). “Born to Run” (Springsteen), “The Red Bandana” (Rinaldi)

Large print: “Infamy” (Tanenbaum), “Cruel Beautiful World” (Leavitt), “Small Great Things” (Picoult)

Young adult fiction: “The Changer’s Key” (Davis), “Shame the Stars” (McCall)

Juvenile fiction: “Book Uncle and Me” (Krishnaswami), “The Infinity Year of Avalon James” (Middleton)

Picture books: “King Baby” (Beaton), “Wonderfall” (Hall), “A Family Is a Family Is a Family” (O’Leary)

CDs: “The Summer I Dared” (Delinsky), “Homegoing” (Gyasi), “Lilac Girls” (Kelly)

DVDs: “The Lion in Winter,” “Birth of a Nation” and “Charlotte’s Web.”