Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 8 to 10

Books in every category, along with CDs, DVDs and puzzles, will be sold at the 29th annual Winter Book Sale on Feb. 8-10. (Photo provided — Pat Wiley)

The 29th annual Winter Book Sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Warm up between Winter Carnival events and browse through hundreds of hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles.

Many books for children, teens and young adults will be for sale. A large section of individually priced books will be found in the special books area, featuring Adirondack books, and newer fiction and nonfiction.

Book Sale Donations

The library is no longer accepting donations for the book sale. Donations will be accepted again starting Monday, March 5.

Annual Meeting Jan. 24

Library Board President Brian O’Connor announces that the annual meeting of the Saranac Lake Free Library will be held Wednesday, Jan 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Everyone is welcome to attend and members of the library may vote.

Along with the presentation of the 2018 budget and other reports, the meeting will include the election of two new Board of Trustees members. Refreshments will be served.

Library Luncheon Series

Library Luncheon Series Coordinator Rosalie Fontana reports that at noon on Thursday, Jan. 18, Julie Goren, Educational Director, Adirondack Mountain Club, will offer “Rarest of the Rare: Alpine Plants & Summit Stewards Who Protect Them.”

On February 1 Amy Catania and Aurora Wheeler, from Historic Saranac Lake, will present “Saranac Lake’s Cure Porches: Where TB Patients Sought Their Health.”

Fiction Book Group

The Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. to discuss “Absolution by Murder” by Peter Tremayne.

Science Book Group

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m., the Science Book Group will discuss “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life” by Edward O. Wilson.

‘Race: The Power of Illusion’

The study group for those interested in exploring racism in America will meet Monday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann.

Current Events Cafe

Come to this group Monday mornings Jan. 22 and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12, at 10:30 a.m. for good coffee and good conversation about local, national and world events.

Film Noir Series

“Spellbound,” the 1945 film, starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, will be shown Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m.

Story Time Programs

Thank you to Merle Smith, Hilde Hammond and Linda Grant for recent programs. Preschool Story Time is offered each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Have you seen?

Margaret Worden has set up a display in the lobby case featuring ice and snow, including books, memorabilia and early winter photographs of local scenes. Don’t miss the 1904 photograph of a woman sitting in a cure chair on the snowy porch of Riverside Inn.

Adirondack Research Room news

Thank you to Edward Comstock for his donation of “Adirondack Directory, 1902-1903.” This useful directory includes information about residents, organizations and businesses, along with early photographs.

The Adirondack Room will be closed in the mornings for inventory until the inventory is complete. The room will be open from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Acquisition highlights

Fiction: “Secrets of Cavendon” (Bradford), “Ditched 4 Murder” (Eaton), “Pachinko” (Lee)

Nonfiction: “Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life” (Hager), “Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?” (Heavey)

Large print: “A Talent for Murder” (Wilson), “Something Like Happy” (Woods), “The Luster of Lost Things” (Keller)

Juvenile fiction: “Coyote Tales” (King), “Shai & Emmie Break an Egg” (Wallis)

Picture books: “Pine and Boof: The Lucky Leaf” (Burach), “Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse” (Knowlton), “Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You!” (Cronin)

CDs: “Almost Sisters” (Jackson), “Caroline: Little House Revisited” (Miller), and “The Longevity Plan” (Day).


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