Come to the Fair Aug. 7-10

Come to the Fair returns to the Saranac Lake Free Library Aug. 7-10. (Photo provided — Pat Wiley)

“Welcome to Our Neighborhood” is the theme of the library’s popular summer event, Come to the Fair. There will be hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, along with DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games and baked goods. The Unique Boutique will return with a selection of jewelry, fashion accessories and handmade crafts.

The hours ofthe sale are as follows: Aug. 7, 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., half-price sale day, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, $5 bag of books sale.

Members’ night

As a thank you for their generous support of the library, those who have contributed to the 2018 Membership Campaign are welcome at a special opening on Monday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Come to the Fair


We are no longer accepting book donations for the Fair. This gives our volunteers time to sort the books and organize the sale. Please do not leave book donations on the Library’s porch.

The Unique Boutique is accepting donations of new, handmade, knitted, quilted,crocheted and any other craft or Adirondack creations. Women’s fashion accessories, jewelry, scarves, hats, artwork, collectables and boutique items are also appreciated. No dishes, glassware, appliances or garage sale items, please. The last date to donate is 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4.

Baked goods will be accepted starting 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, opening day.

Loon Lake Live

The library is hosting a series of short, classical,chamber concerts performed by the world-class musicians of Loon Lake Live. These free, family-oriented concerts will take place in the Children’s Room at 10:30 on the Saturday mornings of July 14, 21 & 28.

Have you seen?

There is a delightful display of Adirondack books and figurines in the lobby display case. Once again, Margaret Worden has brightened up the library foyer.

Current Events Cafe

All are welcome to join this group for good coffee and congenial conversation about local, national and world events. They will meet in the Dickert from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, July 16 and 19 On July 30 and Aug. 6 and 13, this group will meet at the Left Bank Cafe.

Book groups

The library’s book groups for fiction, science and racism will resume in the fall.

Acquisition highlights

Fiction: “The Gray Ghost” (Cussler), “The Hellfire Club” (Tapper), “Us Against You” (Backman), “The Moscow Offensive” (Brown), “By Invitation Only” (Frank) “Murder in Paradise” (Patterson).

Nonfiction: “The Assault on Intelligence” (Hayden), “West Like Lightning” (DeFelice), “How To Change Your Mind” (Pollen), “The Gentle Art of Death Cleaning” (Magnussen), “Calypso” (Sedaris), “Lost Person Behavior” (Koester), “The Thing With Feathers” (Strycker), “Facts and Fears” (Clapper).

Large Print: “The Best Cook in the World, Tales From My Mamma’s Table” (Bragg), “Robin” (Itzkoff), “This I Know” (Edwards), “Murder, Interrupted” (Patterson), “Shelter in Place” (Roberts).

Juvenile Nonfiction: “Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals” (Jenkins).

Picture Books: “The Best Mother” (Surrisi), “What’s Cooking, Moo Moo” (Miller).


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