Library working on year-end appeal

The library’s year-end appeal has two purposes: to remind our community of the services and activities offered by the library, and to offer the community the opportunity to support the library.

The appeal supports operations for the library, which is open and staffed six days a week, year-round. The cost of supplies and utilities continue to increase and must be paid.

Library Lunch Series

Sue Grimm Hanley will present “Monarchs and More: Butterflies of the Adirondacks” on Thursday, November 15. The program begins at noon. Comelearn what butterflies need to survive and thrive. Hear how climate change is impacting butterflies. You are welcome to bring soup and/or a sandwich. Desserts and beverages are provided. The Library Lunch is free and open to everyone.

Story Time Program

Preschool story time for caregivers and preschoolers will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. There will be no story time on Thanksgiving Day.

Current Events Cafe

This group will not meet on Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans’ Day: instead they will gather on Tuesday, November 13 at the same place. Everyone is welcome at the Current Events Cafe to participate in discussions about local, national and world events. On Nov. 19 and 26 this group will again meet in the Dickert Room from 10:30 to noon.

Have You Seen?

Pat Wiley’s enchanting dollhouse collection is on display in the lobby. Take a moment to study and admire this treasure.

Fiction Book Group

“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2002, is the book to be discussed on Tuesday, December 4. This group meets in the Dickert Room at 2 p.m.

Science Book Group

On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., the science book group will meet to discuss “Braiding Sweet-Grass” by Robin Kimmerer.

“What the Eyes Don’t See, a Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City” by Mona Hannah-Attisha is the book to be explored on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Racism Study Group

This group will review “There There”, a novel by Tommy Orange, on Monday, November 19,at 2p.m. in the Dickert Room.

On Dec. 10, a Monday, “My Brother Moochie, Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime” by Isaac J. Bailey will be discussed.

Great Films Series

The 1957 courtroom drama, “12 Angry Men,” starring Henry Fonda will be shown in the Cantwell Room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.


Easy Picture Books: “Douglas, You’re a Genius” (Adamson), “I’m Tough” (McMullen).

Juvenile Fiction: “Power to the Princess” (Murrow), “The Magicians of Elephant County” (Perry), “A Story Like the Wind” (Lewis), “Dragons in the Bag” (Elliott), “The Case of the Berry Burglars” (O’Donnell).

Juvenile Nonfiction: “Something Rotten, A Fresh Look at Roadkill” (Montgomery)

Young Adult: “Other Wood” (Hautman), “Hey, Kiddo” (Krosoczka), “Kingdom of Ash” (Maas).

Fiction: “Transcription” (Atkinson), “Time’s Convert” (Harkness), “Holy Ghost” (Sandford), “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Owens), “Ambush” (Patterson), “Tundra Kill” (Jones)

Adult Nonfiction: “The Revolutionary Genius of Plants” (Mancuso), “American Dialogue, The Founders and Us” (Ellis), “Good and Mad, The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” (Traister), “Gandhi, the Years That Changed the World” (Guha), “Frederick Douglas, Prophet of Freedom” (Blight), “American Prison” (Bauer), “Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” (Hastings).

Large Print: “Give Me Your Hand” (Abbott), “The Storm” (Anwar), “Gone So Long” (Dubus), “A Spark of Light” (Picoult), “George and Barbara Bush” (Sosa).


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