Fine Forgiveness Week

As part of our 2019 National Library Week celebration, the Saranac Lake Free Library will offer a “Fine Forgiveness” program for the week. No overdue fines will be assessed for any item that is returned during the week of April 7-13, 2019.

Current Events Cafe

Every Monday in April, and for the first three Mondays in May, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Dickert Room, coffee and tea are available for those looking to engage in congenial conversation about local, national and world events.

Library Lunch Series

On Thursday, April 18, Carl Bowen, director of nutritional services at Adirondack Health, will speak about “Today’s Perspectives on Healthy Eating.” Presentations of the Library Lunch Series run from noon to 1 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Bring soup or a sandwich if you like. Desserts and beverages will be served, compliments of the wonderful bakers on the Refreshment Committee.

Adirondack Research Room News

Curator Michele Tucker reports that the Adirondack Research Room has a varied collection of sheet music with strong local ties, including: “The Saranac Lake Carnival March” by M. E. DeGraff, an organist and music director at the Lake Placid Club, “T.B. Blues” (1931), and “Whippen’ That Old T.B.” (1933) by Jimmie Rodgers, “The Saranac Lake Waltz” by Clair H. Williams, (1903), “Beautiful Tupper Lake” by Gustav Sonnleitner, autographed, “Sing We Noel”, and other compositions by George Reynolds, referred to as NCCC’s Mr. Music Man, Bela Bartok piano compositions, and “Melancholy Baby” and over 40 other musical compositions and songs by Ernie Burnett, a tuberculosis patient from New York City, who came to cure at Will Rogers and stayed, setting up his own music publishing house.

Great Films

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will be shown in the Cantwell Room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Admission is free and open to the public.

Science Book Group

“Never Home Alone, From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live” by Bob Dunn will be discussed on Tuesday, April 16, at 2 pm. This group meets in the Dickert Room.

Fiction Book Group

On Tuesday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room, the library’s fiction book group will discuss “There There” by Tommy Orange.

Have You Seen?

The fluffle of bunnies, that usually resides in Margaret Worden’s attic, is visiting the library. They are nestled in the display case in the children’s room.

Acquisition Highlights

Adult Fiction: “Cemetery Road” (Iles), “Never Tell” (Gardner), “The Roots of Heaven” (Gary), “Erotic Stories for Punjab Women” (Jaswal), “Cherokee America” (Verble), “The Heavens” (Newman), “Trail of Lightning” (Roadhorse), “The Malta Exchange” (Berry), “Silent Night” (Steel).

Adult Non-Fiction: “Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” (Hawken), “Worried?” (Johnson), “The expectant Father” (Brott), “Never Enough” (Grisel), “Say Nothing” (Keefe), “Mama’s Last Hug” (Waal), “The World in Six Songs” (Levitin), “Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to “Hillbilly Elegy” (Appalachian), “Devotions” (Oliver) “Solitary” (Woodfox).

Large Print Fiction: “She Was the Quiet One” (Campbell), “The Red Address Book” (Lundberg), “She Would Be King” (Moore), “An Art of Villainy” (Weaver), “Wolf Pack” (Box).

Large Print Non-Fiction: “The Fifth Risk” (Lewis), “American Prison” (Bauer), “Heavy, an American Memoir” (Laymon), “Biased, Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do” (Eberhardt).

Juvenile Fiction: “Straw in the Gold, Fairy Tales Re-Spun” (McKay), “Merci Suarez Changes Gears” (Medina), “Hazy Bloom and the Mystery Next Door” (Hamburg), “Beast Rider” (Johnston), “Tree of Dreams” (Resau).

Juvenile Non-Fiction: “Titanosaur” (Carballido), “Superlative Birds” (Bulion), “The Truth About Elephants” (Eaton), “The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog – and Other How-To Poems” (Janeczko).

Easy Fiction: “The Curious Garden” (Brown), “When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree” (Deenihan), “The Second Sky” (Guest), “How to Give Your Cat a Bath” (Winstanley), “Underwear” (Harney).

Young Adult Fiction: “Moxie” (Mathieu), “Some Boys” (Blount), “All the Rage” (Summers), “Faking Normal” (Stevens), “The Gospel of Winter” (Kiely).

Audio CDs: “The Golden Tresses of the Dead” (Bradley), “The Which Way Tree” (Crook), “Brooklyn” Toibin), “There, There” (Orange).

DVDs: “Charles in Charge: the Complete First Season”, ” He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Volumes 1 and 2″, “The Tuxedo.”


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