Summertime at the library

The Adirondack Research Room received a copy of “Hollywood: Her Story, an Illustrated History of Women and the Movies” by Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges. It was given by former stuntwoman and local historian, Leslie Hoffman, who is included in the book, as well as several other performers with connections to Saranac Lake. To learn more about Saranac Lake’s connections to stars of the silver screen visit the Adirondack Research Room. We also have two copies of the book in circulation. Pictured, from left, are Michele Tucker, Adirondack Research Room Curator, Hoffman and Pete Benson, library director. (Photo provided — Jenny Curtis)

Book donations

The Saranac Lake Free Library will be accepting donations for the August “Come to the Fair” book sale only through June 29.

We appreciate donations of recently published non-fiction, hardcover and paperback fiction, DVDs and audio CDs. Puzzles and board games in good condition are also welcome. We cannot accept outdated medical books, textbooks, magazines, VHS or cassette tapes. We are unable to sell those items. Please do not bring donations after June 29. Donations left outside the library will be discarded.

Unique Boutique donations

The Unique Boutique is accepting donations of NEW handmade, knitted, quilted and crocheted items. Other craft or Adirondack creations. Jewelry, women’s fashion accessories, scarves, hats and boutique items are also acceptable. Early donations of jewelry and handcrafted items are appreciated.No dishes, glassware, appliance or garage sale items, please. We are accepting now. The last date to donate is 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3.

Baked goods will be accepted starting 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, opening day.

Summer Reading Program

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of the 2019 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program. The program is free and will meet on Wednesdays, July 10, 17 and 25, from 10 a.m. until noon. Leaders of the three groups: preschool, first and second grades, and third and fourth grades, are planning many fun activities and working with Youth Programs Coordinator Peggy Orman. Register by calling 518-891-4190, or by signing up at the library.

It is never too early to read with young children, and children never outgrow the need for their families to be involved in their reading and learning.

Current Events Cafe

This group gathers for good coffee or tea and congenial conversation about local, state, national and world events. They will meet on Mondays, June 17 and 24 and July 1 and 8.

Independence Day Holiday

The library will close on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.

Science Book Group

“The River of Consciousness” by Oliver Sacks will be discussed by this group, meeting in the Dickert Room at 2 pm, on Tuesday, June 18.

Adirondack Research Room News

The war diary of James A. Latour, a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy, was recently donated to the Adirondack Room. The opening date is unclear, but says, “June 15 Saipan secured,” so probably 1944. The last diary date is May 28, 1945, when Latour returned to the states.

The Latour family owned and operated Latour Fuel for four generations, and donated the property for the hospital, now Adirondack Health.

“We gratefully accept diaries with an Adirondack connection,” said Curator Michele Tucker.

Recent acquisitions

Fiction: “Someone Knows” (Scottoline), “Disappearing Earth” (Phillips), “Lost Roses” (Kelly), “Dawsons Fall” (Robinson), “Normal People” (Rooney), “Naaman” (Blake), The Kremlin Strike” (Brown), “The Big Kahuna” (Evanovich), “Once Upon a River” (Setterfield),

Non-fiction: “Everything in Its Place” (Sacks), “Conan Doyle for the Defense” (Fox), “The Mueller Report” (Mueller), “The Pioneers” (McCullough), “Ghosts of Gold Mountain” (Chang), The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide To Keeping Chickens” (Schneider), “Ukulele Favorites for Dummies” (Johnson), “The Moment of Lift” (Gates)

Large Print: “Golden Child” (Adam), “Before She Was Found” (Gudenkauf), “Late in the Day” (Hadley), “The Road Home” (Evans)

Large Print Non-fiction: “The League of Wives” (Lee), “Black is the Body: (Bernard), “The Book of Joy” (Bstan), “Insomnia” (Benjamin)

Juvenile Fiction: “Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls” (McMullen),

Easy Fiction: “Mia Mayhem vs. the Super Bully” (West), “How to Babysit Logan” (Metler),

DVDs: “Babylon A.D.”, “Cloud Street”, “Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries”, “The Four Horsemen”, “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries”, “Norma Rae”, “Prime Suspect.”

Music CDs: “21” (Adele), “Abbey Road” (Beatles), “From the Mars Hotel” (Grateful Dead), “Break Out” (Pointer Sisters), “Red” (Swift).

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