Come to the Fair

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Books, books and more books — hardcover, paperback, fiction and nonfiction — will all be for sale at Saranac Lake Free Library’s 2019 “Come to the Fair.”

There will also be gently used puzzles and games, DVDs, audio books on CD and music CDs. Baked goods will be for sale the morning of Aug. 6.

The Unique Boutique is back with beautiful new handmade crafts, knitted, quilted and crocheted items, as well as jewelry and women’s fashion accessories. The sale runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 8.

Members’ Night

If you have made a contribution to the library’s 2019 membership campaign, you are eligible for early admission to the sale. Members’ Night is Monday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


The last date to donate items for the Unique Boutique is 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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

The library will be accepting book donation again on Monday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 27. Please refrain from leaving book donations on the porch. Donations left outside the library will be discarded.

Adirondack Research Room

Curator Michele Tucker reports that a wide selection of Adirondack books, pamphlets, postcards, photographs and ephemera will be for sale in the Special Books Area at “Come to the Fair” on Members’ Night and throughout the sale. Items are individually priced.

Summer Reading Program

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of the Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program. Children from pre-K through fourth grade are invited to learn about outer space and explore the wonders of the universe with music, projects, games and books. Preregistration is not required, and participants are welcome at any or all of the sessions. This free program takes place on Wednesdays, July 10, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Cantwell Room. For more information or to sign up, phone the Saranac Lake Free Library at 518-891-4190.

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.

Fiction Book Group

This group will meet again in September. If you want to get a head start, pick up Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.”

Racism Study Group

“Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David Blight will be the focus of this group, which will resume meeting in September.

Science Book Group

In September, this group will discuss the book “Milk! a 10,000-Year Food Fracas” by Mark Kurlansky.

Take a Look

Summer is baseball season. The display case in the lobby is full of books and memorabilia celebrating this wonderful sport. Thank you, Margaret Worden.

New acquisitions

Fiction: “Big Sky” (Atkinson), “Summer of ’69” (Hilderbrand), “The Tale Teller” (Hillerman), “In West Mills” (Winslow), “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (Brodesser-Akner), “The Farm” (Ramos), “The Gone Dead” (Benz), “The Rationing” (Wheelen).

Nonfiction: “The World’s Fastest Man” (Kranish), “Conscience, the Origins of Moral Intuition” (Churchland), “Running to the Edge” (Futterman), “A Woman of No Importance” (Goillot), “This Land is Our Land, an Immigrant’s Manifesto” (Mehta).

Large Print Ficton: “Those People” (Candish), “Whiskers in the Dark” (Brown), “Murder in an Irish Pub” (O’Connor), “The Things We Cannot Say” (Rimmer).

Large Print Nonfiction: “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” (Cep), “We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It, a Memoir of My Irish Boyhood” (Phelan).

Young Adult: “The Bane Chronicles” (Clare), “Puddin'” (Murphy), “The 57 Bus” (Slater).

Juvenile Fiction: “Dumpster Dog” (Gutman), “Secret of the Peaceful Warrior” (Millman), “The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner” (Prachett), “The Lost Girl” (Ursu).

Juvenile Nonfiction: “Pride, the Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag” (Milk).

Easy Fiction: “A Piglet Named Mercy” (Dicamillo), “The Boy and the Bindi” (Shraya), “Elephants Cannot Dance” (Willems).

Audio CDs: “The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Morton), “A Christmas Journey” (Perry).

Music CDs: “Now That I’ve Found You” (Krauss), “The Essential Bruce Springsteen” (Springsteen), “Come Away With Me” (Jones).

DVDs: “Brokeback Mountain,” “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Temple Granin,” “Yellow Submarine.”


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