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Much activity at the Saranac Lake library

This new mural in the Saranac Lake Free Library’s children’s room is by artist Jenny Curtis. (Provided photo — Jenny Curtis, Saranac Lake Free Library)

Watercolors and alcohol inks by the artists of Cosmic Studios will continue to be on display in the Cantwell Room through Oct. 26. The exhibit will be open during the Third Thursday Art Walk on Sept. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Great Comedy

The 1934 movie “The Thin Man,” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, will be shown in the Cantwell Room on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. This black-and-white classic film has been described as a comedy, crime, drama, mystery and thriller.

Current Events Cafe

The Cafe, where good coffee and tea accompany congenial conversation about local, national and world events, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on following Mondays: Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7.

Fiction Book Group

The fiction book group meets again at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to discuss “Everything is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Racism Study Group

This group will meet in the Dickert Room at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, to begin talking about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David Blight. The discussion will continue on Monday, Oct. 21.

Science Book Group

Mark Kurlansky’s book, “Milk! a 10,000 Year Food Fracas” will be reviewed at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Look at this!

The display case in the lobby holds a beautiful exhibit about lichens, truffles and mushrooms. Susan Hopkins has included and array of books, samples and memorabilia about these fungi. The display is very informative and pleasing to the eye. Thank you, Susan.

Adirondack Research Room news

A group of pencil drawings and watercolor paintings of Lake Flower by George Frederick Gennerich were recently donated to the Adirondack Room. Curator Michele Tucker researched the artist using TB records, disinfection records, old phone books and other sources, and discovered that Gennerich, born in 1885, was the son of a prominent head of a wholesale grocery business.

Records show Gennerich in Saranac Lake in 1924 and until his death in 1971 at the age of 86. A professional salesman, he came to Saranac Lake to cure from New York City, drawing and painting the lake from his third-floor balcony on the Beardsley Cottage at 67 River St. The cottage was located near the current Ice Palace site, and many scenes show buildings across the lake. The works were originally owned by Marge Lamy.

Children’s Story Time

SLFL’s Preschool Story Time will resume on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. This 30-minute activity is open to all accompanied preschoolers.

Recent acquisitions

Fiction: “The Inn” (Patterson), “New Girl” (Silva), “Hunter’s Moon” (Caputo), “Beijing Payback” (Neih), “Chances Are” (Russo), “Outfoxed” (Brown), “In the Heat of the Moment” (Sten), “Lock Every Door” (Sager), “Inland” (Obreht), “The Bitterroots” (Box), “The Lager Queen of Minnesota” (Stradel).

Nonfiction: “Moon USA National Parks, a Complete Guide to All 59 Parks” (Lomax), “The Ice at the End of the World” (Gertner), “Natural Rivals, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot and the Creation of America’s Public Lands” (Clayton), “And How Are You, Dr. Sacks” (Farrar), “Kochland, the Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America” (Leonard), “Beyond Charlottesville” ( McAuliffe).

Large Print Fiction: “The Bird King” (Wilson), “The Binding” (Collins), “A Dangerous Collaboration” (Raybourn), “Labyrinth” (Coulter), “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” (Richardson).

Large Print Nonfiction: “Save Me the Plums, My Gourmet Memoir” (Reichl), “An American Summer” (Kotlowitz).

Juvenile Fiction: “Mega Bat and Fancy Cat” (Humphrey), “The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School” (Mahoney), “Not If I Can Help It” (Mackler), “Each Tiny Spark” (Cartaya).

Juvenile Nonfiction: “5 Worlds, The Red Maze” (Siegel), “All Heart, My Dedication and Determination to Become One of Soccer’s Best” (Lloyd), “Up Verses, Down, Poems, Paintings and Serious Nonsense” (Brown).

Easy Fiction: “The Great Indoors” (Falatko), “Motor Mouse” (Rylant), “Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family” (Zunon), “Sea Glass Summer” (Houts).

Music CD: “Jamcrackers” (Berggen), “Let’s Talk About Love” (Dion), “Brothers in Blue” (King).

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