No more nonfiction accepted for book sale

The library has changed which items are acceptable donations for its book sale. Nonfiction books will no longer be accepted. We welcome adult, young adult and children’s fiction, music CDs and unabridged audio books on CD and DVD. Adirondack books are also acceptable.

All donations must be in good condition. Without exception, all donations from institutions must be approved by the library director. Any donations left in the book bank or outside the library will be discarded.

Library Lunch Series

At noon, on Thursday, Nov. 21, Seth McGowan, vice president of Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory, will offer a computer projected tour of the night sky, pointing out various constellations. All presentations of the Library Lunch Series are free and open to the public. Bring soup or a sandwich to the Cantwell Room if you like, and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Refreshment Committee.

Take a look

The display case in the lobby holds an exceptional display of origami, the delicate Japanese art of paper folding. This beautiful arrangement is the work of Margaret Worden and Pat Wiley.

Don’t miss

Several of our local home school families have graced the children’s room display case with a very creepy, crawly display of spiders. Books about these arachnids can be found atop the case.

Adirondack Research Room

Ezra Schwartzberg of Saranac Lake has donated four first-edition, very useful 2018 maps from Green Goat Maps: a Saranac Lake Boating and Fishing Map, Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Cycling Map, AuSable River Fly Fishing Map, and Lake George Boating and Trails Map. The maps include information about responsible recreation and promote environmental stewardship.

Current Events Cafe

This group is open to anyone who enjoys good coffee or tea and congenial conversation about local, national and world events. They will meet on the following Mondays: Nov. 12, 18 and 25 and Dec. 2 and 9, from 10:30 to noon in the Dickert Room.

Fiction Reading Group

On Tuesday, Dec. 3 this group will gather at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room to discuss “The House of the Spirits” by Isabelle Allende.

Science Book Group

“The Invention of Nature” by Andrea Wulf will be discussed at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Study Group on Racism

“Dying of Whiteness” by Jonathen M. Metzl, which is subtitled, “How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland,” will be reviewed by this group, which will meet in the Dickert Room on Monday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.

Great comedy films

“Tootsie,” with Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Jessica Lange, Sydney Pollack and Geena Davis, will be shown in the Cantwell Room on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Recent acquisitions

Fiction: “The Water Dancer” (Coates), “The Shape of Night” (Gerritson), “This Tender Land” (Krueger), “The Girl Who Lived Twice” (Lagercranz), “The Dutch House” (Patchett), “The Giver of Stars” (Moyes), “A Better Man” (Penny).

Nonfiction: “Thus Spoke the Plant” (Gagliano), “We Are the Weather” (Foer), “The Anarchy: the East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire” (Dalrymple),“Infused, Adventures in Tea” (Lovell).

Large print: “Layover” (Bell), “The Long Call” (Cleeves).

Large print nonfiction: “Toil and Trouble” (Burroughs), “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” (Gottlieb).

Juvenile fiction: “Max Einstein, Rebel with a Cause” (Patterson), “The Case of the Girl in Grey” (Stratford), “The Case of the Missing Moonstone” (Stratford).

Easy fiction: “I Want a Dog” (Agee), “Stormy” (Goujing), “Field Trip to the Moon” (Hare), “My Wild Cat” (Simler).

Music CDs: “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (Scott), “Live Traditions” (Inisheer).

DVDs: “Castle in the Sky,” “House of Cards Trilogy,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “A Smile as Big as the Moon,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth.”


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