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Winter Carnival book sale and more

A new Saranac Lake Free Library patron shows off her library card. (Photo provided by Saranac Lake Free Library)

The Saranac Lake Free Library’s Winter Carnival Book Sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8. There will be great deals on books, gently used puzzles and games, DVDs and audio and music CDs.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

The SLFL will close on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Library Lunch series

On Thursday, Jan. 25, photographer Mark Kurtz will present “From Cabin Fever to Prehistoric Park: 30 Years of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Slideshow.” Library Lunches begin at noon and last for one hour. Bring soup or a sandwich. Drinks and desserts will be offered. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Current Events Cafe

The Cafe, where good coffee and tea accompany congenial conversation focusing on local, national and world events, will meet from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Dickert Room on Monday, Jan. 27, and on Tuesday, Jan. 21. This group will also meet at the Left Bank Cafe on Mondays, Feb. 3 and 10.

Fiction Gook Group

Toni Morrison’s book, “Song of Solomon” will be discussed on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Science Book Group

—On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m this group will review “The Fate of Food” by Amanda Little.

Racism Study Group

This group studying racism will meet at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 to consider the book, “Beyond Charlottesville, Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism” by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Great comedy

Where were you in ’62? Come to the library on Tuesday, Jan. 28. At 2 p.m. in the Cantwell Room there will be a showing of the movie “American Graffiti.”

On display

The Knitterondackers meet every Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 in the Cantwell Room. Beginning knitters are welcome. These artists have placed some samples of their work in the lobby display case. Their craftsmanship is amazing. The arrangement is dedicated to “Friend and Fellow Knitter, Ellie Leedom.”

Adirondack Research Room news

The Adirondack Room holds the outstanding Natalie Bombard LeDuc Collection of skiing books, periodicals, catalogs, music and videos. Donated to the library in 2016, the collection covers numerous aspects of skiing, including instruction on how to ski, how to teach skiing, and the history of skiing, along with biographies, fiction books and children’s stories.

Of particular interest is “The Skiing Life” by Henry Ives Baldwin, a Saranac Lake native and the son of well-known TB physician Dr. Edward R. Baldwin. Henry grew up in the family home at 6 Church St. (which later served for many years as the Budget Box). “The Skiing Life” has fascinating tales of a boyhood skiing in Saranac Lake around 1901 to 1920.

The public is welcome to use the collection by making an appointment with Curator Michele Tucker, 518-891-0807.

Acquisition highlights

Fiction: “To the Land of Long Lost Friends” (McCall Smith).

Nonfiction: “The Ultimate Scholarship Book” (Tanabe), “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the U.S.” (Dunbar-Ortiz), “Honeybee Democracy” (Seely), “Vicksburg, Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy” (Miller), “A Warning” (Anonymous).

Large print: “Ninth House” (Bardugo), “Fleishman Is in Trouble” (Brodesser-Ankner), “The Dog I Loved” (Wilson).

Large print nonfiction: “The Vagabonds” (Guinn), “Hymns of the Republic” (Gwynne).

Young adult: “Children of Virtue and Vengence” (Adeyemi), “Rebel Girls, Stand with the Girl beside You” (Keenan), “Frankly in Love” (Yoon).

Juvenile fiction: “River” (Cooper), “Bonjour Lonnie” (Ringgold).

Juvenile nonfiction: “Earth by the Numbers” (Jenkins), “Lion of the Sky” (Salas).

Easy fiction: “The Going to Bed Book” (Boynton), “Stop, Drop & Roll” (Cuyler), “Quantum Physics for Babies” (Ferrie), “Rocket Science for Babies” (Ferrie).

DVDs: “Angels in the Outfield,” “Downton Abbey, the Motion Picture,” “Liar, Liar,” “Spiderman Far from Home,” “Essential Pepin,” “Amazing Dogs,”