Library Notes, by Christy Fontana

Much activity at the Saranac Lake 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 ...

Come to the Fair

Art show - Cosmic Studio, a new art organization, will hold its inaugural exhibit in the Cantwell Room from Sept. 2 through Oct. 26. The exhibit features the work of Betty Boothe, Debra Smith and Leigh Ann Tahash. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 ...

Come to the Fair

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 ...

Summertime at the library

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 ...

May is Membership Month

Who is a member? - If you have a library card you are a patron, which entitles you to all library services. You become a member when you fill out a membership form and make a contribution to the annual Member Campaign. - Why a membership campaign? - This is the time of year when you are ...

Fine Forgiveness Week

As part of our 2019 National Library Week celebration, the Saranac Lake Free Library will offer a “Fine Forgiveness” program for the week. No overdue fines will be assessed for any item that is returned during the week of April 7-13, 2019. --- Current Events Cafe Every Monday in ...

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Born March 2, 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated more than 60 books. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 1984 citing his contribution to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents. --- Library Lunch Series On ...

There’s Facebook and there’s Bookface

Staff member, Jenny Curtis, has enhanced our presence in digital media. Bookface is a worldwide social media phenomenon. The trend started in 2012 and has evolved into precision photography experiments that libraries and bookstores across the globe share. It is a visually appealing and fun ...

The Winter Carnival Book Sale will go on

Yes! There will be a Winter Carnival Book Sale. Roy Rosenbarker has taken a leadership role, and is already helping to sort books. Look for the sale on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --- Current Events ...

Start the new year at the library with a healing program

Library Lunch Series On Thursday, Jan. 3, Suzanne Weirich and Helene Gibbens will present a program entitled, “Healing Anxiety and Stress through Nature Practices.” This sounds like a wonderful way to start the new year. The program begins at noon in the Cantwell Community Room. ...

Library working on year-end appeal

The library’s year-end appeal has two purposes: to remind our community of the services and activities offered by the library, and to offer the community the opportunity to support the library. The appeal supports operations for the library, which is open and staffed six days a week, ...

Library’s Research Room can be helpful

Adirondack Research Room --- Curator Michele Tucker reports the completion of a long-term project organizing and providing archival storage for local school records for 1909-1972. Since this was before the centralization, schools were from Brighton, Santa Clara, Harrietstown and St. ...

Meet the fish

Book Donations The SLFL has made some adjustments regarding donations for our Winter Carnival BookSale. We will begin accepting donations on Monday, Oct. 1, during regular library hours. Donations left outside the building will be discarded. We will accept only items in good condition: ...

Library sails through the summer months

Labor Day Weekend The library will be closed on Sept. 1, 2, and 3 in observance of the holiday. --- Saturday Hours The library will again be open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning September 8. --- In appreciation A tremendous thank you to ...

Come to the Fair Aug. 7-10

“Welcome to Our Neighborhood” is the theme of the library’s popular summer event, Come to the Fair. There will be hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, along with DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games and baked goods. The Unique Boutique will return with a selection of ...

Children’s Summer Reading Program begins July 11

The 2018 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program will meet on Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. until noon. “Libraries ROCK!” is the theme that will tie together many delightful stories, projects and activities for the free series. Leaders of the three groups — preschool, ...

Library has a new website

Have you seen? Saranac Lake Free Library’s new website was launched at www.slfl.org. We have attempted to make the site user-friendly. It has many tools for library patrons, such as access to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System catalog, online renewal, interlibrary loan requests and ...

Check out a baking pan at the library

Writer’s Note: It has been a pleasure putting together the Library Notes for the SLFL since 1998. Working with the staff of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise has been a smooth and enriching experience. Brittany Proulx, news editor, has been a joy to work with for many years. I am retiring from ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale today and Saturday

The 29th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the library, 109 Main Street. Find hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. A large section ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 8 to 10

The 29th annual Winter Book Sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Warm up between Winter Carnival events and browse through ...