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Library Notes: Noon lunch programs begin Nov. 4

October 8, 2010
By PAT WILEY, Saranac Lake Free Library

Coordinator Caper Tissot is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Lunch Series will resume at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4 with James Griebsch, independent film and video director, presenting the kickoff program, "Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake's Past."

Griebsch has digitized and edited a number of 1920s historic 16 mm movies which have been archived in the library's Adirondack Research Room. He will be showing some of these films. Howard Riley and Natalie Leduc will join him in adding commentary.

Everyone is invited - if you are new in town, if you have a noon lunch break, if you enjoy hearing about interesting, unusual topics - come every other Thursday to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Home school parents and students are cordially invited.

Article Photos

Caperton Tissot, left, poses with James Griebsch, an independent film and video director who will present the Library Lunch Series’ kickoff program, “Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake’s Past,” at noon Nov. 4 at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
(Photo courtesy of the Saranac Lake Free Library)

Bring your lunch, and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the library's Refreshments Committee, headed by Joy Harvey, with help from Anne Boutillier, Siobhan Crary and Shirley Morgan. Judith Oehler provides secretarial assistance. The programs, originally started in 1985 by Jeanne DeMattos, will run through April.

If you would like to receive an e-mail notification of the next program, call the library at 891-4190 or stop at the circulation desk.


Thursday morning Story Hour

Thank you to recent readers Merle Smith and Michelle Crowley for opening the Story Hour season. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room.

The Halloween Party will take place on Thursday, Oct. 28, with seasonal stories and festive treats. Children may come in costume.

Many fall and Halloween books are on display and available to take out in the Children's Room. All children are invited to stop at the library on Friday, Oct. 29, to show their costumes and to receive a treat.


Tuesday evening Saturday morning story hour

Tuesday evening Story Hour, held the third Tuesday of the month, will be on Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday morning Story Hour, the first Saturday of the month, will be Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. These two programs are jointly sponsored by the SLFL and the North Country Childcare Network with Barbe Skiff and Terrie Perkins presenting stories, poems and songs.


Have you seen?

The "Neighbors from the North II" exhibit with painters, Jeanne Danforth and Kelly Matthews, and glassmaker Julia Holmes, continues through Oct. 28.

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks' "Cover Art Show" runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2.


Adirondack Research Room news

The Adirondack Room recently received a donation of two scrapbooks/journals created by John G. Coogan, who grew up in Saranac Lake, graduating from Saranac Lake High School in 1931 as class president. Coogan, who lettered in basketball and track and field, and acted in several plays, kept scrapbooks of his activities during 1929 to 1931. Coogan died in 2001.


Membership Campaign

Our annual Membership Campaign is progressing very well, having reached 76 percent of its goal. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. It's not too late to become a member. You can receive a membership envelope by stopping at the circulation desk or by calling the library.


Byki online language program

The Byki online language-learning system, designed for use by patrons of public libraries, is now available on the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System website. Study for a trip, brush up for a business meeting, or enrich your home schooling with this resource.

Available in over 70 languages, Byki has a variety of learning options that build listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. To begin, go to the CEFL system website,, and click on the Byki icon.



The library will be closed Monday, Oct. 11, for Columbus Day.


In appreciation

Thank you to Gordon Harris for assistance with refurbishing shelves used for the white elephant section of the summer book sale.


Acquisition highlights

Fiction: "The Cobra" (Forsyth), "The Postcard Killers" (J. Patterson), "Spider Bones" (Reichs)

Nonfiction: "The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read" (Solin), "Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World for Kids, 2011" (Sehlinger), "Mushrooms of Northeast North America" (Barron)

Large print: Tough Customer" (S. Brown), "Cure" (Cook), "Veil of Night" (Howard)

Picture books: "The Boss Baby" (Frazee), "The Pumpkin Mystery" (Wallace), "Ugly Pie" (Wheeler)

DVDs: "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Million Dollar Baby" and "World War I, the Great War."



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