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Adult and children’s programs at the library

January 5, 2011

Library Lunch Programs

Library Lunch Series Coordinator Caper Tissot reports that the programs got off to a rousing start with more than 90 people attending the first program on Nov. 4, which included historic films of Saranac Lake with a lively commentary by James Griebsch assisted by Howard Riley and Natalie Leduc.

At noon on Thursday, Nov. 18, Ted and Jan Gaylord will present "Welcoming Refugees the Jubilee Way." Bring a lunch to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room every other Thursday and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the library's Refreshments Committee.

On Dec. 2, Susan Hopkins will talk about "Mushrooms in the Adirondacks, A Closer Look." Shamin Allen will offer "Holiday Music" on Dec. 16.

To receive an email reminder shortly before each program, fill out a brief form at the library or call 891-4190.


Thursday Morning

Story Hour

Forty-eight children enjoyed the Story Hour Halloween Party, with spooky stories read by Merle Smith and festive treats. Special friends of the library donated gifts, including pumpkins filled with bubble soap and pencils decorated with homemade paper swans carrying jack-o-lanterns.

Arlene Day, Shannon Stratton, Mary Lawthers and Mary Hotaling presented recent programs. Preschool story hour is held each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room. Staff member Helen Sprague coordinates the programs.


Tuesday Evening

Saturday Morning

Story Hour

Tuesday evening Story Hour, held the third Tuesday of the month, will be on Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday morning Story Hour will be offered Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. with Barbe Skiff and Terrie Perkins presenting stories, poems and songs in the children's room.


Have you seen?

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks 2010 Traveling Art and Cover Show continues through Dec. 2 in the Cantwell Community Room.

Louise Plosila, president of the Paint and Palette Art Association, reports that the 25th annual Paint and Palette Winter Show runs from Dec. 6 to Jan. 5.


Adirondack Research Room news

The June 2010 issue of "The Journal of American Culture" was recently added to the Adirondack Collection. The article "Walker Percy's The Gramercy Winner: A Memoir of the American Tuberculosis Experience," by Dr. Jean S. Mason, is included in this issue, explains Curator Michele Tucker.

An associate professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Mason's research on well-known author Walker Percy was partially completed in the Adirondack Research Room, and the article includes images from the Adirondack Collection. Walker Percy was infected with TB while he was a medical intern at Bellevue and changed professions to become a writer while he cured in Saranac Lake.


Membership campaign

In spite of uncertain economic times, the 2010 SLFL Membership Campaign is progressing very well having reached 87% of its goal. The Board of Trustees thanks everyone who has contributed this year. It's not too late to become a member. To receive a membership envelope, stop at the circulation desk or call the library.



The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.


In appreciation

Thank you to student volunteers Amelia McDonnell and Sasha Van Cott for shelving many picture books in the children's room, along with completing other library tasks.


Acquisition highlights

Fiction: "The Reversal" (Connelly), "Fall of Giants" (Follett), "Don't Blink" (Patterson), "Nemesis" (Roth), "Santa Fe Edge" (Woods)

Nonfiction: "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" (Bryson), "How to Retire Happy" (Hinden), "Freestyle Snowboarding" (Rottman)

Large print: "Call Me Mrs. Miracle" (Macomber), "Getting Happy" (McMillan)

Picture books: "Eight Days: A Story of Haiti" (Danticat), "The Cat's Pajamas" (Edwards), "Tally Cat Keeps Track" (Harris)

Juvenile nonfiction: "Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers" (Weitman), "Play Better Hockey" (Davidson), "Phillis Sings Out Freedom" (Malaspina)

CDs: "Fall of Giants" (Follett), "Private Life" (Smiley), "Lucid Intervals" (Woods).



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