The Annual Meeting of the Saranac Lake Free Library will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m., in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. All are welcome to attend and members of the library may vote.
Along with the presentation of the 2011 budget and other reports, the meeting will include the election of two new board of trustees members.
The Saranac Lake Free Library is pictured Jan. 5 on a sunny morning. The photograph was taken from the veranda of the Hotel Saranac. (Photo — Pat Wiley)
Winter Book Sale
Chair Holly Huber reports that the 22nd annual Winter Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, in the Community Room, as part of the Winter Carnival festivities.
Thousands of hardcover and paperback books will be for sale at bargain-basement prices, along with a large selection of special books individually priced. Many audiocassettes, videocassettes, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles will also be for sale.
Around 40 volunteers will assist with setting up, sorting and selling. Presorting was completed by Gloria Drucker and Merle Smith. Children will be decorating the Community Room with Medieval Times pictures colored in the children's room.
Book sale donations
All donations must come in by Friday, Feb. 4, to give the committee time to organize the books and other materials. The library does not accept textbooks, Reader's Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, paperback romances, records, home-recorded DVDs or magazines. Books should be in good, salable condition.
Library Lunch Programs
Caper Tissot, Library Lunch Series coordinator, reports that at noon on Thursday, Jan. 20, Lee Gaillard will talk about "The American Flight 587 Disaster: How Ready Are We for the New Hi-Tech Jetliners?"
On Feb. 3, Laura Rice, chief curator of the Adirondack Museum, will present "Night Vision: The Wildlife Photography of Hobart V. Roberts." Bring your lunch to the Cantwell Community Room and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the library's Refreshments Committee.
Thursday Morning Story Hour
The 10:30 a.m. Thursday Story Hour Program will continue in the Children's Room with a variety of readers presenting stories each week. Thank you to Merle Smith for presenting the Holiday Party program.
Evening and Saturday Story Hour
Tuesday evening story hour, offered once a month, will resume on Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Room.
The next Saturday morning story hour program, also offered once a month, will be given on Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m., with stories related to the carnival - having Fun in the Snow.
The programs are jointly sponsored by the library and the North Country Childcare Network. Terrie Perkins and Barbe Skiff will present the stories, poems and songs.
Have you seen?
"Sweeping Views," an exhibit of 10 vintage panoramic photographs by William F. Kollecker, will be on display in the Community Room through Feb. 3. Kollecker, a well-known photographer in the North Country, worked in Saranac Lake for 50 years. The photographs cover a time period from around 1910-1920 and they are accompanied by interpretive material.
This show was originally planned by Barbara Parnass, with design assistance from Stephen Horne, using materials from the Adirondack Research Room. It includes views from the Harrietstown Road, the Saranac River Valley, Baker Mountain and the upper golf course of the Lake Placid Club. Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Villages are seen in closer views.
The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The library board appreciates community support in reaching our 2010 membership goal. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Fiction: "Port Mortuary" (Cornwell), "Crescent Dawn" (Cussler), "Full Dark, No Stars" (King), "Cross Fire" (J. Patterson)
Nonfiction: "Making Divorce Work" (Mercer), "Everything Diabetes Cookbook" (Scalpi), "Colonel Roosevelt" (Morris), "Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History" ( Local author Caperton Tissot)
Large print: "How to Be an American Housewife" (Dilloway), "Work Song" (Doig), "In Harm's Way" (Pearson), "The Other Side" (Robb)
Picture books: "Flora's Very Windy Day" (Birdsall), "Bella and Stella Come Home" (Denise), "Lots of Dots" (Frazier), "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" (Lightfoot)
CDs: "Anthem" (Stephenson), "Secret Supper" (Sierra), "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" (Sedaris), "Emperor of All Maladies" (Mukherjee)