Coordinator Caper Tissot is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Lunch Series will resume on Thursday, Nov. 1, with Peter Benson, Saranac Lake Free Library's director, presenting the kickoff program, "Role of the Librarian in the Future: What I will Do to Meet Those Needs."
On Nov. 15, Ralph Bennett will talk about "Genealogy: A Path to Exciting Discoveries." Everyone is invited to come every other Thursday to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Home school parents and students are cordially invited.
Bring your lunch and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the library's Refreshments Committee, headed by Joy Harvey, with help from Anne Boutilier, Siobhan Crary and Shirley Morgan. Elizabeth O'Brien is assisting with scheduling, while Margaret Worden takes care of correspondence. The programs will run through April.
LIBRARY LUNCH SERIES BEGINS — Library Lunch Series coordinator Caper Tissot (shown above) will be introducing Peter Benson, SLFL director, as the first speaker on Nov. 1 in the Community Room. “A Walk In the Woods,” an exhibit from North Star Industries, is displayed in the background.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)
To receive an email notification of the next program, call the library at 518-891-4190 or stop at the circulation desk.
Thursday Morning Story Time
Thank you to recent readers Melinda Walton and Merle Smith for opening the fall season. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Pries Children's Room.
The Halloween Party will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, 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 Wednesday, Oct. 31, to show their costumes and to receive a treat.
Tuesday Evening Story Time
Tuesday evening Story Time, held the third Tuesday of the month, will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Children's Room. Join the fun as Terrie Perkins presents stories about pumpkins and Halloween.
Young Adult section
Library director Peter Benson announces that a new Young Adult Section for young people in middle and high school has been set up in a special area found to your right as you enter the library. The collection was enhanced with 55 new books purchased with funds from the Patron Grant Program by state Sen. Betty Little. Books by Kristin Cashore, Garth Nix and Veronica Roth are among the very popular selections in the YA Section.
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner course
The library's reading group auditing the Yale Open Courseware class on Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner will be meeting in the Dickert Room alternating Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The topic for the next meeting on Oct. 16 will be Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Staff coordinator Judy Oehler said, "Each session we will discuss a specific book after viewing the related lectures at home." For those interested in joining the group, see the library website under "Activities" for a calendar, booklists and lecture topics or ask for information at the front desk.
Have you seen?
Contemporary and Abstract Woodcarvings by Rachel Lamb and Peter Ordway will be exhibited in the Community Room from Oct. 15 to Nov. 16. Stop by to see the show whenever the library is open.
Adirondack Research Room news
A photo album dating between 1912 and 1924 created by Vernon W. Wamsganz that includes early Saranac Lake Fire Department personnel; the fire house and fire-fighting equipment was recently donated to the Adirondack Room.
Also added was a manuscript of autographs of Hollywood stars who came to Saranac Lake in 1954 for the world premiere of "The Silver Chalice." Autographs are those of Virginia Mayo, Art Linkletter, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Alan Hale, Ann Robinson and George O'Hanlon.
The library board of trustees honored Merle Smith at its Sept. 10 meeting, recognizing her 30 years of volunteer service and adding her name to the Library Honor Roll. Merle served a five-year term on the board of trustees during the fund-raising for the 2002-2003 building addition and during the construction. She has presented hundreds of story hour programs, created numerous banners, and has kept the entrance bulletin board up-to-date. Merle also comes in each week to presort paperback books for the sales and is chair of the paperback section for the winter and summer sales.
The following are among the 211 items added to the collection in September:
-Fiction: "Tiger's Claw" (D. Brown), "The Tombs" (Cussler), "Zoo" (Patterson)
-Nonfiction: "Power of Habit" (Duhigg), "Bailout" (Barofsky), "How Children Succeed" (Tough)
-Large print: "The Time Keeper" (Albom), "By Starlight" (Garlock), "Bringing Up the Bodies" (Mantel)
-Picture books: "Olive and the Big Secret" (Freeman), "Penny and Her Doll" (Henkes), "Creepy Carrots" (Reynolds)
-CDs: "Death Message" (Billingham), "Freedom: The Story of My Second Life" (Oufkir)
-DVDs: "King's Speech," "Sherlock, Season 1" and "Little House on the Prairie, Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9."