Young people in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades are invited to take part in the 2013 Take a Bite Out of Books program. Youth Programs Coordinator Peggy Orman is looking for young people who like to read, like trivia contests and are quick on the buzzers! She promises lots of fun and prizes!
An organizational meeting is planned for Tuesday, March 12, at 4 p.m., in the Dickert Room at the library. The group will be reading six books and preparing for the Battle of the Books, a "Jeopardy"-style competition against teams from other libraries at the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh on Saturday, June 29.
Call the library at 518-891-4190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
SARANAC LAKE FREE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES — Standing from left are library Director Peter Benson with Elizabeth Johnson, Margaret Worden, Peter Lukens, David Trudeau and Donna Fulkerson. Seated from left are officers Adam Brayshaw, vice president; Diane Peterson, president; Shirley Morgan, secretary; and Anne Paulson, treasurer. William Chapin is not pictured.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)
Library Luncheon programs
Caper Tissot, Library Luncheon Series coordinator, reports that at noon on Thursday, March 14, in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room, Burdette Parks and fellow travelers will talk about "Travels in Peru." On March 28, Johnna Macdougal will present "Dancers Shake to West African Drumbeats." Bring your lunch and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the library's Hospitality Committee.
Thursday morning Story Time
We appreciate recent programs presented by Melinda Walton, Michelle Crowley and Suzanne Snizek. Preschoolers can enjoy story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room. There will be no story time on March 28 and April 4 during the school vacation.
Tuesday evening Story Time
Join Terrie Perkins for a St. Patrick's Day Tuesday evening story time March 19, at 5:30 p.m., in the Children's Room
Tuesday Book Group
The SLFL Book Discussion Group will continue meeting this spring to discuss authors writing in the early 20th century. Coordinator Judy Oehler explains, "The format will be one of a traditional book group with the next meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room, when we will discuss Willa Cather's 'My Antonia.' Join us!"
Board of Trustees officers
At the Jan. 23 board meeting, Diane Peterson was elected president of the board of trustees; Adam Brayshaw, vice president; Anne Paulson, treasurer; and Shirley Morgan, secretary. Donna Fulkerson, Elizabeth Johnson, Peter Lukens and Margaret Worden are serving continuing appointments, while William Chapin and David Trudeau are newly elected board members. An orientation for new board members was held on Feb. 20.
Have you seen?
Stop during regular library hours to view "Fabrications: Quilts and Other Fiber Arts" presented by Zee Buzy Beez and Friends, and coordinated by Mary Abendroth. The show runs through April 5.
Adirondack Research Room news
Curator Michele Tucker appreciates the help of volunteers with the Adirondack Room section of the Winter Book Sale and thanks the enthusiastic shoppers!
Winter Book Sale
Coordinator Gloria Drucker thanks the many hard-working volunteers who set up, sorted, cashiered and cleaned up the very successful 24th annual Winter Book Sale. Joy Harvey chaired special books while Merle Smith and Karen Smith headed up mass-market paperbacks. Community Room book area chairs were Janet Lorenzo, rows 1and 4; Gloria Drucker, row 2; Don Morgan, row 3.
Also, Joan Tyler chaired children and teens and Day 1; Holly Huber, audio/video, cashiers and Day 2; Dorris and Dick Loomis, special books cashiers; Elaine Sater, treasurer.
Thank you to everyone who assisted with Cabin Fever Cookies, especially Joy Harvey, who chaired the event.
A Parents' Corner has been set up in the Children's Room, where parents can browse materials and check out books on parenting and reading with children. New titles are "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" (Faber) and "Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads" (Greenberg)
Fiction: "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" (Chiaverini), "A Week of Winter" (Binchy), "Guilt" (Kellerman)
Nonfiction: "Mayo Clinic Guide to Healthy Pregnancy," "My Beloved World" (Sotomayor)
Large print: "Love Anthony" (Genova), "Return of the Thin Man" (Hammett), "Deadly Stakes" (Jance)
Young adult: "Uses for Boys" (Scheidt), "Hokey Pokey" (Spinelli), "Someone Like Summer" (Kerr)
Picture books: "Building Our House" (Bean), "Open This Little Book" (Klausmeier), "Brown Bear, Brown, What Do You See?" (Martin)
CDs: "The Last Runaway" (Chevalier), "American Heiress" (Goodwin) and "Milk Glass Moon" (Trigiani).