Everyone is invited to stop by at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the library when a proclamation declaring it National Library Week will be read, followed by cake and coffee served by the library's Hospitality Committee.
"National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country," explains Library Director Peter Benson. This year Judy Blume, famous children's author of such much-loved books as 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret,' is honorary chair. National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contribution of libraries and to promote them. The 2014 theme is 'Lives Change @ the Library.'"
Members of the Saranac Lake Free Library Board of Trustees are, standing from left, David Trudeau, Margot Gold, Margaret Worden, Peter Lukens and Elizabeth Johnson; and seated from left, Anne Paulson (treasurer), Diane Peterson (president), Peter Benson (library director) and Adam Brayshaw (vice president). William Chapin and Maureen Sayles (secretary) are not in the picture.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)
Email notification for library events
Peter Benson is pleased to announce that you can now stay up to date about library programs and events through email.
"It's as easy as checking your email!" says Benson. "Just add your name and email address to the SLFL list on the circulation desk. You'll receive an E-Newsletter twice a month. This is worry free. The email list will not be shared with any other group, organization or business, and you can opt out at any time."
Library Lunch programs
Library Luncheon Series coordinator Caper Tissot reports that there is one more program in the spring series. At noon on Thursday, April 24, Marty Podskoch will offer "History, Lore and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Adirondacks."
Bring a lunch to the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room, and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Hospitality Committee.
TABOB youth reading program
Young people in fifth to seventh grades are participating in the ninth annual Take a Bite Out of Books program. Youth Programs Coordinator Peggy Orman explains: "The program is lots of fun, refreshments are served at each meeting, and prizes are given at the competition."
The group meets on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Dickert Room to discuss six books in preparation for the Battle of the Books, a "Jeopardy"-style competition against teams from other libraries on Saturday, June 28, at the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh.
Thursday Morning Story Time
The Story Time programs will resume at 10:30 a. m. on Thursday, May 1, after the spring school break. Thank you to recent readers Merle Smith and Candy Wagner.
Science and fiction reading groups
The Science Book Group, meeting next at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, will talk about "Polio: An American Story" by David M. Oshinsky. The Fiction Book Group will discuss "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell on Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m.
Connected Histories series
The next meeting of the Muslim Journeys: Connected Histories Reading Group will be on Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in the Dickert Room to discuss "House of Stone" by Anthony Shadid.
Have you seen?
In recognition of April - Poetry Month - Nadine McLaughlin will display "Double Vision," original poetry and illustrations, in the Cantwell Community Room through May 1. Enjoy the show during regular library hours.
Adirondack Research Room news
Curator Michele Tucker reports, "A very rare and valuable 1917 Mountain Home Telephone Company Directory for the Tri-Lakes area was recently donated. This directory fills a large gap between 1910 and 1921 in the Adirondack Collection. It not only lists names and phone numbers of people, but also of businesses that were previously unknown to have existed in the area. People doing genealogy or property research will find this donation a very valuable resource. This directory was found inside a wall of someone's home. The Adirondack Research Room would really appreciate more donations of this kind!"
Thank you to Joy Harvey, chair, and to the volunteers who assisted with Cabin Fever Cookies. Many patrons enjoyed this event.
Fiction: "Ripper" (Allende), "Whose Names Are Unknown" (Babb), "The Bootlegger" (Cussler), "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" (Quindlen), "Cavendon Hall" (Bradford)
Nonfiction: "All Joy and No Fun: Paradox of Modern Parenthood" (Senior), "Reinventing American Health Care" (Emanuel), "Ice Fishing" (Allard)
Large print: "The Circle" (Eggers), "King's Mountain" (McCrumb), "Book of Ages: Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin" (Lepore)
Young adult: "Enna Burning" (Hale), "Cress" (Meyer), "Allegiant" (Roth)
Juvenile nonfiction: "Triangles" (Adler), "Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic" (Kimmelman), "In New York" (Brown)
Picture books: "Washday" (Bunting), "Poor Doreen" (Lloyd-Jones), "At the Same Moment Around the World" (Perrin)
CDs: "The Invention of Wings" (Kidd), "The Good Lord Bird" (McBride), "The Rosie Project" (Simsion)
DVDs: "The A-Team," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" and "Poseidon."