The 59th annual Come to the Fair, our popular summer event, will offer thousands of hardcover and paperback books for sale - for adults, young adults and children - along with CDs, DVDs, videos (all on sale for 25 cents), white elephant items, jewelry, baked goods, puzzles and games in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room.
The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Thursday, Aug. 7.
Those attending should enter at the back of the library. Baked goods will be sold on Tuesday in the Community Room until all items are sold. Special books -?select books in all categories -?will include many Adirondack books, art, recent fiction and nonfiction and coffee table books.
COME TO THE FAIR — Books, Baked Goods, White Elephant Items, Jewelry, Puzzles, Games and More, Aug. 5 to 7.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)
On the third day, prices will be reduced.
Fair Coordinator Gloria Drucker will be assisted by area chairs and many volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering can leave contact information at the circulation desk. Each year the committee chooses a theme honoring a local organization. The 2014 theme salutes the Women's College Scholarship Club, celebrating its 75th year, giving scholarships to area high school and continuing education students, and promoting education.
A special opening for those who have contributed to the 2014 Membership Campaign at the supporting $40 level or higher will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, as a thank you for generous yearly financial support of the library.
In order to give the committee time to sort the books, books will not be accepted after today, July 11. The committee will begin accepting books again on Monday, Aug. 25.
Jewelry is accepted anytime the library is open.
White elephant items, puzzles and games (no toys, please) can be brought in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and baked goods starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, opening day.
Summer Reading Program
The 20th annual Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program with its theme "Fizz, Boom, Read!" continues two more Wednesdays, July 16 and 23, from 10 a.m. until noon. Youth Programs Coordinator Peggy Orman promises lots of fun at the library for children pre-K through fourth grade, with reading, crafts, snacks and more. The final day will include a parade through the library and an ice cream social courtesy of Stewart's Shop. Children may attend any or all of the programs. Call 518-891-4190 for more information.
TABOB youth reading program
Two teams, The Dead Ends and The Blue Twisters, competed against teams from other libraries in The Battle of the Books on Saturday, June 28, at the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh.
Both teams did very well, everyone had lots of fun, and our Blue Twisters team won the competition!
Loon Lake Live! family fun concerts
The library is hosting a series of short, classical chamber music concerts performed by the world-class musicians of Loon Lake Live. The family-oriented concert series will take place Saturday mornings at 10:30, on July 19 and 26, and Aug. 2. The concerts are free of charge and can be enjoyed by all ages.
Tonight, Lorraine Duvall, from Keene, will read from her new memoir, "And I Know Too Much to Pretend." The reading takes place in the Cantwell Community Room at 7 p.m.
Have you seen?
Children participating in the Summer Reading Program are creating a colorful mural that will be on display until July 23.
Adirondack Research Room news
Curator Michele Tucker reports the donation of an appointment book from the 1920s. Pasted in the book are 52 photographs with amusing captions describing the progress on a Sept. 4, 1921, climb up Mount Marcy - with two women and three men.
"They began driving a Ford Model T, probably from New York City to North Elba, looking fresh as daisies," said Michele. "Thirty-four hours later they completed the hike looking satisfied but very tired!" One of the women was identified as Kathryn Lincoln.
The Membership Committee is pleased to report that there are currently 267 members, with the committee having reached 77 percent of its financial goal. If you haven't already, please consider becoming a member by picking up a membership envelope at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 518-891-4190.
Thank you to student volunteers Rachel Daby, Jasmine Fazette, Pavel Khavlyuk and Madisyn Smith who have donated time in 2014 to shelving picture books and DVDs, cleaning books, dusting shelves and other appropriate tasks.
Fiction: "Top Secret Twenty One" (Evanovich), "Mr. Mercedes" (King), "Midnight In Europe" (Furst)
Nonfiction: "Photographing the Adirondacks" (Heilman), "Call the Midwife" (Worth)
Large print: "On the Run" (Johansen), "Cockroaches" (Nesbo), "Last Sisterhood" (Fottier)
Picture books: "Sally Goes to Heaven" (Huneck), "Grudge Keeper" (Rockliff), "Rules of Summer" (Tan)
CDs: "Chestnut Street" (Binchy), "Gods of Guilt" (Connelly)
DVDs: "The Hours," "Blood Diamond" and "The Graduate."