Adirondack Museum

10/4/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and author

 

LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed next Monday October 10th.  

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  This weekend is your last chance to use the library’s discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  Stop in or call for all the details before the museum closes for the season on October 10th.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Join us next Thursday the 13th at 5 PM to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We’ll be making sweet treats and talking about candy-making in both the real world and the fictional.  While you’re reading this Fall’s book club selection, why not also check out the newly-published Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary to help puzzle out all of the author’s unique vocabulary?

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9/20/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.” – Bruce Springsteen (born September 23)

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join us tomorrow the 21st at 2 PM for food, coffee, and conversation.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  This Thursday at 5:30 PM we’ll be watching a movie while sharing popcorn and soda.  Contact the library to find out this month’s selection.

 

CONSTRUCTION  Work will begin this week to replace portions of the stucco on the library building.  This should not impact library service.  Repairs continue on the front sidewalk and steps.

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8/9/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “[K]nowledge should not be viewed as existing in isolated parts, but as a whole, each portion of which throws light on all the other, and [the] tendency of all is to improve the human mind, and give it new sources of power and enjoyment.” – Joseph Henry, American scientist

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  The Friends of the Library have purchased a 2016 discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.  It can be checked out at the front desk for two days at a time, and will give 50% off admission for four adults or two adults and all children ages 5 – 17 (children younger than 5 are always free.)  Stop in or call for the details.

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation tomorrow the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.

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5/31/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “By their hands I fain would clasp them – ah! each lives but in a name; But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” – Thomas Dunn English, American poet and politician

 

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM  The library once again has a discount pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  It can be checked out at the front desk for two days at a time, and will give 50% off admission for four adults or two adults and children.  Stop in or call for all the details.

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9/15/15

MOVIE NIGHT  Movie Night returns for the Fall with a new family-friendly classic.  The lights go down at 5:30 PM this Thursday the 17th, so come early to get your popcorn!

 

TEEN CRAFT  Teens can create magnets this Saturday, September 19th, at 1:30 PM.  Make glittery globes, creepy eyes, and more.  Personalize your locker this fall and feel just a little better about going back to school.

 

ADULT CRAFT  This month we’ll be making fall-themed bookends out of burlap, thread, and paint.  By request, we’re having two sessions: one in the morning from 11 AM – 12:30 PM next Monday, September 21st, and one in the evening from 6 PM – 7:30 PM on Monday, September 28th.  Materials will be provided, but you can always bring your own “notions” from home for a truly personalized project.

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8/4/15

LYME DISEASE  The library is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Under Our Skin, tracing the stories of several people who contracted Lyme Disease and their struggle for treatment.  It might be of interest to hunters, gardeners, campers, or anyone who ventures outdoors and will begin at 6 PM this Thursday, August 6th.

 

COMPUTER HELP  Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader?  We can help.  Drop in tonight (the 4th) from 6 PM – 7 PM or on Saturday the 15th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.

 

WRITE A COMIC BOOK  Come to the first workshop session for this teen summer reading contest on Friday the 7th at 2 PM.  This was advertised as a Thursday in a previous column, while the dates were correct.  We apologize for any confusion.

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AUTHOR VISIT  Make time to meet local author Glenn S. Guiles this Saturday, June 20th, at 2 PM.  Mr. Guiles has written two picture books about Harriet the miniature donkey: A Hug for Harriet and Harriet’s Big Adventure.  Come hear these two charming stories read aloud by the man who wrote them, and learn how he was inspired to create his characters.

 

SUMMER READING  Children can now sign up for summer reading.  Visit our website for a link to register online.  (They will need a parent or guardian’s email.)  Once they’ve registered, they can track their books, earn points for prizes, design their own superheroes, and participate in fun activities.  Those without computer access can participate using paper reading logs (available at the desk) and will be eligible for the same rewards and raffle tickets.  We’ll have a full schedule of superhero (and supervillain) themed programming in July and August.  Don’t miss it!

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