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Mark your calendars! On October 29, Len Gereau, the author of “Tahawus Memories 1941-1963: The Story of a Unique Adirondack Hometown” comes for a book signing and discussion of his book – 6:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. Feel free to share the attached poster, and plan to join us!
It’s Teen Read Week! Vote now for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten! Teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and will be able to vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 25 nominated titles.
Then check out our library’s latest YA (Young Adult) Fiction titles and tell us which are your favorites! And let us know if you want a title that you don’t see in our catalog; we’ll get it for you!
Tonight, October 14th, Poet & Memoirist Michael Czarnecki and Prose writer Steve Coffman will read from their works at 6:00 pm upstairs in the library and will allow time for Q&A and discussion. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
On October 8, Bob Manning, a native of Tupper Lake, comes to discuss and read from his book, “Up Close and Personal: A Sailor Swims the English Channel” at 5:00 pm upstairs in the library.
Robert Manning was born in Tupper Lake, NY, the oldest of five children born to John and Rosalie King Manning. At the tender age of eight, Robert became fascinated with the idea of someday swimming the English Channel. He later learned to swim through a Red Cross swimming course, and received further coaching in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout.
Upon graduating from Tupper Lake High School, Robert briefly worked in construction before enrolling in Wadhams Hall College to study for the Catholic priesthood. He later finished his studies at St. Bonaventure University and was ordained in 1962. Robert began his priesthood in Ogdensburg, NY, and later served in Massena and Champlain before answering a second calling to become a Navy chaplain.
After training in Newport, RI, Robert was assigned to Okinawa, Japan, and later served at Parris Island and Charleston in SC; Norfolk, VA; London, England; and Twentynine Palms, CA. Throughout his priesthood and naval career, Robert continued to train and work toward achieving his dream of swimming the English Channel. That dream became a reality in 1984.
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