Teen Read Week!

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!

Book Signing and Q&A with Dr. Karen Kan

On October 20th, there will be a book signing and Q&A session with Dr. Karen Kan, author of Guide to Healing Chronic Pain – a Holistic Approach. In the Community Room at 6:30.

Tonight: Poets & Writers at the library

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.

Closed for Columbus Day

The library will be closed on Monday, Columbus Day. Have a great weekend!

Bob Manning Author Visit: October 8

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.

See our full Calendar of Events.

Banned Book Week

It’s Banned Book Week again folks! Celebrate your freedom to read! Check out the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2013: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2013

Literacy Volunteers is looking for volunteer tutors!

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a volunteer tutors, please share this information with them.

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties will host tutor trainings this fall at each location: Port Henry, Lake Placid, and Malone.
This twelve-hour Basic Literacy training will give you the tools, tips, and strategies needed to help a student improve his/her reading skills.  

Locations, Dates, Times:

Port Henry- September 25th 1:00-4:00pm   (Register with Sandy Woods – lvsandra@hotmail.com )
Lake Placid- October 14th 5:30-8:30pm   (Register with Susan – literacyef@yahoo.com )
Malone – October 2nd: 6:00-9:00pm         (Register with Darlene – darlene@litvol.com)

The first session is the orientation and additional dates and times will be announced then.

Director of Literacy Volunteers

Essex / Franklin Counties

3265 Broad St.

Port Henry, NY 12974

518.546.3008

http://litvol.com/

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