Events

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events that are held at the library. This information will be updated as more events are scheduled.

  • November 25Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • November 27 – Closed for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be open on Friday and Saturday.
  • December 2 – Free 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 10:00-2:00 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, through the end of the year. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • December 2Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • December 9Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • December 9 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • December 16 – Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • December 16 – Free 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 10:00-2:00 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, through the end of the year. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • December 23 – Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • December 30 – Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • January 20 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • January 22 - Red Cross Blood Drive downstairs in the Community Room (walk-ins always welcome). 1:00-6:00 pm. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to schedule an appointment.
  • February 17 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • March 17 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • March 26 - Red Cross Blood Drive downstairs in the Community Room (walk-ins always welcome). 1:00-6:00 pm. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to schedule an appointment.
  • April 21 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • May 19 – Library Board meeting at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Meetings are open to the public.
  • May 20 – Marty Podskoch comes to talk about his new book, “Adirondack 102″. Details to be announced.
  • May 21 - Red Cross Blood Drive at Tupper Lake Middle/High School 1:00-6:00 pm. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to schedule an appointment.

Ongoing:

  • Storytime for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday.
  • Book Club meets at 10:00 am on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Simmons Memorial Room. Book club meetings are open to anyone interested; new attendees are welcome! Ask for a list of books and more information at the library.
  • Board of Trustees usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm in the Simmons Memorial Room. (Call the library to confirm the date.) Meetings are open to the public.
  • Books for Sale:
    • Adirondack Treasure: The Bonaparte Legacy, by Matthew J. Glavin. 2012. ($30.00)
    • Autumn Leaves: Don’t want the dance to end, by Sue Savard. ($13.00)
    • Mostly Spruce and Hemlock, by Louis J. Simmons. 2009.  Index by Carol Payment Poole. ($24.95)
    • Rising from the Swamp, by Carol Poole. 2012. ($30.00)
    • Transitions: Notes on a Proud Past with Attention to Future Annals, The Collection of William C. Frenette. 2014. ($24.95)
    • Tupper Lake, by Jon Kopp. 2012. ($21.99)

We are willing to mail these books to you if you let us know your address so we can include the cost of postage.

Past Events:

October 14 – 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.

August 20 – Our Centennial celebration was great fun! You can see the photos here.

April 8 – Storytime for Pre-K children: Teddy Bear’s Picnic. See the photos here.

April 4 – Martha Gallagher, The Adirondack Harper, gave a magnificent performance called, “Songs from the Stones”. See the photos here.

March 22 – Author visit: Reinaldo Alvarez read his book, Little Baby Imagination to children between ages 4-10. After reading his book, Mr. Alvarez answered questions and signed his book. He also held a brief workshop on the use of creative imagination for children and adults.

Reinaldo Alverez reading

November 20 – Lake Placid Center for the Arts After School Workshop: “Harvest Basket” with Sandy Muller. You can see a photo from this event here.

October 16 – Lake Placid Center for the Arts After School Workshop: “Mini Pack Basket” with Sandy Muller. You can see a few photos from this event here.

September 23 – Lake Placid Center for the Arts After School Workshop: “Chalk and Buttermilk” art with Vicki Celeste. You can see a few photos from this event here.

August 23 – Bill Smith, renowned Adirondack Storyteller and Basket Maker, performs at 7:30 in the Community Room. You won’t want to miss this! Bill provides great family entertainment; bring a friend! This performance is in memory of Jenson Merriam. You can see a couple of photos from this event here.

August 14 – Author visitMason Smith came to read from and discuss his book, “Towards Polaris.” We met at 7:00 pm in the Community Room (downstairs). 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. See a couple of photos from this event here.

On June 8, 2013 we had a great time playing Scrabble, sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties. We had a great turnout, and may do this again. For more information on Literacy Volunteers, call 891-5567 or click the above link to see their website. Literacy Volunteers is a charitable organization that provides adult literacy programs to any adult who wishes to improve their education. We were too busy to take photos!

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We’re holding a “Print, Prose and Recycle” Creative Aging Workshop; it started May 16 and runs through July 11. Participants are creating beautiful hand prints from recycled materials. You’re still welcome to join us! You can see more photos here.

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May 1, 2013: Students made some impressive baskets in the after school workshop on basketweaving! The workshop was sponsored by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic on April 20th was very popular! Thanks to our guest storyteller, Suzanne Orlando!

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On March 2nd, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. You can see more photos here.

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On February 28th, 17 children from the local Head Start program came to the library to hear some Dr. Seuss stories. Nancy Palmateer, retired School Librarian from Canton Elementary School, happened to be in the library and she agreed to be the special guest reader!  It’s a treat to hear Dr. Seuss stories read by a real pro! Thanks, Nancy!

Girl Scouts Feb 2012

On February 4th, a troop of girl scouts came with leaders Dori Gilman and Patty Fortier-Stoll to get a tour of the library and learn about the resources and services that are available. Several of them got their own library card for the patch that they’re working on!

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Mrs. Claus came in December for holiday storybooks and goodies!

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On October 31, we had a lot of trick-or-treaters!

CEFLS Board Oct 22 2012

On October 22, the CEFLS Board of Trustees met in our library.

Cub scouts Oct 2012

October 16, 2012: The Cub Scouts came to our library with their group leader, Kerri Cote. They’re working on their  Communications badge, so they had a tour of the library and learned how it’s organized. Some of them got their first library card, and they all checked out a book.

September 24 – Storytime for Pre-K at 10:30, and every Tuesday morning at 10:30 after that.

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