Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible in upstate New York for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The eclipse will begin in our neck of the woods at around 1:20 PM, reach it’s maximum at 2:45 PM, and end at around 4:00 PM. The next time this will occur will be on April 8, 2024. While it is a total solar eclipse in some places, the sun will be a little over 70% covered in our area.

So what does this mean for you? Well, thanks to the folks at NASA, the Space Science Institute, the National Center for Interactive Learning, the National Science Foundation, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the Science Education Partnership Award, the American Library Association, and the Afterschool Alliance, we have some fun stuff for your library.

At our library we have information, safety instructions, and special eclipse glasses (you should never look directly at the sun without specific eyewear).

Check out some more resources here.

solar eclipse

Local Author visit today

Today, August 9th, Beulah Montion DeChene comes to talk about her book, “Death is Never Convenient.” Beulah Montion Dechene was born and raised in Tupper Lake. As it is with most young people, she had wonderful thoughts and ideas full of hope for her future, never dreaming there would be so many disappointments and tragedies waiting for her on her life path. This path has proven to have made her a stronger, more cautious and compassionate person. It has solidified her faith (from Amazon.com).  Meet at 6:00 upstairs in main room of library. All are welcome.

Death is Never Convenient cover

Winner of the Datsun 300 ZX

The winner is Mr. Mandelbaum! Thank you all for your support of our library!

Win a Car!

We’re raffling off this car as a fund-raiser for our library! Stop in to buy your raffle tickets! Or you can buy them online via PayPal or credit card; click on the yellow “Donate” button on the right.  Drawing will be Saturday, July 29th at 9:00 pm at Little Wolfstock at Little Wolf beach in Tupper Lake! You can see more images in the PDF below, or on our Facebook page by clicking here.

jpeg of car poster

Datsun 300 ZX 1984

Lyme Disease Awareness

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, and our region is facing a growing public health threat from tiny ticks that may cause Lyme Disease. Research conducted by Paul Smiths College, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, has shown an increase in ticks carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme.

While we do not want to discourage people from enjoying the outdoors, we do want you to stay safe. Senator Betty Little’s office has provided brochures that should arrive in our library soon. And the New York State Department of Health has a video on how to safely remove a tick.

tick

Library Budget passed!

Our library budget vote passed! And Harriet Connelly was voted onto our Board of Trustees, to replace Karen Greiner when Karen’s term is up on June 30th. Thanks to everyone for supporting our library, many thanks to Karen for serving on our library’s Board of Trustees, and congratulations to Hap Connelly!

Library Budget Vote today!

TODAY is the Library Budget vote! Come to vote at the library today from 1:00-8:00 pm. Thanks!