Events

pcoming Events

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

  • February 16 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • February 18 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • February 20 – Kiwanis Club Fire and Ice Reading Hour at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon. Come and listen to winter themed books and create a craft! Children 10 and under are welcome with adult supervision!
  • February 23 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • February 23 – 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.
  • February 25 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • February 29 – Tax 101: An attorney from the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic will provide a general overview of income tax, along with a discussion of income tax issues effecting the elderly and disabled.  There will be additional discussion about other common income tax issues, such as cancellation of debt, withdrawing funds from retirement accounts, settlement options available to those who may owe state and federal taxes, as well as an overview of current tax scams.  Following the presentation the attorney will conduct a question and answer session. This is free and open to the public. We’ll meet upstairs at 10:00 AM.
  • March 1 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • March 3 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • March 8 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • March 8 – Library Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. All meetings are open to the public.
  • March 9 – Writers Group meets in SMR at 6:00 – second Wednesday of each month. Writers Group meetings are open to anyone interested; new attendees are welcome!
  • March 10 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • March 15 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • March 17 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • March 21 – Paper cutting craft. The first Scherenschnitte workshop (the art of paper cutting designs), was very popular, so we’re holding another workshop on Monday, March 21st from 10:00 – noon in the Community Room. This time we’ll plan to make Easter / Spring cards, so please bring your best paper-cutting scissors. The workshop is free and will be led by Patty Francisco. Please register in the library or by calling the library at 359-9421.
  • March 22 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • March 22 – 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.
  • March 23 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • March 24 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.
  • March 28 – COMBAT HEROIN and Prescription Drug Abuse. You see it in the news almost every day.  Drug addiction is an nationwide epidemic.   It is effecting many citizens in our town.  It can happen to anyone, any family, at any time. And there is hope for overcoming this challenge. Please join us for a conversation on this topic and to learn about the new books and resources that we’ve added to our library’s collection.Discussions will be facilitated by Suzanne Orlando in the library (upstairs) on Monday March 28th at 10:00 AM and on Wednesday March 30th at 6:30 PM. This discussion is free and open to the public.
  • March 29 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • March 30 – COMBAT HEROIN and Prescription Drug Abuse. You see it in the news almost every day.  Drug addiction is an nationwide epidemic.   It is effecting many citizens in our town.  It can happen to anyone, any family, at any time. And there is hope for overcoming this challenge. Please join us for a conversation on this topic and to learn about the new books and resources that we’ve added to our library’s collection. Discussions will be facilitated by Suzanne Orlando in the library (upstairs) on Wednesday March 30th at 6:30 PM. This discussion is free and open to the public.
  • March 31 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • April 5 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • April 7 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • April 12 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • April 14 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • April 19 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • April 21 – “Truth about Cancer” informational series of 10 weeks: 5:45-7:45 in our Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • April 26 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00 every Tuesday. Join us as we read some age-appropriate books, do a craft, and maybe build a tower or sing a song!
  • May 10 – Annual Library Budget Vote: 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

Ongoing:

  • Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00, 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.
  • Writer’s Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 6:00-8:00 pm. All are welcome!
  • Board of Trustees usually meets on the second 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 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, by Martin Podskoch ($20.00)
    • 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)
    • Tahawus Memories 1941-1963: The Story of a Unique Adirondack Hometown, by Leonard Gereau ($20.00)
    • 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 30 – Trick or Treating for books instead of candy. We gave out 72 books, and the kids kept coming! We apologized when we had to give them candy instead of books. You can see the photos on our Facebook page!

July 17 – Dave Ruch’s Just for Fun kids’ concert. You can see the pictures here.

July 8 – Gail Huntley, author from Long Lake, came for a book talk. She talked about her latest book: Long Lake: Adirondack Heartland, 1910-1980+. You can see the pictures here.

June 10 – Niki Kourofsky, author of Adirondack Outlaws, came for an author visit and book signing. You can see the pictures here.

May 20 – Marty Podskoch, author of Adirondack 102, came for an author visit. You can see the pictures here.

February 24 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:30. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading his books.  You can see some photos here.

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.

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! IMG_1642

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. IMG_1617

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. IMG_1613

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

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

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! IMG_1460

Mrs. Claus came in December for holiday storybooks and goodies! IMG_1389

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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