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.

  • July 7 – 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in SMR, from 10:00-12:00. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • July 7 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday. Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs, and silly fun!
  • July 8 – Open Illustration course. The objective of the course is to strengthen the artistic confidence of attendees, create a peer-supported space while learning to draw, teach tips and tricks on drafting approach, and to have fun! There is no prerequisite drawing skill needed; the course is open to beginners and masters alike. Subjects to include still life drawing, free-hand techniques, composition balancing, comics, and more. The course will be taught by Syracuse University’s 2014 Master of Illustration Evan Bujold. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and from 4:00-5:00 in the Community Room (downstairs). All materials will be provided. Fee: $20/week per person. Contact Peg Mauer with questions or to register: 359-9421.
  • July 8 – Gail Huntley, author from Long Lake, comes for a book talk. She’ll talk about her latest book: Long Lake: Adirondack Heartland, 1910-1980+. Join us at 5:30, upstairs in the library.
  • July 8 – Writer’s Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-8:00. All are welcome!
  • July 10 – Summer reading program: 10:30AM on Friday mornings: July 10, 17, 24, and 31. The theme of this year’s SRP is “Every Hero has a Story” — what’s a hero to you? Who are your heroes? What makes someone a hero? Let’s read and learn together!
  • July 14 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday. Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs, and silly fun!
  • July 15 – Open Illustration course. The objective of the course is to strengthen the artistic confidence of attendees, create a peer-supported space while learning to draw, teach tips and tricks on drafting approach, and to have fun! There is no prerequisite drawing skill needed; the course is open to beginners and masters alike. Subjects to include still life drawing, free-hand techniques, composition balancing, comics, and more. The course will be taught by Syracuse University’s 2014 Master of Illustration Evan Bujold. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and from 4:00-5:00 in the Community Room (downstairs). All materials will be provided. Fee: $20/week per person. Contact Peg Mauer with questions or to register: 359-9421.
  • July 17 – Summer reading program: 10:30AM on Friday mornings: July 10, 17, 24, and 31. The theme of this year’s SRP is “Every Hero has a Story” — what’s a hero to you? Who are your heroes? What makes someone a hero? Let’s read and learn together!
  • July 21 – 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in SMR, from 10:00-12:00. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • July 21 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday. Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs, and silly fun!
  • July 22 – Open Illustration course. The objective of the course is to strengthen the artistic confidence of attendees, create a peer-supported space while learning to draw, teach tips and tricks on drafting approach, and to have fun! There is no prerequisite drawing skill needed; the course is open to beginners and masters alike. Subjects to include still life drawing, free-hand techniques, composition balancing, comics, and more. The course will be taught by Syracuse University’s 2014 Master of Illustration Evan Bujold. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and from 4:00-5:00 in the Community Room (downstairs). All materials will be provided. Fee: $20/week per person. Contact Peg Mauer with questions or to register: 359-9421.
  • July 22 Red Cross Blood Drive at VFW 1:00-6:00 pm. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to schedule an appointment.
  • July 23 – 26 – Art Show at Library: Thursday – Saturday: 10:00-8:00. Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00. Theme: “A Few of my Favorite Things.”
  • July 24 – Summer reading program: 10:30AM on Friday mornings: July 10, 17, 24, and 31. The theme of this year’s SRP is “Every Hero has a Story” — what’s a hero to you? Who are your heroes? What makes someone a hero? Let’s read and learn together!
  • July 24 – 26 – Art Show at Library: Thursday – Saturday: 10:00-8:00. Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00. Theme: “A Few of my Favorite Things.”
  • July 25 – 26 – Art Show at Library: Thursday – Saturday: 10:00-8:00. Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00. Theme: “A Few of my Favorite Things.”
  • July 26 – Art Show at Library: Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00. Theme: “A Few of my Favorite Things.”
  • July 28 – Book Club meets in Simmons Memorial Room at 10:00 (4th Tues of each month). All are welcome!
  • July 28 – Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:30, every Tuesday. Join us every Tuesday for stories, songs, and silly fun!
  • July 29 – Open Illustration course. The objective of the course is to strengthen the artistic confidence of attendees, create a peer-supported space while learning to draw, teach tips and tricks on drafting approach, and to have fun! There is no prerequisite drawing skill needed; the course is open to beginners and masters alike. Subjects to include still life drawing, free-hand techniques, composition balancing, comics, and more. The course will be taught by Syracuse University’s 2014 Master of Illustration Evan Bujold. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and from 4:00-5:00 in the Community Room (downstairs). All materials will be provided. Fee: $20/week per person. Contact Peg Mauer with questions or to register: 359-9421.
  • July 31 – Summer reading program: 10:30AM on Friday mornings: July 10, 17, 24, and 31. The theme of this year’s SRP is “Every Hero has a Story” — what’s a hero to you? Who are your heroes? What makes someone a hero? Let’s read and learn together!
  • August 4 – 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in SMR, from 10:00-12:00. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • August 12 – Writer’s Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-8:00. All are welcome!
  • August 18 – 1-on-1 advice on new Health Care Reform. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in SMR, from 10:00-12:00. Call 315-764-9442; or resource@twcny.rr.com for an appointment.
  • August 19 – Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of AARCH (Adirondack Architectural Heritage) comes to talk about, “There’s more to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps” at 7:00 in the Community Room. Free and open to the public.
  • August 25 – Book Club meets in Simmons Memorial Room at 10:00 (4th Tues of each month). All are welcome!
  • September 9 – Author Jamie Sheffield comes to do a reading from a couple of his books, talk about his writing process, and talk about self-publishing. Jamie’s first Adirondack novel, “Here Be Monsters”, won the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) 2014 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Fiction. Join us at 5:30 upstairs in the library.
  • September 12 – First Aid / CPR training with Sonny Young in Community Room 10:00-4:00. Open to the public. Cost is $12.95 per person to cover the cost of the training guide. Call 359-8194 to register.
  • September 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.
  • November 19 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. Sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Ongoing:

  • Story Time 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 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:

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. 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! 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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