Events

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Here are some of the events that are held at the library. This information will be updated as more events are scheduled.

  • March 20 – A Medicare Facilitated Enroller from Maximizing Independent Living Choices (MILC), comes. CANCELLED.
  • March 21 – Help with income tax preparation. CANCELLED. For more information, contact Kevin LaPlante at: 518-359-5012.
  • March 23 – “Mom’s Book Club”: CANCELLED.
  • March 24 – Pre-K Story Time. CANCELLED.
  • March 24 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915. IDEMIA is a trademark of MorphoTrust USA, LLC.

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  • March 24 – Book Club CANCELLED.
  • March 25 – Boys After School Book club, CANCELLED.
  • March 25 – Tech Help @ the Library. CANCELLED.
  • March 28 – Help with income tax preparation. CANCELLED. For more information, contact Kevin LaPlante at: 518-359-5012.
  • March 31 – Pre-K Story Time. CANCELLED.
    March 31 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915. IDEMIA is a trademark of MorphoTrust USA, LLC.

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  • April 4 – Help with income tax preparation CANCELLED. Every Saturday from February 1 through April 11, volunteers will be available to help with your income tax preparation, in a program supported by AARP and the IRS. Come to the library’s Community Room (lower-back entrance) from 10:00 to 1:15; no appointment necessary, first-come first-served, bring your W-2s and other documents.  For more information, contact Kevin LaPlante at: 518-359-5012.

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  • April 7 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915.
  • April 7 – End of Life CANCELLED: Nick George, Executive Director of High Peaks Hospice leads a discussion about End of Life decisions and the services that High Peaks Hospice provides. In our Community Room at 4:00; enter by lower-back entrance. For more information, see https://highpeakshospice.org/.

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  • April 7 – Snowmobile Club CANCELLED meets in the Simmons Memorial Club at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month through April.
  • April 8 – Tech Help @ the Library CANCELLED: Need help with your Smart Phone, laptop, tablet, email or social media? TLCS students will be here on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month through May 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Stop in to the library during those times and remember to bring your electronic device and questions to ask our tech helpers!

Tech Help at the library

  • April 9 – Join the writers’ group CANCELLED when they meet at 6:00 PM in the Simmons Memorial Room.

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  • April 11 – Help with income tax preparation CANCELLED. Every Saturday from February 1 through April 11, volunteers will be available to help with your income tax preparation, in a program supported by AARP and the IRS. Come to the library’s Community Room (lower-back entrance) from 10:00 to 1:15; no appointment necessary, first-come first-served, bring your W-2s and other documents.  For more information, contact Kevin LaPlante at: 518-359-5012.

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  • April 14 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915.
  • April 15 – Tupper Lake History lunch talks CANCELLED. Join us when Historian Jon Kopp talks about Tupper Lake History. Bring your lunch and join us from 12:00-1:00 downstairs in the Community Room. Enter by the lower-back entrance; there is plenty of parking behind library. Free and open to the public. 
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  • April 18: Water Safety for Guides. CANCELLED Certification is offered by instructor Sonny Young through the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. This 3-4-hour program fulfills the water safety requirement for the New York State guide license and is a LIFETIME CERTIFICATION. Participants are not required to enter the water for this course. Registration is requested at NYSOGA.org – Programs – Water Safety for Guides. Select “Tupper Lake” as the desired location. Class fee is $60 per person, payable to NYSOGA. Meet in our Community Room; 1:00-5:00. For more information, contact Sonny at 518-359-8194.
  • April 19: First Aid and Adult CPR/AED. CANCELLED Sonny & Sheila Young are certified instructors through the National Safety Council. This 6-hour  certification program is accepted by the  NYS DEC for licensure of outdoor guides.The program is designed for emergency care when advanced help is less than an hour away. Emergencies can occur at home, at work, or during recreation. Is bleeding minor or life-threatening? What is the best care for burns? How is an injury splinted? How can a person identify and manage a sudden illness? Class fee is usually $135. Special 2020 fees for the Goff Nelson Memorial Library: $105 per person, with 4 person class minimum. Meet in our Community Room; 10:00-5:00. For more information, contact Sonny and Sheila at 518-359-8194.
  • April 21 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915.
  • April 22 – Tech Help @ the Library: CANCELLED Need help with your Smart Phone, laptop, tablet, email or social media? TLCS students will be here on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month through May 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Stop in to the library during those times and remember to bring your electronic device and questions to ask our tech helpers!

Tech Help at the library

  • April 25: Join us for a Dress a Girl Workshop, CANCELLED as we make dresses for little girls to reduce trafficking. We’ll meet in the Community Room at 10:00. Bring your sandwich for lunch; soup will be provided. Contact Peg Mauer or go to https://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com for more information.

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  • April 27 – “Mom’s Book Club”: CANCELLED usually meets offsite at 6:30 on the last Monday of the month. We plan to meet at Well Dressed Food, but please check before coming. This group is open to newcomers; ask staff for more information.

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  • April 28 – Fingerprinting is available downstairs in the Community Room, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 877-472-6915.
  • April 28 – Book Club CANCELLED meets in Simmons Memorial Room at 10:00 (on the 4th Tuesday of each month). This group is open to newcomers; ask staff for more information.

BookClub

  • May 7 – Join us for a FREE Medicare Seminar CANCELLED at 10:00 in the Simmons Memorial Room. Call 1-800-324-3899 to reserve your spot. See the flyer for more information: Medicare Seminar May 7 2020.
  • May 12 – Join us for our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic CANCELLED during our Pre-K Story Time at 10:00. Everyone is welcome to bring their teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal.

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  • May 12th is the Tupper Lake Public Library annual Budget VotePOSTPONED from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM in the main room of the library. Please come and support your library!

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  • May 13 – Join the writers’ group CANCELLED when they meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Simmons Memorial Room.
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  • May 13 – Tech Help @ the Library CANCELLED: Need help with your Smart Phone, laptop, tablet, email or social media? TLCS students will be here on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month through May 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Stop in to the library during those times and remember to bring your electronic device and questions to ask our tech helpers!

Tech Help at the library

  • May 25  – The library will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day.
  • May 26 – Join us for a poetry reading and discussion when Writer and Poet Michael Czarnecki comes to read some of his poetry, answer questions, offer tips, and share experiences. Michael will also offer comments on poems and short prose pieces written by attendees. There will also be an open reading for anyone who wants to share some of his or her own words. We’ll meet upstairs at 6:00 pm.

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  • June 24 – Red Cross Blood Drive in the library’s Community Room: 1:00 – 6:00 pm. To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Remember about RapidPass, a new tool that lets blood donors to help save lives in less time.

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  • June 29 – Registration starts for Summer Reading Challenge. The theme for this year is “Fairy Tales / Mythology / Fantasy”. Come in and get your reading log and some books to read!
  • July 4  – The library will be closed in celebration of Independence Day.
  • August 10 – “Adirondack Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy,” presented by author Marty Podskoch. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many towns, state parks & forests.  Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II. We’ll meet upstairs in the big room at 6:30; free and open to the public.

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  • September 7  – The library will be closed in recognition of Labor Day.
  • October 12  – The library will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day.
  • November 11  – The library will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.
  • November 26  – The library will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
  • December 17 – Red Cross Blood Drive in the library’s Community Room: 1:00 – 6:00 pm. To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Remember about RapidPass, a new tool that lets blood donors to help save lives in less time.

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  • December 24 – The library will close at 1:30 for Christmas Eve.
  • December 25 – The library will be closed for Christmas Day.
  • December 31 – The library will close at 1:30.
  • January 1 – The library will be closed for New Years Day.

Ongoing Events:

  • Story Time for Pre-K children at 10:00, every Tuesday, year ’round.
  • 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 9:30 am in the Simmons Memorial Room. (Call the library to confirm.) 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)

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 31, 2017 – Trick or Treating for books. We gave out about 160 books to about 200 kids. When we ran out of books, we had to give out candy! You can see the pictures here.

April 17-21, 2017 – Spring Break – getting creative with littleBits! You can see the pictures here.

April 26, 2016 – Teddy Bear’s Picnic: you can see the pictures here.

October 30, 2016 – 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!

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  • “Print, Prose and Recycle” Creative Aging Workshop; it started May 16, 2016 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.

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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. 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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