Library Notes March 2018



by Christy Fontana




Have you seen?
SLFL's new website was launched at We have attempted to make the site user-friendly. It has many tools for library patrons, such as access to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System catalog, online renewal, interlibrary loan requests, and access to e-books and downloadable audio books. Up-to-date information about activities and services offered by the library, including a calendar of upcoming events, is available. "Our aim is to make the library and the services we offer easy to find and easy to access," said staff member, Jenny Curtis. Check it out, and let us know what you think.


Did You Know?
April 8-14 is National Library Week, with the theme, "Libraries Lead." This is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers, and to promote library use and support.


Library Luncheon Series
On April 19, Judy Steinberg, Chair of the Science Dept. at North Country Community College, will present "On Safari in Botswana." The program will feature photos she took of wildlife predators such as cheetahs, lions and wild dogs, as well as the prey they hunt. The Library Luncheon Series will resume in the fall.


Fiction Book Group
Continuing a focus on female mystery writers, the Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. to discuss "Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor" by Stephanie Barron.


Science Book Group
The Science Book Group will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. to discuss "What a Fish Knows" by Jonathan P. Balcombe.


Racism Study Group
The group studying racism in America will meet on Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m. to discuss "A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History" by Jeanne Theoharis.


Current Events Café
All are welcome to join this group for good coffee and conversation about local, national and world events. They will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the following Mondays: April 16, 23, 30, and May 7.


Film Noir Series
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston, will be shown free of charge on Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Both actors won Oscars for their roles.


Story Time Programs
Preschool Story Time resumed on Thursday, April 12, and continues each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room.


In Appreciation
We extend a very special thank you to the wonderful bakers who contributed to our "Cabin Fever Cookies."

Acquisition Highlights
Fiction: "Still Me" (Moyes), "The House of Broken Angels" (Urrea), "Freshwater" (Emezi), "Down the River Unto the Sea" (Mosley), "To Die But Once" (Winspear)
Nonfiction: "The Last Wild Men of Borneo" (Hoffman), "Birding Without Borders" (Strycker), "Poems" (Bishop)
Large Print: "This Is What Happens" (Herron), "The Kings of Big Spring" (Mealer)
Picture Books: "Iggy Peck, Architect" (Beaty), "Emergency" (Cocoretto), "Pass the Ball, Mo!" (Adler)
Adirondack Room: "Caretakers: a Tyler Cunningham Mystery" (Sheffield)
CDs: "Educated" (Westover), "The Water Is Wide" (Conroy), "Alternate Side" (Quindlen).



Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190

Hours of Service

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Hours:

September - May: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day