Library Notes

The Winter Carnival Book Sale is Coming!


Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

by Christy Fontana 

Winter Carnival Book Sale

   Yes! There will be a Winter Carnival Book Sale.  Roy Rosenbarker has taken a leadership role, and is already helping to sort books.  Look for the sale on Thursday, February 7, from 2:30 -6:30, February 8, from 10 – 4 and Saturday February 9, from 10-4.


Current Events Café

   Coffee and tea are available for those looking for congenial conversation about local, national and world events.  This group will gather in the Dickert Room on January 14, 21 and 28 from 10:30 to noon.  During the Winter Carnival Book Sale, February 4 and 11, the Café will be held in the Children’s Room.


Library Lunch Series

   On Thursday, January 17, Beatrice Schachenmayr will present “Frame Your Story: A Photography Project with Refugee Youth in Istanbul and Berlin.”  Beatrice seeks to empower refugee youth to share their stories and feelings with the rest of the world, thereby providing them with basic skills they need to heal and grow.  All presentations of the Library Lunch Series are free and open to the public. They begin at noon.  Bring soup or a sandwich if you like.  Desserts and beverages will served, compliments of the wonderful bakers on the Refreshment Committee.


In Appreciation

   A special thank-you goes out to the homeschooled children who participated in a November Reading Challenge.  They read 206 books, and donated in excess of $400 to the Saranac Lake, Peru and Willsboro libraries.


Adirondack Research Room News

  Curator Michele Tucker reports that a large number of duplicates from the Adirondack Room will be for sale at the Winter Book Sale.  Look for Adirondack books in the Dickert Room.  Of special interest are “Adirondack Adventures: Adventures in the Wilderness or Camp-Life in the Adirondacks” by W.H.H Murray, 1869; “The Old Guide’s Story of the Northern Adirondacks” by Charles E. Merrill, 1973; and “History of Clinton and Franklin Counties” by Duane Hamilton Hurd, 1978 edition.

Great Films

   “12 Angry Men” starring Henry Fonda will be shown in the Cantwell Room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.  There is no admission fee.


Lake a Look

   The lobby display case holds a wonderful collection of Winter Carnival memorabilia.  Thank you, Margaret Worden.


Study Group on Racism

   Carol Anderson’s book, “One Person, No Vote; how Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy” will be discussed on Monday, January 14, at 2 p.m.


Science Book Group

   Explore “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone with others in the science book group on Tuesday, January 15, in the Dickert Room at 2 p.m.



Fiction Book Group

   This group will meet again on Tuesday, February 12, to discuss “Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok.  They meet in the  Dickert Room at 2 p.m.



Fiction: “Master of His Fate” (Bradford), “The Enemy of My Enemy” (Griffin), “The Western Wind” (Harvey), “Elevation” (King),  “The Friend” (Nunez), “Kingdom of the Blind” (Penny).

Nonfiction: “The Madhouse Effect” (Mann), “Time-Crunch Triathlon” (Beer), “The Incomplete Book of Running” (Sagal)  “The War Before the War” (Delbanco).

Large Print-Fiction: “My Antonia” (Cather), “The Winters” (Gabriele), “Poppy Harmon Investigates” (Hollis), “Lying in Wait” (Nugent).


Large Print-Nonfiction: “A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert” (Piper), “Educated” (Westover), “Where We Go From Here:  Two Years in the Resistance” (Sanders).

Young Adult: “Graceling” (Cashore), “On a Sunbeam” (Walden).

Juvenile Fiction: “A Time of Courage” (Lasky), “Winnie’s Great War” (Mattick), “Long Way Down” (Reynolds), “The Blood of Olympus” (Riordan).

Juvenile Nonfiction:  “The Elephant” (Desmond), “Roar: 100 Fun Facts about African Animals” (Kurtz), “Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13” (Johnson), “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor” (Procter) “Starstruck: the Cosmic Journey of Neil DeGrasse Tyson” (Tyson).

Easy Fiction: “The Boy Who Went to Mars” (James), “Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero” (West), “I Lost My Tooth” (Willems), “Today I Will Fly” (Willems).






































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