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LIBRARY NEWS: Library plans summer programs for residents, visitors

July 19, 2019
By MADONNA BARNEY - Lake Placid Public Library , Lake Placid News

The Lake Placid Public Library would like to welcome all visitors to Lake Placid for the 2019 summer season.

We invite you to stop in and see all we have to offer. Our wonderful book selection, our fun-filled children's room, the computer room, art gallery and quiet reading areas inside and out, will make for a wonderful, pleasant morning or afternoon visit. The library gardens are full of flowering plants and trees. Picnic tables and chairs next to the lake are for all to relax and enjoy.


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Children enjoy a summer program at the Lake Placid Public Library.
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Garden Club thanks

Speaking of the beautiful gardens on the library grounds, we give a big shout out to the Garden Club of Lake Placid volunteers - Nancy Shurtleff, Faith Bowie Brown, Dot Beatty and Joan Barton - for such a great job on the blooming flowers and trees. Nancy Shurtleff labored many extra hours achieving the marvelous, colorful displays that we see each day. Thank you!


Children's program

Ms. Armstrong has started her Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories." The program is held at 1 p.m. every Tuesday. It all started on July 9 with "Outer Space vs. Under the Sea." It was thoroughly enjoyed by the many children who attended. This week, we marked a special anniversary with "Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lift-Off." Each following Tuesday there will be other programs to celebrate reading: "A Martian Magic Show" on July 23 and a Hampstead Stage Performance of "A Jungle Book" on July 30.

And on Aug. 6, there will be a special presentation from the Traveling Lantern Theater Company of "My Mother the Astronaut: To the Moon and Beyond." This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. This program will start at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., Ms. Armstrong will have craft stations set up for children to make Cosmic Crafts.

On Aug. 13, everyone is invited to Celebrate Reading with Prizes and Ice Cream. These programs are free and open to families with children pre-K through grade 5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Art gallery

We invite all residents and visitors to come and experience the talented works of Larry Master, of Master Images. The collection will be on display here at the library through the summer months.

Artist's statement: "My goal in taking images of wildlife is to inspire people to have the same reverence and appreciation of the natural world that I have developed over a lifetime dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity - the natural world of which we are a part and on which we depend. I have been extremely fortunate in my life and career and to have been witness to many of the splendors of nature and to have captured some of those on film. It is my privilege to share those images."


Learn English classes

If you are looking for a teacher to tutor you in English, you can call now to enroll. The classes ae flexible and are being held at the library. Be ready for up to two hours of instruction per week. The tutors are positive, patient and fun. Call or text 518-903-1940.


Story time with Ms. Linda

Every Friday morning at 10:15, Ms. Linda is in the children's room ready to share an exciting story. There is always music and dance at the conclusion of the story for the children to engage in.


Train station book pickup

We are still offering an option for library book pickup. Patrons who have ordered books through interlibrary loan or have books on hold will have the option of picking them up on Thursdays and Fridays at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society museum on Station Street.

You can let us know your preference when we call to let you know the book you ordered has arrived. The museum at the station is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the pickup days of Thursday and Friday.


Knitting group

The Tuesday night knitting club is suspending the group for summer break. They will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the library from 6:45 to 9 p.m.


Bookstore Plus event

On Aug. 6, the library will be hosting The Bookstore Plus's monthly book club with a summertime ice cream social from 7 to 8 p.m. Meet and greet Bob Eckstein and enjoy a slide show on New Yorker cartoons and history of the snowman. Questions and answers to follow. This is free and open to the public.


Summer Nature Destinations

Thinking about experiencing some nature this summer?

The library has reduced rate passes for the Adirondack Experience museum in Blue Mountain Lake, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, Echo in Burlington, Vermont and Fort Ticonderoga. For more details or information, stop in or call us at 518-523-3200.



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