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LIBRARY NEWS: Couple married behind Lake Placid Public Library

November 7, 2019
By MADONNA BARNEY - Lake Placid Public Library , Lake Placid News

Fall has proven to be a very busy season so far at the Lake Placid Public Library. Various visitors from all over the country have wandered in off the sidewalk to see what the library has to offer.

A few weeks ago on a beautiful sunny October day, a young couple walked in and inquired about any local area on the water they could hold their wedding that day. They resided in the Clifton Park area and have been to Lake Placid many times for skiing and hiking. After a few minutes of conversing, we walked to the reading porch; the lake view that day was astounding. They gasped and quietly remarked, "Is that space available for our small ceremony?" After checking with Bambi Pedu, our director, the wedding took place one hour later with the wedding couple's back to Mirror Lake. As I watched from the reading porch window, I thought to myself this library will now be a part of their history, as it is for so many others for so many reasons.

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The children's room

October was outstanding with so many fall activities going on. The Homework Adventure Club has been creating crafts that fly, using their minds to figure out unique ways to get the best result. A few weeks ago they spent the afternoon painting pumpkins, and this past week they painted T-shirts. This group of third to fifth graders meet every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4:30. If anyone is interested in participating in the club they should notify Karen Armstrong or Bambi Pedu at 518-523-3200 or by email at librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org.

The Books 4U Program for grades 6-8 will be holding a presentation at the library on Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. These middle school students have created displays to present to children and families, promoting books. They will have games and handouts for attendees. Nov. 14 is an early dismissal day for Lake Placid students. We invite all parents and students interested in the latest youth reading trends, as well as the great variety of titles available, to attend this informational presentation.

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Story time with Ms. Linda

Every Friday morning at 10:15 you can see many youngsters gathered in the children's room listening to a story that will include some singing, dancing and musical instruments. Our morning group this week listened to a felt story about five little friendly ghosts that had to be very careful what they ate. Can you guess why?

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Art gallery

The collection of paintings by Judy James continue to be on display in the gallery. Many visitors have stopped in to check them out. If you haven't viewed them yet, you still have time to come in and enjoy the various Adirondack scenic landscapes.

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Math tutoring

The library is still offering free tutoring for math grades 6-12. It is now by appointment only. Anyone interested in this service should call 518-523-3200.

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Knitting group

The knitting club is always looking for new members to join them on Tuesdays at the library from 6:45 to 9 p.m. If anyone is interested, please call Jennifer Newhart 518-354-3246 or Heidi Roland at 518-524-6151.

 
 
 

 

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