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Pember Board Meeting postponed

Posted by Ardyce on April 20th, 2014

April 24, 2014
6:00 pm

April’s board meeting has been moved to next Thursday, April 24.

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on the third Thursday of each month at the Pember. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.


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Burta’s Birthday Bash ~ the big 3-0

Posted by Ardyce on April 16th, 2014

May 24, 2014
12:00 pm

Burta’s Birthday


Join us at the Pember Library and Museum to celebrate Barnyard’s 30th birthday on Saturday, May 24 from noon to 1:00pm! Miss Bernie is putting on a celebration for her Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot named Barnyard, also known as Burt, Burta, Burtha and Birtie. Yes, she has many names! Miss Bernie will be providing the cake, even for Barnyard. No chocolate here. We want a cake that she can enjoy too. There will be a door prize of a new 12″ plush Wild Republic Cuddlekin Macaw Parrot, along with a slide presentation on Parrots of the World. It’s still in the planning stage, but will sure to be a bash. There will be other parrots for viewing and Igor, the Ringed Barbary Dove will also be attending the celebration . Wear your favorite parrot color t-shirt! Barnyard asks that you don’t bring her any presents, just a small donation for the Library and Museum. It’s her way of giving back, since they allow her to come to work with Miss Bernie to see all the children. If you are planning to come, please call the museum at 642-1515 to rsvp. We want to be sure we have plenty of cake!41nogw4d07l-_sy300_

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Posted by Ardyce on April 16th, 2014

April 30, 2014
1:00 pm
May 8, 2014
6:00 pm
May 22, 2014
6:00 pm


At the Pember Library 33 West Main, Granville: Pat Oathout will teach quilling. Pre-registration is not required, materials provided. For information, call 518-642-2525.

Dates and times have been changed.

No class April 23. Regular scheduled class on April 30.

Then for May, classes will be every other Thursday 6-8 PM. The class will plan their summer schedule in May.


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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on April 16th, 2014

May 29, 2014
1:00 pm
Our next selection is One Summer, America, 1927, by Bill Bryson. From :
In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.

The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days—a new record. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression.
All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer transforms it all into narrative nonfiction of the highest order.

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Therapy Dog

Posted by Ardyce on April 15th, 2014

May 3, 2014
11:00 am
May 17, 2014
10:30 am

article (2)Lilly and Michelle will be here on a couple of Saturday mornings to read with the children. Check the calendar for dates.

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