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Save Energy, Save Dollars

Posted by Ardyce on 18th September 2010

September 30, 2010
3:00 pm
6:00 pm

This special workshop presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County will enable you to  learn about

  • Reducing energy bills
  • Low-cost, no cost energy conservation methods
  • Each participating household will receive an Energy-Saving Kit
  • FREE and open to the public. Advance registration is required

The class will be presented twice on September 30.

Call to register 746-2560. Individuals with special needs requiring accommodations should specify this when registering.

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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 5th September 2010

September 16, 2010
1:00 pm
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Publisher’s summary: One man’s campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan’s Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time–Mortenson’s one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself–at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.

The book is available in regular print, large print, and as an audiobook.  Any of these can be requested through inter-library loan. You can also get an audio copy through our OverDrive service.

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Pember Presents: Common Threads

Posted by Ardyce on 3rd September 2010

September 9, 2010
6:00 pm

The Pember Library will present a lecture by Hallie Bond titled Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts Tell Their Stories. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 6:00 PM on September 9 at the Pember Library. This event is made possible through Speakers in the Humanities, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities. Speakers in the Humanities lectures are made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Legislature, and through funds from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Hallie E. Bond has written extensively on regional history and material culture since joining the Adirondack Museum in 1983. Her books include Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks (1995) and “A Paradise for Boys and Girls:” Children’s Camps in the Adirondacks (2005). Ms. Bond has a B.A. in History (University of Colorado), an M.A. in Medieval Studies (University of York) and an M.A. in American History with a Certificate in Museum Studies (University of Delaware).


New York’s Adirondack region has been the home of a vibrant quilting tradition for over 150 years. These patchwork quilts record the hardships of life in the Adirondacks among close-knit families and communities, as well as the influence of a wild natural beauty. They document national quilting trends, while also displaying delight in the creation of art from bits of fabric.

In this lecture we explore the common threads running through Adirondack quilts, as well the diverse influences on the region’s quilting traditions. From plain and fancy bedcovers meant to keep families warm during long mountain winters, to the stunning art quilts of the 21st century, the audience learns how Adirondack quilts tell unique stories of life in New York’s mountains, while also holding up a mirror to national trends.


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Fireside Stories

Posted by Ardyce on 1st September 2010

September 4, 2010
10:30 am
September 11, 2010
10:30 am
September 18, 2010
10:30 am
September 25, 2010
10:30 am

September 4: Picnics – Join Phyllis for stories, crafts, games and more!

September 11: Grandparents – Johanna will help you prepare for Grandparents’ Day

September 18: Lance Armstrong’s Birthday – Johanna will read to you about Lance Armstrong and the history of bicycles

September 25: Apples – stories, crafts and apple snacks!

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Friends of the Library Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 1st September 2010

September 15, 2010
1:00 pm

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