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alzheimer’s association presentation

Posted by Ardyce on 27th March 2014

March 27, 2014
3:00 pm


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Posted by Ardyce on 26th March 2014

March 26, 2014
1:00 pm
April 2, 2014
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April 9, 2014
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April 16, 2014
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April 23, 2014
1:00 pm
April 30, 2014
1:00 pm

Quilled Chess Pieces

Every Wednesday at 1:00 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.

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Pember Presents “Grandparents and Gravestones”

Posted by Ardyce on 8th March 2014

March 24, 2014
6:30 pm
Peggy Jenks' cemetery books at the Pember

Peggy Jenks’ cemetery books at the Pember

Join us at the Pember Library, 33 West Main St, Granville, on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 PM for a meeting of the Granville Historical Society. There will be light refreshments.

Starting at 7:00 PM, Peggy Jenks will give a talk and slide show about Grandparents and Gravestones, using cemetery stones as part of your genealogical research.
Peggy has been a family genealogist since 1964 and a cemetery transcriber since 1978. She has published award-winning books listing all the cemetery inscriptions of the twenty-seven towns in Rutland County, Vermont, and of Granville, Washington County, New York…over 225 cemeteries in all. Peggy’s other publications include several volumes of probate records and family histories.

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Big Library Read

Posted by Ardyce on 19th February 2014

February 17, 2014toMarch 5, 2014

BLR_KeysToKitchenBig Library Read, OverDrive’s “global book club,” is back once again for libraries to lend millions of users around the world the same eBook simultaneously for free! The program that in 2013 brought us Michael Malone’s Four Corners of the Sky and Jane O’Connor’s Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is now bringing the secrets of the kitchen to your eReaders, tablets and computers.

Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp has provided her culinary guide Keys to the Kitchen to all participating libraries for their users to enjoy from February 17 through March 5, free for the program duration with simultaneous worldwide usage rights, without wait lists or holds.

Keys to the Kitchen is a cookbook by definition, but it’s much more than simply directions to get from page to plate. Author Aida Mollenkamp provides helpful how-to information on everything from proper knife skills and finding the right ingredients to throwing a show- stopping cocktail party. It doesn’t just provide ideas on what to cook, but also walks the reader through how to cook.


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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 22nd January 2014

March 4, 2014
1:00 pm

The next selection for the Pember Book Club is Emily Dickinson, her letter to the world by Polly Longsworth dickinson


Emily Dickinson is a personality with a special attraction for adolescents. Her poems require little experience to scan, and once read retain their fascination by the elusive inscrutability of the message coupled with the simplicity of the images. Her own life enhances this interest. She was a woman who never seems to have grown old, and the mystery of her seclusion is totally romantic. Despite the absence of any specifically juvenile biographis of Emily Dickinson, teenagers are probably more familiar with the framework of her life than they are with many poets who have been popularized for the young. To fill the gap, if there truly is one, the author has managed very well in overcoming the difficulties involved. The thesis is that “”Emily Dickinson’s `letter to the world'”” was “”a testimonial of rejoicing to that incredible quality called life.”” Just how she bridged the paradox of her voluntary separation from the world to a concentration on the essences of life leads to endless speculation, and in this book theorizing has necessarily been limited. The way is left open, however, for readers to continue wondering. The known influences have been fairly presented here — her family ties, the people she looked to for guidance, the two men that she clearly fell in love with, her Boston upbringing, her education, her religious struggles. The book is smoothly written and very readable. Her poetry is excerpted where it is illustrative of the life of the poet; it is not analyzed separately. The only drawback to the otherwise meticulously careful narrative is the occasional dramatization of events that could have been portrayed by quoting letters.

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