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Board Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 13th November 2014

November 20, 2014
6:00 pm

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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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 1st November 2014

November 18, 2014
1:00 pm

The book club will be reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Meet with them on Tuesday to discuss the book.

from GoodReads:

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior


Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman’s narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel’s inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

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November Hours

Posted by Ardyce on 30th October 2014

November 11, 2014
November 26, 2014
4:00 pmto8:00 pm
November 27, 2014
November Hours
Closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans’ Day.
Closing 4 PM Wednesday, November 26 and all day Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.
We will reopen Friday, November 28 with our regular hours.

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Pumpkin Bake-off Contest

Posted by Ardyce on 15th October 2014

November 7, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

IMGCall now to register your entry!

Entries will be sold at the end of the evening.

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2014 Pember Festival of Wreaths

Posted by Ardyce on 13th October 2014

December 5, 2014toDecember 13, 2014



Thank you so much for your interest in participating in our First Annual Pember Festival of Wreaths! In collaboration with the Slate Valley Museum’s popular “Festival of Trees,” the Pember is pleased to announce our first annual “Festival of Wreaths!” Please read the following before completing your Festival of Wreaths Registration Form.

By submitting your Registration Form, you agree to the following guidelines:


  1. Registration deadline is November 15, 2014. Registration is important, as space is limited.
  2. Registration forms and payment should be mailed (checks only) to the Pember Library and Museum, 33 West Main St., Granville, NY 12832. Cash may be brought into the library to complete their registration.
  3. All wreaths must be artificial and must be provided by the participant.
  4. When registering, participants must specify their wreath’s outside diameter. There is a 30-inch diameter limit for wreaths.
  5. Each wreath’s artificial greenery and decorations are to be firmly attached to a secure wire frame for wall hanging.
  6. Each wreath must have a theme and title… for example, personal interests, business, music, holiday, etc. Participants will be asked to submit a name for their wreath and a brief description.
  7. Display Donation Fee is $10. This fee is waived if participants would like to donate their wreath to be auctioned for the benefit of the Pember Library and Museum.
  8. Wreaths must be set up at the Pember on November 30 or December 1st to the 4th.
  9. Wreaths will be displayed at the Pember from December 5th to the 13th.
  10. Wreaths are to be removed on December 16 or 17.

Contacts Information:

Questions and information can be obtained by calling

The Pember Library and Museum at 518-642-2525 or

 We look forward to this opportunity to display your wreaths!

  Are you looking for another holiday activity?

Check out The Slate Valley Museum’s Festival of Trees.

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