Pember Library

Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 1-8, Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-3

Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on October 11th, 2014

October 23, 2014
1:00 pm

The Pember Book Club will be discussing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

from Rebecca Skloots website:

About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

Soon to be made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball, this New York Times bestseller takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

Winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing, the 2011 Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook, and a Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists.

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Pember Board Meeting ~ note change

Posted by Ardyce on October 7th, 2014

October 23, 2014
6:00 pm

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on Thursday, October 23. This month only, the board will meet on the fourth Thursday. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.

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Posted by Ardyce on October 1st, 2014

October 8, 2014
6:00 pm
October 22, 2014
6:00 pm

Every other Wednesday,   6-8PM 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 ~ Taradiddle

Posted by Ardyce on September 30th, 2014

October 25, 2014
11:00 am

Pember Presents Taradiddle ……….. STRANGE SURPRISES

What happens when a greedy witch goes one step too far?  Why is the Snow Queen so fond of marshmallow on her hot chocolate?  Who is that knocking on the Old Woman’s door?  And what could a simple garden vegetable possibly do to put a whole village in an uproar?

Linda will have crafts and fun for the kids at 11 AM. Then join storytelling duo Taradiddle at the Pember Library on October 25 at 12 Noon to learn the strange and surprising answers to these questions in a fun program for the whole family.  Everyone’s invited to join in at a Taradiddle event, and whether the mood is slightly scary or seriously silly, audiences leave with smiles on their faces and maybe even a new tale or tune to pass along.

Singing about the fox on a chilly night in Rupert

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Calling All Ghouls! – Zombie Walk

Posted by Ardyce on September 30th, 2014

October 3, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

First Friday Fourth Anniversary Extravaganza!
Halloween Party, Zombie Walk and Exhibition of the Macabre by local artist Wayne Rizzo

Live Music, Food, Monster Treats and Ghoulish Delights

Prizes and Surprises
All Ages

The Pember will be celebrating the fourth year anniversary of First Friday with special event for October. In addition to a Halloween Party and Zombie Walk, First Friday opens the month long show, “Macabre and Halloween Art of Wayne Rizzo — 40 Paintings of the Ghoulish and Grotesque”.

Wayne studied at the Art Students League in New York City and has shown work at most galleries in the area, including Ginofor Gallery, the North Country Art Center, and Saratoga Arts. This is the first time he will be showing at the Pember.

Halloween costumes are encouraged for the event, and Wayne will be on hand to award prizes for best costume in three categories — Best Child Zombie, Best Teen Zombie and Best Adult over-the-Hill-and-into-the-Swamp Zombie.

In addition, there will be self-service make-up stations to get you ghoulish for the 8 PM Zombie Walk over the Mettowee footbridge to the Slate Valley Museum, where there will be a reception. As a special fright treat, “Fear This Productions” will be present and tuning up their terror engine at the Zombie Walk in preparation for the big Haunted House at the Historic Courthouse in Salem, NY on October 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th.

The event is free, and all ages are invited!

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