Pember Library

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


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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New magazines

Posted by Ardyce on September 20th, 2014

IMG_0001 IMG_0002We have added these new magazines to our collection thanks to a FaceBook donor. Check for our wish list. There are books, movies, magazines, and office supplies listed that we could use.

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Pember Presents: The Magic of Slate by Judy Buswick

Posted by Ardyce on September 3rd, 2014

September 21, 2014
2:00 pm

BuswickJoin us at the Pember Library September 21 at 2:00 PM for The Magic of Slate. Images of slate art from around the world will be featured in this Power Point presentation, as will some actual examples collected by authors Judy Buswick and the late Ted Buswick. Though solid and easily split, slate can be fashioned so that it appears fluid and delicate. In many ways slate stands the test of time and provides artists with a remarkable medium.

When Massachusetts writers Judy and Ted Buswick started researching how ordinary slate was used in artwork, they found more than they’d expected. Years ago, Judy painted on slate roofing shingles and the couple had admired beautifully carved slate gravestones near their home. But who knew that international artists were using slate to make jewelry, wall friezes in the European Union Council Building, outdoor figures of stacked slate, or land art installed from Australia to Scotland?

The Buswicks’ book titled Slate of Hand: Stone for Fine Art & Folk Art includes works handcrafted by quarrymen in Maine, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and North Wales, as well as the fine arts of celebrity sculptors Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, and Phillip King and renowned stone carver Nicholas Benson of the John Stevens Shop.

Ted and Judy spent three years interviewing artists who live in the slate quarrying areas in Wales, Cornwall, Canada, and eastern seaboard states from Maine to Virginia. Research continued with museum curators at Barbara Hepworth’s home and studio in St Ives (Cornwall) and Isamu Noguchi’s Garden Museum in Long Island City. Then Scotland’s Andy Goldsworthy opened his impressive “Roof” exhibit of domed Virginia slate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

The Buswicks couldn’t have been happier. “We had a wonderful time meeting artists, but also learning about quarrying in Wales, Maine, New York/Vermont, and Pennsylvania,” says Judy Buswick. “We saw creativity at its best.”

“We know people expect there’s not much to talk about when slate is the topic, but the art work we found goes from wafer thin to monumental in size, spans a range of color, and presents both polished surfaces and riven textures.” Whether museum installations or decorations on a hearth, slate has inspired artists around the globe.

The Magic of Slate is presented in conjunction with the Slate Valley Museum’s Slate as Muse National Art Exhibition which runs from June 6 to November 7, 2014. Nineteen artists from throughout the U.S. offer innovative reflections on slate not only in sculpture, but also in painting, photography and mixed media. Nicholas Benson, featured in the Buswick’s book, created a work of art especially for the Slate as Muse exhibition.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

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