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Ice Cream Social and Art Reception

Posted by Ardyce on 4th June 2009

June 6, 2009
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, June 6 from 2-5 PM, for Kid’s Day, the kick-off event in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pember. Stewart’s has generously donated the fixings for kids to make their own ice cream sundaes. Other highlights of the day will be music with DJ Brent Tuttle and balloon animals and other activities with Melody the Clown. There will be goodie bags for the kids.

Artwork created by students at Mary J Tanner and Granville Elementary School will be on display all week in the Library and Museum.

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Pember Presents

Posted by Ardyce on 29th May 2009

June 12, 2009
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Dave Ruch will be giving a special concert entitled “Old-TimeTraditional & Historical Songs of New York State” on June 12 at 7 P. M. at the Pember Library, 33 West Main St in Granville, NY.

When we think of old-time ballads and songs handed down from generation to generation, we might think of places like Kentucky, or North Carolina, or the Ozark Mountains…….Did you know we’ve got them right here in the Empire State, too?

For this special concert, Ruch presents , and tells the stories behind, the songs of real-life “Yorkers” from days gone by — farmers, lumbermen, children, lake sailors, canallers and more — collected through considerable research and interpreted for all to enjoy with guitar, 5-string banjo, jaw harp and more!

A professional musician and educator based in Buffalo NY, Dave gives over 325 concerts & workshops each year for schools, libraries, folk festivals, historical societies, museums and community events across New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio.

This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please contact the Pember Library at (518) 642-2525 http://pember.sals.edu or visit www.daveruch.com.

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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 28th May 2009

June 25, 2009
1:00 pm

The Book Club will be reading The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts by Colson Whitehead.

“The Colossus of New York captures the city’s inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with almost uncanny immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home; of those who have conquered its challenges; and of those who struggle against it cruelties.” “Whitehead’s style is as multilayered and multifarious as New York itself: Switching from third person, to first person, to second person, he weaves individual voices into a jazzy musical composition that perfectly reflects the way we experience the city. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive in New York for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; and a wry look at the ferocious battle that is commuting. The plaintive notes of the lonely and dispossessed resound in one passage, while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms.” “The Colossus of New York is a portrait of life in the big city. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an paralleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today.”–BOOK JACKET.


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Thursday Tall Tales

Posted by Ardyce on 25th May 2009

June 4, 2009
5:30 pm
June 11, 2009
5:30 pm
June 18, 2009
5:30 pm
June 25, 2009
5:30 pm
July 2, 2009
5:30 pm
July 9, 2009
5:30 pm

Story Time on Thursday nights will feature Tall Tales and flannel board stories. All children welcome with their caregivers.

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Fireside Story Time

Posted by Ardyce on 25th May 2009

May 30, 2009
10:30 am
June 6, 2009
10:30 am
June 13, 2009
10:30 am
June 20, 2009
10:30 am
June 27, 2009
10:30 am
July 11, 2009
10:30 am
July 18, 2009
10:30 am
July 25, 2009
10:30 am

Join us on Saturday mornings for Fireside Story Time.  Pat O, MaryLou O, and Robyn L will each host one of the story times in June & July. Anyone else who would like to volunteer some time to read to the children, please give a call to the library and we will work you in to our schedule.

Stories will be read near the fireplace in the main room with plenty of room for children and their caregivers to sit on the floor nearby.  We look forward to you joining us!

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