763 NYS Route 22
Wadhams, NY 12993
518-962-8717 info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org
Tuesday 3pm - 9pm
Wednesday 3pm - 9pm
Thursday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - Noon
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SPRING 2017 Newsletter
Patrons who value the Library's services may not be aware of how much we rely on the generous volunteer help of our friends in the community. Without them, we wouldn't have a Library at all.
If you are interested in volunteering, call the Library, or better yet stop by and let us know.
The lectures are free and open to the public.

Bakken Oil Trains in the Adirondack Region
presented by Monique Weston and Stephanie Valovic
Wednesday March 22nd at 7:30pm

Monique Weston and Stefanie Valovic, community team leaders for Mothers Out Front Adirondacks, will give a presentation about the Bakken oil trains, the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines project in the Hudson Valley, and the proposed boiler project at the Port of Albany. Mothers Out Front is a grassroots national movement of mothers and others to ensure that our children have a liveable future in the age of climate change.

Antipodean Adventures: Hakas, Keas, and ANZAC Biscuits
presented by Mary Bell and Jim Kinley
Wednesday April 5th at 7:30pm

Join Willsboro residents Mary Bell and Jim Kinley for a beautifully illustrated and informative recounting of their adventures in Australia and New Zealand.

“The Birds” a Myth for Our Time
or Is It the End of Our Time?

presented by Ted Cornell
Wednesday April 12th at 7:30pm

Ted Cornell will talk about directing “The Birds” by Conor McPherson for the
Essex Theatre Company this summer. You may remember the Hitchcock film,
a masterpiece of terror. Members of the ETC company will perform scenes
from the play. Discussion to follow. Ted is the proprietor of the Art Farm in Wadhams, and an Obie-Award-winning theater Director.

Waters of the Adirondacks
presented by Lorraine Duvall
Wednesday May 3rd at 7:30pm

Lorraine Duvall, author of “In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks,” will describe how she found her own sense of place while paddling her solo canoe on dozens of Adirondack lakes, ponds, and rivers for over 25 years and learning about the recovery of our waters.

Mothers of Invention: On Literary Motherhood
presented by Kate Moses
Wednesday May 17th at 7:30pm

“We think back through our mothers if we are women.” With this quote from Virginia Woolf and Mother’s Day as inspiration, novelist Kate Moses of Essex will speak about famous literary mothers and daughters, both writers and characters. She is the author of “Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath” and the memoir “Cakewalk,” and coeditor of “Because I Said So” and “Mothers Who Think.”

Wild Forest or Wilderness?
presented by Diane W. Fish
Wednesday May 31st at 7:30pm

It’s the 125th anniversary of the Adirondack Park this Spring, Diane Fish, Deputy Director of the Adirondack Council, will talk about the Adirondack Forest Preserve. What’s the difference between Wild Forest and Wilderness? How are classification decisions made? How can the Forest Preserve enrich communities?

Inez Milholland: Celebrating 100 years
of Women’s Suffrage

presented by Kathy Linker
Wednesday June 14th at 7:30pm

Kathy Linker is an avid volunteer and historical researcher, focusing on education and involved in the Master Gardener Program, the Lewis Library, and other vital causes. She will tell the story of Women’s Suffrage crusader Inez Milholland’s activities in the Town of Lewis and Essex County 100 years ago. Her talk includes a brief film “Inez Milholland - Forward Into Light” by Martha Wheelock.