WADHAMS FREE LIBRARY
763 NYS Route 22
Wadhams, NY 12993
518-962-8717 info@wadhamsfreelibrary.org
OPEN HOURS
Tuesday 3pm - 9pm
Wednesday 3pm - 9pm
Thursday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - Noon
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Please call us for times.
Visit the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System's website at cefls.org for lots of useful and interesting resources, including a guide to the Affordable Care Act.

SPRING 2014 Newsletter
OUR LITTLE LIBRARY
APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT.
THANK YOU
VOLUNTEERS!
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.
WEDNESDAYS IN WADHAMS LECTURE SERIES | 7:30pm at the Library
The lectures are free and open to the public.
The Alphabet Revolution: How A Humble Writing System Changed Everything Forever - A Four-Part Series of Illustrated Talks by Westport author Colin Wells

Oral Culture and Early Writing Systems - April 9
In this introductory lecture, you'll learn about the discovery of "oral culture" in the early twentieth century, as well as how writing began and how it was used by ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Hebrews.

The Atomic Theory of Language - April 16
This lecture explores how the ancient Greek invention of the alphabet emerged from links between ancient Greek and Phoenician traders in the eighth century BC. The Greeks adopted the Phoenicians' consonantal writing but added vowels, which made it more precise and much easier to read.

Reading, Writing, and Thinking - April 23
In this lecture, we'll look at some of the connections between writing and cognition. This lecture will argue that the alphabet opened the door to the spread of new ideas, thereby unleashing our intellectual potential.

Where Do We Go From Here? - April 30
The arrival of print in the 15th century boosted the alphabet's effectiveness. We're now living in the middle of the next transition, and there's no way to know exactly what's coming in the electronic age. But one thing's for sure. The connection between writing and thinking shows no sign of being broken.

Mural Making as Community Building - May 21
In March 2013, twelve volunteers from all over the United States-including four from the Adirondacks-traveled to Chimo, Mexico to work with with local children on a series of colorful outdoor murals.

Muralists Susan Shanley from Saratoga Springs and Linda Smyth from Port Henry, who led the group, will be joined in this talk by Steven Engelhart and Lemon Healy, two other project volunteers.