note our slightly new hours
Tuesday 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday 2pm - 8pm
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - Noon
We love STORY HOUR
Please call us for times.
Wednesday in Wadhams Lectures / 7:00 pm at the Library
The lectures and films are free and open to the public.
Wednesday OCTOBER 23rd 7 p.m.
Putting Your Garden to Bed and Planning for Next Year
Horticulturist Amy Ivy will talk about end of the season tasks for both home vegetable and flower gardens. Cleaning up perennials. planting spring bulbs and garlic, and plans for the next season are some of the topics to be covered. Bring your questions related to flower and vegetable gardening for this discussion oriented program.
!Canceled! Wednesday NOVEMBER 6th--at 6:00 p.m.--special early start --Children Welcomed!
Alvin and Vivian Reiner
Lessons Learned Living Among the Navajo
Alvin and Vivian Reiner lived among the Navajo (Diné) in SE Utah for over a decade as teachers and emergency medical technicians. In addition, Vivian was a Girl Scout leader and Alvin wrote and photographed for several publications. They will present cultural information and display items acquired during their stay. The presentation ties in with the fourth through sixth grade level social studies curriculum, but of course is of interest to older students and adults as well.
Wednesday NOVEMBER 20th 7 p.m.
Diane W. Fish
Keeping It Wild: Challenges of Success in the Adirondack Park
Deputy Director of the Adirondack Council Diane Fish will present an Adirondack Park 101 with a special emphasis on how the Adirondack Park is responding to its increasing popularity.
Wednesday DECEMBER 4th 7 p.m.
Jim Kinley and Mary Bell
The Ups and Downs: Machu Picchu to the Galapagos--Wow!
Seasoned travellers and Willsboro residents, Jim and Mary will share slides and stories from their trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Sunday Adventure Club Films Return
Last spring each calendar month of films was curated as a discrete group, but for the remaining three months of 2019 it will be one film a month, loosely matched to each month’s holidays, but chosen also to shed light on America in late 2019. If you have seen any of them before, watching them in this moment in history, in a room full of neighbors, may reveal a different film than you had thought it was.
Here’s a partial menu of what may come to light: the nightmares of xenophobia; the difficulty and rewards of being present with open eyes in difficult moments while remaining connected to humanness and joy and gratitude; entertainment designed to distract from troubled times can’t escape history and instead carries troubles into a future plagued with similar problems.
Dracula and vampires are legion in the world of movies, but Nosferatu (1922) was the very first film ever based on the Bram Stoker novel—a landmark in film history. You may have seen stills of the film but few people have seen the film itself. Here is your chance to see it!
"To watch F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu is to see the vampire movie before it had really seen itself... Is Murnau's Nosferatu scary in the modern sense? Not for me. I admire it more for its artistry and ideas, its atmosphere and images, than for its ability to manipulate my emotions like a skillful modern horror film. It knows none of the later tricks of the trade, like sudden threats that pop in from the side of the screen. But Nosferatu remains effective: It doesn’t scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death." —Roger Ebert
“My films are motivated on my part by a passion for life, by compassion, by a caring —and also by an anger at the way the world is so screwed up. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) is a reflection on life, y’know. A reflection of the world with all its comedy and tragedy, its pain, its suffering and joy... It’s a film about positivism and coping with life in a mature, intelligent, focused way—not sort of mindlessly looking on the bright side and just being happy.” —Mike Leigh
If you have read Swing Time by Zadie Smith, here is a chance to see the film (1936) that gives the novel its title, and feel firsthand what Zadie Smith’s protagonist does while rewatching the film: the sheer delight of Fred and Ginger’s dances, the knot in the stomach and confusion from reeling shadows cast into the future by the “Bojangles of Harlem” number. Fabulous dancing, wonderfully corny story, and things to think about.
See you on Sunday! —Eric Rucker
Thank you Volunteers!
We rely on the generous volunteer help of our friends in the community. If you are interested in volunteering, call the Library, or better yet stop by and let us know.