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Adirondack 102 Club Lecture

Posted by CLaBarge on April 23rd, 2015

April 30, 2015
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

The Adirondack 102 Club:
Your Passport & Guide to all the North Country Towns & Villages

On Thursday April 30th at 6:30 pm please join author and historian, Marty Podskoch, for a talk about his latest project, the Adirondack 102 Club, that encourage people to visit all 102 towns and villages in the Adirondacks. The program will be held at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library and is open to the public.
The idea for the 102 Club began after Podskoch read about Dr. Arthur Peach of Vermont who in 1954 suggested the idea of an informal group, the Vermont 251 Club, to veer off the beaten path “to discover the secret and lovely places that main roads do not reveal.” Podskoch believed the Adirondacks would benefit from a similar club who has traveled extensively in the Adirondacks gathering material for his five books on the Adirondack fire towers, the Civilian Conservation Corps camps, and Adirondack lore, and will share the joys of fully experiencing the Adirondacks and getting to know its local people and places.
NYS Senator Betty Little wrote the preface for the book and stated: “The “Adirondack 102 Club” is inspired in part by the early 20th Century Adirondack travels of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs – innovators whose shared pursuit of lifelong learning brought them together to the Adirondacks.
“I hope you, too, are inspired to explore the Adirondacks and to learn something new and unexpected about our history, our traditions, our way of life and our future.
“It is one thing to say: ‘I visited the Adirondacks,’ quite another to say ‘I experienced the Adirondacks.’ I promise an enriching journey and encourage you to do so with friends and loved ones with this unique passport in hand. A great adventure awaits!”
After the presentation, Podskoch along with some of the contributing authors will sign copies of the new book, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country,
***Please note the earlier time of 6:30 p.m.*****
Funding provided by the town of Lake Luzerne and Warren County Occupancy Tax

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April Artist Kathy Garofalo

Posted by rgames on April 2nd, 2015

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Kathy has had an interest in art since she was 4 years old. Starting with crayola crayons and progressing onto poster paints, she developed her artist soul at a young age. Encouraged by family she continued her artistic expressions whenever she could.
After trying many mediums she took a quick course and discovered acrylics and Folk Art on wood, old furniture, in primitive paintings and then she knew she had found her niche.
Kathy is most well-known here at the Hadley Luzerne Public Library as a longtime employee, now retired, and the artist who painted our Children’s Room.
Stop by and see her paintings!Kathy pix 2

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Local Author releases Kindle Book

Posted by rgames on March 12th, 2015

Dr. Susan Hunter, one of our Book Club members, has just published a new book, now available in a Kindle edition on Amazon.com. Check it out!!! How exciting!!!

Elephant Murders (kindle) (Click Here) elephant murders Plunge into the Fast-Paced World of International Elephant Poaching with Book 1 of the 3-part Elephant Murder Crime Series”Elephant Murders, a three-volume work and part of a larger series featuring Zambia CID Deputy Inspector Malinga Mutende, brings the issues of international ivory poaching alive. Malinga is a modern hero for Africans working to ensure the stability of their countries and the future of their children. I’ve been privileged to know and work with many Africans like her. Let her give us hope!”
“Story telling is the best form of advocacy I know.”

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Author, anthropologist, and activist Susan S. Hunter has lived and worked in Africa since 1989. A Ph.D. medical anthropologist/advocate for the human rights of children orphaned by AIDS, Dr. Hunter’s extensive publications include five books, numerous refereed articles, national and international policy studies and strategy papers for governments, donors, and NGOs. She’s worked in 31 countries around the world and visited many more. Black Death: AIDS in Africa (Palgrave/Macmillan 2003); was ranked as one of the top five AIDS books of all times by the London Times. Hunter also holds a Masters of Architecture, and has developed programs in affordable housing in developing countries.

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Book Club

Posted by rgames on February 20th, 2015

Every 2nd Thursday of the month the Hadley Luzerne Public Library’s Book Club meets from 4-5pm. All are welcome to join in the discussions of preselected books. The books are chosen carefully with member’s input rotating every other month fiction and non-fiction for well-balanced and thought provoking discussions. We even host an occasional “Science” book club with a scientist facilitator leading a more in-depth evaluation and overview. Please contact us at 696-3423 and we will add you the list!
Join the discussion for this month’s book “Bunker Hill” on March 12, 2015 at 4pm.
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“Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.”
Boston 1775, the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers ,the Battle of Bunker Hill
Paul Revere, George Washington, and more in this month’s Book Club selection.

“Philbrick guides us beautifully through Revolutionary Boston, with the Battle of Bunker Hill as his story’s grand climax — and with today’s global events enlivening the old tale.”
—The New York Times Book Review

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Posted by CLaBarge on February 5th, 2015

You now have access to Ancestry and Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Research your family history online. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Purchased for residents in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties through a generous grant from Senator Hugh Farley, New York State Central Book Aid and the Southern Adirondack Library System. Use it from home
Hadley-Luzerne Public Library Online Research Page

Ancestry
Start your own genealogy using the U.S. Census (1790-1930), New York Passenger lists (1851-1891), World War I Draft Registration Cards (1917-1918), Civil War Service Records, the Social Security Death Index, and the England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland Parish and Probate Records plus much more. . Purchased for residents in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties through a generous grant from the New York State Central Book Aid and the Southern Adirondack Library System. In-library use only

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Winter Photography Show Continues

Posted by rgames on February 4th, 2015

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Dona Guillo continues her exhibit this month at the library with photography depicting winter birds.

Dona is originally from Wading River, Long Island NY and has been a resident of Hadley for many years. She has been taking pictures since she was 12yrs old. Her love of the natural world inspires her photography. People tell her, “You’ve got a good eye’ but in truth she tells them “I see with my heart”. Her Photo library is filled with images of God’s Creation- flowers, forests, landscapes, lakes and much, much more! Her favorite mediums are abstracts and macro photography. Dona’s Photo Art is a reflection of her imagination brought to life as captured in the lens of her camera. These images are then digitally enhanced in order to highlight the beauty that surrounds us. She is not interested in awards or accolades but her heart’s desire is to create beauty, by expressing truth, as a labor of love by offering her art for all to enjoy. Check out her new website

www.Donasartcafe.com

 

 

 

 

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Email from the IRS to the library

Posted by CLaBarge on January 20th, 2015

Subject: IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) Filing Season Update
While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed. As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options. We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.

For this filing season, we will offer the following products:
• Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ
• Publication 17, one reference copy for each participant (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
• Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
• Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions
• The TFOP Poster Package which includes:
o Publication 1169, Need Tax Help?
o Publication 1258, Where Should I Send This?
o Publication 1309, Tax Forms This Way Publication
o Publication 1725, If The Form Fits…Use It!

No additional products will be available through the TFOP Program. We will not be sending Form 8635-S, Supplement to Form 8635.

We will fill orders for Forms 1040 and 1040A with the quantities you requested on your order form earlier this year. Because Form 1040EZ was not on this year’s order form, we will send you 75% of your Form 1040 A order quantity. For example, if you ordered 3000 Form 1040 A, we will send you 2250 Form 1040EZ. It is not necessary for you to place an order for Form 1040EZ; we will automatically ship Form 1040EZ to you once the form becomes available.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Your patrons can obtain copies of Instructions through:
• IRS.gov/Forms – to view and download
• IRS.gov/orderforms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
• 1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
The decision to reduce the number of tax products available to our TFOP partners was not made lightly. We realize this decision is not ideal and we understand it may impact you and your customers. Please offer Publication 4604 (EN/SP) to your patrons to help guide them to tax products and information available on IRS.gov. We apologize for these late program changes.

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Food for Fines

Posted by CLaBarge on January 7th, 2015

Hi
Our food for fines has ended. The food has been delivered our local food pantry. If you missed it, you can still donate to the food pantry. It is right beside the thrift shop on Bay Road. Just call the church to find out when they are open. Thank you to all who participated!

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Winter Photography at the Library

Posted by rgames on December 11th, 2014

Dona Guillo continues her exhibit this month at the library with photography depicting winter scenes.

The Dance of Light by Dona Guillo This month’s Art Show is about Light and how it can create and illustrate a depth of Beauty through the prism of Nature—Water, Earth and Sky.  Water captures the Light as it dances through the trees and bounces off the rocks in a flowing woodland stream, lake or pond creating a pastel watercolors,.  The Earth receives the Sun and illuminates the forest floor scattering beams of light among the delicate flora and fauna caressing them in a golden embrace. The Sky reflects the luminous brilliance of a setting Sun and gives us pause in our business while serving up a Light Show of Awesomeness….Embraced the Light!

Dona is originally from Wading River, Long Island NY and has been a resident of Hadley for many years. She has been taking pictures since she was 12yrs old. Her love of the natural world inspires her photography. People tell her, “You’ve got a good eye’ but in truth she tells them “I see with my heart”. Her Photo library is filled with images of God’s Creation- flowers, forests, landscapes, lakes and much, much more! Her favorite mediums are abstracts and macro photography. Dona’s Photo Art is a reflection of her imagination brought to life as captured in the lens of her camera. These images are then digitally enhanced in order to highlight the beauty that surrounds us. She is not interested in awards or accolades but her heart’s desire is to create beauty, by expressing truth, as a labor of love by offering her art for all to enjoy. Check out her new website

www.Donasartcafe.com

 

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Thank you!!

Posted by CLaBarge on November 5th, 2014

Thank you to Finch Paper for their donation of 3 cases of copy paper to the library!! Thank you for supporting the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library.

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