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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Posted by CLaBarge on April 17th, 2014

2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel “The Goldfinch,” published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday.
We have the book available in Large Print. Come in and get it or put it on hold today!

Click here to see The Goldfinch

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April Local Artist

Posted by CLaBarge on April 1st, 2014

Kendra

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Kendra Schieber is a sign designer, calligrapher, oil painter, and part-owner of The Sign Studio in Corinth, NY, where she currently lives. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she studied oil painting for several years with Betty Burford (Churchville, PA), Frank Mason (Art Student’s League, New York City, NY), Thomas Torak (Pawlet, VT), and most recently with Tom O’Brien and Takeyce Walter at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY.
The work on exhibit for April at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library was almost exclusively done en plein air in Corinth and neighboring communities. Painting in the open air on location is her favored style, with still-life and portrait work done in her home studio when the weather is uncooperative (most of the winter).
Pictured here are Pinata, Pink Lady, Gold Rush I (5 ¾” X 11” oil on linen panel) and Blueberry Field, Solebury Orchards (11” X 14” oil on linen panel).

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New E-Book Webpage

Posted by CLaBarge on March 7th, 2014

As of today you can now find kids and teens e-books quick and easy by using our new webpage. It is still the Salon, just the books are separated for easy selection. Now kids don’t have to search through adult thriller and romances to find books that interest them. check it out here Kids & Teens E-Book Salon

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Adrienne Ziegler is this month’s local artist !

Posted by CLaBarge on March 6th, 2014

This month’s local artist display in the community room is from Adrienne Ziegler. She says, “Sketching has been my lifelong interest beginning with charcoal and pastel, and later continuing with acrylic and oil. She also volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator. Her work is on display until the end of March. barn adrienne

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Blue Bird Adrienne

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New Magazine at the Library

Posted by CLaBarge on March 4th, 2014

HI
We now have a one year subscription to MIT Technology Review. Some of the articles are Off-the-grid-Power, Artificial Hand, Real Feeling, and The Smartest Company in the World and it’s not Google. Wouldn’t you like to know who they think is the smartest company? Do you own stock?

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Divergent the Movie

Posted by CLaBarge on March 4th, 2014

HI,
March 21st the young adult movie Divergent comes out. You don’t have to wait. We have the books today!
Book Description
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

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Clan of the Cave Bear Date Change

Posted by CLaBarge on February 11th, 2014

HI,

Please be aware that the date for the viewing and discussion of Clan of the Cave Bear has been moved from March 22 to March 29th due to a conflict.

We have just a couple of spots left open. Order your book soon for any of the discussions. We look forward to seeing you!

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1040 Instructions are in!!

Posted by CLaBarge on February 8th, 2014

HI,
For all of you that have been waiting so patiently, the 1040 instructions have arrived. They are located in the back reading room of the library.

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Pushing the Limits Book & Video Disscussion Series

Posted by CLaBarge on January 14th, 2014

February 22, 2014
12:30 amto2:30 pm

“PUSHING THE LIMITS” AT HADLEY-LUZERNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Book Video Discussion Series

Lake Luzerne NY –How do we connect? How do we survive? How do we know? What is natural? Hadley Luzerne Public Library has received a $2,500 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host “Pushing the Limits: Making Sense of Science,” a four-part reading, viewing, and discussion series for adults in communities served by rural libraries.

The four discussions will be held at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on fourth Saturdays of the month, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24, in the community Room at the library, 19 Main St. in Lake Luzerne. Participants do not have to attend all four events in the series. Copies of the books for discussion will be available approximately one month prior to each event. Please contact the library before January 30th to register and a copy of the book will be ordered for you. Space is limited and going fast, so don’t wait too long.

About the series
Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world. We want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, and we create stories to bring those dreams to life. But many of those stories are no longer just stories; and with great new advances in science and technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push the limits every day. “Pushing the Limits” will explore these ideas in discussions led by a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professional that will include video screenings and book discussions. The overarching theme is one of real people, real stories, and real science.

The discussions
Each of the four discussions is focused on a particular theme. Participants are encouraged to read a selected book related to the theme prior to the discussion; at the event, they will watch a filmed interview with the author of the book and another video portraying how an everyday person is “pushing the limits” in his or her own life in a way related to the theme. The dates, themes, and books for the four discussions are:

February 22: “Nature” (When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle)
Boyle’s book fictionalizes a conflict between the National Park Service’s effort to destroy an invasive species and radical animal rights activists’ attempts to save the black rats that are threatening the native life of an island off the coast of California. The film for this session features Cameron Clapp, a triple amputee whose life and determination to run a triathlon show how new technologies are pushing the limits of what it means to be human – and how his risk-taking nature helps him to push his own limits.

March 22: “Knowledge” (Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel)
The most recent book in Auel’s bestselling “Earth’s Children” series brings readers back to the time when Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons connected, and to a world when genetic memory and experiential knowledge combined to influence which branches on the human tree survived. The film shows us how Sean Brock, a celebrity chef from South Carolina, is working to revitalize the golden age of Southern cuisine by reviving heirloom crops, recovering rare livestock, and applying his knowledge of molecular gastronomy to his recipes.

April 26: “Survival” (Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler)
Clive Cussler’s books often place his hero, Dirk Pitt, in extreme conditions – stranded on an arctic ice floe, adrift on a raft, or even trapped in a sunken wreck – where he must struggle to survive. This discussion’s film introduces us to Cory and Julie Shrum, a couple who work hard and play hard. In their “work” world of farming or their “play” world of agricultural combine demolition derbies, only the strong survive.

May 24: “Connection” (Thunderstruck by Erik Larson)
Thunderstruck tells the intersecting tales of Harvey Crippen, a murderer who tried to flee from England to America to avoid capture, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless telegraph: the technology that made Crippen’s successful apprehension possible. The film for this program shows us Roxanne Swentzell, a woman of Native American descent who connects with her cultural history and the world around her through her work with clay.
Discussion leaders
The discussions will be co-led by the library director Cynthia LaBarge and Dr. Rosemary Millham, an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Mrs. Millham has 29 years of experience in education including twelve as a NASA education specialist and research scientist and 5 years at SUNY New Paltz.

“Pushing the Limits” nationally
“Pushing the Limits” is a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, The Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University.

More information
For more information, contact the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library at 518-696-3423 or luzweb@sals.edu.

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Call for Artists

Posted by rgames on January 10th, 2014

Artists-we have openings in our Community Room for hanging pieces-fine art, paintings, drawings, photography or even quilted wall hangings. If you are interested contact rgames@sals.edu with your name, contact information and samples of your “art”. We would love to offer you the opportunity to display your work.

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