Hadley Luzerne Public Library

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December 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.

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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Food for Fines Returns

Posted by CLaBarge on December 2nd, 2014

Food For Fines returns from Tuesday, December 2nd, through Saturday, December 21st! Bring in your overdue items or just bring in food items and we will waive old fines.

In exchange for donations of unopened, unexpired, non-perishable food items, we’ll waive fines; one food item per overdue fine, no matter how much the fine is! This offer applies only to overdue fines, and not to fees for lost or damaged materials. And, of course, you can donate food even if you’re not overdue!

The following food items are especially appreciated: Peanut Butter / Jelly, Pasta / Sauce, Tuna Fish, Breakfast items, Macaroni and Cheese, Veggies. Donations will help to replenish the shelves at the Maxfield Community Food Pantry in Lake Luzerne.

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Library Closed Tuesday

Posted by rgames on November 7th, 2014

The Library will be closed Tuesday November 11 for Veteran’s Day and will reopen Wednesday Nov 12 at 9am.

 

 

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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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November Art Exhibit

Posted by rgames on November 1st, 2014

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This month’s artist is Dona Guillo. Her show is titled “Time for Leaving” and includes many photos from around our region.
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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Thursday Book Club

Posted by rgames on October 2nd, 2014

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On October 9th the book club will meet from 4-5pm in our Community Room to discuss this month’s book club selection “Galileo’s Daughter; A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love.” There are always great discussions at the Book Club and all are welcome.
Next month’s selection is “In Sunlight and Shadow” by Mark Helprin. Mark Helprin writes “In Sunlight and In Shadow, takes place not in a world I had to seek but one – New York in the 40s – into which I was born. The density and accuracy of the images, the onrush of memory, the stunning recollections of sound, speech, song, dress, all came easily. The people in In Sunlight and In Shadow are, with great poetic liberty, people I knew and/or loved – even the gangsters, the financiers, the actresses, intellectuals, soldiers, and factory workers.”
Call to reserve a copy and join the discussion! 696-3423

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Monthly Artist for October- Gary Larson

Posted by rgames on October 2nd, 2014

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I was born in Connecticut and, after completing my degree at the University of Connecticut, I travelled extensively throughout the United States and lived in 12 different states. As my first career advanced, I became increasingly committed to photography. I now live in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where I photograph often. But I still travel throughout the U.S. frequently and into Canada occasionally. I have been deeply interested in photography for over 30 years and now photograph in 35 mm digital format. I have taken classes and workshops with well-known photographers George Lepp, John Shaw, Weldon Lee and B. Moose Peterson.

While my subjects are drawn from nature and focus on landscapes, structures and flowers, I also find close-up photography to be exciting. For several years, I have been especially drawn to infrared digital photography. I find that its unusual light spectrum challenges human perceptions, and it has opened fresh creative channels for my work.

My work was selected for the “New Genre” award in the 2012 “Cooperstown National Show.” I have had several photographs selected for the “Adirondack Life Photography Contest,” winning 1st Place Color Photograph in 2008, 2nd Place Alternative Process in 2009 (and another for Honorable Mention) and an Honorable Mention in 2010. One of my photographs was selected as “The Best of Nikonians” in their on-line contest for May 2010, leading to an article about infrared photography for their on-line magazine. I have had photographs in the 2011, 2013 and 2014 “Exhibitions by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region” at the Albany Institute of History & Art and at the Hyde Museum. I have had photographs selected for the “Cooperstown Art Association’s Annual Regional & National Juried Exhibitions.” In 2009, my photograph won the 2nd Place award at the “Adirondack Theme Biennial Photography Exhibition” at the (then) Arts Center in Old Forge, NY. This year, I won a 3rd place award at View Arts Center in the “Annual Central Adirondack Regional Exhibition.”

My photographs have been presented in solo shows at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY; the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Public Library in Clifton Park, NY; the (former) Feast Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY; the bjsartworks Gallery in Glens Falls, NY; the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY and in the Northville Public Library in Northville, NY. I had solos shows in Hadley-Luzerne, Glens Falls, Albany, Blue Mountain Lake, and Clifton Park, NY in the last two years.

I recently published my second book called “Paths… Over Roots & Rocks.” This hardcover book contains 38 images and greatly expands my work on paths. The first book was based on my “Paths in Life” series of infrared photographs. It contains 18 images along with the definitions and narratives included with these photographs. Each “Path” image reflects a human value. The series of images was gathered as I traveled throughout the U.S.

I also maintain both a website at: www.lighteffectphoto.com and a Facebook business page at:
www.facebook.com/lighteffectphoto 24 Lakeside Drive, Edinburg, NY 12134 – (518) 863-6509 –LarsenPhoto@roadrunner.com

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Susan Meyer River Bliss Photography

Posted by rgames on September 12th, 2014

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A native of Saratoga Springs, Susan has lived on the Upper Hudson River in Northumberland for the past several years and has fallen in love with the river – and in the process discovered how it is connected with everything else.

A teacher by profession, Susan turned to photography as a means to cultivate gratitude and joy amidst the full catastrophe of life (to borrow a phrase from Jon Kabat-Zinn). She is endlessly amazed by the beauty of common, ordinary things and believes that if you look closely enough from the right angle, you’ll always find something to love about a living thing or natural object – and perhaps gain insight into your own nature, as well.

Contemplative photography is Susan’s medicine for inner peace, clarity, and creativity. Through it, she connects with the essence that shines through the living world and invites the deep, spiritual beauty of nature to awaken and tune her senses. It is her greatest joy to awaken and inspire others through discovering and sharing magic moments. Often, she doesn’t know at the time why she is so drawn to a particular moment or image but realizes it is part of a greater story that connects us all and needs to be told.

Susan is an avid kayaker and rock balance artist and the mother of two teenagers, ages 16 and 19. She celebrates life on the shore of the Hudson with her husband, Jack, a professional musician and member of the children’s band, The Zucchini Brothers.

Her exhibition is dedicated to the memory of her mother, Nancy Meyer, who passed away on May 27, 2014 from pancreatic cancer. Dealing with her mother’s declining health and grieving her death brought Susan and her camera into an even deeper connection with nature and filled her with more gratitude and serenity than she ever imagined possible.

In addition to photography, Susan is a passionate writer and unites her images and reflections on her website:

River-Bliss.com

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Aquaponic Gardening~What, Why & How

Posted by CLaBarge on September 2nd, 2014

September 9, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

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What is Aquaponic gardening? What can you grow using aquaponics? How much space does it take? Do you need a green house? How much work is it? Can you grow vegetables year round? How much water does it use?
Kerry Hanlon will answer all those questions and more! Why did she start it?  Learn all about her journey to create and maintain a system.

Funding provided by Town of Lake Luzerne and Warren County Occupancy Tax

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Search and Rescue Dogs

Posted by CLaBarge on August 22nd, 2014

August 26, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

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Sally Snowden and Cate Howland will be here to tell us everything we want to know about training and caring for search & rescue dogs in our area.  You will be surprised to find out how the dogs search and what they search for.  Sally and Cate are members of the Lower Adirondack Search & Rescue “LASAR”.  LASAR provides resources for the DEC & the NYS Federation of Search and Rescue.  Sally & Cate will bring their dogs and do a demonstration.

Provided by the Town of Lake Luzerne and Warren County Occupancy Tax

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