LIBRARY NEWS: Summer fun at the Lake Placid Public Library

A pollinator presentation at the Lake Placid Public Library on Tuesday, June 24. (Photo provided)

The Lake Placid Public Library’s summer fun has begun!

Patrons, visitors, and children have filled the rooms with excitement and creativity.

On Tuesday, June 24, we celebrated pollinator month with a visit form the AdkAction Library Buzz Program. The hands-on activities were enjoyed by both youngsters and adults.

On Tuesday, June 27, many gathered to create blankets for their special stuffie. Adults and children stitched and knitted all for the sake of “Stuffie Love.”

Both StoryWalks, one at John Brown Farm State Historic site and ADK Mountain Club’s Heart Lake are seeing a lot of visitors, enjoying the trails and reading along the way.

Adult Pop art group with artist/author Michael Albert. (Photo provided)

Poster contest forms and Teen Bingo cards may still be picked up at the library/Bookstore Plus or online at www.lakeplacidlibrary.org All submission are due Monday, Aug. 28.

New York-based pop artist and author Michael Albert spent the afternoon at the library on Tuesday, July 11 presenting a Pop Art Collage workshop. Beginning with an artist presentation, the event continued with a hands-on workshop where attendees made their own pop art collage, finishing with a free poster giveaway and signing for all. Some of his artwork continues to be on display in the Guy Brewster Hughes Gallery for the rest of the month of July. What an enjoyable afternoon!

Our adventure this past Tuesday, July 18, was a visit from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum! Staff were there for an interactive experience with live animals and touchable artifacts!


The third Wednesday of the month, Judith Harper is at the library to meet with anyone that might have hit a “brick wall” in their family tree and don’t know what to do next. If you are interested, just call the library or stop in to sign up for a free consultation with a professional genealogist. The next session will be Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Watercolor Workshop

Come and paint at the library! On Monday, Aug. 7 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., adults and teens are welcome. Come learn some of the basics of watercolor, and try your hand at landscape painting. Materials will be available to use at the event, and you are welcome to bring your own. Sign up at the front desk or by calling 518-523-3200. The classes will be led by Erin Johnson.

Storytime: Ms. Linda invites all children and families to join her each Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s room for stories, songs and dancing. Something very special happens each time they meet!

Upcoming children’s summer programming

July 25 at 3 p.m. — Back by popular demand! Join RiverJack Z to explore the craft of songwriting by composing and recording a song that is uniquely your own. “Making Music With RiverJack Z” will take place in the backyard of the library or on the back porch in case of rain. (special thanks to CAN/AM Hockey for helping support this program.)

Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — The Adirondack Family Book Festival: The second annual Adirondack Family Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. It will bring together children’s and YA authors and illustrators under a big convening tent and several smaller tents to meet their readers of all ages, read aloud, and talk about their work. Activities that pair select books with the natural beauty of the John Brown Farm and hands-on art making and discovery are also planned. The festival will be free, open to all, and celebratory.

New arrivals

Adult non-fiction: “Dinner with the President” by Alex Prud’homme, “The Art Thief” by Michael Finkel, “Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I” by Tracy Borman, “What an Owl Knows” by Jennifer Ackerman, and “Law Forms for Personal Use” by The Editors of Nola. New biography, “Good for a Girl” by Lauren Fleshman.

Adult fiction: “Yellowface” by R.F. Kuang, “The Farewell Tour” by Stephanie Clifford, “near Miss” by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles, “Fire Strike” by Mike Madden, “The 9th Man” by Steve Berry and grant Blackwood, “Dead Man’s Wake” by Paul Doiron, “The First Ladies” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, “The Five-Star Weekend” by Elin Hiderbrand, “Weapons of Opportunity” by Dale Brown, “Cross Down” by James Patterson and Brendan Dubois, “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women” by Lisa See, “The Happiness Plan” by Susan Mallery, “The Only One Left” by Riley Sager, “Welcome to Beachtown” by Susan Wiggs, “Zero Days” by Ruth Ware, “Swamp Story” by David Barry, “Whispers at Dusk” by Heather Graham, “The Beach at Summerly” by Beatrice Williams, “A Most Agreeable Murder” by Julia Seales,” “To Late” by Colleen Hoover, “Circle of Death” by James Patterson and Brian Sitts, and “The Librarian” by Patrick DeWitt.

Young adult fiction: “You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight” by Kaylnn Bayron, and “The Shadow Sister” by Lily Meade.

Juvenile fiction: “The Babysitters Club: Jessi’s Secret Language” by Chan Chau, “Karen’s Haircut” by Katy Farina,” Dorks in New York” by Dan Gutman, “The Bad Guys in Let the Games Begin” by Aaron Blabey, “A Super Scary Narwhalloween” by Ben Clanton, and “White Bird” by R.J.Palacio with Erica S. Perl.

Children’s books: “Peppa Pig and The Day at The Farm” by Mark Baker and Neville Astley, “Tap! Tap! Tap!: Dance! Dance! Dance!” by Herve Tullet, “Cape” by Kevin Johnson, “Chalk” by Bill Thomson, “The Monster Mac and Cheese Party” by Todd Parr, “In the Night Garden” by Carin Berger, “Mermaid Day” by Diana Murray, “The Ice Cream Vanishes” by Julia Sarcone-Roach, “Under the Blanket” by Tim Fischer, and “Alphabuddies: G is First” by Beth Bacon.

(Madonna Barney is a library assistant at the Lake Placid Public Library.)

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