LIBRARY NEWS: Library announces poster contest winners

Lake Placid Public Library Director Bambi Pedu poses with young author Emma Hubbard. (Provided photo)

The Lake Placid Public Library enjoyed a very eventful summer with many visitors and patrons enjoying the reading porch and outdoor gardens as well as all the children and adult programming that were free and open to the public.

We have our very own special author here at the library. Introducing Miss Emma Hubbard and her newly published book, “Let’s Keep Assateague Wild.” You can purchase your own copy at https://tinyurl.com/5xc2u8tw or borrow it from the library. Congrats, Emma. Well done! Emma is donating 90% of the proceeds from the sale of this book to support Assateague Island Alliance’s mission to promote the awareness, education and stewardship of Assateague Island National Seashore’s wildlife and natural resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Poster contest winners

Introducing your 2023 poster contest winners: Pre-K, Layla Hubbard; K-2, Sandra Kandic and Emma Hubbard (two winners because there were no grade 9-12 entries); grades 3-5, Jilliahnna McKay; and grades 6-8, Mirella Kandic. The winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Bookstore Plus and will have their pictures created into posters by the UPS Store. All entries received an ice cream gift certificate from Stewart’s Shops. Thank you to all our sponsors and participants.

Dam Duck Race

Join us at the Rotary Club of Lake Placid’s Dam Duck Race from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 for some family fun. There will be games, crafts, prizes and, of course, a rubber duck race. This all takes place at Jewtraw Park (behind Lisa G’s) next to the Mill Pond Dam.

Watercolor workshop

Due to the success of the first four watercolor classes, we have added two new dates. Come and paint at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 and from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. 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. Register at the front desk or by calling 518-523-3200. The classes will be led by Erin Johnson.


Every Friday morning at 10:30 in the children’s room,you will find Ms. Linda surrounded by children waiting for the fun to begin. After helping with the story there is singing and dancing using musical instruments followed by a pre-K craft.

Homeschool Thursdays

Looking forward to the new school year, our Homeschool Thursdays will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 14. with an interactive presentation with staff from the Adirondack Mountain Club on migrators. We’ll be able to use our beautiful location on Mirror Lake to learn the where, when, how and why of animal migration. At 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, join us in welcoming scientists from the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute to explore the illuminating intersection between lake data collection and analysis through the visual arts. Anyone interested in learning more about the Homeschool Program may send an email to librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org.

Ask a Genealogist

On the third Wednesday of each month, professional genealogist Judith Harper is at the library to meet with anyone that might have hit a “brick wall” in researching 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. The next session will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.

SAT review classes

The SAT review classes will take place at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturdays — Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7. The sessions will consist of reviewing the SAT format, test taking tips and test practice and review. Bring your Chromebook.

Math tutoring

Math tutoring is available separately by appointment by calling 518-523-3200. This free math tutoring is underwritten by the Adirondack Foundation Lake Placid Education Foundation Fund.

Literacy Volunteers

The Literacy Volunteers of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is seeking volunteers for tutoring services. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer for this rewarding program, please call the main office 518-564-5332 and speak with Joclyne Erkenbeck or Sarah Wright.

New arrivals

Fiction: “The Summer of Songbirds” by Kristy Woodson, “Honey Drop Dead” by Laura Childs, “The Paris Assignment” by Rhys Bowen, “Canary Girls” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “After That Night” by Karen Slaughter, “Cursed at Dawn” by Heather Graham, “Dead Mountain” — a Nora Kelly thriller — by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, “The Invisible Hour” by Alice Hoffman, “Tides of Fire” by James Rollins, “The Hike” by Lucy Clarke, “The Bee Sting” by Paul Murray, “Lion & Lamb” by James Patterson/ Duane Swierczynski, “Happiness Falls” by Angie Kim, “The Breakaway” by Jennifer Weiner, “The Girl in the Eagles Talons” by Karin Smirnoff, “The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf” by Alexander McCall Smith, “Rock Bottom” by Fern Michaels, “The Becoming” by Nora Roberts, “Payback in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Amazing Grace Adams” by Fran Littlewood, “The Raging Storm” by Ann Cleeves, “The Longmire Defense” by Craig Johnson and “Tom Clancy: Weapons Grade” by Don Bentley.

Nonfiction: “The Many Lives of Mama Love” — a memoir — by Lara Love Hardin, “Interstellar” by Abraham Loeb, “Never Enough” by Jennifer Wallace and “Painting Calm: Connect to nature through the art of watercolor” by Inga Buividavice.

Children’s: “The Scariest Kitten in the World” by Terrifying Kitten (with a little help from Kate Messner) and” The Boo Crew Needs You!” by Vicky Fang

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

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