Nov 09

Library Closed Saturday, November 11

The Hadley-Luzerne Public Library will be closed Saturday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day.

 

We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, November 14, at 9:00 AM.

 

 

 

Nov 01

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa November 18th, 12:00 – 3:00. Come get your photo taken with Santa. Marc LaMere and Joan Lentini will be doing our annual Santa visit. Pets are welcome this year, as well. $5.00 per photo.

Refreshments will be offered and we will be having a book sale. Books will be priced $1.00 per hardcover, .50 cents for paperbacks, and $4.00 per bag of books.Santa

Oct 25

Warren County Job Center

November Calendar for Warren County Job Center

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Oct 03

Metta Meditation with Angela Lunz

  • MettaMeditationMetta Meditation with Angela Lunz from CrestHaven Interfaith Ministries
  •  Thursday, October 12  (to be offered every 2nd and 4thThursday)

 

Metta is a 5 part meditation beginning with yourself. Breathe gently, and recite inwardly the following phrases directed to your own well-being. You begin with yourself because without loving yourself it is almost impossible to love others.Meditation

Sep 26

Architecture Books for Sale $1 Each

We have a large collection of architecture books we no longer have room for at the library. Please feel free to drop in and have a look. They are located in the back reference section in boxes.

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Sep 20

Teen Reading Night at the Library

Teen Reading Night at the Library Teen Reading Night at the Library

Welcome to Teen Reading Night at the Library hosted by Pat Lewandowski.

Beginning in October this will be the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00. Please call 518 696 3423 to sign up. You pick the books and we order them for this reading group.

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Sep 01

Library Book Club

Our Library Book Club’s next  is meeting Thursday, December 14 from 4:00-5:00.

Library Book Club selection for the month of December

 

The Innocents Abroad (1869), based largely on letters written for New York and San Francisco papers, narrates the progress of the first American organized tour of Europe—to Naples, Smyrna, Constantinople, and Palestine. In his account Mark Twain assumes two alternate roles: at times the no-nonsense American who refuses to automatically venerate the famous sights of the Old World (preferring Lake Tahoe to Lake Como), or at times the put-upon simpleton, a gullible victim of flatterers and “frauds,” and an awestruck admirer of Russian royalty.

The result is a hilarious blend of vaudevillian comedy, actual travel guide, and stinging satire, directed at both the complacency of his fellow American travelers and their reverence for European relics. Out of the book emerges the first full-dress portrait of Mark Twain himself, the breezy, shrewd, and comical manipulator of English idioms and America’s mythologies about itself and its relation to the past.

Roughing It (1872) is the lighthearted account of Mark Twain’s actual and imagined adventures when he escaped the Civil War and joined his brother, the recently appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory. His accounts of stagecoach travel, Native Americans, frontier society, the Mormons, the Chinese, and the codes, dress, food, and customs of the West are interspersed with his own experiences as a prospector, miner, journalist, boon companion, and lecturer as he traveled through Nevada, Utah, California, and even to the Hawaiian Islands.

Mark Twain’s passage from tenderfoot to old-timer is accomplished through a long series of increasingly comical episodes. The plot is relaxed enough to accommodate some immensely funny and random character sketches, animal fables, tall tales, and dramatic monologues. The result is an enduring picture of the old Western frontier in all its original vigor and variety.

In these two works, never before brought together so compactly, Mark Twain achieves his mastery of the vernacular style. (As taken from Amazon Books)Twain

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