Hadley Luzerne Public Library

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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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1913 Flood Lecture

Posted by CLaBarge on August 13th, 2014

August 19, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

 

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Corinth Town Historian Rachel Clothier of the Corinth Museum will be here to present a program about how the great flood of 1913 impacted the Hadley & Lake Luzerne region for many decades to come, including life in the region today. Come to hear an engaging story that tells of emanate domain, disaster, disease, politics, cemeteries and local family ruins.

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

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Monthly Artist for August-Tony Beaver Photography

Posted by rgames on August 7th, 2014

Beaver PhotoBeing raised near the Adirondack Mountains, I grew up with the opportunity to see its beauty on a regular basis. I spent a week or two every year, as well as countless weekends, camping in the central Adirondacks. Those camping trips were the beginning of my love for the outdoors.

At the age of 19, I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. A good friend owned a 35mm camera and I noticed how prints from that were so much brighter and colorful than the instamatic I was using. I was no longer satisfied with the camera I had and bought a Nikon FM. Before long, I owned a few lenses, which allowed me to take almost any photo I desired.

After two years in Florida, I moved to Lake Luzerne, a small town in the southeastern Adirondacks. I began to spend all my free time in the mountains hiking and fishing. I also started taking pictures to record these excursions and the good times with friends. The pictures I took were very private, not something I thought about sharing and not something I thought anyone would be interested in seeing. They were, after all, personal images of my trips.

After fighting a serious medical condition in 2003 and 2004, the urge to get back in the outdoors was never stronger. I started hiking again and I wanted to make it to the top of some of the Adirondack high peaks and other places I never saw, even though they were basically in my back yard. It was also about this time that I bought my first digital camera. Although the quality of this digital camera wasn’t up to my Nikon, it did allow me to take more pictures without worrying about cost. It was the ability to take as many pictures as I desired that allowed me to practice and concentrate on increasing the quality of my photos.

With the encouragement of friends and family, I entered the annual photo contest in Adirondack Life magazine. I was thrilled to be awarded first place in macro photography for a photo of a feather and water droplets. That recognition resulted in my first showing at the Widlund Gallery in North Creek, N.Y. for the month of January 2009. A year later, I was fortunate to again win a first place award in the Adirondack Life contest, this time in the wildlife category, for a photo of canada geese taking flight.

I still spend countless days, in every season, in The Adirondacks – in the woods, on the water, and sometimes just on the roads. My camera is a constant companion as one never knows what they’ll encounter. There are always new things to experience if you’re open to them and new things to see if you allow yourself to see them.

I hope you enjoy the images that I’m lucky enough to witness on a regular basis

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Early Archaic site in Lake George

Posted by CLaBarge on August 5th, 2014

August 12, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

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Join us and listen to Steve Moragne,Principal Investigator for the N. Y. S. Museum’s Cultural Resources Survey Program. He will be on hand to discuss recent excavation and research results from work at Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach. Artifacts from the excavation indicate that the site was occupied continuously for thousands of years. Random, scattered pre-historic artifacts have been found near Lake George in the past, but never within an intact site, said Steve Moragne, an archaeologist with the New York State Museum. Steve has worked professionally as an archaeologist in New York State since 2001. His research interests are in the analysis of micro artifacts, soil chemistry, and formation processes in the Northeast.

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

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BOOK CLUB

Posted by rgames on July 24th, 2014

August 14, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Discussing Thursday August 14, 4-5pm “LINDBERGH” by A. Scott Berg

Charles Lindbergh, well known for his 1927 solo transatlantic flight and also for the 1932 kidnapping of his young son, is well-represented in this definitive biography, a story not only of the man but of the history of a century. “Lindbergh” is “a dramatic and disturbing American story,” says the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Next month’s Book Club pick “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks, author of “People of the Book”, is one I have read and highly recommend! An historical fiction based on the first Native American to attend Harvard University in the 1600’s. There’s much more to the story of course! So call the library to reserve a copy and join the discussion. Pick up August 14 call 518-696-3423

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To the Himalayas with Love

Posted by CLaBarge on July 24th, 2014

July 29, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

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Hadley Luzerne Public Library 2014 Lecture Series
TUESDAY JULY 29, 2014 7:00 PM

TO THE HIMALAYAS WITH LOVE
A power point presentation of a woman’s trips to the Himalayas of Northern India, learning the history of Tibet, sitting with the Dalai Lama, working in a Tibetan Refugee school and experiencing a culture and world dramatically different than this one and how this has changed and enriched her life. Nancy Corliss will speak of repeated long visits, culture shock, difficulties, fear and how theTibetan children have captured her heart.

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

 

 

 

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