“We Were There”
Thursday, May 17th 12:00
Luncheon and Presentation
Dr. Daniel Way
This is an event you won’t want to miss. Come and hear Dr. Way tell of the men and women of our area who served in WWII.
Stories from Adirondacks Greatest Generation.” Way will use historic photographs, photographs from veterans and his own pictures along with selections from his book. Dr. Way’s presentation is sponsored by the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library and is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrea Cuomo and the NYD Legislature and administered by the Lower Regional Arts Council.
Dr. Daniel Way, a native of Glens Falls, New York, has practiced family medicine in the Adirondack Park for over thirty years as a member of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network. He also is a noted photographer and author. We Were There is Doctor Way’s tribute to the Adirondack’s greatest generation. He writes about the World War II veterans he has known, painstakingly documenting their life stories. His illustrations include his own photos of veterans, battlegrounds and the relics of the greatest armed conflict in the history of the world.
Your $5.00 donation reserves your seat for lunch and the presentation. Please contact 518 696 6451.
First published serially in 1891 in “The Graphic”, an illustrated British newspaper, “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” is one of the last novels written by Thomas Hardy. It is the titular story of Teresa “Tess” Durbeyfield, the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield. The Durbeyfields are a poor family living in rural England who are led to believe by a local parson that they may actually be related to the d’Urbervilles, a noble Norman family. Trying to capitalize on this knowledge the Durbeyfields send a reluctant Tess to work at the d’Urberville’s estate, a rural mansion in the nearby town of Trantridge. Tess is able to secure a position as a poultry keeper on the estate when she draws the interest of the family’s libertine son, Alec. Tess dislikes Alec but endures his unwanted advances in order to help her family, a compromise that will ultimately lead to her ruin. Because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England, “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” was harshly criticized following its initial publication, however since that time it has come be regarded by many as Thomas Hardy’s fictional masterpiece.
The Hadley-Luzerne Public Library is launching an exciting program this spring called, “Let’s Have A Chat.” The program is designed to engage the library and our community in a conversation about, well, our community.
Eighteen months ago, the library completed a survey addressing our patrons’ perceptions about how our library serves your needs. The results of that survey encouraged us to make some changes. For example, we assessed our building, moved shelves and collections for easier access, and moved our conference area to the large space at the back of the building to give the public a more comfortable atmosphere in which to attend lectures and other programs. We assessed our inventories, evaluated, and developed a variety of services and programs as an effort to enhance your library experience within our walls and online. Yes, we listened to you and tried our best to meet your needs. We want to continue responding to you. But we need more of your help.
The Hadley-Luzerne Public Library’s “Let’s Have A Chat” program seeks to develop a community conversation on a variety of levels and it’s easy to participate. All you have to do is speak with us about our community. Our library is quite unique. We serve towns in Saratoga and Warren Counties—Hadley, Lake Luzerne, Stony Creek, Day, and parts of Corinth. We have an interesting mix of people who live and work here—professionals, non-professionals, students, artists, writers, and a large summer population. Our library strives to meet everyone’s needs.
Over the coming months volunteers will be out on our streets and at our fairs with short questionnaires asking you about your perceptions of our community. We will be speaking with our community leaders and business owners as well. We will ask you to share your ideas and interests about life here. Talk to us. Tell us what you think. Your information will help us fulfill our role as an information and community center. We appreciate your insight and ideas. They are instrumental in helping us all move forward together.
Always remember: We are your library. Come join us.
Feel free to contact the library for any information regarding this program.
Courtney Keir, Director 518 403 4116
Joann Pensabene, Trustee Community Outreach 518 696 3423