Library Board Meeting 4.16.19

There will be no board meeting held at the library on Tuesday, April 16.

Alternately, the Library board will be attending the Board of Education Meeting at the Stewart M. Townsend Elementary School at 6:30 pm. Please feel free to attend and listen to an educational proposal/presentation on rechartering of the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library.

HADLEY-LAKE LUZERNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPEAKERS SERIES “THE SARATOGIAN WHO CHANGED WWII HISTORY”

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 7:00 PM
HADLEY-LUZERNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
19 Main St., Lake Luzerne

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James Bruchac Lecture Series — Native American Legends April 25th, 7 pm

From animal lesson stories to trickster heroes & monster tales audiences of all ages will not only be amused, at times even scared, but learn valuable lessons as well. Since most of the stories Jim shares have been passed down from generation to generation they also serve as great windows into Native culture. During storytellings Jim may also include the use of Native Instruments such as drums, rattles and flutes When requested Jim can also expand on any cultural and philosophical connections found within the stories and songs he presents.

James Bruchac Lecture Series — Adirondack Animal Tracks May 23rd, 7 pm

As a renowned animal tracker Jim’s first knowledge of tracking came from his father and Grandfather Joseph Bruchac Jr., a noted outdoorsman and member of The Taxidermist Hall of Fame Jim. Whether tracking whitetails in his beloved Adirondack Mountains or teaching wildlife officials how to recognize the tracks or rare carnivores, Jim has continued to broaden his knowledge of all aspects of animal tracking.

Jim’s Intensive and professional level classes, especially those with a focus on how to identify such forest carnivores as wolves, lynx, wolverine and especially mountain lions among the most popular for Field biologist, Wildlife officials and hobbyist alike. As a renowned animal tracker Jim’s first knowledge of tracking came from his father and Grandfather Joseph Bruchac Jr., a noted outdoorsman and member of The Taxidermist Hall of Fame Jim. Whether tracking whitetails in his beloved Adirondack Mountains or teaching wildlife officials how to recognize the tracks or rare carnivores, Jim has continued to broaden his knowledge of all aspects of animal tracking. Starting In 1997 in an effort to improve his knowledge of the modern science of tracking, James made many trips to Wyoming and Montana to do field research and training in advanced and professional level tracking with master tracker, naturalist and carnivore ecologist, Dr. James Halfpenny . As the Director of The Ndakinna Education Center and Northeast Mammal Trackers Training Center Mr. Bruchac continues to train people of all ages and levels of expertise .

James Bruchac Lecture Series — Native American Culture and History March 21, 7 pm

Focusing on natural resources from plants, trees, rocks, animals, and water – to the soil beneath your feet – Jim provides physical evidence to show how Native Americans shaped these key resources into everything they needed to survive. Along with showing objects such as deerskin clothing, furs, a birch bark canoe, snowshoes, wampum, baskets and hunting tools, Jim also explains the ways this original reliance on the natural world helped shape the many Native legends, cultural values and social interactions that continue to this day.

Children’s Drawing class with Bruce Hiscock March 30th from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Drawing classes
These usually  involve drawing animals appropriate to the age and abilities of the participants. Everything from mice to bears, faces to birds, might be demonstrated depending on the group and their interests. Once we have the basics down, I give personal help to everyone. The goal is not to have their drawing look exactly like mine, but rather to assist them in creating their own version of the subject.
These programs are often given for students, but I really enjoy working with families too. Some wonderful things happen when parents and care-givers draw right along with the kids.
And as we draw, we learn things about our subjects. For example- why do mice have such big ears?
Bruce Hiscock is the author/illustrator of many award-winning children’s nature books, including THE BIG TREE, THE BIG ROCK, and OOKPIK- The Travels of a Snowy Owl. The author was originally trained as a chemist, Cornell, Ph. D., 1966, and travels from the Arctic to the deserts in search of stories. He lives in a little hand-built house on the edge of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State that delights visiting school groups. See www.brucehiscock.com for more information than you could possibly want.