Old Forge Library Schedule of Events 2017:
(All library programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. 
For further information regarding these or any other programs contact 
the  Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.)
Feel free to scroll down the page to see all the scheduled programs ~ listed in chronological order.

The Friends of the Library meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Noon
The Library Board of Directors meet the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm

Fri. Dec 30 - Feb 18 ~ "Baskets and Birdhouses" Art Exhibit on display during Library Hours

Fri. Jan 13 ~"Baskets and Birdhouses" Art Exhibit  Opening Reception    5-7pm
                                      Artists: Barbara Green and Bernie Green  (more info>)​
                                          Exhibit on display through Feb 18  

Tues. Jan 17 ~ Morning Book Group:  City of Light by Lauren Belfer    9:30am

Wed. Jan 18 ~ Deadline to sign up for "Friends Annual Luncheon"      8pm

Thurs. Jan 19 ~ Deadline to register your child for Winter Story Hour      8pm

Fri. Jan 20-Feb 24 ~ Winter Toddler Storytime (&)     10am-10:30am 
                                    (walk-ins welcome

Fri. Jan 20- Feb 24 ~ Winter Story Hour (  Registrants only)    11am-12pm
                                    Led by Isabella Worthen, Louisette Lecours and Bev Meeker
                                                                                        (more info>) 

Sat. Jan 21 ~  Poetry Workshops (!)  (more info>)

Mon. Jan 23 ~ Friends Annual Luncheon      11:45am
                               Randy's Restaurant   $15 per person   

Sat. Jan 28 ~ Art Workshops (!)  (more info>) 

Mon. Jan 30 ~ Evening Book Group: Ordinary Grace   6:30pm
                                 by William Kent Krueger

​Mon. Feb 1 - Tues. Mar 1 ~  Poetry and Illustration Exhibit entries accepted (!) 

Tues. Feb 14 ~ Sweetheart Dessert Contest
​                             Entries accepted at the Library     11:00am - 4:30pm
                             Reception and announcement of winners       7pm                                                         
                                                         (more info>)                      (entry form>)

Wed. Feb 15 ~ Open Mic Night (@)      7pm
​                          Emcee and featured reader:  Sue Kiesel  (moreinfo>)

T​ues. Feb 21 ~ Morning Book GroupA Man Called Ove 
                                  by Fredrik  Backman                                                9:30am

Wed. Feb 22 ~ Old Forge Camera Club Photography Exhibit Opening Reception      6pm-7pm
                                Exhibit on display through March 17 during Library Hours

Wed. Feb 22 ~ "Wildlife Photography Tips" Discussion & Slide Presentation (*)    7pm
                                Presentation by Sue Kiesel  (more info>)

Mon. Feb 27 ~ Evening Book Group: The Storied Life Of AJ Fikry      6:30pm
                                                                   by Gabrielle Zevin

Wed. Mar 1 ~ Deadline for Entries to Annual Poetry and Illustration Exhibit (!)   8pm

Thurs. Mar 2 ~ Billy's Restaurant Donation Dinner                        5pm and 7pm Seatings                      
                                  20% of proceeds will benefit the Library! 
                                      Take outs count too!

Tues. Mar 28 ~  "Lessons Learned" Poetry and Illustration Exhibit Opening (!)   7pm
                                      Michael Cunningham, Emcee; Winners Announced!

​Fri. April 14 - 28th ~ Winning  Entries in  "Lessons Learned" Poetry and Illustration Exhibit
                                     on display: Gallery 3040 , 3040 Rt. 28 , Old Forge 

Tues. April 18 ~ Morning Book Group: A Good Life by Peter Mayle      9:30am

Mon. April 24 ~ Evening Book Group: City of Lighby Lauren Belfer      6:30pm

Fri. April 28 ~ "A Man Called Ove"  Film Showing    7pm
                               Swedish film with english subtitles based on the best selling book
                                               by  Frederik Backman 

Fri. April 28~ Last day to register for "Linking Lives Through Reading"      8pm                                                                              
​Thurs. May 4- June 8 ~  "Linking Lives Through Reading" (%)     3-4pm
                                    Intergenerational reading program for 1st graders and adult book buddies
                                                                     (more info>) 

Fri. May 5-June 9 ~  Toddler Story Time (#)    10:00-10:30 am​
                                       walk-ins welcome    (more info>)

Fri. May 5-June 9 ~ Spring Story Hour      11:00-Noon
                                      Registrants only    (more info>)

Fri. May 12 ~ Annual Bicycle Safety Clinic     2:15-3:30 pm

Wed. May 17 ~ Open Mic Night for Writers (@)     7pm
                           Emcee and featured writer: Jeanne Dunn

Fri. May 26 ~ "Meet Me at the Gazebo at 5" (*) Live Music    5-6:15pm 
                              Joe Bolton and Mary Brophy-Moore

Sat. May 27 ~ The Friends' Used Book Sale      11am-3pm 

Tues. June 2 ~ "My Favorite Photos Near and Far"  Opening Exhibit Reception (")   5-8pm
                                     Solo exhibit by Diane Bowes

Tues. June 20 ~ "The Fulton Chain: a New History" (+**)  7pm
                                 Presentation by historian and author Charles Herr

Tues. June27 ~ "Women Belong in History Books Vol. 2" (!**) 7:30pm 
                               presented by historians Peg Masters and Richard Williams

Fri. June 30 ~ Children's Book Sale and MYLS Outreach Services      1-4pm
                           at the Farmers' Market (behind  OF Hardware)

Fri. June 30 ~  "Meet Me at the Gazebo at 5" (*) Live Music  5-6:15pm
                                with Jim and Bonnie Tracy Duo 

Weds. July 5-Aug. 9 ~ Summer Writers' Workshops (**)
                                           Young Adults   4-5:30pm
                                                    Adults     6:30-8:30pm 
                                               directed by Paula Roy 

Thurs. July 6- Aug.10 ~ Summer Reading Program: "Build a Better World" (&)  Noon -1pm
                                  For  children Pre-K and up (K and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver)

Tues. July 11 ~ North Country Stories and Music (*)         7:30pm
                          with master storyteller Bill Smith & fiddle champion Donnie Woodcock


To see some of the past Library Programs & Events 
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Funding Agencies: 
(*)  New York State Council on the Arts: Presenting Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

(**) New York State Council on the Arts: The Literature Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State          Legislature 

($)  Donations Requested.

(♦) Friends of the Library Series and  New York State Council on the Arts with  support from  Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature 

(") First  Friday Art Walk Participant

(+)  The Friends ADK Series.

(!)   Decentralization Program, a regrant program of  the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts,  and the  Friends of  the Old Forge Library 

(#)   Funded by the Town of Webb and the Mid-York Library System.

(%) Funded by the Leola Tobin Memorial Fund.

(@) Old Forge Library  and Adirondack Center for Writing

(=) Mid York Library System 

(<) CAA, Mountain Greenery, Strand Theater ,Touch of Ritz and New York State  Council on the Arts with  support  from  Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

(&) Town of Webb Recreation Department