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
                                         (more info>) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  5-6:15 pm
                                with Jim and Bonnie Tracy Duo  (more info>)

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

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)
                                                                                           (more info>)

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

Tues. July 18 ~ "Faces From the Past"  Adirondack History       7:30pm
                            Power Point Presentation by Dr. Dick Lindsay  (more info>)

Fri. July 21 ~                            Author's Day (**) 
                           Writing Seminar: "Making the Perfect Pitch"       10am - Noon 
                                     directed by Katharine Sands, Literary Agent  (more info>)

                            Authors Sell and Sign Books (on the Library Lawn)   1-4pm 
                                              (more info>)
     Sat. July 22 ~  ADK Reading Garden Dedication     4-6pm 

Sat. July 22 ~ Traditional and Bluegrass Music (*)    6:30-8pm
​                            with multi-instrumentalists The Cadleys  (moreinfo>) 

Sun. July 23 ~ Adirondack Storytelling Festival (<)    12-2pm
                          Rain or shine under the tent on the Library Lawn
                         with Joe Bruchac, Bill Smith, Susan Trump and Roy Hurd  (more info>)

Tues. July 25 ~ "Mountain Voices" Storytelling Performance(*)    7:30pm
                              Jeannine Laverty and Dan Berggren  (more info>) 

Thurs.  July 27 ~ OFL Cookbook Club     5pm 
                               "Make it ~ Sample it ~ Discuss it "  (more info>)                       

Fri. July 28 ~ "Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5" (*)      5-6:15
                           Live Music with Nick Piccininni  (more info>)

Tues. Aug 1 ~ "Blame"  Author's Presentation ( **)      7:30pm
                                            with Tony Holtzman​  (more info >)

Thurs. Aug 3 ~ "Good Morning Loon"         Noon-1pm
                               Presentation by author Elizabeth Varnai   (more info>)

Fri. Aug 4 ~ "Bridging Tug Hill to the Adirondacks" Exhibit Opening Reception (")   5-8pm
                                 Artists: Loretta Lepkowski and Patti Engelbrecht 
                                                 acoustic music by Dan Vellone
                                             Exhibit on display through August 26   (more info>)

Tues. Aug 8 ~ "An Evening of Acoustic Music" (*)     7:30pm
                              with Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni   (more info>) 

Tues Aug. 15 ~ "Arm Chair Travel" Mekong River and the Hill tribes
                                    of Northern Thailand and Laos"          7:30pm
                               Presented by Photographer Diane Bowes    (more info>)

Wed. Aug 16 ~ Coffee House Open Mic Night (@)      7:30pm
                          Paula Roy, featured writer and emcee     (more info>)

Tues. Aug 22 ~  "The Last Romance" (*)       7:30pm
                            A Readers Theatre Production presented by Mountain Theatre Company
                                                                          Directed by Alan Saban (more info>)

Thurs. Aug 24- 26 ~ Friends Annual Book Sale     Library Hours
                                    (more info>)

Fri. Aug  25 ~ "Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5" (*) 5-6:15
                             Live Music with Dan Vellone   (more info>)

Sat. Aug 26 ~ Friends Raffle Drawing    2pm   (more info>)

Tues. Aug 29 ~ Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher (♦)     7:30pm
                             Presentation by author Dennis Webster  (more info>) 

Mon. Sept 18 ~ CNY/ARTS Decentralization Grants Seminar      6pm

Tues. Sept 19  ~ Morning Book Group: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith  9:30am

Mon Sept. 25 ~ Evening Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance    6:30pm

Thurs. Sept 28 ~ Blissville: An Investigation (*)     7pm
                                    with film-maker  Hank Linhart   (more info>)

Fri Sept 29 - Oct 27 ~ Library Parp Program  
                                       in conjunction with Town of Webb Schools Parp Program  

Wed. Oct 4 ~ The Old Forge Library Elf Walk Benefit     3:30-5:30pm 
                                                                                             (more info>) 

Thurs. Oct 5 - Nov 9 ~ Linking Lives Through Reading    2:20-3:20pm   
​                                                                                     (more info>)

Thurs. Oct 5 ~  Mid York Library System Annual Meeting & Dinner   Cash bar- 5pm, Dinner-6:30pm
                                                held at VIEW , guest speaker Joe Bruchac                                                                                                           call 735-8328 ext. 2228 for additional information.

Fri. Oct 6 - Nov 10 ~ Toddler Story Time (#)       10-10:30am      (more info>) 

 Fri. Oct 6 - Nov 10 ~  Fall Story Hour     11:00am-Noon       (more info>)

Fri. Oct 6 ~ "Fall Into Winter: The Way I See Old Forge"  Art Exhibit Opening Reception (")   5-8pm
                          A solo exhibit by Watercolor Artist Ron Rakowski on display through December 30 
                                                                                         (more info>)

Tues. Oct 24 ~ A Question of Survival(**)     7pm  
                           with Gene Lalonde, author and survivalist  (more info>)

Fri. Oct  27 ~  Annual Halloween Costume Party and Contest    2-4pm 
                                                        (more info>

Wed. Nov 15 ~ Open Mic  for Writers (@)    7pm
                          featured writer and emcee :Mike Farmer 

Thurs. Nov 16 ~ Annual Children’s Author Visit with Kevin Kurtz (**)
                                                          (more info>)

Fri. Dec 1 - 30 ~  Evergreen Tree Wish List
                             Library has a Wish List of books to add to the col­lection. You are invited to make a                                           donation to the library throughout December and then choose a title from the Wish List. A holiday 
           ornament and the name of the book selection can be added to the Evergreen Tree as a memorial or an
           honorary gift in someone’s name. The Wish List includes both children and adult books, in addition to 
           books for the library’s Adirondack Collection. For more information stop in or call the Library.

Fri. Dec 8 ~ Annual Family Christmas Party       6pm
                                                                              (more info>)  

To see some of the past Library Programs & Events 
visit our  ARCHIVE>  page.

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