Library Schedule of Events 2018:

(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. Jan 5 ~ Deadline for artwork entries for the Winter Scenes Art Exhibit 
                                                     (open to all artists)

Wed. Jan 10  - Mar 10  ~ "Winter Scenes " Art Exhibit on display during Library Hours 
                                                                        (more info>)

Fri. Jan 12 ~  "Winter Scenes"  Art Exhibit  Opening Reception      4-6 pm

Tues. Jan 16 ~ Morning Book Group: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See    9:30 am 

Tues. Jan 16 ~ Deadline to sign up for Friends' Annual Luncheon
                                                                                  (more info>) 

Fri. Jan 19 - Feb 23 ~ Winter Toddler Story Time (&)      10:00 - 10:30 am
                                                               led by Jackie Englert (more info>)

Fri. Jan 19 - Feb 23 ~ Winter  Story  Hour  11:00 am  - Noon 
                                                                 (more info>) 

Sat. Jan 20 ~ Poetry Workshops (!)     (more info>)
                                                  Gr.  K-6 w/ Chris Holt     10 am - noon
                                                  Gr.  7-12 w/ Alison Albright     10 am - Noon 
                                                  Adults w/ Star Livingstone     12:30 - 2:30 pm 

Mon. Jan 22 ~ Friends' Annual Luncheon      11:45 am 
                              Pickle Boat Grill  $15 per person  (more info>)

Sat. Jan 27 ~ Art Workshops (!)    (more info>)
                                            Gr. K-6 w/Karen Beck  10 am - Noon
                                            Gr. 7-12 w/Bronwen Keefer  10 am - Noon
                                             Adults w/ Martha Deming   12:30 - 2:30 pm 

Mon Jan 29 ~ Evening Book Group: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline     6:30 pm 

Thurs. Feb 1 - Mar 1 ~  Poetry and Illustration Contest & Exhibit  submissions accepted
                                               "Shaping My Landscape"   (more info>)
                                                Guidelines can be found here: (guidelines>)

Tues. Feb 13 ~ Mardi Gras Sweetheart Dessert Contest
                                              Entries accepted  11:00 am - 4: 30 pm 
                                              Reception and winners announced  7-8 pm  
                                                        (more info>)

Tues. Feb 20 ~ Morning Book Group: "Actual Malice" by Breton Peace     9:30 am 

Wed. Feb 21 ~ Writer's Open Mic Night(@)      7 pm 
                         Featured Writer and Emcee: Elizabeth Martina (more info>) 

Mon. Feb 26 ~ Evening Book Group: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti   6:30 pm

Tues. Mar 20 ~ Morning Book Group: A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood     9:30 am  

Mon. Mar 26 ~ Evening Book Group: Before We were Yours by Lisa Wingate     6:30 pm 

Tues, April 10 ~ Deadline to register for Babysitting Clinic   8pm
                                                        (more info>) 

Weds. April 11- May 2 ~ Babysitting Clinic             6:30-7:30 pm
                                   April 11 -Health and Safety by David Berkstresser, 
                                   April 18 - Childhood Development by Kandis Griffin, Guidance Counselor
                                   April 25 - EMT Educational Play by Karen Beck & Judy Ehrensbeck, Teachers
                                   May 2- Food and Nutrition by Diane Amos, Health Teacher

Thurs, April 12 ~  Christening of "Teen Escape"   7 pm
                               the newly renovated teen space!  (more info>)

Tues. April 17 ~ Morning Book Group: Never Coming Back by Alison McGhee     9:30 pm

Thurs. April 19 - May 24 ~ Linking Lives Through Reading (%)      2:15 - 3:15 pm                      
                                    an inter-generational program for 1st graders and adult "Book Buddy"
Fri. April 20 - May 25 ~ Spring Toddler Story Time (&) 10:00 - 10:30 am
                                            led by Jackie Englert    (more info>)

Fri. April 20 - May 25 ~  Spring Story Hour  11:00 am - Noon
                                                    (more info>)

Mon. April 30 ~ Evening Book Group: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng     6:30 pm 

​Fri. May 4 ~ Howl Story Slam: True Stories Told Locally (@) 7 pm

Tues. May 15 ~ Curiously Adirondack Rides Again     7 pm  
                             Video Series Presentation with Josh Clement and Ed Kanze
                              featuring Old Forge's Pointed Pine Quilters   (more info>)

Wed. May 16 ~ Open Mic Night for Writers (@)    7 pm  
                              Emcee and  Featured Writer: Cheryl Pula  (more info>)

Fri. May 18th ~ Annual Bicycle Safety Clinic    2:15 - 3:15 pm  (more info>)

Tues.May 29 -Fri. Jun 29 ~ Rome Art Association Spring Show 
                                                  on display during Library Hours  (more info>)

Fri. Jun 1 ~ Rome Art Association Spring Show Opening Reception (")   5-8 pm  
                                       refreshments and acoustic music by Dan Vellone 

Fri. Jun 15 ~ "Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5!" for  Live Music (*) 5-6 pm   
                                         featuring Jim and Bonnie Tracy   (more info>)
                       Bring a blanket or folding chair. (Event will be moved inside in inclement weather)

Mon. Jun 25 ~ Evening Book Group: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult      6:30 pm  

Tues. Jun 26 ~ Adirondack Mysteries Vol. 3  (**)    7:00 pm     
                           stories from 13 authors ~ enjoy readings followed by questions and answers.
                                                   (more info>)

Tues. July 1 -Fri. July 27 ~ Watercolor Landscapes Solo Exhibit by Artist Bob Willman
                                                                     on display during Library Hours  (more info>)

Tues. July 3 ~ "Songs and Stories of Dublin" (*)     7:30 pm
                               with Tom O'Carroll, Musician and Storyteller  (more info>) 

Wed. July 4 ~ Library Closed 

Thurs. July 5- Aug 2 ~  Summer Reading Program  "Libraries Rock" (#)     12-1 pm 
                                                                                  (more info>) 
                                             7/5 ~ Registration and Kick-off, "Rock the Library Magic Show"
                                             7/12 ~ Design and Make Wooden Wind Chimes (last day to register)
                                             7/19 ~ Design and Make “Libraries Rock T-shirts
                                             7/26 ~ “Peter and the Wolf” Film w/ t-shirts and popcorn
                                              8/2 ~ “Rock and Roll Sock Hop” featuring music by Jim and Gwen Tracy
                                                        And 50’s dance demonstration by George and Beverly Meeker 
                                                                           Program Finale and Prizes awarded!

Thurs. July 5 ~ "Rock the Library Magic Show" (#)   12 -1 pm
                                With musician Tom O'Carroll  and magician Debbie O'Carroll 
                                                (more info>) free and open to the public

Fri. July 6 ~ "Watercolor Landscapes" Exhibit Opening Reception (")   5-8 pm 
                                         Solo Exhibit by Artist Bob Willman
                                   refreshments and acoustic music by Dan Vellone             

Tues. July 10 ~ "Adirondack Stories"(* +)       7:30 pm
                           with  Master Storyteller and Balladeer Bill Smith  (more info>)

Wed. July 11 - Aug 8 ~ Summer Writers' Workshops(**)          Teens 4-5:30
                                       Mary Sanders Shartle, Director                 Adults 6:30-8:30
                                                         (more info>) 

Fri. July 13 ~ Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Farmers' Market
                             Leslie Stolins will be on hand to talk about the Mid York Library System  

Tues. July 17 ~ "Finding True North" (**)      7:30 pm 
                          Fran Yardley will share stories from her book: 
                          a history of one small corner of the Adirondacks  (more info>) 

Fri. July 20 ~  Authors' Day(**) 
                        Writers' Workshop: "How to Write, Publish and Market Your Own Book"  
                                               led by Nancy Best and Gary Van Riper                         10:00 am -Noon
                         Authors' Fair: under the tent on the library lawn. Meet area authors, 
                                                   buy books and have them autographed                      1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Fri. July 20 ~ "Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5!" for Live Music (*)       5:00-6:00 pm  
                                     featuring Nick Piccininni
                        Bring a blanket or folding chair. (Event will be moved inside in inclement weather)

Sat. July 21 ~ Lowville Village Band: Americana Music(*)     5:00-6:30 pm 
                 Under the tent on the library lawn. Bring a blanket or folding chair.  

Sun. July 21 ~ Adirondack Storytelling Festival (<)  (on the Library Lawn)    12 - 2 pm 
                           Joe Bruchac, Bill Smith, and Mountain Quick Step:
                           Sara Milonovich, Greg Anderson and Trish Miller

​Tues. July 24 ~    The Fulton Chain: a New History (+)     7:30 pm
                                Book Presentation by Charles Herr  (more info>)

Tues. Aug 1 ~    “Meet Amelia Earhart” (*)         7:30 pm
                          A portrayal by Actor Eleanor Stearns

Tues. Aug 1 ~ Aug. 26 ~ “Here and There, This and That” Solo Art Exhibit          Library Hours    
                                          by Artist Gordon Bashant                                 

Fri. Aug 4 ~  “Here and There, This and That” Solo Art Exhibit Opening Reception (")      5-8 pm
                               Light refreshments  and acoustic music by Dan Vellone  

Tues. Aug 7 ~  Exploring Cambodia and Vietnam: Ancient Civilizations to Modern Struggles                                         Presented by Photographer Diane Bowes       7:30 pm

​Sun. Aug 12 ~  Friends Library Bash ($)       3-5 pm        

 Tues. Aug 14 ~ “Never Coming Back” (**)      7:30 pm
                            Book Presentation by author Alison McGhee

Wed. Aug 15 ~  Coffeehouse Open Mic Night (@)      7:30 pm  
                           Mary Sanders Shartle featured Writer and Emcee  

 Fri. Aug 17  ~ “Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5” (*)     5-6 pm 
                            Live Music with Dan Vellone   

Tues. Aug 23 ~   “Durant Family Saga Trilogy” (**)         7:30 pm
                               with Author Sheila Myers

Thurs. Aug 23- 25  ~ Friends Annual Book Sale ($)         Library Hours

Tues. Aug 28  ~ Atkinson Family Band (*)        7:30 pm 



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