May
27
Fri
2022
Outdoor Spring Story Hour!
May 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Outdoor Toddler Time!
May 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
“Reflections by Kristen McHugh” Exhibit Opening Reception
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
30
Mon
2022
Monday Night Book Group
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check with the library to find out what book we are discussing each month, then join other book-lovers. An informal discussion group, always welcoming new members both in person and via Zoom.

Jun
3
Fri
2022
Outdoor Spring Story Hour!
Jun 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Outdoor Toddler Time!
Jun 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Jun
7
Tue
2022
Friends of the Library Meeting
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Friends of the Old Forge Library, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization whose goals are to promote library programming and to help raise revenue to support the library.  The group sponsors Authors’ Day, Art Exhibits, and events of local interest such as Adirondack Programming. In addition, the Friends publish four newsletters a year. Revenue is raised through book, bake, & bazaar sales, and their annual BASH Benefit.
The Friends meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Noon and welcome new members.

Jun
9
Thu
2022
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm

The July 14, 2022  Board Meeting has been postponed until
Thursday July 21 @ 6pm.

Jun
21
Tue
2022
Gourd Rattle Workshop with Andree Dennis Newton
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm

A gourd rattle workshop at 4 pm will be led by artist, Andreé Dennis Newton. All supplies will be provided for participants to make and decorate their own gourd rattle using natural materials such as gourds, corn, beans and rice.  The rattles will come in handy at 7 pm when Joe and Jim Bruchac, renowned storytellers return to an Old Forge audience to lead our community in a Summer Solstice ceremony and celebration starting at 7 pm and culminating in a ceremonial fire and drum circle. Jim will light the special solstice fire using a traditional bow drill. The public is invited to bring percussion items with them, rattles, bongos, handheld drums, tambourines, maracas, castanets…whatever sounds fun.

Summer Solstice Celebration ~ Heartbeat of the Earth
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

                                             Celebrate!
On the Longest Day of the year the library and its community partners at Weaving Home and Living ADK, & our other regional friends invite us to make a joyful noise. Renowned Abenaki artists, writers and storytellers will make the occasion memorable. All supplies provided to make a gourd rattle. Make
your own before the Bruchacs’ program which starts at 7 pm and  will culminate in a ceremonial fire and drum circle. Generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties; the Aaron F. & Faith B. Norton Fund.