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.)
 Scroll down the page to see this years past events


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

Upcoming Events 

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                                                      October

Tues. Oct 2 - Oct 27  Favorites, Pastels and Watercolors Art Exhibit  by Martha Deming
                                                                                                                                       Library Hours 

Thurs.  Oct 4 - Nov 7 ~ Linking Lives Through Reading    2:15 - 3:15  pm  
                                        2nd Graders & Adult Book Buddies 

Fri. Oct 5 - Nov 8 ~ Toddler Story Time     10 -10:30 am
                                  Fall Story Hour       11:00 am-Noon

Tues. Oct 9 ~ Climate Change Presentation     6:30 pm
                                  with Fred Stoss

Tues. Oct. 16 ~ Morning Book Group: 1000 White Women by Jim Fergus      9:30 am 

Tues.  Oct 16 ~ Conflict Resolution Information Session      2 pm  

Fri. Oct 26 ~ Annual Halloween Costume Party        2:30 - 4:30 pm

Mon. Oct. 29 ~ Evening Book Group: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine   6:30 pm 
                           by Gail Honeyman

                                                   ​November

                         Cuba: A Traveler's Glimpse Photography Exhibit 
                                             by Elisabeth Lorentzsen 
                                            on display November 2 - 30

Thurs. Nov 1 ~  Herkimer County Office for  the Aging Public Hearing     11 am-1 pm 

Tues. Nov 6 – 
Sat. Nov 10 ~ Honoring Veterans at the Library: 
                       Fallen Stars Memorial Tribute Murals          On display during Library Hours                   
                       Traveling project honors the men and women from 
                       New York State       who died in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sat. Nov 10 ~ Reception Honoring Veterans    11:00 am
                               light refreshments served 



Thur. Nov 15 ~ Family Histories Writing Workshop     5-8 pm
                                          led by David Hazard 

Fri. Nov 16 ~ Children's Author: Matt McElligott     times TBA

Tues. Nov 20 ~ The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah      9:30 am

Thur. Nov 25 ~ Great Authors Birthday Party     6:30 pm 













                                                                         

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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 

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

Fri. Jan 19 - Feb 23 ~ Winter Story Hour  11:00 am - Noon 


Sat. Jan 20 ~ Poetry Workshops (!) 
                                                      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
Sat. Jan 27 ~ Art Workshops (!) 
                                                      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  


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

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


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! 

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"
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Fri. April 20 - May 25 ~ Spring Toddler Story Time (&) 10:00 - 10:30 am
                                                   led by Jackie Englert 

Fri. April 20 - May 25 ~ Spring Story Hour  11:00 am - Noon


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 

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

Fri. May 18th ~ Annual Bicycle Safety Clinic  2:15 - 3:15 pm 

Tues. May 29 -Fri. Jun 29 ~ Rome Art Association Spring Show 
                         on display during Library Hours 

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
  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 and Other Mountain Tales, Vol. 3  (**) 7:30 pm  
              stories from 4 authors ~ enjoy readings followed by questions and answers.

Tues. July 3 -Fri. July 27 ~ Watercolor Landscapes Solo Exhibit by Artist Bob Willman
                           on display during Library Hours 

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

Wed. July 4 ~ Library Closed 

Thurs. July 5- Aug 2 ~ Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock" (#) 12-1 pm 
  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 
              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 

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


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 

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 22 ~ 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

Tues. July 31 ~ “Meet Amelia Earhart” (*) 7:30 pm
  A portrayal by Actor Eleanor Stearns 

Tues. July 31 ~ Aug. 26 ~ “Here and There, This and That” Solo Art Exhibit       Library Hours  
  by Artist Gordon Bashant 
August  

Fri. Aug 3 ~ “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 (more info>)

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

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

Tues. Aug 21~ “Durant Family Saga Trilogy” (**) 7:30 pm
     with Author Sheila Myers (more info>)

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

Tues. Aug 28 ~ Atkinson Family Band (*) 7:30 pm September 
Fri. Sept 7 ~ Pointed Pine Quilters Fiber Arts Exhibit Opening Reception(") 5-8 pm
Light refreshments and acoustic music by Dan Vellone 
  Exhibit on display through September 29 during Library Hours ​


Fri. Sept 14 ~ Friends Book Sale at the Farmers Market

Tues. Sept 18 ~ Morning Book Group: Educated by Tara Westover 9:30 am

Wed. Sept 19 ~ CNY Arts Decentralization Grant Application Seminar 5:30- 7 pm 
  with Elizabeth Lane (non-profits, please call the library for registration info)

Mon. Sept 24 ~ Evening Book Group, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 6:30 pm 

Tues. Sept 25 ~ National Voter Registration Day 

Tues. Sept 25 ~ Fall Plantings Workshop 6:30 pm 
  led by Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Garden Club

  Thurs. Sept 27 ~ Erasure Poem Workshop 6 pm
  led by Linda Weal and Thera Levi








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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