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Gloversville Public Library hosts renovation kick-off event

Dusten Rader/Express staff A renovation kick-off event was held Thursday at the Gloversville Public Library. From left, Merry Brown, library board of trustees vice president; Christine Pesses, board president; Betsy Batchelor, trustee; Barbara Madonna, library director; Craig Clark, trustee; Robin Lair, trustee secretary and Lisa Buggeln, trustee, vice president of finance. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express GLOVERSVILLE — Dozens of area residents and officials gathered Thursday evening to see the Gloversville Public Library one last time before renovations begin. The event began with a social gathering and tours of the building, which is completely devoid of books and...

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Joe Bolton and Mary Brophy-Moore at the Old Forge Library Gazebo

On the 4th Friday in the months of May, June, July and August you are invited to enjoy live music in the Old Forge Library Gazebo, 220 Crosby Blvd, from 5-6:15 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Joe Bolton and Mary Brophy-Moore will entertain you on Friday May 26 with a contemporary acoustic set. Joe and Mary first met at an Open Mic Night at the Thendara House in the late 1980s. They both became members of “Lost Souls”, a band that played locally throughout the early 90s. A recent reunion of that band brought Joe and Mary back together musically. Stop by and enjoy their performance! These Library Gazebo performances are funded in part by NYSCA with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS...

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Coffeehouse Open Mic Night at Old Forge Library

On Wednesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m., writers, songwriters, aspiring writers and members of the public are invited to share and read or play from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. Featured Writer and Emcee will be Jeanne Wilhite Dunn. Jeanne makes her home on Frog Hollow Homestead in Canastota, NY and is the author of two books. She and her husband Mike, have two adult children and four grandchildren. She is a retired nurse and spent 34 years in healthcare. Her hobbies include writing, gardening, traveling, raising animals and crafting. In addition to her memoir and illustrated book of poetry, she has been published in Angels on Earth magazine and Everyday Heroes, an anthology of short stories written by healthcare providers. Jeanne will be sharing from her memoir, Where Once There Were Thorns, which recounts the struggles of a strong-willed daughter and her controlling mother. When she falls in love at seventeen with a boy her mother despises, her life is suddenly filled with pain, confusion and despair. But God orchestrates an unbelievable turn of events that restores the relationship between mother and daughter. The author will also share a bit from Collecting Moments, a delightful collection of poems and paintings by the author. If you plan on participating on Open Mic Night please call...

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Square Dance at the Canajoharie Library May 5th

The Canajoharie Library’s Square Dance Fundraiser is on May 5, 2017 from 6-9 pm, featuring Mike Delnero as our square dance caller, and live music from the Delnero Band. The library will have its annual basket raffle drawing, and there will be goodies from a bake sale to enjoy. Adults are $7, children 12 and under are free. Come enjoy the music, dance your feet off, and support the library. All proceeds from the event are used to purchase books and DVD’s for the community. Beginner lessons from 6-6:30 pm, no experience or partner is necessary to join the fun. The library is accepting baskets for the basket raffle until April 7, 2017. All basket donations are encouraged to include a book as part of their theme. Basket Raffle tickets will be on sale starting April 8, 2017 through the event on May 5, 2017. Winners will be drawn at 8 pm at the...

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Northville Public Library news

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. 3rd St., will change to its spring and summer hours beginning Friday, April 7. At this time, through August, the library will extend Friday hours until 4 p.m. The Sacandaga Book Group will meet Tuesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. in the library’s program room. Terry Frank will lead a discussion of “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown. The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. Story Time will be held Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. coordinated by Hadley Jacobs. Bring the preschoolers for stores, a craft and snack. The Friends of the Library Executive Committee has announced the dates of its summer fundraisers. The mammoth book sale will be held June 29, 30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ice Cream Social and raffle is slated for Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 8...

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Camera Club Exhibit Reception at the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library will host a Photography Exhibit featuring work from the Old Forge Camera Club members. The exhibit will be on display from February 22 through March 25 during library hours. It will include work from club members Chuck Allen, Debbie Denio, Mary Hogan, Sue Kiesel, Gary Lee, Kathy Nahor and David Patterson to name a few. The Opening Exhibit Reception will take place on Wednesday February 22 from 6-7 p.m. The reception is open to the public and you are invited to stop by to meet and talk with the artists and view their work. Light refreshments will be served and acoustic music will be provided by Dan Vellone. Immediately following the Opening Reception at 7pm there will be a discussion and slide show “Wildlife Photography Tips” led by Susan Luther Kiesel. The Camera Club’s members are from the Upstate New York area with a love and passion for not only photography but also the Adirondacks. Their mission is to share their knowledge, camaraderie, and the Adirondacks through photography. They also focus on helping each other improve their skills. The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at the Old Forge Library and welcomes new...

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Coffeehouse Open Mic Night at the Old Forge Library

On Wednesday February 15 at 7:00p.m.at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd, writers, songwriters, aspiring writers and members of the public are invited to share and read or play from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others. Featured Writer and Emcee will be Susan Luther Kiesel. Sue is a grandmother, avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast. Sue is also the author of the children’s book “The Many Faces of Snowy Owls”. In addition, she writes a column for Outdoor Adirondack magazine. If you plan on participating on Open Mic Night please call the Library at 369-6008 ahead of time so they may plan accordingly, but walk-ins are always welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and create oppor­tunities for regional writers to meet. They are co-sponsored by Adirondack Center for...

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Library news briefs

Library schedules workshops for both children and adults BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Library, Wilkinson Memorial Book Station, will be offering a two session beginner knitting group for children in grades four, five and six. The dates are Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, Feb. 23, at the library located at 25 N. Main St. The group will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a fee of $5 to cover the cost of the knitting needles and yarn which will be provided to each participant. Roseann Doran and Carol Meinecke will be leading the workshop. Pre-registration and a signed release from a parent or other responsible adult will be required. Class size is limited. The library has also announced a series of adult craft workshops that will be held. The workshops will be offered by Judy Frederick, art teacher. There is a charge of $5 for each workshop which includes the cost of all materials, all supplied. Pre-registration is required. The workshops will be offered Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows: Feb. 11, Scherenschnitte — The art of cutting paper designs. Each participant will make a framed take-a-way project. Attendees are asked to bring a pair of small, sharp pointed scissors. March 11, Decoupage — The art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto the object. For this project, a clay flower...

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