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“Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5” – Live Music with Nick Piccininni at the Old Forge Library

Nick Piccininni You are invited to enjoy live music at the Old Forge Library Gazebo from 5 – 6:15 pm on the 4th Friday of the month. Stop by before heading out for dinner at your favorite restaurant! On Friday July 28 Nick Piccininni will perform. Nick, a master of the 5-string banjo, will sing many of his own original songs while accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar, and it’s very possible he might also do some pickin’ on the banjo during his performance. Nick is a largely self-taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way – in festival picking circles & bluegrass festivals. He’s been a professional banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit since the age of 13, & has toured w/ The Abrams Brothers, The Atkinsons, The Delaneys, Floodwood & more. Please bring your own blanket or folding chair. The program is free and open to the public. It is funded in part by New York State Council on the Arts: the Presenting Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS...

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Old Forge Library presents “Mountain Voices”

Singer/songwriter Dan Berggren Sharing an enchantment with the Adirondacks, singer/songwriter Dan Berggren and storyteller Jeannine Laverty join together for an evening of entertainment from these mountains and beyond at the Old Forge Library on Tuesday July 25 at 7:30pm. A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. Jeannine Laverty has been telling international folk tales since 1979 when her work teaching English as a second language to immigrants in New York City showed her firsthand how the U.S. is made up of cultures from all the countries of the world. Laverty has taught weekend workshops in storytelling for adults at Sagamore and other Adirondack sites since 1980. This work has led to her love of telling stories from Adirondack writers. “Mountain Voices” is free and open to the public. It is funded by The Friends of the Library Series and NYSCA: the Presenting Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS...

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Adirondack Storytelling and Music Festival at the Old Forge Library

Roy Hurd You won’t want to miss this year’s Festival, featuring Traditional Stories & Music. It will be held on Sunday July 23 from 12-2 p.m. under the tent on the Old Forge Library Lawn, 220 Crosby Blvd. Bring a blanket or a folding chair. Award-winning musician, storyteller and author Joe Bruchac will be your host. You will be entertained by Joe as well as singer songwriter Roy Hurd; Adirondack Storyteller Bill Smith; and singer, instrumentalist Susan Trump. Joe Bruchac is an author who has written over 120 books for children and adults. For over thirty years he has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. Roy Hurd is one of the best known singer/songwriters in the Adirondacks. His appeal lies as much in his storytelling as it does his smooth vocal delivery and clear guitar work. In addition to being a Northwood’s treasure, Roy held a staff songwriting position in Nashville, writing for Sony Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music from 1990-2001. Bill Smith is known throughout the Adirondacks and beyond as a master Storyteller and Balladeer. He delights audiences everywhere with his repertoire of humorous tales that he learned from his father who was a logger, hunter and trapper and songs and poems that were taught to him by his mother. You will laugh your head...

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ADK Music Performance with The Cadleys at the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd, will host an ADK Music Performance with The Cadleys on Saturday July 22 from 6:30-8:00pm. You’ll enjoy an evening of soulful harmony singing and tasty picking on guitar and mandolin. With the harmonies of John and Cathy Cadley following in the tradition of great male-female duets like Ian and Sylvia, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, they show how their voices blended in seamless harmony can produce one powerful sound. The band also includes Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famer, JD Dancks on the doghouse bass, and the SAMMY award-winning and thoroughly entertaining Perry Cleaveland on mandolin and vocals. The performance is free and open to the public. It will be held outside under the tent on the Library lawn. Funding is by NYSCA : the Presenting Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS...

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“Making the Perfect Pitch” Writing Seminar at the Old Forge Library

Join Katharine Sands on Friday July 21 at the Old Forge Library , 220 Crosby Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Writers and aspiring writers won’t want to miss this informative seminar. Katharine will speak about and give pointers for finding the right literary agent which is the first in getting your work published! Sands, herself, is a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in NYC , and represents a wide variety of recent and forthcoming books. Pr-registration is appreciated by calling the Library, 315-369-6008, but walk-ins are also welcome. The seminar is funded by NYSCA: the Literature Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS...

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Annual Area Authors Fair at the Old Forge Library

From 1-4 p.m. on Friday July 21, area authors will sell and sign their books under the tent on the Old Forge Library lawn, 220 Crosby Blvd . There will be more than 30 authors on hand including: Nancy Best, Bruce Bonfield, Jan Brynilsen, Robert Christie, Pieter Gaskin, Doug Green, Sheila Harris, Letty Haynes, Charles Herr, Bruce Hiscox, Katharyn Howd Machan, Elizabeth Martina , Jeanne Selander Miller, Irene Morrison, Daniel Moynihan, Eileen Parsons, Edward M. Pittman Jr., Peter Pringle, Cheryl Pula, Ellie Reed, Darrin Renner, Linda Smolarek, Kathleen Suits-Smith, Irene Uttendorsky; Gary, Justin and Carol Van Riper, Dennis Webster, Jeanne Whyte and Elizabeth Zerbst. This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the author’s, buy books and have them personally...

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Bob Warren and Friends Celebrate a ‘Small Town World’ in Free Concert at Greenwich Free Library

Celebrated singer/songwriter Bob Warren GREENWICH, NY – Celebrated singer/songwriter Bob Warren will present a paean in song to his hometown of Greenwich in “Small Town World,” a free concert that is part of the Greenwich Free Library’s live music series, “Music is Living History.” The event is slated for Saturday, August 5, 7 p.m., at the Greenwich High School Auditorium, 10 Gray Avenue, Greenwich. Warren will lead the audience on a narrated lyrical journey through local history and culture in a program that will include excerpts from “Only the Message Mattered” (a song cycle about Susan B. Anthony, who grew up in Greenwich) and his original theatrical work , “Greenwich—The Musical,” which–starring more than 80 Greenwichians–debuted in 2004 in three unforgettable, sold-out performances. The concert will also feature new material that Warren is composing specifically for “Small Town World.” Along with Warren, performers will include Mary Anne Brown, Mary Nell Morgan Brown, Tim Bulger, Johanna Campbell, Virginia May Edinger, Kendall Hamilton, Peter Martin, Adeline Record, Kayla Stewart, Mitch Throop, C.J. Lyttle, Kevin Warren and Serafina York. The band will feature Matt Donnelly (piano, keys), Kevin Warren (bass), Mitch Throop (percussion) and Bob Warren (guitar), with special guest Bliss McIntosh (fiddle) and Greg Edinger (bodhran). Choreography will be by Darcy May. “I hope that the personal nature of the material will add to the audience’s experience,” Warren said. “If ‘Small...

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North Country Stories and Music at the Old Forge Library

Photo by Albert Worthen (Donnie Woodcock on left, Bill Smith on the right) On Tuesday July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., master storyteller and folksinger Bill Smith will team up with NYS Grand Champion Fiddler Donnie Woodcock to present an evening of outstanding traditional ‘North County’ entertainment. Bill Smith is a popular Storyteller who delights audiences everywhere he performs with his repertoire of humorous woodsman’s tales that he learned from his father. He learned the popular ballads and songs of an earlier time from his mother. To that strong foundation he has added his own years of living as a logger, trapper, hunter, fisherman, and guide. Don Woodcock began to play the fiddle at the age of fourteen. More than forty years later, he holds the title of Grand Champion Fiddler of New York State. Woodcock’s playing is technically superb and he is recognized for having one of the largest repertoires of traditional fiddle tunes. The program is free and open to the public. It is funded by NYSCA: the Presenting Program and the Friends of the Old Forge...

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Rome Art Association Summer Show at the Old Forge Library

Art work by member artist Kristie Boison. The “Rome Art Association Summer Show” Art Exhibit will be on display at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., from July 5 – July 29 during library hours. The existing association was founded in May 1958. RAA began with 12 members, and the membership is currently 88 members and growing. The Summer Show will showcase 35 art pieces by 15 of the association’s members. The group’s mission is to promote and encourage the talents and abilities of their members, to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of the Fine Arts and to encourage the development of facilities in Rome for these purposes. The Exhibit Opening Reception will be held on Friday July 7 from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. with acoustic music by guitarist Dan Vellone. The public is invited to stop by for light refreshments, meet and visit with the artists and view their works. The Library is a First Friday Art Walk...

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