Celebration Update

This year’s Celebration is right around the corner. If you haven’t marked you calendar already, it’s September 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Join us while we “Celebrate the People of the Adirondacks.” Tickets are $30 per person and are due by September 13. Please submit this reservation form with payment.

Gracious donors have made a wonderful basket raffle possible again this year. The raffle baskets are on display in the library. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. This year there are two megabaskets, valued at more than $800 each. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Winners will be drawn at the Celebration, but you need not be present to win.

Our auction will truly celebrate the wonderful people hailing from and living in our area. We will feature returning favorites and new standouts—a restaurant package; artwork; glass work; fabric pieces; and entertainment and home décor offerings and services. And we will be auctioning a signed copy of Gloversville native, Joseph E. Persico’s latest book, Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II.

The event will be catered by the Union Hall Inn. There will be food stations serving sweet and savory small bites. Limited first‐floor seating will be available—plenty of seating upstairs. Admission is $30. Reservations may be made in the library. 

READ 2013: Vote for Our Nominees

We are planning Gloversville’s second annual community read! A community read is about bringing a community together through a common book.  By reading, discussing, and exploring the topic with related programming a community strengthens its commitment to reading while finding out new details about itself and its citizens.

Community nominations for a READ title were accepted between December 3–21, 2012.  The READ committee narrowed the list down using specific criteria and is happy to announce the finalists.  Now we want YOU, the community to select the title that will be our 2013 READ title. Ballots are available at the Library or submit your vote on-line at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XWSF8LV.

Following Atticus, Tom Ryan

Middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to climb all 48 of New Hampshire's 4,000 ft peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity with his dog, Atticus. It was an adventure of a lifetime,  across hundreds of miles. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

Elsewhere, Richard Russo

The Pulitzer Prize winner Russo now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they grew up in.  Most of the focus is on his mother who struggled to make peace with her personal demons and her hometown while moving around the country with her son and his family.

Sarah's Key, Tatiana De Rosnay

An historical novel that reveals the personal stories associated with the 1942 roundups and deportation of Parisian Jews though the research of a modern day magazine writer.  Her story and that of her husband’s family intertwine with Sarah’s  in this story about loyalty and hardship.

She Said Yes, Misty Bernall

Cassie was one of the students killed by schoolmates at Columbine High.  Though she once walked the same road as her killers, faith and family drew her down a different path.  This book is a celebration of her life and her profession of faith right up to the moment of her death.

A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron

“Why am I here?” is a question we all struggle with at one time or another.  Explore it with Bailey as he lives the life of several dogs in an attempt to answer that question and discover the unique relationship between humans and their companions.

January Technology Class—Digital Photos

January's tech class will be held on a new day and time, Wed., January 11 at 5:30pm. This month FMCC Librarian Michael Daly will talk about digital pictures —how move them to your computer, edit them, and share them via email and social networking. Attendees should bring laptops, if they have them, as well as pictures to edit. Laptops will be available, but attendees using them should bring a USB stick or microSD card with pictures to edit.