Ninety-seven books were donated to the Town of Webb school’s library and select classrooms by the family and friends of Elaine Williams, mother of Adrienne Williams, to honor Adrienne’s life.
Kirsten Down, Elaine Williams, and Angela Denslow and her son Brody. Photo by Gina Greco
Adrienne was a student at the Town of Webb school before her life was taken in a tragic car accident in the fall of 2003.
Elaine wanted to do something extra special for her daughter’s 30th birthday and to pay tribute on the anniversary of her passing. Continue reading
Authors Carol and David White will offer a discussion on hiking hazards and best safety practices in the high peaks of the Adirondacks and New England during a power point presentation at the Old Forge Library on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni performing at Old Forge Library. Photo by Dawn Montanye
Acoustic musicians Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni played to a packed house Tuesday, July 16 at the Old Forge Library with over 75 people filling the library hall and listening to a mix of waltzes, swing and bluegrass.
The event was part of the Tuesday evening performances that the library will host throughout the summer.
Upcoming performances include: a “Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts tell their Stories” with Hallie Bond on July 30, “Adirondack Trilogy” with author Tony Holtzman on August 6, “The American Songbook: Jazz Standards” with Elaine Schwart and Roger Bruno on August 13, and “Adirondack Trail of Gold” with author Larry Weill on August 20th.
The Tuesday programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are sponsored fully or in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni. Photo by Albert Worthen
The Old Forge Library will present an Evening of Acoustic Music with Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The two musicians mix it up with fast-paced fiddle and banjo, mandolins, guitar, and beautiful waltzes, swinging tunes, and soulful vocals.
Davoli is a graduate of DePaul University and attended the Berkley School of Music.
He is the recipient of two Syracuse Area Music Awards. Continue reading
The Old Forge Library and its new gazebo. Photo by Albert Worthen
A new gazebo installed on the grounds of the Old Forge Library on Friday, June 28 will enhance patron experiences by offering a venue to enjoy outdoor storytelling performances, concerts and readings, or to simply sign into the internet or read a book.
The gazebo was made possible through a library gift by Ron, Debbie, Samantha and Andrew Greene in memory of Anne Comins Greene, and a legislative grant of $2,500 provided by Senator Hugh T. Farley.
Library Director Isabella Worthen acknowledges local contractors John Corcoran, Paul Mills, and Pierre Tetreault and library volunteers for their assistance in making the gazebo possible.
The Inlet Library will be offering one-on-one basic computer assistance geared towards computer-challenged individuals on Mondays October 15, 22 and 29 from noon to 2 p.m.
It is recommended that those who are interested should schedule a 10 to 15 minute appointment in advance by stopping by the library or calling (315) 357- 6494.
Gary “Bah Humbug” Lee, right, led the Old Forge Library’s Elf Walk up Route 28 on Wednesday, October 3. Photo by Carol Hansen
The annual Elf Walk fundraiser to benefit the Old Forge Library was held on Wednesday, October 3, with Head Elf, Gary “Bah Humbug” Lee, leading the pack of walkers with assistance by library elves Snowflake and Jingle Belle.
Twenty-seven participants, including Kiwanis Key Club members from the Town of Webb School, raised more than $700 in pledges to walk three miles to Thendara and back to the library.
Upon returning to the library the walkers were treated to a pizza party. Prizes were awarded to Key Club participants for raising the most money by a group, and to Beverly Meeker for the most money raised by an individual.
Christian Olsen participates in the Old Forge Library’s Elf Walk