Events for All Audiences


Book Reading
Saturday, October 12th at 11 a.m.
Janet Johnson Schliff willl read from her book Whatever Happened to My White Picket Fence about her traumatic brain injury.


Painting with Patrice
Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.
For kids and adults 10 years and older
Create a painting, 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas. We will make a reproduction of Georgia O'Keeffe's Red Poppy.
All materials provided. $20.00 per person. 15-20 people limit. sign-up required.

Friends Lecture Series
(7:00 pm in the library)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Charlotte L. Demers:
Chipmunks: Timber Tigers of the Adirondacks


The Eastern Chipmunk, although a common resident of the Adirondacks, has an uncommon natural history.· Some of its remarkable adaptations include a large vocal repertoire, a penchant for stealing from the neighbors, vigorously defending territories, and taking long naps in winter. This presentation will discuss the adaptations of this charming Adirondack rodent as well as explain why Alvin and the Chipmunks aren't really chipmunks.



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Greg Schaefer, avid outdoorsman and amateur historian will present Ride Up-Slide Down–Early Skiing in the Gore Mountain Region.

This presentation will trace the origin and development of skiing in the Greater Gore Mountain Region. Beginning with the opening of the first ski trails on Gore in the "Ride Up, Slide Down" era, there will be pictures and videos showing the first snow trains and rope tows, as well as the multiple personalities that made this area a premier skiing destination.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dan Smith
Military Roads in the Adirondacks

Book Arts Collection

Selected works from the library's special collection of handmade, limited edition books



There is a poster about book typography on view in the display case next to the main Book Arts Collection case.
Or, see the poster online. . .
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Farmers Market Book Sale

Visit our booth at the Chestertown Farmers Market to pick up some summer reads at bargain prices. Pre-owned books for children and adults as well as music cds and videos.

Every Wednesday from
June 12 to September 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In front of the Municipal Center
on Main Street

Ongoing Programs

Call the Library for details

Turning Pages Book Club
The Book Club, which has been meeting for several year, meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am in the library, and warmly welcomes new members. The choices for each season are voted on by our members and offer a variety of reading experiences. They are posted on the library bulletin board. For more information, contact Judy at

Museum Passes

The Friends have purchased discount or free passes for The Wild Center, Adirondack Experience and the Hyde Collection which can be checked out at the library.





Twice Yearly Book Sale

We hold two book sales a year, after Presidents week in February and the weekend after July 4th. Your generous contributions make these events possible. Gently used books, music CDs, DVDs and audio books on CD are gratefully accepted. Due to limitations in storage space, we only accept Adirondack Life and craft magazines. Items may be left in the wood box near the front desk in the library or in Room 210 across from the Library, on Wednesdays when the FarmerÕs Market is open and Fridays through the rest of the year from 9 to 11 a.m. We are sorry that we can no longer accept encyclopedia, vinyl records, music cassette and VCR tapes, or textbooks. If you would like to volunteer to work at the book sales, email or leave a message for Sharon at the library.

Adopt an Author

Pick your favorite author and agree to purchase their nextwork for the library which gives you the option of being the first to check it out and have your donation noted on a bookplate.

A few authors and people who have adopted them:

Sally Svenson, Blacks in the Adirondacks
adopted by Noelle McCrum

Doris Kearns Goodwin,
Leadership in Turbulent Times
adopted by Carole Hart

Janet Evanivich, Look Alive Twenty-five
adopted by Laura Peck

Jan Karon, Bathed in Prayer
adopted by Judith Newton

Barbara Kingsolver, Unsheltered
Moira Goldfarb

Steve Berry, Bishop's Pawn
adopted by Mary Beth Sclafani

Homebound Delivery Service

Not well enough to get to the library?

Call us and we can arrange to have library materials delivered to your home.









Updated 9/16/19