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
Military Roads in the Adirondacks