Programs & Events


Book Arts




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

September 19, 2018
Joe Bruchac
Native Americans in the Adirondacks

October 17, 2018
Dr. Nina Schoch
Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons, a multimedia presentation providing an overview of loon natural history, conservation and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.
Dr. Nina Schoch is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, and has studied loons in New York's Adirondack Park since 1998. She has a veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, a masters degree in Natural Resources/Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University, and a bachelors degree in Biology/Behavioral Ecology from Cornell University.

January 23, 2019
Greg Schaefer
Ride Up Slide Down:
Early skiing in the Gore Mountain Region

February 21, 2019
Joan Collins
All About Birds

Book Arts Collection

Part I in a series of posters about book typography in the display case next to the main collection case. Or, see the poster online. . .

Book Sale

We hold two book sales a year, after Presidents’s 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 Farmer’s Market is open and Fridays through the rest of the year from 9 – 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 andrewssom@gmail.com or leave a message for Sharon at the library.

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 judecnm@aol.com.
Story Time
Music and stories with Wendy. Every Friday at 10:30 am
Libraries Rock!
Win a bike or an E-reader. Ages 6-11 and 12-17. For details contact the Town of Chester Library at 518-494-4189, or the Horicon Library at 518-494-4189.
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.
Adopt an Author
Pick your favorite author and agree to purchase their next work for the library which gives you the option of being the first to check it out and have your donation noted on a bookplate.
Born To Read
Keep track of the books you read to your pre-school child and get a free book to start their home library.
Sign up at the library.

Updated 9/26/2018

Free Children's Programs:

Magic! * Puppets! * Animals!

Held in the library unless noted otherwise
518-494-5384 for information


Thursday July 12 — 2 pm or 3:15 pm
Planetarium Adventures:
Exploring the Solar System
Sign-up required - 494-5384

Thursday July 19 — 2 pm
Magic Workshop
Sign-up required - 494-5384

Thursday July 19 — 3 pm
Magic Show with Jim Snack

Thursday July 26 — 3 pm
A Family Concert - River Jack Mikey D

Wednesday August 9 — 3 pm
Goldi-Rocks! and the 3 Bears
Puppet People

Thursday August 16 — 3 pm
Exotic Animals from Around the World
With Joe Bliss III

Wednesday August 1 — 10:30 am
Make a Musical Instrument
(At the Town of Horicon Library)
Sign-up required - 518-494-4189

Thursday August 2 — 3 pm
Give and Take Jugglers /Eric Beltzer