Hours Change Columbus Day

The Indian Lake Library will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday and reopen with Winter Hours on Tuesday.

Monday 12-6, Tuesday 11-4, Wednesday 11-4, Thursday 10-1 Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-1 Closed on Sunday

Dave Ruch planning a visit

Dave Ruch will be performing Traditional Music of the Adirondacks on Sunday, October 8 at 7 PM, at the Indian Lake Theater.  This is a free family concert, the final event of the Library Program, Tall Tales &Short Tunes: Family Literacy through Story and Song.  It’s free, For-Everyonefunded and made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Climate and Weather Resources Hurricane Update

National Hurricane Center

Climate Prediction Center from the National Weather Service

Weather Glossary from the National Weather Service

Climate Change Glossary from the British Broadcasting Company

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

US Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report (Fifth Order Draft, 28 June 2017). This is a final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies. The report is part of the National Climate Assessment that is mandated by congress every four years. Some refer to this as the ‘leaked’ report, but this draft, and previous drafts, have been available online for many months.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (climate indicators) published a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States (Fourth Edition, 2016)’. The authors state that: “The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events–like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures–are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities.”

Thanks to PLACE, Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement: Environmental Literacy Through Climate Change Discussions.  PLACE is a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working in partnership with the National Weather Service, Califa Library Group, DawsonMedia Group, and Goodman Research Group.

Book Group meeting postponed

Our first meeting to discuss “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers has been postponed until October 4th because of scheduling conflicts, BUT our NOAA meteorologist promises weather tracking training as an added bonus for our October 16 book discussion on water rights based on the book, “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi.  The final program is scheduled for November 9th with “Odds Against Tomorrow” by Nathaniel Rich.  All programs begin at 6 PM, are free and refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested, books are at the library

Upcoming Programs

Build a Better World and log your books. Read a book, get a book. Keep reading! Kids- we will continue to log books until school starts.

Thanks to all who helped us enjoy the eclipse and making it a really memorable event!

Next program will be a community discussion on climate change, September 13, 6:00 PM