Cannabis Talk at the Library

Join us Wednesday, September 25 at 7 pm for another visit from herbalist Lise Fuller.  She will speak about cannabis, CBD Oils and their medicinal properties.  There will be an information session, a Q&A period and her book “Get Well, Be Well, and Stay Well with Herbal Plants” will be available to purchase.

An Evening with Author Helen Benedict

Helen Benedict, a professor at Columbia University, is the author of seven novels, five books of nonfiction, and a play. Her just-published novel Wolf Season was called “required reading” by Elissa Schappell and received a starred review in Library Journal, which wrote, “In a book that deserves the widest attention, Benedict ‘follows the war home,’ engaging readers with an insightful story right up until the gut-wrenching conclusion.” Benedict’s previous novel, Sand Queen, was named a “Best Contemporary War Novel” by Publishers Weekly.

As a nonfiction writer, her coverage of sexual assault in the U.S. military inspired the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible War and instigated a landmark lawsuit against the Pentagon on behalf of victims of military sexual assault. Benedict has published widely and spoken at Harvard University, TED Talks, West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the United Nations, among other campuses and organizations. She is currently in residence at Blue Mountain Center working on her latest creative non-fiction novel.

Join us for a reading, Q&A and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Fran Yardley at the Indian Lake Theater

On Wednesday, September 11 at 7pm, join Fran Yardley, author of the memoir “Finding True North” at the Indian Lake Theater to discuss her work and how our community finds its own sense of place. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the author and share our collective experience reading this bit of Adirondack History.

*This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Book & Bake Sale

The Friends of the Indian Lake Library will holding their summer Book & Bake Sale Saturday August 3rd & Sunday August 4th, 10-2:30 both days at Town Hall and their book shed.

Two days to stock up on bargains for all your summer reading needs! Hundreds of choices for the whole family: books, DVD’s, and audio for sale.

While you shop don’t for get to treat yourself to fresh, homemade baked goods, available both days!

Proceeds help sustain your Indian Lake Public Library.

We are pleased to offer another wonderful perk from having the Indian Lake Library card!

Come into the library and borrow passes which offer discounted entry into the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. All you need is a current Indian Lake Library card to borrow them!

The Adirondack Experience pass allows you to present your library card and pass at the museum in Blue Mountain. You receive a 50% discount on family admissions.  (Up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and all children 17 & under.  Children 5 and under are free.)

The Wild Center Discovery Pass discount admits 2 adults at $10 each and 4 children through the age of 17 Free.  The Wild Center is in Tupper Lake.

These are wonderful opportunities to learn and enjoy more of our Adirondack & natural history.  We hope our patrons will take advantage of these fabulous passes. 

Passes are available for a 2 day lending period, stop in today to check them out! It is possible to reserve the passes for a specific date, on a first come, first served basis. Visit the library or call us (518)648-5444. [Please only reserve one date at a time in order to keep the passes available for other patrons.]

The Worms Are Coming!!

Squirmy, wormy Storytime Plus at 11 am, enjoy stories and activities focused on the humble red wiggler.  “Composting with Worms 101″ at 12 pm.  Learn extraordinary worm facts and how to start your own worm composting system at home.  We will also enjoy some homemade “wormy” refreshments.  Presented by Miss Susan, committed vermiphile, on a mission to elevate the humble earthworm. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call (518) 648-5444 to reserve a spot.

Straw Bale Garden How-To’s

If you’ve ever struggled with Adirondack soil that doesn’t produce a lush vegetable garden, join us for an informative free workshop about straw bale gardening. Straw bale gardens are a great alternative to soil gardening. Learn about the benefits of SBG, and how to customize the process to your specific landscape.

The Library will offer the class two times:

Wednesday May 15, 7 – 8:30pm

Saturday May 18, 11am – 12:30pm

Handouts, hands-on demos, and photographs will be part of the class. Call or stop by to register to ensure there are enough materials to go around: 518-648-5444

FREE Quilting/Crafting Books Available!

Attention Quilters and Crafters! We have a treasure trove of FREE books and patterns available for you to take home and keep!

We need to make room for new and exciting titles that are always arriving. We are offering a great selection that will inspire new craft projects in your life.

These titles will be available to look through anytime the library is open until Tuesday May 14th, when they will be given to the Friends of the Library for their bi-annual book & bake sales.