THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK AND BALE SALE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY JULY 28TH AND SUNDAY JULY 29TH FROM 10am to 2:30pm BOTH DAYS. Come get your fix of summer reads and treat yourself to fresh, handmade goodies. Proceeds will help sustain the Indian Lake Library.
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2018 Summer Reading Program for Kids
This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! As you track your hours of reading and your book titles, we will be exploring adventures with rocks of all type, see the schedule below for details on each date. Each week will have a different theme, story, and activity. Keeping up with reading skills over the summer is so important, and we will have fun doing it! Registration is open, visit the library to sign up and receive your reading log and bag of goodies…
Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 7pm – 8pm “All about Rock Climbing”
We will read about the sport of Rock Climbing and check out equipment climbers use to be safe. Readers, you will begin tracking your hours and books by designing a character to climb our own version of a “rock wall” (hint, hint: it’ll be made of books!). Every hour you read each week will move your climber closer to the summit. Miss Susan will speak with each reader to find out your best read of the week, and allow you to pick a FREE BOOK from her collection to keep as your own!
Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 7pm – 8pm “Kindness Rocks”
We will read a story about friendship and kindness toward others, and how important it is to practice kindness every day. Afterward we will do a do a craft project designed to “rock the kindness” at home and also to spread some kindness and good cheer in our community of Indian Lake. We will track our reading progress this week by moving our climbers higher up our book wall. Miss Susan will speak with each reader to find out your best read of the week, and allow you to pick a FREE BOOK from her collection to keep!
Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 7pm – 8pm “Rock & Roll”
After we read a book about the most famous rock concert ever, we will cut loose on the library lawn and listen to some tunes and tie-dye t-shirts! The library has all the materials we need to dye, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN T-SHIRT! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dye a shirt of their own too! As always, we will track our reading progress this week by moving our climbers higher up our book wall. Miss Susan will speak with each reader to find out your best read of the week, and allow you to pick a FREE BOOK from her collection to keep!
Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 7pm – 8:30pm “Adventures in Geology”
Guest educator Caitlin Stewart will talk with us about the environment and how rocks and soil play a part in keeping the world a bountiful and interesting place. We will do some experiments with soil and examine some cool rock collections from around the world. We will track our reading progress this week by moving our climbers higher up our book wall. Earn your first FREE ICE CREAM coupon from Stewart’s when you speak with Miss Susan about your favorite read of the week, and also pick out another FREE BOOK to keep!
Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 7pm – 8:15pm “Fossils: Rocks That Tell Stories”
We will take a trip back in time and explore the fossil world to learn what rocks have to teach us about the past. We will read a story, track our week’s reading on our book wall, and as in past weeks, a chat with Miss Susan about your best read of the week will earn you another FREE BOOK from her collection to keep! We will also be making our own awesome fossils to use as jewelry or as a keepsake.
Tuesday, August 21th 2018, 11am – 1pm “Summer Reading Celebration!”
Join us at the Chain Lakes Road Beach for a celebration of a job well done with summer reading. There will be rewards given recognizing your efforts, snacks, and plenty of fun & games. This will also be the end of Summer Party put on by the Town of Indian Lake.
Free Compass and Map Class
The library is pleased to present this class for adults and older teens free of charge. Local DEC Forest Ranger Jay Scott will teach you the skills necessary to navigate the wilderness surrounding our wonderful town. The class takes place Tuesday July 10th 6pm – 8pm. It takes place after hours, so please be sure to sign up at the circulation desk or by phone (518)648-5444. Knowing how to use map and compass is an essential skill for outdoor exploration. Jay will present a classrooom portion and an outdoor practical experience to try out new skills.
Invasive Species Awareness Week–2 Programs sponsored by the Indian Lake Library
Invasive Species Awareness Week: July 8th – 14th. Join us at the Library Monday the 9th at 7pm for an hour-long informative talk about what may be lurking in your own backyard! Caitlin Stewart is an Educator with the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District, and a terrific speaker who will have tips for identifying and managing invasives, as well as present alternatives to plant. On Saturday the 14th, the library will sponsor another invasive talk, which will take place at the Indian Lake Farmers Market in front of the Indian Lake Central School from 10-11. “Munchy” the Asian Longhorn Beetle will meet and greet people of all ages. Attendees will learn how invasive insects harm trees, how to prevent their spread, and view specimens.
Summer 2018 Calendar of Events
Yes, we LOVE our books here at the Indian Lake Public Library, but we’ve got a LOT more stuff going on this summer in addition to a whole lotta book love…
The Indian Lake Library is pleased to present a summer full of fun and informative programs that the whole family can enjoy! In addition to our ongoing Friday afternoon knitting circle and the Children’s Summer Reading Program, we have a schedule full of cool stuff for everyone!
Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm, July 11th – August 15th
Summer Reading Program for Children. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!
Local and visiting kids are all invited to attend and work on their summer reading lists. There will be weekly “rock” related activities and stories to encourage new interests and promote a lifelong love of reading. Sign up at the library and receive your “swag bag” full of goodies. Attendees will receive tickets from Stewart’s for FREE ICE CREAM, and FREE BOOKS are given for each time we talk about your week’s reading. Drop ins are welcome, but please sign up to ensure your spot. Visit our calendar of events for details of each week’s activities.
Wednesdays 1:30pm – 4pm, Beginning July 18th
Writer’s Group. Our local group is coming together again to share their stories and their writing. Beginners are welcome.
Fridays 1pm – 3pm, ongoing all year
Sit & Knit. (Crochet and lace makers welcome too!) Bring your knitting, etc projects to the library and enjoy some community.
Monday July 9, 7pm – 8pm
Invasive Plants in Your Back Yard. From terrestrials to aquatics: learn how to identify and these plant thugs, prevent their spread, and learn best management practices. An informative talk led by Caitlin Stewart, Educator with the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call (518)648-5444 to reserve a spot.
Monday July 10, 6pm – 8pm
Beginner’s Compass & Map Class. Our local DEC Forest Ranger, Jason Scott, will teach us the correct way to use a compass, and how to read a map—two must-have skills for any outdoor enthusiast. There will be a classroom instruction in addition to a practical use component. Class takes place after hours at the library, so please be sure to sign up at the circulation desk or call (518) 648-5444 to reserve a spot.
Saturday July 14th, 10am – 11am, at the Farmers Market at ILCS
Beetle Munchers! “Munchy” the Asian Longhorn Beetle will meet and greet people of all ages, and talk about how invasive insects harm trees, what is at risk, and how to prevent their spread. Specimens of insects and trees will highlight identification. This Family-Friendly venue is presented by the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District.
Monday July 16th, 10am – 11:30am
Watercolor Thank You Cards (for kids ages 6-12 years). Paint a thoughtful card to present to a special person. Presented by the Expressive Arts Workshop. You must register in advance for this class by calling (518) 648-5355.
A Book & Movie, the Kid’s Version, Mondays & Fridays, July 16 – August 10
Join us at the library for readings from classic children’s literature; then bring the family to the Indian Lake Theater for FREE screenings of the movies based on those books. It’s free and a great way to beat the summer heat! FREE ADMISSION, popcorn and water provided.
Monday July 16th 1pm: at the library, a reading from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, By Roald Dahl
Friday July 20th 1pm: playing at the theater: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Monday July 23rd 1pm: at the library, a reading from The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
Friday July 27th 1pm: playing at the theater: “The Lorax”
Monday July 30th 1pm: at the library, a reading from Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers
Friday August 3rd 1pm: playing at the theater: “Mary Poppins”
Monday August 6th 1pm: at the library, a reading from…to be announced…
Friday August 10th 1pm: playing at the theater …to be announced…
Monday July 16th, 7pm – 8pm
All About Chipmunks. Discover surprising facts about these ubiquitous Adirondack critters from the dynamic Charlotte Demers, Educator with the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb. For the kids that evening, Miss Susan will provide a chipmunk craft and read some chipmunk stories in the Children’s Room. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call (518) 648-5444 to reserve a spot.
Monday July 23rd, 7am – 8pm
Bats: The Misunderstood, the Important, the Cute. Find out how this amazing mammal got its bad rap, and how bats are really critical to a healthy ecosystem. Caitlin Stewart from HCSWCD returns for another lively talk sure to make you see bats in a whole new light. Family-Friendly! During the talk, Miss Susan will read a bat story and provide a fun craft project with kids in the Children’s Room. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call (518) 648-5444 to reserve a spot.
Friday July 27th , 2:30pm – 4pm, meeting on the library lawn
Take a Hike the Indian Lake Central School Nature Trail. Hikers will meet at the library and walk along Crow Hill Road to the start of the nature trail. ILCS librarian Mr. DeChant and town librarian Miss Susan will lead the group through a pretty wooded forest to the top of Ski Hill for a wonderful view of our town. The hike will be just under two miles round trip.
Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29th, 10am – 2:30pm both days, at the Friends of the Library Book Shed, next to Indian Lake Town Hall
Friends of the Library BOOK & BAKE Sale. 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 shopping, treat yourself to fresh, homemade baked treats, available both days! Proceeds from the Friends of the Library sale help sustain the Indian Lake Public Library.
Saturday July 28th, 11am – 1pm, on the library lawn
Squirmy, Wormy Vermicompost How-To’s. Learn extraordinary worm facts and how to start your own worm compost system at home. We will build a “worm bin” from scratch and raffle it off to one lucky attendee! We will also enjoy some homemade “wormy” refreshments, and play some fun worm games! 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.
Saturday July 28th , 1:30pm – 3pm, meeting on the library lawn
Take a Hike the Indian Lake Central School Nature Trail. Hikers will meet at the library and walk along Crow Hill Road to the start of the nature trail. ILCS librarian Mr. DeChant will lead the group through a pretty wooded forest to the top of Ski Hill for a wonderful view of our town. The hike will be just under two miles round trip, and will take place in conjunction with the town-wide Adirondack Challenge events.
Monday August 6th, 7pm – 8pm
500 Million Years of Climate Change. Join us for an informative exploration led by C. Wesley Dingman into the causes, effects, and study of climatic conditions in our geologic past, and how it relates to the current controversy about climate change in our future. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call (518) 648-5444 to reserve a spot.
The Worms Are Coming!
Join us at the Indian Lake Library Saturday May 12th 11am-noon for a fun class on Vermiculture (also known as worm composting). Vermiculture is the use of worms to decompose food waste, turning that waste into nutrient rich material that in turn can nourish & sustain plant growth! Who knew worm poo could be so AWESOME?!? Attendees will learn how to make and maintain a worm compost system for the home. Tipsfor caring for our wiggly friends and harvesting their “black gold”. A must see for anyone who wishes to reduce waste and improve how their garden grows. Please RSVP at the library or call (518)-648-5444.
Straw Bale Gardening Basics – May 5th at 11am
Do you struggle with poor soil? Do you hate to weed? Do you think you have no room to garden? Learn a way to garden that will help solve those problems! Continue reading