Free Grant-Writing Seminar

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is offering a free seminar on applying for decentralization grants. This seminar is for artists, community groups, cultural organizations, teaching artists, and public school teachers who are interested in sponsoring arts-related activities (performing, literary, visual artists, etc) in the Quad-County region of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties. Preregistration is required, please contact Chelsea Provost at Chelsea@adirondackarts.org, or call her 518-352-7715.  In order to apply for a decentralization grant through the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts, applicants need to attend one of these seminars.

The seminar takes place at the Indian Lake Library, Saturday August 11, 10am to 11am.

Lego Night at the Library

Join us Monday nights through August for LEGO night at the library.  It’s a great opportunity for cooperative play, and for families to visit before this long, hot summer ends.

Books & Baked Goods, & Worms…Oh My!

Saturday 11 to 1 Squirmy Wormy Vermicomposting How-To’s! Learn amazing facts about red worms and learn how you can compost at home harnessing worm power! Win a worm bin of your own! Enjoy some “Dirt” Pudding!

While you are at the library anyway, visit town hall and the Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale 10 to 2:30, both Saturday & Sunday!

Kid’s Summer Reading Update

For those of you who’ve signed up for the Summer Reading Program, we need to do a reschedule due to a rainy forecast.  This week’s “libraries Rock” them was Rock & Roll. We were to read about the most famous rock concert ever, and then do some tie-dyed t-shirts.  We will change the date for these activities to Wednesday August 8th.  This Wednesday instead we will exlplore “Fossils: Rocks that Tell Stories”.  Sorry for the switch, but the tie-dying must be done outside, hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us in a couple weeks.  Thanks for understanding and being flexible summer readers!

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Squirmy, Wormy Vermicompost How-To’s

Learn fun & fascinating worm facts and info on how you can start a worm compost system for your own home. Using worms to compost your kitchen waste is a great way to help the environment and your garden. It’s a fun activity that kids love to help with too. One lucky attendee will win a compost bin to take home for their own; detailed handouts will be provided. Worm themed refreshments will be served too. Join use Saturday July 28 at the library from 11am to 1pm.

REMEMBER THE BOOK & BAKE SALE TAKING PLACE ACROSS FROM THE LIBRARY AT TOWN HALL!  BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND 10am to 2:30pm!

Bats: The Misunderstood, the Important, the Cute

Caitlin Stewart, Educator with the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District will present a talk about BATS and their essential role in the ecosystem. Join us to learn remarkable facts about this truly amazing mammal.  While the talk is happening, Miss Susan will entertain the kid’s with some bat stories, and a batty craft project.  Join us Monday July 23rd at 7pm.

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…

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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.