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Book Talk: A Bed for the Night, Life in the Old Washington County Jail (6/30/16)

Join us as author Kay Crank relays stories collected during her research for A Bed for the Night: Life in the Old Washington County Jail, Salem, New York

The book includes many tales and accounts gathered from community members, former staff & prisoners of experiences related to the Washington County Jail when it was attached to the Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem, New York.

A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase ($15/each). 

Fiction Book Club: The Last Bookaneer (6/9/16)

Join us Thursday, June 9th, for a discussion of Matthew Pearl's The Last Bookaneer. From the "New York Times" bestselling author of the "Dante Club," the story of an epic literary heist by a forgotten class of consummate criminals. 

 

The Last Bookaneer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143108092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

Curiosity Forum: Meet the 2016 Sendak Fellows (6/2/16)

Join us for an exciting panel discussion with the 2016 Sendak Fellows: Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales, in an event moderated by WAMC's Joe Donahue. 

The Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week retreat for artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in upstate New York. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for artists to deeply engage in a project in the relative isolation of a rural, farm setting. At the same time, they receive inspiration from each other as well as from visiting artists and professionals in the field.

     

Curiosity Forum: If These Walls Could Talk (5/29/16)

Join us for a talk on Sunday, May 29th at 2 pm in the Freight Depot Theater at Hubbard Hall for a fascinating talk on the region's storied stone walls. Stone walls are an enduring testimony to the strenuous labors and strong work ethic of subsistence farmers who toiled for generations on ~100-acre lots.  Those lots had been defined by hardy teams of surveyors that used compasses and chains to define the magnetic directions and lengths of boundaries.  

Author Event: The Harrows of Spring with author J. H. Kunstler (7/8/16)

Please join us Friday, July 8th at 7 pm for an author talk and reading. James Howard Kunstler will present the fourth and final book in The World Made by Hand series: The Harrows of Spring ($24). 

$24.00
SKU: HarrowJHKHC
Please enter what you would like the author to inscribe in your book. Occasionally requests may be edited for clarity or space.

$15.00
SKU: HOTFpb
Please enter what you would like the author to inscribe in your book. Occasionally requests may be edited for clarity or space.

The Witch of Hebron Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780802145444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - September 27th, 2011

World Made by Hand Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802144010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 2009

Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - July 9th, 2013

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780802142498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove/Atlantic - March 2nd, 2006

Poetry Night (10/27/16)

Bring a poem or two to share, your own or someone else's. 

Poetry Night (9/22/16)

Bring a poem or two to share, your own or someone else's. 

Poetry Night (7/28/16)

Bring a poem or two to share, your own or someone else's. 

Summer Story Time (July & August)

Summer Story Time

Begins July 5th

Tuesday Mornings at 10 a.m.

Story Hour will be held each Tuesday morning in July and August, from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Free; please provide your own child’s snack and beverage. Ideal for ages 2 – 6. Special guests will appear throughout the summer. Co-sponsored by the Curiosity Forum. 

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