Hoot Discussion

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Don’t forget October 7th from 5:30- 7PM we will be having our discussion on Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

 If you have read this book and would like to join our discussion please call 251-4343 to join.  We will see you there!

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Book of the Month Club Discussion

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Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Basket Case and other hilarious Floridian capers, serves up a high-spirited fight for the environment in his first work aimed at younger audiences.

The site of Coconut Cove’s future Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House is experiencing a slight problem: survey stakes removed, alligators in the port-a-potties, and painted-over patrol cars. But who’s behind the clever vandalism and pranks? New Florida resident Roy Eberhardt isn’t aware of these goings-on, but he has often noticed a barefoot boy running down the street faster than anything. His curiosity piqued, Roy starts to inquire around and even follows the boy once, only to be told by Beatrice Leep, a.k.a. Beatrice the Bear, to mind his own business. Despite Beatrice’s warning and plenty of bullying from the lunkheaded Dana Matherson, Roy follows the boy, whose name is Mullet Fingers, one day and winds up in the middle of an ecological mission to save a parliament of burrowing owls from being bulldozed.

Full of colorful, well-developed characters, Hoot is a quick-witted adventure that will keep readers hooked. With down-to-earth Roy, dumbfounded Officer Delinko, and construction site manager Curly — along with other head-shaking morons and uplifting heroes — the author delivers an appealing cast of characters that keep the plot twisting and turning until the highly charged ending. Another zany trip to the Sunshine State for Hiaasen fans, this rewarding ecological adventure should keep readers young and old hooting with laughter.

We will be meeting on October 7th from 5:30- 7:00 PM here at the library.

If you would like to join us please bring an appetizer and call to RSVP.

See you there.

Local Color- Sketched Portraits of Friends and Family by Frances Gaffney

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“The drawings in this show were done in response to my call for sitters.  I was inspired by my Facebook friend Conor Walton.  Conor needed to practice before a portrait sketching contest in his native Ireland.  He simply put out the call and sitters lined up.  It was fun to see the postings of so many Irish faces while Conor practiced for his upcoming event.  My event doesn’t take place until December, 2017, in the Windlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  This current exhibit at the Johnsburg Library is a kind of preview.  I am grateful to the friends and family who have offered their time to sit for me.  I have titled the show Local Color because most of the people who sit for me are from in and around Johnsburg.”

About the Artist

After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, Frances worked in New York as a textile designer.  she worked both as a free-lance artist and as  a full-time print designer in a commercial studio.

Frances first came to the Adirondacks in the 1980’s to visit a brother who attended Paul Smith’s College.  She eventually began vacationing near Brant Lake with her children, taking advantage of every moment she could spend painting outdoors.

Her artwork captures scenes across the Adirondacks:  on top of Gore Mountain, along the shore of Tupper Lake’s Bog River Falls and beneath towering trees in the St. Regis area, among other vistas.  Her paintings and drawings have been featured in seven solo exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibitions across New York and her home state of New Jersey.

Her work can be found on display at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Gallery and Giant Mountain Studio in Schroon Lake, or online at www.francesgaffney.com