Keene Valley Library Summer Lecture Series

Monday evening, 7:00 PM

First Lecture:     June 29:  David Thomas Train     Adirondack Fire Towers – Born Again!

A two-part slide show exploring the history of Adirondack fire towers and a case study of the restoration of the Poke-O-Moonshine tower.

A hundred years ago, Adirondack fire towers were on the cutting edge of environmental protection. We’ll look at the environmental and   historical conditions that caused the need for fire towers, and how New York State supported the work force of Fire Observers. Then we’ll examine the decline in their use and their eventual abandonment by the state. To bring the story full circle, we will look closely at the restoration initiative at the Poke-O -Moonshine fire tower, which is being used as an environmental education – interpretive site.


Wednesday, July 1   Wuluba and SomaBeats:    African Dance for everyone!

  • 5:30 Create a dance expressing the hero inside you
  • 6:15 join the dancers performance and Dance your hero
  • At 7:00 Music from the Back Porch,  town concert series will present Le Groove with Bill Stokes and Friends

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Library Summer Benefit

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July 14

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Posted on: April 6th, 2015

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se the Flipster app, available through the I-tunes store for the iPad and iPad Mini, and on the store for Android tablets, to download magazines for offline reading. Simply browse and view magazines through the Flipster link on your library’s website, and select the “Open in App” option to download magazines to the app, where they can be read and managed offline.


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Book Reviews

May 31st, 2015

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah My rating: 5 of 5 stars Seems there are themes to my reading. Franc during WWII again. And again a novel of Read the Rest...

May 31st, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Marie-Laure , a young blind woman,lives with her father in Paris near the Read the Rest...