Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?  The question can only mean one thing: Adult Trivia is on its way to your Altamont Free Library.

The date is Tuesday, April 29, starting at 7 p.m. The rules remain the same. Come with your team already established and organized with respect to area of expertise. Come by yourself and we’ll find a team for you. The event is for players 21 and over. Players can BYOB. The entry fee is $5 and the winning team gets half the night’s take.

The event is always a fun one. They’re no sooner over than someone starts asking about the next one. The mistress of ceremonies is Mary Beth Mulligan, also always a fun one.

As to the residents of Grant’s Tomb – the correct answer is General and Mrs. Grant. If you answered that Grant rested alone, you were half right.

Dinner far from home

Monday, April 28, is the date of this month’s Pot Luck Around the World. Morocco is the landing site. The sign-up sheet has already passed the 10 mark. One culinary traveler has promised to bring “something with black sesame seeds.” As always the library has collected an armful of appropriate cookbooks for those in need of inspiration and or instruction. Ignorance is not an allowable plea. Come, bring something to share, and eat.

In front of the future

The Altamont Free Library is looking for help and ideas toward imagining our future; seeking input from members of the community about what the library means to them, and how it can best serve all of us, now and into the “new now” that is forever approaching.

Please plan on joining us for either of two hour-long community conversations – Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., or Saturday, April 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. – and sharing your thoughts and ideas about what our library means to you. All interested members of the community, whether they currently use the library or not, are encouraged to attend

An arguably wise man once said that he had seen the future and it was just like the present, only longer. We’d like to think we can do better.

Home on the library range

A quick reminder – Open mic concerts are now a full time deal in Altamont.  Here in the library on the final Friday of every month. Hear music, enjoy smart alecky jokes, anything an entertainment centered mind can come up with, it’s all happening here, it’s free, and it just might be good for you.