Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, August 1, 2013

— Picture by Brendan Testa.

Hands down, teens make great art. Last Friday’s project at the Altamont Free Library was this trompe l’oeil hand, created in rainbow colors by Brendan Testa. This Friday, kids 10 and up will be making scratch-off tickets at the library.

The Altamont Free Library’s summer staff continues to provide exciting and interesting programs for the young people of the village and beyond.

Upcoming events

Two upcoming events are devoted to worms. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. participants will be making worms (not real ones) and racing worms (real ones).  Take note, kids will not race against worms.  It’s worm against worm, as it should be.

The next day, Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 3:30 p.m., elementary school age kids will be building worm habitats. Come empty handed and we’ll send you home with a worm colony.  Library treasurer and Knox farm girl Betty Ketcham will show the way.

Finally, for kids 10 and over, visit us on Friday, Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m.  We’ll be making our own scratch-off lotto tickets. You can’t win if you don’t play. That’s not our motto, but it’s still true.


The last concert of the summer series is this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. Scott Hopkins is back, this time with Bear Trap, a country band.

Remember the farmer’s market

Along with the library, another institution occupies the beautifully rebuilt and refurbished former Delaware and Hudson Train Station. We’re referring, of course, to the farmer’s market, and here is a brief review:  The sweet corn is very, very good.