Altamont Library Notes for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It’s almost time for one of our favorite annual traditions: Decorating gingerbread houses!

Please bring your young folks and join us at the Altamont Free Library on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. to make your very own gingerbread house to display at the Victorian Holiday Celebration & Winter Market the next day.

Sign up at the library, or by calling us at 518-861-7239. Space is limited at this always-fun event, so sign up today!

Ukrainian Potluck

We had to reschedule last month’s Eat Around the World Potluck, but we’re on for Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m., and this time we’ll be taste-testing the currently very much in the news nation of Ukraine. Bring a dish to share and a friend and join us for this always enjoyable evening. 

Library Lights

Feel that nip in the air? That’s a pretty good sign that the holidays are creeping up on us. We’re about a month away from the Altamont Victorian Holiday Celebration, so it’s time to start thinking about lighting up the Orsini Park Gazebo. This holiday season, honor the memory of a friend, loved one, or pet with a light on the Altamont Village Gazebo in Orsini Park.

The lights cost $3 each and all proceeds benefit the Altamont Free Library. The honorees names will be read during the annual lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., and be published on the library’s website. Forms are available at the library’s circulation desk and in this week’s edition of the Altamont Enterprise. Please join us on at the gazebo on Dec. 6 for what is always a lovely and moving ceremony.

I Love My Library Gala 

There’s so much 2019 left, but we’re already looking ahead next year, and the social event of the winter, so save the date! The always anticipated annual I Love My Library! Gala is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 8 2020 at the Community Room at Altamont Village Hall. Invitations will be in the mail soon and tickets will be available at the library in the coming weeks.

If you haven’t attended in the past and are interested in receiving an invitation, please get in touch with us. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your support. You’ll enjoy a fantastic dinner and homemade desserts, exciting live and silent auctions, and the delightful company of your fellow library supporters.

This year we will be honoring the many contributions made to our community by Kristin Casey and Linda Cure, two longtime friends, board members, and volunteers whose dedicated service to our library and our Village are a shining example for us all. Please join us!