Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Since the very beginning, this time of year, in this part of the world, has been beset by one over-riding concern:  Will there be enough food to last?

On Monday, Dec. 30, your Altamont Free Library will do justice to this theme by hosting two programs where cooking and eating take center stage.

In the afternoon, starting at 3 p.m., we’ll be sponsoring Junior Iron Chef. Kids will be asked to join together in pairs, and create a dish that includes a mystery ingredient. This couldn’t be anything but fun. Call or visit the library to reserve your spot.

And three hours later, at 6 p.m., we’ll blow the starting whistle (something like a police whistle) on our very first ever Dinner Theater Pot Luck.  It’s an offshoot of our so successful Pot Luck Around the World series; but this time we’ll be headed for Chicago in the Roaring 20s for a murder mystery dinner combination plate.  Sign up at the library if you just want  to eat and watch, or if you’d like a speaking part.  The starting gun goes off at 6 p.m. And a more sensational gun?  Come and see.  And eat.

Special times

The library will be closing at 3 p.m. in the afternoon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  And we’ll be closed all day on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Once upon a time

Celebrate the rich storytelling tradition of Upstate New York with tales and folklore spanning New York State from the Hudson Valley all the way to the Adirondack Mountains.  Watch and listen to Adam on Friday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.