Richards Library news
A newly-organized group that supports Warrensburg’s library has devised a program that boosts the inventory of local food pantries while saving local readers a little money.
Food for Fines, sponsored by the Friends of Richards Library, allows library patrons to pay off their overdue fines with non-perishable food donations instead of cash. Fees for loss or damage are not included in this offer, which will extend through Nov. 30.
Also, Richards Library is now exhibiting nature photographs by Kevin Keath. The exhibit is ongoing through November.
The library’s story-time sessions are held on Fridays, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for 3- to 5-year-olds with caregivers and include stories, games, and crafts.
Please note that the library hosts a collection box for Labels for Education and a free magazine exchange. For a donation of 50 cents, library visitors can help themselves to a book on the second hand-book shelf.
Richards Library hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information on any of the library’s programs or services, call 623-3011.
Veterans Day ceremony, dinner
To honor those who’ve served their nation, Warrensburg’s VFW post 4821 is holding its annual Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony and accompanying public dinner celebrating the holiday.
The ceremony is to be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, rain or shine at its traditional site, the Fred Flynn Memorial Park on River St. in Warrensburg.
On Saturday Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the VFW Men’s Auxiliary will be holding a chicken and biscuit dinner to honor veterans. The event, open to the public, is to be held in the Haskell Brothers VFW Post 4821 Hall, located on Main St next to the former Stewart’s store.
The meal includes dessert of strawberry shortcake. The event is free to all veterans and $5 for other citizens.
LG museum seeks O’Keeffe items
The Lake George Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit opening this summer depicting the lives and works of artist Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz — and the role that Lake George played in their lives.
Officials of the Lake George Historical Association are now seeking artifacts to be included in the exhibit, and the public is invited to lend them the materials for display.
Those citizens with stories, artifacts, details, articles, art, and information about O'Keeffe or Stieglitz and his family are urged to contact the museum.
Also helpful would be materials that depict early 20th-century life in Lake George, particularly in the 1930s. To participate, contact Lisa Adamson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
‘Our Toys’ exhibit to open
Warrensburg residents are invited to lend the local history museum a favorite toy from their childhood — the older the better — for "Our Toys," the upcoming exhibit at the Warrensburgh Museum. Submissions must be made by Nov. 14.
The exhibit will open Dec.1 and extend through Jan. 16.
Several people have already brought their contributions in, including several Tonka trucks, a rocking horse, a pull-toy train, board games and a vintage cast-metal motorcycle. The museum is looking for many more items, to make this an exciting exhibit, according to Museum Director Steve Parisi.
“The older the better, and ‘well played with’ condition is okay,” Parisi said.
Dolls are excluded, as they were featured in the popular exhibit "My Dolly," held last December.
All toys will be returned immediately at the close of the exhibit in January.
Details can be obtained at the museum, or from the exhibit curator, Delbert Chambers at 623-3514 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A toy submission form may be found online at the Historical Society website, www.whs12885.org/museum/html.
During the same time period as the toy exhibit, the museum will be "Dressed for the Holidays," featuring displays of antique fur coats and woolens, as well as festive decor.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Visits to the museum can also be arranged on off-hours by calling 623-2207.