African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners: They became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.
Visit the libraries listed below to see this exhibition that celebrates the achievements of African American pioneers in medicine by highlighting past and contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and foster future excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.
Made possible thanks to a grant provided by the Adirondack Foundation.
Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 24
Mooers Free Library 25 School Street Mooers, NY 12958
Saturday, February 24 – Friday, March 8
Wead Library 64 Elm Street Malone, NY 12953
Friday, March 8 – Friday, March 22
Black Watch Memorial Library 99 Montcalm Street Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Anyone can advocate for their public library! We need many voices to tell leaders in the Legislature why libraries are essential.
Advocacy helps to inform people about library services and their value to the community. It can influence important decisions about legislative and budget priorities in order to strengthen libraries in New York State and ensure that they have the resources to continue offering these important services.
Submit a Video for NYLA’s “I Am A #LibraryAdvocate” Campaign. NYLA is asking #LibraryAdvocates to share why #nylibraries are important to you via video! Whether you are a seasoned library advocate, or this is your first Library Advocacy Day – they want to hear from you. These videos will be shared via NYLA’s social media channels.
Share Your Story. Tell NYLA why you love your library and how it is important to your community. Use the hashtags #LAD24, LibraryAdvocate, and #nylibraries to tell your story. NYLA will retweet/reshare your post throughout the day!
If you are affiliated with a library, there is strength in numbers! Please consider attending an in-person OR virtual legislative office visit with your fellow #LibraryAdvocates. NYLA will have a listing of all the legislative office visits on their website.
Check out our advocacy page for additional links, talking points, and information about contacting your representatives.
From foundational basics to advanced proficiency, libraries have your language-learning needs covered!
Mango Languages is language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages. It offers the ability to download for learning in the car, progress tracking, and culture notes that enhance the learning experience. With Mango Reader, you can go to any website and get translations in real time. This feature is a Google Chrome extension currently available in 12 languages. The new Mango Vocabulary feature allows you to review chapter vocabulary with flashcards and lists, study words by topic, and even create your own personalized vocabulary lists so that you can study what’s most important for your language learning journey. See the video for details. We are excited to announce that Mango has introduced American Sign Language to the Mango Languages platform also!
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
The designation of November as National Native American Heritage Month was signed into law in 1990. Join us in honoring the rich culture, traditions, and achievements of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples as we celebrate this special month of recognition.
The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is pleased to announce that four libraries in Franklin County will be hosting Talking Turtle Stories! Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging presentation filled with cultural and historical information for audiences young and old.
Tuesday, November 28 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Town of Harrietstown Town Hall 39 Main Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983 Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Free Library
Tuesday, November 28 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Tupper Lake Public Library 41 Lake Street Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Wednesday, November 29 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Wead Library 64 Elm Street Malone, NY 12953
Wednesday, November 29 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center 321 State Route 37 Akwesasne, NY 13655
The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. The Library Bill of Rights affirms that libraries should provide books and other resources to meet the needs of all people of the communities that they serve. In addition, they should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. When individuals or groups attempt to remove or restrict materials, it is called a challenge. A banning refers to the removal of those materials.
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a makerspace and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it’s elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
Celebrate and spread the word
Visit your library to see what’s new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating. Do you have friends who don’t have a library card? Invite them to sign up during September.
Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great great uncle’s story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to visit one of the beautiful, kind, wise old apple trees that Johnny planted so long ago to ask how she can help. The tree teaches her that her voice is needed to bring people together to do the right thing.
Support for this work is from Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation – a force for good that pools gifts from generous donors who love the Adirondack region and care about our communities. Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. To learn more, visit adirondackfoundation.org/GenerousActs.
August 2 11:30 AM
Dannemora Free Library 40 Emmons Street Dannemora, New York 12929
August 2 2:30 PM
Peru Free Library 3024 Route 22 Peru, New York 12972
August 23 11:30 AM
Plattsburgh Public Library 19 Oak Street Plattsburgh, New York 12921
August 23 3:00 PM
Chazy Public Library 1329 Fiske Road Chazy, New York 12921
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into public libraries for reading and activities. Throughout Clinton Essex and Franklin counties, a total of 1,041 children registered within our member libraries for Summer Reading 2022. The total number of minutes read by participants was 157,591 and those who recorded by book read a total of 5,396 overall. Libraries offered many grab-and-go craft activities with a total participation of 1,672. The grand total of all programs that included parents and caregivers saw 1,761 participants.
On May 1, 2023, the legacy OverDrive app will be discontinued on both Android and iOS devices. But don’t worry, the newer Libby app – also available for Android and iOS devices – is still accessible with your library card. Libby allows you to borrow ebooks and e-audiobooks to read and listen to on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and for those who have already used the OverDrive app in the past. Want to read on a computer? You can still use the browser version of OverDrive at cefls.overdrive.com!
Want to get to know Libby better? Sign up for a free Getting Started with Libby webinar. This webinar will show you everything you need to know to get started with Libby or to make the switch from the OverDrive app. From downloading the app and signing in, to searching and borrowing titles, placing holds, adjusting your reading settings, and more, Libby experts are here to get you started. The session will even close with a live question and answer portion.