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
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
In 2017, New Zealand officials added new words to the Maori language for mental health and disabilities. The word for Autism is “‘takiwatanga,” meaning “his or her own time and space.”
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that commonly appears in children before the age of three. It is a disorder that impacts typical brain development in the areas of social interaction, communication, and cognitive function. As a spectrum disorder, autistic behaviors and traits are unique to each individual. That is why awareness, acceptance, and understanding are critical to helping people on the spectrum and their families.
This April, the Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY celebrates Autism Acceptance Month. We encourage our community to think about how we can make small changes to support and include people on the spectrum.