Come join the Friends of the Library on Sunday, November 2nd at their 25th annual Autumn Affair. Social hour starts at noon and lunch will be served at 1:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by Cohoes’ own Sonny and Perley. Honored guests will be Barbara and John McDonald Jr. The festivities will be held at the Cohoes Senior Center on Mohawk Street in Cohoes. Tickets are $20 a piece. Great entertainment, great food and great prizes to be raffled off. We look forward to seeing you there.
Richard Jury has been a popular character since being introduced by Martha Grimes in The Man With a Load of Mischief in 1981. On November 19, at 10:30 am, the Mystery Book Club will discuss this book, The Old Fox Deceived and The Anodyne Necklace (the first 3 in the series.) Jury, a chief inspector, and later superintendent, with Scotland Yard and his friend, Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles, have appeared in 23 books with the latest (Vertigo 42) published in 2014. The titles in most of the novels refer to the places where part of the action of each story takes place.
Though known for her British mysteries, Martha Grimes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a long time Anglophile who went from poetry to prose with her first Richard Jury novel. Since she sent the novel “over the transom” – without an agent – she may never have been published if an editor at Little, Brown, Inc. hadn’t discovered her novel in a “slush pile” – where unsolicited manuscripts are dumped for editorial assistants to read. After a small printing of only 3,000 copies, the rest, as they say, is history.
Books are available at the Library. For additional information about the book club, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “book club” in the subject line.
In 2004 The Rotary Club of Cohoes started a collectible series of Christmas ornaments featuring historic landmarks in the City of Cohoes. Following are the ornaments in the series: 2004-the Cohoes Falls; 2005-the Harmony Mills; 2006-the Cohoes Music Hall; 2007-the Cohoes Mastodon; 2008-Cohoes City Hall; 2009-The Half Moon; 2010-Silliman Memorial Church; 2011-the Van Schaick Mansion; 2012-Keveny Memorial Academy; 2013-Cohoes High School. This year’s ornament is the Cohoes Public Library.
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Come join us at the Library on October 20th at 6:00pm for a class on disaster preparedness. The Red Cross will conduct this class and give a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The session will provide information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, and what to do when disaster strikes.
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