Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Bolton Landing Man Travels the Road to Santiago de Compostela

On Thursday, September 28th, at the Town Hall at 7pm, Ed Sheridan will have a repeat presentation of the powerpoint presentation on his walk along the St. James’ Way. Also known as El Camino de Santiago, the walk begins at Saint Jean Pied de Port, in France, and travels 500 miles through four of Spain’s 15 regions, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Ed and his wife, Carol had previously done a part of the walk, and Ed had always wanted to go back. This year he did it. At the July presentation, over 100 people attended. Thank God, I forgot to bring refreshments. I won’t forget again.Ed Sheridan

Please join us Wednesday night at 7pm, here at the Bolton Free Library, for a magnificent slide presentation with Walt and Isobel McConnell as they discuss their fascinating trip to Peru. As of this date, I have no other lectures planned, but if anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears.

Library Book Club

The library book club will meet again, after the busy summer months, on September 15th to discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. In October 2012, when she was 15, Malala almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At 16, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. 

The meeting will be at 7pm at the library.

“THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING”
The Bolton Free Library to host program on Evelyn Nesbit

On Wednesday, September 23rd Betty Spinelli will present “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Evelyn Nesbit and the scandal, murder and trial of America’s Gilded Age” at the Bolton Community Center (56 Edgecomb Pond Road) at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the Bolton Free Library, the evening will include Betty’s popular presentation, wine and refreshments.
This is a historically revealing story about American society at the turn of the century – a true story of a beautiful girl and two prominent, very extravagant men. It’s a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and mental instability that resulted in a shocking, cold-blooded murder, at a rooftop theater in New York City in front of nearly a thousand witnesses.
The trial that followed was quickly dubbed “the trial of the century” – it mesmerized the public and helped closed the curtains on America’s “Gilded Age.”

Betty Spinelli and her husband, Joe Stanek, live year-round in Diamond Point.

“THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING”
The Bolton Free Library to host program on Evelyn Nesbit

On Wednesday, September 23rd Betty Spinelli will present “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Evelyn Nesbit and the scandal, murder and trial of America’s Gilded Age” at the Bolton Community Center (56 Edgecomb Pond Road) at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the Bolton Free Library, the evening will include Betty’s popular presentation, wine and refreshments.
This is a historically revealing story about American society at the turn of the century – a true story of a beautiful girl and two prominent, very extravagant men. It’s a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and mental instability that resulted in a shocking, cold-blooded murder, at a rooftop theater in New York City in front of nearly a thousand witnesses.
The trial that followed was quickly dubbed “the trial of the century” – it mesmerized the public and helped closed the curtains on America’s “Gilded Age.”

Betty Spinelli and her husband, Joe Stanek, live year-round in Diamond Point.Evelyn Nesbit

Annual Book Sale

The library’s annual book sale will be held Friday, July 24th, Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday, July 26th. The times for the book sale are as follows: Friday…9am to 8pm, Saturday…9am to 8pm, and Sunday…9am to 3pm. Volunteers are needed.

Part-time Library Assistant

The Bolton Free Library is hiring a summer library assistant. The position starts the week of June 22 and pays $10/hour. Applications are due by June 12th. Please send letter of interest and resume to: Personnel Committee , c/o Bolton Free Library, PO Box 389, Bolton Landing, NY 12814

Library Book Club

The Bolton Free Library hosts a monthly book club, and everyone is welcome to join. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the library, with some exceptions. Occasionally we like to meet in local restaurants or members homes. We do not meet in July and August as the summer months are so busy for everyone. Currently we are reading I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron. In May we are reading A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. Northern Light And in June we will be reading The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. Postmistress