The Water Knife

We will be discussing “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi at our next “Pushing the Limits of Change” meeting, coming up next Monday!  Please sign up for dinner as well as participation in weather -spotting training.  Join the conversation to Push the Limits in our community!


Check the Weather Often?

We’re looking for some weather spotters in Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake.  In coordination with our program on Climate Change you can sign up for free weather spotter training on Monday, October 16.  The program will take place at 6 PM at the theater. We need 10 people to sign up IN ADVANCE to make this happen so call the library and sign up!

Dave Ruch planning a visit

Dave Ruch will be performing Traditional Music of the Adirondacks on Sunday, October 8 at 7 PM, at the Indian Lake Theater.  This is a free family concert, the final event of the Library Program, Tall Tales &Short Tunes: Family Literacy through Story and Song.  It’s free, For-Everyonefunded and made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Climate and Weather Resources Hurricane Update

National Hurricane Center

Climate Prediction Center from the National Weather Service

Weather Glossary from the National Weather Service

Climate Change Glossary from the British Broadcasting Company

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

US Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report (Fifth Order Draft, 28 June 2017). This is a final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies. The report is part of the National Climate Assessment that is mandated by congress every four years. Some refer to this as the ‘leaked’ report, but this draft, and previous drafts, have been available online for many months.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (climate indicators) published a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States (Fourth Edition, 2016)’. The authors state that: “The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events–like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures–are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities.”

Thanks to PLACE, Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement: Environmental Literacy Through Climate Change Discussions.  PLACE is a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working in partnership with the National Weather Service, Califa Library Group, DawsonMedia Group, and Goodman Research Group.