Showing posts from January 27, 2013

2013 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books

By Diane Chase, Adirondack Family Time Congratulations to Jon Klassen on his 2013 Caldecott Medal for This is Not My Hat and Katherine Applegate for the  2013 Newbery Medal winner for   The One and Only Ivan   as well as all honorees! Annually the  Association for Library Service to Children , a division of the  American Library Association , grants two prestigious awards on the children author/illustrator community, The Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.  According to the American Library Association, t he Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.   The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery and is awarded annually to the author of the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." So if you are looking for new and interesting books for you

Saranac Lake Under the Sea Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

By Diane Chase, Adirondack Family It is once again time for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival . With a theme of 'Under the Sea," there are many opportunities for costumes and ways to reuse those mermaid costumes my daughter has been collecting. Come and enjoy the annual ice castle and all the Saranac Lake as to offer!  THURSDAY, January 31 5:30 p.m.  – 14th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $), call 891-1286 for reservations FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: opening reception “Arts & Flowers: the Village Improvement Society” (Adirondack Artists Guild)* 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: opening reception “Abstraction” (Bluseed Studios)* 7:30 p.m.  –  Coronation Of Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall) Sponsored By Women’s Civic Chamber Post Coronation: Reception following the ceremony, B. P. O. Elks Lodge #1508, cash bar 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Free Juke Box all night long (Captain Cook’s)* 9:30 p.m.: Music – Barika (The Waterho