The Library Reading Series brings award-winning regional authors to libraries in your towns and villages.

All the readings are free and open to the public, and made possible by a generous grant through the Lake Placid Education Foundation.


Terror in the Adirondacks Mountains, the True Story of Serial Killer Robert Garrow

with Lawrence Gooley on July 13 at 7pm at Lake Pleasant Public Library

Join award-winning author Lawrence Golley for a presentation and discussion about “Tracking Robert Garrow”. There will be books for sale before and after the program.

We Were There; World War II Stories from the Adirondacks’ Greatest Generation

with Daniel Way on July 19 at 7pm at Lake Pleasant Public Library

Daniel Way will be giving a vividly illustrated presentation and reading from his lastest book and Adirondack Literary Award winning book, “We Were There; World War II Stories from the Adirondacks’ Greatest Generation”. That and other books will be available for purchase after the talk.

An Adirondack Vacation in 1890

with Neil Suprenant on July 19 at 6pm at Hillview Free Library

What would it have been like to vacation in the Adirondack Mountains in 1890? How would you have gotten here? Where could you have stayed? What would there have been to do? These are just some of the questions that will be answered when you travel back in time to ride the stagecoaches, visit the rustic accommodations and hunt and fish in the newly opened wilderness. See what your 1890 vacation would have been like.

An Afternoon with Neal Burdick

on August 14 at 2pm at Lake Pleasant Public Library

Neal Burdick has been a writer, editor and writing instructor since 1977. He has published essays, reviews, interviews, feature articles, poems and a short story; almost all of the pieces have focused on the Adirondacks.

True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans Adirondack Route

with Erik Schlimmer on August 18 at 6pm at Lake Pleasant Public Library

Enjoy an evening with author Erik Schlimmer as he presents a multi-media program that showcases his 100 best photos from the range. Accompanying these fine photos is a narration of place name history, park management, and flora and fauna. Not to be missed!

An Evening of Lively Storytelling

with Joseph Bruchac on August 22 at 6pm at Plattsburgh Public Library

Enjoy an evening with author Joseph Bruchac for lively storytelling, song, and discussion with award-winning local author and Abenaki culture expert. Book signing to follow presentation. All ages are welcome.