LIBRARY BIRTHDAY PARTY & OPEN HOUSE 2018:
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 2nd, as that will be the day of the library’s annual birthday celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Malvern Public Library! Join the Friends of the Malvern Public Library on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm for our 2nd annual library Birthday Celebration! There will be baked goodies and plenty of exciting activities! ALL are welcome. Admission (and the food) are FREE!
There will be a silent auction for an original piece of artwork commissioned by Fine Arts on Fifth and other unique gift-able items available for purchase: book gift baskets, prints and items featuring the art of Felix Summers, library t-shirts and more. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Malvern Public Library!
GUIDED LIBRARY TOUR
Join our two librarians for a guided tour of the library and learn all about the amazing books, music and movies in our collection! Sign up for the Summer Reading program and learn all about the many free programs offered at our library every day of the week.
SENIOR CENTER MEET AND GREET
Stop in for a cup of coffee and some conversation with our seniors. Learn about all the amazing (and free!) programs provided by our Senior Center every Monday through Friday at the Malvern Public Library.
BOOK CLUB READER’S REVIEWS:
Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds
A Review by John Downey
“This is an historical novel set in the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War. Characters are a mix of historical, composite and the purely fictional. Events described range from the Battle of Oriskany (1777), through raids by Destructors (Loyalists and Iroquois) such as the Attack on German Flats (September 1778) and the Cherry Valley Massacre (November 1778), to the rout of William Butler’s raiding party in 1781. Adam Helmer’s Run is covered in detail, where he outran a half dozen Mohawk runners to escape and warn of the impending attack on German Flats. On the map, the distance is about 30 miles, and due to hills, streams and dense forest, the distance run by Helmer was considerably more.
The novel follows Gil Martin, who is homesteading a farm in Deerfield on the north bank of the Mohawk opposite present day Utica. Gil brings his new bride (Lana) to his newly constructed cabin, participates in the monthly militia day, marches off to the Battle of Oriskany with General Herkimer and becomes a scout under the tutelage of Adam Helmer. In the process, his farm is burned and cow killed by a raiding Seneca party. He and his wife narrowly escape by a timely warning from Blue Back, a friendly Oneida. Gil spends the war years hiring out as farm help, performing scouting duties and doing whatever is necessary to keep his family and himself alive.
In a sub-plot, we follow a Loyalist who elected to stay rather than decamp to Canada. He is somewhat injudicious in his comments on the war and runs afoul of the Committee of Safety so is sentenced to prison in Connecticut. He escapes, makes it to Niagara and joins Butler’s Rangers.”
Our Book Club meets regularly every Tuesday night at 5:00 pm. We would love to see you there!
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