LIBRARY NOTES — December 2010

apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

The Italian Circle continues to attract new participants and at their November meeting were treated to a talk on the wines of Campania by Albert Verdesca, who at one time had his own wine business. A wee bit of tasting went on in an effort to demonstrate the differences between varieties, but all attending showed the restraint appropriate to such an educational evening.  The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm here at the Library.

A good crowd showed up for the Community Potluck Dinner arranged by Laurie McIntosh to exchange ideas about the Catskill Learning Cooperative she is developing. If the level of enthusiasm generated during the evening was any indication, the idea will surely be a success.

Our parking lot is now illuminated! With an eye towards increasing safety to our patrons and staff, while also keeping the impact on the night sky and our neighbors at a minimum, two pole lights were installed. During the dark, cold nights of winter this will be a welcome improvement for those traversing the lot.


Merna Popper and the Cyrelson family were among those sharing ideas at the potluck supper.

On Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm, Tulku Sherab, a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist teacher and local resident,  will read from and discuss his book of memoirs and reflections, A Path Strewn with Flowers and Bones.  The author is currently Executive Director at  the Blazing Wisdom Institute located right here in Andes.  ~