Novelist Liam Callanan is coming to the library
Liam Callanan — novelist, teacher, journalist and brother of Erin Hall! — is coming to the our library on Saturday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. for a book signing and reading from his new novel, Paris By the Book.  Publisher’s Weekly described the book as a beautifully drawn portrait of a woman interrupted, set among the exquisite magi of Paris where life frequently emirates art and the ghosts of the past linger just out of sight. You may already be familiar with his first novel, Cloud Atlas, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award.

Belden Noble LibraryGet to Know Your Neighbor!
From May through December, you will have opportunities to meet and get to know several of your neighbors at the library.   Some are well known beyond Essex, others not so much, but each has made a mark in some profession or field of endeavor as an entrepreneur, artist, public servant or volunteer. We believe their presence among us has contributed to the quality of life of our town and enriched our lives. They will talk about the interests and motivations that inspire their lives, the specific activity or activities that have absorbed their energies and how Essex has inspired or shaped these activities. The series will be held on the first Thursday of May through December. Here are the participants for 2018.
May 3:
Mary Nell Bockman and Andy Buchannan
June 7: Shirley and Jim LaForest
July 5: Libby and George Pataki
August 2: Jori and Andy Wekin
September 6:  Norma Goff
October 4: Karen Judge Dalton and Rick Dalton
November 1: Kristin Kimball
December 6: Ron Jackson


New Books

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Glass Houses by Louise PennyThe Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnNo Man's Land by David BaldacciStill Me by JoJo Moyes

Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow WallsNomadland by Jessica BruderA Field Guide to Ticks by Susan Carol HauserGrant by Ron Chernow

Renovations Update

Our library renovations are complete, and the upstairs children's room, adult reading lounge and our new deck are now open for use. These exciting changes are thanks to those of you who told us how important your library is by donating generously to our capital campaign. Those donations were the seed money that allowed us to apply for grant funds from the State.

The new Children's Room is finished! Come visit and enjoy the Lego table, doll house, play kitchen, craft area, toys, and most
importantly - BOOKS! 

Our new Adult Reading Lounge is done as well, and you are welcome to come enjoy the beautiful lake view while you read, relax, use our wireless Internet connection, or just sit and spend time with friends. 


Belden Noble Memorial Library
2759 Essex Rd.
PO Box 339
Essex, New York, 12936
Tel. and fax (518) 963-8079
E-mail – beldennoblelibrary@gmail.com
Director: Tom Mangano

Winter Hours (October 1)
Monday 1-4
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 1-6
Friday 12-5
Saturday 10-5

Summer Hours (May 1)
Monday 2-4
Tuesday 2-4
Wednesday 2-4
Thursday 1-6
Friday 12-5
Saturday 10-5

The Belden Noble Memorial Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity (tax ID# 14-1458767)