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ANCIENT STONES Prehistoric Burial Sites in Scotland and Ireland-Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.
Ed and Bernie Douglas visited Ireland and Scotland in 1999, exploring prehistoric burial sites. Some of these sites are well known, but finding others required knocking on farmers’ doors and asking for directions. Most sites are of single burials; others are large ceremonial circles and group mounds.

Ed will show slides of these locations.

Free and open to the public; donations always welcome.

Get To Know Your Neighbors – August 22: Steven Kellogg at 7:00 p.m

This series offers 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.

These events are a fundraiser for the library with a suggested donation of $5.00 (children free).

The series is held on the first Thursday of the month. Here are the remaining events in this year’s series:

  • July 11: Steven Kellogg –POSTPONED TO AUGUST 22 at 7:00 PM
  • August 1: John Mesick
  • September 5: Jan and John Fortune
  • October 3: Erin and Mark Hall


Did you know the Belden Noble Library has museum passes you can borrow? The passes are available to valid card holders only and must be picked up at and returned to the Belden Noble library – they cannot be sent via inter-library loan.  Passes are on a first-come first serve basis and can not be reserved. Passes must be returned within 3 days of check out.

Wild Center Discovery Card – provides the cardholder with admission for 2 adults at a discounted price of $10 each, along with 4 children up through the age of 17 who enter free of charge.  Children 4 and under are always free and do not count toward the number of free youth admissions.

ECHO Library Pass – reduces the admission price to $7/person for parties up to 4 people.

Fort Ticonderoga Coupon – allows 10% off general admission for up to 4 people (applies to general admission only).

Adirondack Experience The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake Library Membership Program Pass –  present your library card with this pass and receive 50% discount on admissions up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and all children up through the age of 17.  Children 5 years of age and under are free.


Did you know the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System has a banjo you can check out? They also have pickle ball equipment, VR headsets, baking pans, Big Idea kits, toys, book club kits and many more unusual items not normally found in a library.

All are available to be borrowed, free of charge with your library card. To explore what’s available, click here:
Library of Things