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Get To Know Your Neighbors – Nick and Carol Muller Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m

The first event in the Belden Noble Memorial Library’s second season of Get to Know Your Neighbors will feature Racey and Nathan Henderson on Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. Their talk will be followed by Q&A. This event is a fundraiser for the library with a suggested donation of $5.00 (children free).

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.

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

  • June 6: Nick and Carol Muller
  • July 11: Steven Kellogg
  • 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.


There are many ways to read books online for free. Three of the best are listed below.

Open library is one of these. Information about how to borrow books from Open Library can be found here.

Another source for free digital books is Project Gutenberg  which “offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. “

Finally, don’t forget our own Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System access to e-books, digital audiobooks and e-magazines online. To access those using your library card, click here.