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Civil War Program with Mike Russert, October 29th at 7:00 pm

“We were marched hither and dither:” The 123rd New York Infantry at Gettysburg

Michael Russert will present a program on the Washington County 123rd Regiment. The presentation will be at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

The Washington County Regiment was actively engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-2-3, 1863. An unidentified soldier from Hartford remarked that during the battle, the 123rd Regiment was moved “hither and dither.”  Using a number of first-person accounts, the experiences of the members of the regiment will be traced.

123rd regimentMonument to the 123rd regiment of Washington County at Gettysburg

Story Hour Begins September 15th!

The Cambridge Public Library Preschool Story Hour will begin on Tuesday, September 15th! Join us every Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00 for reading, crafts, and a light snack.


The Geek Squad Returns to the Cambridge Public Library!

Technology students from Cambridge Central School are once again staffing the Cambridge Public Library for the summer to assist patrons with their computer or device questions. This year’s Geek Squad participants include:

Digby Baker-Porazinski

Digby returns to the Geek Squad as a mentor for his second year. Last year Digby built two computers for the library, while also assisting many patrons with their technology questions.

Delaney Smith
Delaney returns as a mentor to the new Geek Squad members. After working as a Geek Squad member last summer, she remained an employee of the Cambridge Public Library throughout the school year.

Abigail Daniels
Abby, a soon-to-be junior at Cambridge Central School, joins the Geek Squad for the summer of 2015. She has been interested in technology since eighth grade, and is excited to share her knowledge with the patrons of the Cambridge Public Library.

Audrey Roosevelt
Audrey joins the Geek Squad for the first time this summer. A frequent flyer at the Cambridge Central School high school library, she can’t wait to begin assisting patrons and answering questions as a part of this popular program.

Recently, the Cambridge Public Library’s Geek Squad program was presented with the Southern Adirondack Library System’s Library Program of the Year Award for its innovative collaboration between Cambridge Central School and the public library.

Students will be in the library for most hours when the library is open. Assistance is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment. The Cambridge Public Library’s hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30-9:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-5:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. For more information about the Geek Squad program please call the library at 677-2443.

Museum Passes for Checkout!

Looking for something educational to do this summer? The Cambridge Public Library now offers passes to local museums to be checked out to patrons! Available are passes to:

The Adirondack Museum
(Entitles patron to 50% off admission for 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18.)

The Hyde Museum
(Entitles patron to free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18.)

The Saratoga Children’s Museum
(Entitles patron to free admission for 4 people.)

Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home
(Entitles patron to free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18.)

MASS MoCA (The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)
(Entitles patron to free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16.)

Bennington Museum

(Entitles patron to free admission for 2 adults, children under the age of 18 are always free.)

To take advantage of these passes, please ask at the main desk.

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Sit & Knit Group

Bring those knitting needles and crochet hooks every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Bring those unfinished projects and learn something new!

Chess Boards Available

We now have chess boards available to be signed out! Challenge your friend to a game on a sunny day and take it out to the gazebo. Boards must be returned 15 minutes before the library closes.