Cambridge Public Library

21 West Main Street Cambridge, NY, 12816 518-677-2443

January 27, 2015
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Tax Help Saturdays


The Cambridge Public Library is pleased to have New York State certified tax consultant, Erin Boggan, available at the library for two Saturdays, January 31st and February 7th. There is no appointment necessary, this service is on a first come, first served basis. Erin will be available from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for both days. If you meet the eligibility requirements (an annual income of $53,000 or less) you may take advantage of this service.

January 22, 2015
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Ancestry and Heritage Quest are here!

Attention genealogists and family history researchers! You can now access Ancestry.com for free at the Cambridge Public Library. Just come into the library and look for one of the three computers with the orange tag on the monitor. Ancestry is located on the desktop.

Heritage Quest another genealogy database is now available online to Cambridge Public Library patrons. Just search the ONLINE RESOURCES link on our website and find Heritage Quest under the genealogy sources listed. Have your library card available since you will need to log on with your library card number.

The “Washington County Post” from 1849-1988 is now available online. Go to “Old Fulton New York Postcards” a newspaper digitization website at www.fultonhistory.com and follow the instructions to search their database. The Washington County Post is listed as “North White Creek Washington County Post.”

January 22, 2015
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The Stars Beckon… Saturday, February 21st.


Have you every wondered about the night sky in the Northeast? What constellations do we see? What planets are visible? Well wonder no more!! Planetarium Adventures is returning to the Cambridge Public Library with their unique inflatable planetarium for three shows about the night sky in our area. Come to the library or call to sign up for one of the three sessions at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Each session lasts for approximately 1 hour. Please call the library at 677-2443 to reserve your spot for this program as space is limited. Please note: the program does require participants to crawl into the planetarium.

January 9, 2015
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Chess Club begins Friday, February 6th at 6:30pm

Calling all chess players or those who would like to learn how to play…the Cambridge Public Library will be hosting a chess club Friday evenings beginning February 6th from 6:30 until 8:00 pm. Chess sets are available at the library to use, but if you have one to donate, they are always welcome. Bob Woodward, a local chess aficionado, will be on hand to assist new players and pair seasoned players. For more information, please call the library at 677-2443.

December 27, 2014
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“Organization Makes Complexity Possible”


On Saturday, February 28th, the Cambridge Public Library will host a Science Enrichment program for kids in the middle level grades and beyond with Mr. Howard Romack. During this presentation, students will investigate how selected systems of the human body work together to make up the complex organism. Comparative Anatomy will include organs and tissues from a cow to illustrate pathways of transport, qualifications of ideal respiratory surfaces and functions of nervous systems. The participants will journey through evolutionary pathways from invertebrates to complex vertebrates.
We will review osmosis and diffusion (remember the egg we placed in vinegar?) to understand the function of red blood cells (view through a microscope) and plasma in the transport of materials. Opening the magnificent 4-chambered heart of the cow will allow the kids to view the chambers, valves and vessels that regulate the flow of a liquid tissue throughout the body.
Next, we will inflate a set of cow’s lungs to understand how circulation and respiration work together. Again, the principals of osmosis and diffusion are emphasized. (We will also see who has the most hot air!)
Later, we will open a cow’s eye and describe the functions of the various parts. Using comparative anatomy, we will illustrate the similarities of structure and function of the cow’s eye to our own. Our nervous system, among other responsibilities, controls the movement of our skeleton. Participants will observe bone tissue, the function of marrow and the jobs that muscles, ligaments and tendons play in our everyday life.

Mr. Romack will present this program twice, the first session will be from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and then the second session will be from from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Feel free to sign up for one of the two sessions.

In the Spring, we will spend a day at lake Lauderdale investigating local plants and animals- their special adaptations, how they are classified and ecological concepts. Most importantly, the kids will discover their roles as Environmental Custodians on “This Place Called Earth”.
Please call the Cambridge Library at 677-2443 for information regarding these programs.

September 29, 2014
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JIGSAW PUZZLE EXCHANGE

Have you been wondering what you will do on those long winter nights, when you have finished reading your library book, watched that library borrowed DVD and it’s just too cold to go out to your car and get that audiobook? Well wonder no more! The Friends of the Library are hosting a jigsaw puzzle exchange in the community room at the Cambridge Public Library. Bring a jigsaw puzzle (with all it’s pieces and in a box please!) and pick up a puzzle to bring home.

November 18, 2013
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Health Care Help

If you are concerned about your health insurance options, the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center will be using the Cambridge Public Library as a Health Navigation Site. If you need assistance signing up for health insurance, please schedule an appointment with a Health Navigator provided by the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center by calling 792-3537. Appointments will be scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the library.

April 18, 2013
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Do you own an e-reader?

Help and assistance is available at the Cambridge Public Library with downloading library e-books to a Nook, Kindle or Kobo e-reader.  Please call the library at 677-2443 to make an appointment for assistance.

September 20, 2012
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Preschool Story Hour

Preschool story hour at the Cambridge Public Library is an opportunity for preschoolers and their caregivers to listen to a story, participate in an age appropriate activity and have a peanut free snack. Heather Sweet, our story hour coordinator, not only incorporates stories with crafts and activities but organizes field trips too!  Please join us for this charming time with your child.

Preschool Story hour is held every Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. except during school vacation or when school is closed for inclement weather. All preschool children and their caregivers are welcome.