The New Lebanon Library has a lot going on over the next few days. Here is a look at the next three events.
Family Crafts Night: Make Seashell Koalas!
All materials provided. For ages 5 and up, although younger siblings are welcome, too.
WHEN: Thursday (June 28)
TIME: 6:30 PM
Please call 518-794-8844 to register.
The Limb Shakers in Concert
An evening of old time jazz and swing with Allen Livermore (tenor saxophone, clarinet and vocals), Alfred Brewer (trombone), and Dan Broad (double bass and vocals).
WHEN: Friday (June 29)
Restoring the Hand House
The Hand House, built in 1788, is one of New Lebanon’s oldest buildings. In May, this historic, but decaying building, was purchased by Mountain Road School. Over the summer it will be renovated for use as an elementary school and in the process, reclaim some of its previous grandeur.
Maintaining the historic integrity of an old building while renovating it for modern use can present some unusual challenges. Stephen Bedford, PhD, the former co-director of the historic preservation program of UMass and Hancock Shaker Village, will address some of these issues, such as balancing costs, code requirements and historic accuracy. He will also discuss what makes a building worth saving and why communities would want to preserve its old structures. He will be joined by a panel of local experts in an audience question and answer.
This program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Mountain Road School,Lebanon Valley Business Association, and the Lebanon Valley Historical Society.
WHEN: Sunday (June 1)
WHERE: New Lebanon Library
All events are being held at the New Lebanon Library (550 State Route 20, New Lebanon)