November 25, 2013
Joseph Cutshall-King will speak on Monday, December 2, at 7:00 pm at Easton Library on 1074 NYS Route 40 in Easton. The presentation will include a book reading and signing.
The Burning of The Piping Rock offers a shocking solution to the unsolved arson of the Piping Rock Casino in Saratoga Springs, New York on the night of August 16, 1954. In the novel, a dying man sits alone in July 1987, racing against his death to tape his story of how he was blackmailed into helping an arsonist burn Piping Rock Casino. Two decades later, the tapes are played for the first time by his son, who hears his father’s unexpected and increasingly horrifying confession of deception, double cross and death involving the mob and New York’s social elite.
The Burning of The Piping Rock is set against the backdrop of the 1949-1951 investigations of the US Senate’s Kefauver Committee on organized crime in America. The Kefauver Committee targeted America’s “crime hubs,” which included Saratoga Springs, where high society and the underworld mingled amidst the glamour of the racetrack and illegal casinos, such as Piping Rock.
The Burning of The Piping Rock combines true local history with fictional mystery, and is Cutshall-King’s first novel. The author has written several local histories and for nineteen years wrote a column on local history published weekly in the Post-Star.
November 15, 2013
This fall everyone has a chance to say what brings them to Easton Library and what will keep them coming in the years ahead. A simple survey is available at the library or you may receive a friendly call from a library board member.
Change is ever-present in our lives and the staff and library board of trustees are looking at some ways to stay relevant to our users needs and provide the best possible service.
Changes being considered are:
- New and expanded hours
- Additional computers
- Increased activities and programs
Your input will help us make the right choices!
October 26, 2013
Gwen and Alijah show some of the new audio books on CD that have been added to the Easton Library collection for children and teens. The Stewarts Holiday Match Program provided the funds that made these purchases possible.
October 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Come to the library, trim the tree and join in the fun with stories, songs and treats for the children. Everyone welcome.
October 1, 2013
Meets every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
This exercise and education program for older adults encourages participants to take steps to build and maintain strong bones. It is led by trained volunteers under the direction of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Warren, Washington and Hamilton counties. To learn more about this program, stop by the library or call 692-2253. Health forms required for participation are available at the library.
August 29, 2013
Join us each Wednesday morning at 10:00 for a fun-filled story hour for children ages birth to 5 years old. Simple crafts are included. Dry snacks and spill-proof cups are welcome.
Story hour follows the Greenwich Central School calendar. We will not meet when G.C.S. is closed for snow days. If in doubt about library closure, please call 692-7164.
January 23, 2012
In the fall of 2009 writer and historian, Teri Gay launched her book Strength Without Compromise: Womanly Influence and Political Identity in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Rural Upstate New York. The Political Equality Club of Easton is highlighted and the work of its two most ardent leaders, Lucy Allen and Chloe Sisson, showcases the Easton club members commitment to “votes for women.”
New York Archives magazine, in its Fall 2011 issue, also features the women of the Easton P.E.C. and the unique approch taken by those rural women in seeking to gain the vote. Stop by the library to borrow this magazine and read The Suffragists of Easton also written by Teri Gay.
“Strength Without Compromise” is part of the Easton Library collection and is available for loan. Signed copies are available for purchase also at the library.
June 21, 2011
Julia Hoover, Easton Library trustee, receives her patron identification card, which can be used at any library in the Southern Adirondack Library System and the Mohawk Valley Library Association.
If you have not already done so, please stop in during library hours to get your library card.