SACKETS HARBOR — Hay Memorial Library in partnership with the Sackets Harbor Ballroom will host a north country authors summer book fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Ballroom, 103 W. Main St.
Guests will be able to browse the titles and selections of more than a dozen local authors who will offer books across a range of genres. There will also be story times, poetry readings, and “Meet the Author” discussions.
Authors and poets scheduled to attend: Natalli Amato, Dani Baker, Stephen Cohen, Dale Hobson, Dan Kantak, Marcia Moore, Aline Newman, Audrey O’Shea, Richard Probert, Linda Warrington Saracini, David Schryver, Terry Simpson and R.D. White.
Read-aloud kids Story Time programs begin at noon and will feature “Bonnie’s Scary Escape,” by Marcia Moore; “Rascally Rabbits” by Aline Newman; “Birdies, Birdies” by Stephen Cohen and “Scout About” by Linda W. Saracini.
Mid-afternoon poetry readings will be with Natalli Amato, Dale Hobson, and Dan Kantak. The nonprofit group Save the River will have a table with copies of “Haas the Great Blue Heron” and a childrens workbook about mussels. The Sackets Harbor Historical Society is offering guidebooks, history books, and local interest publications.
Also, Hay Memorial Library will have a range of gently used books and a colorful collection of jigsaw puzzles for sale.
The day wraps up with a special local history program co-hosted by the library, the Sackets Harbor Battlefield and the Sackets Harbor Historical Society, featuring Keith Arbour in a discussion of “Founding Documents.” Mr. Arbour is launching his newest book, and will discuss the founding of Sackets Harbor and the “Camp Papers” collection.