In the Adirondack Library Series

Calling all readers and book lovers!

Join us each month for the Adirondack Experience’s new virtual book series “In the Adirondack Library,” featuring recently published books about the North Country. Explore Adirondack life, history, and culture with a diverse group of regional writers.

The series presents new books through selected readings and illustrated talks by the authors; followed by thoughtful interviews with North County Public Radio’s Mitch Teich, host of North Words; and lively Q&A sessions. This season’s authors examine the lives and work of Adirondack photographers and sculptors; provide new insights about the role of the wilderness and camping in American culture; and illuminate the experiences of Black communities in the North Country.

Programs are Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Each requires a separate registration. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the link to the program.

Missed one? Recordings will be available below after each live program.

Books featured in the series will be available at the ADKX Store. Museum members receive a 10% discount.

About the Interviewer

Mitch Teich, station manager of North Country Public Radio and host of North Words, conducts the author interviews for the Adirondack Experience’s “In the Adirondack Library” virtual book series. His weekly show North Words features conversations with people from around the North Country about what makes living here special and unique. Enjoy Mitch’s thoughtful, engaging interviews during the museum’s monthly Monday night programs and in episodes of his podcast every Friday afternoon.

Upcoming Events

The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier by Amy Godine

November 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a virtual program. In August 1846, the land-rich abolitionist Gerrit Smith unveiled his plan to parcel out 120,000...

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Making Camp: A Visual History of Camping's Most Essential Items and Activities by Martin Hogue

December 11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a virtual program. An illustrated history of the evolution of camping from the late nineteenth century through present...

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Adirondack Photographers, 1850-1950 by Sally Svenson

January 8, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a virtual program. Offers a comprehensive look at the first one hundred years of photography through the lives of...

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African Americans of St. Lawrence County: North Country Pioneers by Bryan Thompson

February 12, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a virtual program. Discover the Black pioneers who shaped St. Lawrence County through grit and determination. From...

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Seneca Ray Stoddard: An Intimate Portrait of an Adirondack Legend by Daniel Way

March 11, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a virtual program. This biography of Seneca Ray Stoddard is the story of a remarkable American from upstate New York...

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Previous In the Adirondack Library Series Events

“In the Adirondacks: Dispatches from the Largest Park in the Lower 48” by Matt Dallos

Monday, September 11, 2023 | 7:00 pm

An immersive journey into the past, present, and future of a region many consider the Northeast’s wilderness backyard. Out of all the rural areas of the United States, including those in the West, which are bigger and propped up by more-pervasive myths about adventure and nation and wilderness and freedom, the Adirondacks has accumulated a well-known identity beyond its boundaries. Untouched, unspoiled, it is defined by what we haven’t done to it. Combining author Matt Dallos’s personal observations with his thorough research of primary and secondary documents, In the Adirondacks rambles through the region to understand its significance within American culture and what lessons it might offer us for how we think about the environment.

About the Author

Matt Dallos is a PhD candidate in history at Cornell University, where he teaches environmental writing seminars. He also runs Thicket Workshop, a design firm specializing in plant-focused, ecological public and private landscapes. His academic research investigates how histories of design, wildness, and spontaneous vegetation offer insights into American environmental thought. He lives in the Finger Lakes of New York.