Saturday, September 16, 2023

Old Forge Library to host Autumn Equinox celebration, Meet-the-Candidates event

Old Forge, NY- Old Forge Library staff has recently announced that they will host a casual Meet-the-Town of Webb-Candidates event on the evening of Tuesday, September 19 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, and an Autumn Equinox Celebration which is slated for Thursday, September 21. See below for more details about these events.

Meet-the-Candidates event on Sept. 19:
On Tuesday, September 19, starting at 5 p.m., the Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Blvd., will host a casual dinner and Meet-the-Candidates event to celebrate National Voter Registration Day.
The community and all candidates running for office in the Town of Webb are invited to attend. There will be no speeches and no microphones, everyone will just gather to enjoy some pasta, meatballs and sides and get a chance to mingle. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of attending candidates in a relaxed setting without an audience. This informal gathering allows for those seeking public office to meet face-to-face with local constituents and provides an opportunity for the public to become more familiar with those running and local issues before Election Day. 
September 19 is National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. It has quickly gained momentum since it was first observed in 2012, with more than 5 million voters registered to vote on the holiday to date. Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day involves volunteers and organizations from all over the country hitting the streets in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts. Voter registration forms and assistance for anyone who wants help will be available all day on September 19. 
There is no charge to attend and eat. The event is family-friendly and open to all.

Autumn Equinox event on Sept. 21:

Community members, neighbors, and friends are invited to an Autumn Equinox Celebration on Thursday, September 21 starting at 4 p.m. The celebration is a collaboration between the Old Forge Library and Weaving Home. Participants are invited to start the celebration at the library with a painted feather craft. The celebration will then move to a simple ceremony of gratitude for the autumn.

An Equinox happens every six months, once in March and again in September, an equinox splits Earth’s Day almost in half, giving us about 12 hours of daylight and 12 of night. The September 23 Equinox marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The fall equinox has been a day of celebration for cultures since Neolithic or Paleolithic times.

In the current culture here in the West Central Adirondacks, it seems like a moment to stop and take a breath after the busy summer, and enjoy nature’s autumn bounty and color.

All library events are free and open to all. Call (315) 369-6008 to register. Registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are also welcome.


Photo at top: Old Forge Library. Photo by Jamie Organski.

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