Please note that author events are by invitation only.
Book Signing: David Siegenthaler
Saturday, May 21
At this book signing event, we welcome you to meet David Siegenthaler!
Born in 1935 in Utica, Siegenthaler served in the U.S. Air Force as a young man. His writing career began as a public relations specialist with the Saratoga Harness Racing Association, where he wrote human interest articles for a trade magazine.
Siegenthaler retired after a 34-year career with the Savings Bank of Utica. In 1993, he took writing up again, creating a number of works related to local history. These include "New York State's Mohawk Valley" and "More of Everything Else: Saratoga-Lexington-Thoroughbred." He also published a collection titled "Just Some Poetry."
Author Visit: Dyann Nashton
Saturday, June 4
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Main: An Anthology features 12 stories about the stores, services, and specialty shops that once ruled Main Street America. Native Roman Dyann Nashton is one of the incredible writers featured in the compellation.
Nashton's short work, Candy is Strong when the Marrow is Sweet, offers a nostalgic exploration of her youth in Rome as she worked at the family business, Candy Land.
At this event, Nashton will read from the text. Turkey Joints, the confection around which the narrative revolves, will be available for purchase, as will signed copies of the book.
Book Club Meet-Up:
The Ride of Her Life
Wednesday, June 8
The K&L Book Club's pick for June is this incredible memoir. Join us for the discussion on June 8 - no RSVP necessary!
In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live.
But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness.
Utica's First Jewish Cultural Festival
Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM-8:00 PM
JCC of Utica (2310 Oneida Street)
The Mohawk Valley's Jewish community will offer its very first cultural festival at the JCC of Utica!
Enjoy delicious kosher food, live Klezmer music, and more! Keaton & Lloyd will be present with an assortment of Jewish literature, cards, and gifty stuff.