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Posted by Ardyce on October 16th, 2014


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Pumpkin Bake-off Contest

Posted by Ardyce on October 15th, 2014

November 7, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

IMGCall now to register your entry!

Entries will be sold at the end of the evening.

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2014 Pember Festival of Wreaths

Posted by Ardyce on October 13th, 2014

December 5, 2014toDecember 13, 2014



Thank you so much for your interest in participating in our First Annual Pember Festival of Wreaths! In collaboration with the Slate Valley Museum’s popular “Festival of Trees,” the Pember is pleased to announce our first annual “Festival of Wreaths!” Please read the following before completing your Festival of Wreaths Registration Form.

By submitting your Registration Form, you agree to the following guidelines:


  1. Registration deadline is November 15, 2014. Registration is important, as space is limited.
  2. Registration forms and payment should be mailed (checks only) to the Pember Library and Museum, 33 West Main St., Granville, NY 12832. Cash may be brought into the library to complete their registration.
  3. All wreaths must be artificial and must be provided by the participant.
  4. When registering, participants must specify their wreath’s outside diameter. There is a 30-inch diameter limit for wreaths.
  5. Each wreath’s artificial greenery and decorations are to be firmly attached to a secure wire frame for wall hanging.
  6. Each wreath must have a theme and title… for example, personal interests, business, music, holiday, etc. Participants will be asked to submit a name for their wreath and a brief description.
  7. Display Donation Fee is $10. This fee is waived if participants would like to donate their wreath to be auctioned for the benefit of the Pember Library and Museum.
  8. Wreaths must be set up at the Pember on November 30 or December 1st to the 4th.
  9. Wreaths will be displayed at the Pember from December 5th to the 13th.
  10. Wreaths are to be removed on December 16 or 17.

Contacts Information:

Questions and information can be obtained by calling

The Pember Library and Museum at 518-642-2525 or

 We look forward to this opportunity to display your wreaths!

  Are you looking for another holiday activity?

Check out The Slate Valley Museum’s Festival of Trees.

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Pennies for Pember

Posted by Ardyce on June 11th, 2014



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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on October 11th, 2014

October 23, 2014
1:00 pm

The Pember Book Club will be discussing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

from Rebecca Skloots website:

About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

Soon to be made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball, this New York Times bestseller takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

Winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing, the 2011 Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook, and a Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists.

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Pember Board Meeting ~ note change

Posted by Ardyce on October 7th, 2014

October 23, 2014
6:00 pm

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on Thursday, October 23. This month only, the board will meet on the fourth Thursday. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.

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