2019 Community Activities - March
Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly became a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity; however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all.
Local author and Waterford Town Historian, Russ VanDervoort, will present a program about life along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers. He is the author of Canal Canaries and Other Tough Old Birds - a fascinating family memoir chronicling the lives of a successful and hard-working New York State canal family. VanDervoort family members worked New York State waterways for two centuries. They captained tugboats on the Hudson River and Erie Canal, lived year-round on the water, and witnessed countless changes, from slow mule-driven tows, to the steam engine, and to the massive diesel-powered barges of the twentieth century Champlain Barge Canal. He will bring photos and other family artifacts to his talk.
Russ will have copies of his book available for purchase following the event.
Neighboring Community Reads
To see what our neighboring communities are reading
One County One Book
Our goal is to bring people in our community together through the shared reading and discussion of a common book. Our choices inspire rich discussion and community activities and encourage younger readers to participate through companion books and related activities.