Amsterdam Free Library

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August Artist
Linda Buckman, Photography

"I started doing photography 33 years ago when my daughter was born and I became a stay-at-home mom. I loved taking pictures of her and my passion blossomed from that point forward.

I've taken several workshops over the years, participated in several photo tours and taught beginning photography in Fonda. For a few years I had my own photography business, but now I just take photos for my own pleasure.

I belong to the Schenectady Photographic Society and this will be my 22nd year participating with that group. I also belong to the Amsterdam Photo Club and the Mohawk Valley Photographers which is a small group of friends who get together to photograph and "talk story" about all things photographic.

My favorite subject always seems to be what's in front of my lens at any given time, but I seem to be enjoying architectural work more and more these days."
Local Artists Showcase

The Zany Marx Bros. Invade the Library!​
All four Marx Bros. - Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo are presented in their first five movies!

Thursday, August 17 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Paramount Pictures 1932
Directed by Norman McLeod
Thelma Todd, David Landau, Robert Greig

Professor Wagstaff (Groucho) becomes the new Dean of Huxley College to build up the football team by buying professional players. By accident he hires a bootlegger (Chico) and a dogcatcher (Harpo) as the athletes. 
Thursday, August 24 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Duck Soup

Paramount Pictures 1933
Directed by Leo McCarey
Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres

This is the Marx Bros. sustained bit of insanity! The new president of the tiny country, Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) declares war on neighboring Sylvania. A classic farce lampooing political leaders, war, and unquestionable nationalism.
Art Show will be held on Monday, July 30, 2017 6:00-8:00pm