Mavens of Mayhem’s monthly meeting is June. 20 Bethlehem Public Library starting at 11:00 am. Our speaker is Amy Lane book buyer for The Open Door bookstore in Schenectady. She will speak to us about what she looks for when purchasing books to stock The Open Doors shelves. All mystery lovers are welcome, hope to see you Saturday.
Monthly meeting tomorrow, May 16, 10:30 am in the Bethlehem Library.
This month we are featuring our own members talking about their favorite mysteries and why they like them. What makes a good mystery? What makes you want to turn the page and what is a big turn off. These questions and more will be answered. Also a reminder that in July we will be having our Picnic so think of some salads, sneaks, desserts and other picnic items to bring. See you Saturday!
Just a reminder of Saturday’s Meeting our guest speaker is Bob Krug. He is a retired Colonie Patrol Officer on the job for 26 years. He will be discussing some of the cases he has worked and compare real life police procedures with what we see on TV. So think up some intriguing questions for Bob to give us the real answers.
Saturday, April 11th at 11AM, local author Frankie Bailey will be at the Schenectady County Public Library to discuss her latest crime novel “What the Fly Saw”, which is set in Albany! Frankie is a professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, and is the author of the mystery “The Red Queen Dies”.
Bob Krug is a retired Colonie Police Officer who has worked for The Colonie Police Force for 26 years. He will be discussing some of the cases he has worked. Also comparing real life Police work to what we see on television. Q&A will follow.
“Every Crime Deserves Context.” UAlbany criminal justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey offers a brief overview of the evolution of American crime and justice.
We’re planning to schedule a writers retreat day for the first weekend in October: bring your calendars!
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Join us at Kinderhook Library Saturday March 7th at 4pm to listen to Mavens Susan Sundwall and Donna Lagone read from their work. Directions:
From the south
Take Route 9 north to the center of Kinderhook Village. Just before the main intersection, bear right at the village green onto Hudson Street (County Route 21). The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.
Alternatively, take Route 9H north. At the Elks Lodge, exit 9H to County Route 21. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you cross the bridge over Kinderhook Creek and enter the village. The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Syvester Streets.
From the north
Take Route 9 south the the center of Kinderhook Village. Turn left at the main intersection onto Hudson Street (County Route 21). The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.
Alternatively, take Route 9H south and exit at the County Route 21 exit. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you enter the village. The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.
February 21: “S is for SEO: The Mystery of the Unfound Website.” Roger Lipera (Lipera Web Design & Consulting) will discuss how to make sure your Web site can be found on the Web and how social media can play a part in that. Mavens chapter meeting program, 10:30 am, Bethlehem Public Library.
February 28: “Homicidal Humor-Cozy Mysteries.” Maven Susan Sundwall, Schenectady Public Library, 10 am.
And looking ahead —
March 1: The Hudson Valley Writers Guild will sponsor a reading by three local authors on Sunday, March 1, at the Albany Public Library Washington Avenue Branch, 161 Washington Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The authors who will read from their recent work are Elizabeth Gordon, (Maven) K.A. Laity and Keith Willis. The reading is part of a continuing series titled “Community of Writers.” The reading is free and open to the public.
March 21: “Every Crime Deserves Context.” UAlbany criminal justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey offers a brief overview of the evolution of American crime and justice.