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Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:30 AM Great Decisions - Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    518.388.4500   
   

The Great Decisions discussion series is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association.  The FPA publishes a discussion guide, which presents a comprehensive balanced review of each topic.  The guide is helpful, but not mandatory.  A copy of the guide may be purchased by contacting Tony Mogro 374-1377 (amogro@nycap.rr.com) or Fred Eddy 346-1683 (frededdy7@gmail.com) while supplied last.

This week's topic: U.S. POLICY TOWARDS AFRICA

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
school_microscope 12:00 PM Connecting Scientists and Engineers to Business Opportunities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

SCIENCE SERIES
Coordinated by Walter Grattidge

CONNECTING SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS TO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITES
Jon Glass, President of Wise Labs, Schenectady

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:30 AM Great Decisions - Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    518.388.4500   
   

The Great Decisions discussion series is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association.  The FPA publishes a discussion guide, which presents a comprehensive balanced review of each topic.  The guide is helpful, but not mandatory.  A copy of the guide may be purchased by contacting Tony Mogro 374-1377 (amogro@nycap.rr.com) or Fred Eddy 346-1683 (frededdy7@gmail.com) while supplied last.

This week's topic: SYRIA'S REFUGEE CRISIS

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Club: The Quilter's Legacy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Join us as we discuss the novel The Quilter's Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini

 

    Location: Central Library
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM Book Club: Unpublished Manuscript Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Join us as we discuss an unpublished manuscript from a community member.

 

    Location: Central Library
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM Book Club: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Join us as we discuss the novel The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer.

 

    Location: Central Library
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM WORDS IN PROGRESS - Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   518-388-4511   
   

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-Writing Your Life-
Saturdays
March 14, 21, 28
10am-12pm
Dixon Board Room at Central


Writing memoirs is like putting a frame around your life. Explore memories and bring the past to life on the page in a three-part writing workshop. Seasoned and beginning writers are welcome to this fun, supportive workshop designed to give shape to experience. Fiction writer Susannah Risley will facilitate this journey.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button below or call 388.4511.
Space is limited. Those registering must attend all three sessions.
Funded in part by The Friends of the Library and Poets & Writers, Inc.

    Location: Central Library
   
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
school_microscope 12:00 PM A PHYSICAL SCIENTIST LOOKS AT ECONOMICS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

SCIENCE SERIES
Coordinated by Walter Grattidge

A PHYSICAL SCIENTIST LOOKS AT ECONOMICS
Richard Messmer PhD., GE Research and Development, ret.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:30 AM Great Decisions - Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    518.388.4500   
   

The Great Decisions discussion series is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association.  The FPA publishes a discussion guide, which presents a comprehensive balanced review of each topic.  The guide is helpful, but not mandatory.  A copy of the guide may be purchased by contacting Tony Mogro 374-1377 (amogro@nycap.rr.com) or Fred Eddy 346-1683 (frededdy7@gmail.com) while supplied last.

This week's topic: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE 21st CENTURY

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
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Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM WORDS IN PROGRESS - Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   518-388-4511   
   

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-Writing Your Life-
Saturdays
March 14, 21, 28
10am-12pm
Dixon Board Room at Central


Writing memoirs is like putting a frame around your life. Explore memories and bring the past to life on the page in a three-part writing workshop. Seasoned and beginning writers are welcome to this fun, supportive workshop designed to give shape to experience. Fiction writer Susannah Risley will facilitate this journey.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button on the March 14th listing or call 388.4511.
Space is limited. Those registering must attend all three sessions.
Funded in part by The Friends of the Library and Poets & Writers, Inc.

    Location: Central Library
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
school_microscope 12:00 PM DNA TESTING THROUGHOUT A LIFETIME: FROM GENES TO GENOMES Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

SCIENCE SERIES
Coordinated by Walter Grattidge

DNA TESTING THROUGHOUT A LIFETIME: FROM GENES TO GENOMES
Ricki Lewis, Science Writer and Geneticist

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_earth 9:30 AM Great Decisions - Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    518.388.4500   
   

The Great Decisions discussion series is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association.  The FPA publishes a discussion guide, which presents a comprehensive balanced review of each topic.  The guide is helpful, but not mandatory.  A copy of the guide may be purchased by contacting Tony Mogro 374-1377 (amogro@nycap.rr.com) or Fred Eddy 346-1683 (frededdy7@gmail.com) while supplied last.

This week's topic: BRAZIL'S METAMORPHOSIS

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
food_beer.GIF 7:00 PM Read 'N Greet Book Club: The Bier Abbey Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

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This isn't your mother's dusty, old book club!

Each month we will get together at a different area bar to discuss cutting-edge, modern literature.

The first book for Read 'N Greet is CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki.

We will be meeting at The Bier Abbey, Tuesday, March 24th @ 7PM.

When you attend and show your SCPL card, The Bier Abbey will take 20% off of your food bill that night!!!

Register by clicking the REGISTER button below or contacting any branch.

 

Be sure to LIKE our special Facebook page to keep up-to-date with this great new program!
https://www.facebook.com/SCPLReadNGreet

   
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM WORDS IN PROGRESS - Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   518-388-4511   
   

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-Writing Your Life-
Saturdays
March 14, 21, 28
10am-12pm
Dixon Board Room at Central


Writing memoirs is like putting a frame around your life. Explore memories and bring the past to life on the page in a three-part writing workshop. Seasoned and beginning writers are welcome to this fun, supportive workshop designed to give shape to experience. Fiction writer Susannah Risley will facilitate this journey.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button on the March 14th listing or call 388.4511.
Space is limited. Those registering must attend all three sessions.
Funded in part by The Friends of the Library and Poets & Writers, Inc.

    Location: Central Library
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_rivers 12:00 PM SPRING COMES TO THE LANDIS ARBORETUM Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

SPRING SPECIAL
Coordinated by Gioia Ottaviano

SPRING COMES TO THE LANDIS ARBORETUM
Fred Breglia will show us the spring beauty of the Arboretum in Esperance.
We will see spring flowers, trees in bud and bloom, and the lovely hillsides of Schoharie County.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Easter Sunday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed Easter Sunday.

Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_rivers 12:00 PM SPRING COMES TO AN ADIRONDACK LAKE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

SPRING SPECIAL
Coordinated by Gioia Ottaviano

SPRING COMES TO AN ADIRONDACK LAKE
Peter Tobiessen, professor emeritus of biology at Union College and author of The Secret Life of a Lake, will take us through the changes that take place in a freshwater lake in the spring.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 14th Annual Poetry Gala Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Noyes   518-388-4500   dnoyes@mvls.info
   

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14th Annual Poetry Gala

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

The Friends of the Library invite you to a memorable afternoon of poetry readings and recitations.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th
McChesney Room

2:00-2:30pm
Gathering with light refreshments

2:30-4:00pm
Readings & Recitations

If you are interested in reading or reciting a poem, please contact Deborah Noyes at dnoyes@mvls.info.
 

 

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
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Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN
Coordinated by Gene Rowland

BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END
By Dr. Atul Gawande

Gawande, a surgeon and New Yorker staff writer, asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end. Reviewed by Chris Rush, who is retired after a lengthy career with New York State in health care planning and financing, with a particular focus on long term care and the development of non- institutional alternatives to nursing homes. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN
Coordinated by Gene Rowland

LESSONS OF HOPE: HOW TO FIX OUR SCHOOL
By Joel Klein

In this revealing and provocative memoir, the former chancellor of the New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s dramatic campaign to improve public education.

Reviewed by Cathy Lewis, President of the Schenectady City Schools Board of Education. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library   388-4500   
   

Friends of SCPL Noon Program

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN
Coordinated by Gene Rowland

PAY ANY PRICE: GREED, POWER and ENDLESS WAR
By James Risen

Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. Risen, an investigative journalist for the NY Times reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war. Reviewed by Sara Foss, columnist and reporter for The Daily Gazette. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed Memorial Day.

Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Independence Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed Friday AND Saturday for Independence Day.

Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed Friday AND Saturday for Independence Day.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
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Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anita McKay     yakcmny@yahoo.com.
   

Calling all writers and wannabees! You are invited to join a peer writing group which meets at the library every Wednesday. All levels and genres are welcome. We ask that you share your work and give and receive constructive feedback. For more information or to attend please contact Anita McKay, yakcmny@yahoo.com

    Location: Central Library
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Labor Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Labor Day.

Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Columbus Day.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Election Day.

Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Veterans Day.

Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving Day.

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