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Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenville Branch Library   518.386.2243   
   

the unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

 

    Location: Glenville Branch
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Poems and Pavanes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

Join the participants of Dr. Ungar's poetry workshop as they share their work with the public. The Lycaeides Ensemble and guests, an early music consort in the Capital District, will provide the music throughout the program. 

Register by calliong 388.3511

Funding provided by the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring along your hand craft and work along with others for conversation and tip-sharing.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Fiber Fanatics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring your handheld craft and join us for helpful tips and conversation.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Woodlawn Branch Library   518.386.2248   
   

the new kid on the block

 
The poetry of Jack Prelutsky
 
    Location: Woodlawn Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversations on Giving, Serving and Leading Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

Dr. Deidre Hill Butler

Facilitated by Dr. Deidre Hill Butler Sociology Professor and Director, Africana Studies Program at Union College

Why and how do we choose to serve others? What is the nature of the relationship between those who serve and those who are served? If we serve, what sustains and renews us?
Join us for a series of reflective discussions about short readings drawn from world literature, philosophy, and religion. Whether you are a college student or in mid-life and beyond, this will be a time to explore with others what it means to be committed to people in need. Readings will be provided.

Registration is required by calling 388.4511. Participants must attend all 5 sessions.

Dr. Deidre Hill Butler is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Professor Hill Butler’s academic research focuses on the roles of African American women within contemporary stepfamilies and representations of Black middle class women in the Obama era. She has published articles on Afro-Americans in New York Life and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal and the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. She is a lifetime member of the Association of Black Women Historians and contributed an article to Emerging Voices and Paradigms, the organization’s 2008 text. She has also guest-edited a special edition of the Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) on Africana mothering. 

 

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Rotterdam Branch Library   518.356.3440   
   

an invisible thread


An Invisible Thread
by Laura Schroff
 
    Location: Rotterdam Branch
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Non-fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

the warmth of other suns
The Warmth of Other Suns part 1
by Isabel Wilkerson

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Meet Local Author Anne Blankman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Children's Room   518.388.4540   sbutch@mvls.info
   

Anne BlankmanMeet Anne Blankman, local author of Prisoner of Night and Fog
(this program is appropriate for teens and adults)

Anne is a graduate of Niskayuna High School and earned degrees in English and History at Union College. After earning a master’s degree in information science, Anne began working as a youth services librarian. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her family. When she’s not writing young adult fiction, she’s playing with her daughter, training for races with her husband, working at her amazing library branch, learning to knit (badly), and reading. Prisoner of Night and Fog is her debut novel. 

prisoner of night and fog

“Gretchen Müller has grown up in 1920s Germany believing her father sacrificed his life to shield “Uncle Dolf” from a fusillade of police bullets during Hitler’s failed 1923 attempt to overthrow the government. Because of her father’s martyrdom, Gretchen’s family has enjoyed favored status among the Nazis; she is now Hitler’s “favorite pet,” and her (terrifying) older brother works as one of his thuggish Brownshirts. Then Gretchen meets Daniel Cohen, a young reporter who has evidence that her father was not a Nazi hero, but a murder victim. Gretchen refuses to believe it, but as she undertakes her own investigation, she realizes that many things she had accepted as truth are lies.” ~Publisher Weekly (http://www.publishersweekly.com)

A book sale and signing, conducted by the Open Door Bookstore, will follow the progam.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

The Aviator's Wife


The Aviator's Wife
by Melanie Benjamin
 
    Location: Central Library, Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

eleventh man


The Eleventh Man
by Ivan Doig
 
    Location: Central Library, Board Room
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring along your hand craft and work along with others for conversation and tip-sharing.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
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Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Niskayuna Branch Library   518.386.2249   
   

the air between us
The Air Between Us
by Deborah Johnson

 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
Monday May 26, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring along your hand craft and work along with others for conversation and tip-sharing.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Woodlawn Branch Library   518.386.2248   
   

Orange is the new Black

 
by Piper Kerman
 
    Location: Woodlawn Branch
Thursday May 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenville Branch Library   518.386.2243   
   

the power of one

The Power of One
by Bryce Courtenay

 

    Location: Glenville Branch
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

Come hear the author talk about his book “General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth.” There will be a book sale and signing after the program.

About the Book:
This is the first full-length biography of the Civil War general who saved the Union army from catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga, and went on to play major roles in the Chattanooga and Mobile campaigns. Immediately after the war, as commander of U.S. troops in Texas, his actions sparked the “Juneteenth” celebrations of slavery’s end, which continue to this day.
 

About the Author:  
Bob has a Phi Beta Kappa bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University, and an associate’s degree in chemical dependency counseling from HVCC  He worked 21 years in various positions at the Daily/Sunday Gazette of Schenectady, and before that four years as a reporter at the Glens Falls Post-Star. He won two first-place writing awards from the New York Associated Press Association for newspapers with circulation between 50,000 and 250,000. He works part-time at a drug/alcohol halfway house, does freelance work for The Ballston Journal Online, and is writing a historical novel about the last four months in the life of Ulysses S. Grant. He worked two seasons as site interpreter at Grant Cottage.

 

 

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

The language of flowers


The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
    Location: Central Library, Board Room
Wednesday June 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Fiber Fanatics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring along your hand craft and work along with others for conversation and tip-sharing.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bill and Mary Lewis will present a fast paced and entertaining talk and DVD from their book, “Through the Heartland on U.S. 20, Eastern New York.” They have devoted a chapter to Duanesburg and Quaker St. as well as Guilderland, Albany, and points west. 
 

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 
Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Niskayuna Branch Library   518.386.2249   
   

the guns of august
The Guns of August
by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact: Quaker Street Branch Library   518.895.2719   
   

Bring along your hand craft and work along with others for conversation and tip-sharing.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Glenville Branch Library   518.386.2243   
   

twelve years a slave

Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup

 

    Location: Glenville Branch
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Friday July 4, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Independence Day.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM NYSCA Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

Orphan Train

 

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Facilitated by Frankie Bailey

Register by calling 388.4511

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. 

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM NYSCA Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Central Library, Reference Desk   518.388.4511   
   

the cuckoo's calling

 

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling
Facilitated by Audery Kupferberg

Register by calling 388.4511

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. 

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Labor Day.

Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Columbus Day.

Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Election Day.

Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Veteran's Day.

Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday December 24, 2014 -  Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
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All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for Christmas Break.

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