Schenectady County Public Library

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Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


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Thursday April 19, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM VALUE LINE & MORNINGSTAR CLASS @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

Value Line and Morningstar

It’s Financial Literacy Month!

Whether you’re researching for your investment club or saving for your retirement nest egg….
Come to the Central Library and get a basic overview of these online investment information resources, available from home to SCPL cardholders.

Register by clicking the button below.

 

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   10:15 AM Toddler Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Internet Searching @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Learn how to search for information on the Internet. Requirement: Must have taken Basic Internet.

Those registering must have a SCPL card.  Register by calling 372.4393 or clicking on the Register button in this listing.

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM Game Day @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

  For children in grades K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM PINTEREST Class @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Pinterest is a free-to-use social network that allows users to visually share and discover new interests by posting images or videos to their own or others' boards and browsing what other users have posted.  Because posts are visual and not text-based, Pinterest is the perfect place to share your hobbies, projects, recipes, videos, and photos with other creative people from around the world!  In this beginner’s class, we will go through the basics of how to set up a new account and use the most popular features. You will need an active email or Facebook account to set up a Pinterest account and participate in this class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Friday April 20, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Basic Email @ BORNT-RESCHEDULED TO 4/13/18  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

THIS CLASS WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 20TH BUT HAD TO MOVE TO THE 13TH.
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in to read aloud to our special therapy dog. Great literacy support for children in grade K-4.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Creative Cards with Brigid @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Get crafty in this card making workshop.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writing War Workshops @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Workshops meet on Saturday, April 14, 21, and 28.  Register at April 14 entry only.

Facilitated by Susannah Risley 

This three-part workshop invites veterans and civilians alike to write about their experiences of war. Participants will learn basic craft-of-writing skills to articulate their stories. We will explore ways to access specific memories to create narratives.. Samples of classic and contemporary war literature will be used to stimulate imaginations. Participants will do writing assignments and share in this supportive, non-judgmental workshop. Open to adults 18+

Susannah Risley has developed many original approaches to writing programs and has worked with a variety of people. She has received several awards for fiction and poetry and has been published in a number of national magazines.

Please register by clicking on the button in the April 14th calendar entry.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Lego Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for Lego fun for the whole family!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518-356-3440   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children age 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Dance, Read and Rhyme @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Dance instructor Denise Baker will combine dance movement with early literacy support in this 4-week series.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM Family Story Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for early literacy fun for families with children 0-5 years old.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In @ Central  
   

Discussion of Grant by Ron Chernow. Reviewed by Thomas Kelly.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   1:30 PM Tummy Time and Developmental Movement Class @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

 

For babies 6 weeks to rolling/pushing w/caregiver

A 3-week developmental movement class for baby and caregiver, that will explore aspects of parent/caregiver bonding, visual and auditory stimulation through gentle play and song, developmental patterns leading to sitting, variations on tummy time, baby massage, and baby/caregiver yoga. Please bring a blanket for baby to class. Taught by Amber Chaves, a pediatric occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience, and owner of The Bundle Store.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM Game Day @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:30 PM MiSci Cents & $ensability @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Lesson 1: Super Saver
Students will develop an understanding of the importance of saving money and learn how credit cards are a form of debt. Activities will demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of having credit cards and using debt to finance their wants and needs. Concepts of principal and interest will be explored.

For children in grades 5-8. Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   6:30 PM Night Time Storytime @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop-in for books, music and fun for families!
With special guest Miss Lisa of Miss Lisa's MusiKids


 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   6:30 PM Night Time Storytime @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for books, music and fun for families!
With special guest Miss Lisa of Miss Lisa's MusiKids

 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time@ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 0-23mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with books, songs, and games for independent 3-5 year old children.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM MiSci Cents & $ensability @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Lesson 1: Money Matters

Students will learn the difference between "needs" and "wants" and how to identify examples of each. Activities will demonstrate how to compare and prioritize needs and wants, and evaluate different choices when making personal and business purchases. 

For children in grades 3-5. Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM Stay & Play @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Please join us for a Stay and Play five-week series specially designed for children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Playing and talking time for parents to connect with child experts! 

Please register for this Tuesday evening series by clicking on the button located on the April 3rd calendar entry. Participants are expected to attend all five consecutive sessions.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Read n' Greet Book Club  
   

This months Read n' Greet will be taking place at the Van Dyck Restaurant. Space is limited so register below.

This ain't your mama's bookclub! (Well, actually your mom can come too) We meet once a month to discuss new cutting edge literature in a relaxed environment. We greet, we read, we eat, we drink!

The storied life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances.

    Location: The Van Dyck, 237 Union St

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children 24-35 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 3-5.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:30 AM Stay & Play @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Please join us for a Stay and Play five-week series designed specially for children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Playing and talking time for parents to connect with child experts! 

Please register for this Wednesday morning series by clicking on the button located on the April 4th calendar entry. Participants are expected to attend all five consecutive sessions.

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ahead @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Free 12 week-long learning circle for adults ages (18+) to build resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their family and community. Learn about the causes of poverty, the importance of language, the hidden rules of economic class, increase your stability and create a future story for your life.

Complete the program and late fines from SCPL will be deleted from your library card. All workbooks and class materials are free thanks to a grant from the Schenectady Foundation.
Made possible by Getting Ahead Network.

You must REGISTER for these classes.
Applications can be filled out  at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby LapTime @ NIS  
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 0-23 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM REELS: Wonder Wheel @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

2 hour,14 minutes. 2017. Rated PG-13.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:00 PM Book Discussion @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Discussion of The Psalms of David, Illuminated by James S. Freemantle

    Location: Woodlawn Branch
   2:30 PM Earth Day Celebration @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM iPad Play @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Creative fun for children in grades K-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM iPad Play @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

 For kids in grade K-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Thursday April 26, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Toddler Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:30 AM Book Discussion @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Discussion of Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

    Location: Glenville Branch
   3:30 PM 4-H Club @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

For children in grades K-5.

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Read to our therapy dog! For children in grades K-5.

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Friday April 27, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES FAMILY FORUM @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to families with school aged kids to come in and learn from local leaders and share their thoughts.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Writing War Workshops @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Workshops meet on Saturday, April 14, 21, and 28.  Register at April 14 entry.

Facilitated by Susannah Risley 

This three-part workshop invites veterans and civilians alike to write about their experiences of war. Participants will learn basic craft-of-writing skills to articulate their stories. We will explore ways to access specific memories to create narratives.. Samples of classic and contemporary war literature will be used to stimulate imaginations. Participants will do writing assignments and share in this supportive, non-judgmental workshop. Open to adults 18+

Susannah Risley has developed many original approaches to writing programs and has worked with a variety of people. She has received several awards for fiction and poetry and has been published in a number of national magazines.

Please register by clicking on the button in the April 14th calendar entry.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Lego Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for Lego fun for the whole family!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518-356-3440   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children age 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Dance, Read and Rhyme @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Dance instructor Denise Baker will combine dance movement with early literacy support in this 4-week series.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM Family Story Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for early literacy fun for families with children 0-5 years old.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In @ Central  
   

Discussion of Keys on the Road. Reviewed by the author, Paul O'Brien.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   2:30 PM Goldiblox Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Glenville  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in to read aloud to our therapy dog, Louis!  For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   4:30 PM Women Engineers @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

 For kids in grades 6 and up.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time@ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 0-23mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:30 AM Miss Lisa's MusiKids @NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for a special story time with Miss Lisa's MusiKids program. For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM LUNCH & LEARN w/ ReferenceUSA  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

Guest speaker TJ Pridell, from ReferenceUSA, will be hosting an interactive marketing seminar for our business community. 

To accommodate the needs of business owners, sales professionals, and marketing representatives, SCPL offers ReferenceUSA, a free online resource available to library card holders.
It can be accessed at: http://www.scpl.org/resources_services/databases/databases_az.html#R

ReferenceUSA helps users:

  • Create effective marketing plans.
  • Conduct essential competitive analysis.
  • Raise funds.
  • Locate people in order to expand and grow their book of business. 
  • The online database provides real-time access to more than44 million businesses and 289 million consumers.
     

Complimentary lunch and networking will occur from 11:30am to Noon, then followed by the workshop.
This is a hands-on program. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet.

REGISTER FOR LUNCH & WORKSHOP BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW:

 

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:30 PM Art with the Tang Museum @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for some creative fun for children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM Stay & Play @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Please join us for a Stay and Play five-week series specially designed for children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Playing and talking time for parents to connect with child experts! 

Please register for this Tuesday evening series by clicking on the button located on the April 3rd calendar entry. Participants are expected to attend all five consecutive sessions.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children 24-35 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 3-5.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:30 AM Stay & Play @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Please join us for a Stay and Play five-week series designed specially for children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Playing and talking time for parents to connect with child experts! 

Please register for this Wednesday morning series by clicking on the button located on the April 4th calendar entry. Participants are expected to attend all five consecutive sessions.

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Words in Progress: Advanced Poetry Workshop @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Workshop meets on April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, and 30

Barbara Ungar will facilitate this five-part workshop for seasoned poetry writers (ages 18+). A prompt will be given before the first class, and at the end of each class for the following session. Consider the prompt as a spring-board to dive off from: if it inspires a poem you'd like to workshop, that's wonderful. If not, bring in any other poem you would like to work on.  We will workshop one poem by each participant per session, so our discussion will be limited by time, depending on the number of participants.

Barbara Ungar, an English professor at The College of Saint Rose, has authored books of poetry including "immortal Medusa" and "Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life."

To register, go to the April 4th calendar entry.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ahead @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Free 12 week-long learning circle for adults ages (18+) to build resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their family and community. Learn about the causes of poverty, the importance of language, the hidden rules of economic class, increase your stability and create a future story for your life.

Complete the program and late fines from SCPL will be deleted from your library card. All workbooks and class materials are free thanks to a grant from the Schenectady Foundation.
Made possible by Getting Ahead Network.

You must REGISTER for these classes.
Applications can be filled out  at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby LapTime @ NIS  
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 0-23 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM Cinco de Mayo @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Make your own Balero: an ancient Mexican challenge where  kids try to hike the ball into a cup. Then build a Mexican Pyramid out of keva planks. 

For children in grades 1-3.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM Cinco de Mayo @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Make your own Balero: an ancient Mexican challenge where  kids try to hike the ball into a cup. Then build a Mexican Pyramid out of keva planks. 

For children in grades 4 and up.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM LEGO Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

For kids in grades K-5

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 2013: Basic @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM Galaxy Slime @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in to make slime that is out of this world! For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   6:30 PM Author Robin Oliveira @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   


Robin Oliveira, previous One County, One book author of My Name is Mary Sutter,  will visit again to discuss her new book entitled Winter Sisters, set in Albany, NY.  

Copies of Winter Sisters will be offered at a 20% discount at the Open Door Bookstore until April 26th. Call the store at 518-346-2719 to place an order.

Book sale and signing at the event.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Friday May 4, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday May 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE @ CENTRAL  
   

Join us for our FREINDS OF THE LIBRARY's SPRING BOOK SALE this weekend!

    Location: Central Library
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Lego Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for Lego fun for the whole family!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday May 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE @ CENTRAL  
   

Join us for our FREINDS OF THE LIBRARY's SPRING BOOK SALE this weekend!

    Location: Central Library

Monday May 7, 2018
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518-356-3440   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children age 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Dance, Read and Rhyme @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Dance instructor Denise Baker will combine dance movement with early literacy support in this 4-week series.
 

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   12:00 PM Books Sandwiched In @ Central  
   

Discussion of Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein. Reviewed by Sara Foss.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   2:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for to take Mario's Fire Flower challenge.  For children in grade 1-3.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for to take Mario's Fire Flower challenge.  For children in grades 4 and up.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time@ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 0-23mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   3:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in to try the LEGO challenge of Mario's Fire Flower. For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SPRING PARENTING SERIES @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

The topic today is : Counting on Reading

Would you like to discuss issues that all parents seem to have? If you are a parent or caregiver of a child age 5 and up, join the experts from the Capital District Child Care Council and get answers to your questions. Free dinner and child care is provided, but you must register.

Please note this series of May's classes are taking place at our Central Library.
They were orignally slated to occur at our Bornt Branch Library.

Please call or visit the library, or click on the button below to sign up.


 

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad: Get to Know your iPad @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children 24-35 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 3-5.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ahead @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Free 12 week-long learning circle for adults ages (18+) to build resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their family and community. Learn about the causes of poverty, the importance of language, the hidden rules of economic class, increase your stability and create a future story for your life.

Complete the program and late fines from SCPL will be deleted from your library card. All workbooks and class materials are free thanks to a grant from the Schenectady Foundation.
Made possible by Getting Ahead Network.

You must REGISTER for these classes.
Applications can be filled out  at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby LapTime @ NIS  
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 0-23 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing @ Central  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM Mother's Day Craft @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Families, stop in to create your own chocolatey story and do a chocolate rose craft using edible chocolate clay.
For children in grade 1-3.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM Craft Time @ Central  
   

Get crafty! For kids in grade K-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM Mother's Day Craft @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Families, stop in to create your own chocolatey story and do a chocolate rose craft using edible chocolate clay.
For children in grade 4 and up.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library
   6:30 PM Adult Coloring Night @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

Relaxing Music, Hot Drinks, Peaceful Coloring...
Sorry, No Kids... for ages 14 and older!

We will provide the pictures and color utensils... You provide the creativity!

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM 4-H Club @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join us for a Vale tour and garden planting.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM 4-H Club @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join us for a Vale tour and garden planting.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Spring Into STEM @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Children in grades 1-5 are invited for interactive STEM learning classes. The classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

    Location: Woodlawn Branch

Friday May 11, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Lego Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for Lego fun for the whole family!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518-356-3440   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children age 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   2:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in to challenge yourself to make a LEGO bicycle.  For children in grades 1-3.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in to challenge yourself to make a LEGO bicycle.  For children in grades 4 and up.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM After School Fun @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Slime Time! 
For children in grades K-5.

Register using the button below.
Please create a separate entry for *EACH* child that will be attending.

 

    Location: Glenville Branch

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time@ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 0-23mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Plant Exchange @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Bring a healthy plant and exchange it for another lovely plant.

    Location: Woodlawn Branch
   3:30 PM LEGO Challenge @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Make a LEGO bicycle!.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM After School Fun @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Slime Time! 
For children in grades K-5.

Register using the button below.
Please create a separate entry for *EACH* child that will be attending.


 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Schenectady County Historical Society Community Outreach  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

A forum presented by Historical Society to gain insight from the community about its missions and programs. Come and give your ideas and comments at this informal gathering.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SPRING PARENTING SERIES @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

The topic today is : Building Your Social Emotional Library

Would you like to discuss issues that all parents seem to have? If you are a parent or caregiver of a child age 5 and up, join the experts from the Capital District Child Care Council and get answers to your questions. Free dinner and child care is provided, but you must register.

Please note this series of May's classes are taking place at our Central Library
?They were orignally slated to occur at our Bornt Branch Library.

Please call or visit the library, or click on the REGISTER button in the May 8th entry to sign up.

 
    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Part 2: Useful Tips @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children 24-35 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 3-5.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Words in Progress: Advanced Poetry Workshop @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Workshop meets on April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, and 30

Barbara Ungar will facilitate this five-part workshop for seasoned poetry writers (ages 18+). A prompt will be given before the first class, and at the end of each class for the following session. Consider the prompt as a spring-board to dive off from: if it inspires a poem you'd like to workshop, that's wonderful. If not, bring in any other poem you would like to work on.  We will workshop one poem by each participant per session, so our discussion will be limited by time, depending on the number of participants.

Barbara Ungar, an English professor at The College of Saint Rose, has authored books of poetry including "immortal Medusa" and "Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life."

To register, go to the April 4th calendar entry.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ahead @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Free 12 week-long learning circle for adults ages (18+) to build resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their family and community. Learn about the causes of poverty, the importance of language, the hidden rules of economic class, increase your stability and create a future story for your life.

Complete the program and late fines from SCPL will be deleted from your library card. All workbooks and class materials are free thanks to a grant from the Schenectady Foundation.
Made possible by Getting Ahead Network.

You must REGISTER for these classes.
Applications can be filled out  at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby LapTime @ NIS  
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 0-23 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM Game Day @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for fun and GAMES! For children in grade 1-3.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM Building with KEVA blocks @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

 For kids in grade K-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM Game Day @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for fun and GAMES! For children in grade 4 and up.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 2013: Intermediate @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM Recycle Program @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Make a LEGO bicycle!.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Spring Into STEM @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Children in grades 1-5 are invited for interactive STEM learning classes. The classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

    Location: Woodlawn Branch

Friday May 18, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in to read aloud to our special therapy dog. Great literacy support for children in grade K-4.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Lego Club @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for Lego fun for the whole family!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For families with children age 0-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518-356-3440   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children age 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Glenville  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in to read aloud to our therapy dog, Louis!  For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   6:30 PM Night Time Storytime @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop-in for books, music and fun for families!
With special guest Miss Lisa of Miss Lisa's MusiKids


 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   6:30 PM Night Time Storytime @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for books, music and fun for families!
With special guest Miss Lisa of Miss Lisa's MusiKids

 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time@ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 0-23mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 5 and under with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   3:30 PM Snap Circuits @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for some STEM circuit making.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SPRING PARENTING SERIES @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

The topic today is : Literacy to Get Kids Moving

Would you like to discuss issues that all parents seem to have? If you are a parent or caregiver of a child age 5 and up, join the experts from the Capital District Child Care Council and get answers to your questions. Free dinner and child care is provided, but you must register.

Please note this series of May's classes are taking place at our Central Library
?They were orignally slated to occur at our Bornt Branch Library.

Please call or visit the library, or click on the REGISTER button in the May 8th entry to sign up.
 

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children 24-35 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518-386-2249   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 3-5.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ahead @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Free 12 week-long learning circle for adults ages (18+) to build resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their family and community. Learn about the causes of poverty, the importance of language, the hidden rules of economic class, increase your stability and create a future story for your life.

Complete the program and late fines from SCPL will be deleted from your library card. All workbooks and class materials are free thanks to a grant from the Schenectady Foundation.
Made possible by Getting Ahead Network.

You must REGISTER for these classes.
Applications can be filled out  at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby LapTime @ NIS  
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and more! For children age 0-23 months with an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:30 PM Scavenger Hunt @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for a Lewis and Clark scavenger hunt.  For children in grades 1-3.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM iPad Play @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

 For kids in grade K-5.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:30 PM Scavenger Hunt @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Drop in for a Lewis and Clark scavenger hunt.  For children in grades 4 and up.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 2013: Advanced @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4540   
   

Drop in for early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more. For children age 24-35 mos. with an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   4:00 PM Spring Into STEM @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Children in grades 1-5 are invited for interactive STEM learning classes. The classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

    Location: Woodlawn Branch
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518-386-2247   
   

Drop in for early literacy support for families with children 0-5 years. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES FAMILY FORUM @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to families with school aged kids to come in and learn from local leaders and share their thoughts.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday May 28, 2018
     CLOSED - Memorial Day  

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SPRING PARENTING SERIES @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

The topic today is : Literacy & Technology

Would you like to discuss issues that all parents seem to have? If you are a parent or caregiver of a child age 5 and up, join the experts from the Capital District Child Care Council and get answers to your questions. Free dinner and child care is provided, but you must register.

Please note this series of May's classes are taking place at our Central Library
?They were orignally slated to occur at our Bornt Branch Library.

Please call or visit the library, or click on the REGISTER button in the May 8th entry to sign up.
 

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Words in Progress: Advanced Poetry Workshop @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Workshop meets on April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, and 30

Barbara Ungar will facilitate this five-part workshop for seasoned poetry writers (ages 18+). A prompt will be given before the first class, and at the end of each class for the following session. Consider the prompt as a spring-board to dive off from: if it inspires a poem you'd like to workshop, that's wonderful. If not, bring in any other poem you would like to work on.  We will workshop one poem by each participant per session, so our discussion will be limited by time, depending on the number of participants.

Barbara Ungar, an English professor at The College of Saint Rose, has authored books of poetry including "immortal Medusa" and "Charlotte Brontë, You Ruined My Life."

To register, go to the April 4th calendar entry.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing  
   

Join this weekly meeting with other creative writers in a supportive setting.

For more information, please e-mail Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FRESH PERSPECTIVES YOUTH MENTORSHIP @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Open to school aged kids to come in for academic support and leadership mentorship!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Thursday May 31, 2018
   3:30 PM Gaming Day @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Drop in for some fun and GAMES!.  For children in grade K-5.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Spring Into STEM @ WOO  
    Contact:    518-386-2248   
   

Children in grades 1-5 are invited for interactive STEM learning classes. The classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

    Location: Woodlawn Branch

Saturday June 2, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Monday June 18, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Glenville  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Drop in to read aloud to our therapy dog, Louis!  For children in grades K-4.

    Location: Glenville Branch

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Mentoring Group@ BORNT  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   


Join in for free weekly 2-hour classes for civics and U.S. history test.

Also available are free one-on-one tutoring for citizenship interview and test. Class instructors will have more information.

For more information or to register, please contact please contact Ann Hatke at lwvcitizen@gmail.com.  

Registration sessions:
1) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Wednesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm   
2) Register at the Phyllis Bornt Library – Saturday, April 14   1:00-3:00 pm     
 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Writing Wednesdays  
   

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

    Location: Central Library

Thursday June 28, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     CLOSED - Independence Day  

Saturday July 7, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Thursday July 26, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Saturday August 4, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Thursday August 23, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Saturday September 1, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday September 3, 2018
     CLOSED - Labor Day  

Saturday September 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM FALL BOOK SALE @ CENTRAL  
   

Join us for our FREINDS OF THE LIBRARY's FALL BOOK SALE this weekend!

    Location: Central Library

Sunday September 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FALL BOOK SALE @ CENTRAL  
   

Join us for our FREINDS OF THE LIBRARY's FALL BOOK SALE this weekend!

    Location: Central Library

Thursday September 27, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday October 8, 2018
     CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples' Day  

Thursday October 25, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday November 6, 2018
     CLOSED - Election Day  

Monday November 12, 2018
     CLOSED - Veterans Day (observed)  

Thursday November 22, 2018
     CLOSED - Thanksgiving  

Thursday November 29, 2018
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
   11:30 AM GYM & GIGGLES for Tiny People @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Every 1st Saturday at 11:30 am 

Need your little one to burn off some energy before nap time?

Drop in to our indoor gym that is sure to please. (ages 5 and under with a caregiver)

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday December 24, 2018
     CLOSED - Christmas Eve  

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     CLOSED - Christmas Day  

Monday December 31, 2018
   5:00 PM Closing Early - New Year's Eve  

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