Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


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Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   3:30 PM After School Club @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Create your own optical illusion. For age 5-11.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM 4-H Club @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Open House & Registration
Want to learn more about 4-H? Join even? Here's your opportunity to sign-up for this fun club. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Please sign-up on the library website or call 518-372-4393. This series has been made possible by a grant from WGY Christmas Wish.

Please register by clicking the button below.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Science at the Library @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to drop-in for this hands-on science event!  Science @ The Library is a free science education program funded and co-sponsored with the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) and Senior GE scientists and engineers. During this program, these scientists and engineers get school aged children and their families excited about studying science by using hands-on experiments on the topics of energy, surface tension, buoyancy, sound, light, electricity, magnetism and chemistry.
 

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   5:00 PM STAY & PLAY EVENING CLASSES @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Stay & Play sessions are starting back up at the Bornt Branch Library!

What is Stay & Play?
•5-week program•
•You will play with your child•
•Talk to child experts•
•Meet other parents•

Weekly Sessions:
Tuesdays @ 5pm, Sept 26 thru Oct 24
OR
Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Sept 27 thru Oct 25
Special prizes for attending all 5 weekly sessions.

To sign up now for the TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES, please head up to the SEPTEMBER 26th entry and click the REGISTER BUTTON there.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Citizenship Mentoring Class@ Bornt  
   

Citizen Mentoring is non-partisan and aims to assist eligible permanent residents prepare for US Citizenship. Citizens participate in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote; only citizens can vote in federal, New York State and local elections. These classes are presented by the League of Women Voters.

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

Our October Read n' Greet will be taking place at Aperitivo. New members are welcome to register using the link 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!

Matt will be leading a discussion of the book Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon. In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince. Entertaining, upbeat and witty!

    Location: Aperitivo Bistro, 426 State St

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM STAY & PLAY MORNING CLASSES @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Stay & Play sessions are starting back up at the Bornt Branch Library!

What is Stay & Play?
•5-week program•
•You will play with your child•
•Talk to child experts•
•Meet other parents•

Weekly Sessions:
Tuesdays @ 5pm, Sept 26 thru Oct 24
OR
Wednesdays @ 10:30am, Sept 27 thru Oct 25
Special prizes for attending all 5 weekly sessions.

To sign up now for the WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASSES, please head up to the SEPTEMBER 27th entry and click the REGISTER BUTTON there.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM REELS @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4500   
   

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October 25:

The Mummy 

Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis
Universal Pictures; Directed by Alex Kurtzman; Rated PG-13; 110 minutes; 2017

An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

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

.Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: iPad Play @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
Play with some great apps on our iPads!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:45 PM After School Science@ QUA: Know Your Knots  
    Contact:    518-895-2719   
   

Get all tied up in knots with instructor George Steele. For grades K and up.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   4:00 PM STEM Challenge @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

 Will it sink or will it float? Let's find out with this STEM challenge. Ages. 5-11

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   4:30 PM YALL meeting @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

YALL stands for Young Adult Learners and Leaders! Youth ages 11-18 come together to hang out, read, brainstorm activities and service projects to participate in at the library with the support of the librarian.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Class @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
    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 October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   10:30 AM OH BABY! BABY SIGNING @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Come check out this amazing way of communicating with your little one! During this 4-week class, children and their caregiver enjoy shared rhymes, songs, and stories, while demonstrating ways to incorporate sign language into daily life. With Rebecca Demarest, Speech Language Pathologist and Sign Language Instructor, and owner of Happy Babble.
For babies 6 weeks old to rolling/pushing with their caregiver.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS 4-PART CLASS BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON IN THE OCT 5th ENTRY.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   11:00 AM Pre-School Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   2:00 PM OH BABY! TUMMY TIME @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Classes focused on wellness, care and learning for your infant or very young child.
For babies 6 weeks old to rolling/pushing with their caregiver.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON ON THE SEPT 28th ENTRY.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Playing Tennis with a Net:Fixed Forms in Poetry @Central  
    Contact:    518-388-3511   
   

Workshops are taking place on October 19, 26, and November 2.  Please register at entry under October 19.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Paul Lamar

Robert Frost said, “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” In this workshop the net will be up! Fixed forms are poems that are written in a prescribed fashion. We’re familiar with sonnets and Haiku. But have you heard of ghazals, triolets, villanelles, limericks, pantoums, and pleiades? We’ll explore some of these forms and compose our own pieces. Novice to seasoned writers are welcome. For those age 18 and up.

This program series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Participating libraries are accessible for people with disabilities.

 

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Playing Tennis with a Net@ Central  
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scout for the Day @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join the fun in this 3-part series for girls in K-5 that are not currently part of Girl Scouts, but are looking to try it out! Come have fun, learn new skills, do crafts, and enjoy adventures in girl scouting. Please plan to attend all three sessions ( 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9).

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Meet Katie, a therapy dog, who would love to listen to you read a story. Limited reading slots available. Sign-up online at scpl.org or call 518-372-4393. Ages 5-11.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

 

     PAWS for Reading @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Play Just Dance, Mario Party and other games on the Wii or the Wii U.

 

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   5:30 PM Board of Trustees Meeting  
    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   6:00 PM Harry Potter Trivia Night for Adults  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Muggles, witches and wizards, register your team of 2-6 players (ages 18+ only, sorry kids!) to compete in the ultimate Harry Potter trivia night. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to top teams and best costumes. Register your team on our website, space is limited.

 

Registration full

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM HARRY POTTER DAY @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.377.4670   
   

Attention Muggles, Witches & Wizards!
Visit Diagon Alley, see magical beasts, attend classes!
Come dressed in your best robes!

-Events & Classes All Day-

  • See our Sorting Hat!
  • Meet your Favorite Characters!
  • Social Media PhotoBooth!
  • Transfiguration Face Painting!
  • Kids Crafts!
  • Food Truck On-Site!
  • Visit Daigon Alley to purchasesome enchanted items to take home!

3 Magical Classes Available:
(registration required for each)

  • Magic for Muggles with Merdwin the Mediocre@ 10:30am-11:15am
  • Magical Creatures with Adam Bornt@ 11:45am-12:30pm
  • Potions with Professore Spore@ 1:30pm-2:15pm

Register at the Whitney Book Corner 518.377.4670 or professorspore@gmail.com

    Location: Central Library

Monday October 30, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Sit Story Time@ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays to support early literacy, for age 2 and under with an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   10:30 AM Dance, Read & Rhyme! @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

An active storytime combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years. This is a 6-week session.
THESE CLASSES ARE FOR FAMILIES WITH 3-5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS 6 WEEK SERIES BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON IN THE SEPT 25th ENTRY.

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays to support early literacy, for children 24 to 36 months with an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage  
   

Patrick Stenshorn, Interpretive Program Manager from the Albany Institute of History and Art, will present a program highlighting a new exhibit there. He will discuss the founding of the anti-women's suffrage organization in New York in 1894. Women won the right to vote in NYS in 1917; it was federal law by 1920. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Cooking with Cornell Cooperative Extension @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Don your aprons as we explore the festive ways we can make seasonal foods healthy by following the MyPlate food guide. For ages 5-11.
Registration Required. Please call 518-386-2245 or sign-up online at scpl.org

 

Please register by clicking the button below.

 

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Class @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Citizenship Mentoring Class@ Bornt  
   

Citizen Mentoring is non-partisan and aims to assist eligible permanent residents prepare for US Citizenship. Citizens participate in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote; only citizens can vote in federal, New York State and local elections. These classes are presented by the League of Women Voters.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   6:00 PM Family Film @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, 89 minutes)
Dracula and his monster friends try to get his nephew, a half human-half vampire, to embrace his monster side. Treats, apple cider and donuts will be served.

 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Computers for Novices @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

An introduction to computers for absolute beginners. No experience necessary.

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
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: Wonder Woman  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana, Princess of Amazons leaves her home to help stop the threat.

Warner Bros, Driected by Patty Jenkins, PG-13, 141 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: Building with LEGOs @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
You imagination is the only thing that is holding you back from building something epic!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   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  -  7:30 PM All About the Erie Canal @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Presented by David Brooks

The Erie Canal transported cargo, people and ideas.  It was the ingenuity of the people that made an idea that was “Little Short of Madness” into the success that it became.
 
This program is meant to provide relatable information about the Erie Canal from conception to construction and the various improvements to the waterway over the last two hundred years.  During this program, topics ranging from politics, economics and social factors to the environmental views in early America will be broached.  The presentation is intended to give an overall view of the deep rich history of the Erie Canal and its importance to not only New York State but America.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

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

A hands-on class to learn the computer keyboard. Those who are new to computers should take this class.

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
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   2:00 PM OH BABY! TUMMY TIME @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Classes focused on wellness, care and learning for your infant or very young child.
For babies 6 weeks old to rolling/pushing with their caregiver.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON ON THE SEPT 28th ENTRY.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Playing Tennis with a Net: Fixed Forms in Poetry @Central  
    Contact:    518-388-3511   
   

Workshops are taking place on October 19, 26, and November 2.  Please register at entry under October 19.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Paul Lamar

Robert Frost said, “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” In this workshop the net will be up! Fixed forms are poems that are written in a prescribed fashion. We’re familiar with sonnets and Haiku. But have you heard of ghazals, triolets, villanelles, limericks, pantoums, and pleiades? We’ll explore some of these forms and compose our own pieces. Novice to seasoned writers are welcome. For those age 18 and up.

This program series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Participating libraries are accessible for people with disabilities.

 

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Playing Tennis with a Net@ Central  
   3:30 PM Lego Club @ Bornt  
   

Free build or complete the challenge for the day. Snack provided. Drop-in for ages 5-13.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scout for the Day @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join the fun in this 3-part series for girls in K-5 that are not currently part of Girl Scouts, but are looking to try it out! Come have fun, learn new skills, do crafts, and enjoy adventures in girl scouting. Please plan to attend all three sessions.

REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM ON THE OCTOBER 26th CALENDAR ENTRY.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday November 3, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Home School Information Class  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join fellow home school families and librarians for information sharing, resources orientation and support.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:30 PM Unity Quilt Series @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Families are invited to come together and design squares to be woven into a Neighborhood Unity Quilt with the C.R.E.A.T.E Studio.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday November 6, 2017
     CLOSED FOR REMODELING @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Our Niskayuna Branch Library will be closed today for carpet installation.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   10:30 AM Dance, Read & Rhyme! @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

An active storytime combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years. This is a 6-week session.
THESE CLASSES ARE FOR FAMILIES WITH 3-5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS 6 WEEK SERIES BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON IN THE SEPT 25th ENTRY.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Erie Canal Talk @ CENTRAL  
   

Brad L. Utter, Senior Historian at the New York State Museum, will speak about the exhibit he has curated, Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal. Phase One of the exhibit, now on display, focuses on the beginnings of the canal 200 years ago.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM Storycraft: Dreamcatcher @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Enjoy the book Dreamcatcher by Ashley Osofsky and make a dreamcatcher craft. Drop-in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   4:30 PM YALL Tween/Teen Scene @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

STEM Maker Lab: Hand Sanitizer. Drop in for ages 12-18.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Basic @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

PowerPoint has become the program of choice for easy creation of business and personal slideshow presentations. Learn how to make effective presentations by adding text, pictures and backgrounds to a variety of slides. Requirement: basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and keyboard/mouse.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   10:30 PM Family Story Time at MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Early literacy support class with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more for children  up to age 5 with an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday November 7, 2017
     Election Day  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: The Book of Henry  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher and Jacob Tremblay.

A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescure a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

Universal, Dir by Colin Trevorrow, PG-13, 105 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM After School Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Game Day!. Drop in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: Craft Project @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
Make a great craft today!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   5:00 PM CLOSED FOR REMODELING @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Our Glenville Branch Library will be closing at 5PM today for carpet installation.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   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 Word 2013: Getting Started @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

An introduction to the basics of creating simple documents. Learn the Word 2013 environment and tips for getting started (including line spacing, saving, and printing).

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   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!

Make sure you save all of your work because at December's class we will turn your completed works into holiday gifts, bags and tags!!!

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
     CLOSED FOR REMODELING @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Our Glenville Branch Library will be closed today for carpet installation.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction for under 2 year old children with an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM Lego Club @ Bornt  
   

Free build or complete the challenge for the day. Snack provided. Drop-in for ages 5-13.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scout for the Day @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join the fun in this 3-part series for girls in K-5 that are not currently part of Girl Scouts, but are looking to try it out! Come have fun, learn new skills, do crafts, and enjoy adventures in girl scouting. Please plan to attend all three sessions.

REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM ON THE OCTOBER 26th CALENDAR ENTRY.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday November 10, 2017
     Veterans Day  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Saturday November 11, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   4:00 PM YALL Club @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Young Adult Learners and Leaders (YALL) Club
Library clean-up day, refreshments and Thanks and Giving kit activity for Ages 11-18.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday November 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Home-Based Child Care Orientation Session @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Informational program for any adult interested in starting a home-based child care service. Please register for this program by going to www.scpl.org or contacting LaToya at 518.426.7181 x330 or lgrimes@cdccc.org. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM World War I Talk @ CENTRAL  
   

Aaron Noble, Senior Historian at the New York State Museum, will speak about the pivotal role New Yorkers played in all facets of World War I. He has curated an exhibit entitled, A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM Lego Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

 Drop-in Lego fun for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science at the Library @ GNV  
    Contact:    518-386-2243   
   

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to drop-in for this hands-on science event!  Science @ The Library is a free science education program funded and co-sponsored with the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) and Senior GE scientists and engineers. During this program, these scientists and engineers get school aged children and their families excited about studying science by using hands-on experiments on the topics of energy, surface tension, buoyancy, sound, light, electricity, magnetism and chemistry.

for Grades K-5

    Location: Glenville Branch
   4:30 PM YALL Tween/Teen Scene @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Slime Lab. Drop in for ages 12-18.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Digital Photo Editing with Google Photos @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

A class covering the basics, including managing files and folders, importing and sorting images, basic image management, and basic image editing.
Requirement: Attendees must have a Gmail email account set up before class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   10:30 PM Family Story Time at MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Early literacy support class with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more for children  up to age 5 with an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BABY CAFÉ @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Join us for this FREE drop-in service offering breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Refreshments & a qualified lactation professional are available in a relaxing setting. 

In Partnership with: Schenectady County Public Health and CaféBaby USA

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and activities for 3-5 year old children, with an adult nearby.

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

 Families are invited to come together and design squares to be woven into a Neighborhood Unity Quilt with the CREATE Community Studios

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM Fall Painting Fun! @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Kids in Grades K-5 will experiment with acrylic paint leaf printing with an instructor from ART IN MIND STUDIO!

PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Basic Internet @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

A very basic, hands-on introduction to the Internet. 
Requirements: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

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
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: Churchill  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson.

In June 1944 Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, ready to re-take Nazi occupied Europe. Winston Churchill stands in the way of this important mission.

Columbia, Dir by Jonathan Teplitzky, PG, 105 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM After School Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Mathernoon:Turkey Toes BINGO. Drop in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: Building with KEVA Planks @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
Build what you can dream up!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   4:30 PM YALL Tween/Teen Scene @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

 YALL Club meeting & Stress Balls activity. Drop in for ages 12-18.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   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 Word 2013: Beginner @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Create and manipulate simple documents. Includes changing defaults, editing, selecting and formatting, and spelling and grammar.
Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Getting Started.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   6:30 PM Adult Coloring Night @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Join us for adult coloring night! 

Ages 14+ ONLY!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Thursday November 16, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday November 17, 2017
   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
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Home School Information Class  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join fellow home school families and librarians for information sharing, resources orientation and support.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:30 PM Unity Quilt Series @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Families are invited to come together and design squares to be woven into a Neighborhood Unity Quilt with the C.R.E.A.T.E Studio.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Saturday November 18, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Microsoft Word 2013: Intermediate @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

This class will cover cut/copy/paste, inserting pictures, headers/footers, and printing.
Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Beginner or comparable experience.?

Please register by clicking on the button below.

    Location: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in reading class with our reading dog for kids in Grades K-4!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fresh Perspectives Family Forum @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:00 PM World of Chinese Culture: Chinese Paper Cutting @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

Join us for this hands-on class where we will learn how to cut in the traditional Chinese paper cutting style!

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Sunday November 19, 2017
   2:00 PM Community of Writers @ Central  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Presented by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild

Come enjoy some of our local poets, novelists and memoir writers as they read selections from their books.
Books will be for sale, with a signing to follow.
Refreshments will be served

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM The Electric Mule on the Erie Canal @ Central  
   

Professor Andrew Morris of the History Department at Union College, will look at the last ditch effort by canal supporters to test a G.E. "electric mule: on a stretch of the canal in Schenectady.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM Lego Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

 Drop-in Lego fun for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Basic Email @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Set up a Gmail account to communicate safely through emails and learn how to write, send, respond and delete emails.

Requirement: Must have basic internet skills.

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
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

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

Early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and activities for 3-5 year old children, with an adult nearby.

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

 Families are invited to come together and design squares to be woven into a Neighborhood Unity Quilt with the CREATE Community Studios

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: The Big Sick  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.

Pakistan born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set.

Lionsgate, Dir by Michael Showalter, R, 120 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   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 November 23, 2017
     Thanksgiving  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Friday November 24, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Women's Suffrage Talk @ Central  
   

Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator at the New York State Museum, will speak on the exhibit: Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial.

Sponosred by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM After School Club @ MTP  
   

Make your own sensory ball. Drop in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   3:30 PM After School Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Maker lab:Playdoh. Drop in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   4:30 PM YALL Tween/Teen Scene @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Bullet journaling workshop. Drop in for ages 12-18.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   6:30 PM Night Time Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Join our class for stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:30 PM Family Story Time at MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

Early literacy support class with stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more for children  up to age 5 with an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BABY CAFÉ @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Join us for this FREE drop-in service offering breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Refreshments & a qualified lactation professional are available in a relaxing setting. 

In Partnership with: Schenectady County Public Health and CaféBaby USA

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Early literacy support with stories, songs, fingerplays and activities for 3-5 year old children, with an adult nearby.

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

 Families are invited to come together and design squares to be woven into a Neighborhood Unity Quilt with the CREATE Community Studios

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM GETTING AHEAD IN A JUST-GETTING-BY WORLD @ 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.

*Applications can be filled out at SCPL’s Central Library.

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: Spider-Man: Homecoming  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Donald Glover.

A young Peter Parker begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.

Columbia, Dir by Jon Watts, PG-13, 133 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM After School Club @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

STEM: Marble Run Rally. Drop in for ages 5-12.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   4:30 PM YALL Tween/Teen Scene @ MTP  
    Contact:    518-386-2245   
   

STEM Maker Lab: Fizz, Bomb Soap. Drop in for ages 12-18.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   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 November 30, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Game Day @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Play Just Dance, Mario Party and other games on the Wii or the Wii U. 

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading @Bornt  
   

Meet Katie, a therapy dog, who would love to listen to you read a story. Limited reading slots available. Sign-up online at scpl.org or call 518-372-4393. Ages 5-11 

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

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Home School Information Class  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join fellow home school families and librarians for information sharing, resources orientation and support.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Beautiful Music Opera Talk @ CENTRAL  
   

Dr. Frank Strauss will lead a discussion and viewing of the aria, "O mio babbino caro", from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: Maudie  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke and Kari Matchett.

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Columbia, Dir by Aisling Walsh, PG-13, 116 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: Building with LEGOs @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
You imagination is the only thing that is holding you back from building something epic!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   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 December 7, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday December 8, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   3:00 PM World of Chinese Culture: Exploring Food @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4511   
   

In this class you will be introduced to the schools of cuisine found across the many regions of China and have a hands-on experience in making a traditional dish.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Marriage of Figaro Talk @ Central  
   

Professor Josef Schmee will present a program about the comic opera The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   4:00 PM CAKE BASH! @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to sign-up for this yummy cupcake decorating class led by an instructor from BASH PARTIES!

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

    Location: Glenville Branch

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   9:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   4:00 PM CAKE BASH! @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to sign-up for this yummy cupcake decorating class led by an instructor from BASH PARTIES!

PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: Baby Driver  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Ansel Algort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey.

A talented getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music after a doomed heist.

Columbia, Dir by Edgar Wright, R, 112 mins 2017

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

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   3:30 PM KIDS ZONE: Craft Project @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in fun for families with kids in Grades K-5!
Make a great craft today!!!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   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!

Make sure you save all of your work because at December's class we will turn your completed works into holiday gifts, bags and tags!!!

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Home School Information Class  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Join fellow home school families and librarians for information sharing, resources orientation and support.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in reading class with our reading dog for kids in Grades K-4!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Drop-in building fun for families!

    Location: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   9:30 AM Family Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:15 AM Baby Lap Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ GNV  
    Contact:    518.386.2243   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time @ MTP  
    Contact:    518.386.2245   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Mont Pleasant Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Rigoletto Opera Talk @ Central  
   

Professor Josef Schmee will present a program about the opera Rigoletto by Verdi.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fresh Perspectives @ Bornt  
    Contact:    518-372-4393   
   

Youth Mentoring program provides academic and leadership support for youth.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   6:30 PM Night Time Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Join our class for stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ ROT  
    Contact:    518.356.3440   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Rotterdam Branch
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Stories and learning for families with 0-5 year old children.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   10:00 AM Family Story Time @ QUA  
    Contact:    518.895.2719   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Quaker Street Branch
   10:30 AM Pre-School Story Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds!

    Location: Glenville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   11:30 AM Baby Lap Time @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

Drop-in class for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Niskayuna Branch
   12:00 PM Reels: War for the Planet of the Apes  
    Contact:    518-88-4511   
   

Starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

Caesar and the apes are forced into a deadly conflick with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.

Fox, Dir by Matt Reeves, PG-13, 140 mins 2017

 

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

Join the creative writing group!  All writing abilities are welcome for these constructive workshops.

 

Questions?  Please contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

Join the creative writing group that meets weekly.  All writing abilities are welcome.

Questions? Contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com

Swanker Room

    Location: Central Library
   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 @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Join us for adult coloring night! 

Ages 14+ ONLY!

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:15 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in for early literacy support class with stories, songs, and fingerplays for children under age 2, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
   11:00 AM Toddler Story Time @ BORNT  
    Contact:    518.372.4393   
   

Drop-in early literacy support class for children age 24-35 months only, accompanied by an adult. Stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and more.

    Location: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday December 22, 2017
   10:30 AM Family Story Time @ SCO  
    Contact:    518.386.2247   
   

Drop-in class for children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Scotia Branch

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Christmas Holiday Break  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Sunday December 24, 2017
     Christmas Holiday Break  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas Holiday Break  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Christmas Holiday Break  
    Contact:    518-388-4500   
   

All SCPL locations will be closed today.


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  6:30 PM SCAP Services @ Central  
   

Central is one of SCAP's (Schenectady Community Action Program) satellite locations.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Access emergency housing, food, clothing, furnishings, medical care and other resources
  • Transitional and permanent housing
  • Help with public assistance applications
  • Crisis counseling and case management
  • Mediate disputes between landords and tenants
  • Intervene with DSS, National Grid
  • Income Tax Assistance

Walk-ins, no appointments. There is often no wait time either!

Times of availability are sometimes subject to change. It is recommended you call the reference desk at 388-4511 before you arrive to verify SCAP staff is present. SCAP leaves early by around 4:00 pm the first Wednesday of the month. 

SCAP desk is located by the Community Bulletin board right near the DVD's

    Location: Central Library
   12:00 PM Reels: Cars  
    Contact:    518-388-4511   
   

Starring Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper and Nathan Fillion.

Lightning McQueen is pushed out of the sport he loves, so he enlists the help of an eager young race technician to get back in the game.

Disney/Pixar, Dir by Brian Fee, G, 103 mins 2017

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
   2:00 PM FROZEN Sing-Along @ NIS  
    Contact:    518.386.2249   
   

VACATION WEEK FUN!!!

During the holiday break, families with kids of all ages are invited to drop-in for a showing of FROZEN Sing-Along!
Wear your favorite FROZEN costume or just come to sing along to the movie!

    Location: Niskayuna Branch

Friday December 29, 2017
   1:30 PM The Wizard of Oz performed by The Puppet People @ CENTRAL  
    Contact:    518.388.4540   
   

Join us for a free, drop-in performance of The Wizard of Oz by The Puppet People in our McChesney Room during the Holiday Break!

    Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

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