Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

 

Monday March 30, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Program

“The Inscription in the Window" by Sylvie Briber

CANCELLED

Sylvie Briber and her husband, Bob, found an inscription etched in a front parlor window of their
Schenectady Stockade home. In very tiny lettering, it reads: “Grace T. Watkins, April 22nd,
1883.” Wondering “who is this Grace” and “what happened on that date,” Sylvie started
researching at the Schenectady County Historical Society and talking with neighbors,
discovering many fascinating coincidences.
Reviewed by the author

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

“The Inscription in the Window" by Sylvie Briber

CANCELLED

Sylvie Briber and her husband, Bob, found an inscription etched in a front parlor window of their
Schenectady Stockade home. In very tiny lettering, it reads: “Grace T. Watkins, April 22nd,
1883.” Wondering “who is this Grace” and “what happened on that date,” Sylvie started
researching at the Schenectady County Historical Society and talking with neighbors,
discovering many fascinating coincidences.
Reviewed by the author

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Music Makers Sing-Along

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Night Time Story Time

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 

CANCELLED

Project: Garlic and Potato Planting

Grow your own food at home with two projects we’ll learn and set up at this session.

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2
There are 20 spaces available.

CANCELLED

Project: Garlic and Potato Planting

Grow your own food at home with two projects we’ll learn and set up at this session.

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Night Time Story Time

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday March 31, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elementary Tuesdays

CANCELLED

For ages 6 - 10 and their caregiver. Come for a fun project, craft or game every week.

3/3 - Make Slime! **Registration will be required**
3/10 - Build Zone/LEGO's
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Crafts
3/24 - No Bake Snacks - **Registration will be required**
3/31 - Crafternoon

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

For ages 6 - 10 and their caregiver. Come for a fun project, craft or game every week.

3/3 - Make Slime! **Registration will be required**
3/10 - Build Zone/LEGO's
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Crafts
3/24 - No Bake Snacks - **Registration will be required**
3/31 - Crafternoon

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

CANCELLED

Do you like to write? 
Like to share your stories, prose, poems or thoughts?
Join us every Tuesday at the Niskayuna Branch Library and let’s put some great words to paper.
For more information, please email Librarian, Ms Fernandez at afernandez@mvls.info

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Do you like to write? 
Like to share your stories, prose, poems or thoughts?
Join us every Tuesday at the Niskayuna Branch Library and let’s put some great words to paper.
For more information, please email Librarian, Ms Fernandez at afernandez@mvls.info

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Parenting Series - Cozy Corner or Safe Space

CANCELLED

Join us for investigating a "Cozy Corner" tool as a way to help teach your child to calm their body. When children experience strong emotions they often have a hard time knowing what to do next. Providing a safe space for a child to let these feelings out helps them learn coping skills that they can use out in the world. Together we will look at and play with some of the tools representedin this area and learn how you can incorporate this space into your own home. Dinner and child care are provided. Presented by Brightside Up.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for investigating a "Cozy Corner" tool as a way to help teach your child to calm their body. When children experience strong emotions they often have a hard time knowing what to do next. Providing a safe space for a child to let these feelings out helps them learn coping skills that they can use out in the world. Together we will look at and play with some of the tools representedin this area and learn how you can incorporate this space into your own home. Dinner and child care are provided. Presented by Brightside Up.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Check This Out!

CANCELLED
 

The Youth Services librarian will be in the meeting room ready to answer any questions you may have and you will also be able to check out all the latest and best books for your child. We will have books for different reading levels and different interests. Registration encouraged but not necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

CANCELLED
 

The Youth Services librarian will be in the meeting room ready to answer any questions you may have and you will also be able to check out all the latest and best books for your child. We will have books for different reading levels and different interests. Registration encouraged but not necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday April 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time

CANCELLED

Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and more during this interactive storytime.  Preschool storytime is designed for three to five-year-old children.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and more during this interactive storytime.  Preschool storytime is designed for three to five-year-old children.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
REELS Film Series

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 

CANCELLED

Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, Wendy Makkena, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard
Columbia; Directed by Marielle Heller; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 2019

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America's most beloved neighbor.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 

CANCELLED

Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, Wendy Makkena, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard
Columbia; Directed by Marielle Heller; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 2019

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America's most beloved neighbor.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this bi-monthly group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this bi-monthly group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
After school STEM - Strawbees

CANCELLED

Drop in and build 3D dimensional objects using Strawbees. Best suited for Ages 8-12

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Drop in and build 3D dimensional objects using Strawbees. Best suited for Ages 8-12

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
One-on-One Resume Help

CANCELLED

Drop-in for 1 hour sessions with Marsha Lazarus of Your Career Matters. This service is helpful to individuals who have resumes that they would like strengthened or updated with a seasoned workforce development professional. Bring a copy of your resume (digital is best.)

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Drop-in for 1 hour sessions with Marsha Lazarus of Your Career Matters. This service is helpful to individuals who have resumes that they would like strengthened or updated with a seasoned workforce development professional. Bring a copy of your resume (digital is best.)

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Brushing Up on Gardening Basics

CANCELLED

Come join a solid basics class that is beneficial for all gardeners. Everyone can contribute and gain some practical knowledge on how to have a plentiful harvest this growing season.  Taught by Capital Roots Garden Educator Amanda Vrsalovic.

Ages 18+

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Come join a solid basics class that is beneficial for all gardeners. Everyone can contribute and gain some practical knowledge on how to have a plentiful harvest this growing season.  Taught by Capital Roots Garden Educator Amanda Vrsalovic.

Ages 18+

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

Thursday April 2, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy skills are developed using books, flannel stories, fingerplays, songs and a simple craft. Toddler storytime is for children 24-35 mos. and their caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy skills are developed using books, flannel stories, fingerplays, songs and a simple craft. Toddler storytime is for children 24-35 mos. and their caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to Journaling

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Thursdays
CANCELLED
 
For teens and tweens ages 11+. No registration necessary. Bring your Nintendo Switch or play Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons or board/card games! 
 
 
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
CANCELLED
 
For teens and tweens ages 11+. No registration necessary. Bring your Nintendo Switch or play Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons or board/card games! 
 
 
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Friday April 3, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
DIY Nature Mobiles

CANCELLED

Celebrate the start of spring and make a mobile with objects found in nature. Grades 4-12, Registration Required.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Celebrate the start of spring and make a mobile with objects found in nature. Grades 4-12, Registration Required.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday April 4, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PAWS for Reading

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

Sunday April 5, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Author Visit: Anne Blankman

CANCELLED

Niskayuna High and Union College graduate Anne Blankman presents her fourth middle grade novel, The Blackbird Girls.

Join us for a conversation featuring the historical middle grade novel centered around two girls during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

CANCELLED

Niskayuna High and Union College graduate Anne Blankman presents her fourth middle grade novel, The Blackbird Girls.

Join us for a conversation featuring the historical middle grade novel centered around two girls during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday April 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Program

“Sapiens” by Yuval Harari

CANCELLED

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a number one international best seller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human". 
Reviewed by Richard Alben

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

“Sapiens” by Yuval Harari

CANCELLED

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a number one international best seller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human". 
Reviewed by Richard Alben

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Don't Spill the Beans - STEM Activity

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Music Makers Sing-Along

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Night Time Story Time

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 

CANCELLED

Project: Banana Bread

Prepare this easy recipe for a delicious dessert bread to bake at home and share with your famly at this 4-H session.

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Project: Banana Bread

Prepare this easy recipe for a delicious dessert bread to bake at home and share with your famly at this 4-H session.

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion: Where the Crawdads Sing

CANCELLED

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the bestselling novel "Where the Crawdads Sing", facilitated by James Crews. James is the author of four collections of poetry, including The Book of What Stays, winner of the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and Telling My Father, winner of the 2017 Cowles Prize. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals. He’s a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. James lives on part of an organic farm with his husband in Vermont and regularly leads workshops in Mindfulness & Writing across the country. He currently teaches at the University at Albany.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the bestselling novel "Where the Crawdads Sing", facilitated by James Crews. James is the author of four collections of poetry, including The Book of What Stays, winner of the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and Telling My Father, winner of the 2017 Cowles Prize. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals. He’s a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. James lives on part of an organic farm with his husband in Vermont and regularly leads workshops in Mindfulness & Writing across the country. He currently teaches at the University at Albany.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Tuesday April 7, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elementary Tuesdays

CANCELLED

For ages 6 - 10 and their caregiver. Come for a fun project, craft or game every week.

4/7 - Terrariums **Registration required**

4/21 - Sun Catchers using Recycled Materials

4/28 - Make a Fairy House (for display or to place in your garden) **Registration Required**

5/5 - Taco Tuesday - Make a Taco plush out of felt **Registration Required**

5/12 - Shrinky Dinks

5/19 - Make Slime! **Registration Required**

5/26 - Build Zone/LEGOs

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

For ages 6 - 10 and their caregiver. Come for a fun project, craft or game every week.

4/7 - Terrariums **Registration required**

4/21 - Sun Catchers using Recycled Materials

4/28 - Make a Fairy House (for display or to place in your garden) **Registration Required**

5/5 - Taco Tuesday - Make a Taco plush out of felt **Registration Required**

5/12 - Shrinky Dinks

5/19 - Make Slime! **Registration Required**

5/26 - Build Zone/LEGOs

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

CANCELLED

Do you like to write? 
Like to share your stories, prose, poems or thoughts?
Join us every Tuesday at the Niskayuna Branch Library and let’s put some great words to paper.
For more information, please email Librarian, Ms Fernandez at afernandez@mvls.info

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Do you like to write? 
Like to share your stories, prose, poems or thoughts?
Join us every Tuesday at the Niskayuna Branch Library and let’s put some great words to paper.
For more information, please email Librarian, Ms Fernandez at afernandez@mvls.info

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Parenting Series - Stress Management

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion on adult stress management. We will practice simple strategies for you to de-stress with, or without, your child. These strategies are simple enough for you to teach your child, or simply use yourself when feeling overwhelmed. Child care and dinner are provided. Presented by Brightside Up.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion on adult stress management. We will practice simple strategies for you to de-stress with, or without, your child. These strategies are simple enough for you to teach your child, or simply use yourself when feeling overwhelmed. Child care and dinner are provided. Presented by Brightside Up.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Growing Cities Documentary Film + Discussion

CANCELLED

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. GROWING CITIES tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. From those growing food in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, urban farmers are harvesting a whole lot more than simply good food.

Facilitated discussion to follow film with Melissa MacKinnon of Vale Urban Farm

Presented by The Electric City Food Co-op and Vale Urban Farm.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

CANCELLED

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. GROWING CITIES tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food. From those growing food in backyards to make ends meet to educators teaching kids to eat healthier, urban farmers are harvesting a whole lot more than simply good food.

Facilitated discussion to follow film with Melissa MacKinnon of Vale Urban Farm

Presented by The Electric City Food Co-op and Vale Urban Farm.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time

CANCELLED

Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and more during this interactive storytime.  Preschool storytime is designed for three to five-year-old children.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and more during this interactive storytime.  Preschool storytime is designed for three to five-year-old children.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
REELS Film Series

JoJo Rabbit

CANCELLED

Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Luke Brandon Field
20th Century Fox; Directed by Taika Waititi; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes; 2019

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

JoJo Rabbit

CANCELLED

Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Luke Brandon Field
20th Century Fox; Directed by Taika Waititi; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes; 2019

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
After school STEM - Don't spill the beans

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Composting & Soil Health

CANCELLED

Compost, also known as “gardener’s gold”, is rich in nutrients and helps condition your soil and produce healthy and bountiful fruits and vegetables. This class will discuss the basics on home composting and how to get started in your own kitchen.  Taught by Capital Roots Garden Educator Amanda Vrsalovic.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Compost, also known as “gardener’s gold”, is rich in nutrients and helps condition your soil and produce healthy and bountiful fruits and vegetables. This class will discuss the basics on home composting and how to get started in your own kitchen.  Taught by Capital Roots Garden Educator Amanda Vrsalovic.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Word 2019: Beginner

CANCELLED

An introduction to the basics of creating simple documents. Learn the Word 2016 environment and tips for getting started (including line spacing, saving, and printing).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

An introduction to the basics of creating simple documents. Learn the Word 2016 environment and tips for getting started (including line spacing, saving, and printing).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Coloring

CANCELLED

Adult coloring book nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends over a cup of coffee and some color pencils. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Sorry kiddos, this ones just for the grown-ups!

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

CANCELLED

Adult coloring book nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends over a cup of coffee and some color pencils. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Sorry kiddos, this ones just for the grown-ups!

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday April 9, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy skills are developed using books, flannel stories, fingerplays, songs and a simple craft. Toddler storytime is for children 24-35 mos. and their caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy skills are developed using books, flannel stories, fingerplays, songs and a simple craft. Toddler storytime is for children 24-35 mos. and their caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of a Your Favorite Chapter Book. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Re-read a chapter book you loved, and come prepared to talk about the book and your experience re-reading it all these years later.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of a Your Favorite Chapter Book. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Re-read a chapter book you loved, and come prepared to talk about the book and your experience re-reading it all these years later.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Club

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of the book A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Documents the events surrounding the early 1960s serial murder case of the Boston Strangler, recounting how an innocent African-American housekeeper was hastily convicted and how the actual killer, carpenter Albert DeSalvo, eventually confessed.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of the book A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Documents the events surrounding the early 1960s serial murder case of the Boston Strangler, recounting how an innocent African-American housekeeper was hastily convicted and how the actual killer, carpenter Albert DeSalvo, eventually confessed.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to Journaling

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch


Friday April 10, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Don't Spill the Beans - STEM Activity

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required. 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this jelly bean themed challenge.  Grades 2-8, Registration Required. 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday April 11, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PAWS for Reading

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adventures in Yarn

CANCELLED

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun and creative ways!

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun and creative ways!

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

Monday April 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Miss Lisa's Musikids
CANCELLED
Stop in to the library for this early literacy class with songs, instruments, and movement!  For ages 5 and under with adult.  No registration necessary.
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
CANCELLED
Stop in to the library for this early literacy class with songs, instruments, and movement!  For ages 5 and under with adult.  No registration necessary.
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Program

“Giants of the Monsoon Forest” by Jacob Shell

CANCELLED

High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world’s last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy. Jacob Shell takes us deep into this strange elephant country to explore the lives of these extraordinarily intelligent creatures.
Reviewed by Phil Adams

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

“Giants of the Monsoon Forest” by Jacob Shell

CANCELLED

High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world’s last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy. Jacob Shell takes us deep into this strange elephant country to explore the lives of these extraordinarily intelligent creatures.
Reviewed by Phil Adams

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vacation Week Fun: Papermaking with 4H

CANCELLED

This program is an exciting, hands-on way for kids to learn how recycled-content paper is made. Each participant will make their own recycled paper to take home. For grades K-5.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

This program is an exciting, hands-on way for kids to learn how recycled-content paper is made. Each participant will make their own recycled paper to take home. For grades K-5.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

CANCELLED

Families with children of all ages can drop in for fun and imaginative building with magnatiles and other assorted blocks!

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

Families with children of all ages can drop in for fun and imaginative building with magnatiles and other assorted blocks!

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Music Makers Sing-Along

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children ages 2-6, with an adult caregiver. Sing songs, play with instruments and learn basic rhythm. Sometimes we'll read books too! No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Night Time Story Time

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ebooks, Audiobooks, and More: An Introduction to EContent

CANCELLED

Want to read or listen to books on your phone or tablet? Curious to know more about Hoopla, Libby, and OverDrive? Come and hear about all the great ways you can access the library's digital content anytime, anywhere with your own device. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Want to read or listen to books on your phone or tablet? Curious to know more about Hoopla, Libby, and OverDrive? Come and hear about all the great ways you can access the library's digital content anytime, anywhere with your own device. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Ready, Set, Code

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help each other start and complete your craft projects. Stop-in and get crafty with us.

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this social group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help each other start and complete your craft projects. Stop-in and get crafty with us.

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Art with Googly Eyes

CANCELLED

Come to the library and make art that looks silly! For kids & teens ages 8 - 17. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Come to the library and make art that looks silly! For kids & teens ages 8 - 17. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of the book The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

A tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man's rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family's lavish Philadelphia estate.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

CANCELLED

Join us for a discussion of the book The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

A tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man's rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family's lavish Philadelphia estate.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nature Mandalas for Tweens & Teens

CANCELLED

Instructors from CREATE Community Studios will be here to guide participants in creating a beautiful mandala design using materials from nature.  For grades 5-12.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Instructors from CREATE Community Studios will be here to guide participants in creating a beautiful mandala design using materials from nature.  For grades 5-12.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Parenting Series - Peasful Dining Out With Children

CANCELLED

Join us for discussion and practice hands-on activities for families to use while dining out. Some are simple, others silly, or thought provoking, and sometimes challenging. But all actitivies are designed to keep children distracted while waiting for food, waiting to check out, or waiting virtually anywhere. We will practice simple strategies for you to keep the peace and your patience while waiting. Dinner is provided for attendees. Presented by Jean Kwiatkowski.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for discussion and practice hands-on activities for families to use while dining out. Some are simple, others silly, or thought provoking, and sometimes challenging. But all actitivies are designed to keep children distracted while waiting for food, waiting to check out, or waiting virtually anywhere. We will practice simple strategies for you to keep the peace and your patience while waiting. Dinner is provided for attendees. Presented by Jean Kwiatkowski.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Legal Information and Advice

CANCELLED

Albany Law School, Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA), Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), Schenectady County Bar Association (SCBA), and The Legal Project are offering FREE legal information and advice on the 2nd Tuesday of each month throughout 2020. All sessions will start with a presentation at 5:30. Consultations will be 10 to 15 minutes, starting at 6:00 and will be available until 7:30 pm.

April's Topic: Immigration

This session requires advance registration. Call Albany Law School at 518-445-2328 to schedule an appointment. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room, Tutor Rooms 1& 2

CANCELLED

Albany Law School, Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA), Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), Schenectady County Bar Association (SCBA), and The Legal Project are offering FREE legal information and advice on the 2nd Tuesday of each month throughout 2020. All sessions will start with a presentation at 5:30. Consultations will be 10 to 15 minutes, starting at 6:00 and will be available until 7:30 pm.

April's Topic: Immigration

This session requires advance registration. Call Albany Law School at 518-445-2328 to schedule an appointment. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room, Tutor Rooms 1& 2

 
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5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Stitch & Share

CANCELLED

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our monthly meetup with other fiber enthusiasts. Each month we will have a different artisan teach the group a new fiber related skill. Bring your ideas, tools, current project and materials. 
Ages 14+ and all skill levels. 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED

Are you a knitter, crocheter, sewer, quilter, or fiber artist? Don’t know how? Join us at our monthly meetup with other fiber enthusiasts. Each month we will have a different artisan teach the group a new fiber related skill. Bring your ideas, tools, current project and materials. 
Ages 14+ and all skill levels. 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday April 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Ready, Set, Code

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
REELS Film Series

Harriet

CANCELLED

Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monae, Tim Guinee, Clarke Peters, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Universal; Directed by Kasi Lemmons; Rated PG-13; 125 minutes; 2019

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Harriet

CANCELLED

Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monae, Tim Guinee, Clarke Peters, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Universal; Directed by Kasi Lemmons; Rated PG-13; 125 minutes; 2019

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters Group

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this bi-monthly group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Bring your current craft project to this bi-monthly group and complete new items, meet new people and even learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting and everything in between we can help you start and complete your craft projects. Stop in and get crafty with us.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bubble Science w/CMOST

CANCELLED

Explore the science of bubbles with CMOST (Children's Museum of Science & Technology)! Design a bubble wand and mix up your favorite blend of bubble solution. For grades K - 2.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

CANCELLED

Explore the science of bubbles with CMOST (Children's Museum of Science & Technology)! Design a bubble wand and mix up your favorite blend of bubble solution. For grades K - 2.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 

CANCELLED

Burn off some energy, get into the groove and play Just Dance or another wii game on our big flat screen TV! Ages 4+. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Burn off some energy, get into the groove and play Just Dance or another wii game on our big flat screen TV! Ages 4+. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
After school STEM - Build Zone

CANCELLED

Families with children of all ages can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGOs.  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Families with children of all ages can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGOs.  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
One-on-One Resume Help

CANCELLED

Drop-in for 1 hour sessions with Marsha Lazarus of Your Career Matters. This service is helpful to individuals who have resumes that they would like strengthened or updated with a seasoned workforce development professional. Bring a copy of your resume (digital is best.)

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

Drop-in for 1 hour sessions with Marsha Lazarus of Your Career Matters. This service is helpful to individuals who have resumes that they would like strengthened or updated with a seasoned workforce development professional. Bring a copy of your resume (digital is best.)

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

CANCELLED

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English. 

Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Writer's Group

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

CANCELLED

Whether you’ve been doing it forever or just starting out, bring your written words to this volunteer run community group and receive feedback from fellow wordsmiths as time permits.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Word 2016: Intermediate

CANCELLED

Create and manipulate simple documents. Includes changing defaults, editing, selecting and formatting, spelling and grammar. Requirement: Microsoft Word 2019: Beginner. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Create and manipulate simple documents. Includes changing defaults, editing, selecting and formatting, spelling and grammar. Requirement: Microsoft Word 2019: Beginner. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

Thursday April 16, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lap Time

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

This early literacy class will introduce baby to rhymes, bounces, songs, books, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age from 0 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 
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10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Ready, Set, Code

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Through interactive activities, games, and songs, this program introduces young learners to key concepts and skills which prepare them to code animations, games, and stories with ScratchJR.  ScratchJR introduces coding skills to children in grades 1 and 2. First and second graders, only, please register and plan to attend all 3 sessions. Ipads are provided (or bring your own).

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

CANCELLED

A free drop-in session offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qualified lactation consultant are available at each session.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Simple Machines w/CMOST

CANCELLED

Participate in demonstrations with CMOST (Children's Museum of Science & Technology,) and exciting hands-on activities that help discover the properties and uses of a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw, wheel and axle. For kids in grades 2 - 8. Registration required.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

CANCELLED

Participate in demonstrations with CMOST (Children's Museum of Science & Technology,) and exciting hands-on activities that help discover the properties and uses of a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw, wheel and axle. For kids in grades 2 - 8. Registration required.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch


 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to Journaling

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Whether it's in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journeying can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities and dreams. Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata will share the many ways to express yourself through writing! Bring a lined journal and writing implement with you to class.

Must be able to attend all four sessions on April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in order to register

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Recycling Program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension

CANCELLED

Come to this hands on program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about recycling in preparation for Earth Day. Registration Required, Grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Come to this hands on program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about recycling in preparation for Earth Day. Registration Required, Grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Conversation With Delia Owens

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Join us for a conversation between Robyn Ringler, Owner, Editor, and Creative Writing Teacher at East Line Literary Arts, and Delia Owens, whose phenomenal breakout novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, has sold more copies in 2019 than any other adult fiction or nonfiction title as well as appearing consistently on “best of” lists. 
Hosted by Friends of Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady County Public Library & The Open Door Bookstore

LOCATION: SUNY Schenectady Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

CANCELLED

Join us for a conversation between Robyn Ringler, Owner, Editor, and Creative Writing Teacher at East Line Literary Arts, and Delia Owens, whose phenomenal breakout novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, has sold more copies in 2019 than any other adult fiction or nonfiction title as well as appearing consistently on “best of” lists. 
Hosted by Friends of Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady County Public Library & The Open Door Bookstore

LOCATION: SUNY Schenectady Carl B. Taylor Auditorium

Friday April 17, 2020
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Miss Lisa's Musikids

CANCELLED

Stop in to the library for this early literacy class with songs, instruments, and movement. Best suited for children ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Stop in to the library for this early literacy class with songs, instruments, and movement. Best suited for children ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Build Zone - Legos

CANCELLED

Drop in to this free Lego build zone. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

CANCELLED

Drop in to this free Lego build zone. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday April 18, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Story Time

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Early literacy class for children birth to age 5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction for the whole family. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PAWS for Reading

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Children in grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

CANCELLED

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

CANCELLED

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. 

Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1

Sunday April 19, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room