Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time@ Central

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM
Baby Lap Time @ GNV

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 0-24 months, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 0-24 months, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story time @ NIS

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lego Club @ Bornt

See what your imagination can dream up with LEGO blocks. For kids in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

See what your imagination can dream up with LEGO blocks. For kids in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club @ NIS

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engage for Health @ Central

A patient-empowered program designed to teach community members how to get the most out of the interactions with healthcare providers. Refreshments will be provided.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 18 spaces available.

A patient-empowered program designed to teach community members how to get the most out of the interactions with healthcare providers. Refreshments will be provided.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
NYSCA Book Discussion @ Central

Book discussion of Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks. Facilitated by Joan Kruger.

This typewriter-themed selection of short stories was written by Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Book discussion of Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks. Facilitated by Joan Kruger.

This typewriter-themed selection of short stories was written by Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Read n' Greet Book Club

This months Read n' Greet location will be on the patio at Taj Mahal, like the R+G Facebook page for updates. Space is limited so register below.

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

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.

LOCATION: Taj Mahal Restaurant142 Clinton St,
There are 2 spaces available.

This months Read n' Greet location will be on the patio at Taj Mahal, like the R+G Facebook page for updates. Space is limited so register below.

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

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.

LOCATION: Taj Mahal Restaurant142 Clinton St,

There are 2 spaces available.

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
GETTING AHEAD @ CENTRAL

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

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

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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12:00 PM - 1:50 PM
REELS: Rampage

Rampage

Rated PG-13. 1 hour and 50 minutes. 2018

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Rampage

Rated PG-13. 1 hour and 50 minutes. 2018

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Book Discussion: Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Discussion of Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland and Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Discussion of Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland and Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Spy Science: Fingerprints @ MTP

Fun with fingerprints. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Fun with fingerprints. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Upcycled Crafts @ NIS

After-School Fun for Grades K-3 with Schenectady County Recycles! Learn how to upcycle wrapping paper into colorful, unique paper beads ~ Participants will learn about reuse and recycling and take home a paper-bead necklace, bracelet or keychain.

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

After-School Fun for Grades K-3 with Schenectady County Recycles! Learn how to upcycle wrapping paper into colorful, unique paper beads ~ Participants will learn about reuse and recycling and take home a paper-bead necklace, bracelet or keychain.

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

Thursday September 27, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM
Book Discussion: The Dinner

Discussion of The Dinner by Herman Koch

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Discussion of The Dinner by Herman Koch

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Time @ Bornt

This early literacy class features stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

This early literacy class features stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Fiction Writing workshop @ GNV

Everyone Has a Story

This is a three-part workshop meeting on September 13, 20, and 27 from 1:30-3:30.

Open to novice and seasoned writers age 18 and up. Facilitated by Joan Kruger.

Everyone has a story! This workshop is designed for writers who write any type of fiction (short story, flash fiction, script, novel-in-progress). It will bring writers together to share their work, and provide a nurturing environment to give and receive constructive feedback, as we all work to hone our craft. The workshop will include some writing prompts, short in-class writing exercises, a word about the elements of fiction and tips on writing craft along the way. Retired professor Joan Kruger brings many years of teaching and writing experience.

To register, click on the button located on the September 13 entry.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Everyone Has a Story

This is a three-part workshop meeting on September 13, 20, and 27 from 1:30-3:30.

Open to novice and seasoned writers age 18 and up. Facilitated by Joan Kruger.

Everyone has a story! This workshop is designed for writers who write any type of fiction (short story, flash fiction, script, novel-in-progress). It will bring writers together to share their work, and provide a nurturing environment to give and receive constructive feedback, as we all work to hone our craft. The workshop will include some writing prompts, short in-class writing exercises, a word about the elements of fiction and tips on writing craft along the way. Retired professor Joan Kruger brings many years of teaching and writing experience.

To register, click on the button located on the September 13 entry.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PAWS for Reading @ Bornt

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our therapy dog, who is a very good listener.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to read aloud to our therapy dog, who is a very good listener.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4-H Club: Holiday Cards @ Bornt

Join in the 4-H fun. For children in Grades 3-8.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 13 spaces available.

Join in the 4-H fun. For children in Grades 3-8.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL
CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop @ Central

Parent Workshop Series: Your Journey Together
Life is full of challenges and "Your Journey Together" is for parents & caregivers who desire knowledge and skills to promote resilience within their families. 
FREE child care & a light meal are provided to participants.
Register by calling Tricia Howland 518-426-7181 ext 315 or by emailing thowland@cdcccc.org

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Parent Workshop Series: Your Journey Together
Life is full of challenges and "Your Journey Together" is for parents & caregivers who desire knowledge and skills to promote resilience within their families. 
FREE child care & a light meal are provided to participants.
Register by calling Tricia Howland 518-426-7181 ext 315 or by emailing thowland@cdcccc.org

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ Central

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
**CANCELLED** Creative Cards Workshop @ GNV

Join Brigid to make personalized cards with stamping techniques. Materials provided.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join Brigid to make personalized cards with stamping techniques. Materials provided.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Planetarium Show @ Central

For families with children in grades K-5. See the spectacular calendar StarLab planetarium show with MiSci and the Dudley Observatory.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are many spaces available.

For families with children in grades K-5. See the spectacular calendar StarLab planetarium show with MiSci and the Dudley Observatory.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Princess Party @ Bornt

Join My Daughters and Me for a back to school party fit for a princess, and prince.

Come dressed up or as you are to mingle with live Princesses!

There will also be activity stations, face painting and light refreshments.

Back to school supplies will be available for distribution.

For ages 3-12 

Registration is required. Please visit the library website at www.scpl.org or call the Bornt branch at 518-372-4393

Presented by My Daughters and Me (MDAM), a not-for-profit located in the Mont Pleasant Neighborhood

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Join My Daughters and Me for a back to school party fit for a princess, and prince.

Come dressed up or as you are to mingle with live Princesses!

There will also be activity stations, face painting and light refreshments.

Back to school supplies will be available for distribution.

For ages 3-12 

Registration is required. Please visit the library website at www.scpl.org or call the Bornt branch at 518-372-4393

Presented by My Daughters and Me (MDAM), a not-for-profit located in the Mont Pleasant Neighborhood

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
Planetarium Show @ Central

For tweens and teens in Grade 6 and up. See the spectacular calendar StarLab planetarium show with MiSci and the Dudley Observatory.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are many spaces available.

For tweens and teens in Grade 6 and up. See the spectacular calendar StarLab planetarium show with MiSci and the Dudley Observatory.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 1, 2018
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ WOO

Drop in for early literacy fun with stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children ages 0-5 years, with an adult caregiver.

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Drop in for early literacy fun with stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children ages 0-5 years, with an adult caregiver.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ ROT

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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10:15 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Tummy Time & Developmental Movement @ Central

In this developmental movement class for baby and caregiver, we will explore aspects of parent/caregiver bonding, vestibular system development, visual and auditory stimulation, developmental patterns leading to sitting, variations on tummy time, yoga, and baby massage. For babies 6 weeks to rolling/pushing backwards.  Please bring a blanket for baby to class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.

In this developmental movement class for baby and caregiver, we will explore aspects of parent/caregiver bonding, vestibular system development, visual and auditory stimulation, developmental patterns leading to sitting, variations on tummy time, yoga, and baby massage. For babies 6 weeks to rolling/pushing backwards.  Please bring a blanket for baby to class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM
Books Sandwiched In @ Central

The Odyssey of a War Orphan: The Test of One’s Mettle is Conflict, reviewed by author Maria A. Beurmann.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Bring a bagged lunch if you wish. Drinks available for a small fee.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The Odyssey of a War Orphan: The Test of One’s Mettle is Conflict, reviewed by author Maria A. Beurmann.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Bring a bagged lunch if you wish. Drinks available for a small fee.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fresh Perspectives Youth Mentorship @ Bornt

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time@ Central

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Little Wonders of Science w/ MiSci

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ ROT

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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10:15 AM
Read, Dance & Rhyme @ GNV

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story time @ NIS

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby Cafe @ Bornt

FREE, drop-in service offering breastfeeding support to parents of newborns. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

FREE, drop-in service offering breastfeeding support to parents of newborns. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club @ NIS

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fall Parenting Series @ Bornt

Want to be a better parent? Join other parents and caregivers with children ages 3 and up and learn from the experts of the Capital District Child Care Council.

The topic this evening is Attachment.

FREE dinner and child care are provided
Registration is required. Please register at the library or by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Want to be a better parent? Join other parents and caregivers with children ages 3 and up and learn from the experts of the Capital District Child Care Council.

The topic this evening is Attachment.

FREE dinner and child care are provided
Registration is required. Please register at the library or by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center


Wednesday October 3, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ QUA

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:   518-895-2719
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
GETTING AHEAD @ CENTRAL

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

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

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Squishy Circuits: Frankenstein @ MTP

Have fun with STEM and Frankenstein! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Have fun with STEM and Frankenstein! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fresh Perspectives Youth Mentorship @ Bornt

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:45 PM
Build with Magnets @ QUA

Children in Grade K and up are invited to a STEM session with magnets. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-895-2719
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Children in Grade K and up are invited to a STEM session with magnets. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Excel 2013: Basic @ Central

Data Entry & Formatting. Start with the basics by entering data. Learn a variety of tips for formatting and printing your worksheet.  
Requirement: basic word processing skills.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Data Entry & Formatting. Start with the basics by entering data. Learn a variety of tips for formatting and printing your worksheet.  
Requirement: basic word processing skills.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday October 4, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom @ Bornt

Join our friends from WMHT to enjoy the pre-school favorite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. For children age 2-5, with a caregiver. Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 25 spaces available.

Join our friends from WMHT to enjoy the pre-school favorite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. For children age 2-5, with a caregiver. Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
R.L.Stine Party @ Bornt

Celebrate the birthday of the popular author of horror books, R.L.Stine. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Celebrate the birthday of the popular author of horror books, R.L.Stine. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop @ Central

Parent Workshop Series: Your Journey Together
Life is full of challenges and "Your Journey Together" is for parents & caregivers who desire knowledge and skills to promote resilience within their families. 
FREE child care & a light meal are provided to participants.
Register by calling Tricia Howland 518-426-7181 ext 315 or by emailing thowland@cdcccc.org

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Parent Workshop Series: Your Journey Together
Life is full of challenges and "Your Journey Together" is for parents & caregivers who desire knowledge and skills to promote resilience within their families. 
FREE child care & a light meal are provided to participants.
Register by calling Tricia Howland 518-426-7181 ext 315 or by emailing thowland@cdcccc.org

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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10:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:   518.386.2247
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:30 AM
Science at the LIbrary @ ROT

Children in Grade K and up are invited for a STEM session with retired GE scientists.

 No registration needed. Parents welcome.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children in Grade K and up are invited for a STEM session with retired GE scientists.

 No registration needed. Parents welcome.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ Central

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Just Dance Wii @ Central

Dance your heart out! For all ages.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Dance your heart out! For all ages.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday October 8, 2018
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CLOSED - Indigenous Peoples' Day
 
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10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time@ Central

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Little Wonders of Science w/ MiSci

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ ROT

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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10:15 AM
Read, Dance & Rhyme @ GNV

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Computers for Novices @ BORNT

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 4 spaces available.

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story time @ NIS

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO Club @ Bornt

Join in the fun! For kids up to grade 5, families welcome.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

 

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join in the fun! For kids up to grade 5, families welcome.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club @ NIS

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fall Parenting Series @ Bornt

Want to be a better parent? Join other parents and caregivers with children ages 3 and up and learn from the experts of the Capital District Child Care Council.

The topic this evening is Attachment.

FREE dinner and child care are provided
Registration is required. Please register at the library or by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 3 spaces available.

Want to be a better parent? Join other parents and caregivers with children ages 3 and up and learn from the experts of the Capital District Child Care Council.

The topic this evening is Attachment.

FREE dinner and child care are provided
Registration is required. Please register at the library or by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ QUA

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:   518-895-2719
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Keyboarding @ BORNT

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 4 spaces available.

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
GETTING AHEAD @ CENTRAL

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

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

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rube Goldberg: Halloween @ MTP

Have fun with the Halloween edition of the Rube Goldberg Machine! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Have fun with the Halloween edition of the Rube Goldberg Machine! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fresh Perspectives Youth Mentorship @ Bornt

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:45 PM
Dry Ice Fun @ QUA

Children in Grade K and up are invited to a MiSCi STEM session using dry ice. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-895-2719
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Children in Grade K and up are invited to a MiSCi STEM session using dry ice. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club @ MTP

What can you build with LEGO blocks? For kids in Grade 6-7.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

What can you build with LEGO blocks? For kids in Grade 6-7.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEM Fun @ Central

Flex your STEM muscles with new activities each week. For kids in Grade 1-4.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 18 spaces available.

Flex your STEM muscles with new activities each week. For kids in Grade 1-4.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels. Drop in.  No registration required. For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Excel 2013: Intermediate @ Central

Working with Formulas: Create formulas using Excel’s powerful built-in functions. Learn about relative and absolute referencing  and copy/paste between worksheets.
Requirement: Microsoft Excel Basic.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Working with Formulas: Create formulas using Excel’s powerful built-in functions. Learn about relative and absolute referencing  and copy/paste between worksheets.
Requirement: Microsoft Excel Basic.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Adult Coloring @ Central

Find relaxation while you color in silence or quiet conversation. No children, please. Adults only.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Find relaxation while you color in silence or quiet conversation. No children, please. Adults only.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Money Matters Financial Boot Camp @ Bornt

Description: This class empowers the community through practical, everyday financial education that helps people climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required, and will enroll you for all 5 sessions. See registration button on 10/10.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 15 spaces available.

Description: This class empowers the community through practical, everyday financial education that helps people climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration is required, and will enroll you for all 5 sessions. See registration button on 10/10.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday October 11, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Central

Authors Among Us--Those Were the Days: Memoir Writing

Facilitated by Paul Lamar

This is a three-part workshop meeting on October 11, 18, and 25.

Is it time to look back and make sense of it all, for your family and friends? To remember the big events and the day to day episodes? Places and people? In this workshop, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges of writing memoir, write to prompts, share pieces with classmates and develop a plan for continuing the memoir project when the classes end. Open to novice and seasoned writers age 18 and up.

 

Paul Lamar has been a theater reviewer for the Daily Gazette for 20 years. He has taught high school and college, and is published in a variety of literary magazines and the New York Times.

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

To register, click on the button below.  

If you have an email address, please provide it when registering.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
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Authors Among Us--Those Were the Days: Memoir Writing

Facilitated by Paul Lamar

This is a three-part workshop meeting on October 11, 18, and 25.

Is it time to look back and make sense of it all, for your family and friends? To remember the big events and the day to day episodes? Places and people? In this workshop, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges of writing memoir, write to prompts, share pieces with classmates and develop a plan for continuing the memoir project when the classes end. Open to novice and seasoned writers age 18 and up.

 

Paul Lamar has been a theater reviewer for the Daily Gazette for 20 years. He has taught high school and college, and is published in a variety of literary magazines and the New York Times.

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

To register, click on the button below.  

If you have an email address, please provide it when registering.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4-H Club:Farm & Leaf Project

Join in the 4-H fun. For children in Grades 3-8.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 13 spaces available.

Join in the 4-H fun. For children in Grades 3-8.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
Youth Night Out @ Central

In recognition of National Teen Week, please join us as explore ways we can all make a difference in our community, and the ways in which local and national community leaders see youth.

Discuss Angie Thomas's book, The Hate U Give, facilitated by Jamaica Miles, Organizer of Citizen Action of New York

* Make & take activity
* Behind the scenes with Angie Thomas
* Sneak peek of The Hate U Give (October 19, 2018)
* Giveaways & refreshments will be served
 #youthactivism, #schenectadyreads, #TRW18

This event is provided in partnership with Citizen Action of New York

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

In recognition of National Teen Week, please join us as explore ways we can all make a difference in our community, and the ways in which local and national community leaders see youth.

Discuss Angie Thomas's book, The Hate U Give, facilitated by Jamaica Miles, Organizer of Citizen Action of New York

* Make & take activity
* Behind the scenes with Angie Thomas
* Sneak peek of The Hate U Give (October 19, 2018)
* Giveaways & refreshments will be served
 #youthactivism, #schenectadyreads, #TRW18

This event is provided in partnership with Citizen Action of New York

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Google Docs @ Central

Google Docs is a free, easy-to-use word processor that lets you create and edit many kinds of text documents, easily share them with others and store them on any computer at home or work that has internet access, all without having to purchase expensive office programs. 
Requirement: Basic Internet skills. Those attending must have a Gmail email account set up before class.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Google Docs is a free, easy-to-use word processor that lets you create and edit many kinds of text documents, easily share them with others and store them on any computer at home or work that has internet access, all without having to purchase expensive office programs. 
Requirement: Basic Internet skills. Those attending must have a Gmail email account set up before class.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday October 12, 2018
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10:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:   518.386.2247
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday October 13, 2018
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9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Craigslist: How to Buy & Sell @ Central

Learn how to use Craigslist to buy and sell. Create an account, upload a picture or two, and create your own online post! Safety concerns and privacy will be addressed.
Requirement: Must have an email account to participate. Attendees need to bring their digital images on a flash drive.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Learn how to use Craigslist to buy and sell. Create an account, upload a picture or two, and create your own online post! Safety concerns and privacy will be addressed.
Requirement: Must have an email account to participate. Attendees need to bring their digital images on a flash drive.

 

Register for this class by clicking the REGISTER button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
REPAIR CAFÉ @ CENTRAL

What do you do with a chair that has a loose leg?
A toaster that doesn’t work anymore?
Don’t throw them away, bring them to Repair Café!

This neighborhood initiative promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Anyone can bring their broken, but cherished, items to be fixed on the spot for FREE with the help of volunteer repair coaches. Limit of 2 items per household please.

Kids can explore how things work at the take-apart table. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Interested in volunteering? Email Dave West at westfir50@gmail.com • More info about Repair Cafe? Visit repaircafe.org 

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

What do you do with a chair that has a loose leg?
A toaster that doesn’t work anymore?
Don’t throw them away, bring them to Repair Café!

This neighborhood initiative promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Anyone can bring their broken, but cherished, items to be fixed on the spot for FREE with the help of volunteer repair coaches. Limit of 2 items per household please.

Kids can explore how things work at the take-apart table. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Interested in volunteering? Email Dave West at westfir50@gmail.com • More info about Repair Cafe? Visit repaircafe.org 

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why We Overeat & How to Stop @ ROT

Drop-in for this helpful program.

CONTACT:   518.356.3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Drop-in for this helpful program.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ Central

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday October 15, 2018
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ WOO

Drop in for early literacy fun with stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children ages 0-5 years, with an adult caregiver.

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Drop in for early literacy fun with stories, songs, activities and social interaction for children ages 0-5 years, with an adult caregiver.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ ROT

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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10:15 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Children ages 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and lots more early literacy fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Tummy Time & Developmental Movement @ Central

In this developmental movement class for baby and caregiver, we will explore aspects of parent/caregiver bonding, vestibular system development, visual and auditory stimulation, developmental patterns leading to sitting, variations on tummy time, yoga, and baby massage. For babies 6 weeks to rolling/pushing backwards.  Please bring a blanket for baby to class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.

In this developmental movement class for baby and caregiver, we will explore aspects of parent/caregiver bonding, vestibular system development, visual and auditory stimulation, developmental patterns leading to sitting, variations on tummy time, yoga, and baby massage. For babies 6 weeks to rolling/pushing backwards.  Please bring a blanket for baby to class.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom @ MTP

Join our friends from WMHT to enjoy the classic picture book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. For families with children age 2-5. Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
There are 25 spaces available.

Join our friends from WMHT to enjoy the classic picture book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. For families with children age 2-5. Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM
Books Sandwiched In @ Central

The Odyssey of a War Orphan: The Test of One’s Mettle is Conflict, reviewed by author Maria A. Beurmann.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Bring a bagged lunch if you wish. Drinks available for a small fee.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The Odyssey of a War Orphan: The Test of One’s Mettle is Conflict, reviewed by author Maria A. Beurmann.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Bring a bagged lunch if you wish. Drinks available for a small fee.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mask Making @ MTP

Try your hand at making a mask for Halloween, or anytime! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Try your hand at making a mask for Halloween, or anytime! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fresh Perspectives Youth Mentorship @ Bornt

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM
Science of Flight @ GNV

Students will learn about the history of aviation, forces of flight (how airplanes fly), and use a flight simulator! For kids in Grades 4-6.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Students will learn about the history of aviation, forces of flight (how airplanes fly), and use a flight simulator! For kids in Grades 4-6.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club @ NIS

Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece at our monthly LEGO Club.  Get inspired with a monthly theme, and then construct a LEGO creation.  We will display what you built in the library for all to see!  Drop-in program for grades K and up.
December theme: Snowmen & Snowflakes

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece at our monthly LEGO Club.  Get inspired with a monthly theme, and then construct a LEGO creation.  We will display what you built in the library for all to see!  Drop-in program for grades K and up.
December theme: Snowmen & Snowflakes

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pokémon Catapult @ MTP

A Pokémon challenge for kids in Grade 6-8.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

A Pokémon challenge for kids in Grade 6-8.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL Class @ Bornt

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Please register for ESL classes by calling 51-370-8220.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time@ Central

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This early literacy class will introduce baby to stories, songs, fingerplays and social interaction. For children age 0-24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Little Wonders of Science w/ MiSci

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Enjoy a story and some basic science activities with an instructor from MiSci!  For children ages 3-5.
Tuesdays October 2, 9, & 16 (register separately for each class)

Please register **each child that will be attending** by clicking the button below.
 

Contact: 518-386-2249

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ ROT

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Early literacy class for 3-5 year old children, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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10:15 AM
Read, Dance & Rhyme @ GNV

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

An active story time combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.
For kids ages 3-5

Please register by clicking on the button below to sign up for all four classes.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Internet @ BORNT

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 4 spaces available.

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story time @ NIS

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby Cafe @ Bornt

FREE, drop-in service offering breastfeeding support to parents of newborns. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

FREE, drop-in service offering breastfeeding support to parents of newborns. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rube Goldberg Machine @ Bornt

It’s the Halloween edition of the Rube Goldberg machine! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

It’s the Halloween edition of the Rube Goldberg machine! For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club @ NIS

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in writing club for kids in Grade 6-12.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Bornt

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Play and social time for kids
Parent-to-parent interactions
Parent access to child experts

Please register for the Tuesday evening session or the Wednesday morning session by calling 518-372-4393 or by clicking on the button below. When you register, you agree to attend all 5 sessions in the series.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Play and social time for kids
Parent-to-parent interactions
Parent access to child experts

Please register for the Tuesday evening session or the Wednesday morning session by calling 518-372-4393 or by clicking on the button below. When you register, you agree to attend all 5 sessions in the series.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children 24-35 months, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Early literacy class for children age 0-5, with an adult caregiver. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ QUA

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:   518-895-2719
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Early literacy class for children up to age 5, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and social interaction. No registration needed.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Internet Searching @ BORNT

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Early literacy class for children age 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, activities and social interaction. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Stay & Play @ Bornt

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Play and social time for kids
Parent-to-parent interactions 
Parent access to child experts

Please register for the Tuesday evening session or the Wednesday morning session by calling 518-372-4393 or by clicking on the button below. When you register, you agree to attend all 5 sessions in the series.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent.

Play and social time for kids
Parent-to-parent interactions 
Parent access to child experts

Please register for the Tuesday evening session or the Wednesday morning session by calling 518-372-4393 or by clicking on the button below. When you register, you agree to attend all 5 sessions in the series.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Yoga for Aging Gracefully @ ROT

Drop-in for this wonderful light yoga session for our older patrons

CONTACT:   518.356.3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Drop-in for this wonderful light yoga session for our older patrons

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
GETTING AHEAD @ CENTRAL

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

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

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

Join this supportive writing group.  Drop in.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Donna at storykeepr@aol.com.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO Club @ MTP

Have fun building with LEGO blocks. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Have fun building with LEGO blocks. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fresh Perspectives Youth Mentorship @ Bornt

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Academic support and leadership for students in grades 3-9.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:45 PM
Optical Illusions @ QUA

Children in Grade K and up are invited to a MiSci STEM session exploring optical illusions. No registration needed.