Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

 

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Survive & Thrive: parenting during challenging times

 5-week Series Oct 7 - Nov 4 weekly on Wednesdays

Learn how to support your child through the ups & downs and uncertainty of life by parenting with the brain in mind. Help them face challenges and embrace flexibility so they can thrive in any circumstance. With new understanding of how your child thinks you can continue to support their social and emotional development in these ever-changing times.  Adapted from The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Presented by Brightside Up.

This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Must register for and attend first session to receive link to meeting.

WEEK 4 - PAST & PRESENT – Learn the value of intentional memory reflection and storytelling, learn how to help your children integrate painful memories and create a narrative that reflects an accurate and emotionally integrated version of their life events using facts, feelings, and thoughts.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  518-388-4540
LOCATION: Online Program

 5-week Series Oct 7 - Nov 4 weekly on Wednesdays

Learn how to support your child through the ups & downs and uncertainty of life by parenting with the brain in mind. Help them face challenges and embrace flexibility so they can thrive in any circumstance. With new understanding of how your child thinks you can continue to support their social and emotional development in these ever-changing times.  Adapted from The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Presented by Brightside Up.

This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Must register for and attend first session to receive link to meeting.

WEEK 4 - PAST & PRESENT – Learn the value of intentional memory reflection and storytelling, learn how to help your children integrate painful memories and create a narrative that reflects an accurate and emotionally integrated version of their life events using facts, feelings, and thoughts.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Online Program

Thursday October 29, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Thursdays - String Weaved Pumpkin

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This week, we will be making a string weaved pumpkin, just in time for Halloween.

You will need these supplies to follow along:

-Yarn

-Scissors

-Cardboard at least 8.5 x 11"

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This week, we will be making a string weaved pumpkin, just in time for Halloween.

You will need these supplies to follow along:

-Yarn

-Scissors

-Cardboard at least 8.5 x 11"

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Friday October 30, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Saturday October 31, 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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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Halloween, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Halloween, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Sunday November 1, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Monday November 2, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Programs: History Series

“Schenectady and the 1920 Election: Women Cast Their Vote for President.” 
County historian Bill Buell will discuss the 1920 presidential election in Schenectady County, when for the first time women in New York had the opportunity to vote for president.
 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85405111922

Meeting ID: 854 0511 1922


For the Q&A section of this program, we will be utilizing Zoom's RAISE HAND feature.
Before you join this program, please make sure that you have read through the web article linked below on how to use RAISE HAND for the device you will be using to participate in this ZOOM program:

https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-raise-hand-on-zoom/

LOCATION: Online Program

“Schenectady and the 1920 Election: Women Cast Their Vote for President.” 
County historian Bill Buell will discuss the 1920 presidential election in Schenectady County, when for the first time women in New York had the opportunity to vote for president.
 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85405111922

Meeting ID: 854 0511 1922


For the Q&A section of this program, we will be utilizing Zoom's RAISE HAND feature.
Before you join this program, please make sure that you have read through the web article linked below on how to use RAISE HAND for the device you will be using to participate in this ZOOM program:

https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-raise-hand-on-zoom/

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Mondays - Cloud in a Jar

Join Ms. April to learn about clouds and make your very own appear right before your eyes!

To follow along at home you will need the following supplies:

Hairspray
Hot water
Ice
Jar with lid

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 

Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Join Ms. April to learn about clouds and make your very own appear right before your eyes!

To follow along at home you will need the following supplies:

Hairspray
Hot water
Ice
Jar with lid

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 

Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday November 3, 2020

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Election Day, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Election Day, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Learn HTML with Hilary

Kids in grades 6-12, participate in this two day HTML series, just in time to celebrate International Gaming week. These classes are 1.5 hours (4 pm - 5:30 pm) and limited to 10 participants. They will be taught on Google platforms, details to follow after registration. Register online by clicking the link in our description for the class listing on Wednesday, November 4th.

 

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 9 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12, participate in this two day HTML series, just in time to celebrate International Gaming week. These classes are 1.5 hours (4 pm - 5:30 pm) and limited to 10 participants. They will be taught on Google platforms, details to follow after registration. Register online by clicking the link in our description for the class listing on Wednesday, November 4th.

 

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Survive & Thrive: parenting during challenging times

5-week Series Oct 7 - Nov 4 weekly on Wednesdays

Learn how to support your child through the ups & downs and uncertainty of life by parenting with the brain in mind. Help them face challenges and embrace flexibility so they can thrive in any circumstance. With new understanding of how your child thinks you can continue to support their social and emotional development in these ever-changing times. Adapted from The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Presented by Brightside Up

 This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Must register for and attend first session to receive link to meeting.

WEEK 5 -  INSIDE OUT & OUTSIDE IN – Learn how to help your child integrate the different parts of themselves by integrating their emotions, thoughts, and feelings through increased awareness and self-acceptance.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  518-388-4540
LOCATION: Online Program

5-week Series Oct 7 - Nov 4 weekly on Wednesdays

Learn how to support your child through the ups & downs and uncertainty of life by parenting with the brain in mind. Help them face challenges and embrace flexibility so they can thrive in any circumstance. With new understanding of how your child thinks you can continue to support their social and emotional development in these ever-changing times. Adapted from The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Presented by Brightside Up

 This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Must register for and attend first session to receive link to meeting.

WEEK 5 -  INSIDE OUT & OUTSIDE IN – Learn how to help your child integrate the different parts of themselves by integrating their emotions, thoughts, and feelings through increased awareness and self-acceptance.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Online Program

Thursday November 5, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Thursdays - Learn HTML with Hilary

Kids in grades 6-12, participate in this two day HTML series, just in time to celebrate International Gaming week. These classes are 1.5 hours (4 pm - 5:30 pm) and limited to 10 participants. Register online by clicking the link in our description for the class listing on Wednesday, November 4th.

LOCATION: Online Program

Kids in grades 6-12, participate in this two day HTML series, just in time to celebrate International Gaming week. These classes are 1.5 hours (4 pm - 5:30 pm) and limited to 10 participants. Register online by clicking the link in our description for the class listing on Wednesday, November 4th.

LOCATION: Online Program

Saturday November 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Scarecrows, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Scarecrows, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday November 9, 2020
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Children's Book Week - Kindness Photo Challenge

Celebrate Children's Book Week with us November 9-15!  We will be focusing on kindness this fall, and we want to see your favorite BOOKS that inspire us to be KIND!  Family members of all ages, toddler to teen, are encouraged to participate. Snap a picture of your child holding up their favorite book about kindness.  Email it to us at afernandez@mvls.info with the subject line: Kindness Photo Challenge.  Photos submitted between November 9-15 will be included in a video montage celebrating kindness, to be released in early December. 

**Please note, by submitting your photo, you are giving the Schenectady County Public Library permission to post this photo publicly on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.**

We can't wait to celebrate your favorite books with you!

LOCATION: Online Program

Celebrate Children's Book Week with us November 9-15!  We will be focusing on kindness this fall, and we want to see your favorite BOOKS that inspire us to be KIND!  Family members of all ages, toddler to teen, are encouraged to participate. Snap a picture of your child holding up their favorite book about kindness.  Email it to us at afernandez@mvls.info with the subject line: Kindness Photo Challenge.  Photos submitted between November 9-15 will be included in a video montage celebrating kindness, to be released in early December. 

**Please note, by submitting your photo, you are giving the Schenectady County Public Library permission to post this photo publicly on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.**

We can't wait to celebrate your favorite books with you!

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Programs: History Series

“How the War Was Won: Schenectady During WWII.” 
City historian Chris Leonard looks at Schenectady’s contribution to the war effort, including the manufacturing prowess demonstrated by General Electric and the American Locomotive Company.

Topic: FRIENDS OF SCPL's MONDAY NOON HISTORY SERIES on ZOOM
Time: Nov 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86024928200

Meeting ID: 860 2492 8200

 

For the Q&A section of this program, we will be utilizing Zoom's RAISE HAND feature.
Before you join this program, please make sure that you have read through the web article linked below on how to use RAISE HAND for the device you will be using to participate in this ZOOM program:

https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-raise-hand-on-zoom/

LOCATION: Online Program

“How the War Was Won: Schenectady During WWII.” 
City historian Chris Leonard looks at Schenectady’s contribution to the war effort, including the manufacturing prowess demonstrated by General Electric and the American Locomotive Company.

Topic: FRIENDS OF SCPL's MONDAY NOON HISTORY SERIES on ZOOM
Time: Nov 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86024928200

Meeting ID: 860 2492 8200

 

For the Q&A section of this program, we will be utilizing Zoom's RAISE HAND feature.
Before you join this program, please make sure that you have read through the web article linked below on how to use RAISE HAND for the device you will be using to participate in this ZOOM program:

https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-raise-hand-on-zoom/

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Club - Tops

On this episode of LEGO Club with Ms. Chinasa, we will be making spinning tops!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

On this episode of LEGO Club with Ms. Chinasa, we will be making spinning tops!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Trucks, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Trucks, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

Thursday November 12, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Thursdays - Clay Labyrinths w/C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios
Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios! Make a labyrinth to play with when you are feeling anxious and need to be mindful. Art kits will be available a week before the class at the Karen B. Johnson Central library during curbside pickup hours. Call the children's reference desk for more information: 518.388.4540.
 
This program is live on Zoom at 4:00 pm. Register online here to receive the link to the class a day before.
LOCATION: Online Program
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8:12 AM     
Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios! Make a labyrinth to play with when you are feeling anxious and need to be mindful. Art kits will be available a week before the class at the Karen B. Johnson Central library during curbside pickup hours. Call the children's reference desk for more information: 518.388.4540.
 
This program is live on Zoom at 4:00 pm. Register online here to receive the link to the class a day before.
LOCATION: Online Program

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8:12 AM     

Saturday November 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Fruit, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Fruit, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday November 16, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Programs: History Series

"Kurt Vonnegut in Alplaus." 
Jessica Polmateer, historian of the hamlet of Alplaus
, looks at the life and career of writer Kurt Vonnegut, who lived in Alplaus in the 1950’s while working for GE.

LOCATION: Online Program

"Kurt Vonnegut in Alplaus." 
Jessica Polmateer, historian of the hamlet of Alplaus
, looks at the life and career of writer Kurt Vonnegut, who lived in Alplaus in the 1950’s while working for GE.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Mondays - Grab and Go Catapults

Join Ms. Julie for this fun engineering project!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Join Ms. Julie for this fun engineering project!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday November 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Foxes, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Foxes, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Night Time Storytime Live

Bring your family and please join Miss Lisa, of Miss Lisa's MusiKids, and Ms. Kaela for night time stories and songs. Tonight's theme is animals and will feature a story in Spanish and English.

Pajamas are encouraged!

This program will take place live over Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to story time.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 20 spaces available.

Bring your family and please join Miss Lisa, of Miss Lisa's MusiKids, and Ms. Kaela for night time stories and songs. Tonight's theme is animals and will feature a story in Spanish and English.

Pajamas are encouraged!

This program will take place live over Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to story time.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday November 19, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Thursdays - Learn to Draw Part 3

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

Enjoy another installment of "Learn to Draw" - this time we'll be on Zoom drawing animals together step-by-step. Watch videos 1 & 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVJrAw5IW4f9IpcagrAe4EN6O14bnURrO

To participate, register here and we will e-mail you a zoom link a day before the program.

LOCATION: Online Program
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7:57 AM     

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

Enjoy another installment of "Learn to Draw" - this time we'll be on Zoom drawing animals together step-by-step. Watch videos 1 & 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVJrAw5IW4f9IpcagrAe4EN6O14bnURrO

To participate, register here and we will e-mail you a zoom link a day before the program.

LOCATION: Online Program

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7:57 AM     

Saturday November 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Mindfulness & Kindness, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Mindfulness & Kindness, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday November 23, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends Noon Programs: History Series

“Confronting Contagion in Schenectady, New York: From Smallpox to Covid.”
Brothers Martin and James Strosberg
discuss their soon to be published book documenting Schenectady’s long medical history, including the work of physician and former mayor Charles Duryea in the early 20th century.

LOCATION: Online Program

“Confronting Contagion in Schenectady, New York: From Smallpox to Covid.”
Brothers Martin and James Strosberg
discuss their soon to be published book documenting Schenectady’s long medical history, including the work of physician and former mayor Charles Duryea in the early 20th century.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Club - Grab & Go Cars

On this episode of LEGO Club with Ms. Stephanie, we will be making cars!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms.Stephanie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/9 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

On this episode of LEGO Club with Ms. Stephanie, we will be making cars!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms.Stephanie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/9 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday November 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Hibernation, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Hibernation, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Night Time Storytime Live

Bring your family and please join Miss Lisa, of Miss Lisa's MusiKids, and Ms. Kaela for night time stories and songs. Tonight's theme is animals and will feature a story in Spanish and English.

Pajamas are encouraged!

This program will take place live over Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to story time.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 20 spaces available.

Bring your family and please join Miss Lisa, of Miss Lisa's MusiKids, and Ms. Kaela for night time stories and songs. Tonight's theme is animals and will feature a story in Spanish and English.

Pajamas are encouraged!

This program will take place live over Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to story time.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday November 26, 2020

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Thursdays - Pop Up Cards

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This week to celebrate Thanksgiving and the people we're thankful for in our lives, we will be making pop up cards! Materials needed to follow along at home include:

-paper (any color, any size, any weight).

-scissors

-glue or tape

-any other art supplies you have and would like to use to decorate card

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This week to celebrate Thanksgiving and the people we're thankful for in our lives, we will be making pop up cards! Materials needed to follow along at home include:

-paper (any color, any size, any weight).

-scissors

-glue or tape

-any other art supplies you have and would like to use to decorate card

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Saturday November 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Food, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Food, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday November 30, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Mondays - Grab and Go Cartouche

Join Ms. Julie to learn about Egypt and make your own Cartouche!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Join Ms. Julie to learn about Egypt and make your own Cartouche!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Dinosaurs, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Dinosaurs, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday December 3, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Thursdays - Quarenteen Cooking

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

Today, make apple crisp in the microwave & no bake cookies! 

You will need these ingredients to follow along: 

  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cooking oats
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 1 - 2 apples (any kind!) - peeled & sliced
  • Brown sugar
  • Water
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Cooking Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

You also need a knife & peeler for the apples. Please inform & ask an adult in your household before using sharp objects.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

 

LOCATION: Online Program

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

Today, make apple crisp in the microwave & no bake cookies! 

You will need these ingredients to follow along: 

  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cooking oats
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 1 - 2 apples (any kind!) - peeled & sliced
  • Brown sugar
  • Water
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Cooking Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract

You also need a knife & peeler for the apples. Please inform & ask an adult in your household before using sharp objects.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

 

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Saturday December 5, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Trains, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Trains, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday December 7, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Club - Letters

On this episode of LEGO with Ms. Chinasa, we will be constructing the first letter of our name!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

On this episode of LEGO with Ms. Chinasa, we will be constructing the first letter of our name!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Mittens & Snow, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Mittens & Snow, featuring Ms. Julie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday December 10, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Thursdays

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with Ms. Stephanie!

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Saturday December 12, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Winter, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Winter, featuring Ms. Stephanie.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Monday December 14, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Mondays - Grab and Go Robot Hand

Join Ms. Julie to learn how to make your own robotic hand!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Join Ms. Julie to learn how to make your own robotic hand!

**The supplies for this program will be provided by the library for FREE, and can be used to follow along with Ms. Julie at home!  Call 518-388-4540 beginning on 11/2 to reserve a materials kit that can be picked up at our CENTRAL library during curbside service hours.** 

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 4:00 pm. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Polar Bears, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Polar Bears, featuring Ms. April.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 14 spaces available.

Kids in grades 6-12 that are interested in writing, and would like to meet with other kids that love to write, should join us! Someone usually brings a writing prompt, and we spend some time writing and sharing, but sharing is not required. This group is very warm and welcoming to new members!

This program will take place virtually over Google Meet. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday December 16, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Anne Blankman Author Visit

Please join us in celebrating local author Anne Blankman's newest middle grade novel, The Blackbird Girls. A graduate of Niskayuna and Union College, Anne Blankman has written 3 previous critically acclaimed historical novels for youth. The Blackbird Girls is centered around two girls and their forced friendship during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

A book reading and Q&A will take place live on Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to the author visit.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 19 spaces available.

Please join us in celebrating local author Anne Blankman's newest middle grade novel, The Blackbird Girls. A graduate of Niskayuna and Union College, Anne Blankman has written 3 previous critically acclaimed historical novels for youth. The Blackbird Girls is centered around two girls and their forced friendship during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

A book reading and Q&A will take place live on Zoom. Please register below to receive the link to the author visit.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 19 spaces available.

Thursday December 17, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Thursdays - Hopes & Dreams Jars w/C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios! Join us and think about what your hopes and dreams are for the future. Art kits will be available a week before the class at the Karen B. Johnson Central library during curbside pickup hours. Call the children's reference desk for more information: 518.388.4540.

This program is live on Zoom at 4:00 pm. Register online here to receive the link to the class a day before.

LOCATION: Online Program
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:31 AM     

Kids in grades 6-12, join us for a fun teen project with C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios! Join us and think about what your hopes and dreams are for the future. Art kits will be available a week before the class at the Karen B. Johnson Central library during curbside pickup hours. Call the children's reference desk for more information: 518.388.4540.

This program is live on Zoom at 4:00 pm. Register online here to receive the link to the class a day before.

LOCATION: Online Program

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:31 AM     

Saturday December 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Storytime

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Cookies, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Please join us for stories, songs, and more with your favorite SCPL librarians! Today's storytime theme will be Cookies, featuring Ms. Chinasa.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtIL_nmfL_iSjiHNIx6J1A

LOCATION: Online Program

Thursday December 24, 2020

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

Friday December 25, 2020

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 

All SCPL locations will be closed for the day. Our online services such as ebooks and streaming movies are always available 24/7. 


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