Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

 

Sunday May 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beginning Drawing and Painting with Keisha R Stovall

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


Monday May 27, 2019

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. 

Tuesday May 28, 2019
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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 from birth to 24 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
My Grown-up and Me Yoga

A fun class to provide bonding opportunities between children and their caregiver, while strengthening growing muscles. For children ages 3-5 with adult.

This is a 3 week long class that meets once per week

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

A fun class to provide bonding opportunities between children and their caregiver, while strengthening growing muscles. For children ages 3-5 with adult.

This is a 3 week long class that meets once per week

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch


 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

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

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
REELS @ Bornt

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, rated PG, duration: 107 minutes

Will the heroes of Bricksburg stop the LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space from wrecking their city? Audience: Families

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, rated PG, duration: 107 minutes

Will the heroes of Bricksburg stop the LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space from wrecking their city? Audience: Families

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

This months Read n' Greet location is the Clinton Street Mercantile.

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

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery In a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, we encounter Renée, an intelligent, philosophical, and cultured concierge who masks herself as the stereotypical uneducated "super" to avoid suspicion from the building's pretentious inhabitants. Also living in the building is Paloma, the adolescent daughter of a parliamentarian, who has decided to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday because she cannot bear to live among the rich. Although they are passing strangers, it is through Renée's observations and Paloma's journal entries that The Elegance of the Hedgehog  reveals the absurd lives of the wealthy. That is until a Japanese businessman moves into the building and brings the two characters together.

Registration required

LOCATION: Clinton Street Mercantile, 148 Clinton St, Schenctady NY
There are 7 spaces available.

This months Read n' Greet location is the Clinton Street Mercantile.

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

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery In a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, we encounter Renée, an intelligent, philosophical, and cultured concierge who masks herself as the stereotypical uneducated "super" to avoid suspicion from the building's pretentious inhabitants. Also living in the building is Paloma, the adolescent daughter of a parliamentarian, who has decided to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday because she cannot bear to live among the rich. Although they are passing strangers, it is through Renée's observations and Paloma's journal entries that The Elegance of the Hedgehog  reveals the absurd lives of the wealthy. That is until a Japanese businessman moves into the building and brings the two characters together.

Registration required

LOCATION: Clinton Street Mercantile, 148 Clinton St, Schenctady NY

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Niskayuna

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Quaker Street

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

 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga for Aging Gracefully

This yoga class is designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience whether in a yoga class or in the world. There will be standing as well as using a chair. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

This yoga class is designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience whether in a yoga class or in the world. There will be standing as well as using a chair. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
REELS @ Central

The Kid Who Would Be King
Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart, Rhianna Dorris, Dean Chaumoo, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough
20th Century Fox; Directed by Joe Cornish; Rated PG; 120 minutes; 2019
Alex believes he is just another nobody until he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. He unites the wizard Merlin, his enemies, and his friends to take on Morgana, the enchantress.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The Kid Who Would Be King
Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart, Rhianna Dorris, Dean Chaumoo, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough
20th Century Fox; Directed by Joe Cornish; Rated PG; 120 minutes; 2019
Alex believes he is just another nobody until he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. He unites the wizard Merlin, his enemies, and his friends to take on Morgana, the enchantress.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fiber Fanatics Group

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Library Book by Susan Orlean. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

The author reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution: our libraries.

Canceled for this month

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The Library Book by Susan Orlean. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

The author reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution: our libraries.

Canceled for this month

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga for Aging Gracefully

This yoga class is designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience whether in a yoga class or in the world. There will be standing as well as using a chair. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

This yoga class is designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience whether in a yoga class or in the world. There will be standing as well as using a chair. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Mont Pleasant 4-H Club

Vale Garden Field Trip; Rainy day activity: Earth Day Shakes

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This

free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional. Registration for each event is required. Please sign-up on the library website or call 518-372-4393.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Vale Garden Field Trip; Rainy day activity: Earth Day Shakes

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This

free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional. Registration for each event is required. Please sign-up on the library website or call 518-372-4393.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced

Sorting/Filtering/Pivot Tables. Analyze data using pivot tables and filtering techniques. Create professional reports with data sorted alphabetically and chronologically. Requirement: Mastery of basic word processing skills.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Sorting/Filtering/Pivot Tables. Analyze data using pivot tables and filtering techniques. Create professional reports with data sorted alphabetically and chronologically. Requirement: Mastery of basic word processing skills.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


Thursday May 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Email

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

Requirement: Must have basic internet skills.

Registration Required

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 2 spaces available.

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

Requirement: Must have basic internet skills.

Registration Required

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 2 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of any novel in the Irish Country Doctor series by Patrick Taylor. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of any novel in the Irish Country Doctor series by Patrick Taylor. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wii Game Day

Play Just Dance, Mario Party and other games on the Wii or the Wii U. Drop-in. Gr. K-5

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Play Just Dance, Mario Party and other games on the Wii or the Wii U. Drop-in. Gr. K-5

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting practice to get you ready for the weekend! With a different focus each class, we will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting practice to get you ready for the weekend! With a different focus each class, we will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss Studio, Schnectady NY.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Saturday June 1, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series
So You Think You Can Sing and Dance?!
* Sing-along & Dance Class*

My Daughters and Me presents: The Prince & Princess in Me Series

A program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self- love, and self- respect in young boys and girls age 5 to 12 years old.

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
So You Think You Can Sing and Dance?!
* Sing-along & Dance Class*

My Daughters and Me presents: The Prince & Princess in Me Series

A program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self- love, and self- respect in young boys and girls age 5 to 12 years old.

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Poems + Pavanes

Local poets will read their poems interspersed with music played by Lycaeides. This will include Renaissance, Modern and World Music, played on early music instruments including recorders, viol, guitar, laouto and percussion.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Local poets will read their poems interspersed with music played by Lycaeides. This will include Renaissance, Modern and World Music, played on early music instruments including recorders, viol, guitar, laouto and percussion.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOsand other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOsand other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday June 2, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beginning Drawing and Painting with Keisha R Stovall

This session on June 2 is canceled, class will resume with the final session on June 9 due to an instructor scheduling conflict

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This session on June 2 is canceled, class will resume with the final session on June 9 due to an instructor scheduling conflict

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


Monday June 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kitchen Composting Made-Easy

Composting garden and kitchen scraps is a great way to divert waste from landfills and improve soil texture and fertility. Learn about the different methods of composting, what types of items should be composted and what should not, how to keep your pile balanced and alive with life, and how to use the finished product. Presented by Capital Roots.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Composting garden and kitchen scraps is a great way to divert waste from landfills and improve soil texture and fertility. Learn about the different methods of composting, what types of items should be composted and what should not, how to keep your pile balanced and alive with life, and how to use the finished product. Presented by Capital Roots.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Tuesday June 4, 2019
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5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Drop-in One-on-One Resume Help

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Welcome to Marwen

Steve Carell, Eiza Gonzalez, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann, Gwendoline Christie, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl, Patrick RoccasUniversal; Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Rated PG-13; 116 minutes; 2018

When a devastating attack leaves Mark Hogancamp shattered and without his memory, no one expected recovery. But by putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His astonishing art installation becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him on his journey.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Welcome to Marwen

Steve Carell, Eiza Gonzalez, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann, Gwendoline Christie, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl, Patrick RoccasUniversal; Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Rated PG-13; 116 minutes; 2018

When a devastating attack leaves Mark Hogancamp shattered and without his memory, no one expected recovery. But by putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His astonishing art installation becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him on his journey.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday June 6, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Creative Cards

Join Brigid Meyer to create unique and thoughtful hand stamped greeting cards. All the supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination! 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Join Brigid Meyer to create unique and thoughtful hand stamped greeting cards. All the supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination! 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

Saturday June 8, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series
So You Think You Can Sing and Dance?!
* Sing-along & Dance Class*

My Daughters and Me presents: The Prince & Princess in Me Series

A program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self- love, and self- respect in young boys and girls age 5 to 12 years old.

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 23 spaces available.
So You Think You Can Sing and Dance?!
* Sing-along & Dance Class*

My Daughters and Me presents: The Prince & Princess in Me Series

A program that focuses on helping to build self-esteem, self- love, and self- respect in young boys and girls age 5 to 12 years old.

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 23 spaces available.

Sunday June 9, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beginning Drawing and Painting with Keisha R Stovall

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Celebrate your inner artist. Learn basic painting and drawing techniques to create your own art in a supportive environment in this 6 week class. Art helps people focus on something just for themselves in a positive way. No prior experience necessary. Ages 18+

This class meets once per week May 5-June 9, 2019

Artist Keisha R. Stovall believes creating art is a gateway to inner peace. A portrait artist since 2000, she enjoys empowering people in all walks of life through art. 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


Monday June 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

This group meets every second Monday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

This group meets every second Monday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast New York

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast New York

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Join us for a discussion of the book The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Drop-in One-on-One Resume Help

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Educated by Tara Westover New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book Educated by Tara Westover New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Wednesday June 12, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
REELS Film Series

Vice

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill. 20th Century Fox; Directed by Adam McKay; Rated R; 132 minutes; 2018

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Vice

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill. 20th Century Fox; Directed by Adam McKay; Rated R; 132 minutes; 2018

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fiber Fanatics Group

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Superb Herbs

Herbs provide interesting new and fresh flavors for cooking, healing, and brewing tea. They add texture, scent and beauty to your garden and some provide natural pest control. This class will provide information on starting, maintaining and harvesting your very own herb garden, and we’ll explore new ideas and uses for your bounty of fresh herbs. Presented by Capital Roots.

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Herbs provide interesting new and fresh flavors for cooking, healing, and brewing tea. They add texture, scent and beauty to your garden and some provide natural pest control. This class will provide information on starting, maintaining and harvesting your very own herb garden, and we’ll explore new ideas and uses for your bounty of fresh herbs. Presented by Capital Roots.

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday June 13, 2019

Join us for a discussion of the book Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the First Modern Lady by Lewis Gould. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

This study of First Lady Edith Kermit Roosevelt (wife of President Theodore Roosevelt) goes beneath her popular public persona to reveal her difficult personality, her first marriage and subsequent divorce, and her racist views on African Americans. The book also looks at her little-known activism and describes the many musical performers she brought to the White House.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the First Modern Lady by Lewis Gould. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

This study of First Lady Edith Kermit Roosevelt (wife of President Theodore Roosevelt) goes beneath her popular public persona to reveal her difficult personality, her first marriage and subsequent divorce, and her racist views on African Americans. The book also looks at her little-known activism and describes the many musical performers she brought to the White House.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

Join us for a discussion of the book 21 Lessons for the 21st Centrury by Yuval Noah Harari  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?
Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book 21 Lessons for the 21st Centrury by Yuval Noah Harari  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?
Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Introduction to Zentangle Method

The Zentangle™ Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In this workshop, we will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle™ tile. This is a great starter class that is bound to leave you thirsty for more. Supplies will be provided. Taught by Jeanine Corina Hughes, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 16 spaces available.

The Zentangle™ Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In this workshop, we will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle™ tile. This is a great starter class that is bound to leave you thirsty for more. Supplies will be provided. Taught by Jeanine Corina Hughes, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 16 spaces available.

Monday June 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Polishing The Pearls-Memoir Writing Workshop

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday June 18, 2019

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

 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Drop-in One-on-One Resume Help

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Paint n' Sip

Grab your best pal and join us for an evening of painting and mocktails! We will provide all the supplies and no prior art experience is necessary.. Go home with a finished masterpiece to hang on your wall. Taught by Schenectady's own C.R.E.A.T.E Studio

Ages 14+ 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1
There are 16 spaces available.

Grab your best pal and join us for an evening of painting and mocktails! We will provide all the supplies and no prior art experience is necessary.. Go home with a finished masterpiece to hang on your wall. Taught by Schenectady's own C.R.E.A.T.E Studio

Ages 14+ 

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

There are 16 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Milkman by Anna Burns. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

"Burns (No Bones, 2002) became the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the Man Booker Prize with this raw, traumatic tale addressing timeless themes of brutality, resiliency, and resistance. It is set in an unnamed city at an indeterminate time, but Burns’ world is clearly the Belfast of the Troubles, even though it can double as any totalitarian society where people live in violent conditions and everyone seems to be suffering from some kind of post-traumatic stress disorder. The narrator, with her distinctive, conversational voice, is also unnamed, an 18-year-old girl who is pursued, on many levels, by the milkman  of the title. He is a shadowy, older figure, creepy to boot, who, we learn early on, is not even a milkman . Instead of driving a milk lorry, he drives flashy cars, and sometimes, significantly, a “small, white, nondescript, shape-shifting” van. We are introduced to him while the young woman is caught walking-while-reading (Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe). The milkman  pulls up in his van and offers her a lift; when she refuses, he drives away, pretending not to be offended, but this sets in motion all that follows. Milkman  is a uniquely meandering and mesmerizing, wonderful and enigmatic work about borders and barriers, both physical and spiritual, and the cost of survival." June Sawyers (Reviewed 11/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 6, p25)

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Milkman by Anna Burns. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

"Burns (No Bones, 2002) became the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the Man Booker Prize with this raw, traumatic tale addressing timeless themes of brutality, resiliency, and resistance. It is set in an unnamed city at an indeterminate time, but Burns’ world is clearly the Belfast of the Troubles, even though it can double as any totalitarian society where people live in violent conditions and everyone seems to be suffering from some kind of post-traumatic stress disorder. The narrator, with her distinctive, conversational voice, is also unnamed, an 18-year-old girl who is pursued, on many levels, by the milkman  of the title. He is a shadowy, older figure, creepy to boot, who, we learn early on, is not even a milkman . Instead of driving a milk lorry, he drives flashy cars, and sometimes, significantly, a “small, white, nondescript, shape-shifting” van. We are introduced to him while the young woman is caught walking-while-reading (Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe). The milkman  pulls up in his van and offers her a lift; when she refuses, he drives away, pretending not to be offended, but this sets in motion all that follows. Milkman  is a uniquely meandering and mesmerizing, wonderful and enigmatic work about borders and barriers, both physical and spiritual, and the cost of survival." June Sawyers (Reviewed 11/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 6, p25)

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey. Universal; Directed by Mimi Leder; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2018

The inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey. Universal; Directed by Mimi Leder; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2018

The inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Monday June 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Polishing The Pearls-Memoir Writing Workshop

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Paint n' Sip

Grab your best pal and join us for an evening of painting and mocktails! We will provide all the supplies and no prior art experience is necessary. Go home with a finished masterpiece to hang on your wall. Taught by Schenectady's own Canvas, Corks and Forks.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Grab your best pal and join us for an evening of painting and mocktails! We will provide all the supplies and no prior art experience is necessary. Go home with a finished masterpiece to hang on your wall. Taught by Schenectady's own Canvas, Corks and Forks.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Tuesday June 25, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Little Yogis

Come and join instructors from Lilananda Yoga for this preschool yoga class for ages 3-5.

Registration is required for this 3 week class which meets once per week.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Come and join instructors from Lilananda Yoga for this preschool yoga class for ages 3-5.

Registration is required for this 3 week class which meets once per week.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Drop-in One-on-One Resume Help

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

This months Read n' Greet location is TBA  New members welcome! 

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!

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

This months Read n' Greet location is TBA  New members welcome! 

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!

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Kickoff! Daniel Tiger’s Picnic Adventure w/ WMHT

Watch a Daniel Tiger episode, read stories, and do craft activities with Barbara Lukas from WMHT. 
Ages 3-6 with adult.
 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Watch a Daniel Tiger episode, read stories, and do craft activities with Barbara Lukas from WMHT. 
Ages 3-6 with adult.
 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Mahershala Ali, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Lily Tomlin, Brian Tyree Henry
Columbia; Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Ruthman; Rated PG; 117 minutes; 2018

Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. Includes French audio description track.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Mahershala Ali, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Lily Tomlin, Brian Tyree Henry
Columbia; Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Ruthman; Rated PG; 117 minutes; 2018

Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. Includes French audio description track.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fiber Fanatics Group

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Keckley, a freed slave in Washington, D.C., right before the start of the Civil War, gains fame as a dressmaker  for Northerners and Southerners alike, but when Lincoln  is elected and the Southerners secede, she chooses to remain in Washington. She becomes the modiste for Mary Todd Lincoln  and is privy to the innermost workings of the Lincoln  White House, Mary Todd’s reckless spending, President Lincoln ’s death, and his widow’s subsequent penury.

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Keckley, a freed slave in Washington, D.C., right before the start of the Civil War, gains fame as a dressmaker  for Northerners and Southerners alike, but when Lincoln  is elected and the Southerners secede, she chooses to remain in Washington. She becomes the modiste for Mary Todd Lincoln  and is privy to the innermost workings of the Lincoln  White House, Mary Todd’s reckless spending, President Lincoln ’s death, and his widow’s subsequent penury.

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Kickoff! Uncharted Wild w/ Adam Bornt

Wildlife expert Adam Bornt will be visiting us with some of his reptile and amphibian friends.  This program will be held across the street on the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (in the case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside the library).  Please bring a blanket to sit on.
Grades 1-5

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wildlife expert Adam Bornt will be visiting us with some of his reptile and amphibian friends.  This program will be held across the street on the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (in the case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside the library).  Please bring a blanket to sit on.
Grades 1-5

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday June 27, 2019

Join us for a discussion of the book The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Blackout drunk Cassie Bowden is used to waking up in strangers’ beds, but what she discovers one morning in a sumptuous Dubai hotel suite is instantly sobering—blood-soaked sheets and the dead body of the handsome American hedge fund manager she met on her flight  over. Even worse for Cassie, the assassin who executed him already regrets sparing the passed-out flight attendant.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Blackout drunk Cassie Bowden is used to waking up in strangers’ beds, but what she discovers one morning in a sumptuous Dubai hotel suite is instantly sobering—blood-soaked sheets and the dead body of the handsome American hedge fund manager she met on her flight  over. Even worse for Cassie, the assassin who executed him already regrets sparing the passed-out flight attendant.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Jester Jim Show

Summer Reading Kickoff!  Laugh out loud at this fast-paced juggling and beat-boxing show.
Family/all ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Summer Reading Kickoff!  Laugh out loud at this fast-paced juggling and beat-boxing show.
Family/all ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Friday June 28, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Come and enjoy “out of this world” fun with stories, activities, games, and treats. Sign up for our summer reading program while you are here! Families welcome!

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Come and enjoy “out of this world” fun with stories, activities, games, and treats. Sign up for our summer reading program while you are here! Families welcome!

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday June 29, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday July 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
MiSci Little Wonders of Science Story Time

Ages 5 and under with supervising adult

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Ages 5 and under with supervising adult

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Polishing The Pearls-Memoir Writing Workshop

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Hidden within you are the stories you have always wanted to write. This series of three non-fiction writing workshops is open to all who wish to pursue their own personal narrative, regardless of their level of writing experience. Everyone has a unique way to tell his or her story, and participants will have a chance to mine memories of their lives, drawing inspiration from memory exercises, free-writing, and photographs. In this safe and supportive setting, you will transform moments and experiences that you almost forgot you had until you were able to bring form and insight to them. We will gently support each other’s growth in this endeavor to generate and share writing.  Presented by Marea Gordett.

Marea Gordett taught in the English departments of Boston University and Tufts University for many years, and she now conducts literary programs at libraries, museums and professional organizations. She is a poet and non-fiction writer and has published a book of poetry entitled Freeze Tag with Wesleyan University Press. She has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation award, and numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers. She runs Big Mind Learning in the Capital region. Ages 18+

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Reading is Magic with Jim Snack

Families come and watch a spectacular magic show! Stay after the show to sign up for our summer reading program and enjoy some fun and games!

Drop In

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Families come and watch a spectacular magic show! Stay after the show to sign up for our summer reading program and enjoy some fun and games!

Drop In

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mad Science - Rocket Science

Grades K - 5

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Grades K - 5

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Come and enjoy “out of this world” fun with stories, activities, games, and treats.  Sign up for our summer reading program while you are here! Families welcome!

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come and enjoy “out of this world” fun with stories, activities, games, and treats.  Sign up for our summer reading program while you are here! Families welcome!

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Tuesday July 2, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Little Yogis

Come and join instructors from Lilananda Yoga for this preschool yoga class for ages 3-5.

Registration is required for this 3 week class which meets once per week.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Come and join instructors from Lilananda Yoga for this preschool yoga class for ages 3-5.

Registration is required for this 3 week class which meets once per week.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Superhero Capes Workshop with 4H
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Home

Rated PG,110 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Home

Rated PG,110 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Drop-in One-on-One Resume Help

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

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

Ages 18+ 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

Wednesday July 3, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Class of books, songs and games for independent 3-5 year olds. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

Isn’t It Romantic

Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Tom Ellis, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Adam DeVine, Jennifer Saunders, Brandon Scott Jones; New Line Turner; Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson; Rated PG-13; 88 minutes; 2019

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Isn’t It Romantic

Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Tom Ellis, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Adam DeVine, Jennifer Saunders, Brandon Scott Jones; New Line Turner; Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson; Rated PG-13; 88 minutes; 2019

New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rocket Science w/ Mad Science of the Capital Region

Follow a detailed construction plan to build your very own model rocket while exploring the science of rocketry.
Grades 1-5. Register for either the 2:00 or the 3:30 session

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Follow a detailed construction plan to build your very own model rocket while exploring the science of rocketry.
Grades 1-5. Register for either the 2:00 or the 3:30 session

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Thursday July 4, 2019

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. 

Saturday July 6, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Drop-in for children in Grades 1 and up can read to one of our reading therapy dogs!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Construct buildings, towers and more using LEGOs and other assorted blocks! Drop-in for all families!

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday July 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Adventure Story Time with the Utica Zoo

Drop in

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Comics Boot Camp

Have you ever wanted to make a comic book? Join comic book artist Shane Moore in this intensive 4 day class. In Comics Boot Camp, students will learn the ins and out of creating their own comic book: penciling, inking, coloring and lettering. Don't forget to also join us on Saturday, July 13 for Electric City Comic Con right inside the library. Space is very limited to students entering grades 4-8.

This is an intensive 4 day class Monday-Thursday. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions in order to register. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Have you ever wanted to make a comic book? Join comic book artist Shane Moore in this intensive 4 day class. In Comics Boot Camp, students will learn the ins and out of creating their own comic book: penciling, inking, coloring and lettering. Don't forget to also join us on Saturday, July 13 for Electric City Comic Con right inside the library. Space is very limited to students entering grades 4-8.

This is an intensive 4 day class Monday-Thursday. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions in order to register. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
MiSci Little Wonders of Science Story Time

Ages 5 and under with supervising adult

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Ages 5 and under with supervising adult

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

This group meets every second Monday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

This group meets every second Monday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Zoo mobile with the Utica Zoo

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Intro to Zentangle for Tweens & Teens

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Check out how easy and relaxing it is to Zentangle!
Grades 5-9

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Check out how easy and relaxing it is to Zentangle!
Grades 5-9

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Out of this world art with the TANG Museum

Join the Tang Museum as we explore art works by Alma Thomas and Carrie Moyer! Create your own textural works inspired by their art and this year’s Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories! Materials include, specialty papers, felt and metallic markers! 

Grades K - 5

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Join the Tang Museum as we explore art works by Alma Thomas and Carrie Moyer! Create your own textural works inspired by their art and this year’s Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories! Materials include, specialty papers, felt and metallic markers! 

Grades K - 5

Registration required

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fine Arts Class for Kids!

Come and make beautiful works of art with two seasoned art professionals. Kids will leave having learned about different mediums and art techniques.
Grades 2 and up.

Registration Required

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM     

Come and make beautiful works of art with two seasoned art professionals. Kids will leave having learned about different mediums and art techniques.
Grades 2 and up.

Registration Required

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Out of this world art with the TANG Museum

Join the Tang Museum as we explore art works by Alma Thomas and Carrie Moyer! Create your own textural works inspired by their art and this year’s Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories! Materials include, specialty papers, felt and metallic markers! Ages 5+

Registration Required

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Join the Tang Museum as we explore art works by Alma Thomas and Carrie Moyer! Create your own textural works inspired by their art and this year’s Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories! Materials include, specialty papers, felt and metallic markers! Ages 5+

Registration Required

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Baby Cafe Evening Session
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Ages 5 and under w/ adult

Drop in

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Comics Boot Camp

Have you ever wanted to make a comic book? Join comic book artist Shane Moore in this intensive 4 day class. In Comics Boot Camp, students will learn the ins and out of creating their own comic book: penciling, inking, coloring and lettering. Don't forget to also join us on Saturday, July 13 for Electric City Comic Con right inside the library. Space is very limited to students entering grades 4-8.

This is an intensive 4 day class Monday-Thursday. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions in order to register. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Have you ever wanted to make a comic book? Join comic book artist Shane Moore in this intensive 4 day class. In Comics Boot Camp, students will learn the ins and out of creating their own comic book: penciling, inking, coloring and lettering. Don't forget to also join us on Saturday, July 13 for Electric City Comic Con right inside the library. Space is very limited to students entering grades 4-8.

This is an intensive 4 day class Monday-Thursday. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions in order to register. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM