Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

 

Monday August 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Traveling Farm with Lindsay Sprague

Come meet the animals from Winterberry Farm, learn about their contribution to sustainable agriculture, and pet them too!

 

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come meet the animals from Winterberry Farm, learn about their contribution to sustainable agriculture, and pet them too!

 

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

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

Ages 5 and under with adult supervision

Drop in

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Ages 5 and under with adult supervision

Drop in

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Traveling Farm with Lindsay Sprague

All ages

Drop in

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 1

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There is 1 space available.

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Build Zone: Legos

Grades K - 4

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Grades K - 4

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Raptors: Rock Stars of the Sky w/ Whispering Willow Wildcare

An excellent opportunity to get an up-close look at hawks, owls, crows, falcons and other birds of prey, and learn all about these fascinating winged creatures.
Grades 1-5

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

An excellent opportunity to get an up-close look at hawks, owls, crows, falcons and other birds of prey, and learn all about these fascinating winged creatures.
Grades 1-5

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday August 20, 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 - 12:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 2
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 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: Glenville 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: Glenville Branch

 
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 2

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There is 1 space available.

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4 - 6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
Join us for a discussion of The Paris Wife by Paula McClain. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

 

 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Join us for a discussion of The Paris Wife by Paula McClain. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

 

 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
REELS Film Series

Wonderpark

Rated PG,116 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wonderpark

Rated PG,116 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cleaning with Essential Oils Make and Take Class

Learn about essential oils and how they can be used as a non-toxic way to clean your home. We will be creating our own all-natural cleaners that you will be able to bring home and put to work! Taught by Ani Port, of The Whipple Tree.  

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Learn about essential oils and how they can be used as a non-toxic way to clean your home. We will be creating our own all-natural cleaners that you will be able to bring home and put to work! Taught by Ani Port, of The Whipple Tree.  

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

"Kadish positions two women born centuries apart yet united by a thirst for knowledge at the  core of  a richly textured, addictive novel stretching back and forth through time, from contemporary London to the  late seventeenth century. When Helen Watt, a seriously debilitated expert on Jewish history, joins forces with a graduate student to uncover the  identity of the  anonymous scholar who penned a sheaf of  newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, the  two race against both the  clock and another team of  academics in an attempt to unmask the  long-overlooked “Aleph.” In 1660s London, Rachel Velasquez, a Jewish immigrant from Amsterdam, becomes a scribe for a blind rabbi. As a woman, she struggles against societal expectations and prejudices to achieve her ambitions. Meanwhile, Helen battles against the  odds to uncover one last buried piece of  history and give Rachel her due before it is too late. Kadish has fashioned a suspenseful literary tale that serves as a compelling tribute to women across the  centuries committed to living, breathing, and celebrating the  life of the  mind." -- Flanagan, Margaret (Reviewed 5/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 17, p61)

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

"Kadish positions two women born centuries apart yet united by a thirst for knowledge at the  core of  a richly textured, addictive novel stretching back and forth through time, from contemporary London to the  late seventeenth century. When Helen Watt, a seriously debilitated expert on Jewish history, joins forces with a graduate student to uncover the  identity of the  anonymous scholar who penned a sheaf of  newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, the  two race against both the  clock and another team of  academics in an attempt to unmask the  long-overlooked “Aleph.” In 1660s London, Rachel Velasquez, a Jewish immigrant from Amsterdam, becomes a scribe for a blind rabbi. As a woman, she struggles against societal expectations and prejudices to achieve her ambitions. Meanwhile, Helen battles against the  odds to uncover one last buried piece of  history and give Rachel her due before it is too late. Kadish has fashioned a suspenseful literary tale that serves as a compelling tribute to women across the  centuries committed to living, breathing, and celebrating the  life of the  mind." -- Flanagan, Margaret (Reviewed 5/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 17, p61)

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday August 21, 2019
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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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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Gloria Bell

Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Cassi Thomson, Caren Pistorius, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rita Wilson, Holland Taylor; Lionsgate; Directed by Sebastian Lelio; Rated R; 102 minutes; 2019

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Gloria Bell

Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Cassi Thomson, Caren Pistorius, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rita Wilson, Holland Taylor; Lionsgate; Directed by Sebastian Lelio; Rated R; 102 minutes; 2019

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

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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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Science Lab : Alien Autopsy

Preschool - Grade 4

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Craft

The whole family can drop-in to make a craft!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

The whole family can drop-in to make a craft!

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Night Time Family Story Time
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant 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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hamilton Trivia!

Think you know Hamilton? Show us what you got at this ultimate trivia contest! Join us with your team of 2-6 people for fun, challenging questions on Broadway’s hottest sensation. Rounds will focus on the cast album, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast, and other facts you don’t have to have seen the show to know about. Prizes await you!

Ages 18+ only 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 52 spaces available.

Think you know Hamilton? Show us what you got at this ultimate trivia contest! Join us with your team of 2-6 people for fun, challenging questions on Broadway’s hottest sensation. Rounds will focus on the cast album, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast, and other facts you don’t have to have seen the show to know about. Prizes await you!

Ages 18+ only 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 52 spaces available.

Thursday August 22, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2-3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2-3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Movie Party - Monsters Vs. Aliens

We will be showing the 2009 classic Monsters vs. Aliens (1hr. 42 min.)  Refreshments will be served!
Family/All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

We will be showing the 2009 classic Monsters vs. Aliens (1hr. 42 min.)  Refreshments will be served!
Family/All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Paws w/ Katie

Grades 1+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Grades 1+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday August 23, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 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: Scotia 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: Scotia Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 1
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2-3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2-3

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 2
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This is a two part series

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday August 24, 2019
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9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Microsoft Excel 2016: Intermediate

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


 
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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

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Flower Arranging 101

Learn to make your own fresh flower arrangements like a pro! Lissa Mariano of Village Floral and Gifts in Scotia will teach you how to select the best flowers from the store to create beautiful bouquets and vase arrangements to enjoy at home. This is a hands-on class where you will go home with a bouquet designed by you.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Learn to make your own fresh flower arrangements like a pro! Lissa Mariano of Village Floral and Gifts in Scotia will teach you how to select the best flowers from the store to create beautiful bouquets and vase arrangements to enjoy at home. This is a hands-on class where you will go home with a bouquet designed by you.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch


 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

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

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

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

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

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

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday August 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me - Level 1

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration Required  This is a two part series:  Part 1:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

                                                                                Part 2:  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration Required  This is a two part series:  Part 1:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

                                                                                Part 2:  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Build Zone: Legos

Grades K - 4

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Grades K - 4

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Family Fun Face Painting Night
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2

 
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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.

Please only register for up to 2 classes in this series to give others a chance to participate

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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.

Please only register for up to 2 classes in this series to give others a chance to participate

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Tuesday August 27, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 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: Glenville 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: Glenville Branch

 

Candy Rivera

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
REELS Film Series

Dumbo

Rated PG,112 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Dumbo

Rated PG,112 min

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

This months Read n' Greet location is More Perecca's where we will discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.

Do you like books? Do you like bars? We meet once a month to discuss new cutting edge literature in a relaxed environment. Good books, good beer, great friends!

 In the summer of 1914 in rural New Jersey, the lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters take a dramatic turn. Their horse-drawn buggy is overturned in an accident with  a motor car driven by local factory owner Henry Kaufman. Constance wants only an apology and the money owed to them for damages. Her determination in seeking justice puts her family in danger as the thuggish Kaufman begins a campaign of intimidation against them.

LOCATION: More Perreca's, 31 N Jay St, Schenectady
There is 1 space available.

This months Read n' Greet location is More Perecca's where we will discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.

Do you like books? Do you like bars? We meet once a month to discuss new cutting edge literature in a relaxed environment. Good books, good beer, great friends!

 In the summer of 1914 in rural New Jersey, the lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters take a dramatic turn. Their horse-drawn buggy is overturned in an accident with  a motor car driven by local factory owner Henry Kaufman. Constance wants only an apology and the money owed to them for damages. Her determination in seeking justice puts her family in danger as the thuggish Kaufman begins a campaign of intimidation against them.

LOCATION: More Perreca's, 31 N Jay St, Schenectady

There is 1 space available.

Wednesday August 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 1

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required: This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library
There are 12 spaces available.

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required: This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library

There are 12 spaces available.

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

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill; Warner Bros.; Directed by Mike Mitchell; Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2019

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill; Warner Bros.; Directed by Mike Mitchell; Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2019

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 1
The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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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 A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Science Lab: Galaxy Slime

Grades K - 4

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Night Time Family Story Time
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant 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

 
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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


 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hamiltunes Sing Along

Fans of the Broadway smash “Hamilton: An American Musical” are invited to sing along to the music from the show at this officially licensed fan based performance. 

Song assignments will be first come, first serve. Dressing in period costume is encouraged.  Registration is not required.

Please note:  This program is open to anyone, however the lyrics of this Broadway Show contain profanity, and your participation in this program acknowledges that. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Fans of the Broadway smash “Hamilton: An American Musical” are invited to sing along to the music from the show at this officially licensed fan based performance. 

Song assignments will be first come, first serve. Dressing in period costume is encouraged.  Registration is not required.

Please note:  This program is open to anyone, however the lyrics of this Broadway Show contain profanity, and your participation in this program acknowledges that. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday August 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 1 - Part 2

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library
There are 12 spaces available.

The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 2 - 3

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library

There are 12 spaces available.

 

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

An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

 

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

 

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Grand Opening Baby Cafe @ MTP

Join us as we celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with the grand opening of the Baby Cafe at the Mont Pleasant Branch.

Refreshments, baby toys, and lactation specialists will be available to answer questions.

This program is brought to you by St. Peter’s Health Partners.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Join us as we celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with the grand opening of the Baby Cafe at the Mont Pleasant Branch.

Refreshments, baby toys, and lactation specialists will be available to answer questions.

This program is brought to you by St. Peter’s Health Partners.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MiSci GSK Science of Me Level 2 - Part 2
The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
The Science of Me. What makes you, you? GSK's Science of Me includes hands-on experiments to make discoveries about human biological systems. The topics of energy, brain science and DNA are included in course content.

Grades 4-6

Registration required:  This program meets over two days, August 28 & 29.  Attendees must register for both days.

LOCATION: Central Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
End of Summer Reading Block Party

CANCELED

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
Friday August 30, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 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: Scotia 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: Scotia Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Balloon Twisting with BJ and Company & End of Summer Party


Come and enjoy a brief magic show and then learn how to twist your own balloon at this hands on event. Stay after the balloon twisting for an END OF SUMMER PARTY to collect the last of your summer reading prizes and enjoy some fun and treats before school starts!

Drop in

All ages

LOCATION: Scotia Branch


Come and enjoy a brief magic show and then learn how to twist your own balloon at this hands on event. Stay after the balloon twisting for an END OF SUMMER PARTY to collect the last of your summer reading prizes and enjoy some fun and treats before school starts!

Drop in

All ages

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Monday September 2, 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 September 3, 2019

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This Is What Recovery Looks Like: Beating the Odds

Learn about the dynamics of problem gambling from special guest speakers who have survived this addiction known as a “hidden killer.” Resources will be available, with a discussion and Q&A to follow. Presented by Friends of Recovery Schenectady.

Friends of Recovery engages community members who are affected by addiction, are in recovery, who are friends & allies of recovery community. Their aim is to eliminate stigma attached to addiction and show that recovery is real!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Learn about the dynamics of problem gambling from special guest speakers who have survived this addiction known as a “hidden killer.” Resources will be available, with a discussion and Q&A to follow. Presented by Friends of Recovery Schenectady.

Friends of Recovery engages community members who are affected by addiction, are in recovery, who are friends & allies of recovery community. Their aim is to eliminate stigma attached to addiction and show that recovery is real!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Wednesday September 4, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Shazam!

Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Mark Strong, Meagan Good, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel; Warner Bros.; Directed by David F. Sandberg; Rated PG-13; 132 minutes; 2019

Everybody has a superhero inside of them; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Shazam!

Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Mark Strong, Meagan Good, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel; Warner Bros.; Directed by David F. Sandberg; Rated PG-13; 132 minutes; 2019

Everybody has a superhero inside of them; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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: 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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5:45 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 September 5, 2019

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Saturday September 7, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Toy Story Adventure - Library Card Sign Up Month

Join us on a Toy Story adventure. Come and watch Toy Story 1 as we gear up for the DVD release of Toy Story 4. Watch Toy Story 2 and 3 at our Niskayuna and Mt. Pleasant branches later in the month. Do not forget to sign up for a library card and learn about all the awesome programs being offered at your local branches!  Enjoy a toy story themed craft while you watch the film.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library

Join us on a Toy Story adventure. Come and watch Toy Story 1 as we gear up for the DVD release of Toy Story 4. Watch Toy Story 2 and 3 at our Niskayuna and Mt. Pleasant branches later in the month. Do not forget to sign up for a library card and learn about all the awesome programs being offered at your local branches!  Enjoy a toy story themed craft while you watch the film.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday September 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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: Woodlawn 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: Woodlawn Branch

 
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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 to 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 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Books Sandwiched In

Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson, presented by Rob Dickson, Schenectady County Public Library’s most-frequently-requested reviewer.

Leonardo, one of the most gifted and inventive men in history, had the ability to make connections across disciplines. He felt that experience and curiosity were what counted. Isaacson’s premise is that Leonardo’s technological and scientific interests nourished his art, and anticipated the discoveries of Galileo and Newton. The book is intelligently organized, simply written, and nicely illustrated, and ends with a suggested mind-improvement program for us that is based on Leonardo’s creative life.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson, presented by Rob Dickson, Schenectady County Public Library’s most-frequently-requested reviewer.

Leonardo, one of the most gifted and inventive men in history, had the ability to make connections across disciplines. He felt that experience and curiosity were what counted. Isaacson’s premise is that Leonardo’s technological and scientific interests nourished his art, and anticipated the discoveries of Galileo and Newton. The book is intelligently organized, simply written, and nicely illustrated, and ends with a suggested mind-improvement program for us that is based on Leonardo’s creative life.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
This is What Recovery Looks Like: Out of the Fog

Hear the stories of substance use recovery and family recovery from special guest speakers who are living proof that We Do Recover. Resources will be available, with a discussion and Q&A to follow. Presented by Friends of Recovery Schenectady.

Friends of Recovery engages community members who are affected by addiction, are in recovery, who are friends & allies of recovery community. Their aim is to eliminate stigma attached to addiction and show that recovery is real!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Hear the stories of substance use recovery and family recovery from special guest speakers who are living proof that We Do Recover. Resources will be available, with a discussion and Q&A to follow. Presented by Friends of Recovery Schenectady.

Friends of Recovery engages community members who are affected by addiction, are in recovery, who are friends & allies of recovery community. Their aim is to eliminate stigma attached to addiction and show that recovery is real!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Evening Baby Cafe

Free drop-in session after work offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qulaified lactation consultant are avaialable at each session.

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

Free drop-in session after work offering breastfeeding support for new parents and guardians. Baby toys, refreshments, and a qulaified lactation consultant are avaialable at each session.

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

 
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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 September 10, 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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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Big Play

Early Literacy Program for babies 0-24 months and their caregiver.  Constructive play focusing on the development of sensory, fine motor, and building skills.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Early Literacy Program for babies 0-24 months and their caregiver.  Constructive play focusing on the development of sensory, fine motor, and building skills.

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

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

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:40 PM
Family Movie Night: Aladdin

A kind-hearted street-smart guy and a power-hungry advisor to the Sultan seek a magic lamp that has the power to make their wishes come true. Rated PG | Duration: 2 hrs, 8 min

For all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

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

A kind-hearted street-smart guy and a power-hungry advisor to the Sultan seek a magic lamp that has the power to make their wishes come true. Rated PG | Duration: 2 hrs, 8 min

For all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Better Angels Info Session - How to bridge the political divide

Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, Better Angels builds new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation. For more information visit https://www.better-angels.org/ 

We encourage you to engage with people you don't agree with politically. Start a conversation NOT a fight.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. 

All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, Better Angels builds new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation. For more information visit https://www.better-angels.org/ 

We encourage you to engage with people you don't agree with politically. Start a conversation NOT a fight.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. 

All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Writing Workshop: Transitions: It's Time to Move Forward

It can be overwhelming to leave rehab or incarceration and begin a new life. Feelings - both joys and sorrows - emerge. This writing workshop is designed to be a quiet, non-judgmental place to express your journey on paper. Emotions can be transformed into powerful and beautiful stories and poetry. We will explore techniques to make words come alive on the page. We will look at past writers who have written about their similar experiences. All are welcome, from absolute beginner to more seasoned writers. Ages 18+

Facilitated by Susannah Risley

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

It can be overwhelming to leave rehab or incarceration and begin a new life. Feelings - both joys and sorrows - emerge. This writing workshop is designed to be a quiet, non-judgmental place to express your journey on paper. Emotions can be transformed into powerful and beautiful stories and poetry. We will explore techniques to make words come alive on the page. We will look at past writers who have written about their similar experiences. All are welcome, from absolute beginner to more seasoned writers. Ages 18+

Facilitated by Susannah Risley

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Wednesday September 11, 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 - 10:45 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

The Aftermath

Alexander Skarsgard, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips; 20th Century Fox; Directed by James Kent; Rated R; 109 minutes; 2019

In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The Aftermath

Alexander Skarsgard, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips; 20th Century Fox; Directed by James Kent; Rated R; 109 minutes; 2019

In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

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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4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Movie: Avengers Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. Rated PG-13, parental supervision is required. Run time: 3 hours, 2 min. Refreshments will be provided.

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. Rated PG-13, parental supervision is required. Run time: 3 hours, 2 min. Refreshments will be provided.

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
RENTAL-Constitution Party of NY

William Wilday 518-701-1521

LOCATION: Rotterdam 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 Word 2016: Beginner

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 9 spaces available.

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

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

Ages 14+

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa ( translates to “flowing with breath”) is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which joins physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. This class is designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing, and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss on the Boulevard, Schenectady NY

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Vinyasa ( translates to “flowing with breath”) is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which joins physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. This class is designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing, and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Yoga Bliss on the Boulevard, Schenectady NY

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Thursday September 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Science Explorers Story Time

Explore STEM concepts through stories, songs and hands-on activities. For children ages 2-5 with adult.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Explore STEM concepts through stories, songs and hands-on activities. For children ages 2-5 with adult.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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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: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 

This class focuses on spinal health, balance, strength and flexibility. We use a combination of chair and standing poses and end each class with breathwork and meditation. Suitable for beginners and all levels of abilities. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Taught by Yoga Bliss on the Boulevard, Schenectady NY

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

This class focuses on spinal health, balance, strength and flexibility. We use a combination of chair and standing poses and end each class with breathwork and meditation. Suitable for beginners and all levels of abilities. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Taught by Yoga Bliss on the Boulevard, Schenectady NY

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

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 The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women  by Kate Moore. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women  by Kate Moore. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Treasure Hunt Through the Library

Join treasure hunter Jason as he uncovers clues throughout the library to find the hidden treasure. Kids learn research skills along the way. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1
There are 30 spaces available.

Join treasure hunter Jason as he uncovers clues throughout the library to find the hidden treasure. Kids learn research skills along the way. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

There are 30 spaces available.

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! 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 Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

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 gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! 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 Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Friday September 13, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 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: Scotia 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: Scotia Branch

Saturday September 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Repair Cafe

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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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

Children in Grades 1 and up can drop-in and read to one of our reading therapy dogs! 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Children in Grades 1 and up can drop-in and read to one of our reading therapy dogs! 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun and creative ways. Drop-in. For Families with children ages 7 and up.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun and creative ways. Drop-in. For Families with children ages 7 and up.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday September 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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: Woodlawn 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: Woodlawn Branch

 
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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 to 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 to 23 months, with an adult caregiver. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Books Sandwiched In

TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy, written and reviewed by acclaimed historian David Pietrusza. 

Pietrusza chronicles Roosevelt’s final years, as the former president relentlessly pushed for America to prepare militarily for World War I, under the presidency of an indecisive Woodrow Wilson. The author captures both the high points and tragic moments of an American icon’s twilight years. 

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy, written and reviewed by acclaimed historian David Pietrusza. 

Pietrusza chronicles Roosevelt’s final years, as the former president relentlessly pushed for America to prepare militarily for World War I, under the presidency of an indecisive Woodrow Wilson. The author captures both the high points and tragic moments of an American icon’s twilight years. 

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bornt 4-H Club

Project: Trash-to-treasure Crafts

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. Membership is free for city students in grades 3 - 6. Registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

Project: Trash-to-treasure Crafts

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. Membership is free for city students in grades 3 - 6. Registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:00 AM     

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
After-school ART - Kid Collage

Come and create a collage after school and unwind with some artistic expression. Drop in Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come and create a collage after school and unwind with some artistic expression. Drop in Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Glenville 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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5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
RENTAL-Community Association

Brenda Jones 518-542-0966

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
Tuesday September 17, 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 - 11:45 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: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 2
There are 8 spaces available.

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

 

 

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

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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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

 

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 

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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Big Play Date: Let's Go Shopping

Join us for fun games and activities that stimulate early literacy and brain development in your child. For ages birth - 2 years and their parent or guardian.

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join us for fun games and activities that stimulate early literacy and brain development in your child. For ages birth - 2 years and their parent or guardian.

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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