Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

Monday June 25, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of early literacy support for ages 5 and under, with an adult.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of early literacy support for ages 5 and under, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Sam Sam the Magic Man @ ROT

Magician Sam Dvorak will perform magic tricks to amaze and astound you!

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Magician Sam Dvorak will perform magic tricks to amaze and astound you!

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Kick-off @ GNV

All ages are welcome to drop in and kick-start the summer, with fun activities and registration for the reading program.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

All ages are welcome to drop in and kick-start the summer, with fun activities and registration for the reading program.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Baby Cafe @ Bornt

Free, drop in service and support for breastfeeding women. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions.

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

Free, drop in service and support for breastfeeding women. Refreshments and a qualified lactation professional on hand to answer questions.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story Time @ NIS

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of early literacy support for children ages 5 and under, with an adult.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of early literacy support for children ages 5 and under, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Kick-Off @ NIS

All ages are welcome to drop in and kick-start the summer with fun activities and registration for the summer reading program.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

All ages are welcome to drop in and kick-start the summer with fun activities and registration for the summer reading program.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family Movie: Annie @ Bornt

Film: Annie. (2014). PG. 118 minutes.

Popcorn and punch will be served. For families.

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

Film: Annie. (2014). PG. 118 minutes.

Popcorn and punch will be served. For families.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

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 will be at Aperitivo Bistro, like the R+G Facebook page for updates. Space is limited so register below.

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

When the Emperor was Devine by Julie Otsuka. The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner AWard Winning author of The Buddha in the Attic. Otsuka researched historical sources and her own grandparents' experiences as background for this spare yet poignant first novel about the  ordeal of a Japanese family sent to an internment camp during World War II.

LOCATION: Aperitivo Bistro, 426 State St

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

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

When the Emperor was Devine by Julie Otsuka. The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner AWard Winning author of The Buddha in the Attic. Otsuka researched historical sources and her own grandparents' experiences as background for this spare yet poignant first novel about the  ordeal of a Japanese family sent to an internment camp during World War II.

LOCATION: Aperitivo Bistro, 426 State St


Wednesday June 27, 2018
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ QUA

Drop in for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more. For children age 5 and under, with an adult.

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

Drop in for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more. For children age 5 and under, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more early literacy support in this class for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more early literacy support in this class for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more early literacy support, in this class for children ages 0-23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more early literacy support, in this class for children ages 0-23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:00 PM
REELS: The Post @ Central

The Post

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts.

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

The Post

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Teen Movie @ NIS

Bring a pillow or blanket, curl up and get comfy. Snacks will be served. For kids entering grade 6-12.

Today’s film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Bring a pillow or blanket, curl up and get comfy. Snacks will be served. For kids entering grade 6-12.

Today’s film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rain Sticks @ MTP

For kids in Grades K-3.

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

For kids in Grades K-3.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smart Phone Acoustic Amplifier @ MTP

For kids in Grades 4-5.

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

For kids in Grades 4-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

This writing group covers a variety of genres including memoirs, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, haiku, and novels.  For more information, contact Ginny Folger at vfolger@nycap.rr.com.   

LOCATION: Central Library

Thursday June 28, 2018
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10:30 AM
Book Club @ GNV

Discussion of Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult

 

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Discussion of Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM
Library Boogie @ Central

Tom Knight Puppets presents a Library Boogie! For children in Grades K-5.

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

Tom Knight Puppets presents a Library Boogie! For children in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rockin' Tales @ Bornt

Join Deb Cavanaugh for an interactive family storytime, with musical instruments, scarves, dancing and books!

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

Join Deb Cavanaugh for an interactive family storytime, with musical instruments, scarves, dancing and books!

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday June 29, 2018
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10:30 AM
Animals in the Choir @ SCO

Join George Steele for this song and story program for families.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join George Steele for this song and story program for families.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Book Club @ WOO

Join us for a discussion of The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Monday July 2, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Cozy Crafters @ WOO

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Lego Club @ MTP

Kids in Grade K-5 are invited to a LEGO free play session.

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

Kids in Grade K-5 are invited to a LEGO free play session.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Science @ the Library @ ROT

Local GE Scientists will work with children at various science activity tables.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Local GE Scientists will work with children at various science activity tables.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
LEGO Club @ Bornt

Free build or challenges for kids in Grades K-5

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

Free build or challenges for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writers Club @ NIS

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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CLOSED - Independence Day
 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ceative Writing

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Thursday July 5, 2018
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Game Day @ Bornt

Kids in Grades K-9 are invited to play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on our Nintendo Wii.

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

Kids in Grades K-9 are invited to play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on our Nintendo Wii.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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2:30 PM
Silent Wings: Owls @ Central

Raptor rehabilitation program of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York will bring live owls and other raptors. For children in Grades K-5.

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

Raptor rehabilitation program of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York will bring live owls and other raptors. For children in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Friday July 6, 2018
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM
Fishing in Collins Lake @ SCO

Poles, bait and fishing instruction provided by DEC.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Poles, bait and fishing instruction provided by DEC.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday July 7, 2018
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Medieval Demonstration @ SCO

The Society for Creative Anachronism will be on hand with fighting knights, slashing swordsmen, dancing, and domestic arts in the Medieval reenactment style.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

The Society for Creative Anachronism will be on hand with fighting knights, slashing swordsmen, dancing, and domestic arts in the Medieval reenactment style.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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1:00 PM
COMIC BOOK MOVIE: BLACK PANTHER

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL FREE FAMILY FUN SCREENING OF MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER!

It's a fun way to kick-off the one-week countdown to our ELECTRIC CITY COMIC CON that happens on the following Saturday, July 14th from 10am-4pm!

Come dressed as T'Challa (the Black Panther) or any of your other favorite Marvel Super Heroes!!!

Rated PG-13  
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes

CONTACT:    518.388.4540  
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL FREE FAMILY FUN SCREENING OF MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER!

It's a fun way to kick-off the one-week countdown to our ELECTRIC CITY COMIC CON that happens on the following Saturday, July 14th from 10am-4pm!

Come dressed as T'Challa (the Black Panther) or any of your other favorite Marvel Super Heroes!!!

Rated PG-13  
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday July 9, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Cozy Crafters @ WOO

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Rockin' Tales @ MTP

A drop-in reading program featuring Deb Cavanaugh, for all families.

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

A drop-in reading program featuring Deb Cavanaugh, for all families.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Song Writing @ GNV

Join River Jack Z of the Zucchini Brothers and explore the craft of songwriting by working cooperatively to record a unique song!

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join River Jack Z of the Zucchini Brothers and explore the craft of songwriting by working cooperatively to record a unique song!

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

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

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
GSK Science in the Summer @ Bornt

Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Students in Grades 2-6 are welcome, but must commit to atttending the classes on July 10 AND 11th.

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

Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Students in Grades 2-6 are welcome, but must commit to atttending the classes on July 10 AND 11th.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Craft Time @ Central

Drop in for some family crafting fun.

CONTACT:    518-388-4511  
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Drop in for some family crafting fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Book Club @ Central

Discussion of Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

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

Discussion of Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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2:00 PM
Drawing Fun @ ROT

Children in Grade 2 and up are invited for some chalk drawing activities.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children in Grade 2 and up are invited for some chalk drawing activities.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Song Writing @ NIS

Join River Jack Z of the Zucchini Brothers and explore the craft of songwriting by working cooperatively to record a unique song! For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join River Jack Z of the Zucchini Brothers and explore the craft of songwriting by working cooperatively to record a unique song! For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writers Club @ NIS

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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2:00 AM
Teen Movie @ NIS

Bring a pillow or blanket, curl up and get comfy. Snacks will be served. For kids entering grade 6-12.

Today’s film: Wonder

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Bring a pillow or blanket, curl up and get comfy. Snacks will be served. For kids entering grade 6-12.

Today’s film: Wonder

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

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

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Science at the Library @ QUA

Local GE Scientists will work with children at various science activity tables.

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

Local GE Scientists will work with children at various science activity tables.

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

This drop in early literacy class features stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more, for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

This drop in early literacy class features stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more, for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
GSK Science in the Summer @ Bornt

Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Students in Grades 2-6 are welcome, but must commit to attending the class on July 10th AND 11th.

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

Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Students in Grades 2-6 are welcome, but must commit to attending the class on July 10th AND 11th.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

Start raising a reader right away by dropping in to this early literacy class featuring age appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For babies birth to 23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Start raising a reader right away by dropping in to this early literacy class featuring age appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For babies birth to 23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM
Libraries Rock @ WOO

Rock out with Miss Lisa, featuring songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Rock out with Miss Lisa, featuring songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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6:30 PM
Puppets with Pizzazz @ ROT

A crowd favorite returns for a new puppet show!

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

A crowd favorite returns for a new puppet show!

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Thursday July 12, 2018
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9:30 AM
Messy Art Story Time @ Central

Registration is required for this interactive story time for children age 2-5, accompanied by an adult. It will be held on our outdoor patio, so dress in play clothes or bring a smock!

CONTACT:    518-388-4540  
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Registration is required for this interactive story time for children age 2-5, accompanied by an adult. It will be held on our outdoor patio, so dress in play clothes or bring a smock!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Poetry Writing Bootcamp for Beginners

Three-part workshop on July 12, 19, and 26.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Joan Kruger

Designed especially for poetry novices, this workshop is “basic training” for those interested in writing poetry but aren’t sure where to begin. This workshop is for beginners (or “beginners-plus”), and focuses on giving and receiving constructive feedback on our work, as well as offering exercises, writing prompts, and some tips on how to read poetry, as we learn some basic techniques.  Bring a poem to share at the first meeting; if you don’t have one, that’s okay too, as we’ll be writing in class! Get comfortable with a tall glass of lemonade and start writing!  For adults 18+.

As a poet with many years of teaching experience, Joan Kruger offers many skills related to creative writing, fiction, critical thinking, composition, writing for publication and reviews of the arts. Editing and technical writing round out her experience.  

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

To register, click on the button below  or call 518-388-4511.

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

Three-part workshop on July 12, 19, and 26.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Joan Kruger

Designed especially for poetry novices, this workshop is “basic training” for those interested in writing poetry but aren’t sure where to begin. This workshop is for beginners (or “beginners-plus”), and focuses on giving and receiving constructive feedback on our work, as well as offering exercises, writing prompts, and some tips on how to read poetry, as we learn some basic techniques.  Bring a poem to share at the first meeting; if you don’t have one, that’s okay too, as we’ll be writing in class! Get comfortable with a tall glass of lemonade and start writing!  For adults 18+.

As a poet with many years of teaching experience, Joan Kruger offers many skills related to creative writing, fiction, critical thinking, composition, writing for publication and reviews of the arts. Editing and technical writing round out her experience.  

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

To register, click on the button below  or call 518-388-4511.

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Make It, Take It: Windchines @ Bornt

Make a homemade windchime that will bring lovely patterns and soundwaves to your home with C.R.E.A.T.E Studio. For kids in Grades K-5.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:    518-372-4393  
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 5 spaces available.

Make a homemade windchime that will bring lovely patterns and soundwaves to your home with C.R.E.A.T.E Studio. For kids in Grades K-5.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM
Raptors: Rock Stars of the Sky @ Central

This is an hour long interactive program featuring five different raptors. Participants will learn about the natural history of each species, and much more. For children in Grades K-5.

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

This is an hour long interactive program featuring five different raptors. Participants will learn about the natural history of each species, and much more. For children in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Friday July 13, 2018
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10:30 AM
Libraries Rock @ SCO

Join Miss Lisa for songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join Miss Lisa for songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday July 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ELECTRIC CITY COMIC CON @ CENTRAL

CONTACT:    518.388.4500  
LOCATION: Central Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4500
  

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday July 16, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Cozy Crafters @ WOO

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Game Day @ MTP

Play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on our Nintendo Wii. For kids in Grade K-5.

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

Play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on our Nintendo Wii. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Reptile Adventure @ GNV

Jessica Shea returns for a hands-on presentation with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes. For children in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Jessica Shea returns for a hands-on presentation with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes. For children in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Game Day @ MTP

Kids Grade 5 and up are invited to play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on the Nintendo Wii.

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

Kids Grade 5 and up are invited to play Mario Party, Just Dance and other games on the Nintendo Wii.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Tuesday July 17, 2018

Book discussion of The Address by Fiona Davis.

CONTACT:    386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Book discussion of The Address by Fiona Davis.

CONTACT:
  
  386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

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

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LEGO Fun @ Central

Children and families are welcome to drop in and participate in LEGO free play.

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

Children and families are welcome to drop in and participate in LEGO free play.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Drawing Fun @ ROT

Children in Grade 2 and up are invited for some chalk drawing activities.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children in Grade 2 and up are invited for some chalk drawing activities.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Reptile Adventure @ NIS

Jessica Shea returns for a hands-on presentation with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes! For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Jessica Shea returns for a hands-on presentation with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes! For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Face Painting Workshop @ Bornt

Have fun bringing your spirit animal or inner princess out using bold paint colors on your face! For kids in Grades K-5.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:    518-372-4393  
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 27 spaces available.

Have fun bringing your spirit animal or inner princess out using bold paint colors on your face! For kids in Grades K-5.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 27 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writers Club @ NIS

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM
Pajama Story Time @ Bornt

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for a special evening story time, complete with a bedtime snack!

 

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

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for a special evening story time, complete with a bedtime snack!

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:30 PM
Book Club @ NIS

Book discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Book discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

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

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

This early literacy class is designed for children ages 24-35 months, with an adult. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Libraries Rock @ QUA

Rock out with Miss Lisa, with songs, instruments and movement.

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

Rock out with Miss Lisa, with songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Pre-School Story Time @ NIS

This drop in early literacy class features stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more, for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

This drop in early literacy class features stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more, for independent 3-5 year old children.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

Start raising a reader right away by dropping in to this early literacy class featuring age appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For babies birth to 23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Start raising a reader right away by dropping in to this early literacy class featuring age appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For babies birth to 23 months, with an adult.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Creative Writing

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer @ NIS

Level 1 Science in the Summer is for children in grades 2-3. Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Participants must attend both classes, on July 18 AND July 19.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Level 1 Science in the Summer is for children in grades 2-3. Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Participants must attend both classes, on July 18 AND July 19.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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2:30 PM
Raptors: Rock Stars of the Sky @ WOO

This interactive program will feature five different raptors. Participants will learn the natural history of each raptor, and much more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

This interactive program will feature five different raptors. Participants will learn the natural history of each raptor, and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Raptors: Rock Stars of the Sky @ MTP

This hour-long interactive program features five different raptors. Participants will learn about the natural history of the raptors, and much more. For kids in Grade K-5.

NOTE: This program will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.

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

This hour-long interactive program features five different raptors. Participants will learn about the natural history of the raptors, and much more. For kids in Grade K-5.

NOTE: This program will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Writing Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

Thursday July 19, 2018
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9:30 AM
Messy Art Story Time @ Central

Registration is required for this interactive story time for children age 2-5, accompanied by an adult. It will be held on our outdoor patio, so dress in play clothes or bring a smock!

CONTACT:    518-388-4540  
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Registration is required for this interactive story time for children age 2-5, accompanied by an adult. It will be held on our outdoor patio, so dress in play clothes or bring a smock!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom @ Bornt

Children age 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to this special story time, craft and book giveaway. Presented by WMHT.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:    518-372-4393  
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 20 spaces available.

Children age 5 and under, with an adult, are invited to this special story time, craft and book giveaway. Presented by WMHT.

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Poetry Writing Bootcamp for Beginners

Three-part workshop on July 12, 19, and 26.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Joan Kruger

Designed especially for poetry novices, this workshop is “basic training” for those interested in writing poetry but aren’t sure where to begin. This workshop is for beginners (or “beginners-plus”), and focuses on giving and receiving constructive feedback on our work, as well as offering exercises, writing prompts, and some tips on how to read poetry, as we learn some basic techniques.  Bring a poem to share at the first meeting; if you don’t have one, that’s okay too, as we’ll be writing in class! Get comfortable with a tall glass of lemonade and start writing!  For adults 18+.

As a poet with many years of teaching experience, Joan Kruger offers many skills related to creative writing, fiction, critical thinking, composition, writing for publication and reviews of the arts. Editing and technical writing round out her experience.  

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

Sign up at July 12 entry.

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

Three-part workshop on July 12, 19, and 26.

Authors Among Us

Facilitated by Joan Kruger

Designed especially for poetry novices, this workshop is “basic training” for those interested in writing poetry but aren’t sure where to begin. This workshop is for beginners (or “beginners-plus”), and focuses on giving and receiving constructive feedback on our work, as well as offering exercises, writing prompts, and some tips on how to read poetry, as we learn some basic techniques.  Bring a poem to share at the first meeting; if you don’t have one, that’s okay too, as we’ll be writing in class! Get comfortable with a tall glass of lemonade and start writing!  For adults 18+.

As a poet with many years of teaching experience, Joan Kruger offers many skills related to creative writing, fiction, critical thinking, composition, writing for publication and reviews of the arts. Editing and technical writing round out her experience.  

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

Sign up at July 12 entry.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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2:00 PM
Hooting It Up With Owls @ ROT

Dissect owl pellets for a hands-on learning experience about owl behavior. For children in Grade 2 and up.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Dissect owl pellets for a hands-on learning experience about owl behavior. For children in Grade 2 and up.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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2:00 PM
LEGO Club @ Bornt

Free build or challenges for kids in Grades K-5

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

Free build or challenges for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GSK Science in the Summer @ NIS

Level 1 Science in the Summer is for children in grades 2-3. Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Participants must attend both classes, on July 18 AND July 19.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Level 1 Science in the Summer is for children in grades 2-3. Registration is required. Call or visit the branch to sign up. Participants must attend both classes, on July 18 AND July 19.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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2:30 PM
Reptile Adventure @ Central

Join presenter Jessica Shea for a hands-on demonstration with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes. For children in Grades K-5.

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

Join presenter Jessica Shea for a hands-on demonstration with live reptiles including tortoise, lizards and snakes. For children in Grades K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Friday July 20, 2018
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Amazing Magic @ SCO

Magician Joey DiDonna will entertain and amaze you with magic skills.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Magician Joey DiDonna will entertain and amaze you with magic skills.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday July 21, 2018
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bike Repair 101 @ Bornt

Take a pit stop at our Bornt garage (back lot) with your bike to get help from the Electric City Bike Rescue. For kids in Grade K-5.

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

Take a pit stop at our Bornt garage (back lot) with your bike to get help from the Electric City Bike Rescue. For kids in Grade K-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday July 23, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ GNV

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in with children ages 5 and under, with an adult, for this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom @ MTP

WMHT will be on hand to present this program of the story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, craft making and a take home copy of the book! For kids in Grade K-5.

Registration is required. Click on the button below to sign up.

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

WMHT will be on hand to present this program of the story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, craft making and a take home copy of the book! For kids in Grade K-5.

Registration is required. Click on the button below to sign up.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Cozy Crafters @ WOO

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:    518-386-2248  
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Bring your hand craft project to work on and socialize with others who craft as well.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Children age 5 and under are invited to this early literacy class featuring stories, songs, rhymes, activities and much more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM
Goldi-Rocks and the 3 Bears @ GNV

The Puppet People present a live puppet show. For children in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:    518-386-2243  
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

The Puppet People present a live puppet show. For children in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Rhyming with Ritchie @ ROT

Create a song with words and music in just under an hour, then perform and record it as a group!.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Create a song with words and music in just under an hour, then perform and record it as a group!.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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9:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

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

Raise a reader by attending this early literacy class for children under age 2, with an adult. Age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM
Libraries Rock @ ROT

Join Miss Lisa for a rocking session of songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:    518-356-3440  
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Join Miss Lisa for a rocking session of songs, instruments and movement.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Family Story Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Family Craft Time @ Central

Drop in for some family crafting fun.

CONTACT:    518-388-4511  
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Drop in for some family crafting fun.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
SICM Free Summer Lunch @ Central

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:    518-388-4513  
LOCATION: Central Library

Free summer lunch site outdoors at the Central Library corner of Liberty and Clinton. For children only, up to age 18.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4513
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Pop-up Art @ SCO

Create pop up cards to give to friends, with artist Lili Sprout. 

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:    518-386-2247  
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Create pop up cards to give to friends, with artist Lili Sprout. 

Please register by clicking on the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Goldi-Rocks and the 3 Bears @ NIS

The Puppet People are back for a live puppet show. For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

The Puppet People are back for a live puppet show. For kids in Grades 1-5.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writers Club @ NIS

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:    518-386-2249  
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to this student run group dedicated to creating a community of writers.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM
Pajama Story Time @ Bornt

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for a special evening story time, complete with a bedtime snack!

 

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

Kids in Grades K-5 are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for a special evening story time, complete with a bedtime snack!

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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9:30 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

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

Drop in to this interactive early literacy class for children age 5 and under, with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities and more.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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9:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS