Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

All programs and classes are made possible through the funding provided by the SCPL Friends of the Library.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Rotterdam

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Rotterdam Branch Library (in the rock garden behind the building), 1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Rotterdam Branch Library (in the rock garden behind the building), 1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby Cafe OnZoom

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Crafternoons @ Rotterdam

Join us outside the library (in the rock garden, behind the library,) to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided.

Programs will commence, weather permitting. Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up.

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

9/21: Planting Fall Flowers 

9/28: Friendship bracelets & Straw weaving bracelets

10/5: Origami

10/12: No Sew Pencil Case

10/19: Halloween Wreath

10/26: Yarn Dolls

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join us outside the library (in the rock garden, behind the library,) to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided.

Programs will commence, weather permitting. Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up.

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

9/21: Planting Fall Flowers 

9/28: Friendship bracelets & Straw weaving bracelets

10/5: Origami

10/12: No Sew Pencil Case

10/19: Halloween Wreath

10/26: Yarn Dolls

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pokemon Go Raid

Join us every Tuesday Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 for a virtual Pokémon Go raid during raid hour @ 6pm! Enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

If there are more than 5 participants, please be advised there might be a slight delay for a raid invitation. Registration required and a Friend code ID will be sent to you before the program - please add that user before the raid. 

Must have a remote raid pass to join. Contact Stephanie Olson at schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com for any questions or if you need help acquiring a remote raid pass.

CONTACT: Stephanie Olson  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Online Program
There are 8 spaces available.

Join us every Tuesday Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 for a virtual Pokémon Go raid during raid hour @ 6pm! Enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

If there are more than 5 participants, please be advised there might be a slight delay for a raid invitation. Registration required and a Friend code ID will be sent to you before the program - please add that user before the raid. 

Must have a remote raid pass to join. Contact Stephanie Olson at schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com for any questions or if you need help acquiring a remote raid pass.

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Olson
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Paint with a Professional - Fall Theme

Join an instructor from C.R.E.A.T.E Studios in this adult painting class where you will complete a fall themed painting.  Registration is required and space is limited for this in person program. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
The registration period has ended.

Join an instructor from C.R.E.A.T.E Studios in this adult painting class where you will complete a fall themed painting.  Registration is required and space is limited for this in person program. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Paint with a Professional - Fall Theme

Don't feel comfortable joining us for live in-person programs yet? That is understandable! We are offering our Paint with a Professional Program virtually.  

How it works:

1. Register for the event

2. Pick up your grab and go kit with all the supplies you will need to complete the painting no later than October 15th

3. Tune in on October 19th when our Paint with a Professional Video will be released

4. Paint your Fall Themed picture at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home while watching the video on our YouTube channel 

LOCATION: Online Program

Don't feel comfortable joining us for live in-person programs yet? That is understandable! We are offering our Paint with a Professional Program virtually.  

How it works:

1. Register for the event

2. Pick up your grab and go kit with all the supplies you will need to complete the painting no later than October 15th

3. Tune in on October 19th when our Paint with a Professional Video will be released

4. Paint your Fall Themed picture at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home while watching the video on our YouTube channel 

LOCATION: Online Program

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Quaker Street

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Quaker Street Library (behind library, near picnic table), 133 Bull St, Delanson, NY 12053


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Quaker Street Library (behind library, near picnic table), 133 Bull St, Delanson, NY 12053


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series - In the Heights

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

In the Heights  

Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, Anthony Ramos, Ariana Greenblatt, Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Warner Bros.; Directed by Jon M. Chu; Rated PG-13; 142 minutes; 2021  

Usnavi is a bodega owner who longs to go back to his native Dominican Republic. In the meantime, he spends his time in a small neighborhood in Washington Heights pining after Vanessa, a beautiful lady working at the beauty salon and looking after Abuela Claudia, the elderly Cuban lady living next door who raised him, among many others. One day, Usnavi's childhood friend Nina comes back from college with a secret, and Abuela Claudia wins the lottery. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: 

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

In the Heights  

Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, Anthony Ramos, Ariana Greenblatt, Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Warner Bros.; Directed by Jon M. Chu; Rated PG-13; 142 minutes; 2021  

Usnavi is a bodega owner who longs to go back to his native Dominican Republic. In the meantime, he spends his time in a small neighborhood in Washington Heights pining after Vanessa, a beautiful lady working at the beauty salon and looking after Abuela Claudia, the elderly Cuban lady living next door who raised him, among many others. One day, Usnavi's childhood friend Nina comes back from college with a secret, and Abuela Claudia wins the lottery. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: 

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Crafternoons @ Niskayuna

Join us at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided. Please bring a BLANKET to sit on! 

Programs will commence, weather permitting.  Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up. (register for each week separately)

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

Wednesday 9/22: Cupcake Liner Owls

Wednesday 9/29: Clothespin Fairies

Wednesday 10/6: Paper Plate Unicorns

Wednesday 10/13: Fall Tree Dot Paintings

Wednesday 10/20: Tissue Transfer Art

Wednesday 10/27: Cardboard Monsters

LOCATION: Off-Site

Join us at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided. Please bring a BLANKET to sit on! 

Programs will commence, weather permitting.  Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up. (register for each week separately)

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

Wednesday 9/22: Cupcake Liner Owls

Wednesday 9/29: Clothespin Fairies

Wednesday 10/6: Paper Plate Unicorns

Wednesday 10/13: Fall Tree Dot Paintings

Wednesday 10/20: Tissue Transfer Art

Wednesday 10/27: Cardboard Monsters

LOCATION: Off-Site


 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 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, Program Room 1

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, Program Room 1

Thursday October 21, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Fun & Learning - Container Gardens

Join Brightsideup in this Family Engagement Workshop. Fruit and vegetable gardening provides natural learning opportunities for children. Children can dig in the dirt, watch plants grow around them, and explore new foods from their garden. Children learn that growing fruits and vegetables can be fascinating, especially when tasting! Join us to create your own container garden to take home! 

This workshop is intended for children and thier care giver to participate together. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are mandatory for indoor programs for adults and children ages 2 and up.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact wit

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join Brightsideup in this Family Engagement Workshop. Fruit and vegetable gardening provides natural learning opportunities for children. Children can dig in the dirt, watch plants grow around them, and explore new foods from their garden. Children learn that growing fruits and vegetables can be fascinating, especially when tasting! Join us to create your own container garden to take home! 

This workshop is intended for children and thier care giver to participate together. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are mandatory for indoor programs for adults and children ages 2 and up.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact wit

LOCATION: Glenville Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Niskayuna

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. April at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), 1 Niskayuna Cir # 2, Schenectady, NY 12309


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. April at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), 1 Niskayuna Cir # 2, Schenectady, NY 12309


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Foundations in Financial Empowerment: A series
In this introductory personal finance program, participants will learn how to create and sustain a culture of strong financial wellness. Participants who engage in the process will acquire a wealthy mindset, learn how to prepare a practical and sustainable cash flow plan, and increase their savings rate, which in turn helps to grow our net worth. This program will be recorded and posted on library platforms for individuals unable to attend. 
 
This program is taught by You Inc Wealth Education Services founders, Elroy Tatem, PhD and Angela Tatem, MBA.
 
*Registration Required-This is a 3 part series, must be able to attend all sessions.
 
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

 
CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 24 spaces available.
In this introductory personal finance program, participants will learn how to create and sustain a culture of strong financial wellness. Participants who engage in the process will acquire a wealthy mindset, learn how to prepare a practical and sustainable cash flow plan, and increase their savings rate, which in turn helps to grow our net worth. This program will be recorded and posted on library platforms for individuals unable to attend. 
 
This program is taught by You Inc Wealth Education Services founders, Elroy Tatem, PhD and Angela Tatem, MBA.
 
*Registration Required-This is a 3 part series, must be able to attend all sessions.
 
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

 
CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Friday October 22, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday October 23, 2021
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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting October 18 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Countdown To Doom: Escape Room Windows

Heroes Assemble! I don’t mean your run of the mill hero. We need K.I.D.S (Kid Investigations and Defend Squad) to save the city. A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to use it on everyone in the city. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it. In order to beat the evil scientist, your squad will have to collect clues found after solving six puzzles to discover where the device is hidden. Countless lives are depending on YOU and your team! If you all fail, the device once activated will turn everyone and everything into statues frozen in time forever.  This mission takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

All agents ages 9-12 with their families and friends may report to the field agent in the Children's Room.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! I don’t mean your run of the mill hero. We need K.I.D.S (Kid Investigations and Defend Squad) to save the city. A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to use it on everyone in the city. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it. In order to beat the evil scientist, your squad will have to collect clues found after solving six puzzles to discover where the device is hidden. Countless lives are depending on YOU and your team! If you all fail, the device once activated will turn everyone and everything into statues frozen in time forever.  This mission takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

All agents ages 9-12 with their families and friends may report to the field agent in the Children's Room.

LOCATION: Central Library

Sunday October 24, 2021
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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday October 25, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Fall Mixed Up Virtual Storytime

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Scotia

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Julie at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Lions Pavilion (located in Collins Park), Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site
There are 4 spaces available.

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Julie at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Lions Pavilion (located in Collins Park), Schonowee Ave, Scotia, NY 12302

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby Cafe OnZoom

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

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

Michael Kagan, who grew up in Delmar, NY and graduated from Bethlehem High school, is the Joyce Mack Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is the director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, which defends children and families fighting deportation in Las Vegas. He has lived in Las Vegas, the setting for “The Battle to Stay in America,” since 2011. In 2019, Kagan was a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits that prevented the Trump administration from including a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census. He has written for The Washington Post, Salon.com, The Hill and The Daily Beast and is a leading national scholar of immigration and refugee law. The Battle to Stay in America is his first book.

***THIS BOOK SANDWICHED IN IS TOTALLY VIRTUAL THIS DAY DUE TO EARLY VOTING IN THE MCCHESNEY ROOM***

Time: Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3405061738?pwd=dXI0eHR0dHBoRjRYLzV3UlFtQmh1UT09

Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
One tap mobile
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2IuuSv16

LOCATION: Online Program

Michael Kagan, who grew up in Delmar, NY and graduated from Bethlehem High school, is the Joyce Mack Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is the director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, which defends children and families fighting deportation in Las Vegas. He has lived in Las Vegas, the setting for “The Battle to Stay in America,” since 2011. In 2019, Kagan was a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits that prevented the Trump administration from including a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census. He has written for The Washington Post, Salon.com, The Hill and The Daily Beast and is a leading national scholar of immigration and refugee law. The Battle to Stay in America is his first book.

***THIS BOOK SANDWICHED IN IS TOTALLY VIRTUAL THIS DAY DUE TO EARLY VOTING IN THE MCCHESNEY ROOM***

Time: Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3405061738?pwd=dXI0eHR0dHBoRjRYLzV3UlFtQmh1UT09

Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,3405061738#,,,,*682539# US (New York)
+13017158592,,3405061738#,,,,*682539# US (Washington DC)

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        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2IuuSv16

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Halloween Masks @ BORNT

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Halloween Masks                               6 PM on Oct. 25 @ BORNT  and 4 PM on  Oct. 27 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make a Mask for your Halloween costume

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 5 spaces available.

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Halloween Masks                               6 PM on Oct. 25 @ BORNT  and 4 PM on  Oct. 27 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make a Mask for your Halloween costume

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday October 26, 2021
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Rotterdam

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Rotterdam Branch Library (in the rock garden behind the building), 1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Rotterdam Branch Library (in the rock garden behind the building), 1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Crafternoons @ Rotterdam

Join us outside the library (in the rock garden, behind the library,) to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided.

Programs will commence, weather permitting. Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up.

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

9/21: Planting Fall Flowers 

9/28: Friendship bracelets & Straw weaving bracelets

10/5: Origami

10/12: No Sew Pencil Case

10/19: Halloween Wreath

10/26: Yarn Dolls

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join us outside the library (in the rock garden, behind the library,) to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided.

Programs will commence, weather permitting. Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up.

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

9/21: Planting Fall Flowers 

9/28: Friendship bracelets & Straw weaving bracelets

10/5: Origami

10/12: No Sew Pencil Case

10/19: Halloween Wreath

10/26: Yarn Dolls

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pokemon Go Raid

Join us every Tuesday Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 for a virtual Pokémon Go raid during raid hour @ 6pm! Enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

If there are more than 5 participants, please be advised there might be a slight delay for a raid invitation. Registration required and a Friend code ID will be sent to you before the program - please add that user before the raid. 

Must have a remote raid pass to join. Contact Stephanie Olson at schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com for any questions or if you need help acquiring a remote raid pass.

CONTACT: Stephanie Olson  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Online Program
There are 8 spaces available.

Join us every Tuesday Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 for a virtual Pokémon Go raid during raid hour @ 6pm! Enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

If there are more than 5 participants, please be advised there might be a slight delay for a raid invitation. Registration required and a Friend code ID will be sent to you before the program - please add that user before the raid. 

Must have a remote raid pass to join. Contact Stephanie Olson at schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com for any questions or if you need help acquiring a remote raid pass.

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Olson
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Quaker Street

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Quaker Street Library (behind library, near picnic table), 133 Bull St, Delanson, NY 12053


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. Steph at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Quaker Street Library (behind library, near picnic table), 133 Bull St, Delanson, NY 12053


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters

Bring your current craft project to this social group to work on, meet new people and learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting, and everything in between, we can help each other begin and complete craft projects. Join us and let's get crafty together.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Bring your current craft project to this social group to work on, meet new people and learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting, and everything in between, we can help each other begin and complete craft projects. Join us and let's get crafty together.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Crafternoons @ Niskayuna

Join us at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided. Please bring a BLANKET to sit on! 

Programs will commence, weather permitting.  Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up. (register for each week separately)

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

Wednesday 9/22: Cupcake Liner Owls

Wednesday 9/29: Clothespin Fairies

Wednesday 10/6: Paper Plate Unicorns

Wednesday 10/13: Fall Tree Dot Paintings

Wednesday 10/20: Tissue Transfer Art

Wednesday 10/27: Cardboard Monsters

LOCATION: Off-Site
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

Join us at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), to relax, have fun and make a something cool to take home! All supplies will be provided. Please bring a BLANKET to sit on! 

Programs will commence, weather permitting.  Please register and provide accurate contact information to receive any updates.

Registration is required. For kids ages 6 and up. (register for each week separately)

In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

Wednesday 9/22: Cupcake Liner Owls

Wednesday 9/29: Clothespin Fairies

Wednesday 10/6: Paper Plate Unicorns

Wednesday 10/13: Fall Tree Dot Paintings

Wednesday 10/20: Tissue Transfer Art

Wednesday 10/27: Cardboard Monsters

LOCATION: Off-Site

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Halloween Masks @ Mont Pleasant

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Halloween Masks                               6 PM on Oct. 25 @ BORNT  and 4 PM on  Oct. 27 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make a Mask for your Halloween costume

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 10 spaces available.

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Halloween Masks                               6 PM on Oct. 25 @ BORNT  and 4 PM on  Oct. 27 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make a Mask for your Halloween costume

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 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, Program Room 1

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, Program Room 1

Thursday October 28, 2021
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime - Niskayuna

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. April at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), 1 Niskayuna Cir # 2, Schenectady, NY 12309


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

Sing, play, and listen to stories with Ms. April at OUTDOOR Storytime! 

This program will take place at the Niskayuna Town Hall Green (across the street from the Niskayuna Branch Library), 1 Niskayuna Cir # 2, Schenectady, NY 12309


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are recommended for outdoor programs, but not mandatory as long as social distance is maintained.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  5. Families are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chairs, a blanket or any other items that may make you more comfortable outdoors.

LOCATION: Off-Site

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 8:30 AM     

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The SIlver Star by Janette Walls.

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

Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The SIlver Star by Janette Walls.

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

Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Build a Dragon: A Read and Craft Virtual Program

Tune in for a reading of "Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon" written by Kat Zhang and a craft led by the Tang Museum.  "Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon" is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.

A copy of the book and craft kit will be available for pick-up at the Central Branch a week before the video drops. If transportation to pick-up is an issue, please contact the Children's Desk at 518-388-4540 to make alternate arrangements. 

Registration is required and kits are available in limited quantities. 
 
Audience: Ages 1-7 years and their caregivers

This program is a national pledge to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2021 as it celebrates its 16th year in supporting the importance of early literacy in underserved communities.

 

LOCATION: Off-Site
There are 27 spaces available.

Tune in for a reading of "Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon" written by Kat Zhang and a craft led by the Tang Museum.  "Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon" is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.

A copy of the book and craft kit will be available for pick-up at the Central Branch a week before the video drops. If transportation to pick-up is an issue, please contact the Children's Desk at 518-388-4540 to make alternate arrangements. 

Registration is required and kits are available in limited quantities. 
 
Audience: Ages 1-7 years and their caregivers

This program is a national pledge to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2021 as it celebrates its 16th year in supporting the importance of early literacy in underserved communities.

 

LOCATION: Off-Site

There are 27 spaces available.

Friday October 29, 2021
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday October 30, 2021
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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Countdown To Doom: Escape Room Windows

Heroes Assemble! I don’t mean your run of the mill hero. We need K.I.D.S (Kid Investigations and Defend Squad) to save the city. A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to use it on everyone in the city. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it. In order to beat the evil scientist, your squad will have to collect clues found after solving six puzzles to discover where the device is hidden. Countless lives are depending on YOU and your team! If you all fail, the device once activated will turn everyone and everything into statues frozen in time forever.  This mission takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

All agents ages 9-12 with their families and friends may report to the field agent in the Children's Room.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! I don’t mean your run of the mill hero. We need K.I.D.S (Kid Investigations and Defend Squad) to save the city. A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to use it on everyone in the city. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it. In order to beat the evil scientist, your squad will have to collect clues found after solving six puzzles to discover where the device is hidden. Countless lives are depending on YOU and your team! If you all fail, the device once activated will turn everyone and everything into statues frozen in time forever.  This mission takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

All agents ages 9-12 with their families and friends may report to the field agent in the Children's Room.

LOCATION: Central Library

Sunday October 31, 2021
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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Early Voting for General Election

For more information contact the Schenectady County Board of Elections:
(518) 377-2469 or www.voteschenectady.com

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 

Hunt through the children's area at either the Niskayuna, Rotterdam or Central Library* branches to find TEN spooky things using the clues. Finish the scavenger hunt and choose a PRIZE to take home! Costumes encouraged!

Families with kids of all ages will enjoy this activity!

*Check our website for branch hours of service.

 

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

Hunt through the children's area at either the Niskayuna, Rotterdam or Central Library* branches to find TEN spooky things using the clues. Finish the scavenger hunt and choose a PRIZE to take home! Costumes encouraged!

Families with kids of all ages will enjoy this activity!

*Check our website for branch hours of service.

 

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday November 1, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teen Grab and Go Fall Kits - Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light [Quaker Street]

Pick up a kit and watch the Teen Thursdays YouTube video to go with it! Videos air the Thursday of the week kit releases @ 4pm.

Mon 10/4: Friendship Bracelets Video Release: 10/7

Mon 11/1: Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light Video Release: 11/4

Mon 12/6: Flower Crowns Video Release: 12/9

First come first serve, while supplies last.

To get your kit, stop by the Karen B. Johnson Central library, Rotterdam or Quaker Street branches only during open hours!
Kits are best suited for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

For more information on kit contents, please check our Facebook page - SCPL Youth and Families.

If you can't get your hands on a kit, supplies needed are listed below! Feel free to work along with us.

Decoupage Candle Holder

- 12 oz. glass jar (Can use plastic too but only if using battery powered tea light or candle)

- Magazine clippings (any size/shape)

- Water

- Glue

- Paintbrush

CONTACT: Stephanie Olson  5183563440  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Pick up a kit and watch the Teen Thursdays YouTube video to go with it! Videos air the Thursday of the week kit releases @ 4pm.

Mon 10/4: Friendship Bracelets Video Release: 10/7

Mon 11/1: Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light Video Release: 11/4

Mon 12/6: Flower Crowns Video Release: 12/9

First come first serve, while supplies last.

To get your kit, stop by the Karen B. Johnson Central library, Rotterdam or Quaker Street branches only during open hours!
Kits are best suited for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

For more information on kit contents, please check our Facebook page - SCPL Youth and Families.

If you can't get your hands on a kit, supplies needed are listed below! Feel free to work along with us.

Decoupage Candle Holder

- 12 oz. glass jar (Can use plastic too but only if using battery powered tea light or candle)

- Magazine clippings (any size/shape)

- Water

- Glue

- Paintbrush

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Olson
  5183563440
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teen Grab and Go Fall Kits - Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light [Rotterdam]

Pick up a kit and watch the Teen Thursdays YouTube video to go with it! Videos air the Thursday of the week kit releases @ 4pm.

Mon 10/4: Friendship Bracelets Video Release: 10/7

Mon 11/1: Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light Video Release: 11/4

Mon 12/6: Flower Crowns Video Release: 12/9

First come first serve, while supplies last.

To get your kit, stop by the Karen B. Johnson Central library, Rotterdam or Quaker Street branches only during open hours!
Kits are best suited for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

For more information on kit contents, please check our Facebook page - SCPL Youth and Families.

If you can't get your hands on a kit, supplies needed are listed below! Feel free to work along with us.

Decoupage Candle Holder

- 12 oz. glass jar (Can use plastic too but only if using battery powered tea light or candle)

- Magazine clippings (any size/shape)

- Water

- Glue

- Paintbrush

CONTACT: Stephanie Olson  5183563440  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Pick up a kit and watch the Teen Thursdays YouTube video to go with it! Videos air the Thursday of the week kit releases @ 4pm.

Mon 10/4: Friendship Bracelets Video Release: 10/7

Mon 11/1: Decoupage Candle Holder with Tea Light Video Release: 11/4

Mon 12/6: Flower Crowns Video Release: 12/9

First come first serve, while supplies last.

To get your kit, stop by the Karen B. Johnson Central library, Rotterdam or Quaker Street branches only during open hours!
Kits are best suited for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

For more information on kit contents, please check our Facebook page - SCPL Youth and Families.

If you can't get your hands on a kit, supplies needed are listed below! Feel free to work along with us.

Decoupage Candle Holder

- 12 oz. glass jar (Can use plastic too but only if using battery powered tea light or candle)

- Magazine clippings (any size/shape)

- Water

- Glue

- Paintbrush

CONTACT:
  Stephanie Olson
  5183563440
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
History Talks

Marilyn Sassi talks about Proctors

A local historian, educator and chair of the Proctors History Committee, Sassi will talk about the landmark Schenectady theater created during the heyday of vaudeville. A long-time resident of the Stockade in one of the oldest houses in the city, Sassi has been a museum curator at the Schenectady County Historical Society and has been on the adjunct faculty at Schenectady County Community College and Hudson Valley Community College. A Schenectady native, Sassi is also an authority on folk art and antiques.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 1, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3405061738?pwd=dXI0eHR0dHBoRjRYLzV3UlFtQmh1UT09

Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
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LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Marilyn Sassi talks about Proctors

A local historian, educator and chair of the Proctors History Committee, Sassi will talk about the landmark Schenectady theater created during the heyday of vaudeville. A long-time resident of the Stockade in one of the oldest houses in the city, Sassi has been a museum curator at the Schenectady County Historical Society and has been on the adjunct faculty at Schenectady County Community College and Hudson Valley Community College. A Schenectady native, Sassi is also an authority on folk art and antiques.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 1, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3405061738?pwd=dXI0eHR0dHBoRjRYLzV3UlFtQmh1UT09

Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2IuuSv16

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Tuesday November 2, 2021

ALL SCPL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

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

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

Dream Horse 

Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Siân Phillips, Owen Teale, Nicholas Farrell 

Bleecker Street Media; Euros Lyn; PG; 113 minutes; 2020 

This comedy film is about Jan Vokes, a Welsh bartender who comes up with the idea of breeding a horse intended for racing. Since she lives in a town that is down on its luck, her neighbors start pitching in and participate in financing for the horse. They see the horse as their chance of redeeming their town and lifting their spirits as it races up the ranks, hopefully to become a champion thoroughbred. Based on a true story. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

Dream Horse 

Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Siân Phillips, Owen Teale, Nicholas Farrell 

Bleecker Street Media; Euros Lyn; PG; 113 minutes; 2020 

This comedy film is about Jan Vokes, a Welsh bartender who comes up with the idea of breeding a horse intended for racing. Since she lives in a town that is down on its luck, her neighbors start pitching in and participate in financing for the horse. They see the horse as their chance of redeeming their town and lifting their spirits as it races up the ranks, hopefully to become a champion thoroughbred. Based on a true story. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 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, Program Room 1

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, Program Room 1

Thursday November 4, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Friday November 5, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday November 6, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab & Go STEAM Kits

Turkey Egg Drop Grab & Go STEAM kits are available for pick up at the Central Library starting today. Or call 518-388-4540 to have kits sent to your preferred branch library if pick up at the Central Library isn't convenient.

Project is designed for school-age children.

First come, first served while supplies last.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library

Turkey Egg Drop Grab & Go STEAM kits are available for pick up at the Central Library starting today. Or call 518-388-4540 to have kits sent to your preferred branch library if pick up at the Central Library isn't convenient.

Project is designed for school-age children.

First come, first served while supplies last.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Sunday November 7, 2021
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday November 8, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Fall Mixed Up Virtual Storytime

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

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

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
History Talks

Dave Pietrusza, the presidents, baseball and Amsterdam

An Amsterdam native and U-Albany grad, Pietrusza retired as a state worker in 2007 but had become a nationally-recognized author long before that with books about baseball and the presidents. His 2007 work, “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents,” was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews. His most recent book, “Too Long Ago,” came out in October of 2020 and tells the story of growing up in Amsterdam.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 8, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
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LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Dave Pietrusza, the presidents, baseball and Amsterdam

An Amsterdam native and U-Albany grad, Pietrusza retired as a state worker in 2007 but had become a nationally-recognized author long before that with books about baseball and the presidents. His 2007 work, “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents,” was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews. His most recent book, “Too Long Ago,” came out in October of 2020 and tells the story of growing up in Amsterdam.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 8, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: 682539
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2IuuSv16

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Plant A Winter Flower @ BORNT

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where we use apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                            6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace              6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where we use apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                            6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace              6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Tuesday November 9, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Plot by Jean Korelitz.

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

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The Plot by Jean Korelitz.

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

Wildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.

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

When Colonel and Mrs. Bantry find the corpse of a beautiful girl in their library, they rely upon their good friend Miss Marple to solve the crime.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

Join us for a discussion of the book The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.

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

When Colonel and Mrs. Bantry find the corpse of a beautiful girl in their library, they rely upon their good friend Miss Marple to solve the crime.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me @ Mont Pleasant

Kids are invited to join us as we work on strengthening their self-esteem, self-love, self-respect, and self-control through fun individual and cooperative activities. A take home snack will be provided at the end of the session. For boys and girls ages 5 - 11. Registration is required for this event. 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 12 spaces available.

Kids are invited to join us as we work on strengthening their self-esteem, self-love, self-respect, and self-control through fun individual and cooperative activities. A take home snack will be provided at the end of the session. For boys and girls ages 5 - 11. Registration is required for this event. 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Coloring

Adult coloring book nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Sorry kiddos, this one is just for the grown-ups! Ages 14+ 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM     

Adult coloring book nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Sorry kiddos, this one is just for the grown-ups! Ages 14+ 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

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

Join us for the return of the REELS film series.

Just Mercy  

Marcus A. Griffin Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan 

Warner Bros.; Destin Daniel Cretton; PG-13; 136 minutes; 2019 

An inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.  A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join us for the return of the REELS film series.

Just Mercy  

Marcus A. Griffin Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan 

Warner Bros.; Destin Daniel Cretton; PG-13; 136 minutes; 2019 

An inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.  A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters

Bring your current craft project to this social group to work on, meet new people and learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting, and everything in between, we can help each other begin and complete craft projects. Join us and let's get crafty together.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Bring your current craft project to this social group to work on, meet new people and learn new skills.  From knitting to quilting, and everything in between, we can help each other begin and complete craft projects. Join us and let's get crafty together.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me @ BORNT

Kids are invited to join us as we work on strengthening their self-esteem, self-love, self-respect, and self-control through fun individual and cooperative activities. A take home snack will be provided at the end of the session. For boys and girls ages 5 - 11. Registration is required for this event. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Kids are invited to join us as we work on strengthening their self-esteem, self-love, self-respect, and self-control through fun individual and cooperative activities. A take home snack will be provided at the end of the session. For boys and girls ages 5 - 11. Registration is required for this event. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 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, Program Room 1

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, Program Room 1

Thursday November 11, 2021

ALL SCPL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY.

 

Join us for a discussion of a book of your choice. New book club members are always welcome.

Read a book of your choice, something new or an old favorite, and come ready to share in a group discussion.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Join us for a discussion of a book of your choice. New book club members are always welcome.

Read a book of your choice, something new or an old favorite, and come ready to share in a group discussion.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Association
CONTACT: Pat Smith
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
CONTACT:
  Pat Smith
  
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Friday November 12, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday November 13, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Sunday November 14, 2021
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Young Musician's Forum - Free Concert

Pianist Vladimir Rumyantsev

Mr. Rumyantsev will be making his third appearance with the Young Musicians Forum concert series. He holds two graduate degrees from the Mannes School of Music in New York City; he has given solo recitals at prestigious venues in Moscow, New York City, China, among others. He has also won prizes in every piano competition he has entered (the first at age seven!), including international competitions in the US, the Russian Federation, Germany, Spain,, the Netherlands, and Italy, etc. 

Today's program will include Beethoven's “Appassionata” sonata, a Tchaikovsky transcription of the Scherzo from his Sixth Symphony and the Pachini-Liszt Fantasy on Themes from the opera Niobe.

For over twenty years, the Young Musicians Forum has presented free concerts featuring young artists preparing for careers in music. Those musicians have usually been students at the Mannes School of Music; more recently the series has also sometimes presented talented young artists in the Tri-Cities area. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Pianist Vladimir Rumyantsev

Mr. Rumyantsev will be making his third appearance with the Young Musicians Forum concert series. He holds two graduate degrees from the Mannes School of Music in New York City; he has given solo recitals at prestigious venues in Moscow, New York City, China, among others. He has also won prizes in every piano competition he has entered (the first at age seven!), including international competitions in the US, the Russian Federation, Germany, Spain,, the Netherlands, and Italy, etc. 

Today's program will include Beethoven's “Appassionata” sonata, a Tchaikovsky transcription of the Scherzo from his Sixth Symphony and the Pachini-Liszt Fantasy on Themes from the opera Niobe.

For over twenty years, the Young Musicians Forum has presented free concerts featuring young artists preparing for careers in music. Those musicians have usually been students at the Mannes School of Music; more recently the series has also sometimes presented talented young artists in the Tri-Cities area. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday November 15, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Fall Mixed Up Virtual Storytime

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

Sing, play, move and listen to a story with your favorite SCPL librarians!

Fall Mixed Up features Ms. Chinasa, Ms. Julie and more librarians to amplify your at home early literacy experience.

This program is pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10:00 am. 
Click here to view storytime video 

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
History Talks

Neil Yetwin talks about Mordecai Myers

A Springfield, Massachusetts native, Yetwin is a retired history teacher at Linton/Schenectady High School, where in 1989 he was named winner of the Louis B. Yavner Award for teaching about The Holocaust and Civil Rights. In 2013, he produced a book on Schenectady Mayor Mordecia Myers, “To My Son: The Life and War Remembrances of Captain Mordecai Myers.” A graduate of Springfield College, he has written numerous articles on various topics for the Schenectady County Historical Society, and is also an authority on Moses Viney, a free black man in Schenectady in the 19th century.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 15, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
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LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Neil Yetwin talks about Mordecai Myers

A Springfield, Massachusetts native, Yetwin is a retired history teacher at Linton/Schenectady High School, where in 1989 he was named winner of the Louis B. Yavner Award for teaching about The Holocaust and Civil Rights. In 2013, he produced a book on Schenectady Mayor Mordecia Myers, “To My Son: The Life and War Remembrances of Captain Mordecai Myers.” A graduate of Springfield College, he has written numerous articles on various topics for the Schenectady County Historical Society, and is also an authority on Moses Viney, a free black man in Schenectady in the 19th century.

You may participate in person or virtually using our Zoom link below:
 
Time: Nov 15, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 682539
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Meeting ID: 340 506 1738
Passcode: 682539
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb2IuuSv16

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby Cafe OnZoom

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

A Baby Café is a free drop-in service offering VIRTUAL breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community.

Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86918119191?pwd=cnd2REs0Q3VkbU5ZZ2p6YTd1YmZjUT09
Join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 869 1811 9191
Passcode: 806095

Call 518-386-2245 for more information.

LOCATION: Online Program

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Job Corp Informational Session

Join us for an informational session with Job Corp. Job Corps is America’s leading Career technical training and education program for youth ages 16-24.    It offers hands-on training in a variety of trades depending on the center chosen, a high school diploma or GED, as well as opportunities for higher education through partnerships with local colleges.  We also assist with resume building and teaching the skills needed to be employable and independent. We assist in obtaining a drivers permit and/or license. Not to mention, job placement assistance upon graduation!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for an informational session with Job Corp. Job Corps is America’s leading Career technical training and education program for youth ages 16-24.    It offers hands-on training in a variety of trades depending on the center chosen, a high school diploma or GED, as well as opportunities for higher education through partnerships with local colleges.  We also assist with resume building and teaching the skills needed to be employable and independent. We assist in obtaining a drivers permit and/or license. Not to mention, job placement assistance upon graduation!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM     

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program

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

This program will take place virtually over Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Please register below to receive link to meeting.

LOCATION: Online Program


Wednesday November 17, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

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

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

Minari  

Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan S. Kim, Noel Kate Cho

A24; Lee Isaac Chung; PG-13; 116 minutes; PG-13; 2021 

A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they find the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join us for the return of the REELS series. 

Minari  

Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan S. Kim, Noel Kate Cho

A24; Lee Isaac Chung; PG-13; 116 minutes; PG-13; 2021 

A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they find the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Plant A Winter Flower @ Mont Pleasant

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Participate in one or all of our urban 4-H Club activities where you will apply the motto: Head, Heart, Hands and Health to projects we complete at every session. 

The fall schedule of events includes:

Plant A Winter Flower                     6 PM  Nov. 8 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Nov. 17 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Banish the cold weather blahs by growing an indoor bulb plant that blooms in winter

Holiday Desserts                                6 PM on Nov. 22 @ BORNT

  • Create a homemade dessert for your family

Holiday Craft Makerspace                 6 PM on Dec. 13 @ BORNT and 4 PM on Dec. 15 @ Mont Pleasant

  • Make holiday crafts to bring cheer to your home for the holidays

Please register by clicking the REGISTER button below.

A 4-H Club membership is free for city of Schenectady residents who are school-age and their families. This series has been made possible by a grant from the WGY Christmas Wish.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 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, Program Room 1

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, Program Room 1

Thursday November 18, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.

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

Reimagines the story behind the creation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.

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

Reimagines the story behind the creation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Friday November 19, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday November 20, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Take & Make

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

Take a story book to keep and a craft to make.

Selections are designed for children ages 2-7 and correspond with autumn & winter holidays.

Pick-up at the Central Library Children's Room starting November 15 while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun & Learning

Parent engagement workshop presented by Brightside Up for parents with children 2-5 years old.

Today's project is STEM discovery. Join in the "3 Little Pigs" challenge. Use your imagination and creativity to build a house that withstands huffs and puffs. It's a fun way to work together with your child to teach cooperation, engineering, and problem solving skills while having fun.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are mandatory for indoor programs for adults and children ages 2 and up.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 18 spaces available.

Parent engagement workshop presented by Brightside Up for parents with children 2-5 years old.

Today's project is STEM discovery. Join in the "3 Little Pigs" challenge. Use your imagination and creativity to build a house that withstands huffs and puffs. It's a fun way to work together with your child to teach cooperation, engineering, and problem solving skills while having fun.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  1. Registration is REQUIRED to attend this event. Please register all adults and children that will be attending.

  2. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families. 

  3. In an abundance of caution, masks are mandatory for indoor programs for adults and children ages 2 and up.

  4. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Sunday November 21, 2021
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Visit - Ann Van Hine

Join author, Ann Van Hine, for a book talk and signing. Ann Van Hine is author of Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 with faith, family, and the FDNY.

Ann Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on September 11th, 2001. She shares her story of personal loss amid a national tragedy in her book, Pieces Falling: navigating 9/11 with faith, family & the FDNY. Ann believes that the stories of September 11, 2001 are like a mosaic. The stories don’t fit together like a puzzle. Instead, they lay next to each other to form the larger narrative of what happened that day and since.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join author, Ann Van Hine, for a book talk and signing. Ann Van Hine is author of Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 with faith, family, and the FDNY.

Ann Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on September 11th, 2001. She shares her story of personal loss amid a national tragedy in her book, Pieces Falling: navigating 9/11 with faith, family & the FDNY. Ann believes that the stories of September 11, 2001 are like a mosaic. The stories don’t fit together like a puzzle. Instead, they lay next to each other to form the larger narrative of what happened that day and since.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance from other patrons. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday November 22, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Story Time To Go

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

Choose from preselected picture books on favorite story time topics, accompanied by try at home tip sheet and a craft activity.

Topics change throughout the month and include colors, superheroes, and bedtime. 

There are limited craft activity supplies for each topic.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Fall Mixed Up Virtual Storytime