Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

 

Saturday September 21, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Batman Day Celebration

Families with children of all ages join us for Batman themed fun! 

11:00am - 4:00pm: Scavenger hunt, crafts and a prize - Children's Room

12:00 pm: The LEGO Batman Movie - McChesney Room

2:30 - 4:00 pm: Build Zone /Build Gotham City 2:30-4:00 - Slater Room
 

LOCATION: Central Library

Families with children of all ages join us for Batman themed fun! 

11:00am - 4:00pm: Scavenger hunt, crafts and a prize - Children's Room

12:00 pm: The LEGO Batman Movie - McChesney Room

2:30 - 4:00 pm: Build Zone /Build Gotham City 2:30-4:00 - Slater Room
 

LOCATION: Central Library

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one or use one of ours.

Please note this was previously scheduled as Zumba but is now replaced with an all levels yoga class

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one or use one of ours.

Please note this was previously scheduled as Zumba but is now replaced with an all levels yoga class

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Sunday September 22, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Young Musicians Forum

Join us for a free piano concert presented by the Young Musicians Forum which will showcase pianists Jingci Liu and Wenting Yu from New York City. The program will include four-hand music by Debussy, Dvorak, and Mozart, as well as several solo works by Casadesus, Debussy, Ligeti and Schumann.

Jingci Liu is pursuing the Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music in New York City. She has won many international piano competitions and participated in the 2019 New
York International Keyboard Festival and in the 2017 Beijing International Master Festival. She has performed piano solos and chamber music at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Steinway Hall and the Frick Collection in New York City, and several concert halls in China.

Wenting Yu is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. In 2018 he won the Ravel Special Prize given by the Foundation of Maurice Ravel in France. Yu has won numerous competitions around the world and was awarded Second Prize at the Liszt International Piano Competition in Moscow. He has performed solos and chamber music at Alice Tully
Hall (Lincoln Center), Aspen Festival Hall and the Palace of Fontainebleau (France) among others.

Young Musicians Forum has a twenty-year tradition of presenting concerts by exceptional musicians preparing for careers in classical music. These concerts have always been presented free of charge to the Capital region community.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join us for a free piano concert presented by the Young Musicians Forum which will showcase pianists Jingci Liu and Wenting Yu from New York City. The program will include four-hand music by Debussy, Dvorak, and Mozart, as well as several solo works by Casadesus, Debussy, Ligeti and Schumann.

Jingci Liu is pursuing the Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School of Music in New York City. She has won many international piano competitions and participated in the 2019 New
York International Keyboard Festival and in the 2017 Beijing International Master Festival. She has performed piano solos and chamber music at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Steinway Hall and the Frick Collection in New York City, and several concert halls in China.

Wenting Yu is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. In 2018 he won the Ravel Special Prize given by the Foundation of Maurice Ravel in France. Yu has won numerous competitions around the world and was awarded Second Prize at the Liszt International Piano Competition in Moscow. He has performed solos and chamber music at Alice Tully
Hall (Lincoln Center), Aspen Festival Hall and the Palace of Fontainebleau (France) among others.

Young Musicians Forum has a twenty-year tradition of presenting concerts by exceptional musicians preparing for careers in classical music. These concerts have always been presented free of charge to the Capital region community.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday September 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, by Richard Brookhiser, reviewed by Schenectady Family Court Judge Mark Blanchfield.

This book tells the fascinating story of this pivotal chief justice, who transformed the Supreme Court, through cases such as Marbury v. Madison, into the powerful judicial body that it is today.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, by Richard Brookhiser, reviewed by Schenectady Family Court Judge Mark Blanchfield.

This book tells the fascinating story of this pivotal chief justice, who transformed the Supreme Court, through cases such as Marbury v. Madison, into the powerful judicial body that it is today.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
After school STEM - Build Zone

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Legos. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Legos. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Don't Read These Books!

It's Banned Books Week! 

Join actors from the NorthEast Theatre Ensemble for live performances from some of the most frequently banned or challenged books of last year.

Join us before the show at 6:00 for a special pre-school Banned Books StoryTime. 

Adults & All Ages

Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

It's Banned Books Week! 

Join actors from the NorthEast Theatre Ensemble for live performances from some of the most frequently banned or challenged books of last year.

Join us before the show at 6:00 for a special pre-school Banned Books StoryTime. 

Adults & All Ages

Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Night Time Story Time

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday September 24, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Library Card Sign Up Month Toy Story Adventure

Join us on a Toy Story adventure. Come and watch Toy Story 3 as we gear up for the DVD release of Toy Story 4.  Be sure to sign up for a library card and learn about all the awesome programs being offered at your local branches!  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us on a Toy Story adventure. Come and watch Toy Story 3 as we gear up for the DVD release of Toy Story 4.  Be sure to sign up for a library card and learn about all the awesome programs being offered at your local branches!  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PAWS for Reading

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen! (ages 5-11) 

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

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, who loves to listen! (ages 5-11) 

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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


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

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

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

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

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

All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

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

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

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

All Ages

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Money Matters: Financial Boot Camp

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


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

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

Facilitated by Susannah Risley

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

This workshop is made possible by the Mohawk Valley Library System and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 9 spaces available.

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

Facilitated by Susannah Risley

This 3 week long workshop meets once per week

This workshop is made possible by the Mohawk Valley Library System and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 9 spaces available.

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

This months Read n' Greet location is the Van Dyck Lounge where we will discuss The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

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

Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.

LOCATION: Van Dyck Lounge, 237 Union St
There are 6 spaces available.

This months Read n' Greet location is the Van Dyck Lounge where we will discuss The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

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

Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.

LOCATION: Van Dyck Lounge, 237 Union St

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday September 25, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Internet Searching

Learn how to search for information on the Internet. Requirement: Must have taken Basic Internet.

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn how to search for information on the Internet. Requirement: Must have taken Basic Internet.

 

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

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

The White Crow

Adele Exarchopoulos, Oleg Ivenko, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Chulpan Kamatova, Laurent Lafitte, Raphael Personnaz, Calypso Valois, Louis Hofmann; Columbia; Directed by Ralph Fiennes; Rated R; 127 minutes; 2019

Capturing the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas leads him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The White Crow

Adele Exarchopoulos, Oleg Ivenko, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Chulpan Kamatova, Laurent Lafitte, Raphael Personnaz, Calypso Valois, Louis Hofmann; Columbia; Directed by Ralph Fiennes; Rated R; 127 minutes; 2019

Capturing the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas leads him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

Join us for a discussion of the book I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

In Washington, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household, and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

In Washington, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household, and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday After School STEM Fun

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Legos. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Legos. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MiSci Engineering Mission

Discover how NASA engineers problem solve by designing your own shock- absorbing system that can protect “astronauts” when they land on the moon. For kids in grades 3-6.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 26 spaces available.

Discover how NASA engineers problem solve by designing your own shock- absorbing system that can protect “astronauts” when they land on the moon. For kids in grades 3-6.  Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gregory the Terrible Eater

Join us for Gregory the Terrible Eater presented by WMHT!

This program combines PBS educational resources and story clips that bring reading alive for parent and child.

Each program combines viewing animated stories, an audience retelling activity, and fun hands-on crafts providing a collaborative learning environment. Each attending family will receive an age-appropriate book. This program is for kids ages Pre-K to 2nd grade. 

Space is limited. 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
The registration period has ended.

Join us for Gregory the Terrible Eater presented by WMHT!

This program combines PBS educational resources and story clips that bring reading alive for parent and child.

Each program combines viewing animated stories, an audience retelling activity, and fun hands-on crafts providing a collaborative learning environment. Each attending family will receive an age-appropriate book. This program is for kids ages Pre-K to 2nd grade. 

Space is limited. 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
How to Make Herbal Kombucha

Learn how to make and flavor your own homemade kombucha with fruit and herbs in this hands-on workshop!  Each participant will leave with their own SCOBY, starter liquid and guide to start brewing kombucha once they get home. Taught by Jennifer Prentice, author and lifestyle blogger.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Learn how to make and flavor your own homemade kombucha with fruit and herbs in this hands-on workshop!  Each participant will leave with their own SCOBY, starter liquid and guide to start brewing kombucha once they get home. Taught by Jennifer Prentice, author and lifestyle blogger.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

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

This class will cover cut/copy/paste, inserting pictures, headers/footers, and printing. Requirement: Microsoft Word 2016: Intermediate. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

This class will cover cut/copy/paste, inserting pictures, headers/footers, and printing. Requirement: Microsoft Word 2016: Intermediate. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vinyasa Yoga

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Thursday September 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Science Explorers Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Email

Set up a Gmail account to communicate safely through emails and learn how to write, send, respond and delete emails. Requirement: Must have basic internet skills.

 

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center, Program Room 1
There are 6 spaces available.

Set up a Gmail account to communicate safely through emails and learn how to write, send, respond and delete emails. Requirement: Must have basic internet skills.

 

 

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

There are 6 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Daniel Tiger's Picnic Adventure

Join us for Daniel Tiger's Picnic Adventure presented by WMHT!

This program combines PBS educational resources and story clips that bring reading alive for parent and child.

Each program combines viewing animated stories, an audience retelling activity, and fun hands-on crafts providing a collaborative learning environment. Each attending family will receive an age-appropriate book. This program is for kids ages Pre-K to 2nd grade.

Space is limited.

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us for Daniel Tiger's Picnic Adventure presented by WMHT!

This program combines PBS educational resources and story clips that bring reading alive for parent and child.

Each program combines viewing animated stories, an audience retelling activity, and fun hands-on crafts providing a collaborative learning environment. Each attending family will receive an age-appropriate book. This program is for kids ages Pre-K to 2nd grade.

Space is limited.

 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Craft - Book Flowers

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers.  (Drop in, grades 8-12)

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers.  (Drop in, grades 8-12)

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Resources for Starting or Expanding a Business or Non-Profit

Running a small business or non-profit organization often requires mastering a variety of new skills.  Staff from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will introduce you to local, regional, state and federal resources that can help you succeed.  Come with questions!

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

Running a small business or non-profit organization often requires mastering a variety of new skills.  Staff from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will introduce you to local, regional, state and federal resources that can help you succeed.  Come with questions!

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 1

Friday September 27, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday September 28, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Better Angels Political Conversations Skills Workshop

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series
Prince & Princess Back to School Party
* With School supply giveaway

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 17 spaces available.
Prince & Princess Back to School Party
* With School supply giveaway

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mommy and Me Yoga
Bond mentally and physically while practicing mindfulness with your children in this gentle exercise session. For parents with children ages 3-12 with younger siblings welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and yoga mats, if possible. A few will be available for class use.
 
This was previously scheduled as a Zumba for Kids Class which due to unseen circumstances had to be canceled
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
Bond mentally and physically while practicing mindfulness with your children in this gentle exercise session. For parents with children ages 3-12 with younger siblings welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and yoga mats, if possible. A few will be available for class use.
 
This was previously scheduled as a Zumba for Kids Class which due to unseen circumstances had to be canceled
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Sunday September 29, 2019
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Monday September 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists, written and reviewed by Joseph Dalton, arts reporter and classical music critic for the Times Union.

Miller, Dalton’s cousin, was a trailblazer for women in her profession. Starting in 1934 as the Washington Post society editor, she had a long career reporting on the interconnected world of society and politics, and mingling with the most well-known figures of the day.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists, written and reviewed by Joseph Dalton, arts reporter and classical music critic for the Times Union.

Miller, Dalton’s cousin, was a trailblazer for women in her profession. Starting in 1934 as the Washington Post society editor, she had a long career reporting on the interconnected world of society and politics, and mingling with the most well-known figures of the day.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Craft - Book Flowers

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers. Registration Required, Grades 8-12

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers. Registration Required, Grades 8-12

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for fun and imaginative building with LEGO blocks!  For kids in grades K-5. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Night Time Story Time

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday October 1, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Many of us dream of starting our own business, but the reality can be overwhelming.  In this highly interactive session, staff from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will help you understand the challenges and rewards of being your own boss.  Come with questions!

Ages 18+

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

Many of us dream of starting our own business, but the reality can be overwhelming.  In this highly interactive session, staff from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will help you understand the challenges and rewards of being your own boss.  Come with questions!

Ages 18+

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Job Opportunities Workshop

Unemployed and feeling stuck?  Or are you feeling stuck in your job...and can’t seem to get your foot in the door elsewhere? 

You will leave this workshop with greater self-confidence and know-how for convincing the interviewer that you are a great candidate for the job!  Topics will include: How-to clarify your job goal, how-to identify your experience/skills that match targeted job goal requirements, how-to talk about your experience/abilities so that you stay in the interviewer's mind after the interview and how-to uncover opportunities (outside of the online job boards!) Taught by Marsha Lazarus.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Unemployed and feeling stuck?  Or are you feeling stuck in your job...and can’t seem to get your foot in the door elsewhere? 

You will leave this workshop with greater self-confidence and know-how for convincing the interviewer that you are a great candidate for the job!  Topics will include: How-to clarify your job goal, how-to identify your experience/skills that match targeted job goal requirements, how-to talk about your experience/abilities so that you stay in the interviewer's mind after the interview and how-to uncover opportunities (outside of the online job boards!) Taught by Marsha Lazarus.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Money Matters: Financial Boot Camp

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


Wednesday October 2, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

A Dog's Journey

Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Jake Manley, Abby Ryder Fortson, Josh Gad, Marg Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott; Universal; Directed by Gail Mancuso; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 2019

In the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

A Dog's Journey

Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Jake Manley, Abby Ryder Fortson, Josh Gad, Marg Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott; Universal; Directed by Gail Mancuso; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 2019

In the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

Children can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks! For children in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Children can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks! For children in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday After School STEM Fun

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Keva Planks. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone with Keva Planks. Drop in, Grades K-8.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vinyasa Yoga

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Thursday October 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Science Explorers Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fall Parenting Series: Finding the “Why” of your child’s behavior

Join us for a discussion on the “why’s” behind your child’s challenging behavior. This workshop is lead and child care provided by the Capital District Child Care Council. Dinner will be served prior to workshop.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
There are 25 spaces available.

Join us for a discussion on the “why’s” behind your child’s challenging behavior. This workshop is lead and child care provided by the Capital District Child Care Council. Dinner will be served prior to workshop.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one. Taught by Alicia Brabazon-Curtin.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Friday October 4, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
After school STEM - Build ZONE

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone. Drop in, all ages.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school build zone. Drop in, all ages.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Craft - Book Flowers

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers.  (Registration Required, grades 8-12)

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Come and transform the pages of old books into beautiful flowers.  (Registration Required, grades 8-12)

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday October 5, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Are You Ready to Cut the Cable Cord?

Learn about streaming services, smart TVs, and other devices to help you make an informed decision.

Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

Learn about streaming services, smart TVs, and other devices to help you make an informed decision.

Location: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Papermaking with Local & Natural Fibers

*This workshop will take place outdoors

In this workshop, you will explore the basics of papermaking as you work with a variety of collected, harvested, and sourced natural fibers to create pulp for Western papermaking. You will learn how to form your own sheets of paper and explore the possibilities of embedding materials such as dried flowers and plants, thread, and seeds. Taught by artist Tony Carlone.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

*This workshop will take place outdoors

In this workshop, you will explore the basics of papermaking as you work with a variety of collected, harvested, and sourced natural fibers to create pulp for Western papermaking. You will learn how to form your own sheets of paper and explore the possibilities of embedding materials such as dried flowers and plants, thread, and seeds. Taught by artist Tony Carlone.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

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

Do you need help preparing for your Citizenship Interview?

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is offering a free 8 week class for Civics and US History Test. Free on-on-one tutoring for Interview and test are also available.

To register please contact Ann Hatke from League of Women Voters at lwvcitizen@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters in a nonpartisan volunteer organization working to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

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

 

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one or use one of ours.

Please note this was previously scheduled as Zumba but is now replaced with an all levels yoga class

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Come flow and let go of the week with this 60 minute all levels yoga class. This is an uplifting gentle flow practice to get you ready for the weekend! We will work on increasing flexibility and strength while nurturing our souls.Wear comfortable clothing, water and a yoga mat if you have one or use one of ours.

Please note this was previously scheduled as Zumba but is now replaced with an all levels yoga class

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Monday October 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cozy Crafters Group

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture, by E. Douglas Bomberger, and reviewed by Susan Lohnas, Schenectady musician. 

1917 saw the release of the first jazz recordings and the creation of some landmark classical music recordings. At the same time, some major concert musicians were forced from the stage, and the issues of race and nationality in America were operating within the political context that led the United States to enter World War I. The interwoven narratives of musical lives encourage us to understand how our musical history has been shaped.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture, by E. Douglas Bomberger, and reviewed by Susan Lohnas, Schenectady musician. 

1917 saw the release of the first jazz recordings and the creation of some landmark classical music recordings. At the same time, some major concert musicians were forced from the stage, and the issues of race and nationality in America were operating within the political context that led the United States to enter World War I. The interwoven narratives of musical lives encourage us to understand how our musical history has been shaped.

Presented by the Friends of SCPL

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bornt 4-H Club

Project: Leaf Scrapbook

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Membership is free for city students in grades 3 - 6. Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 15 spaces available.

Project: Leaf Scrapbook

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Membership is free for city students in grades 3 - 6. Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
After school STEM - Survive a Desert Island

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school desert island survival event. Grades 4-8 Registration Required.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school desert island survival event. Grades 4-8 Registration Required.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Night Time Story Time

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join our class of stories and music for families with children of all ages. Pajamas are welcome!

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tincture Making

Learn the art of making herbal tinctures in this hands-on workshop where we will discuss and demonstrate methods to make fresh and dried plant tinctures.  Participants will go home with a sample of their own creation as well as resources to make their own tinctures at home. Taught by Jennifer Prentice, author and lifestyle blogger

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 17 spaces available.

Learn the art of making herbal tinctures in this hands-on workshop where we will discuss and demonstrate methods to make fresh and dried plant tinctures.  Participants will go home with a sample of their own creation as well as resources to make their own tinctures at home. Taught by Jennifer Prentice, author and lifestyle blogger

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesday October 8, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Dance, Read & Rhyme with Denise Baker

Join us for this movement and literacy class with Denise Baker.  For children ages 3-5. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Join us for this movement and literacy class with Denise Baker.  For children ages 3-5. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Baby Lap Time

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

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

This group meets every second Tuesday of the month

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Join us for a discussion of the book The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.  New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Retirement Income Planning

Planning for retirement income starts with three basic questions: What does retirement mean to you? When do you plan to retire? How long will your retirement last? You’re retirement income plan needs to address each of these questions individually with answers unique to your situation. It’s important to consider your expectations carefully, because your retirement income plan will be designed to support the retirement lifestyle that you envision. Let’s discuss the basics of Retirement Income Planning and the impacts you can make on your situation now.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Planning for retirement income starts with three basic questions: What does retirement mean to you? When do you plan to retire? How long will your retirement last? You’re retirement income plan needs to address each of these questions individually with answers unique to your situation. It’s important to consider your expectations carefully, because your retirement income plan will be designed to support the retirement lifestyle that you envision. Let’s discuss the basics of Retirement Income Planning and the impacts you can make on your situation now.

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 

Play Super Mario Cart, Just Dance or Wii Sports after school with your friends. Ages. K-5. Drop - in.

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

Play Super Mario Cart, Just Dance or Wii Sports after school with your friends. Ages. K-5. Drop - in.

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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

For kids entering Grades 6-12!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

 

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


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

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

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

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Money Matters: Financial Boot Camp

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

This 5-week program empowers you through practical, everyday financial education that helps you climb out of debt, budget like a pro, save and invest for the future, and end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck to build a stronger and more philanthropic community. This is an interactive class and will require participation.

Registration required. Must be able to commit to all 5 sessions in order to register. 

Ages 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


 

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

Wednesday October 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Story Time

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Is there a 1, 2 or 3 year old child in your home?

Join us for a FIVE-week program for parents/guardians to bring their 1-3 year olds to play and talk with other parents and child experts. 

There will be a special prize tote for families that attend ALL five weekly sessions.

Please register at the branch or online at www.scpl.org.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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

All is True

Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen; Columbia; Directed by Kenneth Branagh; Rated PG-13; 101 minutes; 2019

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

All is True

Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen; Columbia; Directed by Kenneth Branagh; Rated PG-13; 101 minutes; 2019

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Tutor Room 2

 

Children can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks! For children in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Children can drop in for fun and imaginative building with LEGO and other assorted blocks! For children in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday After School STEM Fun - Survive a Desert Island

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school desert island survival event. Grades 4-8 Registration Required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Come and flex your STEM muscles at this after school desert island survival event. Grades 4-8 Registration Required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

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