Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

Friday February 15, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2247
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Email @ BORNT

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.

Those registering must have a SCPL card.  Register by calling 372.4393 or clicking on the Register button in this listing.

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

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.

Those registering must have a SCPL card.  Register by calling 372.4393 or clicking on the Register button in this listing.

Made possible with Funds from the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Clifford's Birthday Party

Come and Meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday!
Join us for the story of Clifford's Big Surprise, birthday treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

Family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There is 1 space available.

Come and Meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday!
Join us for the story of Clifford's Big Surprise, birthday treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

Family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There is 1 space available.

Saturday February 16, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
iPad, Part 2: Useful Tips @ ROT

If you know the basics of how to use an iPad but want to do more with it, come and learn some little known tips and tricks for using an iPad wisely. We’ll talk about taking photos, putting a slideshow together, Siri and more. 

Bring your own iPad or borrow one of ours. If an attendee is bringing his/her own iPad, it must be iOS11 version or higher.

Click the button below to register for this class.

CONTACT:   518.356.3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

If you know the basics of how to use an iPad but want to do more with it, come and learn some little known tips and tricks for using an iPad wisely. We’ll talk about taking photos, putting a slideshow together, Siri and more. 

Bring your own iPad or borrow one of ours. If an attendee is bringing his/her own iPad, it must be iOS11 version or higher.

Click the button below to register for this class.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series

Self Love: Do you See what I See

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:   518-386-2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Self Love: Do you See what I See

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wii JUST DANCE @ CENTRAL

Come and show off your sweet dance moveswith new friends! Drop-in for all families!

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Come and show off your sweet dance moveswith new friends! Drop-in for all families!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Sunday February 17, 2019
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2:30 PM
Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ CENTRAL

This week's performers: Schenectady Light Opera Company

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

This week's performers: Schenectady Light Opera Company

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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9:30 AM
Great Decisions @ CENTRAL

"Nuclear negotiations"  
Nuclear policy with Russia, Korea and Iran.  Can the art of the deal stabilize our nuclear future?
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:   518.346.1683
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

"Nuclear negotiations"  
Nuclear policy with Russia, Korea and Iran.  Can the art of the deal stabilize our nuclear future?
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:
  
  518.346.1683
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lap Time @ GNV

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clifford's Birthday Party

Come and meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday! Join us for stories, treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

This is a free family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

CONTACT:   518.386.2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Come and meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday! Join us for stories, treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

This is a free family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks. 

"A collection of seventeen short stories includes three tales featuring a small-town newspaper column called "Our Town Today with Hank Fiset."

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks. 

"A collection of seventeen short stories includes three tales featuring a small-town newspaper column called "Our Town Today with Hank Fiset."

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Paint & Sip Hot Chocolate w/ CREATE Community Studios

We will complete a fun winter-themed painting and sip a creation from our hot chocolate bar!

Vacation week fun for grades 4-8
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

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

We will complete a fun winter-themed painting and sip a creation from our hot chocolate bar!

Vacation week fun for grades 4-8
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4-H Club: Sewing 102 - Pillow Case for Smiles

Join in the 4-H fun, take a whirl on our sewing machines and sew a pillow case to be donated to Ryan's Case for Smiles

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 13 spaces available.

Join in the 4-H fun, take a whirl on our sewing machines and sew a pillow case to be donated to Ryan's Case for Smiles

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Science @ The Library @ GNV

Drop in event for school aged children and families. 

Come meet and collaborate with real scientists while exploring different areas of science.

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participation by the ELFUN Society.

CONTACT:   518.386.2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Drop in event for school aged children and families. 

Come meet and collaborate with real scientists while exploring different areas of science.

Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participation by the ELFUN Society.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Clifford's Birthday Party

Come and Meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday!
Join us for the story of Clifford's Big Surprise, birthday treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

Family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 4 spaces available.

Come and Meet Clifford to celebrate his birthday!
Join us for the story of Clifford's Big Surprise, birthday treats, and hands-on crafts. Be sure to bring your camera!

Family event
Please register *each* child that will be attending.  Thank you!

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 4 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of the book I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott. 

"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: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott. 

"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: Niskayuna Branch

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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12:00 PM
REELS @ Central

The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo
Universal; Directed by Eli Roth; Rated PG; 105 minutes; 2018
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

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

The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo
Universal; Directed by Eli Roth; Rated PG; 105 minutes; 2018
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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2:00 PM
Family Movie: Christopher Robin

Drop-in for a movie in our program room.  Popcorn will be served!
Family event
 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop-in for a movie in our program room.  Popcorn will be served!
Family event
 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:30 PM
Wii JUST DANCE @ MTP

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:   518.386.2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series

Self Love: Do you See what I See

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 7 spaces available.

Self Love: Do you See what I See

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 7 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We've SCENE Enough Tobacco @ Central

Family Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Join the library and Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities for a Celebration of Smoke-Free Life

Families are invited to watch the film, enjoy food, games, prizes and to learn about tobacco use prevention. No registration necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

In partnership with Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities

Doors at 5p and movie at 6p

(snow date Feb 21)

CONTACT:   5183884540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Family Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Join the library and Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities for a Celebration of Smoke-Free Life

Families are invited to watch the film, enjoy food, games, prizes and to learn about tobacco use prevention. No registration necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

In partnership with Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities

Doors at 5p and movie at 6p

(snow date Feb 21)

CONTACT:
  
  5183884540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Word 2016: Beginner @ CENTRAL

Create and manipulate simple documents. Includes changing defaults, editing, selecting and formatting, and spelling and grammar.

Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Getting Started.
 

Register for this call by clicking the button below.
 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Create and manipulate simple documents. Includes changing defaults, editing, selecting and formatting, and spelling and grammar.

Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Getting Started.
 

Register for this call by clicking the button below.
 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


Thursday February 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Women in STEM Show @ Central

Great Minds Theater series presents

Marie Curie

Performed by Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc. 

For grades 2 and up. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   5183884540
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Great Minds Theater series presents

Marie Curie

Performed by Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc. 

For grades 2 and up. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  5183884540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4-H Club: Sewing 102 - Pillow Case for Smiles

Join in the 4-H fun, take a whirl on our sewing machines and sew a pillow case to be donated to Ryan's Case for Smiles

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 14 spaces available.

Join in the 4-H fun, take a whirl on our sewing machines and sew a pillow case to be donated to Ryan's Case for Smiles

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday February 22, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2247
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LEGO Building Challenge @ SCO

Drop-in building fun for kids of ALL AGES!

CONTACT:   518.386.2247
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Drop-in building fun for kids of ALL AGES!

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Coding Unplugged @ SCO

Learn about coding and code different robots!

Class intended for kids in Grades K-3.

Please register for this class by clicking the button below:

CONTACT:   518.386.2247
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 13 spaces available.

Learn about coding and code different robots!

Class intended for kids in Grades K-3.

Please register for this class by clicking the button below:

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 13 spaces available.

Saturday February 23, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Build Zone

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

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday February 24, 2019
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2:30 PM
Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ CENTRAL

This week's performers: Roseanne Hargrave and Michael Clements

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

This week's performers: Roseanne Hargrave and Michael Clements

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday February 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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2:30 PM
Build Zone: Magnatiles @ MTP

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:   518.386.2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades K-5

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club @ NIS

Drop-in building fun for kids in Grades K & Up!

CONTACT:   518.386.2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Drop-in building fun for kids in Grades K & Up!

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Pokémon Club: Pokémon Kaleidoscope @ MTP

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades 6-8.

 

CONTACT:   518.386.2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

Drop-in activity for kids in Grades 6-8.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pokémon Club: Battle Tutorial @ MTP

PIKACHU!!! I CHOOSE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drop by and learn how to battle your Pokémon!

Drop-in for kids in Grades 5-9!

CONTACT:   518.386.2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

PIKACHU!!! I CHOOSE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drop by and learn how to battle your Pokémon!

Drop-in for kids in Grades 5-9!

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Night Time Family Story Time @ NIS

All ages are invited for stories, songs, activities and lots of fun! No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

All ages are invited for stories, songs, activities and lots of fun! No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday February 26, 2019
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9:30 AM
Great Decisions @ CENTRAL

"The Rise of Populism in Europe"
Opposition to immigration has lead to Brexit and illiberal right-wing parties in Europe.
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:   518.346.1683
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

"The Rise of Populism in Europe"
Opposition to immigration has lead to Brexit and illiberal right-wing parties in Europe.
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:
  
  518.346.1683
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lap Time @ GNV

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

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

This months Read n' Greet location is Aperitivo Bistro. Space is limited so register below.

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

Children of Men by P.D. James Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins.

LOCATION: Aperitvo Bistro
There are 3 spaces available.

This months Read n' Greet location is Aperitivo Bistro. Space is limited so register below.

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

Children of Men by P.D. James Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins.

LOCATION: Aperitvo Bistro

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM
REELS @ Central

Operation Finale
Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent
MGM; Directed by Chris Weitz; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes; 2018
The thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice

 

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

Operation Finale
Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent
MGM; Directed by Chris Weitz; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes; 2018
The thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Driving Miss Norma: one family's journey saying yes to living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle. 

"A full-length memoir based on the popular Facebook page of the same name chronicles the remarkable cross-country journey of the effervescent 90-year-old Miss Norma, who in the face of terminal illness embarked on a transformative road trip with her son, daughter-in-law and giant poodle."

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Driving Miss Norma: one family's journey saying yes to living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle. 

"A full-length memoir based on the popular Facebook page of the same name chronicles the remarkable cross-country journey of the effervescent 90-year-old Miss Norma, who in the face of terminal illness embarked on a transformative road trip with her son, daughter-in-law and giant poodle."

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM
4-H Club: Create a Shadow Puppet Theater @ MTP

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA.

**Registration Required**. Visit us online or call 518.386.2245
For kids in grades 3-5. 

 

CONTACT:   518.386.2245
LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA.

**Registration Required**. Visit us online or call 518.386.2245
For kids in grades 3-5. 

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Word 2016: Intermediate @ CENTRAL

This class will cover cut/copy/paste, inserting pictures, headers/footers, and printing.

Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Beginner.

Register for this call by clicking the button below.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

This class will cover cut/copy/paste, inserting pictures, headers/footers, and printing.

Requirement: Microsoft Word 2013: Beginner.

Register for this call by clicking the button below.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room


Thursday February 28, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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10:30 AM
Book Club

Join us for a discussion of the book Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. 

"Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family. At first, all goes well, but problems in the Edwards' marriage lead to problems for the Jongas, and when Lehman falls, both families are caught up in the terrible aftermath. The Jongas -- at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, fearing deportation -- have much more to lose than the wealthy Edwards family, but together provide a perspective on the accessibility (or lack thereof) of the American Dream, as well as a poignant look at globalization and immigrant life."

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. 

"Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family. At first, all goes well, but problems in the Edwards' marriage lead to problems for the Jongas, and when Lehman falls, both families are caught up in the terrible aftermath. The Jongas -- at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, fearing deportation -- have much more to lose than the wealthy Edwards family, but together provide a perspective on the accessibility (or lack thereof) of the American Dream, as well as a poignant look at globalization and immigrant life."

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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5:30 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting @ CENTRAL
CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Friday March 1, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2247
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday March 2, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK WRITING WORKSHOP @ BORNT

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
Click the button below to register.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 14 spaces available.

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
Click the button below to register.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Build Zone

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

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday March 3, 2019
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2:30 PM
Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ CENTRAL

This week's performers: Mark Tommasone

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

This week's performers: Mark Tommasone

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday March 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Circuit Challenge @ GNV

Science fun for kids in Grades 2-5!

Please register each child separately by clikcing the button below.

CONTACT:   518.386.2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Science fun for kids in Grades 2-5!

Please register each child separately by clikcing the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM
Career Assitance 1-on-1 Sessions @ CENTRAL

In today's HALF HOUR 1-on-1 sessions, Marsha Lazarus will go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Marsha Lazarus brings a wealth of career readiness and workplace training experience.  She is especially proud of her ability to assist individuals to more fully recognize their strengths, what excites them and those positions that match these qualities/values.  She also has an excellent track record of connecting job seekers who have stayed engaged in the job-seeking process to well-matched job opportunities. She recently left her position as the Director of Workforce Development with the Mental Health Association in N.Y.S. (MHANYS) to devote herself full-time to career coaching and training through her organization “Your Career Fit Matters.”  Prior to coming to MHANYS, Marsha oversaw “CareerLinks:  Creating Opportunities that Last, Inc.” for ten years, an agency that she started.  For at least fifteen years prior to that, she provided one-on-one and small group employment services to adults and young adults with varied interests, educational levels and challenges to entering the workplace.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

In today's HALF HOUR 1-on-1 sessions, Marsha Lazarus will go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Marsha Lazarus brings a wealth of career readiness and workplace training experience.  She is especially proud of her ability to assist individuals to more fully recognize their strengths, what excites them and those positions that match these qualities/values.  She also has an excellent track record of connecting job seekers who have stayed engaged in the job-seeking process to well-matched job opportunities. She recently left her position as the Director of Workforce Development with the Mental Health Association in N.Y.S. (MHANYS) to devote herself full-time to career coaching and training through her organization “Your Career Fit Matters.”  Prior to coming to MHANYS, Marsha oversaw “CareerLinks:  Creating Opportunities that Last, Inc.” for ten years, an agency that she started.  For at least fifteen years prior to that, she provided one-on-one and small group employment services to adults and young adults with varied interests, educational levels and challenges to entering the workplace.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Career Assitance 1-on-1 Sessions 5:30PM @ CENTRAL

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Career Assitance 1-on-1 Sessions 6PM @ CENTRAL

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library


 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Career Assitance 1-on-1 Sessions 6:30PM @ CENTRAL

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library


 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Career Assitance 1-on-1 Sessions 7PM @ CENTRAL

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library

Meet with Marsha Lazarus to go over your resume and help you with career/workplace coaching.

Please select the half hour time you would like to meet with Marsha and click the REGISTER button.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library


Tuesday March 5, 2019
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9:30 AM
Great Decisions @ CENTRAL

"Decoding U.S.-China Trade"  
Economic data obscures the true status of our trade balance with China.
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:   518.346.1683
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

"Decoding U.S.-China Trade"  
Economic data obscures the true status of our trade balance with China.
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:
  
  518.346.1683
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lap Time @ GNV

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 7, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Friday March 8, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2247
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday March 9, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK WRITING WORKSHOP @ BORNT

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
To register for this writing workshop, please go to the March 2nd entry and click on the register button there.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
To register for this writing workshop, please go to the March 2nd entry and click on the register button there.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Build Zone

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

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday March 10, 2019
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2:30 PM
Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ CENTRAL

This week's performers: Colonie “Thunder Road Singers” with Malcolm Kogut—a show and sing-along

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

This week's performers: Colonie “Thunder Road Singers” with Malcolm Kogut—a show and sing-along

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday March 11, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time @ ROT

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2248
LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2248
  

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Lap Time@ NIS

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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9:30 AM
Great Decisions @ CENTRAL

"Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics"
Is the United States prepared to respond to threats such as industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure?
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:   518.346.1683
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

"Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics"
Is the United States prepared to respond to threats such as industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure?
More information at www.friendsofscpl.org/programs/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy issues will start on February 5, 2019. We will be meeting every Tuesday in February and March at 9:30 a.m. in the McChesney Room at the Central Branch.  Each meeting is about a different topic, so you may attend any or all of them. The program is free of charge and is sponsored by the national, non-partisan, Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).

The FPA provides a video introducing the main issues, which is played during the first half hour of each meeting. The FPA also publishes a discussion guide, which contains a comprehensive, balanced 10-page review of each topic. The published guide is very helpful, but not mandatory. The guide will be available for purchase (by check only) in mid-January at the Central Library Reference Desk.This web page will be updated to announce the availability of books when they arrive.

Previous members of Great Decisions and interested people will be contacted by e-mail or U.S. mail with details. If you wish to be added to this mailing list please contact one of the following: Fred Eddy – 518-346-1683, FredEddy7@gmail.com or Tony Mogro – 518-374-1377, AMogro@nycap.rr.com.

CONTACT:
  
  518.346.1683
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lap Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-356-3440
LOCATION: Rotterdam 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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.356.3440
  

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Lap Time @ GNV

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2243
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2243
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

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

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts!

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - Mar. 26 at 5 pm
Session 1: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ NIS

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

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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.

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.895.2719
  

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

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

 

CONTACT:   518-386-2249
LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2249
  

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay & Play @ BORNT

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are many spaces available.

Stay & Play
A 5-Week program filled with playing time for kids, and talking time for parents and child experts! 

Special prizes for attending all 5 sessions

Space is limited, so sign up for each 5-week series below.

Wednesdays at Feb. 27-Mar.27 at 10:30 am
Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 20, & 27

Join in: Play Literacy | Access to Experts | Building Socialization Skills | Family Support Development 

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver/parent.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Circuit Challenge @ CENTRAL

Science fun for kids in Grades 2-5!

Please register each child separately by clikcing the button below.

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Science fun for kids in Grades 2-5!

Please register each child separately by clikcing the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Adult Coloring @ Central

Find relaxation while you color in silence or quiet conversation. No children, please. Adults only.

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

Find relaxation while you color in silence or quiet conversation. No children, please. Adults only.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thursday March 14, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
4-H Club: Mini Terrariums

Join in the 4-H fun, create a little home for a fairy or gnome.

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:   518-372-4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 15 spaces available.

Join in the 4-H fun, create a little home for a fairy or gnome.

For children in Grades 3-5.

Register for this class by clicking the button below.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday March 15, 2019
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Story Time @ SCO

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.

CONTACT:   518-386-2247
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Builders Challenge @ SCO

BUILD A TOWER!!!
For kids in Grades K-5

Register for this program by clicking on the button below:

CONTACT:   518.386.2247
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

BUILD A TOWER!!!
For kids in Grades K-5

Register for this program by clicking on the button below:

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2247
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

Saturday March 16, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time @ Central

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

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
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.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
PAWS for Reading @ CENTRAL

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

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Prince & Princess in Me Series

Self-Esteem: The words of a prince or princess matter

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

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

Self-Esteem: The words of a prince or princess matter

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

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

REGISTER for this class by clicking the button below

CONTACT:
  
  518.386.2245
  

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK WRITING WORKSHOP @ BORNT

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
To register for this writing workshop, please go to the March 2nd entry and click on the register button there.

CONTACT:   518.372.4393
LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

As part of the ONE COUNTY, ONE BOOK program centered around Ta-Nehisi Coates’ BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this program led by Miki Conn has been designed to illustrate how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Check for other great programs listed in the special OCOB flyer found at all SCPL locations.

In this 4-part writing workshop, participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person. 
Writing classes will be held on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 & 23.
*Attendance to all 4 sessions is strongly recommended*

Registration is required to attend this series.
To register for this writing workshop, please go to the March 2nd entry and click on the register button there.

CONTACT:
  
  518.372.4393
  

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Build Zone

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

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4540
LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday March 17, 2019
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2:30 PM
Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ CENTRAL

This week's performers: Carla Metz and Larry Acunto

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:   518.388.4511
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

This week's performers: Carla Metz and Larry Acunto

The Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series is made possible by the funding from our Friends of the Library.
This concert series is FREE to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4511
  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Monday March 18, 2019
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