Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

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

Wednesday May 25, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Imagination Stations @ Quaker Street

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will be different each week. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will be different each week. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Imagination Stations @ Scotia

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

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

News of the World 

Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Marvel, Ray McKinnon, Helena Zengel, Mare Winningham; Universal Pictures; Directed by Paula Greengrass; PG-13; 118 minutes; 2020 

War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd embarks on a new mission five years after the conclusion of the Civil War: he goes from town to town to share news about presidents, queens, catastrophes, feuds, and other interesting affairs from all around the world. In one of his stops, he meets Johanna, a 10-year-old girl who has been living with the Kiowa people for the last six years. When she is ordered to return to her biological aunt and uncle, Kidd decides to accompany her. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

News of the World 

Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Marvel, Ray McKinnon, Helena Zengel, Mare Winningham; Universal Pictures; Directed by Paula Greengrass; PG-13; 118 minutes; 2020 

War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd embarks on a new mission five years after the conclusion of the Civil War: he goes from town to town to share news about presidents, queens, catastrophes, feuds, and other interesting affairs from all around the world. In one of his stops, he meets Johanna, a 10-year-old girl who has been living with the Kiowa people for the last six years. When she is ordered to return to her biological aunt and uncle, Kidd decides to accompany her. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 

CANCELLED Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

CANCELLED Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

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

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There is 1 space available.

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There is 1 space available.

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Craigslist: How to Sell & Buy

Learn how to use Craigslist to sell and buy. Create an account, upload a picture or two, and create your own online post!  Safety concerns and privacy will be addressed. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Learn how to use Craigslist to sell and buy. Create an account, upload a picture or two, and create your own online post!  Safety concerns and privacy will be addressed. 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion on To Kill A Mockingbird

Join author and Professor at the University of Albany's School of Criminal Justice, Frankie Bailey, in this book discussion of a classic and frequently banned book "To Kill a Mockingbird". This book discussion group is a great precursor to the panelist discussion tomorrow evening on the text.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Join author and Professor at the University of Albany's School of Criminal Justice, Frankie Bailey, in this book discussion of a classic and frequently banned book "To Kill a Mockingbird". This book discussion group is a great precursor to the panelist discussion tomorrow evening on the text.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Thursday May 26, 2022
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Teen Anime Club: Naruto Headband Grab & Go Kit

If you're a Naruto fan, you'll probably know that their headband in the series, called Hitai-ate (written in Japanese as 額当て, which translates to "forehead protector,") is worn by most ninjas/shinobi, and is engraved with the symbol of their hidden village, to represent where they came from. Pick up a bag at the children's reference desk to make your own! All supplies will be included in bag and they are handed out on a first come, first serve basis. For teens ages 11 – 17.

LOCATION: Central Library

If you're a Naruto fan, you'll probably know that their headband in the series, called Hitai-ate (written in Japanese as 額当て, which translates to "forehead protector,") is worn by most ninjas/shinobi, and is engraved with the symbol of their hidden village, to represent where they came from. Pick up a bag at the children's reference desk to make your own! All supplies will be included in bag and they are handed out on a first come, first serve basis. For teens ages 11 – 17.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Imagination Stations @ Glenville

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

***THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE SCOTIA BRANCH LIBRARY, 10:30AM***

CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

***THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE SCOTIA BRANCH LIBRARY, 10:30AM***

CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 

Join us for a discussion of We Band of Angels by Elizabeth Norman.

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

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and evenings of dinner and dancing under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs rained on American bases in Luzon, and the women's paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they saw the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel. But the worst was yet to come. As Bataan and Corregidor fell, a few nurses escaped, but most were herded into internment camps enduring three years of fear and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. 

LOCATION: Off Site

Join us for a discussion of We Band of Angels by Elizabeth Norman.

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

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and evenings of dinner and dancing under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs rained on American bases in Luzon, and the women's paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they saw the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel. But the worst was yet to come. As Bataan and Corregidor fell, a few nurses escaped, but most were herded into internment camps enduring three years of fear and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. 

LOCATION: Off Site

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4-H @ Mont Pleasant

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. Membership is optional. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades K-5.

Today kids will go on a tour to help clear weeds and plant seeds at the Hulett St. Urban Garden. You will meet at the library first. In case of inclement weather, Hand Loom Weaving lesson 2 will be offered at the branch. Dress for mess, bring a water bottle and wear sneakers.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2
There are 12 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. Membership is optional. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades K-5.

Today kids will go on a tour to help clear weeds and plant seeds at the Hulett St. Urban Garden. You will meet at the library first. In case of inclement weather, Hand Loom Weaving lesson 2 will be offered at the branch. Dress for mess, bring a water bottle and wear sneakers.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Living History and Memoir Writing Workshop

Local author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata, will teach journaling and non-fiction writing techniques in order to access memoir and your living history. Whether it's family history or writing about specific life events, this workshop provides a space to tell the only story that matters - yours. No experience is needed but attendance at all four classes is required.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1
The registration period has ended.

Local author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata, will teach journaling and non-fiction writing techniques in order to access memoir and your living history. Whether it's family history or writing about specific life events, this workshop provides a space to tell the only story that matters - yours. No experience is needed but attendance at all four classes is required.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Panelist Discussion - To Kill A Mockingbird

Frankie Bailey will be moderating a panelist discussion on the book, "To Kill A Mockingbird".  Panelists will discuss contemporary issues, such as book banning, surrounding this classic text.  This night will be a great primer for those who will be attending the play version of the text at Proctors in June. Two tickets will be given away at this event!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Frankie Bailey will be moderating a panelist discussion on the book, "To Kill A Mockingbird".  Panelists will discuss contemporary issues, such as book banning, surrounding this classic text.  This night will be a great primer for those who will be attending the play version of the text at Proctors in June. Two tickets will be given away at this event!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Saturday May 28, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Central

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


Monday May 30, 2022
Tuesday May 31, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Music with Miss Lisa @ Rotterdam

Miss Lisa leads babies, toddlers and preschoolers in this interactive music class. Kids will listen to songs, engage in creative movement and use instruments to have fun with music. 

This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. Ages 0-5 with caregiver.

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

Miss Lisa leads babies, toddlers and preschoolers in this interactive music class. Kids will listen to songs, engage in creative movement and use instruments to have fun with music. 

This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. Ages 0-5 with caregiver.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Bornt

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

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

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

The registration period has ended.

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies.

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

The reminiscences of Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family in Amsterdam during the Second World War, presents a vivid story of life under Nazi occupation.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies.

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

The reminiscences of Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family in Amsterdam during the Second World War, presents a vivid story of life under Nazi occupation.

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Club

Teens in grades 6-12 that love to write, join us for Teen Writing Club on Tuesday afternoons, live on ZOOM.  We usually pick a writing prompt, do some writing, and then share, but sharing is not mandatory. We are very welcoming to new members. Registrants will receive the meeting link the day before the event.

For grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
The registration period has ended.

Teens in grades 6-12 that love to write, join us for Teen Writing Club on Tuesday afternoons, live on ZOOM.  We usually pick a writing prompt, do some writing, and then share, but sharing is not mandatory. We are very welcoming to new members. Registrants will receive the meeting link the day before the event.

For grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Comic Book Art Bootcamp Series for Adults - Introduction

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday June 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Imagination Stations @ Quaker Street

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will also be different each week.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will also be different each week.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Garden Day - Special Story Time

Join Scotia’s Village Floral for a special Story Time and planting activity! Welcome summer with a reading of Eric Carle’s classic The Tiny Seed, then dig into some dirt with a take-home seed kit and see what blossoms. For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Registration required. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Join Scotia’s Village Floral for a special Story Time and planting activity! Welcome summer with a reading of Eric Carle’s classic The Tiny Seed, then dig into some dirt with a take-home seed kit and see what blossoms. For children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Registration required. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

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

Dune 

Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista; Warner Bros.; Directed by Denis Villeneuve; PG-13; 155 minutes; 2021 

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Dune 

Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista; Warner Bros.; Directed by Denis Villeneuve; PG-13; 155 minutes; 2021 

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Garden Day - Plant Swap

All ages welcome at this plant lovers' event.  Bring in your plants, flowers, and seeds for a plant swap before our community beautification project at the Scotia branch.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

All ages welcome at this plant lovers' event.  Bring in your plants, flowers, and seeds for a plant swap before our community beautification project at the Scotia branch.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Garden Day - Community Planting Project

Join us in this library community project.  Bring in donation flowers for us to plant in our library raised bed and help us plant them!

All ages welcome!

RAIN DATE JUNE 3 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 49 spaces available.

Join us in this library community project.  Bring in donation flowers for us to plant in our library raised bed and help us plant them!

All ages welcome!

RAIN DATE JUNE 3 

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 49 spaces available.

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Computers for Novices - Mousing Around

This beginner class will help you learn to use a mouse to navigate a screen on a computer, including scrolling and selecting.  No prior computer skills necessary.

Registration required. 18+ 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
There are 10 spaces available.

This beginner class will help you learn to use a mouse to navigate a screen on a computer, including scrolling and selecting.  No prior computer skills necessary.

Registration required. 18+ 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Comic Book Collage Art

Join Joe Evans for this adult class in Comic Book Collage Art! Joe will show you the best practices in creating collages and you'll produce your very own eye-catching Comic Book Collage Art!  Ages 16+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 17 spaces available.

Join Joe Evans for this adult class in Comic Book Collage Art! Joe will show you the best practices in creating collages and you'll produce your very own eye-catching Comic Book Collage Art!  Ages 16+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 17 spaces available.

Thursday June 2, 2022
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Scotia-Glenville Class of 1972 Library Branch Tour

The Class of 1972 will be touring the Scotia Branch Library.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

The Class of 1972 will be touring the Scotia Branch Library.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Comic Book Art Bootcamp Series for Adults - Drawing

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

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

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Living History and Memoir Writing Workshop

Local author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata, will teach journaling and non-fiction writing techniques in order to access memoir and your living history. Whether it's family history or writing about specific life events, this workshop provides a space to tell the only story that matters - yours. No experience is needed but attendance at all four classes is required.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration required.

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

Local author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata, will teach journaling and non-fiction writing techniques in order to access memoir and your living history. Whether it's family history or writing about specific life events, this workshop provides a space to tell the only story that matters - yours. No experience is needed but attendance at all four classes is required.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

The registration period has ended.

Friday June 3, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Day - Community Planting Project - RAIN DATE

Rain date for Scotia Community Garden Project program scheduled for June 1

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Rain date for Scotia Community Garden Project program scheduled for June 1

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Saturday June 4, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Central

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM     

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

For children ages 1-3 with a caregiver or parent

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM     

Monday June 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Laptime

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  518-388-4540
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Inner Bliss Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Students perform postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Students can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. Suitable for all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Ages 18+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Students perform postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. Students can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. Suitable for all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Ages 18+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4-H Club @ Bornt

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. Membership is optional. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. 

Today's activity is to make paper beads using magazine paper.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
There are 10 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. Membership is optional. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. 

Today's activity is to make paper beads using magazine paper.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zero Waste Living with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about Zero Waste Living.  The zero-waste lifestyle trend took over social media a few years back, inspiring many people to take on the challenge.  Zero doesn't mean no waste, it means low waste.  We'll learn the tricks of the trade and become experts-in-progress on living as low-waste as possible!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about Zero Waste Living.  The zero-waste lifestyle trend took over social media a few years back, inspiring many people to take on the challenge.  Zero doesn't mean no waste, it means low waste.  We'll learn the tricks of the trade and become experts-in-progress on living as low-waste as possible!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet Your Historian
Schenectady County historian, Bill Buell, will be available at the Scotia Branch Library (first Tuesday of every month) to meet with anyone looking for help with local history research.
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Schenectady County historian, Bill Buell, will be available at the Scotia Branch Library (first Tuesday of every month) to meet with anyone looking for help with local history research.
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Spring Wellness Toolkit - Candle Making with Essential Oils

Come learn all about how to fill your space with the best smells, safely. Ani will walk you through what to avoid when freshening the air in your home. Then, you’ll get to make your own custom candle, infused with pure essential oils! Ages 18+
*Registration Required

If you attended the last candle making class please consider other patrons trying to get a spot in this round.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Come learn all about how to fill your space with the best smells, safely. Ani will walk you through what to avoid when freshening the air in your home. Then, you’ll get to make your own custom candle, infused with pure essential oils! Ages 18+
*Registration Required

If you attended the last candle making class please consider other patrons trying to get a spot in this round.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Comic Book Art Bootcamp Series for Adults - Storytelling

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

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

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Wednesday June 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Imagination Stations @ Scotia

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  
   schenectadycountypubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfeld, John Mulaney; Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.; Directed by Peter Ramsey; PG; 117 minutes; 2018 

After a bite from a radioactive spider, Miles Morales becomes the one and only Spider-Man. When a dimensional gateway opens up, Miles soon realizes he isn't the only spider superhero as he meets many different versions of spiderman from other universes, including the original Peter Parker. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfeld, John Mulaney; Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.; Directed by Peter Ramsey; PG; 117 minutes; 2018 

After a bite from a radioactive spider, Miles Morales becomes the one and only Spider-Man. When a dimensional gateway opens up, Miles soon realizes he isn't the only spider superhero as he meets many different versions of spiderman from other universes, including the original Peter Parker. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Computers for Novices - Keyboarding

This beginner class will help you learn to use a computer keyboard including basic key functions and typing. No prior computer skills necessary.

Registration required.  18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

This beginner class will help you learn to use a computer keyboard including basic key functions and typing. No prior computer skills necessary.

Registration required.  18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Thursday June 9, 2022

Join us for a discussion of The Barbizon Hotel by Paula Bren.

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

The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New York to work in the dazzling new skyscrapers, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Join us for a discussion of The Barbizon Hotel by Paula Bren.

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

The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New York to work in the dazzling new skyscrapers, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Club @ Glenville

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Comic Book Art Bootcamp Series for Adults - Digital

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Join Shane Moore, co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press, in this comic book art series that will include presentations on comics, drawing fundamentals, storytelling with visual media, and digital art. Attendees will learn all about comic books and get hands-on experience drawing. Ages 16+
*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Friday June 10, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Composting: Recycle those Nutrients with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about the movement of nutrients from soil, to plants, to compost, and back into soil as you study the life cycle of nutrients. You will also learn how you can start your own compost!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about the movement of nutrients from soil, to plants, to compost, and back into soil as you study the life cycle of nutrients. You will also learn how you can start your own compost!

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Saturday June 11, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Central

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adventures with Yarn

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun ways! For ages K-8, Adults and Families. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1

Join Peggy in using yarn in fun ways! For ages K-8, Adults and Families. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1

Monday June 13, 2022
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Prince & Princess in Me Series @ Central

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training

For grades K-5, 6-7

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training

For grades K-5, 6-7

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Tuesday June 14, 2022

Join us for a discussion of a book of your choice by Susan Meissner

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

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join us for a discussion of a book of your choice by Susan Meissner

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

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

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain.

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

Retreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective's past.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain.

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

Retreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective's past.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown.

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

A Berkeley mom with a radical past vanishes while hiking, leaving her family to piece together her secrets.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

Join us for a discussion of the book Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown.

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

A Berkeley mom with a radical past vanishes while hiking, leaving her family to piece together her secrets.

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1620: The First Year - Virtual Program with Christopher Daley

Join historian and published author, Christopher Daley in this virtual presentation on 1620: The First Year. In this examination of the first year of our country Christopher will discuss the voyage over the Atlantic, the three explorations of the Cape, the Pilgrims first encounter with the Nauset people, the beginnings of the Plymouth Colony, and more. 

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration Required.

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 47 spaces available.

Join historian and published author, Christopher Daley in this virtual presentation on 1620: The First Year. In this examination of the first year of our country Christopher will discuss the voyage over the Atlantic, the three explorations of the Cape, the Pilgrims first encounter with the Nauset people, the beginnings of the Plymouth Colony, and more. 

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Registration Required.

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 47 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Coloring

Adult coloring nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends over a cup of coffee and some colored pencils. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Ages 14+ 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Adult coloring nights are the perfect opportunity to unwind by yourself or with friends over a cup of coffee and some colored pencils. Bring your own coloring books or use our fun stash of books, pens, markers and colored pencils. Ages 14+ 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Wednesday June 15, 2022
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Thor 

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård; Marvel; Directed by Kenneth Branagh; PG-13; 115 minutes; 2011 

Exiled to Earth after his arrogance fans the flames of an ancient conflict, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) of Asgard battles a destructive force sent to crush humanity in this exhilarating comic-book adventure. Only when the banished prince has defeated an opponent capable of crushing him in battle will he learn what it takes to be a true leader. 

Food is prohibited at this event.  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Thor 

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård; Marvel; Directed by Kenneth Branagh; PG-13; 115 minutes; 2011 

Exiled to Earth after his arrogance fans the flames of an ancient conflict, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) of Asgard battles a destructive force sent to crush humanity in this exhilarating comic-book adventure. Only when the banished prince has defeated an opponent capable of crushing him in battle will he learn what it takes to be a true leader. 

Food is prohibited at this event.  

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera! This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO Club @ Scotia

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For children K-5 and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For children K-5 and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

Learning English as a second language opens many doors for people and provides them with a variety of options they might not otherwise have. This course is designed for adult learners and helps individuals become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English.  
Offered for free through the Washington Irving Education Center for ages 21+. Call Washington Irving to register 518-370-8220 
*Registration Required

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

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Prince & Princess in Me Series @ Bornt

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training

For kids in grades K-5, 6-7

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training

For kids in grades K-5, 6-7

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Computers for Novices - Internet Basics

This beginner class will teach you the basic skills necessary to navigate the internet.  Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

This beginner class will teach you the basic skills necessary to navigate the internet.  Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Thursday June 16, 2022
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Themed Trivia Night - Marvel Movies

Join us for a themed trivia night all things Marvel Movies starting with Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame! Teams of four are invited wearing their best Marvel cosplay costumes. Door prizes, costume contest, and grand prize for first place team. Ages 18+

Important Information: 

  1. Teams of up to four members may register and up to 15 teams may play 

  1. One team member must register each player in the team including name and phone numbers 

  1. We will be using Crowd Purr so you will need to bring one Wi-Fi ready device like a smart phone or laptop to scan the QR code to enter the game! 

  1. Arrive at 5:30 for photos and to sign in – Game play starts at 6:00. 

*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Join us for a themed trivia night all things Marvel Movies starting with Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame! Teams of four are invited wearing their best Marvel cosplay costumes. Door prizes, costume contest, and grand prize for first place team. Ages 18+

Important Information: 

  1. Teams of up to four members may register and up to 15 teams may play 

  1. One team member must register each player in the team including name and phone numbers 

  1. We will be using Crowd Purr so you will need to bring one Wi-Fi ready device like a smart phone or laptop to scan the QR code to enter the game! 

  1. Arrive at 5:30 for photos and to sign in – Game play starts at 6:00. 

*Registration Required 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday June 17, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gut Health & Immune Support

There are daily approaches you can take to support your overall immune system from the inside out. Learn easy ways to provide immune supporting nutrition and "shop" for immune supporting options in produce, dairy, and down the aisles. Take home some recipes and start improving your gut health today. Ages 18+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

There are daily approaches you can take to support your overall immune system from the inside out. Learn easy ways to provide immune supporting nutrition and "shop" for immune supporting options in produce, dairy, and down the aisles. Take home some recipes and start improving your gut health today. Ages 18+
*Registration Required

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Registration will begin on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Saturday June 18, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Central

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prince & Princess in Me Series @ Mont Pleasant

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training.This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in gradesK-5, 6-7

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

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

-- a program building resiliency in children --

This week's theme: Superhero Within Finale Party

Join us as we come together to play games, and learn about our superhero power: self control and complete our super citizen training.This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in gradesK-5, 6-7

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

There are 12 spaces available.

Sunday June 19, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LIBRARY PROPER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday June 20, 2022
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LIBRARY PROPER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Laptime

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT: Schenectady County Public Library  518-388-4540
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  Schenectady County Public Library
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Midsummer Crowns
Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Central Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Children's Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

 
CONTACT: Diana Hurlburt  dhurlburt@mvls.info
LOCATION: Central Library
Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Central Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Children's Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

 
CONTACT:
  Diana Hurlburt
  
   dhurlburt@mvls.info

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Midsummer Crowns
Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Glenville Branch Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Check-Out Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

 
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Glenville Branch Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Check-Out Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

 
LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Midsummer Crowns

Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Scotia Branch Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Check-Out Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Celebrate summer with a floral headdress designed for you, by you! Stop by the Scotia Branch Library 6/21-6/25/22 to pick up a flower crown kit.

Kits are available at the Check-Out Desk while supplies last. For tweens and teens ages 11-17.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 

Join us for a discussion of the book TBD.

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

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book TBD.

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

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy's Promise? - Democracy, the Constitution and Representation

Join teacher and librarian Donna Cohen as she looks at the Constitution’s creation and its structural limitations, and trace major changes to its interpretation. We puncture some myths and develop a perspective that helps evaluate its meaning more thoughtfully.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

*Registration Required

LOCATION: Online Program
There are 50 spaces available.

Join teacher and librarian Donna Cohen as she looks at the Constitution’s creation and its structural limitations, and trace major changes to its interpretation. We puncture some myths and develop a perspective that helps evaluate its meaning more thoughtfully.

Funding for this program has been made possible by the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries through National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

*Registration Required

LOCATION: Online Program

There are 50 spaces available.

Wednesday June 22, 2022
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
REELS Film Series

Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb; Marvel; Directed by Jon Favreau; PG-13; 125 minutes; 2008 

The Marvel comics superhero and his alter ego, munitions magnate Tony Stark, take on villains bent on world domination. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb; Marvel; Directed by Jon Favreau; PG-13; 125 minutes; 2008 

The Marvel comics superhero and his alter ego, munitions magnate Tony Stark, take on villains bent on world domination. 

Food is prohibited at this event. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Living with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension in this six-week healthy living series. Educator Rhonda Downs uses the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to teach participants about making healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will receive teaching tools and recipes in this series.

Session 1: Eat Smart - Complete enrollment paperwork and learn to make a healthy trail mix and receive a water bottle.

Registration required - must be able to attend all six sessions. 18+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension in this six-week healthy living series. Educator Rhonda Downs uses the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to teach participants about making healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will receive teaching tools and recipes in this series.

Session 1: Eat Smart - Complete enrollment paperwork and learn to make a healthy trail mix and receive a water bottle.

Registration required - must be able to attend all six sessions. 18+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cozy Crafters

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

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

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Computers for Novices - Internet Searching and Security

This beginner class will teach you the basic skills necessary to navigate the internet including web addresses, search engines, and basic search methods. Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

This beginner class will teach you the basic skills necessary to navigate the internet including web addresses, search engines, and basic search methods. Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Thursday June 23, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 

Join us for a discussion of The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan.

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

Two years into WW2, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a discussion of The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan.

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

Two years into WW2, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Friday June 24, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vermicomposting: Worms, Worms, Worms with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about Vermicomposting.  These little helpers turn food scraps into incredibly nutritious compost.  During this class, we'll learn about the life cycle of worms, how they do what they do and how you can start your own vermicompost. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Join an instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn about Vermicomposting.  These little helpers turn food scraps into incredibly nutritious compost.  During this class, we'll learn about the life cycle of worms, how they do what they do and how you can start your own vermicompost. 

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Saturday June 25, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stay & Play @ Central

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Please join us for one of our Stay and Play five-week series. This program encourages playing with your child, and talking with child experts!

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

Series starts May 28, register by clicking here.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Sunday June 26, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schenectady County Board of Elections Early Voting
LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Monday June 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mohawk ScAVEnger Hunt

Dive into an “Ocean of Possibilities” along Mohawk Avenue! To launch Summer Reading Club at Scotia Branch Library, pick up a scavenger hunt and find each sea animal picture at a Mohawk Avenue business. The hunt begins Monday 6/27: return your scavenger hunt to the Scotia Check-Out Desk by Friday 7/1/22 to enter a raffle ticket into the Summer Reading Club prize basket of your choice.

For kids and teens up to age 17.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Dive into an “Ocean of Possibilities” along Mohawk Avenue! To launch Summer Reading Club at Scotia Branch Library, pick up a scavenger hunt and find each sea animal picture at a Mohawk Avenue business. The hunt begins Monday 6/27: return your scavenger hunt to the Scotia Check-Out Desk by Friday 7/1/22 to enter a raffle ticket into the Summer Reading Club prize basket of your choice.

For kids and teens up to age 17.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oceans in a Jar w/ C.R.E.A.T.E Community Studios

Oceans of Possibilities summer reading craft project for children grades PreK- Gr.3. 

Oceans in a Jar: What would your own personal ocean look like? Would it include sea shells? Fantastical sea creatures? Make your own ocean come to life to take home and enjoy whenever you’d like. This program will be conducted in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

 

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Oceans of Possibilities summer reading craft project for children grades PreK- Gr.3. 

Oceans in a Jar: What would your own personal ocean look like? Would it include sea shells? Fantastical sea creatures? Make your own ocean come to life to take home and enjoy whenever you’d like. This program will be conducted in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

 

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Countdown to Doom - Escape Room Windows @ Central

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

 

Join us for a discussion of the book TBD.

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

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

Join us for a discussion of the book TBD.

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

 

LOCATION: Woodlawn Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Kick off Summer Reading Club ‘22 at the Glenville Branch Library! Families with kids and teens are invited to drop in for summer reading sign-up information. Grab a bingo reading tracker, learn about Beanstack, scope out swag baskets you can win, and explore a selection of books for all ages ready for check-out. Craft a shoebox aquarium to take home, too!

For families with children up to age 18. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. Registration is encouraged, but drop-in is permitted!

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Kick off Summer Reading Club ‘22 at the Glenville Branch Library! Families with kids and teens are invited to drop in for summer reading sign-up information. Grab a bingo reading tracker, learn about Beanstack, scope out swag baskets you can win, and explore a selection of books for all ages ready for check-out. Craft a shoebox aquarium to take home, too!

For families with children up to age 18. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. Registration is encouraged, but drop-in is permitted!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4-H Club: Super Hero Capes

Join us as we countdown to Comic Con by making a personalized super hero cape while learning some basic sewing skills. Basic supplies will be provided. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5. Younger children welcome with a parent or guardian to assist with the project.

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Join us as we countdown to Comic Con by making a personalized super hero cape while learning some basic sewing skills. Basic supplies will be provided. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For kids in grades K-5. Younger children welcome with a parent or guardian to assist with the project.

 

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Tuesday June 28, 2022
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Imagination Stations @ Rotterdam

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will be different each week. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM     

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will be different each week. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Countdown to Doom - Escape Room Windows @ Central

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Coral Reef Sponge Painting

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer, and make some art to take home! We'll be making coral reef sponge paintings - smocks will be provided, but plan to get a little messy!

For families with children up to age 17. Registration required. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer, and make some art to take home! We'll be making coral reef sponge paintings - smocks will be provided, but plan to get a little messy!

For families with children up to age 17. Registration required. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

 

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday June 29, 2022
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Imagination Stations @ Quaker Street

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will also be different each week.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a story time! We will have books previously selected for check out and a craft station every week! Activities and play stations will also be different each week.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

For 0-5 children and their caregiver.

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Scotia StoryWalk: Over in a River

Explore the new Scotia StoryWalk in Collins Park! Walk through Over in a River and then join us on the lawn for Story Time.

For children up to 5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Explore the new Scotia StoryWalk in Collins Park! Walk through Over in a River and then join us on the lawn for Story Time.

For children up to 5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

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

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn; PG-13; 123 minutes; 2019

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower wielder.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn; PG-13; 123 minutes; 2019

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower wielder.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Living with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension in this six-week healthy living series. Educator Rhonda Downs uses the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to teach participants about making healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will receive teaching tools and recipes in this series.

Session 2: Sugar Sweetened Beverages - Make a Cool Cucumber Salad and receive measuring cups & spoons.

Registration required - must be able to attend all six sessions. 18+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension in this six-week healthy living series. Educator Rhonda Downs uses the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to teach participants about making healthy food choices on a budget. Participants will receive teaching tools and recipes in this series.

Session 2: Sugar Sweetened Beverages - Make a Cool Cucumber Salad and receive measuring cups & spoons.

Registration required - must be able to attend all six sessions. 18+

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Countdown to Doom - Escape Room Windows @ Central

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading Kick-Off @ Scotia

Kick off Summer Reading Club ‘22 at the Scotia Branch Library! Families with kids and teens are invited to drop in for summer reading sign-up information. Grab a bingo reading tracker, learn about Beanstack, scope out swag baskets you can win, and explore a selection of books for all ages ready for check-out. Don't forget to design a treasure map craft for your summer explorations!

For families with children up to age 17. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcomed!

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Scotia Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Kick off Summer Reading Club ‘22 at the Scotia Branch Library! Families with kids and teens are invited to drop in for summer reading sign-up information. Grab a bingo reading tracker, learn about Beanstack, scope out swag baskets you can win, and explore a selection of books for all ages ready for check-out. Don't forget to design a treasure map craft for your summer explorations!

For families with children up to age 17. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcomed!

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cardboard Fish String Art

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer, and make some art to take home! We'll be making cardboard fish with string in vibrant colors!

For families with children up to age 17. Registration required. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer, and make some art to take home! We'll be making cardboard fish with string in vibrant colors!

For families with children up to age 17. Registration required. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols. 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

 
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5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Writers Group

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

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

LOCATION: Central Library, Program Room 1

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Computers for Novices - Basic Email

This beginner class will teach you about the basics of email, including setting up a gmail account and sending an email. Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

This beginner class will teach you about the basics of email, including setting up a gmail account and sending an email. Requirement: Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration required. 18+

LOCATION: Central Library, Swanker Board Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Thursday June 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Imagination Stations @ Glenville

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:   518-388-4540
LOCATION: Glenville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Come check out our early literacy stations in the programming room, including a Story Time! We will have books previously selected for check-out and a craft station every week. 

For children aged 0-5 years and their caregivers. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

CONTACT:
  
  518.388.4540
  

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Countdown to Doom - Escape Room Windows @ Central

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Friday July 1, 2022
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Countdown to Doom - Escape Room Windows @ Central

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Heroes Assemble! A vengeful scientist has cooked up an evil device in her laboratory. She plans to turn everyone in the city into statues frozen in time forever. You and your heroic team must find the doomsday devices and deactivate it by solving six puzzles before it goes off. Countless lives depend on YOU and your team! Drop-in with your team of 2 or more to walk through this new type of escape room challenge.  This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols. For kids in grades 3 - 5, 6-8.

LOCATION: Central Library

Saturday July 2, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer and compete in our first Lego Building Competition solo or as a team. Build the coolest ocean creature for the Children's Room  aquarium of Lego Curiousities, and library visitors will decide who gets first, second, and third place. Participants will receive a raffle ticket towards the summer raffle basket prizes. 

For families with children up to age 17. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Kick off the Summer Reading Program by registering for the challenge, check out our raffle baskets you could win at the end of the Summer and compete in our first Lego Building Competition solo or as a team. Build the coolest ocean creature for the Children's Room  aquarium of Lego Curiousities, and library visitors will decide who gets first, second, and third place. Participants will receive a raffle ticket towards the summer raffle basket prizes. 

For families with children up to age 17. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Citizenship Class - League of Women Voters

Meet with trained tutors to prepare for the US Citizenship Interview and Exams.
For more information or to register contact Ann Hatke at Lwvcitizen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Meet with trained tutors to prepare for the US Citizenship Interview and Exams.
For more information or to register contact Ann Hatke at Lwvcitizen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Monday July 4, 2022
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CLOSED INDEPENDENCE DAY
LOCATION: Central Library