Wondering what to do with unused medications?Here’s a solution!GPL and the Guilderland Police Department are teaming up again for semi-annual nationwide Drug Take-Back Day, in an effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our medicine cabinets.This drive-through event will be held in the library’s parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Please see the Events tab of our website for more information.
Tweens and Teens (grades 6-12):get into the Halloween spirit by making unique spooky potion bottles!Register on the Events tab of our website, then pick up your creepy kit curbside, Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 31.
Halloween Candy Overload
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., Mariel Baron, a local Registered Dietitian, will cover how to confidently handle Halloween candy so that your child can enjoy them, not fixate on them. She will discuss why restriction of sweets backfires, plus strategies on handling candy consumption on Halloween and beyond.Please register on the Events tab of our website for the link to this virtual presentation.
Virtual Crafty Chat
For our next Zoom meetup for craft-minded folks on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., we’re reading “Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things” in advance.Please obtain this book from us (call or email if you need assistance), then register on the Events tab of our website for the link to participate in this casual online meetup.
Fall Card Project
We’re bringing back our popular card project with our friends at Community Caregivers! All ages are welcome to spread joy to someone who may feel lonely or isolated and could use a boost.
•Create or repurpose one or more cards no larger than 5” x 7”
•Optional:add an uplifting message inside your card and/or sign it
•Envelopes will be provided by Community Caregivers, and they will address and mail all cards received
•Drop off your card(s) in our lobby by Saturday, Nov. 6
Thank you for participating!
Night Owls Online
Our monthly evening book discussion group is reading “The Night Came With Many Stars” by Simon Van Booy, in preparation for the virtual meetup Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.You can pick up a copy of the book at the library’s Information desk. If you prefer curbside pickup, please call us at 518-456-2400 ext. 3 or email us at [email protected].
— Luanne Nicholson
, then register the Events tab of our website for the Zoom link.
Memoirs in the Morning
We’re introducing a new adult daytime book discussion group called Memoirs in the Morning, just in time for the colder weather.For November, we’re reading “Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch” by Erin French. This title is available in print and digitally on Overdrive in eBook & audiobook formats. Please reserve a copy (call or email us for assistance placing a hold) and register on the Events tab of our website for Wed. Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m.Hope to see you then!
We appreciate your understanding that we aren’t totally done with the building project just yet.Still to come:meeting and study rooms; new public computers; exhibit space; car charging stations; hearing assistance technology; furniture; and the new café.All fines continue to be waived (since March, 2020).
Masks are required to enter the library.We appreciate your cooperation, and have masks on hand for adults and children if needed.GPL policies based on current COVID conditions are outlined in our Pandemic Operations Plan, accessible on our website.