The Colonie Library’s holiday schedule is as follows:
•Wednesday, Nov. 22:
Close at 5 p.m.;
•Thursday, Nov. 23: Closed
•Friday Nov. 24: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25
The 29th Annual Day of Poet poetry contest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Day of Poet is an annual celebration of poetry. It is organized and presented in a manner to honor poets in our region and provide them with an opportunity to perform their work publicly. In addition to an open mic, a poetry contest will take place in which cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Spectators are welcome and admission and entry are both free. Poet Brian Dorn will be hosting the event.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Indian Music Caravan at 2 p.m.
Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra will be performing North Indian classical and folk music on Sitar and Tabla. The program is made possible by the New York State Council on Arts and The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Monday, Nov. 27
Children’s Literature Panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Come learn about what goes into writing fiction and nonfiction books for children with a panel hosted by local children’s nonfiction author Nancy Castaldo. Panelists include Rose Kent (middle grades), Dan Mahoney (picture book author/illustrator), Eric Luper (middle grade to young adult), and Colleen Paratore (middle grades). Bring your questions for the Q&A. No registration required.
Free Movie Monday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Did you miss Wonder Woman in the theaters this past summer? Come see what all the fuss is about. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine star in this adaptation of the Wonder Woman comic book series in this heartfelt, often funny, and action packed superhero flick. PG-13, Runtime 141 minutes. Registration required. Call the information desk at 810-0314 to register.
Fall Fest a Success
This past September’s Library Fall Fest was a big success. Fun was had by all ages, with hundreds of visitors shopping, tasting, listening, and playing at the library.
From live bluegrass music to storytelling, shopping, and pony rides, the library was hopping – inside and out. Thanks to our vendors and teen volunteers, who raised over $400 for the Friends of the Library, and to the Colonie Jammers for donating their musical talents.
Already looking forward to next year? We are. Future festivals, fairs, and themed events are already in the works