Friends Book Sale
May 2 through May 5
Yes, it’s time for our big Friends used book sale in the library’s Stedman Room.
Be sure to add the following dates/times to your calendar:
• Thursday May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday night is a preview sale: $5 cash entry fee. (The fee is required on Thursday night only.)
• Friday May 3, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday May 4, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Sunday May 5, 1 to 3 p.m. is Bag Sale Day: $2 for a small plastic grocery bag or $5 for a large paper grocery bag.
Most books, CDs and DVDs are $1. Some special items may be priced higher.
Town of Colonie Conservation Day
Saturday May 4, 9 a.m. to noon
The Town of Colonie Conservation Advisory Council holds its annual Conservation Day on the library’s grounds. Trees, compost and literature will be distributed while supplies last.
Trivia Bingo Night
Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Test your trivia knowledge — and luck — with four free rounds of trivia bingo, featuring prizes and a mix of open-ended and multiple choice questions on four mystery topics.
Adults and teens aged 16+ are welcome. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Transportation Improvement Program
Tuesday, May 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Capital District Transportation Committee, as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties, has the responsibility under federal law to adopt a Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP is our five-year regional capital plan in which hundreds of state and local transportation projects are programmed with federal surface transportation funding.
For a copy of our existing 2016-2021 TIP, see the following webpage, http://www.cdtcmpo.org/2016TIP
Presented by Michael Franchini, executive director of the Capital District Transportation Committee.
Author Talk: A 40-Year Career at GE
Wednesday, May 8, at 12:15 p.m.
Schenectady native and engineer-turned-author Michael Davi describes a most unusual 40-year engineering career at General Electric in his new book “PrivileGEd.”
Fate and circumstance afforded him opportunities denied others as he became the first in his family to graduate college. Earning an engineering degree was the crucial break that opened doors never dreamed of by him or his four immigrant grandparents — each of whom was employed by GE at some point in their lives. Extraordinary work assignments, business travel to four continents, flights aboard corporate jets, and working alongside some of the top GE talent are all part of the story. Michael’s tale brims with fascinating characters, global adventure, drama, success, tragedy, disappointments and rebounds — all of which he hopes will encourage another generation to consider technology careers. Through highs and lows, Michael’s story captures his unique experience as part of the American Dream.
“Best Library 2019”
We’re honored to be the Capital Region’s pick for “Best Library” this year.
Thanks for voting for us — and for sticking with us through the challenges of our renovation over the past year.
(We think you all deserve an award for “Best Library Patrons.”) We can’t wait to keep sharing what we have in store for the community and our facility.