On Thursday, Oct. 31, children ages 19 months and up and their caregivers are invited to a Not-So-Spooky Costume Party and Storytime at 10:30 a.m., complete with lively songs, stories, and dancing.
We’ll conclude with a rousing costume parade through the library. Then at 6 p.m., Stanley Kubrick’s classic thriller, The Shining, will fill our giant screen with larger-than-life horror.
If you’ve never watched a movie here, you’re in for a sensory treat. Hold on to your free popcorn and shriek with delight!
Medieval and Renaissance celebration
Treat yourself to some calming, meditative music at this month’s GPL Sunday Concert series, Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
The Helderberg Madrigal Singers are collaborating with the Bleecker Consort to perform a lovely repertoire of Medieval and Renaissance music, played on period instruments.
This uniquely captivating repertoire promises to be thoroughly delightful.
RAD self defense for women
This unique R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class teaches women key skills, preparing them to face potentially dangerous situations with confidence and success. Taught by certified instructors of the Guilderland Police Department, this course incorporates lecture, discussion and techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
It is inclusive to cis, trans, and/or nonbinary women, ages 16 and up. No prior experience is necessary, but seats are limited. Participants must attend all three sessions. Upon course completion, you’ll receive a gift bag courtesy of GPL and local businesses. Sign up online, by phone or in person.
November is Alzheimer’s Month
We’re offering two Alzheimer’s-related programs during November in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death on the United States. Almost six million individuals are living with the disease, while at least 16 million tirelessly serve as their unpaid caregivers. This global health crisis impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., Mary Moller, MSW, CAS, author of “Alzheimer’s Through the Stages: A Caregiver’s Guide,” will be here to talk about her experience of working with both Alzheimer’s patients and their families, and in particular about the importance of caregiver self-care. Ms. Moller is Program Specialist at the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, at Albany Medical Center, and her book has received very positive reviews on both amazon.com and goodreads.com. Come learn more about this very important topic! Please register online, by phone or in person.
On Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m., “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be presented. This educational program provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis, as well as those simply who wish to become better informed. Topics covered: the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s; risk factors and three general stages of the disease; FDA-approved treatments available to lessen some symptoms; what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research; and helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Please register online, by phone or in person.
Family STEAM Night
The Siena Physics Club will be on hand Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for our latest installment of Family STEAM night.
Grades two through six, plus their families, are invited to partake in hands-on science activities designed to make learning fun. Please register online, by phone or in person.
— Luanne Nicholson