Wondering how to unlock the secret to a more zen-like existence? On Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Local Professional Organizer Jes Marcy will present “The Answer is Less,” examining underlying reasons why we over-consume, and outlining practical streamlining strategies. Please register online, by phone or in person.
Take your child to the Library Day
We’re planning an exceptionally fun-filled family day on Saturday, Feb. 1, and we hope you’ll join us. It’s national Take Your Child to the Library Day, and our theme is “The Library is Super!”
We’ll have engaging activities planned throughout the day, plus a special visit from Spider-Man from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All ages welcome.
Our neighborhoods were visited by thousands of fugitives seeking freedom in the pre-Civil War era.
On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m., learn how local citizens helped these freedom seekers, facing daunting dangers and risking everything in their quest.
Presenters Mary Liz and Paul Stewart are co-founders of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. and have been instrumental in the restoration of the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany, a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity during the mid-1850s.
Paying for college
Contemplating how to manage the cost of tuition? You’re certainly in good company.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m., a representative from SEFCU will cover the hidden costs of college, how to navigate the financial aid process, methods and strategies to cover costs, and additional financial resources available.
A SEFCU membership is not required to attend, and teens and their guardians are strongly encouraged to participate together. Please register online, by phone or in person.
New book club
Calling all book lovers. We’re kicking off our new He Read/She Read Book Club with a Meet & Greet on Friday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Visit our table in the lobby to survey the selections for our upcoming book club, and enter our prize drawing: a Library Lovers’ gift basket. Librarians Dustin and Josalyn Wilder will alternate selecting a title and leading the discussion each month. Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. will feature “He Read” (Dustin’s selection) and “The Chain” by Adrian McKinty.
Missing Piece Board Game Club
Savvy shoppers routinely snag frugal treasures at our Better Books Sale, the second Saturday of each month. The next bargain bonanza is slated for Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Happy hunting!
— Luanne Nicholson