Aspecial GPL Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Thursday Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., streamed live on our Facebook page. The purpose of this meeting is to review all bids submitted for our building project and award the construction contract. Public commentary may be directed at any time to: [email protected].
There’s something about cooking outside that makes the finished product that much more appetizing, especially in the crisp fall air. Enjoy the great outdoors with us Saturday Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. while perfecting your grilling technique. Karen Roberts Mort from Cornell Cooperative Extension will demonstrate outdoor cooking methods while preparing some tasty recipes. This adult program will be held in-person at the large pavilion at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland. Seating is limited, and advance online registration is required.
• masks are required
• please maintain social distancing of six or more feet from others
• If you or a member of your household is feeling ill, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms, please do not attend
• GPL and Cornell Cooperative Extension staff will conduct their own health screenings in advance of the program
• For safety reasons, food samples will not be shared. However, cookbooks chock-full of tasty recipes for cooking outdoors will be.
Hope to see you there!
Storytime on YouTube
Head over to our YouTube channel Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for picture book read alouds! Our children’s librarians will share some of their favorite selections for your family’s viewing pleasure. While you’re there, check out our archived content, too.
Every other Monday in October, we’ll have a storytime kit available for you and your little one(s) for curbside pickup, while supplies last. Our next storytime kits will be ready for pickup Monday Oct. 5 and 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each thematic kit will contain suggestions for books, rhymes and songs to share together, plus one or more fun surprise activities. Storytimes are recommended for ages 2-5, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Tuesday. Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., we’re kicking off a civic series entitled .Re-examining the Right to Vote with Laurie Kozakiewicz, Ph.D, history professor at the University at Albany. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for Oct. 20 and 27. On Tuesday. Oct. 13, and the Lessons of Presidential History will be presented by Dr. Bruce Miroff, Albany State professor of political science. An examination of themes in the history of presidential elections can cast a fresh light on current events, and what could unfold in this year’s contest. Dr. Miroff, shares the lessons from the past that have helped shape the presidency in its current form. Please register for each virtual program on the Events tab of our website.
Night Owls Online
On Monday. Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., our virtual book club will talk about “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson, available on Hoopla in eBook and audiobook format. Synopsis: In 1936, nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter becomes a pack horse librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her faithful mule to deliver reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky. This unique story is acclaimed for its portrayal of the healing power of the written word, bringing hope and light throughout Appalachia transcending poverty and intolerance. Go to the Events tab at www.guilderlandlibrary.org to sign up for discussion on this bestseller.
Curbside Services & Updates
Checkouts: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3-7 p.m. Returns: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
For general questions, please contact us at: 518-285-0050.