GPL welcomes award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Rick Stromski as our guide for this fun hands-on session on Sat. Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m., geared for grades 3-7. We’ll practice drawing expressions, genders, and age differences, plus different kinds of animals. Participants will need plenty of paper and their favorite drawing instrument(s) handy as they follow along. Parents can try their hand as well. Please register on the Events tab of our website; we’ll email the Zoom link in advance of the program.
Broadway Trivia Night returns
Our popular virtual Trivia Night returns on Tues. Jan. 26 at 7 p.m., this time devoted all things Broadway. Teens and adults: test your knowledge of musicals and their iconic songs, plus behind-the-scenes factoids. Team captains 16+ years old will communicate with the hosts. All individual and team participants needing the virtual meeting login information should register in advance.
Winter Reading Challenge
The Winter Reading Challenge continues! Books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, children’s literature, manga, etc. – it all counts! Sign up for Simon & Schuster’s Winter Reading Challenge at: guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org as an individual or family, and log all of your January reading. For even easier logging, download the Beanstack Tracker App. Let’s reclaim our title as one of the top-reading libraries in the U.S. – thank you for participating!
Paul Grondahl – author, award-winning journalist, Guilderland resident and director of the New York State Writers Institute – is leading a five-part series entitled “Reaching for the American Dream: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels.” We’ll meet virtually Wednesday evenings, February 3, 17; March 17, 31; and April 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. to discuss “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead; “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri; “Humboldt’s Gift” by Saul Bellow; “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth and “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan. Please register on the Events tab of our website, and plan to attend all five sessions. Limited to 15 people.
Apple Tech and Résumé Help
Get customized assistance on using an Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook, iPad or Apple TV, or navigating the Learning Express tool on our website to craft your résumé – all from the comfort of home. Schedule your 1:1 virtual appointment Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday mornings starting at 10:00 a.m. on the Events tab of our website.
— Luanne Nicholson