The final push is on! Register for the Winter Reading Challenge at: guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org as an individual or family (or download the Beanstack tracker app), and log all of your January reading. Books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, children’s literature, manga, etc. – it all counts! Please help us reclaim our title as one of the top-reading libraries in the U.S. and win prizes from Simon & Schuster for all to enjoy. Thank you for participating!
New GPL Podcast
We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own GPL Podcast, called “How Did You Find It?” This monthly podcast, produced by Librarian Kathleen Tyrrell, explores books, libraries, information, entertainment and everything in between. Download this podcast from the App Store or Google Play, and give it a listen! We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future topics at: [email protected]
This year, designated AARP Tax Aide sites (such as GPL) will not be open for 2020 tax preparation assistance. However, we have compiled a list of handy resources for your reference at: http://bit.ly/GPLTaxes. Please check back often, as we expect state and federal tax forms and instructions soon.
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 a.m. on the Events tab of our website, indicating the topic of interest in the Notes field.
Valentine Card Project
Spread the neighborly love! We’re collecting your valentines through Friday, Feb. 5 for Community Caregivers to distribute to their clients. Create one or more valentines no larger than 5 x 7, or re-purpose an old card. Feel free to write an uplifting message and/or sign your name if desired. Drop off cards to the Valentine Card Project Box in
the Normanskill Room during curbside hours. Community Caregivers will provide envelopes and mail the cards to clients to brighten their day.
Take the Library to Your Child
The first Saturday in Feb. is traditionally “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” During the pandemic, we’re reversing that with curbside goodie bags you can take home to your child, chock-full of booklets, coloring pages and fun surprises. These will be available for curbside pickup on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 – 3 p.m. No registration is needed.
Our next virtual book discussion on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. will focus on “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand. Transport yourself from the dead of winter to a Nantucket summer wedding with a murder mystery twist, then let’s meet up to talk about it! Please place a hold on a copy for curbside pickup. Contact us at [email protected] or 518-285-0050 for assistance placing a hold.
— Luanne Nicholson