Podcast enthusiasts: you’re invited to Earbuds & Bookmarks! Each month, we’ll listen to a podcast in advance, then connect online to share our thoughts. This month’s meetup on Saturday, March 27, at 3 p.m. centers on “Five Games for Doomsday,” a show in which people can only take five games along with them. Stand-up comic and board game commentator Grant Lyon is the subject of this interview, which first aired on Jan. 4, 2021. Please see https://guilderlandlibrary.org/eab for complete details, and register in advance to receive the link for our March 27 virtual meeting.
Explore our new arts & crafts learning tool for all ages and skill levels – Creativebug! Try your hand at painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, screen printing, cake decorating, and much more with the dynamic demos and in-depth workshops offered online. Thousands of videos led by experts are available, with new content added daily. Children can benefit from engaging classes, including STEAM-focused activities inspiring hands-on learning fun. Try Creativebug today with your Guilderland Library card at: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/guilderlandlibrary.
Craft & Chat
Speaking of crafts…here’s the perfect online gathering to encourage creative inspiration. Let’s craft while we talk…or talk while we craft! Meet fellow crafters online as we gather for casual conversation and share ideas on Monday March 29, at 6 p.m. Register on the Events tab of our website for the Zoom link.
Are you getting the most out of your Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook, or Apple TV? Would you like assistance with our website’s Learning Express tool to craft your résumé? Coach Robin stands ready to offer customized help! Register for a one-on-one appointment Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 10 a.m. on the Events tab of our website.
Closed for Easter
The library is closed Sunday, April 4 for Easter. No curbside services or return shed access will be available.
Stop by and grab a Spring-themed storytime kit for your preschooler during curbside hours starting Monday, April 5, at 10 a.m. Each themed bag for ages 2-5 contains suggestions for eBooks, music, and rhymes to share, plus fun activities and crafts.
Night Owls Online
The next installment of our monthly Night Owls Online book discussion group is slated for Monday April 12, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! We will examine “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. Please place a hold on this book for curbside pickup by calling 518-456-2400 or emailing [email protected], and register on the Events tab.
— Luanne Nicholson
Board Candidates Sought
The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees currently has four vacancies. Interested individuals who are U.S. citizens residing within the Guilderland School District and at least 18 years old may download application materials at https://bit.ly/GPLBoardCandidates; email [email protected] or call 518.456.2400 ext. 112 for an information packet. All nomination forms are due to the Guilderland Central School District clerk by Mon. April 19 for the Tues. May 18 vote.
The IRS announced that individuals now have until Mon. May 17 to file their taxes. We have compiled a list of handy resources at: https://bit.ly/GPLTaxes. Federal and state tax forms and instructions are available for pick up during curbside hours inside our Normanskill Room. Please follow the signs onsite and use the side entrance.
Printing On Demand
We can print a document up to 20 black-and-white pages or 10 color pages at no cost to you, and deliver it curbside with our PrinterOn service. See https://bit.ly/GPLPrint for instructions. You can also use the PrinterOn app to send us your print jobs.
Phone and Hours
Call us at 518.456.2400. Pick up requested materials Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 1:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. and Sun. 2:00-4:00 p.m. through the Normanskill Room side door. Return items anytime (except holidays) to the parking lot sheds. GPL is not currently open to public browsing. See https://bit.ly/GPLbuildingproject for construction updates.
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