Wondering how to safely declutter your medicine cabinet and dispose of unused or expired medications? Bring them to Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our auxiliary parking lot. This is a confidential drive-through drop-off event; no need to leave your car, provide identification, or answer any questions.
GPL partners with the Guilderland Police Department on a semi-annual basis for Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide collaborative effort to responsibly discard unwanted controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances. Please note: pet medications can also be accepted; however, sharps and syringes cannot.
In order to facilitate smooth traffic flow, please follow these guidelines:
• Put medications in a bag, if possible (with or without container) and remove any identifying labels
• Put bagged medications in a place that you can easily access while remaining in your vehicle, or place the bag in your trunk so an officer may retrieve it
• Drive through to the drop-off point and stay in your vehicle.
• Follow the officers’ instructions
Our next Night Owls monthly book discussion will be held in-person at the library on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. Those who prefer to join via Zoom will still have this option as well. For our May meeting, we’re reading “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles. This absorbing and exhilarating journey through Americana recounts a pivotal roadtrip spanning ten days in 1954, as told from eight eclectic perspectives.
You can pick up a copy at the Information desk; or arrange for curbside pickup by calling 518-456-2400 or emailing [email protected] Please register on the Events tab of our website, providing your email if you plan to join via Zoom.
Have you ever longed to be a children’s writer or illustrator, but don’t know how to start, get published, and/or find a supportive community? If so, “Getting to Know the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators” on Friday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is for you!
We’ll chat via Zoom with published Young Adult author, Kimberly Sabatini, Assistant Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Eastern Up Chapter, and meet newer members too.
This program is also beneficial for librarians, indie booksellers, teachers, parents, or passionate readers of KidLit, as we also share about our budding Read Local program.
Memoirs in the Morning
Every other month, you’re invited to enjoy a memoir with us, then unpack it online via Zoom. Join us, invite your friends if desired, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s dive in! Our next selection is “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner, who shares her poignant and powerful life story about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and ultimately forging her own identity.
We’ll meet online to talk about this book on Wed. May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Can’t make it to our virtual meeting, but still want to chat about the book? Look for our “Memoirs in the Morning” group on goodreads.com to participate in the discussion whenever it works with your schedule.
— Luanne Nicholson
Overdue fines have been eliminated at GPL; patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost items. Curbside pick up is available with 24-hours notice by calling 518.456.2400 ext. 2. Public computers for adults and children are available, and study rooms are partially open. Masks are recommended, but not required. Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]
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