In advance of National Pollinator Week (June 20-26), we’re giving away 500 packets of native wildflower seeds (Northeast blend), which will attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Stop by the Adult Information Desk through June 15; limit of 2 packets per person, on a first-come, first-served basis.
This initiative is made possible thanks to the #PlantWildflowers Campaign, a joint venture of PBS, Nature, and Tangled Bank Studios, producer of the documentary entitled “My Garden of a Thousand Bees.” We’re screening this impactful film on Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Westbrook Room. Space is limited; please register on the Events calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Contributions from 90 Black writers spanning African-American history from 1619-2019 were compiled by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain to comprise “Four Hundred Souls,” the subject of our next Night Owls book discussion on Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. To participate virtually, please sign up on the Events tab of our website.
We Who Believe in Freedom
On Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m., join us for an online conversation with Dr. Alice Green, founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Justice, about her book We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice. In discussion with Paul Grondahl, award-winning journalist, author and director of the New York State Writers Institute, Green will discuss her experience as a lifelong advocate for social justice; historic and continuing challenges; and involvement with current initiatives.
Please register on the Events tab of our website to receive the link.
— Luanne Nicholson
the Center for Law and Justice and the New York State Writers Institute and is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System.
Summer Reading for All
It’s not just for kids…summer reading is for everyone! Mark your calendar for a full slate of summer fun as we dive into “Oceans of Possibilities!” Adults: on Tues. June 28 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. you can check out our fresh summer book collection and pick up a tote bag packed with information about our Summer Reading challenge and prizes. Families with children ages birth-grade 12 are invited to our Kickoff celebration, complete with goodie bags (one per family), on Wed. June 29 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Local History Resources
GPL’s revamped Local History Room contains a wealth of materials related to the history of Guilderland, as well as other communities throughout the region. We also have resources to assist with genealogical research which do not circulate, but can be searched through the Library’s online catalog.
In addition, we’re also seeking Guilderland High School Tawasenthan yearbooks from the following years: 1942, 1951, 1952, 1955, 2004, and 2014. Thank you for considering donating a yearbook to help us complete our collection for everyone to access. Current Local History Room hours are: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Wed. 1:00-5:00 p.m.; and by appointment. Inquiries may be directed to: [email protected]
Guilderland Farmer’s Market
The Guilderland Farmer’s Market will be held in our upper parking lot Sundays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., July 3-October 2, featuring 30 vendors. In accordance with our summer schedule, GPL is closed on Sundays during July and August.
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-hour notice. Please wear a mask – if you need one, just ask. Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]
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