Happy trails…and tails! We’re hosting an in-person book talk and signing with local author Alan Via on Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Via’s trailblazing book, “Doghiker: Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills,” is more than a comprehensive guidebook detailing 77 outstanding places to hike; it’s also a dog owner’s operating manual and tool kit.
He will cover key points of his book, then take us on a slideshow tour of gorgeous hiking scenery with canine companions.
“Doghiker” is a must-have NYS hiker’s manual, even if you don’t have a dog. Copies of the book, signed and personalized by the author, will be available for purchase.
Please register on the Events tab of our website for this special event.
My Garden of a Thousand Bees
In advance of National Pollinator Week (June 20-26), we’ve been giving away hundreds of packets of native wildflower seeds (Northeast blend) to attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
This initiative was made possible thanks to the #PlantWildflowers Campaign, a joint venture of PBS, Nature, and Tangled Bank Studios, producer of the award-winning documentary “My Garden of a Thousand Bees.”
We’re screening this impactful film on Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in our Westbrook Room.
Space is limited; please register on the Events calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org to reserve your spot.
Revised Hours June 16
In order to better facilitate our patrons and showcase our collection, we will be reconfiguring several bookshelves in our main reading room the morning of Thursday, June 16. We will be open 1 to 9 p.m.
The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees will conduct their regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., streamed live on our YouTube channel. Public commentary may be submitted to: [email protected]
GPL will be closed Sunday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
— Luanne Nicholson
sonwhich occurs Sat. June 18 through Tues. June 28.
We Who Believe in Freedom
On Mon. June 20 at 7:00 p.m., log into an important 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 lifelong social justice advocacy, historic and continuing challenges, and current initiatives. Please register on the Events tab of our website to receive the link. This program is presented in collaboration with 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
Summer reading is for all ages! Get ready 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., check out our fresh book collection and pick up a tote bag packed with information about our Summer Reading challenge and prizes. More details at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/adultsrp/ Families with children ages birth-grade 12 are invited to our Kickoff celebration, complete with goodie bags (one per family), on Wed. June 29. Please register on the Events tab of our website for the 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. session, or the 3:00-7:00 p.m. session and stop in during that timeframe. See: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp for more info. All ages: get ready to track your summer reading in Beanstack and win prizes at: https://guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365.
Local History Resources
GPL’s revamped Local History Room contains a wealth of materials related to the history of Guilderland and beyond, plus genealogical research resources. These materials do not circulate (what happens in the Local History Room stays in the Local History Room). We’re also seeking Guilderland High School Tawasenthan yearbooks from the following years to complete our collection: 1942, 1951, 1952, 1955, 2004, and 2014. Local History Room hours: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Wed. 1:00-5:00 p.m.; and by appointment. Contact: [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. Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]
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