Discover a full slate of summer fun as we dive into “Oceans of Possibilities!”
All ages can earn prizes by logging your reading in Beanstack at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/adultsrp for adults, and https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp for kids and teens. Program registration opens two weeks in advance on the Events Tab of our website, and is required for most programs. Sign up early!
“Shark Week” July 19-22 features:
Shark-themed activity kit for grades 3-5 – register, then pick up your kit Tues. July 19-Sat. July 23.
“All About Sharks” program for grades K-5– Wednesday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Let’s shed some light on the mysterious world of sharks. We’ll learn about these intriguing—and sometimes menacing—creatures of the undersea world, then complete a craft project together.
YA Book Trivia for grades 7-12 – Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Put your YA book knowledge to the test by joining us for trivia! All attendees will be rewarded with snacks and a free book; winners will also receive a Starbucks gift card.
“Cruise Week” July 26-30 includes:
Cruise Party & Games – Tuesday, July 26 / Wednesday, July 27, at 3 to 4:30 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. All aboard the GPL Cruise Ship for this family-friendly event! We’ll have activities on every “deck,” including crafts, a dance party and karaoke, and a variety of games. Start your journey in the Tawasentha Room, where you’ll pick up your boarding pass and schedule of activities. Register for one date/time slot for up to six people in your group.
Cruise Week Trivia (Bingo Style) – Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Gather a team of up to four and come play our version of Bingo mashed up with cruise ship trivia! We’ll ask questions about cruises, drinks, oceans, creatures, pop culture, and more! We’ll have prizes to win and mocktails to sip—come aboard and set sail with us!
Lost Radio Rounders Sing Songs from the Sea! – Saturday, July 30, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. These 2022 Eddies Award-nominated Americana artists (Tom Lindsay–vocals, guitar; Michael Eck– mandolin, vocals; Paul Jossman–banjo, vocals) will regale us with sea shanties, sailing songs, jokes, poems, trivia, and ballads.
Don’t miss this special performance, sure to put a smile on your face!
No registration required, just drop in.
Memoirs in the Morning: The Salt Path
Our latest selection is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn – the true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England.
Please register on the Events tab of our website for the online meetup Wednesday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Can’t make it to our Zoom meeting? Look for the “Memoirs in the Morning” group on goodreads.com.
The Blue Wonder
Surprisingly, we know more about the moon’s surface than we do about the ocean. In her book, The Blue Wonder, author Frauke Bagusche, a marine biologist and diver, brings us on a fascinating deep-sea dive. Drawing on scientific discoveries and her own research, she uses photos and playful prose to reveal:
• deep-sea reefs that glitter like glass
• fish that converse with each other by singing––loudly
• an octopus that imitates more than fifteen other animals
• the secret behind why the sea glows at night
• “weddings” that happen amongst the coral
• underwater “drugstores”
The author stirs our affinity for the sea and our desire to protect this vital habitat. Pick up your copy of the book at the Adult Information desk, then register to join our virtual discussion via Zoom on Thursday. Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.
— Luanne Nicholson
Foundation Golf Tournament
The Guilderland Library Foundation is hosting their annual golf tournament on Mon. Aug. 22 at Pinehaven Country Club. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with a 9:00 start. The $165 cost covers 18 holes, golf cart, lunch at the turn, and 19th hole celebration. Non-golfers can join the 19th Hole Celebration BBQ dinner for $50.Sponsorship opportunities are due by Fri. July 15, and the deadline to register for golf is Mon. Aug. 1. Please see https://bit.ly/GLFGolf2022 or email [email protected] for further details.
GPL is closed on Sundays during July and August. The Guilderland Farmer’s Market is held in our upper parking lot Sundays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. though October 2, featuring 40+ vendors.
Overdue fines have been eliminated at GPL; patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost items. Masks are optional. Curbside pickup is available. Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]
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