We’ve really enjoyed presenting Oceans of Possibilities summer reading programs, and we’re hoping to finish strong with participation! Don’t delay, sign up today on the Events Tab of guilderlandlibrary.org. We still have spots for the following, as of this writing:
“Bermuda Triangle Week” Aug.15-19, our final theme week, features:
• Grades 3-5 Activity
Kit: Ocean Oddities
We’ll supply all the materials for a pop-up angler fish craft, plus a copy of Who Would Win: Ultimate Ocean Rumble. Register, then pick up your kit on Tuesday, Aug.16 to Saturday, Aug. 20.
• Bermuda Triangle Escape Room for Tweens and Teens, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. Imagine an undersea expedition where your captain is MIA and your submarine goes off course. This perilous situation calls for quick collaboration in order to escape the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
We’re planning to wrap up summer reading in grand style with a family-friendly Under the Sea Jamboree on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4 to 7 p.m. This fun-filled event, held in our Literary Garden out back, will include crafts, music, games, activities and snacks. Please register, then stop by when it’s convenient for you.
All ages: make sure to log all of your “Oceans of Possibilities” reading in Beanstack by Wednesday, Aug. 24 at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/adultsrp for adults, and https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp for kids and teens. We’ve got a treasure chest of prizes for some lucky recipients!
Check out our weekly Summer Discovery Pages for kids of all ages, highlighting eBooks, audiobooks, crafts, music and more at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp. Try our new “Discover Your Destiny: Titanic interactive story, where you decide the storyline, at https://guilderlandlibrary.org/gplkids.
Congressional Democratic Primary Voting
Early Primary Voting will be held in the Helderberg Room Saturday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 21. Polls are open:
Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays & Wednesdays: Noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Paint the Sound
How can you paint the rhythm of a drum or the sound of a piano? This live Zoom tour and workshop, offered by Upper Hudson Library System on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m., will explore the ways in which modern artists such as Pollock, Matisse, Bearden, and others were inspired by the Jazz age. Following a presentation and tour of the Pollock/Krasner barn studio, we’ll work alongside an art educator as she demonstrates techniques for creating abstract art inspired by music. Have paint, drawing, or collage supplies on hand, and enjoy experiencing the process!
The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees will conduct an in-person monthly business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m., streamed live on our YouTube channel.
Movie Night: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Come chill with us in the library for a good old-fashioned family movie night! We’re showing the 2022 film Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (rated PG) on Monday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m.
Call for Vendors
We’re seeking vendors for an outdoor Fall Marketplace Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All handmade goods, small batch product producers and artisans welcome! The cost is $25 (payable by check); deadline to reserve is Sun. Sept. 25. Please contact Natalie Hurteau for more info: [email protected]
— Luanne Nicholson
GPL is closed on Sundays throughout 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 a varied rotation of vendors and food trucks. 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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