We’re wrapping up summer reading in grand style with a family-friendly Under the Sea Jamboree on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m.
This fun-filled event, held in our Literary Garden out back, will include crafts, music, games, activities and snacks. Please register on the Events tab of guilderlandlibrary.org, 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.
Closed Labor Day weekend
GPL will be closed from Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day weekend. Online resources are always available on guilderlandlibrary.org, as well as car charging stations, parking lot Wi-Fi, the Little Free Library, and our book donation bins in the side parking lot.
Congressional Democratic Primary Voting
Early Primary Voting will be held in the Helderberg Room through Sunday, Aug. 21. Polls are open:
Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mondays & Wednesdays: Noon–8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, go to: https://www.albanycounty.com/departments/board-of-elections.
GPL Podcast: How Did You Find It?
We’re not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet! For the latest episode of our monthly podcast dropping Fri. Aug. 19, Librarians Kathleen Tyrrell and Kristina Ronald cover tips for keeping kids reading, plus a museum pass rundown. Listen on all major platforms, and contact us with feedback at: [email protected]
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.-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]
The Power of Plus
Journalist Gianluca Russo, author of the critically-acclaimed book The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution (and also a Guilderland High School alum), will be here Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his book with moderator and Times Union journalist Steve Barnes. Over the past three decades, plus-size fashionistas have created a market worth more than 21 billion dollars. The Power of Plus follows the evolution of the plus-size fashion boom, examining how female body image has shifted, and how plus-size fashion is integral to the future success of the industry. No registration is required for this book talk and signing.
The Gilded Age
Recent filming of HBO’s “The Gilded Age” in Troy has sparked renewed interest in this time period locally. On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m., Kathryn Sheehan, Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian, will present an illustrated lecture on how Troy’s 19th century architecture became an integral backdrop for this acclaimed Julian Fellows series. Kathryn worked with location scouts and production designers to help ensure a historically-accurate reproduction of this era, incorporating major players representing both “old” and “new” money. Kathryn will also share intriguing behind-the-scenes stories that occurred during the filming of season one. Please register on the Events tab of guilderlandlibrary.org.
Contact us at 518-456-2400 or [email protected]
— Lianne Nicholson