We’ll take an in-depth look at multi-talented artist, author, educator and organizer Faith Ringgold on Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Her life and works continue to astonish art lovers around the world. Best known for her vibrant story quilts, she also creates politically-charged paintings, prints, sculptures, and is the beloved author/illustrator of nearly 20 children’s books.
Acclaimed Poet Susan Comninos, Times Two
We’re fortunate to host nationally-known award-winning poet Susan Comninos for two programs in October! First, she will conduct an in-person poetry reading and book sale/signing of her just-published book, Out of Nowhere: Poems on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. This debut collection of poetry has already received high praise, employing beautiful imagery and complex literary forms as it lends a relevant voice to classic themes such as love, loss, and redemption. Comninos will conclude the afternoon with an engaging discussion of poetic techniques.
The following week, Comninos will present a dynamic workshop, “The Creative Fever of Folklore,” on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 3:15 p.m., digging deeper into effective poetic devices. Among the topics covered, we’ll discuss how individual poets come to be, and inherit a legacy. Make sure to register on the Events tab of guilderlandlilbrary.org for either or both of these special events, as space is limited.
— Luanne Nicholson
Would you like to know more about optimizing your Apple watch, iPhone or MacBook? Or, how to use Learning Express to craft a winning résumé? Coach Robin is here to help! Sign up for a 1:1 meeting here at the library on Fri. Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m., or Fri. Oct. 21 at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Don’t delay, as these customized sessions tend to fill up quickly!
Project Picture Book
Grades pre-K through 2 are invited to join us for a fun read-aloud and related hands-on project on Fri. Oct. 7 at 3:00 p.m. Dress for a mess! Please register on the Events tab of our website.
Doubleheader: Two Baseball Authors
America’s pastime takes center stage on Sat. Oct. 8 at 1:00 p.m. with two notable baseball authors. Erik Sherman returns to GPL to read from “Two Sides of Glory: the 1986 Boston Red Sox In their Own Words.” Also appearing is Eric Gray, who will read from “Backyards to Ballparks: More Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and Beyond.” Both authors will sell and sign copies of their books. No registration needed.
October Pet Food Drive
The Great Give Back is an annual, library-centered effort to involve library patrons in a meaningful service opportunity. This year, we’re again hosting a Great Give Back Pet Food Drive Sat. Oct. 1-Fri. Oct. 21 to benefit two very worthwhile, local organizations: The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Whiskers Animal Benevolent League. We’re collecting unopened canned cat food and dry dog food / treats; kitty litter; and pet-sized blankets. Whiskers also requested small white paper plates and paper towels. Donations may be placed in the marked bins in our lobby. Thank you!
Every Sunday in October will be jam-packed with activity in our upper parking lot! The Guilderland Farmer’s Market will operate as planned on Sun. Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Next, GPL’s Sunshine Committee with present a Fall Marketplace featuring a variety of local homegrown craft vendors, on Sun. Oct. 9, 10:00-2:00 p.m. Finally, on Sun. Oct. 16, 23 and 30, the Farmer’s Market has extended their run, returning for a fabulous fall finale in advance of Halloween!
Halloween Volunteers Needed
Are you looking for a cost-effective way to promote your business or organization while connecting with the community in person? Or maybe you just want to have some good old-fashioned fun on Halloween, individually or as a group? Be part of the spook-tacular fun! We’re looking for groups or individuals to sign up now for our Halloween Trunk or Treat on Mon. Oct. 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Get creative – decorate your vehicle and hand out candy or allergy-free treats (provided) to enthusiastic trick-or-treaters, who will then vote for their favorite trunk. The top vote-getter will receive a prize. Please email Natalie Hurteau to reserve your spot: [email protected].
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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