GUILDERLAND– Is there more to the story of Thanksgiving than the traditional narrative?
The answer is a resounding yes, as told from the Native American perspective. This lively, informative in-person presentation on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. will highlight actual events from Plymouth in 1621; the relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanoag; and how this story evolved into the holiday we know today.
Presenter Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been a storyteller and educator for over 25 years and enjoys teaching all ages about the history and culture of Native Peoples. This program is recommended for Grade 4 through adult. Please register on the Events tab of guilderlandlibrary.org.
Early General Election Voting
Polls are open through Sunday, Nov. 6 for Early General Election voting in our Helderberg Room:
Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 12 to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Election Day polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
During the holiday season especially, we’re all encouraged to give back. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., grades 6-12 can earn a community service hour by making cards for the Guilderland Food Pantry to give out in their Thanksgiving meal baskets. Please sign up in advance online to participate.
Family Literacy Program
One of our favorite early literacy advocates, WMHT’s Barbara Lukas, returns for an evening of family fun on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Each participant will get a free copy of the book “Barn Dance” by John Archambault and Bill Martin, Jr. We’ll also complete hands-on literacy activities and an owl headband craft. Please register on the Events tab of our website.
Teen Tech Help Desk
National Honor Society students from Guilderland High School are offering tech help to our patrons on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Drop in for help with smartphone applications, downloading books to devices, email set-up, and internet searches on computers and personal devices. Since no appointment is needed, please limit your session if others are waiting for assistance.
— Luanne Nicholson