‘All Together Now’ Summer Reading Challenge
Kids and Teens: get ready for a summer jam-packed with reading challenges, fun activities, and prize opportunities! To get started, go to: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp and register through Beanstack. This year, the summer reading theme is “All Together Now,” featuring a camp vibe. Please check our Events Calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org to register for programs, up to two weeks in advance.
Adults: summer reading is for you, too! Register on guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org for our “All Together Now” summer reading challenge. The goal is to read at least ten books and log them in Beanstack. You could win one of two camping kits, or a $50 gift card to Jericho Drive-In! Also, we’re featuring a hand-picked selection of books for “Score One for Summer,” with multiple copies available. After finishing a book, score it from one to five stars to be eligible to win a prize! More information is available at the Information Desk.
Proper Pruning Techniques
Join professional Arborist Fred Breglia on Sat. July 8 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. as he delves into the most up-to-date concepts and methodologies regarding pruning trees and shrubs. After an indoor educational component, Fred will take the class outdoors to demonstrate some cuts on live trees on Library property. All skill levels welcome, rain or shine. Please register on the Events Calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Night Owls Book Club
Jump-start your summer reading by obtaining a copy of Barbara Kingsolver’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “Demon Copperhead,” at the Information Desk. This hybrid book discussion, led by Librarian Maura Powers-Smith, occurs on Mon. July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Please register in advance online.
Drop-In Teen Tech Help Desk
GCSD National Honor Society students will resume offering tech help to GPL patrons starting Thurs. July 13 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. The teens can help with smartphone applications, downloading books to devices, email set-up, and internet searches on computers and personal devices.
Live Virtual Author Talks
GPL is excited to showcase a live virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning, and highly-acclaimed authors and thought leaders from around the world. This ongoing series takes place two to three times a month and features a Q & A session with the audience. Upcoming speakers for July:
• Charles Soule, “The Endless Vessel,” on Sat. July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
The New York Times Bestselling Author of “Daredevil” and “She-Hulk” discusses his latest work, which explores the ways we’re all connected, and what can happen when we lose our capacity for joy. Ultimately, this is a story of love, hope and possibility.
• Ethan Cross, “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head,” on Thurs. July 20 at 1:00 p.m.
This online author visit focuses on self-talk, and how to transform our undermining internal dialogue into an affirming life coach that will buoy us up and help us expand our potential.
• Erika L. Sanchez, “Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir,” on Tues. July 25 at 4:00 p.m. This award-winning writer, who delights in keeping it real, will unpack her original, moving and disarmingly funny memoir. Insightful, unapologetic and brutally honest, this book evokes being in a safe haven with a confidante for hours, baring your souls.
Please see the “Virtual Author Talks” link on our website’s home page, or visit https://libraryc.org/guilderlandlibrary, to register. Our thanks to the Guilderland Library Foundation for partially funding this initiative.
Starting Mon. July 17, our operational hours Monday through Thursday will be 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Programs & meetings may continue until 9:00 p.m. as needed.
The Guilderland Library Foundation’s annual golf tournament is slated for Mon. Aug. 28 at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. The cost to play is $165 for individuals and $660 for a foursome, which includes lunch and the 19th Hole Celebration at 2:00 p.m. To attend this post-golf Celebration only, the cost is $35. Sponsorships are also available. Please see https://bit.ly/GLFGolf2023 for details.
Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]. GPL is closed on Sundays during July and August. The Guilderland Farmer’s Market operates every Sunday through the end of September, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Overdue fines were eliminated; patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost items.