Horror movie trivia on Friday the 13th
Get ready for a night of bone-chilling excitement at GPL’s Horror Movie Trivia! Come along with us on Friday the 13th (of October) at 6:00 p.m. for a scream-worthy journey into the world of horror cinema, where you can test your knowledge and compete against fellow horror enthusiasts to win prizes. Spooky refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.; trivia will begin at 6:15 p.m. Please register on the Events Calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org to claim your spot, individually or as a team, for this frightfully fun evening!
New Realm Explorers Book Club
Check out our new book club for science fiction / fantasy fans! Realm Explorers meets bimonthly on Saturday mornings to discuss compelling science fiction and fantasy novels. Titles include adult/young adult science fiction and fantasy books, as well as graphic novels. Ages 16 and older can participate. We’re currently reading “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library’s Information Desk or borrow a digital copy from Libby or Hoopla. Register for our in-person discussion on Sat. Oct. 14 at 11:00 a.m.
We’re pleased to present the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus on Sun. Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. The Chorus seeks to entertain and enlighten by creating high-quality vocal music in the rich, time-honored tradition of a four-part lower-voice choir. Nearly 30 voices strong, the Chorus strives to promote acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, and to build bridges by making positive contributions throughout the greater Capital Region.
Live Virtual Author Talk: Ruth Ware
You’re invited as we chat with Ruth Ware – New York Times bestselling author of “The Woman in Cabin 10” and “The It Girl” – as she talks about her latest adrenaline-fueled thriller, “Zero Days,” on Wed. Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. All sessions conclude with a Q&A session from the online audience. Previous author talks are recorded and available for on-demand viewing, for a limited time.
Teen Drop-In DIY
Come to The Foundry teen room the third Wednesday of each month to use some of the Library’s maker and craft equipment, including the Cricut machine, button maker, sewing machines, and more! We’ll have everything ready for use on Wed. Oct. 18 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for ages 13 and up. No registration necessary.
LEGO Free Play
Take advantage of the Library’s extensive LEGO collection to build to your heart’s content! Our next drop-in LEGO Free Play for ages 3 and up is scheduled for Thurs. Oct. 19 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees will conduct their monthly business meeting on Thurs. Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Tawasentha Room. This meeting will also be streamed on GPL’s YouTube channel. Public commentary may be submitted to [email protected], or in person at the beginning or ending of the meeting.
Local Dutch Influence
On Thurs. Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Charles Gehring, Director of the New Netherland Research Center, will deliver a regional history presentation entitled “Where a Kil is not a Kill and a Fly is not a Fly.” This is an expanded version of the talk he gave in March at the New Scotland Historical Association to a standing-room only audience. Dr. Gehring will interpret the names that shape the rich history of Guilderland and the surrounding region, discussing words of Dutch origin that surround us on a daily basis – creeks, towns, surnames, common words and phrases, and more. All are welcome to attend; presented in conjunction with the Guilderland Historical Society.
Fall Craft Fair
Mark your calendar for our indoor Fall Craft Fair at GPL on Sun. Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Take a leisurely stroll through our Helderberg, Westbrook and Tawasentha Rooms – a variety of quality handmade items from local artisans will be displayed, including jewelry, woodcraft, greeting cards, yarn crafts, jams and jellies, gnomes, and much more. Basket raffles, used books, a donut sale will also be featured.
Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]. Café con Mel is open Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Overdue fines were eliminated; patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost items.