Fall Craft Fair
Enjoy an indoor Fall Craft Fair at GPL on Sun. Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with 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, a used book sale, and a donut sale will also be featured. Café con Mel is open Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m with beverages, breakfast, lunch and snack items to fuel your visit.
October is “The Haunting of Hill House” Month. All are welcome for a showing of “The Haunting” (rated PG-13), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson and Owen Wilson, on Tues. Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is open for November’s Fright Club theme, “Frankenstein,” with kit pick up slated for Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
Bring your creativity to the Library on Wed. Oct. 25 from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. All ages are encouraged to drop in during that timeframe and use a variety of arts and crafts supplies to create your very own masterpiece.
Investigating Ghosts and the Paranormal
Get into the “spirit” of Halloween with this fascinating presentation on Wed. Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. We’ll learn how a paranormal investigator uses critical thinking, observation, and equipment to attempt to explain supernatural phenomena. Our presenter is Gary Robusto, founder of the Tri-City NY Paranormal Society and the New York Bigfoot Society, with 24 years of hands-on experience as a paranormal researcher. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, National Geographic, the Travel Channel, and Destination America, among others. Please register on the Events Calendar at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Cybersecurity and You
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Cyber attacks and fraud scams have increasingly targeted individuals, especially seniors. We’ll all benefit from the information shared by from FBI Special Agent Samantha Baltzersen about the latest cyber threats affecting our area. Topics to be covered on Thurs. Oct. 26 at 6:00 p.m. include new tactics criminals are using to steal money through social engineering and cyber attacks; positive and negative aspects of Artificial Intelligence; and how AI is changing cyber crime. Learn best practices to protect yourself by registering online for this informative in-person presentation.
Live Virtual Author Talk
On Thurs. Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m., bestselling author John Irving chats about “The Last Chairlift” – his latest, and self-proclaimed final, long novel – and about his prolific body of work and a lifetime spent writing. Irving’s first novel was published when he was just 26 years old. He has gone on to be nominated for a National Book Award three times and won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Please register online for this live virtual author talk, concluding with a Q&A session. Live virtual author talks are presented 2-3 times per month, and are recorded and accessible on our website for later viewing.
Computer Coach: Apple Products
Coach Robin is ready to assist with Apple products! Devices covered include Apple computers; Apple TV; Apple Watches; iPads; and iPhones. One-on-one appointments with Robin last one hour and are available on Fri. Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Please register online to reserve your customized appointment.
Drug Take Back Day
GPL and the GPD team up every spring and fall for Drug Take Back Day, facilitating safe, anonymous disposal of prescribed and non-prescribed substances. This drive-through event will be held in the Library’s side parking lot on Sat. Oct. 28 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Guidelines:
– Please put all medications (controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances; pet meds) in a bag, if possible, and remove labels
– Put bagged medications where you can easily access them, while remaining in your vehicle
– Drive through to the drop-off point and follow the officers’ instructions.
No sharps or syringes can be accepted.
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.