Teens ages 11 – 15 are welcome to join us for Holiday snacks and fun in your PJ’s! Stop in if you have any questions or call us at 518-664-4646
No need to register! Everyone is welcome!
David Sedaris’s beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris’s tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (“Us and Them”); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (“Jesus Shaves”); what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm (“Let It Snow”); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (“Six to Eight Black Men”); what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like (“The Monster Mash”); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (“Cow and Turkey”).
The Instant New York Times Bestseller!
James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.
Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.
When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey.
A Street Cat Named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for 52 consecutive weeks and selling in 26 countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you’ve ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic.
When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
This instant classic about the power of love between man and animal has taken the world by storm and is guaranteed to be a huge hit with American fans as well.
Laurie will be offering 1:1 assistance to adults who need help using computers. Limited half-hour sessions will be available each month and registration is required.
The schedule for January 2018 is as follows:
Tuesday, January 16th – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Monday, January 22nd – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 30th – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Give us a call if you’d like a spot!
Ages 5+ are invited to paint a canvas – We will have some examples if you need some inspiration. Registration is required. Give us a call at 518-664-4646 or stop in!
We are looking for new members with an interest in digital photography – No need to own your own camera! Come in and learn about photography and see others’ work. No registration required.
Bring whatever project you’re working on and join in on the conversation!
Sarah Parendo of Young Living Essential Oils will present a workshop. Each participant will be making their own project using Young Living Oils.
Adults are welcome to register by calling us at 518-664-4646.
The fee for this project will be $5.
Learn to Save a Life!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded states grants as part of the State Targeted Response to the opioid epidemic. One of the NYS initiatives as part of the grant focuses on addressing opioid overdose related fatalities in counties showing very high rates of overdose deaths and ER visits related to opioid abuse.
This initiative will involve the training of first responders and other likely witnesses of such events what to do in overdose situations.
Participants will increase their understanding and awareness, ability to identify risk factors, recognize signs of overdose, and learn proper protocols in administering Naloxone.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Registration is required. Please call us at 518-664-4646 to reserve your spot.
Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”
Materials included. Registration required.
Call us at 518-664-4646 to reserve your spot!
Herbalist Margo Mullein will prepare for you a delightful journey of the senses! This is a touch and taste workshop where you will learn to make an Herbal Chai Infusion using fresh, dry plant material. As we sip the prepared infusions, we’ll discuss the many roles which tea and plant infusions have played throughout history. Register today!
Field Goods brings you fresh food from local farms here to the Library year round. Simply choose your order size and specify us for your drop-off location. For more information, visit www.field-goods.com Use promo code: FundAFarmer for $5 off!
In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph–a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.
It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love–with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.
Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.
A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea’s ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il’s reign
Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime.
Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don’t know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn’t share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged.
Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world’s most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls “soldiers and slaves.”
Over the years, things and memories accumulate. Is it time to get organized and downsize? You may want to do this ‘just because’ or to move to a smaller space. Join us to learn tips and pare down and simplify.
Please call us at 518-664-4646 to register.