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Farmers’ Market Every Monday, Rain or Shine, 4-7 Now Through October 2

The list of vendors for the Mechanicville Library’s Farmers Market now includes

  • Carpenter Farms – Veggies, Fruits, Baked Goods, Flowers, Eggs, Herbs, Alabu Soap, Pampered Chef
  • Santa’s Attic & Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen – Yogurt and Herbs
  • Lisa NeJame – Silver Jewelry
  • Mountain Winds Farms – Maple Products
  • Bruce Daigle – Honey and Eggs
  • Blue Beard Hot Sauces – Artisanal Hot Sauces, flavors that are not only hot, but also complex
  • The Thoughtful Gardner – 100% soy candles
  • Crow Hill Country Crafts and Primitives

We also have live entertainment by Mechanicville native Frank Murray. Frank has been performing at what he considers truly unique places across New York. He mixes his soulful down home music with the good vibes of the venue. Featuring elements of blues, R & B, and folk, you can expect him to perform covers from The Grateful Dead to Van Morrison, to his own originals. He is currently working on another solo album of all original material, expected to be out summer 2017. Frank’s music will also be available for sale at the market. For more information on Frank and his music, visit: facebook.com/frankmurraymusic

 

 

Free Flu Shot Clinic – September 22 11am – 12:30pm

Rite Aid Pharmacy will be at the Library administering flu vaccines. The vaccine is free with a valid medical insurance card.

RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE: Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Come try different types of tea and enjoy jelly sandwiches and fingerfoods. We’ll play the movie Alice in Wonderland and have themed decorations. Please stop or call the Library at 518-664-4646 to register.

Children’s Author Air Force Maj. Amanda Coonradt – Special Story Time and Book Signing – September 25 at 4:00

Let’s take a journey to Antarctica with Air Force Amanda! She’s a Navigator on the Air Force’s coolest plane, the LC-130. Learn about the continent of Antarctica, first explorers, wildlife and science exploration! To find out more about Air Force Amanda, visit www.airforceamanda.com

 

 

Introduction to Meditation – September 25 at 6:30

Meditation is a practical and effortless tool that helps to immediately bring your mind, body, and spirit back to a space of serenity, happiness, clear thinking, intuitive knowing, and deep peace. We will discuss what meditation is, how you can use mantras for deep meditation, as well as when and where is best to meditate. This event includes a guided mantra meditation.

Please note, there is a registration fee of $5 to attend this class. Please stop by the library or call us at 664-4646 to sign up.

For Ages 11-15: Celebrate Your fREADom – September 25 at 6:30

Celebrate your fREADom with a night of crafts and games inspired by ‘banned’ books. Please stop by the Library or call 518-664-4646 to register.

Transfiguration Circle: Presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium – September 27 at 6:30

A Transfiguration Circle is a gathering of people to practice transfiguration, which is the art of dropping the ego and fully embodying your Divine light through guided meditation and listening to a weekly lesson about transforming toxic thoughts, feelings, or situations into love. The procession is usually an opening prayer, discussion of of the weekly lesson, and then the guided transfiguration meditation. Transfiguration Circles hold a beautiful community atmosphere, create deep healing for the self and the world, reconnect you with your own Divine essence, and teach people how they can handle toxic energies with love and integrity.

There is a registration fee of $5/person to attend this program. Please stop by the Library or call 518-664-4646 to register.

Evening Book Discussion – September 27 at 7:00

Join us for a discussion of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zavin. A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.

Daytime Book Discussion – September 28 at 2:00

Join us for a discussion of The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. This book is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.

For Ages 11-15: STEAM Challenge – October 2 at 6:30

Are you creative? Do you like to build things? Let’s see who can make the coolest stuff out of our “junk drawer” bits and pieces!

Essential Oils Class – October 4 at 6:30

Join us for an essential oils make-and-take project, presented by Laura Marchese of Young Living Essential Oils. Class size is limited to 10, so please stop by or call the Library at 518-664-4646 to register.

Sign Language Club – October 4 at 6:30

Let’s get together to practice using our ASL (American Sign Language). Please note this is not an instructional program.

Lego Club – October 7 at 11:30

Come hang out and build some masterpieces with us at Lego Club! No registration required.

Kids’ Paint-A-Pic – October 7 at 12:30

For ages 5 and up. Please stop by the Library or call 664-4646 to register.

Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day – October 9

Free Social Security Workshop – October 11 at 6:00

Please join us for an exciting program designed to help pre-retirees (ages 55+) make more informed retirement decisions Topics include:

  • Why Social Security is a major women’s issue
  • Recent changes to legislation
  • How to avoid frequent claiming mistakes
  • The best time to claim benefits

Don’t miss out! Seating is limited! Please stop by the Library or call 518-664-4646 to register.

Photography Club – October 11 at 6:00

The Hudson River Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. This photography club is always looking for new people to join.  The group invites adults who are interested in digital photography.  For more information, please contact Mary Beth D’Aloia at painter@nycap.rr.com.

Special Salem, MA-Themed Book Club – October 16 at 7:00

Join us for a discussion of The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent. Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family’s deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

SOLD OUT! Bus Trip to Salem, MA – October 22

Join The Mechanicville District Public Library Friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 for a trip to Salem, MA.

Cost is $40 per seat, which must be paid at time of sign up. Signups are in person at the Library Circulation Desk.

We will leave at 6:00AM from the Library and return at 10:00PM

Give us a call at 518-664-4646 with any questions!

Thank you so much to our Friends Group for offering this event to the community!

For Ages 11-15: Teen Trivia Night – October 23 at 6:30

Think you’re the biggest nerd in town? Bring your friends along and put your knowledge to the test!

Messages from Heaven/Mediumship Demonstration – October 30 at 6:30

Presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium. Mediumship is the art of communicating with departed loved ones for guidance and healing. In this very special event, hosted by professional medium Garrett Jackson, you will learn simple and practical methods for keeping in touch with your departed loved ones, and hearing their messages in daily life. Garrett will also give mediumship readings to several people in the audience.

Please note, there is a registration fee of $5 to attend this class. Please stop by the library or call us at 518-664-4646 to sign up.

For Ages 11-15: No Tricks, Just Treats – October 30 at 6:30

Do you like cupcakes? Want to decorate some cupcakes and then eat them? Join us!

New Services

Need help navigating your new Kindle and borrowing E-books? We can help!  Please call to make an appointment with Melissa at 664-4646.

Did you write a Minecraft story with Mark Cheverton? Share your stories with him here!

Calling all homeschoolers! The Mechanicville Library now offers FastForWord computer program which follows the Common Core Curriculum. This will be a ten week session with space for twenty students.  Click on the following link to check the program out; http://www.scilearnglobal.com/the-fast-forword-program/. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Michelle Duell at 664-4646 or mduell@sals.edu.