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Congress may be on recess until after Labor Day, but there are still ways you can stay involved in advocacy during the month of August!

Telling the FCC to Save Net Neutrality

There’s still time to submit a comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality! The deadline to submit a comment is August 16, 2017.

 Leave a Comment

Urging Congress to vote yes on library funding

We expect to see both the House and the Senate vote on their respectivespending bills this fall. Give your representative and senators a call at their district offices during August and remind them how important federal library funding is to you and your community.

 Send an Email

Asking your representative to sponsor the Congressional App Challenge

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition that aims to engage student creativity and encourage participation in STEM and computer science education. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their own original app. Students can’t enter the competition unless their representative agrees to participate in the challenge. Ask your representative to sign up!

 Send an Email

Looking for other ways to advocate for libraries? Consider writing a short letter to the editor of your local paper, scheduling a meeting with your elected officials, or starting a creative campaign in your library!

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
  • DiSiena Garden Center/Greenscapes – Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Natural Cleaners fertilizers & pesticides
  • Bruce Daigle – Honey and Eggs
  • Gomez Veggieville – Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs
  • Ragalo Family Farms, featuring pork chops, bacon, and sausage
  • Blue Beard Hot Sauces – Artisanal Hot Sauces, flavors that are not only hot, but also complex
  • The Thoughtful Gardner – 100% soy candles
  • Keegan’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice
  • Liberty Ridge – Blueberries from July 10-end of blueberry season

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 Tri-City Valley Cats Tickets!

Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up your voucher good for two free grandstand tickets tickets to the Tri-City Valley Cats Summer Reading Night – Monday, August 21

K-5 Summer Programs: July 14 and 28, and August 4, 11, and 18 at 3:00

We’ll have programs for K-5 every Friday at 3:00!

July 14 – Treat Elevators
July 21 – Cup Towers
July 28 – Catapults
August 4 – Building Birdhouses
August 11 – Build It Better Program Presented by Children’s Museum
August 18 – Wrap-Up Party

Teens and ‘Tweens Summer Programs: July 12, 19, and 26 and August 2, 9, and 16 at 6:00

We’ll have summer programs for teens and tweens every Wednesday at 6:00!

July 12 – 3-D Phone Cases
July 19 – Solar Ovens
July 26 – Cup Towers
August 2 – Hot Wheel Tracks
August 9 – Bottle Rockets
August 16 – Wrap-Up Party

Essential Oils Class – August 16 at 6:30

Make your own essential oils uplifting roller, presented by Laura Marchese of Young Living Essential Oils. Class size is limited to 10, so please stop by or call the Library at 664-4646 to register.

For Teens and ‘Tweens: Wrap-Up Party – August 16 at 6:00

We’ll set up the X-Box and/or PlayStation and play games. No registration required.

For K-5: Wrap-Up Party – August 18 at 3:00

We’ll have recognition for the Summer Reading Program, being awesome better-world-builders,  a visit from Abby the Therapy Dog, board games and PS2 games.

The Three Pigs Presented by the Puppet People – August 19 at 11:00

Come enjoy a performance of The Three Pigs presented by the Puppet People. This is also the last day to log your summer reading!

Introduction to Crystal Healing – August 28 at 6:30

This program is presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium. Crystals are powerful and loving friends that help create positive change in our lives. Each type of crystal has their own specific vibration and purpose. This event will introduce participants to the basics of working with crystals, and what crystals can be used for healing, romantic pursuits, manifesting abundance and clear intuition. This class includes a meditation to receive a personal message from the crystal realm.

Bringing a crystal to this event is optional but encouraged.

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.

 

Lego Club – September 2 at 9:00

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

Kids’ Paint-A-Pic – September 2 at 11:00

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

Sidewalk Chalk Art – September 2 at 12:00 – Weather Permitting

Come draw on the Library’s sidewalks with chalk to your heart’s content. Fun for all ages!

Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day – September 4

No Farmers’ Market September 4 – See You September 11!

Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no Farmers’ Market on September 4.

Crochet and Knitting at the Library – September 6 and September 18 at 6:00

Join the fun and share projects and advice.

Regular Hours Resume September 9

Effective Saturday, September 9, the Mechanicville District Public Library will be open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturdays.

For Ages 11-15: Getting to Know You Game Night – September 11 at 6:30

Kick off the new school year with a fun night of ice breakers and ‘Minute to Win It’ style games.

Clean Eating – September 11 at 6:30

Kimberly Henry will present on clean eating through Shaklee. No registration required.

Photography Club – September 13 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.

Reiki with Gina – September 18, 4-7

Gina will be available on a drop-in basis for mini-sessions of Reiki. Reiki is a natural healing and relaxation technique that can help physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a gentle and  non-intrusive way to open up the energy pathways in a person’s  body for optimum health.

Sign Language Club – October 2 at 6:30

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

Bus Trip to Salem, MA – October 22 – Trip Filled, Thank you!

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!

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.