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Basket Raffle

The Friends of the Mechanicville District Public Library are holding a raffle of ten gift baskets featuring Longaberger Mugs and Baskets. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Drawing will be held on April 22.

Sign Language Class – Beginning March 29 at 6:30

Come learn American Sign Language. Class will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. The session will run from March 29 to May 3. Participants will need to purchase a book for the course at time of sign-up. The cost of the book is $14.95. Class size is limited to 20 people. To register, please stop in or call the Library at 664-4646.

Evening Adult Book Discussion Group – March 29 at 7 pm

Join us for a discussion of Following Atticus by Tom Ryan.

Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities. Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to a close friend who died of cancer by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading Tom and Atticus across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

New Day Time Adult Book Discussion Group Starting March 30 at 2:00 pm


King Peggy
 by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana’s central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there’s no running water, no doctor, no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the town’s funds. To make matters worse, her uncle (the late king) sits in a morgue awaiting a proper funeral in the royal palace, which is in ruins. Peggy’s first two years as king of Otuam unfold in a way that is stranger than fiction. In the end, a deeply traditional African town is uplifted by the ambitions of its decidedly modern female king, and Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.

Lego Club – April 1 at 11:30 am

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

The Ghosts Among Us – April 5 at 6 pm

Northeast Paranormal Society has investigated hundreds of locations across the greater Northeast over the past twelve years. They will share some of the best evidence collected from these cases, many of which were documented here in the Capital District. Whether you have your own story to tell, or are just intrigued by the unknown, please join us and share your experiences with us.

Babysitter Training Class – April 21 at 12 pm

The Mechanicville District Public Library will be offering a Babysitter Training Class on Friday, April 21 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This class is presented by the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Emergency Corps. Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training (BLAST) is an American Academy of Pediatrics accredited program. The class is exciting and interactive and provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare.

Our instructor teaches students:

  • Child care fundamentals
  • Basic First Aid
  • Age Appropriate Activities

Class size is limited to 15 students and fills up fast! To sign up, please stop by or call the Mechanicville District Public Library at 518-664-4646.