Bring whatever project you’re working on and join in on the conversation!
Wednesday day, March 28th at 4:30pm. Stay tuned for details!
Aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses can learn how to build a WordPress Website, access resources through their library, and meet other business-people during the Mechanicville Library’s Libraries Mean Business workshop.
“Thriving businesses are essential to our community’s long term sustainability,” said Michelle Duell, Director of Mechanicville Library. ” We want to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to help our local businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.”
This workshop will be led by Sarah McFadden of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and walk participants through the first steps of setting up a WordPress-powered website and provide some essential tips for designing, updating, and protecting online content. Learn about the full range of traditional resources through our library, and network with colleagues during this hands-on workshop.
Participants will have a functional WordPress site to further develop on their own, a deeper understanding of the free resources available to them, and a network of professionals in the area at the end of this workshop!
No Experience is neccessary, but you’ll need an email account before the workshop. Ask for help at the circulation desk if you need assistance.
Support for this program comes from the Southern Adirondack Library System and funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.
Come in or give us a call to register!
Know a little sign language? Want to meet up and practice with others? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30. In the event of inclement weather, please check back.
No registration required!
The Friends of the Library play an important role in the success of our Library:
Our Friends raise funds for projects and acquisitions above and beyond the general Library budget. Some of their fundraising activities have included:
Annual Garage Sale
Each year the Friends do more and more for the Library, whether through hands-on help or in-kind support. They have made many contributions such as sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration, Dedication in memory of Laura Fisher of a Smart TV and Xbox One for our Children’s area, Bike Racks, our Electronic Sign, many children’s programs and our Books For Babies Program.
Each Friend is a walking advertisement for the Library, helping to spread the word about our programs and activities, and reinforcing our importance to the community.
How Can I Become a Friend?
The Friends meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in the Library. You are welcome to attend one of these meetings to decide if you would like to devote your time and talents to the great cause! Bring a Friend with you!
How Much of My Time Will Be Involved?
That is entirely up to you. We know that everybody’s lives are busy, particularly if you have young children to care for. But even just an hour or two a month will go a long way toward helping your Library grow and offer more programs and services to the Mechanicville community!
All taxpayers must bring:
Social Security Cards for all household members
Federal and State income tax returns for 2016
Proof Of Health Insurance coverage for all household members
The Friends Of The Mechanicville Library will be hosting a bus trip this Spring to Quincy Market in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 28th. We will depart from the Library at 7AM and leave Quincy Market at 7PM, returning to Mechanicville around 10PM.
The cost will be $40 per person, payable upon registration.
Laurie will be offering 1:1 assistance to adults who need help using computers. Limited half-hour sessions will be available each Tuesday and registration is required.
Give us a call if you need a little help!