Cliff Brucker, jazz drummer and pianist, and his exceptional sextet, Full Circle, will perform classic jazz standards and original compositions at the Guilderland Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. This event is part of the library’s Sunday Concert Series.
Full Circle includes Leo Russo, tenor and alto sax; Larry Ham, piano; Dylan Canterbury, trumpet and flugelhorn; Mike Novakowski, guitar; Otto Gardner, bass. Individually, the six musicians have performed with both local and legendary jazz artists; together, they recently recorded the eponymous album, “Full Circle” — “an exceptional and satisfying recording,” notes one jazz reviewer.
Teens: It’s time to tell us your story. The deadline for the 2017 Teen Winter Writing Contest is Monday, Feb. 13, by 9 p.m.
Submit your piece via email to TeenWinterWriting@gmail.com. The categories are:
• Grades 6 – 8, Poetry
• Grades 6 – 8, Fiction or Nonfiction Prose
• Grades 9 – 12, Poetry
• Grades 9 – 12, Fiction or Nonfiction Prose
Full details at www.guilpl.org/teenwriting.
3 Little Birds
Join local librarian and former Kindermusik teacher Josalyn Wilder at GPL on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m., for “3 Little Birds: Music, Movement & Storytime,” a fun-filled program of music and literacy activities geared toward children ages 5 and under. No registration necessary; drop in whenever you’re able. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
February’s Pinterest Wins event on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., celebrates our gal pals!
Bring your gal pal (mom, daughter, co-worker, next-door-neighbor) to a night of Valentine’s Day-inspired crafting for all ages. There will even be a dessert waffle bar.
Please register each member of your squad — do it online at www.guilpl.org, by phone at 456-2400, ext. 2, or in person at either the Information Desk or the Children’s Desk.
Find out “what’s the matter” at our next fun-filled STEM program at GPL on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3:30 p.m.
Ideal for kids ages 4 through 7, this program explores the world around us through books, experiments, activities and crafts. Lots of hands-on learning for everyone.
Please register by calling 456-2400, ext. 4, or go online to www.guilpl.org and use the Events & Registration Calendar.
Better Books Sale
Fight the Gloom Period Blahs with a new book! There are bargains galore on books, CDs, DVDs and more at the Guilderland Public Library’s next Better Books Sale on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Good hunting!
— Mark Curiale