Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.
Capital District Genealogy Society: World War I Records at the New York State Archives
Keith Swaney, senior archivist at the state Archives, will explore the Archives’ holdings on World War I that are useful for genealogy and local history. He will discuss military service records and records that document local communities efforts on the home front to support the war effort. He will describe how to locate both digitized and non-digitized records through the www.Ancestry.com New York portal and other state Archives finding aids and digital collections searches.
Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.
Town of Colonie Historical Society: The Immigrants That Built the Economy of 19th Century New York
A discussion of the importance of immigrant groups in the development of New York state as the economic powerhouse of the Union during the 19th Century. The Capital District provides a unique case study in the interpretation of ethnic backgrounds of the working class and the archaeological evidence of their important contributions. Presented by Jordon D. Loucks, PH.D., Anthropology Department, University at Albany.
Monday Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Free Movie Monday
Hot off our most requested DVD list, Atomic Blonde is an action flick starring Charlize Theron as an undercover MI6 agent sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Rated R. Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes. Registration is required. Call the information desk at 810-0314 or register online.
Monday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
Capital District Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) and county Environmental Management Councils (EMCs) advise municipal boards and agencies on environmental matters, conduct research, and contribute to local conservation policy and planning. This roundtable is a forum for CAC and EMC members to share successes and learn about the conservation efforts of neighboring communities.