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The Library’s Board of Trustees is exploring a renovation of the library’s 26-year-old building. Over the past year, there has been a wealth of public-input sessions, so it is now time for the board to show you where things stand with plans and concepts.
While the plan is not final, and has not yet been voted on by the board, public feedback at this stage is vital. You are encouraged to attend one of two public presentations being held on Wednesday, April 11, one at 3 p.m., the other at 7 p.m. Both address the same content, a review of current plans and on a possible renovation of the library.
The Guilderland Public Library’s Board of Trustees will hold a public presentation on the library’s proposed 2018-2019 Budget on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the library’s Tawasentha Room. This presentation will be followed, at 7 pm, by the board’s regular monthly business meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.
Meet the author
New York Times bestselling author, Andrea J. Buchanan — whose latest work is the multimedia young adult novel “GIFT” – will speak at the Guilderland Public Library on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, and the Guilderland Library.
Buchanan is the co-author of the million-selling “The Daring Book for Girls” series, an empowering set of how-to manuals for girls with a sense of adventure. Her multimedia YA novel, “GIFT,” a sci-fi story that comes with its own fully playable Minecraft map, was name one of Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2012.
Before becoming a writer, Buchanan trained as a pianist, earning a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and a master’s from the San Francisco Conservatory. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
TimeOut (for Parents!)
Every parent has been there: Your baby is crying, you have no clue how to soothe him/her, and you’d give anything to have someone tell you how to stop it. (So every new parent should come to Time Out for Parents! at the library on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.) As frustrating as crying is, simply understanding why babies do it can take some of the stress out of the situation. And fortunately, there are several things you can do to calm your baby—and make both of you feel better.
Join us for another Parent Education Mixer, where St. Peter’s Health Partners will discuss tips to soothe your crying baby, followed by a discussion on infant growth, development and mindful parenting tools and techniques with Becky Morris, MS, and L.M.T from BodyWork Professionals. Come relax and learn parent tips and tricks! Refreshments will be provided.
Geared for Parents of children ages infant – 6 months. This program is for adults only. Please arrange childcare for children.
Downsizing for Seniors
Learn how to prepare your home and your life for changes, relocations, new needs, other accommodations, and the process of sorting, downsizing and/or relocating, when you come to GPL on Thursday, April 5, at 2 p.m., for a very important class, Downsizing for Seniors.
“Call Sheilah! Your Personal Concierge and Senior Move Specialist,” who will present the class, is an award winning local business, serving the Capital Region’s busiest retirees, professionals, and all those people who need an extra set of hands (or two) to manage “downsizing”. She offers tips and tricks for handling this daunting task that has multiple moving parts and requires the skills of a “solutionist.” Please register for this presentation by calling (518) 456-2400, ext 3, or going online to www.guilderlandlibrary.org.
Secrets of Maple Sugaring
Why does the sap from a tree taste so sweet? And how does that sap get turned into maple syrup? It’s simple, really, and this is the best time of year to find out! Come to GPL on Friday, April 6, at 2 p.m. For children in PreK to grade 2. Please register by calling (518) 456-2400, ext 4.
— Mark Curiale