When young readers come to GPL for the Summer Reading Sign-Up & Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m., they’re going to meet some really special Super Scoopers!
Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., and Assemblymember Pat Fahy will scoop and serve, as will Albany County Legislator Dennis Feeney and Town Supervisor Peter Barber. Fort Hunter Past Fire Chief Bob Pagnotti will keep things cool, while Pineview Community Church Pastor Bill Smith ministers to your ice-cream needs. Extending their outreach to include ice cream will be Lieutenant Eric Batchelder and Officers Patty Stallmer and Matt Hanzalik of GPD’s Community Outreach Team. And a really big thank you to Stewart’s Shops for donating the ice cream.
Ice cream cones are fun, but reading is fundamental. And that’s the whole point of our “Libraries Rock!” theme, to drive home the importance of reading and libraries. We have a wonderful summer planned, one packed with activities, crafts, programs and, of course, books. See you Thursday!
Jazz Concert at GPL
Enjoy a family concert sure to awaken your ears, enliven your heart, and get you up and dancing! At GPL on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m., Heard will present their original and traditional world music repertoire, with influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Middle East, and places in between and points beyond. Their multimedia concert will be interactive, so be prepared to move, groove, and learn something new about our world and its diverse soundscape.
Let’s help save lives on July 3
On Tuesday, July 3, from 1 to 6 p.m., let’s roll up our sleeves and help save lives!
The Library is proudly partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a July Blood Drive. Each pint of blood collected that day can help save up to three lives, and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. We are very excited about the drive, and hope you are, too.
New blood donors are needed every day to save the lives of patients who depend on the generosity of volunteer donors. Help patients in need by joining the #MissingType movement. Without blood types A, B and O-Negative, we can’t save anybody.
It’s not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving impact. Let’s blow this out of the water!
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
— Mark Curiale