The Guilderland Public Library and the Guilderland Police Department are teaming up to provide Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Library’s small parking lot.
This one-day collaborative effort between the DEA and state and local law enforcement agencies (and GPL, of course) focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.
Medications CANNOT be left at the library prior to Oct. 27. Medications may be turned in to police officers in the library’s small parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 only.
What CAN be disposed:
• Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances
• Medication in its original container or removed from its container and disposed of directly into the disposal boxes. (If an original container is submitted, be sure to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.)
What CANNOT be disposed:
• No sharps and syringes
Drug Take Back Day officials will not ask questions of nor request identification from anyone.
TimeOut (for Parents!): The Magic Years
TimeOut (for Parents!): The Magic Years (Setting Routines), a researched-based parent education program at the Library on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m., is provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County for parents/caregivers of children ages 0 – 4-years-old.
This program explores how routines and consistency in the home can lead to positive behavior outcomes for your children. You will understand how to set up (or better manage) routines surrounding bedtime, bathing, family meals, and toilet training. These proven parenting strategies are positive, supportive, and provide you with valuable information on best practices for you and your children. This program is for adults only. Please arrange childcare for children. Register by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3.
Flu Vaccine Clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy
Stay healthy this winter! Pharmacists from Rite Aid will be on hand at the Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a drop-in clinic to administer flu vaccines. Besides the regular vaccine, they will have the high-dose option for people ages 65 and older; and for the first time, the pharmacists will be able to vaccinate any child age 5 or older. Please bring your insurance card with you. If you do not have insurance, a vaccine costs $31.99. No need to register; just show up!
— Mark Curiale