The Brixology engineers from Mad Science are here to help as you create your very own walking insect machine! Put your creature to the test and see if you can make it climb up the steepest branch and crawl over obstacles! Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for grades 3 to 5. Please register online or by phone.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong
These two forms of gentle exercise were developed more than 1,000 years ago in China. The practices help strengthen and relax muscles and joints—and is excellent for fall prevention. Rich Goodhart will present the course on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. Please register online or by phone. We thank the Albany Guardian Society for their help in presenting this recurring program.
Call 2-1-1 to make a Tax Appointment
Beginning on Jan. 14, you can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment to have trained, IRS-certified volunteers prepare your federal and NYS tax returns. United Way’s 2-1-1 call center opens Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. to schedule appointments, which can occur on Saturdays or Mondays between Feb. 4 and April 8. Please be patient, as phone lines may be busy. Please do not call the library—we will only refer you to 2-1-1.
Teen Tech Time
Did you acquire a new electronic device over the holidays, but you are still working out the kinks and learning how to use it? If so, then the teen tech time volunteers are here for you Tuesdays, including Jan. 15 and 22, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Get free one-on-one tech help from a Guilderland High School National Honor Society student! Please register online or by phone. If you can’t make this time slot, we have other dates and times available with adult computer coaches.
Better Books Sale
On Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come in and pick up some bargain books! While books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale in our lobby Book Nook every day, dedicated volunteers are always busy curating the best new donated titles for first offering at the monthly Better Books Sale! We thank those volunteers—and you—the customers!
Jane Austen Tea Party
Tea and treats will be served on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and we will hear a talk by local expert Dr. David Shapard, author of the annotated editions of Austen’s novels.
Every 56 days, most of us can give blood to the American Red Cross, which of course uses it to save lives. So, every 56 days, we have a blood drive here at GPL! Our next drive will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, from noon to 6 p.m. Feel free to visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or try being a walk-up donor if you’d prefer. The life you save may be your own, or that of one of your friends, neighbors, or loved ones. Or it may just be a fellow human being to whom you have no (previous) connection. There is an urgent need for blood donations at this time.
— Tim Wiles