Wednesday, Feb. 13
Crafternoons: Introduction to Paper Mosaic
Learn how to make beautiful mosaics the easy way with paper “tiles” at this craft event for adults 16-plus.
(Please note — this month only, we’re starting Crafternoons at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. so mark your calendars accordingly.)
This craft is mildly messy — please dress accordingly. Bring a pair of sharp scissors and a ruler or straight edge. All other materials provided. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Thursday Feb. 14
Noon Author Talk: Cohoes’ Herbert Hyde
Local resident Herb Hyde continues his memoirs about Troy and Cohoes in the 1950s and 60s with “Uncle John’s Diner (following College and Eighth and Herbie.)”
From the publisher: “The events recounted in the book describe a period of Herb’s life which was at times chaotic, socially reckless, and often undisciplined. But the story ends with redemption and finding true love. The book also provides insight into the work lives of people employed at a shirt factory in Cohoes, one of the last vestiges of a textile industry that profoundly shaped the city’s history and at one time employed a large portion of its citizens. There are stories of workplace camaraderie, pranks, conflict, and the struggles of working people striving to make ends meet. Reading “Uncle John’s Diner” is like meeting a friend at the local coffee shop down the street and being immersed in a good story. He vividly depicts life from decades ago as we get to know his younger self, Herbie, and his surroundings … With humorous dialogue and an obvious passion for his hometown area, he brings us on a nostalgic ride through the Capital Region while looking at local and national events.”
Program starts at 12:15 p.m.