Babies welcome! Parents and grandparents who reside in the Guilderland Central School District are welcome to pick up a “Welcome Baby Bag.”
They contain literature for parents about early literacy, brain development, library services and fun things for babies, such as a new board book, baby maraca, and more. There is a one bag per baby/household limit, while supplies last.
The bags were sponsored by NBT Bank Guilderland, and the maracas were donated by Ms. Erin Lancraft.This is just part of our effort to increase services to children and caregivers ages birth-age 2.
In the past year and a half, we’ve hosted sensory playtimes for babies, parent social hours, and child development experts covering topics such as sleep, nutrition, routines, and soothing crying infants. We’ve also increased our family literacy offerings for babies.
Baby Bounce (birth to 18 months) is offered Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Waddler Time (for new walkers up to 24 months) is offered Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies are also welcome at our ever-popular 3 Little Birds Music and Movement class on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. This program resumes May 3.
I Heart Art
Tweens and teens are invited to push the boundaries of creativity and construct their best (or worst) “disasterpiece” on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
You may be pleasantly surprised by how much you enjoy the process (bad art = good fun), and pleased with the final result!
On Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m., grades 2-5 are invited to Meet the Impressionists.
We’ll learn about prominent artists of this style, then participants can try their hand at an impressionist-style painting. Please register for both programs online, by phone or in person.
For the past 18 months, we’ve listened to over 2,100 citizens of Guilderland voice their opinions on the library’s needs, and now our May 21 referendum is fast approaching. Come to an open meeting to hear about the final proposal—how it will meet present and future community needs, and what it will cost if approved.
Library Director Tim Wiles, Architect Paul Mays, and Library Board members will present this information and answer your questions Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Board of Trustees meeting
All are welcome to attend our Board of Trustees meetings. The next regular business meeting occurs Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in our Tawasentha Room.
Please note that no library programs are scheduled for Friday, April 19 or Saturday, April 20, due to Passover. The library will be closed Sunday, April 21 for Easter.
Join us on Wednesday, April 24 at 3 p.m. (vacation week) for a special kid-friendly edition of our popular Cookbook Club: Cooking With Your Kids!
Select a recipe from “America’s Test Kitchen: The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs or Good Housekeeping: Kids Cook!” at our Information Desk, then bring your dish to the library to share. Sample everyone’s creations too!
One lucky participant will win a copy of the cookbook of their choice. For grades 3-8 with an adult; please pre-register.
How much Disney knowledge lurks beneath your mouse ears? Come find out at Disney Trivia Night on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Assemble your team (up to five people, with at least one person age 16+) to compete for top honors on a night of family fun during April vacation week.
Feel free to bring dinner as food for thought; Disney costumes encouraged! Register for online, by phone or in person.
“Miracle Met” Art Shamsky
Meet Art Shamsky of the 1969 World Series Champion Miracle Mets and co-author Erik Sherman on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., featuring their book, “After the Miracle: the Lasting Brotherhood of the 1969 Mets.” Catapulting from “Lovable Losers” to World Series Champions in an improbably magical season no one saw coming, this is a rags-to-riches story that every Mets fan—and every baseball fan—will appreciate.
Mr. Shamsky will sign copies of the book, priced at $30, plus one other item for anyone who has also purchased a book. Please register online, by phone or in person.
— Luanne Nicholson