Literacy NY Greater Capital Region needs new literacy volunteers for the 2019-20 school year. Training consists of an orientation, three self-paced online modules, and a post-training follow-up class in two parts at GPL: Sat. July 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sat. August 3 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Once trained, you’ll be paired with an adult who is learning English or improving their literacy skills. To register or for more information, please contact Christina Darling at [email protected]
Senior Scam Prevention
Older adults are often targets of insidious scams, with potentially disastrous results. Join us Mon. July 8 at 10:30 a.m. for an informative panel discussion providing strategies to help protect yourself and family members who may be at risk. Topics include: handling robo-calls; spotting common elder scams and crimes; recognizing suspicious activity; and staying protected on smart devices. This event is sponsored by: Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, Senator George Amedore, Town of Guilderland, Guilderland Police Department, Guilderland Public Library, Better Business Bureau Upstate New York, and Kean Computing.
Fascinating Falcons and More
Wildlife enthusiasts of all ages: be here Mon. July 8 at 2 p.m.! Joyce Perry of Whispering Willow Wildcare will conduct an informative presentation with live falcons and other rescued birds of prey, covering various aspects of wild animal rescue. Registration is required for this family-friendly event – online, by phone or in person.
Little Lego: Summer Edition
Little Lego Club for Grades K-3 continues on Mon. July 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Unleash your imagination and creativity, building on your own or collaborating with a friend. We’ll display your finished product in the library for all to see! Duplo is offered for younger siblings. Please register online, by phone or in person.
Family Fun Summer Storytime
Starting July 9, join us Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for books, songs, rhymes, puppets, music and movement and more sensational summer fun! This storytime runs through Thurs. Aug. 15. For babies to age 5 with a caregiver; older siblings welcome.
Walk-Through Solar System
On Tues. July 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., experience a full immersion walk-through of our solar system for all ages! This glow-in-the-dark simulated spacewalk will guide you past planets, moons, asteroids, constellations and comets. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be an astronaut, this visual representation might just transport your imagination to outer space. No registration needed, but do allow yourself time to explore the exhibit.
Poetry in the Garden
Discover your leanings as a nature poet with “Poetry in the Garden,” a five-week course held in our backyard (weather allowing) Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., starting July 9. We’ll learn how poetry often uses nature as a metaphor for the human experience and hone our observational skills as we compose prose on elements of the natural world. In case of bad weather, we’ll meet in the Tawasentha Room. This course is conducted by Susan Comninos, a widely published poet and a college-level creative writing instructor. Plan to meet 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, and 8/6, at 6 p.m. Please register online, by phone or in person. Space is limited.
Solar Science with CMOST
Curious kids are invited to conduct hands-on experiments with experts from the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) on Wed. July 10 at 2 p.m., covering how sunlight helps plants grow, warms our earth and generates power. Grades 1-3. Please register online, by phone or in person.
Galaxy T-Shirt Painting
Fabric painting opens up opportunities for transforming your wardrobe. Join the fashionable fun on Wed. July 10, at 7 p.m.
— Luanne Nicholson