Cookbook Club: Campfire Favorites
Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m.
It’s camping season, which means it is time to look for some new meal ideas outside the same ole’ hot dogs and hamburgers. Choose any grill-friendly or picnic recipe from the library’s extensive cookbook collection — or stop at the Information Desk to select a recipe from our cookbook of the month.
Don’t forget to bring a serving utensil, and a copy of the recipe you made! Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Film Noir Series
Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
Lenny Zapala — film expert and director of the Menands Library — returns this summer and fall to host a Lizabeth Scott, Queen of Noir film series. Many of Hollywood’s best actresses have given brilliant performances as noir heroines; however, only one actress seemed to be made of noir and noir only — Lizabeth Scott.
Up next: “Dead Reckoning” (1947) directed by John Cromwell. Producer Hal Wallis learns that Bogart’s upcoming noir at Columbia with Rita Hayworth has been held up. Wallis offers Liz to step in. Now we will know if she will be the next Bacall.
Star Wars Night
Friday, July 26 7 p.m.
The force will be with you at this all ages event for Star Wars fans. Enjoy a flight simulator, cosplay, snacks, photo booth, trivia, and games for the whole family! Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Capital District Genealogical Society: Using Original Records
Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m.
This program highlights records in the Archives’ collection that are helpful for genealogy, including wills, estate files (probate records,) naturalizations, and deeds. We will also cover strategies for locating record repositories, and illustrate how original records can help genealogists get past “brick walls.” Presented by Jackie Graziano.