This month, we’re looking back 100 years to 1920 and the Prohibition Era.
The 18th Amendment prohibiting intoxicating liquors proved difficult to enforce, as bootlegging and speakeasies fueled the underground market.
Historically, Prohibition is fascinating – from its political and religious origins, to groups that vigorously opposed it, to its impact on social mores.
We hope you’ll join us to mark this intriguing centennial with the following programs.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., Health and Wellness Coach Rhonda Allen will cover key strategies for shopping smart, empowering us to master the grocery store, nutrition and our wallets.
Please register online, by phone or in person.
Kids in grades two through five: make dancing snakes, gummy bear catapults and other fun projects that demonstrate the importance and power of energy at our next Saturday STEAM, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Please register online, by phone or in person.
Richard F. Hamm, a history professor who has studied Prohibition for more than 35 years and is co-editor of a forthcoming book, Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth About America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade, will cover some of the common myths and misunderstandings about Prohibition, the 13-year failed “noble experiment.” On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m., beyond debunking, he will explain how Prohibition became such an important policy goal and was added to the Constitution.
Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Join Miss Rebecca on a weekly themed adventure filled with songs, rhymes, dance, and more, Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. This program is for children ages two through five with a caregiver. Guilderland Library patrons may register by calling 518-456-2400, ext. 4.
T(w)een and Parent Night
Join us for our new monthly event. Kids in grades five through nine and a parent/guardian — enjoy night out with dessert and a fun activity on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. We’ll explore bullet journals, a creative and artistic way to combine a planner, to-do list, goal tracker, and diary. Register online, by phone or in person.
Take a Break Teen Reader Boxes
If you’re in grades eight through 12, sign up for a personalized Take a Break Teen Reader Box for February School Break! You’ll get a library book selected especially for you to check out, and an advanced reader paperback book to keep, plus some fun surprises. Return your box and sign up again for an April Break box!
— Luanne Nicholson