The results of the Times Union’s “Best of the Capital Region 2017” are in and we are so excited to say The William K. Sanford Town Library has been voted the best library! We are honored to win this award again. Here’s what the Times Union had to say, “A bursting-at-the-seams quality can be felt in this well-used venue just off the Northway. With its meeting space, kids activity room and two-tiered supply of books, it can accommodate a lot of what Colonie residents need as it continually shifts to keep up with changing technology.” And, Colonie was voted best suburb! Thank you to everyone who voted!
Huge Book, DVD, and CD Sale
Mark your calendar: the Friends of the Library will be having a HUGE Used Book, DVD, and CD Sale at the library on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Stedman Room. In order to prepare for the sale we are looking for donations — prior to Friday, April 28 — of gently used books, DVD’s, and CD’s. Please, no textbooks or materials with dates like Almanacs or Encyclopedias.
Why Wait for the Crisis?: Out-of-Home Care for Seniors
Come learn about out-of-home senior healthcare. Topics range from hospital stays that lead to out-of-home health care scenarios, rehabilitation, assisted living options, nursing home options and costs and funding for all. The presenters include Caitlin St. George, Community Liaison, The Eddy Visiting Nurse Association and Deborah Hanish-Schreyer, L.M.S.W., Geriatric Care Management. Following the presentation, audience members will be able to approach any of the professionals and ask specific questions. Wednesday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bringing Back the Bald Eagle
In the spring of 2015 the oldest known bald eagle was recovered dead as a road kill. It was one of the first bald eagles released in the reintroduction program conducted by the NYSDEC. George Steele worked on the hacking team that worked with that bird. Join him as he tells the story of the decline and reestablishment of the bald eagle in those early years through a slide illustrated presentation. Presented by the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club on Monday, May 1 at 7 p.m.
Doulagiver Discussion on Death and Dying
Death touches each and every one of us, whether we have aging parents, are aging ourselves, or have a loved one or neighbor who is nearing end of life. Join us, on Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the library’s Alcove, as we share experience and knowledge, as well as explore our fears surrounding dying. This is an open forum in which we open the conversation regarding death in a supported environment. The discussion group will be held monthly, with a new topic discussed at every meeting. The first topic of discussion will be “Starting the Conversation With Family and Loved Ones.” The group will be lead by Jennifer Schindler, RN. Jennifer has eleven years experience as a Registered Nurse with over eight years of experience in Home Care Nursing. She is also a Certified End of Life Doula and Doulagiver Care Consultant. Reservations are required. Call the information desk at 810-0314 to register.
Museum Passes Available for Checkout
Art, science, technology, and history. We have a great selection of museums in our region – and here at the library, we can get you in for free! From the miSci Museum to the Clark Institute, MassMOCA, the USS Slater, and more, our selection of museum passes provide you (and often a certain number of family members) with free admission to various attractions. Come peruse our selection of passes in person, or search “Museum Pass” in our catalog to see all we have to offer. Questions? Give the Information Desk a call at 810-0314.
Michael Hallisey is Managing Editor of Spotlight Newspapers.