Young reader in grades three through five are invited to register for a very special book party happening on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30 pm. The featured book – “Hilde Cracks the Case: Hero Dog” – was written and published last year when the author was only 11 years old!
Author Hilde Lysiak began writing her own newspaper when she was only 9. “Hero Dog” is Hilde’s first book, and she’s gone on to write several other books in the Hilde Cracks the Case series. So register for the book party by calling (518) 456-2400, ext 4, and come to the library and pick up your copy of “Hero Dog.” It’s yours to take home and read. Then come to GPL to celebrate this amazing YOUNG writer’s talent at our book party on Wednesday, March 28.
By the way, Ms. Lysiak and her books, and how she came to write them, is the subject of a charming New York Times profile – “Hilde Lysiak Reporter, Author, 10-Year-Old” – published October 31, 2017.
Concert: Gals Who Play Jazz Quintet
The Gals Who Play Jazz Quintet is performing a free concert at the Guilderland Library on Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm. This concert is a special project of professional jazz artists and friends featuring Peg Delaney (piano), Linda Ellen Brown (bass), Patti Melita (vocal), Kristina Johnson (sax), and Alyssa Falk Verheyn (drums).
Members of the group originally teamed up to create programs for Women’s History Month in public libraries, showcasing women composers and players of the jazz era. This full complement jazz ensemble will perform swinging, bluesy, bebop selections from the American Song Book and shimmering new melodies in the creative and improvisational idiom of jazz.
— Mark Curiale