Altamont Library Notes for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer’s either getting warmer or wetter, but it can’t seem to make up its mind on which it wants to be. With any luck, we won’t have too many more hot baths unleashed upon our unwitting town, heralded by giant lightning bolts two feet from our windows at 8 a.m.

As always, our Maker Mondays will be held with Lego, K’nex, Snap Circuits, and more on Monday at 2 p.m. If your kids haven’t caught up on their summer reading BINGO sheets, or tried to find Curious George, it’s about time they did!

Science Story Time

This Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m., our science story time for kids in pre-kindergarten to first grade will be devoted to counting and measuring.

We’ll share a pizza story, and make our own dough. Shaping it into a little man in a baker’s hat is optional.


A little later on Aug. 5, at 3 p.m., our hands-on science for kids in elementary school will be focusing on construction. Educators from Skidmore College will teach us about balance and the center of gravity.


Geared towards kids in second through fifth grades, this class, held on Friday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m., will conclude the summer’s revolting lessons with an alien autopsy

Dissect an alien, and record the results for science! Large black helicopters and intimidating government agents are encouraged to keep a safe distance.


This program for kids in sixth grade and up will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. Teens will teach basic computer skills like email and Facebook to willing students who hope not to be feeling too old by the end of the lesson.

Music in the park

For our last summer concert, on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., we’ll be listening to Swing Shift, a swing band with male and female vocalists, and a vast range of styles from the 1930s to the early ’50s. Dancing shoes are more than welcome.