Guilderland Library Notes for Thursday, August 1, 2013

Researching Native American genealogy presents some very special concerns, many of which will be addressed by professional genealogist Vicki Welch at the Guilderland Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m.

Ms. Welch will describe the unique resources to use if you want to research your possible Native American ancestry. Ms. Welch is an author and historical researcher and has worked for the Nipmuck, Mohegan, and Paugusett Tribes on their Federal Recognition projects. She will also provide some insight into French Canadian ancestry. Bring all your questions.

Please register for this class by calling 456-2400, ext. 2.

Kindergarten boot camp

Get your youngsters set for kindergarten by bringing them to the library’s Kindergarten Boot Camp, which is a lot gentler and encouraging than it sounds. This is such a popular program that three sessions will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and another two on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Starting kindergarten is a special and exciting time for parents and children. This is a wonderful introductory, fun-filled experience where soon-to-be kindergarteners can develop their kindergarten readiness skills and celebrate this important milestone.

This program is for children starting kindergarten in September 2013 and a parent or caregiver.  Call 456.2400, ext. 4 to register for one of these boot camps.

 Reading records due 

Here’s a quick reminder for the hundreds of young readers who are part of this year’s Summer Reading Club: your reading records are due at the library on Friday, Aug. 9.  We suggest you drop them off when you come to that day’s Dig Into Reading concert with Tom Sieling, at 2 p.m.

First Friday Family movie, The Scroungers

Have you ever misplaced anything? Maybe you didn’t misplace it.  Maybe it was borrowed by four-inch high people who live peacefully under the floorboards of your home.  That’s the premise of our First Friday Family Film that shows at 7 p.m., on Aug. 2. The movie tells the story of these “borrowers” who take great pains to go undetected as they ingeniously procure and live off of borrowed items. An inquisitive young boy discovers that these wee scroungers have made themselves at home in his house.

This movie is rated PG.  We can assure you that no borrowers will take your free popcorn during the movie. 

 Library info

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