Guilderland Library Notes for Friday, November 1, 2013

Put the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Cloris Leachman behind the animated antics of the prehistoric comedy that’s showing at the Guilderland Public Library on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., and you have a movie that kids are going to love  and cause adults to howl.

The plot is simple: After the cave that the world’s first family, the Croods called home is destroyed, the family must undertake the journey of a lifetime.  Here’s where the fun begins, the family travels over a spectacular landscape with the aid of an inventive boy.  Their outlook is changed forever.

The film is 98 minutes long; it’s rated PG because there’s a bit of scary action.  There’s free popcorn, so the scary bits shouldn’t be a problem.  In case you’re wondering, our Public Performance Site License prevents us from using the actual name of the movie in promotions, that is why we headlined this with a homophone.

Science enrichment for tweens

Tweens are encouraged to sign up for the Adventures in Earth Science program being held at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 2:30 p.m. There’s no school that day, so come on down!

 Students will practice science skills such as predicting, measuring, and observing with hands-on activities.

 This workshop is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Register by calling 456-2400 x 4, or online at


Tuesday, November 5, is Election Day, to determine where you are supposed to vote, go to the Albany County Board of Elections’ website at or call 487.5060. The library’s Helderberg Room will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for general election voting for Districts 6, 14, and 16.

Library info

 For more information about the library, call the library at 456-2400, or e-mail us at  The library is located at 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. Visit the library's website at Check out the “unofficial” library stuff at, follow the library on Twitter @GuilderlandLib, and get music information and free downloads on the library’s Freegal page. It all starts at