The Guilderland Public will close on Tuesday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve, and be closed New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Library info

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

 

Come to the Guilderland Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., to enjoy a musical respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 

Suburban Sounds, will sing seasonal favorites, and some selections sure to become new favorites.  Their calming, peaceful, and entertaining renditions are just the thing to put the joy back into this joyful time.

Holiday hours

The library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve, and Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.  On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the library will close at 2 p.m. for New Year’s Eve, and be closed New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Library info

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

 

So, uh, you tweens out there:  Do you have a clue as to what you’re going to give the adults in your life this holiday season?  Just possibly, the staff at the Guilderland Public Library can help.

Come to the library on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., and learn how to Stitch a Gift!  You’ll find out how to make the coolest treasures (believe us; the folks will love it) by cross-stitching using plastic canvas, needle and yarn. Draw your own design, stitch it, and then turn it into a keychain or an ornament … or a gift.

Call us at 456-2400, ext. 4, and let us know you’ll be there.

Sisters

If the classic movie the library is showing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m., does not get you into the holiday spirit, then we don’t know what will. 

Think Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and sisters Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. (Throw in Dean Jagger and Mary Wickes for good measure.)  Add a failing Vermont inn, and the plot line of a successful song-and-dance team becoming romantically involved with a sister act, and you have two hours of warm and fuzzy moments.  It’s all about what happens one white Christmas.

The popcorn we serve just makes the whole experience a classic.

 Lego Club 

Our Li’l Lego Club for children in kindergarten through grade 2  meets on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m., in the story hour room. Young children will gather and create imaginative, wondrous “what-is-that?” structures with Legos.

 It’s all about imagination and creative play with friends. Bring your own bricks or create with ours. As usual, creations that you bring to show off will be kept separate from the library supplies. Please call 456-2400, ext. 4 so we can “block” out some space for you.

Monsters at your university?

 There probably weren’t monsters where you went to school, so if you want to find out what the experience would’ve been like, then you need to come to the First Friday film on Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this fun Disney/Pixar prequel.

Bus trip

 For all of you who’ve signed up for the Dec. 7, bus trip to New York City please come to the library well before the bus trip’s 7:30 a.m. departure time. The busses will leave at 7:30 a.m., sharp. Rosters showing what bus you’re on will be posted in front of the library.

Please park your car along the Western Ave. side of the parking lot; this makes it easier for our daily customers to use the library.

And, just a reminder that if you’re planning on visiting the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial, you need to know that you must make reservations ahead of time at www.911memorial.org/visit.  There is a nominal $2 processing charge per person.

 Library info

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

Tweens and teens are invited to have a blast at International Games Day at the Guilderland Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, by learning games played by kids their age in other countries.

Tweens own from 11 am to 12:30 pm, when they’ll be able to toss some Angry Birds at our Bad Piggies’ fort, and play the XBox 360 version of MineCraft on the Helderberg Room’s big screen.  Then they’ll play games played by tweens in other countries, and test out some new board games.

The afternoon is time for teens from 1:30 to 3 p.m., when they can try a LARP? Wondering what in the world LARP is? Come give it a try during International Games Day at the library. Aye, Dark Overlord! is a live action role playing game that is a lot like Improv acting set in a fantasy world. Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any role playing group to hysteria.

Just let us know you’re coming. Call 456-2400, ext. 4 to play.

The Miserable Ones

Victor Hugo’s vast historic novel, transformed into a movie will make its library premiere as the Monday Matinee Movie showing on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

This movie captured the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman won Academy Awards for their performances.  This is your best chance to witness the artistry and grandeur of this movie on the big screen. 

It’s a matinee, so naturally there’s free popcorn.  Come in and enjoy.

Library info

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

Is the Mediterranean Diet a fad, or fantastic?

The Mediterranean Diet seems to be quite popular these days, particularly with people who are looking to decrease their risk of heart disease; on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., at the Guilderland Public Library, you can find out if this diet is as good as it seems or if it’s just another fad.

 If you’re interested in reducing your risk of overall mortality, cardiovascular mortality, cancer, and incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, you should attend this Consumer Health Information program on the diet’s potential benefits.

ShopRite’s registered dietitian Kristen Caponera, MS, RD, will provide the latest information about this regimen and prepare a healthy pasta salad for tasting. There’s also a short trivia game and gift basket giveaway. Register online or by phone.

Just Dance Party

Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to a Wii Just Dance party at the library on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Wii Just Dance games on the big screen are so much fun it’s almost wrong. You have all the room in the world, well, actually, just in the Helderberg Room, but that’s quite a space to dance and move to your favorites. While you wait your turn to dance, create cool crafts and color when you need to rest your dancing feet. Balloons, hop-scotch, and make-your-own bookmark crafts, round out this fun-filled evening.

 Book sale 

The library once again opens the gates of great used books at its Monthly Better Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Remember that bestseller you wanted to read two years ago, but forgot about?  It’s probably here at a steep discount.  Enjoy!

 Teens meet  

The GPL Teen group – young, smart, hard-working, creative teens who want to spend time with more of the same – will meet at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the library’s Gathering Place.

If you’re a YA Lit Fan, Aspiring Writer, Maker, Nerdfighter, Wallflower, or Geek (we mean that in the most positive sense of the word), you are one of us. Join us to discuss library programs, services and materials for teens. At this meeting, we'll also be creating props for the Angry Birds Live game for International Games Day on Nov. 16.  Save that date.

Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, but you can still take advantage of our virtual library by going online to download eBooks, renew books and movies you’ve borrowed, do some genealogical research, and so much more.   Just go to www.guilpl.org.

Story time  

The next Sensory Story time will be held on Wednesday, Nov.13, at 6:30 p.m., at the library.  Held on the second Wednesday of every month, these sessions are designed for children with autism spectrum disorder, and a parent or caregiver. We share simple stories, and engage in sensory integration through games and crafts. Registration is required, please call 456-2400, ext.  4 to attend.

Library trustees meet

The library’s board of trustees — the people charged with making sure your library is meeting the community’s needs — will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the library's Tawasentha Room.

You’re invited to attend and speak out; there are public comment sessions at the beginning and end of the meeting.  Should you miss the meeting, you can still see it as it’s video recorded and broadcast on Guilderland cable channel 17 at 2 p.m., on the Sunday following the meeting, and again at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the Monday following.

Library info

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

 

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