International Games Day @ GPL!
International Games Day is being celebrated around the world – and at GPL! – on Saturday, November 19. GPL’s activities begin at noon, and continue until 4 pm. Teens are invited to spend the afternoon at GPL playing video and board games with friends old and new. No advance registration required; just sign up to use each gaming system when you arrive. Have fun!
Medicare 101: A Primer for Everyone
If you are enrolled in Medicare or soon to be enrolled, you may have many questions: what is Medicare Part A? Part B? Part D? What does Medicare pay for? What will be your contribution? How are prescriptions covered?
You can get these and other Medicare-related questions answered when you come to GPL on Tuesday, November 22, at 2 pm, for “Medicare 101: A Primer for Everyone.”
Medicare can be very confusing, but help is here: Janet Kiffney, a certified Medicare Counselor with HIICAP (New York State’s Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program), will present a “soup-to-nuts” program on Medicare and answer all your questions. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your options and obligations with regard to health insurance. This presentation is free and sponsored by the New York State Office for the Aging and the Albany County Department for Aging.
Please register online at www.guilpl.org, or by calling 456-2400 x 2. Registration is limited to 30 people.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Guilderland Public Library will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, November 21, from noon until 6 pm.
The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset seasonal blood shortages. You can donate a pint of blood every 56 days; you’re encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time.
Drop-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Ron Darling Event
Just a reminder to ticket holders for the Ron Darling event on Friday, November 18: The 6:30 pm Author’s Reception – orange tickets – will be held in the Library’s Helderberg Room. The 7:30 pm Author Talk & Book Signing – tan tickets – will be held in the Farnsworth Middle School’s Cafetorium.
Please carpool! Parking is going to be tight.
GPL will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 23, and be closed all day Thursday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Guilderland Public Library is located at 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland. Visit the Library’s website atwww.guilpl.org to get information on upcoming programs, and to register online via the homepage’s “Events & Registration Calendar.” Check out the “unofficial” Library updates at facebook.com/Guilderland.Library and follow the Library on Twitter (@GuilderlandLib).