So, What’s a Coral Reef?
Barbara Lukas from public television station WMHT will teach youngsters in PreK through second grade all about coral reefs, what they’re made of, how they grow … and who lives in them! So come to the Library on Saturday, April 14, at 10:30, for this very special and fun class. You’ll watch a movie about reefs, talk about them, and then use some colorful craft supplies to create your own unique reef that you can take home! Please have your folks register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 x 4.
FINAL Night! STEAM Fair!
Calling all budding scientists in grades 2 through 5: On Monday, April 16, at 6:30 pm, we are wrapping up our latest Season of STEAM with a youth-centered-centered STEAM FAIR. Bring your STEAM-based projects to show your friends and the college science students who are coming, too. Let us know you’re coming by calling 518-456-2400 x 4.
Start Your Journey to Better Health
On Tuesday, April 17, at 5:30 pm, ACE-certified coach Ariffa Bevin will present Start Your Journey to Better Health – a CDPHP program – that will help you get motivated to lead a lifestyle of health and wellness. You will learn how to set and achieve realistic goals, incorporate fitness, manage stress, and much more. Please register for this very popular class by calling 518-456-2400 x 3.
Create Documents in Google Drive
Google Drive is so simple and easy to use that you’ll be amazed you’ve not used it before. Find out all there is to know about creating, storing, and sharing documents when you come to the library on Wednesday, April 18, at 6 pm, for Creating Documents in Google Drive.
In 90 short minutes, you’ll find out all you need to know about this user-friendly service. One of the great features of Google Drive is that it is a great substitute for Microsoft Word, and it’s free with your Gmail account. This class also demystifies “cloud storage.” This program is offered thanks to an Adult Literacy Grant from the Upper Hudson Library System. Please register for this very popular class by calling 518-456-2400 x 3.
Collage art is a fun and relaxing way to begin experimenting with the endless possibilities of mixed media. We invite all Tweens and Teens to come to the Library on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 pm, to discover and explore just how much fun “collaging” is. With collage art, you can become an artist with just some magazines, scissors and a bit of glue. Please let us know you’re coming by calling 518-456-2400 x 4.
Escape from the Upside Down
Save Eleven and escape from the upside-down in our Stranger Things escape room! On the weekend of Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22, we have several 45-minute time slots you can choose from to show us what you can do.
Register as an individual, with a friend or two, or with a larger group; these events are intended for teens and adults. Each person in your group must register. Up to six people can play at a time. Please arrive on time for your session.
On Saturday, April 21m you can sign up for 11 – 11:45 am, 12:30 – 1:15 pm, 2 – 2:45 pm, or 3:30 – 4:15pm. And on Sunday, April 22, you can choose from 1:30 – 2:15 pm or 3 – 3:45 pm.
Spring into Organization
Spring is here and it is time to clear out, clean up, and get organized! Start by coming to the Library on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 pm for Spring into Organization, presented by professional organizer Jordana Turcotte.
In the CDPHP-sponsored program, you will learn a simple system of purging and organizing large storage areas such as the basement, garage, and even the great outdoors. Jordana will share tips on how to let go of unneeded items and clear your clutter – a good step for both your mental and physical health!
Registration is required. Please call518-456-2400 x 3, or sign up online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Tim Wiles is the Director of the Guilderland Public library, and was Director of Research at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1995-2014. He lives in Guilderland with his wife Marie and their son, Ben, who attends Lynnwood Elementary School. He is active with Guilderland Cares and the Guilderland Library Foundation.