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Rensselaerville Cycling Festival- Thank You!
If you were able to make it to the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival this past weekend, you already know what a GREAT time we had. For those who missed it, the good news is that there will be another one next year!
The festival included bicycle rides, programs for adults and kids, vendors, gourmet barbeque buffet, live music, brewery tour, raffle and more. See some pictures here... and more pictures here...
The Library would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those who volunteered and voted for us in the festival's volunteer competition. The Library's "Team Orange" was voted the winner of the competition and awarded $525 from the festival!
Also, we'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our dedicated youth volunteers who raised $330 in lemonade sales that will be donated to the Library!
And finally, we'd like to say THANK YOU to the festival organizers, volunteers, and participants who made it such a great success. A very memorable day indeed! See you next year...
LET'S GO RIDE A BIKE!
What is Scleroderma? - Saturday, October 4
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:30am
Come learn more about this chronic, auto-immune disease that currently has no cure but is affecting more than 300,000 individuals in the US. This rheumatic and connective tissue disease has many forms that may affect the skin, blood vessels, and internal organs. Presented by Charlotte Berkner.
Murder Mystery Dinner- Saturday, October 25
"Lord Mansfield's Fox Hunt Banquet"
You are invited to Lord Mansfield's Fox Hunt Banquet at Mansfield Mansion (aka Conkling Hall). You will be joined by and mingle with Lord Mansfield's special guests in this evening of comedy, thievery, and debauchery. Even magic might occur as one of the guests meets an inevitable fate! You will be kept on the edge of your seat as you try to solve an exciting who-dunnit. Watch for clues. Interrogate the suspects. The action will be fast and the laughter contagious.
Saturday, October 25th
Running time 2.5 to 3 hours.
Seating is limited and advance purchase is required by October 17th.
Prices: General admission- $40; table of 10- $450
Tickets include: hors d'oeuvres, salad, dinner, dessert, 1 glass of wine or beer and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar available.
For more information and tickets: 518-797-3949
Family Storytime - Friday, October 24
Family Storytime is a program for families with children ages birth to 6 years. Led by Linda Styer, it includes stories, crafts, and more!
Schedule of upcoming Storytime programs:
Friday, October 24, 5:30 pm Read books and make crafts with a theme of Trains. There will be pizza!
Friday, November 21, 5:30 pm Read books and make crafts with a theme of Cars and Trucks. There will be pizza!
Raising Healthy Readers: How to get Kids Hooked
(by Carol Weston as posted on ExpertBeacon.com)
Want to help your kids become readers? Read more...
6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public
(by Kelly Jensen as posted on bookriot.com)
Maybe you know about your library’s ebook offerings and maybe you know you can borrow audiobooks or DVDs. But how can you make the absolute most out of your local library? Here are 6 tips for becoming a power user of the public library. Read more...
The Most Spectacular Libraries in the World
Check out pictures of the most spectacular libraries from around the world here...
Why the Public Library Beats Amazon- for Now
(by Geoffrey Fowler as posted in the Wall Street Journal)
A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to Your Value Your Change Short position binge on movies and TV shows.
Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card instead. Read more...
Are Public Libraries Still Valuable?
Have public libraries become obsolete in this age of technology? Read more...
Top 10 Reasons to Give E-books a Try
By Luren Dickinson, Director of the Shaker Heights Library
To paraphrase Shakespeare, "To borrow a physical book OR an e-book, that is the question." Having worked in libraries for nearly 40 years and served as a public library director for nearly 30 years, I see the value in both formats. But here are the Top Ten reasons you should consider trying e-books. Read more...
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