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News and Events
Author Reading - Bill Logan's Sprout Lands
Saturday, June 22⋅12:00 – 1:00pm
Sprout Lands is Logan’s elegant answer to this timeless mystery, and a buoyant journey to discover the ways in which these lost ancient arts created and supported human cultures all over the world, from the English fens to Spain, California, Africa, and Japan. Amidst Logan’s quest to understand how we lost our way is a compelling and revelatory celebration of nature’s relationship with people, and how we once lived closely as partners with trees, and may one day do so again. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Bill will also provide a hike at the Huyck Preserve looking at tree architecture and how the woodland we are walking has been influenced by human presence.
William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of three acclaimed books on nature, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Oak: The Frame of Civilization, and Air: The Restless Shaper of the World.
Thank you to everyone who Rambled.
Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run and Walk
Saturday, June 15th
Registration is $25 until June 1, and $30 until race day. All persons registering by June 7th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.
Don't want to walk or run? Become a Ramble volunteer! We are looking for race sponsors, donors of food and supplies, and race-day volunteers - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping with the trail run!
June 15th – During the Ramble meet Bruce the Bear. Bruce the Bear is a children’s book character from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. Bruce will be available for photos as well as encourage kids to read his stories. Bruce will start the kids 600 meter "Wood Duck Dash".
June 15th is the kick-off for the Summer Reading Program. Go online register for the summer.
July 9 – 6pm – Cyber Safety: Protect Your Data, Protect Your Privacy – John Borst from NYS Information Security Office will present how to safely navigate the world wide web and protect your privacy and data.
July 28 – 4pm – American Creed - a FREE Screening of American Creed A documentary examining the values and beliefs that hold Americans together, followed by a Community Conversation, facilitated by Paul Grondahl, Director of the NYS Writers Institute.
The idea for this film grew out of conversations between two Stanford University professors, political scientist and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize- winning historian David M. Kennedy. Kennedy was drawn to history in large part to determine whether the United State has a “national character”, and if so, what defines it and how it changes over time. The film is an outgrowth of these enduring questions.
The screening will be followed by community conversations and refreshments.
A FREE event at the Carey Institute for Global Good Guggenheim Pavilion.
We welcome Judy Crilley to our staff. Judy will be coordinating our youth programs. Be sure to check out calendar for upcoming programs
Currently we don't have Storytime scheduled.
A variety of Art projects will be available each week for kids to complete on their own.
Looking for Health Related Information? Schedule an appointment with Kim and she will walk you through how to find trusted information online.
For more information on each movie visit our movie page.
Did you know..
The Library has a new copier, printer, scanner, fax machine. This machine prints in color and accommodates paper up to 11x17.
You can now print from your own device including your phone. Staff can help you connect.
Scans are free.
Faxes are $1.00
Printing and Copy fees vary by paper size and color options.
Our 2018 Appeal reached $13,131.
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