Colonie Library E-News – November 2016 Edition
November/December Issue of Library Newsletter
October Library News and Notes
Atrium Receives a Beautiful Facelift
A big thank you to the Blair family for sponsoring a lovely upgrade to our Atrium in honor of their daughter Cathryn. This outdoor nook is located in Youth Services – check it out before winter weather sets in.
The Library Has a New Mission Statement!
After careful consideration of all of the community feedback, the Library Board has developed a new mission statement: The Colonie Town Library empowers people of all ages and abilities to connect, learn and grow by providing access to lifelong learning, technology, cultural programming and promoting the joy of reading. In keeping with this new statement, our tagline is now Connect, Learn, Grow.
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Historical Society of the Town of Colonie: Mapping David Vaughn’s New York
Sunday, November 27 @ 2:00 PM
Presented by Craig Williams. Recently retired as a Senior Historian at the New York State Museum after more than 30 years of service, Mr. Williams was also the Director of the DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County in Ithaca from 1978 to 1983, and curator at the Erie Canal Museum from 1976 through 1977. David Vaughn (d 1865) was an Irish immigrant who came to Albany in the late 1840s. Skilled in tools and techniques that were sorely needed by New York State as it resumed its first enlargement of the Erie Canal, Vaughn soon became nationally recognized not only for his talent in drafting maps and plans, but also for his keen observations of life along the Erie Canal.
From the Friends of the Library
The Library Giving Tree is Growing!
Come view the beautiful “Giving Tree” on display in the library! Hosted by the Friends of the Library, the tree provides a fun, bright fall decoration and an opportunity to make a donation to the Friends. Leaves of all colors, representing different levels of contributions, are already brightening up the tree – won’t you please consider adding your leaf to our tree and helping the library to thrive and grow?
Donations will be accepted through November 25, 2016. Please make your check payable to “The Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library” and return it to: Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, or donations can be made online at: https://squareup.com/store/wksfriends
Noon Book Review
Wednesday, November 2 @ 12:15 PM
Our most popular Noon reviewer, local attorney Steve Coffey, will review Jeffrey Toobin’s new book American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. About the book: “The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. [The book] examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors’ crusade. Or did she?” Bring your lunch if you are on lunch hour.
Paranormal Society Library Reading
Saturday, Nov. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
Strange sightings, creepy sounds…what (or who!) could they be? The Albany Paranormal Research Society will hear our stories and use their investigative equipment to “read” the space. They will also share the secrets of how their equipment detects paranormal activity. See for yourself what happens! Ages 13 and up
Staying Home, Staying Safe (Senior Healthcare Resources)
Monday, November 28 @ 7:00 PM
Are you concerned about health care for yourself or a loved one who is a senior? Do you know about the health care options available for seniors to maintain them in their homes? Join us for presentations and a question/answer period on the home health care options for seniors. A future program on senior health care options outside of the home is forthcoming.
Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:00-7:00pm
Yoga is a vehicle for finding our power, relaxing, and expanding physically and mentally. Come have fun as you explore these aspects of yoga and yourself! We have partnered with CDPHP for this opportunity.
Saturday, November 5 @ 7:00-9:00pm
Do you love anime and manga? Join us to enjoy fun activities, a film, and snacks. Teen-Led by fellow fans!
Through Saturday, November 19
Fall is the season of harvest and giving thanks. To celebrate the season, Youth Services is
collecting boxed and canned food to donate to local pantries. Please help us to fill our
basket for families in need!
There’s a group for every age, kindergarten through high school. Sign up and we’ll give you a book to read at home, come back for a book talk, games, & snacks! Book Clubs for younger children include an adult.
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