Adults, kids and teens, expand your reading horizons and win prizes with the Winter Reading Challenge: 22 for 2022!
Twenty-two challenge activities await you; complete them all for a chance at winning a grand prize. Have fun and read great books as you go!
Join the challenge on Beanstack (online or through the free Beanstack app) or opt for a traditional paper game card—the choice is yours.
The Challenge runs Monday, January 10 to Sunday, February 27, 2022.
General raffles receive a raffle ticket for each challenge activity you complete!
Grand prize raffles
Complete the entire challenge to win an entry into each grand prize drawing!
Cozy Grand Prize Gift Basket
DIY Grand Prize Gift Basket
In-Person Programs at the Library
ENL: English for New Learners
Weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 - 7:30 pm
This program teaches speaking, listening, reading and writing and is appropriate for students for whom English is not their first language, and are 21 years of age or older. You do not have to be an American citizen, but must have a green card.
Course is held at the library and taught by Questar III. For more information and to register, please contact Questar at (518) 479-6838 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Knitting & Crocheting
Fridays, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 11 am - 12:15 pm
Knitters and crocheters of all levels, bring your supplies and current projects to Open Knitting and Crochet.
Enjoy the supportive company of other crafters at this series of walk-in sessions. No registration required.
Red Cross of Northeastern New York Blood Drive
Monday, January 10 | 1-6 pm
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.
For an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767, go towww.redcrossblood.orgor use the Free Blood Donor app.
Click the button below to see more information, including blood donor requirements.
Monday, January 10 | 11 am-12 pm
Get organized in 2022!
This workshop will help you identify your goals for using a planner. Julie Ann Price discusses how you can create the habit of using a planner and learn what can be accomplished as a result. Different planner types and systems will be discussed. You will learn how to create a planning system that enables you to stick to it.
Special Showing: Martin Luther King Jr Day Movie
This unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's 2014 "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
This film is 128 minutes and is rated PG-13.
Monday, January 17 | 1:00 - 3:15 pm
Monday MORNING Book Discussion Group*
Monday, January 17 | 10 - 11 am
Join us to discuss The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
"In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club."
Monday EVENING Book Discussion Group*
Monday, January 17 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Join us to discuss the life of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and join us to discuss his life and work.
Looking ahead: For February's meeting, read one of Fitzgerald's novels.
Online Virtual Programs
Wednesday Night Book Chat
Wednesday evenings | 7 - 9 pm
Our book chat has moved to Wednesdays!
What have you been reading lately? Join us on Facebook to tell us about it and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers.
Recent reads we really enjoyed. We hope you will, too! Click cover image or title to request a copy, or download from Overdrive/Libby or hoopla where indicated.See the full list of Staff Picks.
A spaceship’s artificial intelligence, Lovelace, wakes up in a new body with no memory of her prior existence and must learn to negotiate the universe. By the author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.
A trans woman, her detransitioned ex and his cisgender lover build an unconventional family together in the wake of heartbreak and an unplanned pregnancy, in a book by the author of the novella, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones.
Elevated to prominence for her social-media posts, a woman begins suffering from existential anxieties while learning the languages, customs and fears of her fans throughout the world, before an urgent text from home transforms her virtual perspectives.
Determined to protect her house and its inhabitants from a longtime nemesis, who believes a priceless gem is hidden within its walls, Melanie gets some supernatural assistance as she works with her husband to find answers before spirits from the past and present destroy everything they love.
After her desperate family sells her to a courtesan school, Jade befriends JungHo, an orphan boy begging on the streets of Seoul, and must decide to pursue her dreams or risk everything in the fight for independence.
Making organization fun and easy, the creative force behind a lifestyle brand and popular blog, for the first time, shares her complete took kit based on five steps that redefine minimalism as having the perfect amount of everything.
In this riveting true story, two rival geniuses—one English, one French—embarked on a high-stakes intellectual race to decipher the Rosetta Stone, which, once solved, would open a door that had been locked for 2,000 years.
New movies on our shelves. Click cover image or title to request your copy.
Profiles the life and career of Tina Turner, featuring her personal reflections, archival interviews, and contributions from others
Tina Turner, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey
Booklist Reader Online Magazine
Booklist Reader is a new online magazine that features book recommendations for readers and listeners of all ages. Filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase the latest books you'll find in libraries.
Click here to browse the January issue of Booklist Reader.
Those who prefer print magazines, we didn't forget you! The library receives a supply of another magazine for readers, BookPage, in print each month. Pick up your copy of BookPage at the reference or check-out desk.