Upcoming Events

Please  Note:  Altamont  Free  Library  will  be  closed  on Sunday,  April  21st

EVENTS AT ALTAMONT LIBRARY!

Juice & Jammies Storytime Friday, April 19th @ 7pm

Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, stretch and craft! This storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep. 

Garden Plotting with the Master Gardeners Monday, April 22 @ 6pm

Spring is in the air, and how better to celebrate than by getting down into the dirt and planting some seeds. Please join a group of local gardening experts for a presentation called Awakening the Garden in Spring followed by a Q&A with certified Master Gardeners.

Annual Book Sale Saturday, May 4 @ 8am to 5pm

Find your new favorite book, CD or DVD at AFL’s annual book sale. Or, between May 1 and May 3, you can find a new home for your old books by donating them to the library! If we can put them into circulation, we will. If not, we’ll sell them to raise money for the library! Either way, visit us during the Village-wide garage sale!

Book Release Party: My Father’s Daughter by Carol Caloro Monday, May 6th @ 7pm

Join us to celebrate the release of Altamont-based author Carol Caloro’s new memoir My Father’s Daughter. This is the riveting story of what truly makes a family, even when revelations threaten to tear it apart. Carol will read from her book, take questions and sell and sign copies.

Spring Bird Walk with Dan Capuano Monday, May 6th @ 9am

To celebrate the return of our feathered friends, local bird expert Dan Capuano will lead a bird watching expedition along Brandle Road. Please join us at 9am here at the library for a one hour walk around the village to see what we can learn about our bird neighbors. We’ll have a few extra sets of binoculars, if you’d like to use them and first-time birders are encouraged to attend.

Book Release Party: My Father’s Daughter by Carol Caloro Monday, May 6th @ 7pm

Join us to celebrate the release of Altamont-based author Carol Caloro’s new memoir My Father’s Daughter. This is the riveting story of what truly makes a family, even when revelations threaten to tear it apart. Carol will read from her book, take questions and sell and sign copies.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Saturday, May 11th @ 2 PM                                 

Please join us for a viewing party of the latest Spider-Man movie! After the movie, we will have a couple of copies of Jason Reynold’s Miles Morales: Spider-Man, that we will give out as part of our “Read-it Forward” program. You get the book, read it, and then pass in on to a friend! *Please sign up at the desk! *Ages 13 and up.

“Moths, Birds, and Landscaping” presentation by Cathy Klatt Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30

Knox-based amateur botanist and birder Cathy Klatt has observed and documented over 700 varieties of moths on her property. This presentation will introduce ‘The Night Shift’: moths, in all their diversity and beauty and explore the tight links between moths and birds, and unexpected ways that our landscaping choices, especially using native plants, affect bird populations.

Trivia Night Friday, May 17th @ 7pm

Study up, form a team and BYOB, because trivia night is back! Entry is $ 5 per person and the winning team gets half of the total. 21 and up, please!

Juice & Jammies Storytime Friday, May 31st @ 7pm

Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, stretch and craft! This storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep. 

 

Noon Book Club

The Age of  Innocence by Edith Wharton

Monday, May 6th at 12pm 

Mystery Book Club

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliviera

Thursday, May 16th at 7 PM

Every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime! Please join us for some fun!
AFL IS FINE FREE IN 2019

Have you heard? For all of 2019, we will be trying something new: No overdue fines on any children’s books! No matter whether you are a kid, parent, teacher, or anyone else, children’s books checked out here (even if we have to get them from another library) will not accrue overdue fines. Even better, if you have existing overdue fines on a AFL Youth Card, we will clear them. We hope that many of our friends take advantage of this experiment, so spread the word! 

Museum Passes Available!                                                                      There are now several local museum passes available at the library! These include: 

The Albany Institute of History and Art                                      Children’s Museum of Science & Technology                                  The Eric Carle Museum                                                                                The Clark Art Institute                                                                                The Hyde Collection                                                                                     Empire Passes to New York State Parks & Beaches 

All museum passes are made possible through the contributions to the Todd Pulliam Memorial Fund.     

 

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