Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY AT THE ALTAMONT LIBRARY!

Take Your Child to the Library Day                                                                                                                              Saturday, February 6th from 10AM-1PM                                                                                                  Our favorite holiday of the year is Take Your Child to the Library Day! We’ll have fun, games, crafts, and storytimes starting at 10 AM with kid and adult yoga with Christine Carpenter. Whether you’re here every day, it’s been a while or you’ve never been to the library, we’d love to see you!

Financial Wellness 101                                                                                                                                             Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                         At the beginning of a new year, one of the most popular resolutions is to get your finances in order and a great place to start is at the library! In this workshop, Carol VanValkenburgh, a representative of Forsesters Financial, will discuss financial goal setting, investment strategies, budgeting and much more. Bring your money questions and you will receive answers!

Valentine’s Craft For All Ages                                                                                                                                          Friday, February 12th at 3 PM                                                                                                                                Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year, instead of the usual Hallmark card, make a card by hand at the library! It will mean so much more to your loved ones. The craft is open to all ages!

And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime!

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho                                                                                                                           Monday, February 1st at 12 PM

The Martian by Andy Weir                                                                                                                                       Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM

The Elephant’s Journey by José Saramago                                                                                                   Monday, March 7th at 12 PM

AROUND THE WORLD POTLUCK: PORTUGAL AND THE AZORE ISLANDS                             Monday, February 29th at 6 PM                                                                                                                        Bring a dish to share as we taste meals from the country of Portugal and the Azore Islands! Sign up at the front desk and cookbooks are available!

JANUARY AT THE LIBRARY

PLEASE NOTE: THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY JANUARY FOR NEW YEARS DAY.  PLEASE WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR SAFELY!

                Three Cheers for One Hundred Years!
In 2016, the Altamont Free Library will celebrate it's one hundredth anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, please join us at the ninth annual I Love My Library! Gala on Saturday, February 6th at the Altamont Village Hall Community Room! There will be dinner, dessert, live and silent auctions, and much more! This year we will honor Jim and Wanda Gardner, longtime owners of the Altamont Enterprise. Tickets will be available soon at the library, so order yours soon before they sell out!

Financial Literacy: Save money, Save Dollars                                                                              Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                       It’s a new year, a time for resolutions!  To help you keep your money-related resolutions, we’ll be holding another of our Financial Literacy workshops!  Maria DeLucia-Evans of Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead a workshop focusing on the cheap and easy steps we can all take to save energy and reduce our energy bills.  All participants will receive free CFL light bulbs!

Frozen Dress-Up & Sing-Along                                                                                                                       Monday, January 18th at 2 PM                                                                                                                           Your little ones have a day off, and it’s too cold to play outside so what better way to spend it than at the library singing along with friends to your favorite movie?  We’ll be showing the sing-along version of Frozen!  Wear your Anna or Elsa dress if you like and sing your heart out.  We’ll even make icy treats for all!

Energy Efficiency for Your Business                                                                                                         Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                             If you own or manage a business or non-profit, you know how important it is to increase your energy efficiency.  Mark DeChrio, a technical expert from L&S Energy Services will discuss the improvements you can make to your workplace to save energy and save money.

Author Presentation and Book Signing by Everett Rau & Laura Shore                             Thursday, January 28th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                 Please join us for a very special event: Authors Everett Rau and Laura Shore will be discussing and signing copies of their new book, Stand Tall Against the Odds.  Everett was born in Altamont in 1919 and has seen many changes in his ninety-six years here and has much to teach us about farming heritage.  Co-author Laura Shore worked with him for two years to preserve his stories and memories and this book is the result of their efforts.       

AROUND THE WORLD POTLUCK: THAILAND                                                                                          Monday, January 25th at 6 PM                                                                                                                         Bring a dish to share as we taste meals from the country of Thailand- sign up at the front desk and cookbooks are available!

BOOK DISCUSSIONS                                                                                                                                              Monday, January 4th at 12 PM                                                                                                                 Swamplandia! by Karen Russell                                                                                         

Monday, January 18th at 7 PM                                                                                                                   Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger                                                                     

And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime!

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

DECEMBER AT THE LIBRARY

PLEASE NOTE: THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING AT 2 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH AND WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27TH. HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE!

LIBRARY LIGHTS                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, December 6th at 4:30 PM                                                                                                                     Make a donation to the Altamont Free Library by December 5th in memory or honor of a loved one and their name will be read out at our annual gazebo lighting ceremony in Orsini Park.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATION                                                                                                        Wednesday, December 9th at 3 PM                                                                                                                   The holidays are quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to decorate Gingerbread Houses! The decorated houses will be put on display at the Masonic Lodge during the  Victorian Holiday Celebration, and can be taken home to display, or even better, to eat! Please call the library in advance to register a spot for your children ages 3-10  at (518)861-7239. Hope to see you there!

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION                                                                                                               Sunday, December 13th from 12 PM to 5 PM                                                                                                 Stop in the library during the annual Altamont Victorian Holiday Celebration! We will be opening up early for the event and will be hosting storyteller Nancy Marie Payne, plus artists and authors with holiday gifts for sale! At 5 PM, we are expecting a special guest on a special train right outside the library, so bundle up and bring you holiday wish list and cheer!

HOLIDAY MOVIES FOR KIDS: THE CLASSICS                                                                                                   Sundays in December at 2:30                                                                                                                             Join us for some cheer raising holiday movies that are fun for everyone every other Sunday in December!                                                                                                                                                             December 6th: Elf– The hilarious story of Buddy the Elf starring Will Ferrell                                   December 20thMiracle on 34th Street- The timeless holiday classic!

                 LAST CHANCE TO ENTER OUR QUILT RAFFLE!                                                        
There's still time to enter our fantastic annual quilt raffle! Enter for a chance to win a beautiful hand-stitched quilt made and donated by Q.U.I.L.T. Inc of Delmar. Tickets are 1 for a $1.00 or 6 for $5.00 and all proceeds go to benefiting the Altamont Free Library! Tickets can also be purchased from any of our Library Trustees or at the library. The raffle drawing will be held December 13th at the Victorian Holidays Celebration.

AROUND THE WORLD POTLUCK: SPAIN                                                                                                    Bring a dish to share and join us Monday, December 28th at 6 PM for some delicious meals from Spain!                                                                                                                                                                   SIGN UP AT THE FRONT DESK AND COOKBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE!

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell                                                                                                                         Monday, January 4th at 12 PM

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris                                                                                                                         Monday, December 21st at 7 PM

Arcadia by Lauren Groff                                                                                                                              Monday, December 7th at 12 PM

 
And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime.

NOVEMBER AT THE LIBRARY

                        ENTER OUR QUILT RAFFLE!                                                        
There's still time to enter our fantastic annual quilt raffle! Please pay a visit to the library and enter for a chance to win a beautiful hand-stitched quilt made and donated by Q.U.I.L.T. Inc of Delmar. Tickets are 1 for a $1.00 or 6 for $5.00 and all proceeds go to benefiting the Altamont Free Library! Tickets can also be purchased from any of our wonderful library Trustees. The raffle drawing will be held in December at the Victorian Holidays Celebration.
This month’s Around the World Potluck will be tasting dishes from the country of Germany on Monday, November 30th at 6 PM. Please bring a dish to share and cookbooks are available to be checked out! Sign up at the front desk!

CHECK OUT OR NEW ADULT BOOKS! http://www.altamontfreelibrary.org/?page_id=4143

ADULT BOOK CLUBS

Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery                                                                                                Monday, November 2nd at 12 PM

Emily, Alone  by Stewart O’Nan                                                                                                                              Monday, November 23rd at 7 PM

 

 COPIES AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY!

GUATEMALA STOVE PROJECT MOVIE & DISCUSSION                                                                               Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                   In the Third World, poorly ventilating indoor stoves lead to widespread illness and blindness. The Guatemala Stove Project (GSP) raises money to build safe stoves in Guatemala to save and improve lives. Local volunteer Tom Doyle will discuss the GSP and present a short film on their work.

TEEN LOCK IN                                                                                                                                   Friday, November 13th from 7- 9 PM                                                                                                            Interested in hanging out with your peers and having some fun? Bring yourself and some friends (or come alone and meet new people) for a night full of snacks, games, and music!

A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH ASSEMBLYWOMAN PAT FAHY                                                     Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                                 meet with our state legislator, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy! Bring your questions, comments, and concerns about state government or issues like the environment, jobs, taxes, or education and have them addressed!

THE LEGACY OF JOE HILL                                                                                                                                       Thursday,  November 19th at 6:30 PM                                                                                                               100 years ago this November, union activist and songwriter Joe Hill was executed for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Local labor activist Greg Giorgio will discuss Hill’s legacy and lead a sing-along of his famous labor songs accompanied by Anne Linendoll on ukulele!

THANKSGIVING KIDS CRAFT                                                                                                                                   Monday, November 23rd at 3 PM                                                                                                                         Join us for an afternoon of turkey-tastic, pilgrim-ific crafts! Please call the library at (518)861-7239 or stop in to register in advance!

And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime.

OCTOBER AT THE LIBRARY

                   OCTOBER IS NATIONAL APPLE MONTH!                                                                                                 Picking and eating fresh, delicious apples is the best part of the fall here in Altamont! To celebrate National Apple Month, drop  into the library any time we're open all month long to do an apple craft or play an apple game!

This month’s Around the World Potluck will be tasting dishes from the country of Brazil on Monday, October 26th at 6 PM. Please bring a dish to share and cookbooks are available to be checked out!

TAI CHI IN ORSINI PARK                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, October 7th at 10 AM                                                                                                              Learn the meditative and therapeutic Chinese martial art of Tai Chi with Kyoshi Joe      Mansfield. All ages and experience levels are welcome! In the event of rain, this event will be held at Altamont Village Hall.

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM                                                                                                                       Halloween is just around the corner! Do Halloween is just around the corner! Are you still looking for a costume or just want to hang out with other fun crafters? If that’s you, please join us as Dee Woessner helps us make cool and unique Halloween masks! Please sign up so we have a number of who is coming! You can also call us at (518)861-7239 to register!

HALLOWEEN KIDS CRAFT                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, October 28th at 3 PM                                                                                                                 Pumpkins and cobwebs and ghosts, oh my! It’s the spookiest time of year and we’re  getting out some of our nervous energy by making scarily cool crafts! Please join us for an    afternoon of crafts, laughs, and frights! Please call the library at (518)861-7239 or stop in to sign up in advance.

Check out our new adult books! http://www.altamontfreelibrary.org/?page_id=4143

MOVIES FOR KIDS                                                                                                                                                            Join us for family-friendly but super scary movies every Sunday in October. We’ll supply the popcorn!                        

Hotel Transylvania                                                                                                                                              Sunday,October 4th at  3 PM        

The Witches                                                                                                                                                             Sunday, October 11th at 3 PM

Monster House                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, October 18th at 3 PM

The Nightmare Before Christmas                                                                                                                                Sunday, October 25th at 3 PM             

OCTOBER BOOK CLUBS

No Impact Man by Colin Beaven                                                                                                                         Monday, October 5th at 12 PM

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler                                                                                                                Monday, October 19th at 7 PM

 

COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY!

And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime.

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