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The SongTeller Sessions featuring Laura Boggs Gagnon                                                               Friday, March 3rd at 7 PM                                                                                                                           Did you ever wonder how musicians learn their craft or what inspires their songs? Altamont Free Library is hosting a monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month to try to answer those questions. Our March performer will be Guilderland folk singer-songwriter Laura Boggs Gagnon. All ages are welcome!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ADULT TRIVIA                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, March 9th at 7 PM                                                                                                                   Make a team, study up, and BYOB to this mind-twisting trivia contest! Entrance is $5 and the winning team takes half of the door. Contestants must be 21 and older.

Build a Birdfeeder for Kids                                                                                                                                        Saturday, March 18th at 12 PM                                                                                                                 Celebrate the arrival of Spring by building your very own birdfeeder. We’ll have the supplies for several different types of birdfeeders, so there will be something for a kid of any age to do.

BASKET WEAVING WITH KARIN KUCK                                                                                                                          Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM                                                                                           Learn the ins and outs of basket weaving with master basket crafter Karin Kuck. This workshop is limited to 5 participants so sign up at the circulation desk or by calling us at (518)861-7239.

AROUND THE WORLD POTLUCK: BREAKFAST                                                                                     MONDAY, MARCH 27TH AT 6 PM                                                                                                                       For the next potluck we’ll be dining on various breakfast dishes. Please join us at 6 PM on Monday, March 27th to join in the festivities, and bring a dish to share.

JUICE AND JAMMIES STORYTIME                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 30th at 7 PM                                                                                                                          Put on your PJ’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, and craft!

SPRINGTIME BIRDWALK                                                                                                                                         Thursday, March 30th at 9 AM                                                                                                                  Join ornithologist Dan Capuano for a bird watching expedition along Brandle Road. Meet here at the library for a one hour walk around the village to learn our bird neighbors. We’ll have a few extra sets of binoculars, if you would like to use them.                 



The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner                                                                                                             Monday, March 6th, at 12 PM

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson                                                                                        Monday, March 20th at 7 PM

1984 by George Orwell                                                                                                                                             Monday, April 3rd 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!