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 Do you love libraries? Do you like a friendly competition? Are long drives on fall days through beautiful landscapes you r thing? If so, we’ve got an idea for you!

Introducing the 2018 Upper Hudson Library System Library Expedition! This challenge double dog dares you to try to visit all 36 libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties in just 3 months! You can compete as an individual, a family, or a team and prizes will be awarded for visiting 5, 15, 25, and all 36 libraries. It’ a fun challenge for folks who love libraries and want to explore parts of the Capital District they may have passed by or passed through but never stopped to smell the books. If you would like to be a “36er”, stop by the library and get your official Altamont Free Library stamp on your passport! All aboard for an adventure!

ATTENTION TEEN READERS!                                                                    Interested in winning some Teen books and/or book swag? If so, check out our new Teen Reading Contest! Here is it how it works: come check out a book from our teen section that you have never read before, read it, then come back and fill out a short review of the book. You will then be entered into our raffle to win some bookish prizes! Happy reading and good luck!


The Rooster Bar by John Grisham                                                                                                                       Monday, September 10th at 12 PM

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman                                                                                                            Monday, October 1st at 12 PM

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MEDICARE SEMINAR LED BY MICHAEL G. STANTON OF HALLIDAY FINANCIAL                                         Wednesday, September 12th at 6 PM                                                                                                                If you or someone you know is turning 65 or getting ready to retire, this course will help you discover an understanding of Medicare. From Part A to IRMAA, learn the fundamentals of how each section of Medicare works in this class aimed at making complex information easy to understand. Please call us at (518)861-7239 to reserve your spot.

JUICE AND JAMMIES STORYTIME                                                                                                                        Friday, September 14th at 7 PM                                                                                                                          Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, and craft! This storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kids for bed!

BACK TO SCHOOL WORRY DOLLS ( GRADES 6 AND UP)                                                                              Friday. September 14th from 8 – 9 PM                                                                                                            Has going back to school got you a little anxious? Come hang out with other folks who can relate, have some snacks, and make some crafts. Grades 6 and up and call ahead at 518-861-7239 to sign up in advance.

HEALTHY YOU, HEALTHY EARTH LED BY MAIA BOSWELL-PENE                                                                Wednesday, September 19th at 7 PM                                                                                                                For anyone feeling powerless and uncertain about our planet’s future, author, researcher, and former UAlbany Professor, Maia Boswell-Pene, has a message of hope and empowerment, stressing self-care and environmental justice in the face of a changing climate. This talk will discuss the ways that you, as an individual, can have a positive impact on the climate.

AROUND THE WORLD POTLUCK: UPSTATE NEW YORK                                                                               Monday, September 24th @ 6 PM                                                                                                                         Join us for a delicious food right from our own area: Upstate New York food!  Sign up at the front desk and bring a dish to share!

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB SURVEY                                                                                                                              On THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th, the library will hold the first meeting of a new book discussion group for mystery lovers, but before we crack those books (and those cases) we need some clues. And the target of this investigation is you! If you’re  a mystery reader and would like to get involved in this group, please stop in at the library and take a quick survey about what authors and sub-genres you’d like us to tackle. Look for an announcement of what we’ll be reading in mid-September


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!

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.