Calendar & Programs


*Please note that the Altamont Library will be closed Monday 12/24-Tuesday 12/25 and Monday 12/31-Tuesday 1/1/19. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Programs & Events

The UHLS Library Expedition has been extended until the end of the 2018 year! This fun challenge dares you to try to visit all 36 libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties, have fun, learn about your libraries and win awesome prizes! Stop by the library and get your passport and first stamp today! 

Library Lights                                                                                                                                                        Friday, December 7th @ 6 PM                                                                                                            Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a light on the Orsini Park Gazebo in their name. Then join us on Friday, December 7th for a reading of our honoree’s names and the official lighting of the gazebo! Stop in for details.

Gingerbread House Decoration at the Masonic Lodge                                                                 Saturday, December 8th from 1 PM to 3 PM                                                                                            It’s the perfect time of year to decorate gingerbread houses! These confectionery houses will be on display at the Masonic Lodge during the Victorian Holiday Celebration, then they’re all yours to take home. Spots are limited, so please call us at (518) 861-7239 to register your children ages 3 to 13 in advance.

Victorian Holiday Celebration                                                                                                                     Sunday, December 9th from 12 PM to 5 PM                                                                                     Stop into the library during the Altamont Victorian Holiday Celebration! We’ll be hosting storyteller Nancy Payne, and an ornament making craft for kids! At 5 PM, join us by the train tracks for a very special guest on a very special train!

Juice & Jammies Storytime                                                                                                                            Friday, December 14th @ 7 PM                                                                                                               Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, and craft! This winter-themed storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep.  Please call (518) 861-7239 to register in advance.

Teen Holiday Trivia                                                                                                                                            Saturday, December 15th from  1 PM to 3 PM                                                                                    Join us as we get into the seasonal spirit with some fun and challenging Holiday trivia. Snacks will be provided, all you have to do is bring your brain and wear your ugliest Holiday sweater! Ages 13 and up.

 Drop-In Crafts                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, December 26th from 12 PM to 2 PM                                                                        School is out but the library is open! Drop in to work on a quick craft. We’ll have all the materials you’ll need to get your creative juices flowing.

                                          SAVE THE DATE                                           The 12th Annual “I Love My Library” Gala will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Noon Book Club

The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama                                                                    Monday, December 3rd @ 12 PM 

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The Spark of Joy by Marie Condo                                                                                                                  Monday, January 7th at 12 PM

Mystery Book Club

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen                                                                                             Thursday, December 13th 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!

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!

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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