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Upcoming Events


The monthly meeting of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, May 20th at 7pm.  All are welcome 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.

“Read it Forward” for Teens Book Discussion Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM                              We’re kicking of the “Read it Forward” program for teens. This year we will be reading Miles Morales:Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds. Join us to get your free copy to read and then pass on! The first three lucky teen readers will get to take home a copy of the DVD, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, home with them! Please sign up at the front 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!

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.