Programs & More

 Please call 518-882-6385 or email gal-director@sals.edu to register for programs & classes.

Tech Assistance is now available every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Call for an appointment to ask about a specific tech problem, or just drop in for help with your device or other tech issues.

The last session of the Reading & Discussion series Votes for Women sponsored by Humanities NY, in honor of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in NYS will meet in June. The book we will be reading on June 25 at 7:00: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot AWomansCrusade_Walton

When Readers Meet, our book discussion group, is held on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7 pm. Copies of each month’s book will be available at the library several weeks before the group meets, for readers to check out.

book July 23 – 7 PM When Readers Meet – The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

 

The Writers’ Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The group welcomes beginners as well as published writers. Share your poetry, fiction or non-fiction. To be added to the email list for reminders about meeting dates and other writing opportunities, contact writersgroupgpl@gmail.com.  

Open Art Sessions with Herb Kopper meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00. Bring your own supplies or borrow his. Learn tips & techniques. Meet others who enjoy art.

 

June:

6/18 – 10:00 Mahjong

6/18 – 3:30 – Kids’ Garden Club – Re-pot plants into window boxes & large pots – 3-12yrs

6/18— Registration begins for Summer Reading Program – all ages

6/19 – 10:30—Story Time – Healers – preschool

6/19  – 7:00 – Friends of the Library at Galway Town Hall

6/20 – 6:30 Board Meeting

6/21 – 3:30 – Crafternoon – Nail polish marbling on a flowerpot – 7-14yrs

6/21-28 – Makerspace – Domino Rally – All ages

6/21 – 6:30 – Writers’ Group

6/25 – 10:00 Mahjong

6/25 – 2:00—Summer Reading Program begins – Painting dinosaurs  – making clay pot – 5-12 yrs

6/25 – 3:30—Weather Around Us – Weather in a Bottle – 8-14 yrs

6/25 – 7:00 – Votes for Women Reading & Discussion: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot 

6/28 – 2:00—Summer Reading Program – Decorate display box – start rock collection – 5-12 yrs

6/28 – 3:30 – Marvelous Machines – Make a jumping frog with lobed cam – 10-14yrs

6/28 – 6:00 – Open Art Session

6/29 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

6/30 – at 1:00 – Ground Breaking Ceremony – on the library’s property on East St. in the Village. Join us for refreshments and celebration!

JULY:

July 2 – 10 AM  Mahjong 

July 2 – 2:00 Layered colored sand in a bottle, ages 6-15
3:30 Lego Club – build a dinosaur, ages 7-14

July 3 – 10:30 Story Time – America, preschool

July 4 – Library Closed

July 5 – 2:00 Brookside Museum Program – Digging Up the Past: Archaeology at Brookside, ages 9-14
3:30 – Sing Along – interactive songs, ages 3-7

July 7 – 10:00 Pokemon Club, ages 8-18

July 9 – 10 AM  Mahjong

July 9 – 2:00 Make Rock Candy and “Sedimentary Rock” cookies, candy will be done July 16, all ages
4:00 Artful Monday–Bead wind chimes, ages 5-12

July 11 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

July 11 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

July 12 – 2:00 Create an archaeological dig site including our clay bowls, stones, and fossils, ages 5-12
3:30 Tinker Thursday – explore connecting units in series vs. parallel, ages 8-13

July 12 – 6-8 PM Art w/ Herb

July 13 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

July 16 – 10 AM  Mahjong

July 16 – 2:00 – Tang Museum Program – Make a home-made musical instrument, ages 6-12
3:30 Garden Club–Explore capillary action w/ celery & carnations, make plant markers, ages 3-12

July 17 – Story Time – Food, preschool

July 18 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

July 18 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

July 19-26 – Maker Space – board games, all ages

July 19 – 2:00 – Dig up our archaeological “sites,” and make plaster stepping stones, ages 5-12
3:30 Crafternoon – Cyanoprints of flowers, leaves, and found objects, ages 5-12

July 19 – 6:30 PM Writers’ Group

July 20 – Tea at 3 PM

July 21 – 11 AM Intro to Tech – Download Audio Books and e-Books

July 23 – 10 AM  Mahjong

July 23 – 2:00 Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, Turtle Discovery Program, ages 5-12
3:30 Sing Along – French & Spanish, ages 3-7

July 23 – 7 PM When Readers Meet – The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

July 25 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

July 25 – 6:00 – 8:00 Libraries Mean Business: 

  • Training for attendees on resources available through library membership
  • Presentation or workshop by an expert addressing a particular skill – website building.
  • Introduction to local partners/resources – through meet and greet after training.

July 25 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

July 26 – 2:00 Make a PVC-pipe “singing tree” garden sculpture, ages 3-15
3:30 Marvelous Machines – Make a wobbling duck rolling toy using offset cams, ages 10-16

July 26 – 6-8 PM Art with Herb

July 29 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

July 30 – 10 AM  Mahjong

July 30 – 2:00 Make a 3-D picture with shells, silk flowers and a craft-stick frame, ages 6-12
3:30 Weather Around Us – Make a windmill/weathervane for the garden, ages 8-14

AUGUST:

Aug. 1 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

Aug. 1 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

Aug. 2 – 2:00 Fun with mirrors; make a kaleidoscope and a periscope, ages 8-13
3:30 Sing Along – local history, ages 3-7

Aug. 2 – 6:30 PM Wine Glass Painting

Aug. 4 – 10:00 Pokemon Club, ages 8-18

Aug. 6 – 10 AM  Mahjong

Aug. 6 – 2:00 Make metamorphic rock cookies, all ages
3:30 Lego Club –Float your boat! ages 7-14

Aug. 7 – 10:30 Story Time, preschool

Aug. 8 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

Aug. 8 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

Aug. 9 – 6-8 PM Art with Herb

Aug. 9 – 2:00 Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, Silent Wings raptor program, all ages
3:30 Tinker Thursday – Sound waves, ages 8-13

Aug. 12 – 7:00 – Overnight at the Library – view the Perseids Meteor Shower, ages 10-15

Aug. 13 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

Aug. 13 – 10 AM  Mahjong

Aug. 13- 2:00 Make our own geodes – should be finished on August 16 or 20, ages 5-13
4:00 Artful Monday – Balloon painting, ages 5-12

Aug. 16-23 – Maker Space – more board games, all ages

Aug. 15 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

Aug. 15 – 6-8 PM Playful Clay

Aug. 16 -2:00 Make vegetable instruments, ages 9-18
3:30 Crafternoon – Weave a basket from construction paper, ages 7-12

Aug. 16 – 6:30 PM Writers’ Group

Aug. 18 – 11 AM Intro to Tech—Apps for Androids

Aug. 20 – 10 AM  Mahjong

Aug. 20 -2:00 Learn rhythm with Lummi Sticks & make up a Library Rap Song, ages 6-12
3:30 – Garden Club – Make flowerpot covers & transplant some flowering plants, ages 3-12

Aug. 21- 10:30 Story Time, preschool

Aug. 22 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

Aug. 22 – 6 PM Intro to Sign Language

Aug. 23 -2:00 Salsa Awards Party – music, dancing & salsa made from our garden vegetables, all ages
3:30 Marvelous Machines – Make simple gears and explore how they work, ages 10-16

Aug. 23 – 6-8 PM Art with Herb

Aug. 27 – 10 AM  Mahjong

Aug. 27 – When Readers Meet 7PM

Aug. 29 – 4 – 8 Tech Assistance

Aug. 29 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

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More photos from children’s programs are on our Youth Services tab, and other photos are on the Archives page under the About tab.

PO Box 207
5264 Sacandaga Road
Galway NY 12074
518-882-6385
gal-director@sals.edu

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Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 - 8:00
Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
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