Programs & More

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

We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted to provide the Reading & Discussion series Votes for Women sponsored by Humanities NY, in honor of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in NYS. The series will be facilitated by Evelyn Hanna. Registration is required for this program. Each session will begin at 7:00 and last about 90 minutes. Space is limited so please sign up soon. The books are available at the library for participants to sign out.

The books we will be reading are:

SexWars_PiercyFebruary 26: Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York – Marge Piercy
March 26: Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited
April 23: African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
June 25: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot 

NEW! Monthly Parent & Child Book Discussion for 2nd & 3rd Graders.  Our first official meeting will be on Wed., Feb. 21 at 5 here at the library.  We will be discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling.  Read the book together at home, and then join us on the 21st for lively discussion, an activity, and a snack!  Contact the library if you have any questions, and please register.
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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.

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.

FEBRUARY

February 22 – March 1 – Maker Space – Build a topsy-turvy tower with Keva blocks – how far off-center can you build? Make a Dr. Seuss-type building in honor of his March 2nd birthday!

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2/22 – 3:30 – Stop-Motion Animation – Here’s a praxinoscope (an early “motion picture” machine)

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2/22 – 6:00 Open Art Session

2/26 – 3/1 – Maker Space – Build a topsy-turvy tower with Keva blocks – how far off-center can you build?

2/26 – 10:00 Mahjong

2/26 – 3:30 p.m. – Weather Around Us – A representative of the National Weather Service will be doing a presentation for us.  He’ll be talking about the NWS, in general, what their job is like, different types of weather/clouds, some technology they use to observe and forecast the weather, etc.  Kids who were here last month can bring your log books  and ask about what your measurements mean.  He may also touch on how to become a weather spotter.

2/26 – 7:00 – Reading & Discussion series – Votes for Women! The Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York by Marge Piercy

2/26 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

March:

Celebrate Women’s History Month this March with actress and activist Izetta Jewel. Exhibit opens on March 1 and runs through March 31.

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3/1 – 5:00 Finance Committee

Friday, March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!   seuss

3/3 – 10:00 Pokemon

3/5 – 10:00 Mahjong

3/5 – 3:30 Lego Club – use the architect’s drawing as a guide to create a scale model of the new library.
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3/6 – 10:30 Story Time – Quilts – Make a quilt of fabric on posterboard.

3/7 – 6:30 Board Meeting

3/8 – 3:30 – Tinker Thursday – measuring light and amplifying sound. Using the LittleBits to measure light and transmit sound, and find objects to amplify or mute the sounds.
light3/8 – 6:00 Open Art Session  

3/9 – 7:00 – 9:00 Friends of the Galway Public Library Present PAINT & SIP (Featuring Sarah Best) At BOB’S TREES (in the green building). $30 tickets are available at the library. Bring your own bottle of wine or your drink preference. Delicious snacks & merriment included with each ticket.

3/10 – 10:30 Finding Izetta Jewel, presented by Anne Rockwood

3/12 – 10:00 Mahjong

3/12 – 4:00 – Artful Monday – Paper Marbling

Paper Marbling
3/13 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com 

3/15 – 3:30 Crafternoon –  Write and illustrate a silly Dr. Seuss-like story we’ll print out for everyone to take home and color.

Seuss-like buildings

3/15 – 6:30 Writers’ Group

3/16 – 3:00 Afternoon Tea

3/19 – 10:00 Mahjong

3/20 – 10:30 – Story Time – Shapes – Making patterns with shapes.

3/20 – 7:00 – Friends of the Library at Galway Town Hall

3/21 – 6:30 Board Meeting

3/22 – 3/29 – Makerspace Open – Zoob Builderz vehicles  Zoob Builderz vehicle

3/22 – 3:30 Stop-Motion Animation – Use clay figures, legos, or drawings, and your ingenuity to make a short animated film.

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3/22 – 6:00 Open Art Session 

3/24 – 11:00 Asia Excursion: See photos and hear about Sarah Best’s trip to China & Thailand.

3/26 – 10:00 Mahjong

3/26 – 3:30 – Weather Around Us – Make home-made thermometers and use “bought” thermometers to measure temperature changes and see how they reflect the weather around us.

3/26 – 7:00 – Reading  & Discussion – Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited

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3/28 – 3:00 Special Board Meeting

3/28 – 6:00 Social Security Information – please register in advance

3/29 – Submissions due: galwaygettogether@gmail.com

April:

4/9 – 4:00 Artful Monday – Straw WeavingStraw Weaving

 May:
5/14 – 4:00 Artful Monday – Bubble Painting Bubble Painting

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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.

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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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