Thank you to all of our volunteers, including John Madlin who was unable to attend that day!
Thank you Mayor Primeau for proclaiming April 5th through April 12th as Cohoes Public Library Week!
Cohoes Library Week is coming up in April and we have a great lineup of programming ahead of us to celebrate the occasion.
We start on Saturday with the following programs:
*Saturday, April 5th at 10:00 am. We begin our activities with Mayor Primeau’s official proclamation to commence Cohoes Library Week.
*Saturday, April 5th at 10:30 am. Following the Mayor local artist Natalie Boburka will discuss her work, Cohoes and Back: A History of an Artist and Her Studio. Natalie is a local artist and teacher whose art incorporates unexpected materials and multiple colors to draw a visceral response from the viewer. You can see a brief tour of her Mcelwain Avenue studio at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWr1md9gMrM. Natalie is a member of the Choose Cohoes for Art Committee (which is having a display at the Library by various artists, including Natalie) and is also one of the founding members of the Jay Street Gallery.
*Saturday, April 5th at 1:00 pm. To conclude Saturday’s fun, the Library will be showing the movie Gravity. Admission to the movie is free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
*Monday, April 7th at 6:00 pm. Jo-Ann Benedetti, Manager of Information and Outreach Services at the Upper Hudson Library System, will be at the Library to teach us how to download eBooks from the Library onto your device. If you have a Kindle, a Nook, iPad, smartphone or any of the other eBook readers out there, and you would like to learn how to download eBooks from the Library to your eReader (for free!!), join us on Monday. If you haven’t got an eReader yet but would like to “test read” one, check out the library for some “pre-loaded” eBooks on our own Kindle eReaders.
*Tuesday, April 8th. **Correction** The Friends of the Cohoes Public Library and the Library Board will formally recognize Library personnel for their hard work and the important role they have in the community. Thank you, Mayor Primeau!
*Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30 am. Local author Frankie Y. Bailey will be here to talk. Frankie Y Bailey is a Professor of Criminal Justice from SUNY and a popular author of both fiction and nonfiction (http://www.frankieybailey.com/). The popular Lizzie Stuart series features amateur sleuth Lizabeth Stuart and her friend Quinn. Coincidently, Lizzie has a PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Albany and her area of research and writing is crime history. Her newest book released in 2013, The Red Queen Dies introduces a new protagonist, Hannah McCabe, with a procedural set in the near future, 2019, that has critics begging for more. Ms. Bailey has a number of nonfiction to her credit, including Wicked Albany: Lawlessness and Liquor in the Prohibition Era, Crimes and Trials of the Century, and Famous American Crimes and Trials, among many more.
*Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm. Brittany Hunt will be here at to present the The Cohoes Bridges Project. Bridges help us get from one place to another and the Cohoes Bridges Out of Poverty does just that. “Bridges” is a program that is headed by Brittany Hunt and it focuses on helping people get out of poverty by providing them learning and support. It also teaches those in middle class what living in poverty really is. By both working together…our community becomes stronger. Bridges out of poverty is a national program that has been in existence for many years. Come and hear Brittany speak about the program and the services that are available in Cohoes.
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