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Movie Night at Cohoes Public Library

MartianCome join us on February 29th at 5:30pm for Movie Night at Cohoes Public Library. We’ll be showing The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

This film runs for 2 hours and 21 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.

Admission is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Library will be closed on Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 16th at 10am.

Story Time is starting up again on February 17th with Jessica King.

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On Wednesday, February 17th at 4pm, Jessica will be having her late-afternoon story time class for children ranging from 2 to 8-10 years old. Toddlers are welcome but may need help from their big person with the craft. Jessica will be reading a story and offering a craft for kids to enjoy.

Jessica’s first class will be about snowmen. Children will enjoy a story about snowmen and create their own sock beanbag snowman. This class is free but we encourage participants to sign up ahead of time by calling or visiting the Library. Story time will run for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Art studio time at CPL

Take a break, get out of the house this winter, and enjoy some time with like-minded artists at Cohoes Public Library.

Ann Reilly a local artist and jewelry designer has booked some group studio time at the Library. We know it can be hard to set time aside to pursue your art, so we’re making sure there is time and space available here at the Library for you to come paint, sketch, sculpt, draw, or pursue whatever medium you choose. We’ll have coloring books available, as well as colored pencils, gel markers, and pastels, but our supplies are limited, so we suggest you bring your own where possible. Come join us!

Class schedule:

§  Wednesday, February 17, from 6-7:30 pm.
§  Wednesday, February 24, from 6-7:30 pm.
§  Wednesday, March 2, from 6-7:30 pm.
§  Wednesday, March 9, from 6-7:30 pm.

Sign up for this neat class at the front desk.

Delve into “Maya’s Notebook” with the Ageless Book Discussion Group

On Wednesday, February 17 at 1:30 pm, join the Cohoes Public Library’s newest book club – The Ageless Book Discussion Group-as they delve into “Maya’s Notebook” by Isabel Allende.  Travel from hope to despair and back to hope again as Maya Vidal struggles with finding herself while battling drugs and finds that family love is constant. Ms. Allende is a staunch supporter of the empowerment of women and girls worldwide and this is reflected in her works. Join a book club designed around you. More info under the “Book Club” tab.

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