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Upcoming programs and some news . . .

QiGong is Coming BackMondays from 10:30-11:30, from June 11th-July 23rd
Diana Wells is bringing back her popular Qigong class on Mondays from 10:30-11:30, from June 11th-July 23rd.

The Value of a Single Payer Health Care System, June, 13, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM
Dr. George Jolly, a retired internal medicine and geriatric doctor, will offer a slide presentation on the value of a single payer health care system in NYS at the Cohoes Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Jolly will detail how such a system can save money for local cities, counties and school districts on their healthcare budgets. There will be a question and answer session after his presentation.

For more information, contact for the Capital District Chapter for the NYS Alliance for retired Americans: KarenWojick Hess, 518-366-8141 Rich Vale 518-677-5396 Pat Lavin 518-928-6639 Herb Hyde 518-763-2567

Working at NASA – It’s not all Rocket Science, but it IS Fun! June 20th at 6:30pm
What is it really like to work at NASA? Do you really have to be the proverbial ‘rocket scientist’ to work there? What is it like to be a woman in the sciences. Learn about these and other questions from Dr. Kathleen Fontaine. Dr. Fontaine has over 25 years’ experience working with and for NASA as both a Contractor and a Civil Servant. This one is a must-see for any young ladies interested in the sciences!

Newspaper Digitization Grant
The Library has received a grant for close to $8000 to digitize its collection of the Cohoes Republican Newspaper. This collection includes papers from 2/18/1895 through 11/31/1919. When completed, these papers will be accessible at, and on our website, We are in the process of applying for another grant to digitize our collection of the Cohoes American Newspaper (January 3rd, 1921 through December 31st, 1951) and will keep you informed of our progress. These digitized scan will be printable and key word searchable.

Summer Read
Finally, we are putting together our Summer Read programming schedule now. Look for details on our website,, on our Facebook page, in the newspapers, and in posters posted in the Library. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

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