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The Library will be closed on Monday, October 8th.

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Indigenous Peoples day. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 9th at 10am.

Antique appraisals on 10/6/2018 from 10:00am to Noon – proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library

A quick FYI to our patrons,

The Olde Mercantile, 130 Remsen St, is having a Fall Open House on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10am-4pm. Dennis Holzman of Dennis Holzman Antiques on Remsen St. will be there doing antique appraisals from 10:00am to Noon including verbal quotes for $5.00 per item. The proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library.

November 5th at 6pm, filmmaker Barbara Reina to show her local documentary Brought to Light

On November 5th at 6pm, we will have a showing of the local documentary Brought to Light. This program will start with a brief introduction by filmaker Barbara Reina with the movie (60m) following. Afterwards there will be a Q and A session.
This documentary explores Black History and the efforts of some Hudson Valley residents to restore respect to the Persons of Color Cemetery. Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook, NY is a story of rediscovery, respect and change. In rural Upstate New York, the cleanup efforts by a few villagers of some stone markers in an overgrown field lead to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African Americans were buried during the 1800s.

Program notes for the coming months

 Tellington Touch (TTouch) For Pets
Diana Well is hosting a class on TTouch for Pets. TTouch – the Tellington TTouch – is a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence – a little like “turning on the electric lights of the body.” This program is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th from 6:30-7:30pm. We request that you please leave your pets at home for this program.

 Mastodon Talk
Dr. Robert Feranec, curator of Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology and curator of Mammalogy will be hosting a talk at the library about the Cohoes Mastodon on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm.


 Local Author, Catherine Bruns, Visits Library
On October 17, at 6 pm at the Cohoes Public Library, we are proud to present local mystery writer Catherine Bruns. Catherine is a USA Today bestselling author of 4 different cozy mystery series – Cookies & Chance about a bakery in the Buffalo area, the Cindy York real estate series set in Upstate NY, & the Carrie Jorgenson series featuring a waitress new to Hawaii.


 29th Annual Autumn Affair
Join us on Sunday, November 4th at the Ukrainian-American Citizen Club, 1 Pulaski Ave, Cohoes, for the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library 29th Autumn Affair. Historical mystery author, Eleanor Kuhns, will be the featured entertainment at the Affair. Social hour begins at 12 noon followed by a luncheon buffet from 1-3pm Tickets are $28.00 with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library.

 Michael G. Stanton of Halliday Financial
Michael G. Stanton will be here on December 3rd at 6:30pm to give a talk on the basics of Medicare. From Part A to IRMAA, learn the fundamentals of how each section of Medicare works in this class aimed at making complex information easy-to-understand.

Learn about the Cohoes Mastodon from Noted New York State Museum Scientist, Dr. Robert Feranec!

Dr. Robert Feranec, curator of Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology, Curator of Mammalogy at the New York State Museum will be here at the Library on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm, to give a talk on the Cohoes Mastodon. Learn about Mastodon’s and the world they lived in, as well as the fate of the famous Cohoes Mastodon.

Space is limited so we ask that you sign up for this fascinating talk by stopping in to the Library or calling us at (518) 235-2570.

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