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Summer Read 2018 – Sign up begins going on now!


Cohoes Public Library is offering its annual Summer Reading Celebration during July and August, and participation is free and open to all ages – you too, parents! Come in to the Library and sign up for Summer Read. Pledge to read over the summer, keep track of your progress, and come and enjoy our free Summer Programs – including a great party at the end of the summer to celebrate your accomplishments!

As part of our Summer Reading Celebration the Cohoes Public Library is offering a number of free programs. Each program starts at 11:30am each Thursday between July 12th and August 23rd.

Programs include:

The Ancient Art of Fish Printing (Gyotaku): July 12th at 11:30am Kids will learn the ancient art of “Gyotaku”, while creating an impression of a (rubber) fish on paper or fabric using paints. Suggested: Ages 8 and up. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Let’s Rock:  Thursday, July 19th at 11:30am Children will learn about sound while experimenting with various instruments, and designing one of their own. Suggested: grades 3-5.

JIM SNACK: Thursday, July 26th at 11:30am Summer Read is not Summer Read without Jim Snack. Join Jim for his unique mix of magic and fun. Not to be missed. Suggested: all ages.

Life on the Erie Canal: Thursday, August 2nd at 11:30amLearn about the engineering challenges in this exciting hands-on program exploring the history and technology of the Erie Canal. Suggested: grades 3-5.

Animal Builders: Thursday, August 9th at 11:30am From beavers to birds to bugs, animals build some amazing things! In this program we’ll learn about the ways animal architects design and build their homes, including a close-up look at real bird nests, cocoons, and more. Suggested: grades K-4.

Basic Drawing for Beginners – Anime & ComicBook Styled Art with Penelope Barbalios: Thursday, August 16th at 11:30am Join Ms. Barbalios for a Comic book themed drawing workshop. Supplies will be provided. This class limited to 10 ppl. Please sign up early. Suggested: Grades 4-6


Thursday, August 23rd at 11:30am


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