Guilderland Library Notes for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fifty years ago, four young musicians from Liverpool arrived in the United States, and yeah, you know the rest. Or do you?  Come to the Guilderland Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., and get the cool details.

 Using recorded material and film clips, some rare, musicologist and Beatles scholar Gordon Thompson explores the impact of the British invasion, led by The Beatles in February 1964. He chronicles their historic concert at Shea Stadium, examines John Lennon’s emotional connection to New York City, and discusses how the Beatles’ music continues to be an inspiration to composers and performing artists.

This program is co-sponsored by The Egg: Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza in Albany.

Bring your child to the library

Kids and families should make it a point to come to Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. 

This family program celebrates families and libraries through a variety of activities. Kids can design a bookmark for our contest and sign-up for their own library cards. 

We have fun activities for the whole family, such as a story walk/scavenger hunt, and a life-size Candy Land. There’s no better way to beat the winter blahs than an afternoon of fun at your library.
No registration required; just show up and play.

Library info

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