Guilderland Library Notes for Monday, March 10, 2014

 Come to Guilderland Public Library on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m., and enjoy the incomparable Annie & The Hedonists as they bring their special brand of musical entertainment as part of the library’s Second Sunday Concert Series.

This is a special event as you’ll hear the new lineup and selections from their new CD, Women Be Wise, featuring songs of the female blues and jazz artists of the 1920s through 1940s.

 Peter Davis is on clarinet and tenor guitar, Don Young’s on bass, and Jonny Rosen on guitar and vocals round out lead singer Annie Rosen as Annie & The Hedonists.

Read to a furry friend

 Our special furry friends, Fluffy the hairless cat and Erin the friendly Cavalier King Charles spaniel are coming back to the library on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., so that they can listen to the stories that beginning readers will share with them.

Reading to a furry friend is a great way for children to reinforce their reading skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and have fun!

Fluffy and Erin want to know that you’re coming; please call 456-2400, ext. 4 to let them know.

First Friday family films

Sony Pictures first animated feature centered upon meatballs falling out of the sky was such a hit with movie-going fans that the library is going to show its sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Two Meatballs on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

Our hero, Flint Lockwood, finds himself invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. However, just as young Flint prepares to go to work for his hero Chester V, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but it’s also started cross-breeding animals with food. What follows is a battle with such delicious, but deadly, hybrids as ferocious tacodiles, slithering apple pie-thons, and vine-swinging shrimpanzees.

An evening with James Deem

 Author James Deem will be visiting the library to discuss his latest book, Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America, on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

Deem chronicles the efforts of archaeologists, anthropologists, and forensic artists in reconstructing the faces and lives of unearthed skeletons at various points in North American history.

Deem’s presentation mirrors the fascinating content of his book, which Kirkus Reviews called “An absorbing introduction to anthropological facial reconstruction. Deem introduces five particular individuals and four other specific burial sites in North America where remains and archaeological contexts offer clues to the identities of the dead.… From the remains of Nevada’s Spirit Cave Man, discovered in the 1940s (and in the 1990s realized to be 10,500 years old) [he moves to cover] the burial grounds of poor and enslaved people in New York and immigrant Chinese miners in Wyoming.  Deem’s straightforward prose and consistently precise and respectful approach makes this exceptionally readable as history as well as science.”

Joining him for this program will be Gay Malin, from the New York State Museum, who will describe her work on the facial reconstruction process.

Please register for this program by calling 456-2400, ext. 2.

Better books sale

It’s the second Saturday of the month, and that means that on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, there’s another extraordinary opportunity for you to select from a wide range of gently used books and “Hey, this looks brand-new!” DVDs and CDs, all at bargain prices.

Trustees meet

The library’s board of trustees will hold its bi-monthly business meeting on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Tawasentha Room. 

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