Guilderland Library Notes for Thursday, April 3, 2014

 “The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water   

Mirrors a still sky;

Upon the brimming water among the stones   

Are nine-and-fifty swans…”

These opening lines of William Butler Yeats’ The Wild Swans at Coole kicked-off Guilderland Public Library’s Facebook-based celebration of April’s National Poetry Month. This work was selected by Lisa Pitkin, the library’s department head for circulation and collection services, and was posted on Tuesday April 1. You can access the rest of the poem on the library’s Facebook page, at; visit daily to see our featured poems.  

First Friday family film

The actual title of the First Friday Family Movie being shown on April 4, at 7 p.m., is the past tense of freeze; we are prohibited by our performance site license from advertising the real title of the movie.  But you get the idea.

The plot of the movie is that the kingdom of Arendelle is frozen into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa. The movie is rated PG, and is 108 minutes long. The kids will love it.

Train your dinosaur

Children in pre-kindergarten through second grade are invited to the library on Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m., to find out what Tyrannosaurus was really like.

Barbara Lukas from local PBS station WMHT will lead you on a fact-finding exploration about dinosaurs. You will watch a dinosaur train movie and travel back in time with Buddy and Tiny to visit Buddy’s early ancestor, Raptorex.  You’ll then create a feathered dinosaur to take home. 

Please call 456-2400, ext. 4 to let us know you’re coming.

Story time

The next sensory story time will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. This story time is designed for children with autism spectrum disorder and a parent or care-giver. You’ll share simple stories, and engage in activities that promote sensory integration.

Recovery was a success

 On behalf of the Guilderland Library Foundation, thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation and its good works by having dinner at the Recovery Sports Grill the evening of Thursday, March 27.  Recovery is donating 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Foundation.  We especially thank the owners and staff of the Recovery Sports Grill for helping make this happen, and for their generosity. 

Watch this space for the next Dining to Donate event, coming soon.

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