Guilderland Library Notes for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Lavida Barkley, of Coiled: A Textured Salon, will be at the Guilderland Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. for a free workshop on curly hair care for multiracial families.

Curious about using cloth diapers? They’re a desirable choice for environmentally-conscious parents, but the idea can be overwhelming.

Amber Chavez, owner of The Bundle Store in Ballston Spa, will be on hand Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. to answer your questions and share tips to make cloth diapering both manageable and affordable.  Please register online, by phone or in person.  

“Feelin’ Groovy” Gala

Time travel back with us at Guilderland Library Foundation’s 4th Annual Gala, a Feelin’ Groovy Celebration, on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Albany Country Club.  Attendees are welcome to don 1960s or 1970s-themed attire if desired.

Cash bar and silent auction commence at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, honoree presentation and live auction starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for this library fundraiser are $75 each, and the event is expected to sell out.

To purchase tickets online via PayPal, please see the Guilderland Library Foundation Facebook page or Checks made out to Guilderland Library Foundation may be mailed to: GLF, 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084, Attention: Gala.

For questions, contact Foundation President Steve Wacksman at , or Library Director Tim Wiles at 518.456.2400 ext. 113.  

All about toddlers

Join us on Monday afternoons to help your toddler thrive, starting Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. This five-class series bolsters toddler movement and coordination through props, hands-on techniques, and various play activities. Socialization, cognitive thinking, and language acquisition are also covered. The developmental age range for this class:  pushing back on their belly to standing independently. Please register online, by phone or in person.  

Multiracial Hair Care

Let’s face it: caring for your child’s hair can be difficult. Parents in multiracial families face the added challenge of working with a hair type they’re not familiar with.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Lavida Barkley, of Coiled: A Textured Salon, will share her expertise to help simplify curly hair-care routines and product choices. The goal is to de-stress “Wash Day” and encourage you and your child to enjoy maintaining their hair.

All are welcome, including caregivers, those considering adoption and/or foster parenting, and those simply wanting to learn more about hair care. Please register online, by phone or in person.  

Ukulele Jam

Whether you play ukulele, or want to learn, all skill levels are welcome to join the fun on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for our informal jam.  We meet the fourth Thursday of each month for this family-friendly program. Bring your own ukulele (or check one out from us!). No registration required, just drop in.

Autumn Honey Tasting

Antioxidant, memory booster, wound healer, allergy alleviator, sleep aid, anti-aging skin care aid – who knew that honey had so many benefits, in addition to its delectable sweetness!

Sample several delicious varieties of honey on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to determine your favorite. We’ll also learn a little about how bees make honey, and how the beekeeper harvests it. Please register online, by phone or in person.  

Diaper Derby

Calling all crawlers!  It’s a race to the finish on Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. for a fun prize and the title of GPL Diaper Derby Winner!  This event is for crawlers only. Each baby may have two “handlers” at either end of the racetrack.

Please register for this event online, by phone or in person.  Also, please consider donating a package of diapers or wipes to support our diaper drive the week of September 23 through 29, benefitting the Guilderland Food Pantry.  

Autumn Marketplace 

Our fall vendor fair, “Autumn Marketplace”, takes place Saturday,  Sept. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a variety of goods: jewelry, cosmetics, CBD, arts & crafts, health products, home goods, clothing, bags, food and much more!

Plan to stop by and get a jump on your holiday shopping, or treat yourself to something special (or both!)