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Hot Reads for Cold Nights November 17, 2008

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Did you ever watch the children participating in the summer reading program and wish you could be part of all the fun? If so, then I have good news for you! Hot Reads for Cold Nights is the Galway Public Library’s winter adult reading program.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights is a six week reading program. Each week, participants will submit entries for all books read and be eligible for a weekly prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! At the end of the program there will be a wrap-up party where a grand prize will be awarded.

Sign ups for Hot Reads for Cold Nights begin today!  Stop by the library to get your registration packet!

Why let kids have all the fun? Make sure to sign up for Hot Reads for Cold Nights – see you there!

 

New adult books and movies! October 17, 2008

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We just received some new books and movies at the library!  Make sure to stop by and check them out!

New Books

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

A Member of the Family by Cesar Millan

Against Medical Advice by James Patterson (not available for checkout until October 20th)

Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession by Anne Rice

Grace by Richard Paul Evans

A Lion Among Men  by Gregory Maguire

 Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman

New Movies

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Nim’s Island

27 Dresses

Superbad

The Bucket List

The Bank Job

Smart People

September programs at the library! September 3, 2008

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Writers’ Group

The Writers’ Group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. We welcome beginners as well as published authors. Share your poetry, fiction, or non-fiction in this friendly, helpful group. Even if you’re not ready to share your work, please join us to listen and offer encouragement to other writers. No registration required – just stop by!

Poetry Reading, Barbara Louise Ungar

Barbara Louise Ungar, Saratoga Springs resident and Associate Professor at the College of Saint Rose, will be doing a poetry reading on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. Barbara is best known for winning the Gival Press Poetry Award for her book The Origin of the Milky Way. The reading is open to all, and we hope to see you there!

Knit Lit

Knit Lit is meeting on Friday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a relaxing evening of socializing and crafting! Work on a current project, share books and skills, and learn techniques. All are welcome at this group – no registration required.

Adult Craft Night, Candy Bouquets

All adults are welcome to join us for our monthly adult craft night, on Monday September 15th at 6:30 p.m. This month we will be making beautiful candy bouquets. Registration and a $4 materials fee are required. Please stop by or call the library at 882-6385 to register.

Paws to Read

On Saturday, September 20th, children of all ages are invited to read to Moochie, a trained therapy dog. Kids can improve their reading abilities as they gain confidence by reading to Moochie. Moochie listens uncritically as each child reads. It is also a great opportunity for children to interact with animals in a safe, positive environment. Registration is required, so please stop by or call the library at 882-6385 to sign up for a fifteen minute block. If you can not make it on September 20th, but would be interested in participating in this program, please let us know as we may be able to do it regularly if there is demand.

Teen Crafternoons, Safety Pin Jewelry

This month’s teen craft is on Tuesday, September 23rd at 3:00 p.m. Stop by after school to make safety pin jewelry at the library. Registration is required, so please stop by or call the library at 882-6385 to register. This program is open to teens going into 7th grade and up.

Series of Thursday Events

A book discussion group for kids in grades 3-6 will be held on September 25th at 3:30 p.m. We will be discussing You Wish: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff by Jason Lethcoe. There will be related activities and a snack. Stop by the library or call 882-6385 to register.

Readings from The Hermit, by Mary Sanders Shartle

Mary Sanders Shartle will be doing a reading from her novel-in-progress The Hermit: The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale on September 25th at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will include a discussion of the tradition of hermits, both secular and religious, and some of the more famous “hermits” of the Adirondacks. This project is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. All are welcome at this reading, and we hope to see you there!

Paint Your Own Story Quilt Block – Children’s Program August 11, 2008

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Children ages five and up can join Anne Valente, owner of Creative Sparks in Saratoga, and create your very own “patch” of Galway’s Story Quilt.  Program presenters will talk to the children about the Story Quilt, life in Galway, and what Galway means to them.  Once everyone has plenty of ideas, they will each create an individual design on a ceramic tile that depicts their life in Galway.  The tiles will then be fired and returned to the children.  Registration is required, so please stop by or call the library to sign up.  This program is being funded by proceeds from the Galway Public Library’s Story Quilt Fund.

Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Registration required – Stop by or call 882-6385

Open to children ages five and up

New Teen Books for the Summer! July 28, 2008

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We just received a HUGE order of teen books.  Make sure to stop by, check them out, and make sure to participate in the teen summer reading program!

Hero, by Perry Moore

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, by Deb Caletti

The Fold, by An Na

Good Enough, by Paula Yoo

The Compound, by S. A. Bodeen

Town Boy, by Lat

Waiting For Normal, by Leslie Connor

Rucker Park Setup, by Paul Volponi

Sunrise Over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers

Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen

The Missing Girl, by Norma Fox Mazer

Harmless, by Dana Reinhardt

Boy Toy, Barry Lyga

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin

The London Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park, by Steve Kluger

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

Derby Girl, by Shauna Cross

Beige, by Cecil Castellucci

Skate, by Michael Harmon

Spanking Shakespeare, by Jake Wizner

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern

Someday this Pain will be Useful to You, by Peter Cameron

Slam, by Nick Hornby

Boot Camp, by Todd Strasser

Indigo Summer, by Monica McKayhan

How Not to be Popular, b y Jennifer Ziegler

Unwind, by Neal Shusterman

Breaking Dawn Release Party July 23, 2008

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Stephenie Meyer’s new book is being released on August 2nd, and we’re having a party the night before to celebrate!  Stop by the library and make Bella charm bracelets, glitter lotion so you can glitter like a Cullen, decorate vampire cupcakes, play games, and more!

Friday, August 1st

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Galway Public Library

Open to those going into 7th grade and up

Stop by the library or call 882-6385 to register

Open Mic Night July 7, 2008

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The library and the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant will co-sponsor an open mic at the restaurant on Monday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m.  Please come by early for dinner, and stay for the poetry!  Call the library at 882-6385 for more information.

Happy Tenth Birthday! July 3, 2008

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It’s hard to believe, but the Galway Public Library is now ten years old!  A lot has happened in the last ten years, and we would like to invite all of you to come celebrate!  There is going to be a library birthday party on Tuesday, July 15th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Presentations will be given at 6:00.  If you are interested in attending, please stop by.  We are looking forward to celebrating with all of you!  Call the library for more details.

Adult Craft Night – July 9th July 2, 2008

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Join us on July 9th at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly craft night.  This month we will be trying our hands at glass etching.  Registration is required, so please stop by or call the library (882-6385) if you would like to attend.  There is a $4.00 materials fee that will be collected at the class.  Hope to see you there!

New Books for July! June 30, 2008

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Death and Honor by W. E. B. Griffin
Plague Ship by Clive Cussler
Resolution by Robert B. Parker
Sail by James Patterson
Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffet
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

There are some new audio books too!
Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

Don’t forget that you can download audiobooks to your computer or mp3 player right from your house! This is a free service for anyone who has a Galway Public Library card. Click here for more information!