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Winter Break: the Sequel is coming up in a few weeks, and we’re going to be having a few activities just in case you’re bored on your week off of school.  On Wednesday, February 22 at 1:30 in the afternoon, one of our teen volunteers will be leading a lesson on making duct tape wallets!  Join us!

On Friday, February 24, we’re going to have a special guest give a science demonstration called “Density with Buttons of Bubbles”!  We’re going to make bubbles sink and buttons float.

Meanwhile, stop on in and check out our awesome DVD collection or maybe a book.  We’re getting new stuff all the time.

Winter (break) is coming!

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that you haven’t been trampled by a mob of Christmas shoppers.  As the weather gets colder, we’ll be keeping the library toasty (as long as the boiler holds out) and we have some fun programming lined up for the holiday school break:

Tuesday, December 27th at 5:30 pm, we’re going to be holding a mystery box escape for families!  This is a fun event where you can test your detective skills by locating clues around the library and deciphering a series of locks to access the treasure hidden in a locked box.  There’s going to be an introduction you won’t want to miss, so if you’re going to participate, make sure you’re here on time!  It should last about an hour.

On Thursday, December 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Menands library will be hosting a “Take it Apart” night.  Got a toy or old electronic device you want to take apart and see what’s inside?  Maybe even try to fix it?  We’ll provide the tools and the know-how (and a few of our junk drawer phones and hard drives) you provide the curiosity!  Meanwhile, we’ll accept donations of old technology to be taken apart that night.  We’ll recycle the bits when you’re done.

On Friday, December 30th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, we’ll be having Guitar Hero Karaoke!  Come on in and sing, drum, and strum your brains out on the Wii edition of Guitar hero world tour.
So if you get cold and bored during your week off of school, drop on in!

Fall Fun Times!

We’ve got a lot of fun stuff coming up in the next few weeks!  There’s a pumpkin carving party on Thursday, 10/20 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm!  You can sign up for it using this link.  Please fill out the form if you’ll be attending.

We’re also having two (2), a pair, that is, book sales this month.  We’ll have books by the bagful for $5, as well as free cider and donuts!  The sales are both on Saturdays–October 15th and October 29th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The same day as the second book sale (Saturday the 29th), we’re also having a Rangoli making demonstration and a Halloween costume contest!  Rangoli are special designs made with powder for the Hindu festival of Diwali.  This year, Diwali falls on October 30th, almost the same day as Halloween.  So, if you’re counting, that’s three things going on on Saturday, 10/29: Book Sale, Rangoli, and Costume Contest!  Be there or be bored!

Summer’s Winding Down…

The chicks have hatched and left, summer reading program is over, and the heat has broken (for a day or two anyway.)  Late summer kid boredom is about to peak.  Get them out of the house and into the library!  Stop in for a board game on Tuesday!  Work on a puzzle!  Get a book!  Here’s a good one for a restless teenager:

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Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

It’s about a young woman who reads a book that causes her to question everything. It’s a great read by the author of The Silver Linings Playbook, on which the award-winning film was based.  We just got it in along with some other new titles for young adults.  Browse and see what you find.

You can also work at our new puzzle table:

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If you’re still bored, maybe you’re just not library-ing right!