"The Story of G.I. Joe"; Unmask Summer Reading; Super Bowl of Books
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July 2015 Monthly Update                          
Adult Newsletter (all adult programs)
Teen Newsletter (all teen programs)
Youth Services' Newsletter (all children's programs)
Preventing and Treating Skin Cancer
Library Notes
New Library Director!
As indicated last month, our new Library Director is Evelyn Neale, previous East Greenbush Library Director. Evelyn started here Monday, June 29th.

A little more about Evelyn and her background:
  • Born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockland County, NY. Moved from Long Island to Saratoga Springs in 2001.
  • Worked at SUNY Stony Brook, Syosset, East Greenbush libraries for 27 years: held Director, Department Head, Librarian positions, among others.
  • Worked on several library system automation and building projects.
  • Active in local professional communities: Director’s Association representative on the Upper Hudson Library Board, Ambassador for the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Team Leader for Making Strides, among others.
  • Interests: local history, storytelling, antiques, travel.
Stop by and welcome her here at Colonie Library!
Independence Day

The library will be closed Friday, 7/3, through Sunday, 7/5, in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open Monday, 7/6, at 9:00 AM.
American Cinema and WWII with Lenny Zapala
(Tuesday, 7/7, 6:30 PM)

"The Story of G.I. Joe", “a 1945 American war film directed by William Wellman, starring Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum.

The story is a tribute to the American infantryman during World War II, told through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. The film concentrates on one company that Pyle accompanies into combat in Tunisia and Italy."
U.S. History Collection

Are you a history buff? Enjoy learning about the American Revolutionary, Civil War, Great Depression and other historical eras?

Our U.S. History Collection database "provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field." (Gale Cengage)

The database has an advanced search with options for full-text, peer-reviewed, publication search, as well as the ability to download an audio version, highlight articles and other features.

Check it out!
Medicare 101: A Primer for Everyone
(Tuesday, 7/14, 6:00 PM)

Janet Kiffney, a certified Medicare Counselor with HIICAP (New York State's Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program), will present a "soup-to-nuts" program on Medicare.

This presentation is sponsored by the NYS Office for the Aging and the Albany County Department for Aging.

Reservations are required.
A Few of Our New Books (click to check availability)
A Few of Our New eBooks and Audiobooks (click to check availability)
Young Adult
UNMASK Summer Reading Program
(Wednesday, 6/24, to Friday, 8/7)
For every 30 minutes read, you earn a raffle ticket for great weekly prizes: movie tickets, Latitude 360, laser tag and much more!

To be eligible, come into the library or go online to register, beginning Wednesday, June 24.

The Ultimate Hero
(Friday, 7/10, 7:00 PM)
Who do you believe is the ultimate hero from YA lit? Tris, Katniss, Thomas, or Augustus? All of these characters have overcome great obstacles, but who would win if they were pitted against each other? You decide!

There will be a Wrecking Ball, Bounce House, trivia challenges, food, games, and more to Kick-Off our summer!

Please register online.
Youth Services
Super Bowl of Books
(Wednesdays, 7/8-8/5, 6:30-7:30 PM)
Exclusively for kids entering grades 5th & 6th, the Super Bowl of Books is a 5-week program featuring snacks, games, activities, and books. You and your team will get a book to read at home. Then on the last night, the teams will compete in a kid-created trivia contest based on the books.

A $3.00 fee will be collected at registration to cover the cost of a team t-shirt. Register in-person only in Youth Services starting Wednesday, June 24.
Mighty Dogs
(Thursdays, 7/9-8/6, 2:00-3:00 PM)
Do you love dogs? Our four-footed friends are sweet and gentle therapy dogs who will patiently listen to children read aloud. It’s a great way for new readers to practice their skills! Children entering first grade & older are invited to schedule a ten-minute slot to read between 2:00-3:00 on Thursday afternoons.

You may register to secure a spot, or just drop-in. Registration begins Wednesday, June 24 in Youth Services.
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