The Community Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at The Community Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Cafe Chill
11:00 am
 Cafe Chill
Saturday, Apr. 13, 11:00 am
110 Union St
At this new library event, we're hoping to recreate the casual, quiet, productive vibe commonly found in hip coffeehouses and cafes. Drop in on Saturday, April 13 to chill out and read or knit or write or idly scroll through your phone while enjoying a hot beverage and pastry. We'll have cra...read more
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Paws for Reading
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
110 Union St
Come practice your reading with a friendly pooch! All of our Paws for Reading dogs are certified therapy dogs, and they love to hear kids read. 
Adult D&D Club
6:00 pm
 Adult D&D Club
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 6:00 pm
110 Union St
Calling all adult gamers out there! Join us for our twice-monthly Dungeons & Dragons sessions and join a campaign with others adult and teen fans of role-playing games. Bring some friends or meet new ones here. Beginners welcome! We meet the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
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Storytime
10:30 - 11:30 am
 Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:30 - 11:30 am
110 Union St
Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Courtney each week for fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, and fun early literacy activities. The main program lasts about 30 minutes, and we have time for coloring and building with blocks for about 30 minutes afterward. No registration n...read more
Silver Screenings
1:00 pm
 Silver Screenings
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 1:00 pm
110 Union St
This continuing film series will highlight small, independent, and foreign films featuring senior citizens as main characters. We'll meet in the library's program room for mid-day matinees, free popcorn, and post-screening conversation.
Teen Video Game Night
6:00 - 7:30 pm
 Teen Video Game Night
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
110 Union St
Video Game Night is back, and we're making it a monthly program! Join other teens for Nintendo Switch games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart. We've got extra controllers so large groups can play, but you're welcome to bring your own controller if you have one. Light snacks provided. ...read more
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Paws for Reading
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Thursday, Apr. 18, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
110 Union St
Come practice your reading with a friendly pooch! All of our Paws for Reading dogs are certified therapy dogs, and they love to hear kids read. 
Fuzzy Belly Felting Friends
6:00 pm
 Fuzzy Belly Felting Friends
Thursday, Apr. 18, 6:00 pm
110 Union St
Drop in and spend some time working on needle felted projects alongside other friendly, crafty library patrons. Basic supplies will be provided. The program is open to teens and adults. Note: This is more of a workshop/studio than a traditional class, but beginners can get tips and inspiration from ...read more
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Birding for Beginners
11:00 am
 Birding for Beginners
Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:00 am
110 Union St
Chris Keefer, author of the Schenectady Daily Gazette's weekly birding column for over 20 years, will lead a discussion about the basics of birding, an international hobby everyone can enjoy. We’ll look at some of the key elements of identifying birds using their colors, shapes, songs and ...read more
Perler Bead Party
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Perler Bead Party
Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
110 Union St
Use our meltable Perler beads to make a fun keychain, magnet, or other creation! We have lots of fun patterns you can follow, or try designing something of your own. Open to kids ages 4 and up.
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Paws for Reading
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
110 Union St
Come practice your reading with a friendly pooch! All of our Paws for Reading dogs are certified therapy dogs, and they love to hear kids read. 
Short Fiction Workshop
6:00 pm
 Short Fiction Workshop
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:00 pm
110 Union St
This twice-monthly writing workshop for teens and adults features writing prompts, exercises, and moderated feedback sessions where authors working on short fiction can practice their craft, develop new skills, and get constructive input from other writers.
Dragon Eggs Craft
6:00 - 7:30 pm
 Dragon Eggs Craft
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
110 Union St
Try a fun twist on egg decorating! Join us for a teen craft night as we make shimmery, mysterious dragon eggs with everyday items. Open to middle and high schoolers (ages 11-18). Registration is required; sign up early to save your seat!

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Storytime
10:30 - 11:30 am
 Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10:30 - 11:30 am
110 Union St
Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Courtney each week for fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, and fun early literacy activities. The main program lasts about 30 minutes, and we have time for coloring and building with blocks for about 30 minutes afterward. No registration n...read more
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Trivia Night at the Library
6:30 pm
 Trivia Night at the Library
Thursday, Apr. 25, 6:30 pm
110 Union St
Assemble a team and join us for our live, in-person trivia contest covering a range of general knowledge categories including history, music, geography, politics, business, and culture. Bragging rights (and modest prizes) are at stake at this monthly, hour-long program.
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Tiny Art Show voting ends
2:00 pm
 Tiny Art Show voting ends
Friday, Apr. 26, 2:00 pm
110 Union St
Today's the last day to cast your vote for the winners of our 2024 Tiny Art Show. Check out all the submitted artworks in the library's lobby and help us pick the winners in each of the categories.
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The Community Library’s Great Puzzle Race
11:00 am
The Community Library’s Great Puzzle Race
Saturday, Apr. 27, 11:00 am
110 Union St
Ready to compete in The Community Library’s Great Puzzle Race? Teams of up to four people (all ages) will be given up to two hours to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Prizes go to the fastest three teams to finish. Space is limited, so we can only admit the first 12 teams to register. Once ...read more

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Paws for Reading
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Paws for Reading
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
110 Union St
Come practice your reading with a friendly pooch! All of our Paws for Reading dogs are certified therapy dogs, and they love to hear kids read. 
    
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