Fine Free Fridays at SML!

BREAKING NEWS!! Effective immediately –FINE FREE FRIDAYS at SML! We are waiving late fees for all items returned on Thursday nights and Friday mornings in the drop box, at the front desk during Friday’s open hours and returned to the drop box Friday nights and Saturday mornings before 10 a.m. In short, FREE RETURNS Thursday 6 p.m. – Saturday 10 a.m. AND if you return all your items on Friday and no longer have any checked out items on your account, we will waive ALL your late fees!!! 

The Battle of Bennington

Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm

The Battle of Bennington

Presented by David Pitlyk, Historical Site Assistant

In the summer of 1777, an invading army under British General Burgoyne threatened to capture Albany and to cut off New England from the other rebellious colonies. Challenged by the logistics of continuing his advance, Burgoyne sent a detachment commanded by Lt. Col. Baum to capture stores held in Bennington. Expecting little in the way of resistance, Crown forces instead were delivered a decisive check by General Stark, who commanded a collection of Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire state militias in two fierce engagements. Victory at Bennington paved the way for victory in the Battles of Saratoga and ultimately in the war itself. Historic Site Assistant David Pitlyk will deliver a presentation on the history of the Battle of Bennington, drawing from contemporary source material and archaeology. The presentation will also touch on how the battle has been commemorated and interpreted over time.

About the Presenter: David Pitlyk has served as the Historic Site Assistant for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Bennington Battlefield since 2015. He previously worked as the Interpretation Coordinator for the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum (USS SLATER) and graduated from The University at Albany with degrees in history and education.

Keva Plank Creations

Wednesday, February 20 at 4:30pm

See what kind of structures you can build with Keva Planks. This is a drop in and play program so feel free to come in anytime between 4:30 and 6:00!


Tuesday, February 19 at 4:30pm

  • Calling all Lego enthusiasts!! SML’s LEGO is looking for old and new members to join us! We will have time to build and create as well as time for games and prizes.
  • ***Please note the NEW DATE and TIME!!**

It’s The Year of The Pig!

Come Meet Tammy Swine-tte and Albert Ein-swine!

Saturday, February 16 at 11:00am

Albert and Tammy will be at SML to teach us a bit about pigs as well as to hang out with all of their new Stephentown friends.