SML is Summer Feeding Site for Kids


We are pleased to have been chosen as a feeding site through the federally funded USDA Summer Food Service program.  We will be serving a healthy breakfast and  lunch each weekday July 7 through August 1.  Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm in the community room.  There is no charge and no income or residency requirement.  No preregistration is needed, but parents or guardians must read and sign a waiver on the first day their child attends the program.  All children age 18 and under are encouraged to take advantage of this program.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The program will run from 7/7 until 8/1, Monday through Friday. 

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Book Discussion Group


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The Stephentown Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, July 15  at 1:30 PM.  This month they will discuss The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.

The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline-its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.

Group meetings are held in the Community Room at the Library from 1:30 to 2:30  p.m.  Bring a lunch if you like.  Copies of the book are available at the library desk.  New readers are always welcome.  For more information, call 518-733-5750.

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Social Robotics Program with University at Albany


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Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 AM

The University at Albany Social Robotics Team will be here to do interesting activities that explore the capabilities and ideas behind robotic platforms.This program is geared for kids in grades 6-12. Presenters will talk about robots and robot-human interaction. You’ll get a chance to program a robot to perform a simple task for you.

Registration is optional but preferred for this program.

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Local Author Reading – Dr. Stanley Woods-Frankel


Join us on Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 PM

Local author, Dr. Stanley Woods-Frankel, will read from his newly released second novel, Resurrection of Evil. In his first critically acclaimed novel, False Impressions, Dr. Woods-Frankel introduces readers to forensic dentist Steve Landau as he assists the NYPD to track down a serial killer threatening NYC. The adventure continues in his second recently published book in the Steve Landau Mystery series Resurrection of Evil where Landau is called upon to identify the remains of Adolf Hitler, his findings would change the course of history.

Dr. Stanley Woods-Frankel is a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, (a Forensic Dentist.) He has worked closely with the NYPD, written articles for professional publications, testified as an expert witness, lectured extensively, and appeared on radio and TV. In addition to his curriculum Vitae, Dr. Woods-Frankel completed the masters writing program at NYU, is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, and participates in a bi-monthly writer’s group. He has also attended several conferences and workshops to hone his skills. Drawing on his background, he has fictionalized the most interesting and intriguing cases in his research and career to create compelling yet humorous backdrops for his manuscripts.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served.

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SML Closing Early for Book Fest


SML will be closing at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 18 and will be closed for business on Saturday, July 19.  Please use our book drop, located near the handicapped ramp on the front of the building, when we are closed.  We hope you will all join us for the Book Fest on Saturday, July 19 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Volunteers to help set up, work at the sale, or clean up afterwards are most welcome. Please contact Laurenne Teachout at the library.