Comic Jam with Ira Marcks

Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Main Library      

comic jamIn honor of Free Comic Book Day, Ira Marcks will host a Comic Jam Workshop.

A comic jam is a collaborative workshop. It’s a drop-in event and you can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It is about using your imagination with other creative people.

Fun for artists of all ages. No previous experience necessary! Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time, it’s up to you!

We ask that you register only so that we have an idea of how many to expect. This
program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 274-7071 or register online.

For more information go to Tiger Trap Studio Comic Jam. 

Watch the collaborative process.


China with Branson Quenzer

Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

China is a big country, with big ideas and big ambitions.  It has 5,000 years of history and 1.5 billion people, but it is not all just numbers and a mysterious “waking dragon”.  Branson Quenzer has spent a decade in China searching for what lies beneath the scratches on the surface that are reported in newspapers and in digital media.

chinaWhat can the West learn from China and what does China need to learn from others?  See China as it is, from not only the cities we know, but from the 98% of what China is that we don’t know.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online.


Engineering Iron Man


Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm
Main Library

What is the Science behind the superhero? How does he work? Kids age 10 and up will experiment with the concepts that make him super human.

Get ready to design, build and compete with other teams.

Please call 274-7071 to register or register online.



Book Discussion Group: Main Library

booksMondays at 6:30 pm
Main Library

  • May 4th: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  • June 1st: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • July 6th: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  • August 10th: Redeployment by Phil Kay
  • September 14th: Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • October 5th:  The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
  • November 2nd:  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • December 7th: Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Ask for a copy at the desk.

Stories on Stage

Mondays and Wednesdays in the month of May (4,6,11,13,18,20, 27) at 4:00 pm
Main Library

lightning thief

What happens when a boy discovers his real father is a Greek god and superpowers run in the family?
Explore the worlds of acting, music, and modern dance in…

Each participant will have the opportunity to explore acting, movement,  and  composition through this brief series of workshops, culminating in a final performance for families and friends on  May 27th. For students in grades 5-8.

Through the use of creative movement, guided by choreographer  Ellen Sinopoli, we will  interpret  and perform scenes from the best selling book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  With musician Brian Melick we will compose  our own soundtrack (music and sound effects) to accompany  those scenes.

This program is free  but please call the Young People’s Department at (518) 274-7071 to register or register online as space is limited.

This project is made possible in part through a Community Art$Grant, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region through the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.