Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In 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.
Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 pm
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.
What 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.
Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm
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.
Mondays at 6:30 pm
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.
Mondays and Wednesdays in the month of May (4,6,11,13,18,20, 27) at 4:00 pm
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…
STORIES on STAGE
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.