The Great American Read: Exploring books and their Writers through Film

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The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

December: Little Women

January: The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • January 5th at 2:00 pm: Wilde (1997 film, 1 hr, 58 min), register online.
  • January 12th at 2:00 pm: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film adaptation, 1 hr, 50 min), register online.
  • January 26th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger, register online.



Health Insurance Open Enrollment Assistance

Wednesdays, December 19th – January 30th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

It is the Open Enrollment period for New York State of Health.  Health Insurance Navigators will be on hand to assist you and can help you apply. The health insurance navigators take the time to help each person look at the tax credits they might be eligible for to lower the cost of health insurance and then to choose an insurance plan that best meets each person’s healthcare needs.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to make an appointment call 518-416-6463 or email

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Introduction to Qigong


Monday evenings, November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 23rd at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Join certified QiGong teacher, Diana Wells in this series of four introductory QiGong classes.  QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-healing and reducing stress through breathing techniques, postures and mindful focus.  Classes are free but space is limited so registration is required.

Register online.


Adult GED and ESOL Classes


Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Questar III will be holding High School Equivalency classes. Call Questar III at 479-6838 for more information or to register.