Portrait Drawing Workshop

Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm (YWCA-GCR)

portrait art

Us & Them.  Join us for a series of drawing workshops on portraiture. Through developing observational skills in a variety of drawing exercises, you will gain the fundamentals in capturing the basic proportions of the human face, while also exploring the possibility of capturing someone’s character or essence through a drawing.

This project is made possible with funds from the decentralization program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Free Legal Clinic

Thursdays at 5:30 -7:00pm
Main Library

The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.

Upcoming schedule for 2017:

  • August 3rd
  • October 5th
  • December 7th

The consultations are free, but call the Legal Project at 435-1770 to make an appointment.



Guided Meditation

meditation class

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, June 7th to August 30th
(no class April 19th)
Main Library (courtyard – weather permitting, reading room during inclement weather)

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!


Register online.


Understanding Shakespeare: “Macbeth”

Thursdays, September 14th – October 19th at 6:30 pm
Main Library


This will be a six-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. Week one we will discuss some important keys to reading Shakespeare’s plays. Then in the following five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Macbeth, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put Macbeth in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.  Register online.



Guided Meditation Classes

Wednesdays, June 7th – August 16th from 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries and even have fun! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Led by Ray Reuter from the Empowerment Exchange.

This program is free and open to the public. This is a drop-in class and no registration is needed.


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.