Alzheimer’s Education Series

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm
Main Library


  • November 21st  – The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.  This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Register online.
  • November 28th  – Effective Communication Strategies.  Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Register online.
  • December 5th – Dementia Conversations. This workshop offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.  Register online.

Erie Canal Historic Song Presentation

erieSunday, November 19th at 2:30 pm
Main Library

Local folk and blues musicians, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle will be giving a lively and engaging performance that combines music and history. The performance commemorates the 200th anniversary of the start of construction of the Erie canal marked this year. The program examines the style of songs performed during the construction of the canal and their origins. The duo will play eight songs, with spoken passages of history and interesting anecdotes. It is performed with guitar, voice, and fiddle, and is appropriate for adults, families, and children above age ten. Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted.


Author Visit: John Ostwald – “War, Sacrifice and Coming Home”

John Ostwald BookMonday, November 27th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Meet local author John R. Ostwald. Ostwald is a Professor Emeritus (Psychology), newspaper columnist (Saratogian/The Record), Vietnam era veteran (InShore Undersea Warfare Group II) and author (War, Sacrifice and Coming, Home) whose work has been presented on TV, radio and at national conferences.  Register online.


Health Insurance Fast Facts

NYstate health

You and your family may be able to enroll in affordable and comprehensive coverage through the New York State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace.  Your children can get free or low-cost health insurance through Child Health Plus (CHP). Premiums for CHP start at $9/month per child.

  • Main Library – Wednesday, December 6th at 4:30 pm
  • Lansingburgh Branch – Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 am

The UAlbany navigators are here to help YOU choose the plan that is best for you and your family! The Navigators are not affiliated with any insurance company.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to make an appointment call 518-442-3854 or email


Victorian Stroll Holiday Concert

concert2Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm
Main Library

Come relax and unwind as you listen to come of the most beautiful music for the classical guitar & lute performed by some of the area’s leading performers.

  • Harry George Pellegrin
  • Andy Rutherford
  • William Simcoe

This performance is made possible by funds from Golub Foundation and Price Chopper Supermarkets.


Comic Jam with Ira Marcks

Saturday, December 9th at 1:00 pm
Main Library      

Comic Jam is a drop-­in event led by Ira Marcks. You can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. 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.


A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It’s about using your imagination with other creative people.  Watch the collaborative process.

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