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Written By Editor on 3/26/23 | 3/26/23

Federal and State Tax forms are here! They can be found in the library lobby.


Are you interested in joining the Library Board of Trustees? Library Trustee candidate nominating petition forms are available at the District Clerk office and the Library. Petitions will need at least 25 signatures from voters residing in the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk by 5pm on April 17th. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the High School. There are four seats on the 2023 ballot: one one-year term, one three-year, and two five-year terms.


Thursday, March 30 Trivia Night@ the Library 6:30 pm. If you would like to be a 2023 sponsor, please contact the Library. Special thanks to The Friends of The Community Library for sponsoring the snack table.


Friday, March 31 at 4pm Paws for Reading Join Nico, our favorite therapy dog, for reading and cuddles! This is a great, relaxed opportunity for kids to practice their reading with a friendly face. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. In April Lilly will join our Paws for Reading program on Tuesdays at 4:30 and Thursday April 6, 13, and 27th at 4:30. Nico will be back on Fridays April 14 and 28 at 4pm.


Saturday, April 1 Check Mates at 11 Longtime chess lovers and those just learning the game are invited to drop in Saturday morning for a pick-up game and a chance to meet new friends and learn new things from other players. We'll provide the chess sets and some snacks for players.


Tuesday, April 4 and 18 at 6pm Adult Gaming Group: Adult Gamers interested in role-playing games, card and board games are invited to gather at the library for fun and games with other game fans.


Wednesday, April 5 and 19 at 3:30 We've got the LEGO, just bring your imagination! Each session we'll have a different building theme to challenge participants, but you can build anything that inspires you. Open to kids in grades K-8.


Friday, April 7 at noon Fan Favorites Book Club. Join us on the first Friday of every month for our casual conversation about the books, tv series, and movies we love. No assigned readings, just a chance to meet people, talk about things you love, and perhaps pick up a few suggestions on things that will become your new favorite obsession.


Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00pm Do you love anime and manga? Or maybe you're curious about these Japanese stories but aren't sure how to get started? Check out our Anime Club for teens! We meet once a month to watch anime episodes, eat snacks, and try Japanese-inspired crafts. Open to 6th-12th graders (ages 11-18). No registration required.


Tuesday, April 11 and 25 at 6:00 pm The Short Fiction Workshop: This monthly writing workshop for teens and adults features writing prompts, exercises, and moderated feedback sessions where authors working on short fiction can practice their craft, develop new skills, and get constructive input from other writers.


Thursday, April 13 at 1pm Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting. The Trustees meet upstairs in the Community Room and meetings are open to the public.


Thursday, April 13 at 1pm Make a Recycled Seed Starter Get a head start on your garden and start some seeds! Participants will decorate a recycled container, fill it with soil, and plant a few seeds! Take them home, keep them in a warm, sunny spot, and give them water so they'll sprout! Once the seedlings are established, they can be transplanted to a larger pot or garden bed. Recommended for ages 4 and up due to small parts that could pose a choking hazard.


Thursday, April 13 at 4 All Ages Craft Buffet Patrons of all ages are invited to join us for open craft time. We'll have tables full of craft supplies available for participants to use, along with plenty of snacks and beverages. Come let your imagination inspire you to create whatever you choose!


Saturday, April 15 at 11am The Oobleck Experiement Have you ever made oobleck before? This ooey, gooey mixture, inspired by Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck, is a fun non-Newtonian fluid, a little like slime. Join us for a fun oobleck science experiment where we'll make our own oobleck, record our observations, and compare it to a glue-based slime! Open to kids 5 and up; each child must have a participating adult present.


Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 5-Minute Experts This new event is a fun, fast-moving, educational program where 4-5 presenters deliver five-minute talks on a specialized area of expertise. Each presenter must prepare a slide show of 10-20 slides and the presentations may not exceed 5-minutes. Topics will be as varied as the participants' interests. For audiences, it's an opportunity to learn something new and different, with less likelihood of getting bored by a long-winded presentation. It's like TED Talks for audiences with short attention spans! If you're interested in presenting at a future program, contact Adult Services Librarian Don LaPlant at


Tuesday, April 25 at 6pm Yoga for Teens Join local yoga instructor Lana for a beginner-friendly yoga practice! Participants will learn a little about yoga's history and modern practice, then follow a sequence of poses and breathing exercises. No experience necessary, but registration is required. Open to middle and high schoolers (ages 11-18). If you have a mat, please bring it; mats can be provided for those who don't have their own.


Saturday, April 29 the Library will be at the Maple Festival. Stop and say hi and learn more about programs and things you can borrow with your Library card!


Wednesdays weekly StoryTime at 10:30 with Miss. Courtney is for children ages birth to 5 and their caregiver featuring stories, songs and fun activities. A special thanks to the Stewarts Holiday Match for the new storytime program cart.


Families Count bags are now available to check out at the Community Library! These bags cover a variety of math topics and are aimed at elementary schoolers. Each bag includes lesson guides, books, and hands-on activities that help families build math skills together. Stop by the library to get started!


Cobleskill-Richmondville Battle of the Books events are scheduled for April. Radez, Golding and C-R and Schoharie High Schools have teams participating. 2023 Battle of the Books is supported by The Friends of The Community Library, The Community Library, Mohawk Valley Library System, Games A Plunder, CatNap Bookstore, Stewarts, Gobbler’s Knob, and Via Aquarium. Good luck to all participants. These events couldn’t happen without the support of the team coaches, the school librarians, library staff and the numerous volunteers and supporters.


Tuesdays join your neighbors and make new friends during the Tuesday Knitters group! You can find them in the program room at 1pm. Bring your own supplies and learn something new while you chat, listen or just get in your zone.


April Tabling Tuesdays visitors:


Tuesday, April 4 from 3-5pm a representative from WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) will be at the library. The WIC program provides supplemental food, formula, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health screenings, and referrals to other services to income eligible families. WIC serves pregnant women, postpartum women (breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding), caregivers, infants, and children up to 5 years old. Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) confer automatic eligibility for WIC. If you don’t have one of these programs, you could be eligible through your household income. Stop by the table for more information and to see if your family qualifies for WIC benefits.


Tuesday April 11 and 25 from 11 to 1pm April is sexual assault awareness month and a representative from Planned Parenthood of Greater NY will highlight ways people can help, how to access services if in need and share flyers with the hotline number.


Tuesday, April 18 from 3-7pm a representative from Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth will be at the Library. Berkshire’s mission is to strengthen children and families so they can live safely, independently and productively within their home communities. Berkshire will have information on becoming a foster parent. There are currently over 17,000 children in foster care in NY with more than 6,000 coming into care every year.


Do you have used Inkjet or LaserJet toner you want to recycle? Please bring them to the Library. We recycle and use the rewards to supplement our office supply budget. Please don’t bring the empty toner containers from your copier, we can’t recycle them. The recycle box is under the card catalog by the water fountain. We really appreciate the donations we have received.


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