Happenings at AFL

Book Club Cancelled for June

The Book Club meeting for June has been canceled. We will try again in July with a new book. Check back here or on our Facebook page for more information! 

Announcing the prizes for this year's summer reading program!

Announcing our summer reading prizes! Teens have a chance to win a Fujifilm Polaroid Camera Kit, a Kindle, or a tablet! Kids ages 6-12 have a chance to win a VW Camper Van Tent, walkie talkies, or a Nintendo DS!

 
Teens can earn prizes by completing tasks on the scoresheet. You need 100 points to enter the raffle. The teen with the highest score at the end of the summer will get their choice of first prize! 

 

Build a Better World Scorecard

Kids 6-12 just have to reach their Read to Feed goal to be entered in the raffle to win a VW Camper Tent, walkie talkies, or a Nintendo DS. 

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Curious about our plans for the summer this year? Check out our summer program page! 

You can also find it in our "About" section on our website. 

Our value to the community in 2016: $157,952.65

 

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Knitting Club

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We welcome any hand-crafters at any experience level!

 Let's have a fun time as we knit together! 

The Knitting Club meets every Wednesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Special Announcement: Community Support

You may have seen a heartwarming outpouring of support on Front Porch Forum for our Muslim community members this week. It's important to us that Argyle Free Library shows our support as well. Libraries thrive on diversity of opinion and shared knowledge. We at AFL strive to make the library a place where diversity is respected and welcome for our community as a whole.

We would also like to mention that we have a meeting space. Anyone is welcome to use the space to discuss issues that are important to our community. Or, if you just want to hang out and talk to one another, we're fine with that too. Please contact us at arg-director@sals.edu or call 518-638-8911 to reserve the meeting space.

Technology Trainers Appointments for June

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Technology Trainers are volunteers whom you can ask any question you have about computers, smartphones, etc.

Need help downloading books onto your Kindle? Want to set up a Facebook account?

Times available for appointments in June:

Monday the 5th, 3-5 pm
Tuesday the 6th, 7-9 pm
Wednesday the 7th, 11 am-1 pm
Thursday the 8th, 7-9 pm
Saturday the 10th, 11 am-1 pm

Monday the 19th, 3-5 pm
Wednesday the 21st, 11 am- 1 pm
Thursday the 22nd, 7-9 pm
Saturday the 24th, 11 am - 1 pm

 
To schedule your appointment with a Technology Trainer, please call us at 518.306.1039 or email arg-director@sals.edu

TED Talks and Dinner: LGBTQIA+

TED Talks and Dinner LGBT

We will start the evening off with dinner and a screening of TED Talks on LGBTQIA issues."LGBTQIA" is an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual. We will finish off the evening with a discussion of the TED Talks and how we can "Build a Better World".

We ask that you bring a dish to share for dinner (try to keep it free of common allergens like peanuts) and that you to sign-up in advance either by emailing arg-director@sals.edu or by calling 518.306.1039.

Want to learn more about TED Talks? Visit this site: https://www.ted.com/

New Book of the Week

The HerCampus Guide to College Life

In honor of our summer program for teens, which focuses on college preparedness and community volunteer opportunities, we will feature a book from our college preparedness collection all through June! 

 

"From dating to internships—it’s everything you need to know about college.

Get ready for the best years of your life! Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Hanger Western, and Annie Chandler Wang, Harvard-grad entrepreneurs and co-founders of Her Campus, the #1 global community for college women with 26+ million monthly users and chapters at 340+ colleges, are lending their collegiette expertise to the book world with this fresh and savvy take on a college girl’s survival guide.

Her Campus’s college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars—including parties and Greek life—and much more."*

 *Review taken from HerCampus.com

 
Place a hold on the book via our online catalog, or come check it out at the library! 
 

We got accepted to the Community Seed Resource Program run by the Seed Savers Exchange!

Huge News! We're a member of the Community Seed Resource Program by the Seed Savers Exchange.

What does this mean? We get tools and resources to help us run our seed library! Our CRSP Toolkit includes:
1.) 70-80 seed packets from Seed Savers Exchange for our seed library
2.) the book "The Seed Garden, the Art and Practice of Seed Saving"
3.) Blossom bags
4.) A planting guide slide chart
And many more! We are so excited about this partnership!

Great Books Reading Group

Next meeting: TBD

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