Happenings at AFL

We need your help with the prom dress drive!

 

We need help with the prom dress drive!

Can you hang up posters? Help us during borrowing days? Get us dresses?

Fill out this form.

https://goo.gl/forms/02ZGcT60NbW3WICa2

We start collecting prom dresses March 1st!

Prom Dress Collection (1)

We got a lot of interest from the community about our prom dress drive. So, we're doing it! We'll start collecting dresses on March 1st. We might expand to collect tuxes and other stuff that high schoolers need for prom. For now though, just dresses. We could really use some dress racks to store the dresses on. If you know of some we could borrow, please email arg-director@sals.edu or call 518-638-8911.

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 

Computer Classes to Officially Start in January!

We're going to start offering beginner to intermediate level computer classes in January. 

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The classes will meet 6-7 pm on Tuesdays and 9-10 am on Saturdays. 

Read more here 

 

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!

Gardening for Beginners: Seed starting and soil preparation

Gardening for Beginners event

Come join us as we learn how to prepare a garden to plant vegetables, and how to start seeds for our garden. We will provide hands-on training and you'll leave the night feeling ready to start your garden with some seeds to take home. Don't have space for a garden? That's fine. We'll go over how to plant a garden with small containers you can put on a balcony or window.

New Book of the Week

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart 

 

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Summary taken from Amazon:

"When Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch, he soon learns it has a secret power and his life takes an intriguing turn. At first he is thrilled with his new treasure, but as one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his innately honest nature and the lure to be a hero.

 
Now he is on a dangerous adventure--full of curious characters, treacherous traps, and hairsbreadth escapes--as he races to solve the mystery before it is too late." 
 
 
Place a hold on the book via our online catalog, or come check it out at the library! 
 

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.

Great Books Reading Group

Next meeting: Thursday, March 16th at 7:30pm 

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During this meeting of the Book Group, we will be reading the chapter "Art" in Counterparts from the Great Books Foundation. We have a copy at the library for you to borrow. Miss out on getting the copy this time around? Have no fear. The selections are, "In Which the Story Pauses a Little" by George Eliot and "The Decay of Lying" by Oscar Wilde.