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LeslieMeet Local Author Leslie B. Neustadt

Saturday, October 18 at 1:00 PM at the Niskayuna Branch
Local author and visual artist Leslie B. Neustadt will discuss and read from her new book, Bearing Fruit: A Poetic Journey. Following the reading and book signing, Neustadt will lead a group writing exercise. The focus will be on writing from personal experiences. Participants will be given prompts and time to write a poem or short prose piece. The program is free and open to the public and no prior writing experience is necessary. A retired Assistant Attorney General of the state of New York, Neustadt’s writing is illuminated by her Jewish upbringing and expresses her experiences as a woman, daughter, wife, mother, cancer patient and incest survivor. Register by calling 386.2241.

MarionMeet Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 PM in the McChesney Room at Central

Join us for a special evening with the author of the book, Four Perfect Pebbles: a Holocaust Story. By the time WWII ended in Europe, the Blumenthal family had lived in a succession of refugee, transit, and prison camps for more than six years, not only surviving but staying together, a phenomenon that Marion attributes to the power of her four lucky stones. A book sale and signing by Marion will follow conducted by the Open Door Bookstore. Pre-order books with a 20% discount by October 18 by calling the store at 346.2719. Register by calling 388.4511.

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Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center

The Duane and Hamilton Hill Branch Libraries will be merging into the new Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center. We want your ideas for making this a library you and your family will visit often.

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SCPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Next meeting: Monday, Movember 10 at 6:30 p.m., Swanker Board Room, Central
View minutes from the August 28, 2014 meeting.