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Author Visit with Luis Carlos Montalván & His Dog “Tuesday”

Two very special events in the McChesney room at Central! On Wednesday, November 5 at 4 PM families can meet Tuesday and his owner, Luis, the author of the book Tuesday Tucks Me In. Luis is a disabled veteran and Tuesday is his service dog, specially trained to help him. Learn about how they take care of each other when Luis reads from his new children’s book.
On Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM Captain Montalván is back with a program for adults and teens. He will be sharing his experiences as a 17- year veteran of the US Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq as written in his book: Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.
A book sale and signing will follow each program conducted by the Open Door Bookstore. To pre-order copies of either book with a 20% discount call the store at 346-2719 by November 2nd.


Meet Elizabeth Rosner

Sunday, November 9 at 2 PM | McChesney Room, Central Library

Rosner grew up in Schenectady as the daughter of Jewish holocaust survivors. Her new novel Electric City, is a coming-of-age love story set against the historical backdrop of a company town in upstate New York (Schenectady) that once called itself “the city that lights the world.”  Featuring Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the protégé of Edison who electrified the early 20th century, and a love triangle among the children of Electric City in the late 1960s, the novel interweaves past and present to explore the way inventions transform cities, heart and lives.

A book sale and signing will follow each program conducted by the Open Door Bookstore. To pre-order copies of either book with a 20% discount call the store at 346-2719.


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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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The mission of the Schenectady County Public Library is to satisfy our community's educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs by providing free and open access to a comprehensive range of materials, services and programs.

Here's What's Happening

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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.