Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library February Events


Teen Winter Writing Contest Deadline – Monday, Feb. 13

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Calling all teens! There’s still time to enter the 2017 Teen Winter Writing Contest. Enter for a chance to win prizes, workshop your writing pieces and be published in a book! Open to all Capital Region teens in grades 6 to 12. Co-sponsored by the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and the Guilderland Public Library. For complete contest rules, visit

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group – Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Join Library staff for a discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, the illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world. No registration required.

World Tales: Winter – Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. — Celebrate snow and ice with tales about animals and people in northern lands, then make a craft to take home. For children in grades K-2; registration begins Wednesday, Feb 8. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

MakerSTEM for Kids – Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4:15 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Experiment, build and create as you discover some basic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles. This week’s theme: SNAP Circuits (Fun with Electricity). For students in grades 3-5; registration begins Thursday, Feb. 9 online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

African-American Genealogy – Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y.  Researching African-American genealogy presents unique challenges. Come view a webinar with some tips and resources, then stay to try your own searching. You will have access to the library genealogy databases, including African American Heritage. Registration required.

Scrabble & Chess Night – Thursday Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Come out for an evening of word-building fun playing Scrabble® or a challenging game of chess with your friends and neighbors. Anyone age 17 and up is welcome to come. Registration is requested for this program and can be made online, in-person or by phoning the Library at 371-8622.

Rebuilding Together: Saratoga County – Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Rebuilding Together is a national organization staffed by dedicated volunteers who work to ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, come hear about how this organization is helping people in Saratoga County. All are welcome to attend this Friday Morning Free-For- All program; no registration necessary.

Kind Bomb – Friday, Feb. 17 from 2- 6 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Make someone’;s day! We’ll write and decorate positive notes and leave them in Young Adult books for a friend or stranger to find. You choose which book to bomb with kindness! This is a drop in program for teens in grades 6-12. Stop by for as little or long as you like!

Kindness Quilt – Friday,  Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by designing and decorating a square for a quilt. The completed quilt will be displayed in the Library. For children in grades 1-5. Please register online, in-person or by calling the library at 371-8622.

Skidmore Concert Preview – Sister: Show Me Eternity –Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y.  –Join us for a brief preview of the Skidmore College production of Sister: Show Me Eternity, a song and narration exploration of the sisterhood between Lavinia and Emily Dickinson, and sister-in- law, Susan Gilbert. The preview will be followed by a discussion of the conception and process of creating this program. All ages welcome; registration required.

Computer Classes for the Week of Feb. 13

Clifton Park, N.Y. – Computer classes being offered this week at the Library include: Turtle Graphics for Kids; Photo Transfer: Phone to PC; and iPad Beyond the Basics. For a complete list of dates, times and course descriptions, please visit the Library website at Registration is required for all computer classes.