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What's Happening at the Town of Ballston Community Library

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

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Banned Books Week 2020 is September 27 - October 3.

Books continue to be threatened with censorship in libraries and schools - but library workers, educators, and readers champion the freedom to read.

Explore resources to celebrate throughout the week at The Town of Ballston Community Library.

See complete list of frequently challenged books at: http://bit.ly/ALAfreqCB
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Check out these great stories.

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New Releases

Fall Programs

Ms Ruta Book Club

Join Miss Ruta on Zoom for a book club for students in grades 5 & 6. In October, we are discussing "Small Spaces," by Katherine Arden, followed by a fun craft. (Materials will be provided prior to the program.)


*Registration required, for grades 5 & 6, please call the Library to either schedule a curbside pickup or drop by our Pop-in Library to pick up a copy of the book.
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Kids Cooking via Zoom

Join Jodie Fitz online to practice your cooking skills and make a yummy treat. Ingredient lists and Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event. To get in the Halloween spirit kids will be making Worm Infested Brownie Bites and Beetle Juice.

For Grades K - 2nd. Registration required.

http://tbcl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5936&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/10/01


3-5 Grade

http://tbcl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5937&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/10/01

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Kids Cooking Fall Treat

Join Jodie Fitz online to practice your cooking skills and make a yummy treat. Ingredient lists and Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event. We're making Cinnamon Apples and Dip Turned into a Turkey along with a Fall Smoothie.

For Grades K-5. Registration required.

http://tbcl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5935&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/11/01

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Zoom Time with Ms. Jane

Join Ms. Jane for the fun of books, rhymes, stories, songs and music to have memorable times with your little one.
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Story Time in the Park

Please join us for Story Time in Jenkins Park! We will gather under the pavilion on Thursdays at 10:30 AM (weather permitting) for stories, rhymes and songs. We will follow all CDC and NYS health guidelines. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on and we will socially distance. Masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained.

This is a drop-in program intended for kids ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver, siblings are always welcome.

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100th Year of the 19th Amendment

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club has created a display “100th Year of the 19th Amendment” in the Town of Ballston Community Library display case. The Women’s Club meets at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church at noon on the second Monday of the month, September - June.

If you would like more information, visit the website at bhblwomensclub.org

7 Ways to Become Smarter Every Week

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