Change of Hours
Bats at the Library
Join us at the Library on Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m. and learn about bats and have some fun. The story time will feature funny story books by bat enthusiast Brian Lies and bats’ lives in nature.
Song-singing, crafting and a bat-licious snack will make for a great time.
Priscilla McCaughin will be the story leader – ages four through elementary level.
Card supplies will also be available for any children who would like to craft a holiday card for a veteran. These can then be returned to the library and will be forwarded to our veterans.
Home Sweet Home
A sample of a wonderful quilt made by one of the ladies of the Quilting Group that meets weekly at the Library.
Eagle Bridge Slideshow
We would like to thank Ken Gottry for a wonderful evening.
60 patrons came to hear Ken talk and to watch his slideshow last Monday, July 21, 2014. There was lots to learn and share and a good time was had by all.
Eagle Bridge History Presentation July 21, 7 pm
Ken Gottry will present a slide show of the history of Eagle Bridge at the
Cheney Library on Monday, July 21 at 7 pm.
Eagle Bridge, the junction of the north-south D&H and the east-west
B&M railroad lines, was equal in prominence with Albany, Troy, and
Saratoga. There were multiple hotels and inns, an opera house, a
creamery, and many fine houses along tree-lined streets.
The show will include the history of the bridge, the church, the railroad,
the houses, and the people. Several lifelong residents including
octogenarian Harry Moses will be on hand to add their stories to the
The public is invited to attend and bring its own memories of the
The slideshow is available online at http://www.gottry.com. In addition, DVD’s will be available at the library.
Ken Gottry is a computer consultant who flies around the world
correcting performance issues with large systems for FAA, DHL,
MasterCard, Nokia, Dept of Homeland Security, and others.
His father was a local historian and his mother’s roots go back to the
original settlers. In 2011, he published a pictorial history of Cambridge
for its 250th anniversary.
Each year Ken entertains and educates the CCS 4th grade with stories
and photos of the community. He is a frequent lecturer at area historical
societies and social organizations.
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Thank you, Jennifer Mahoney – Rensselaer County Health Department Representative – for spending Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at our Library. 30 people attended and learned about ticks and lyme disease. Anybody who would like literature on this subject, please contact us and we will ask Jennifer for additional pamphlets.
And last, but not least, thank you to all who attended.
Grand Opening of Children’s Room, May 31, 2014
June 18th, 2014 – Ticks and Lyme Disease
Nice weather is back and so are the ticks! Are you concerned about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses? Join us Wednesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm at Cheney Library for a program on ticks and Lyme disease. The program, presented by Jennifer Mahoney, Senior Public Health Educator, Rensselaer County Health Department, will cover the life cycle of a tick, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses, the current levels of Lyme disease in our area, how to prevent tick bites and what to do if you get bitten. The program is free and no RSVP is needed.
Helping Children Keep A Garden Journal
Come and visit Cheney Library on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m . and be part of this gardening lecture. Some children, once introduced to gardening, will become life-long gardeners. Others lose interest fast and head back to their computer games. Whether their interests are in art, music, writing or building, teaching children to keep a journal will get them outdoors and hone their academic skills through the school year or over vacations, all while tending their garden plants. Leader Marilou Town-Pudiak is a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension and a retired teacher. With spring on its way, summer will be here before you know it. There will be lots to learn for kids and adults.
Fancy Nancy and the Pirates Party
Come and have fun at Cheney Library’s Fancy Nancy and the Pirates Party on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 10 am. Dress up as the fanciest Nancy or come as a Pirate. We will read a story about Nancy, learn Pirate lingo, sing a sea chantey and enjoy cookies and drinks. There will even be a treasure hunt! This event is for preschool children through third grade – we ask caregivers to attend, please.
In case you are unable to attend, you can check out a book about Fancy Nancy or Pirates, we have a very good selection available.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
33 children came to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday last Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Thank you so much for visiting our Library and participating!
Thank you, Mike Russert!
We learned a lot and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. Mike Russert, on March 10, 2014, talked about the Irish-American Invasion of Canada in 1866. This was Mike’s second visit to our Library, and hopefully there will be many more.
Putting your garden to bed
Please join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.
Helen Dolan and Pat Mulligan, Master Gardeners with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will present a program on Putting you garden to bed.