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The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has concluded its 3rd Food for Fines program in support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Patrons brought non-perishable food items from Saturday, October 24-Sunday, November 1, 2009 to the Library. Nearly 160 people had fines waived. The Library would like to thank all who participated in this worthwhile cause. The library collected over 20 boxes of food to be donated to local food pantries: CAPTAIN http://www.captainyfs.org and Shenendehowa Helping Hands Food Pantry http://www.jonesvilleumc.org/foodpantry.htm.
This public service endeavor is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the problems of hunger and homelessness, here in our community and nationwide. Given the economic climate, our local food panties are seeing increased demand for their services and are desperate for donations from the community.
For more information about organized food and shelter campaigns, log on to http://www.nationalhomeless.org or call the Library for more information at 371-8622.
Learn to Knit will take place on Tuesday, November 9 & 16, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, led by the Adult & Youth Services staff. This is an instructional course on the basics of knitting for Adults and young people in grades six and older.
Please plan on attending both sessions and all supplies will be provided. Please register online or call the Library at 371-8622. Space is limited.
Children ages 6 and up with their parents have a special opportunity to meet with, listen to, and draw with children's author/illustrator, Bruce Hiscock, at 6:30pm, Monday, November 9 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.
Hiscock's program entitled, "Go Wild Drawing Animals," will include slides and stories from his own experiences. The program will conclude with Hiscock demonstrating how to draw animals and helping children make a drawing of their own.
Hiscock is a local author--he lives near Saratoga--with a national reputation for excellence, and makes nature a big part of his life. He was a scientist/chemist for several years before becoming an illustrator/author. His studio reflects his love of the outdoors.
Programs such as these provide creative opportunities for the Library to encourage learning and reading as part of its ongoing mission to provide informational, educational, cultural and recreational reading resources, services and programs for the people of the area the Library is chartered to serve.
The program is co-sponsored by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System.