Juneteenth Info and Celebration Locations

Good Afternoon Patrons and Friends!, Below are some links that will give you some informational background concerning our newest Federal holiday, Juneteenth! Also, we’ve included some links to local festivities celebrating this holiday. Please help yourself and, “Happy Juneteenth”!!!

History Channel Link: https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth PBS Link: https://www.pbs.org/…/afric…/history/what-is-juneteenth/ Britannica Link: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Juneteenth

CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE AREA Albany: http://www.albanyevents.org/…/Juneteenth_albany_NY_12… Troy: https://www.saffeyouth.com/…/juneteenth-celebration… Saratoga Springs: https://www.saratoga.com/…/juneteenth-celebration-218865/https://saratogatodaynewspaper.com/…/13860-opera… Schenectady: https://albany.kidsoutandabout.com/…/juneteenth…

Capital District Genealogical Society Upcoming Event

The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites all interested to join them on Saturday, June 26th at 1 PM via ZOOM for an “Introduction to Forensic Genealogy” with presenter Kelvin L. Meyers. Mr. Meyers will give an overview of forensic genealogy and the role of the genealogist in such cases. Some types of cases of which a forensic genealogist may be needed would be guardianship, oil and gas, unidentified and unclaimed persons and probate.

This ZOOM meeting is limited to 100 people. Registration is FREE and will open up on June 16th. Go to: www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org and view their website under meetings and events to register.

Library Resuming Pre-COVID-19 Hours of Operation

Painting by Kristine Greenizen

Beginning on Monday, June 14th, The Richards Library will be resuming its pre-COVID 19 Hours of Operation. The Library will be open Mon-Wed-Fri from 10 AM-6 PM; Tues-Thurs from 10 AM-8 PM; Sat from 9 AM-Noon and CLOSED on Sunday. We will still be following CDC rules meaning if you are FULLY VACCINATED, you DO NOT need to wear a mask; IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, you will need to WEAR a mask. Patrons will also still need to follow Safe Distancing Protocols of 6 feet, where possible. For the time being, there will be only 2 public computers available for use; 1 hour for adults, 45 minutes for juveniles. Juveniles MUST have a permission slip signed by a parent before using any Library computer. In-house Library programs will begin at a date to be determined. If you have any questions, call the Library at 518-623-3011. It’s going to be nice to see everyone again!!!

Leaving Our Fingerprints

Documenting Covid-19 survey

Tech-Talk

Access to Ancestry.com @ the Library!