Please be aware that these events are subject to change. Call ahead (854-7463) if you have questions. 

Saturday Morning Story Hour

We will be offering a six week session of Saturday morning story hours.

Join us for the fun @ 10:30 AM on 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, and 5/2.

Volunteer Rachael Armstrong will be leading story hour. Each will include 2 - 3 themed stories, along with a related craft or activity.

*Further sessions will be announced in the future. 

**With the help of the Friends of the Library, all programs are free!**

Spring Programs @ the Bancroft Public Library

*With help from the Friends of the Library, we're able to offer all programs for FREE!


"Learn From the Masters": A program for all ages - adults and children welcome! Each week you'll learn about a new artist and then create an original work of art in a similar style.

Mondays @ 2:30 PM

March 16: Sandro Botticelli

March 23: Vincent Van Gogh

March 30: C. M. Russell

April 6: Paul Gauguin

April 13: Georges Seurat

April 20: Piet Mondrian

April 27: Pablo Picasso

May 4: M. C. Escher

May 11: Salvador Dali

May 18: Georgia O'Keeffe



Students in grades 3 - 8 are invited to help solve "The Case of the Kidnapped Cookies"!  Each week there will be a new piece of evidence to examine and CSI technique to try out. After all the results are in, will you be able to identify the thief?

Thursdays @ 3:30 PM

April 16

April 23

April 30

May 7

May 14

Continuing local history series with Salem Village/Town Historian Mr. Al Cormier at Bancroft Public Library:
On Sunday, April 12th, at 2 PM in Proudfit Hall, the Bancroft Public Library is pleased to be welcoming Mr. Al Cormier once again, for another program in his local history series here at the library. 

This time, in a program for "children of all ages", the topic is the Barnum and Bailey Circus. 
Mr. Cormier has received permission to show a film, shot by Mr. Bill Taggert, formerly of the Village of Salem. This film has never before been shown in public. Mr. Taggert, while in college, worked summers for the Barnum and Bailey Circus, especially with the horses. He bought an 8 mm motion picture camera, and for four summers, starting in 1954, shot film as the circus traveled across the U.S. and parts of Canada by train.  The film is unedited, but captures the excitement of the circus in the fifties.  These pictures show the operation of the circus behind the scenes.  No longer does Barnum and Bailey hold three ring big top shows outside.  In about 1959, this circus decided to performed only in large covered stadiums, safe from weather—heat, rain, snow, and mud. They used to perform at the Glens Falls Civic center, but now perform only in larger venues—Albany, for instance, is the closest. Bill wrote a number of articles for the circus magazine, telling of his adventures and relating circus life on the road. Mr. Cormier plans to show the film and give a related talk, both of which will take a little over an hour. 

Please join us for what promises to be a fun time learning about the Barnum and Bailey Circus of years gone by!

Regular events: 
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 1 PM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed. Contact Margery Robertiello at 854-3166 for more information.
Scrabblers meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10 AM. Open to all. Boards are always available. Contact Anita Witten at 854-3238 for details.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners. Boards are always available during library hours.

Questions or comments? Please let us know!

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