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Lego Robotics Club

**This program is currently full**

Look for more sessions at a later date.

Round Lake Library now has four Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits (and four PCs to program them) provided by a grant from the GLOBALFOUNDRIES/Town of Malta Foundation.  Lego Robotics Club will meet at the Malta branch on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 for 8 weeks from July 11 to August 29.

Kids will work in teams of two to build working robots from the kits, write programs to control them on the PCs and download and execute the programs on their robots.  Building and programming robots is time consuming and projects will require more than one meeting to complete. Participants should plan to attend all eight meetings of the Club.

This will be a more structured activity than our regular LEGO clubs.  The Lego Technics parts which are used to build the robots are more exacting to work with than regular Legos and the programming concepts can be a little difficult. We are recommending that participants be at least ten years old. However, the Mindstorms programming interface is graphical, using touchscreens, and only minimal keyboarding skills are needed.

Field Goods Deliveries

Field Goods has begun making its weekly fresh produce delivery services available for pickup at the Round Lake Library’s Malta Branch. New customers can get $10 off their first order for Earth Day.

Field Goods will make produce deliveries on Friday by 2:30pm. Anyone is welcome to place an order through the Field Goods website by Tuesday at 11:59pm for pickup on Friday of the same week.

Weekly or bi-weekly produce subscriptions cost $16, $21, $27 and $32. To sign up go to Field-Goods.com, click Order Now, search Public Locations for Malta, and then follow the prompts. Questions? Email info@field-goods.com!

Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind business that delivers freshly-harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations. Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, fresh pasta, various cheeses, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. During the winter, deliveries include over a dozen types of produce flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, as well as greenhouse-grown produce, root vegetables, herbs, beans, oils, and other products. Customers sign up online at Field-Goods.com, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.

Research attests to Field Goods’ healthy results. The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department’s 2014 research study reveals a direct correlation between Field Goods and healthier diets, increased satisfaction with eating habits, and saving time and money on grocery shopping.

 

The Field Goods Story

Field Goods is a rapidly growing company in the position to reinvent food distribution. Located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County, our company was started in 2011 with an old station wagon, two employees, and 60 customers. We’ve now grown to service eastern New York State, including the New York metro area, western CT and MA, and northern NJ.

 

Our distribution model provides numerous benefits to the community while reducing food waste and supporting sustainability. Consumers gain convenient access to local produce on a regular basis along with information that motivates them toward a healthier lifestyle. Employers benefit from a wellness program that is truly effective in changing the habits of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price, and the environment benefits from drastically reduced emissions!

 

Field Goods was recognized for its hiring of workers with disabilities, and received grants from Greene County Economic Development, the New York State Capital Region Economic Development Council competition, and the USDA for its work to support agriculture and create jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Field Goods is a certified New York State Women-Owned business.

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Freading is Free eReading

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We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

Freading LogoWhat is Freading™?

Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.

Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.

Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!

Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.

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Freegal Means Free Music

Freegal is music service which provides free, legal downloads of over 9 million songs by artists on over 28,000 labels from 100 Countries.

That means free access to music like Adele, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, David Bowie, Alicia Keyes, Pink!, Daft Punk and so much more.

Round Lake Library cardholders can download three songs a week with their library card barcode. Freegal songs work with any MP3 device, including iPods. This service works best if used with Firefox or Chrome.

What are you waiting for? Harness the Power of Your Library Card!

 

 

Read Down Your Fines

Read Down Your Fines

Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!

30 minutes = $1.

It’s as simple as that.

Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.

The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.

Looking for some good books?

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Looking for some good books? Seeking your next big Read?
  • Check out the Round Lake Library’s Pinterest pages for Staff Recommendations, Morning, Evening and Romance! Book Club Reads, themed boards and more… there’s a book for you!
  • There’s also a wonderful resource hidden away. It’s called Novelist and is accessible only with a library card. Just log in here with your library card number (no password necessary) and enter the last favorite book you read.
  • Finally, you can check out our Staff Picks page, and look for the bookmarks in books at both branches.

1000 Book Kid Program

1000 Book Kid Program

Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary

The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library.  This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.

How It Works

  • Select and check out 10 children’s books
  • Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid.  Your books will be put in a special bag
  • When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
  • When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.
Why do it?

  • Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
  • Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
  • Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
  • Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.

Visit the Hyde Collection Art Museum

Upstate New York’s Best Kept Secret: The Hyde Collection

In the wilds of Glens Falls, NY lives a surprising collection of fine and decorative art.

 

Founded by Louis and Charlotte Hyde, the collection contains historic furniture, books, paintings, sculptures and pottery. Now expanded with many modern additions, the museum, while relatively small and “off the beaten track” contains an impressive and broad collection including Italian Renaissance and eighteenth-century French antiques.

 

Some of the artists include:

  • Botticelli
  • El Greco
  • van Dyck
  • Ingres
  • Raphael
  • Rembrandt
  • Rubens
  • Tintoretto
  • Cézanne
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • Picasso
  • Renoir, and
  • van Gogh

In addition, works by important American artists include:

  • Eakins
  • Childe
  • Hassam
  • Winslow Homer
  • Ryder and
  • Whistler

The Round Lake Library and the Round Lake Malta Branch offer FREE passes for four. Passes can be checked out for one week on your library card. See more about the collection at Hydecollection.org. That’s the power of your library card!