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Library Closed

The Library will be closed to the public from October 10 - December 11 while we install a new archival storage system. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on December 12!

Festival of Trees

Advance tickets are not available. Please purchase tickets at the front desk when you arrive. Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the Festival of Trees glows with the enchantment of the holidays. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season. The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for, and a partnership between, the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY. Admission is $6 for adults 12+.    

Kids Craft: Tea Light Snowman Ornament

This fun and easy craft allows you to create and customize your own adorable snowman ornament to take home. Hang on a tree or anywhere around the house. We’ll provide all the materials needed. Stop in anytime between 11am-2pm! Crafters younger than 5 may need parental assistance! Each person can craft 1-2 ornaments. Free for folks with a Family level or higher membership, just let us know you're coming.