Ode to the Short Story

In my opinion, short stories are highly underrated. Though I always have a book on my nightstand, sometimes (like when I’ve just finished a heavier book like The Goldfinch or All The Light You Cannot See) I’m just not in the mood to tackle a full length novel. I need something that requires less commitment. Enter the short story. I’ve recently come across a few really great collections of short stories that don’t compromise on plot or character development. Check them out and see if you agree!

HoneydewLove ObjectThe American Lover

Become Tablet Savvy

Want to learn how to do more with your tablet?  We can help!

We have books on all types of tablets.  Many are geared toward beginning learners which walk you through simple steps, with lots of pictures, that make it easy to learn.

Click on your type of tablet below to see our books available.

iPad Kindle Fire
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Android Samsung Galaxy Windows 8
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Pick up a book today (located near the public computers) and become tablet savvy!

What Are We Reading?

Here’s what the Adult Services Librarians are reading this month. Tell us what you’re reading!

CircleLiarsLuckyFall ApartDevilCannibals


Girl on Train





We have great magazines to read too! One of our librarians is reading issues of The New Yorker. 

Now I See You

Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you couldn’t see? Come to the program on Wednesday May 20th to find out. Author Nicole Kear will speak about her book “Now I See You”. When she was just 19, Nicole found out she had a disease called retinitis pigmentosa. The condition caused her to gradually go blind over the next decade. “Now I See You” is a humorous, uplifting account how she made the most of the vision she had left. Nicole joined circus school, travelled the world, and became a mother. This story is about refusing to cower at life’s curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library as part of this year’s Two Towns One Book activities.

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
phone: 518.371.8622   fax: 518.371.3799