Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs
Please call the library to register for programs. (518)766-2715.
Storytime: Every Wed. 10:30am
Yoga: Sat.- 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 10:30am
Friends Meeting: Mon. 1/6 6:30pm
Minecraft: Wed. 1/8 6-7pm
Open Mic: Fri. 1/10 6-8pm
Purl Jam Knitting: Wed. 1/15 6-8
LEGO Club: Wed. 1/22 6-7pm
Book Club: Tues. 1/28 7pm
Film Showing: Downton Abbey 1/31 6pm
TED Talks: Tues. 1/21 3-4pm
Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 6pm
Teen Night: DIY Self-Care Products- Wed. 1/29 6-7:30pm
Coming in January: New! Writers Get-Together!- Call for 4 to 8 people putting pen to paper and/or fingers to laptop! Creating a supportive space for writers. We will explore the memoir, creative writing, short stories, and essays. Ask for our information packet at the library. All ages welcome!
*The Library will be closing at 5pm on 12/31 and closed 1/1 on New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays!
We’re on Facebook & the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org.
Events at Castleton Public Library, 1/2-1/11
Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033 – All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.
Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.
Mend-A-Bear – Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.
Storytime with Goodie the Therapy Dog – Thursday, January 2, 10:30am – Meet Goodie the therapy dog at this special storytime. All ages welcome.
Paper Clip Jewelry – Thursday, January 2, 12:00-6:00pm – Use paper clips & decorative tape to make a bracelet, necklace, or other craft!
Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, January 3, 10:00-11:00am – With a variety of toys & blocks, this playtime is designed for children ages birth-5.
Bridge Club – Friday, January 3, 10:30am – Geared toward beginners & players who need a refresher.
Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, January 3, 12:00-6:00pm – Come make something awesome out of perler beads!
Painting Fun – Saturday, January 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm – Stop by the library to have fun with all kinds of paint!
After Dinner Book Club – “Dodge City,” by Tom Clavin – Monday, January 6, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.
Pajama Storytime- Tuesday, January 7, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.
Word Games – Wednesday, January 8, 3:00-7:00pm – Stop by with a family member or friend to play giant Boggle, Bananagrams, and more!
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 9, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.
Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, January 10, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.
Winter Edible Art – Friday, January 10, 4:00-8:00pm – Make winter-inspired sculptures you can eat! All ages welcome. A 2nd Friday event.
East Greenbush Community Library 1/2-1/9
*Events with an asterisk require registration.
Adult Winter Reading Challenge Begins January 3rd! This year’s theme is Read the Library. Game cards are available at the reference desk.
1/3: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Music Together (ages 1-5), 10am OR 11am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm
1/5: 4th Annual Movie & TV Trivia*, 2pm. Individuals & teams can sign up anytime at the Reference Desk via phone or in-person.
1/6: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm
1/7: Terrific Tuesdays (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Greenbush Garden Club: Let’s Make a Flower Arrangement (Bring your own mug)*, business meeting 6:30pm, presentation, 7:15pm
1/8: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 11am; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; Legal Project: Free Legal Consultations*, 5:30-7:30pm; SCA Bardic Practice, 6pm
1/9: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Baby Meet Up, 11am; Visit with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, 2-4pm
01/02/2020 – 01/09/2020
Book Signing: Leroy Collins, The Running Back
Join us January 11th, at 1pm, in welcoming NFL great Leroy Collins at his book signing at the Rensselaer Library. Meet this local legend who started his career in the Capital Region playing against the teams we all played for in high school.
Collin’s book The Running Back (From the wheelchair to the NFL) will be available for purchase and signing. This true story follows a young man’s journey as he battles back from injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident. From the vantage point of his wheelchair an NFL game on TV inspires him to dream the impossible. As he recovers, he sets his sights on playing football in the NFL. This story takes you into his mind and heart as he makes decisions that take him off track from reaching his dream. He develops some bad habits that can not only destroy a career but can potentially take his life. But his faith along with the love from his family put his life back on course making his unlikely dream a miraculous reality.
11/27/2019 – 01/09/2020
Invisible Cities Mixed Media Workshop
Join us at the Troy Public Library where artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen will be hosting a two-part workshop in two-hour sessions at the Troy Public Library on
Mondays, January 6 & 13, at 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Each session will be led by an excerpt from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, and each session will have its own excerpt. Read and respond to this piece of literature with the use of materials such as paint, paper, graphite, markers, and more to create a mixed media masterpiece. Register in person, online, or by phone.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.
12/19/2019 – 01/16/2020
“Sans Famille”-Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. Young Rémi, a foundling, lives on the farm run by his impoverished foster parents. When their money runs out, unbeknown to his foster-mother, Rémi is sold by his hard-hearted foster father to an old street performer named Vitalis. Vitalis was once a famous opera singer, but became destitute after a tragic love affair. Ever since that time he has been a traveling showman, touring the country with three dogs and a monkey. Rémi is given a warm welcome by the strange troupe, and actually learns how to read and write. (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071. Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.