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At Your Library 01.03.19

The Great American Read – Exploring books and their Writers through Film

The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us at the Troy Public Library for an in-depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

For the month of January, we will be focusing on The Picture of Dorian Gray. Film screenings and book discussion meeting times are as follows:

January 5th at 2:00pm: Wilde (1997 film, 1 hr., 58 min)

January 12th at 2:00pm: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film adaptation, 1 hr., 50 min)

January 26th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. 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 Second Street, Troy.

 

 

French Film

French Film “Henri Henri”-Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York.  “As the sisters who raised him have to leave, Henry has to figure out how to live by himself within the city.  He finds a job in a lighting shop and claims to “lighten up people’s life”.  His job will bring him to discover friendship and love”.  (Source-IMDb) In French with English sub-titles.  As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat.  Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.

 

 

 

Tea and Tisane Talk & Tasting with Short and Stout Tea Co.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on January 21st at 6:00 pm to warm up with this tea workshop. What is tea, anyway? Most people don’t know that white, green, oolong and black tea all come from the same tea plant. It’s only what happens after it is plucked that makes these different kinds of teas unique. In this informative session, Matthew, Teaologist from Short and Stout Tea in Guilderland, will discuss topics on tea basics, the history of tea, and of course, a tea tasting!

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 Second Street, Troy.

 

 

 

Supplements: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

With an ever-increasing number of dietary supplements on the market, those looking to improve their health can easily be overwhelmed and confused about these products.
Join us at the Troy Public Library on January 8th at 6:00 pm when Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom will be giving an informational talk and taking your questions.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. 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 Second Street, Troy.

 

Rensselaer Library January Events

  • Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.
  • Teen Anime Club-Thursdays 4-6 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.
  • Computer tutors- Tuesdays from 1-3 (restarts January 8), Thursdays from 5:30-7 (restarts January 10).
  • Super Silly Science- Saturday, January 5, 1 PM. Our young scientists will make a foam eruption! Please call to sign up. For ages 6-12.
  • Messy Art for Teens- Saturday, January 19, 12:30 PM. Create a marbleized painting using a messy technique! Please sign up, for ages 13-18.
  • Healthy New You- Saturday, January 23, 6:30 PM. Did you make a resolution to quit smoking, eat right or start exercise, but have no idea how to get started or keep going?  Well Source Development will give you the tools you need to make it work. Please call to sign up.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/  or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.

 

 

East Greenbush Community Library Events

  • The Tax-Aide appointment schedule opens on 1/14 using the 2-1-1 appointment call center.
  • Now through 1/4, visit the Reference Desk to sign up as a team or an individual for the 3rd Annual TV & Movie Trivia with Jackson Murphyevent on 1/6 at 2pm.
  • 1/3: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm
  • 1/4: Sign Up Begins for our Adult Winter Reading Challenge – Embrace the cozy, Danish concept of Hygge this winter! Visit the Reference Desk for details; Music Together (Baby to age 5), 10am OR 11am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm
  • 1/5: Music Together (Baby to age 5), 11am
  • 1/6: 3rdAnnual TV & Movie Trivia with Jackson Murphy, 2pm
  • The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org. Visit us at Events.Eastgreenbushlibrary. org for a complete list of programs and story times.

 

Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Pre-schoolers and caregivers learn pre-reading skills and a simple craft.

TECH HELP – Fridays, 2–4, make an appointment to get help with your new device.

NATIONAL BIRD DAY – Saturday, January 5, celebrate National Bird Day with us with simple crafts and fun facts.

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Come build with LEGOs and Keva planks.

THANK YOU to Cathy and Will Welling, Charlie Braverman & Julia Rosen, Elizabeth & Stephen Fry, Peg Weiss, Lori Farrell, J M Builders, One World Center Clothes Collection and all of our donors!

Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.

 

 

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