At Your Library

At Your Library 01.05.23

Events at Troy Public Library

1/8 – 1/14

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and are designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.

Lego Brick Builders – Mon., Jan 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) & Wed., Jan 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Family Game Night – Mon., Jan 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Main) Head to the library each week for family game night in the Young People’s Room. Play our board games or bring your own!

Adult Craft Monday: Teacup Bookmark DIY – Mon., Jan 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us every second Monday of the month for Adult Craft Mondays. Get crafty this month with scissors, glue, and scrapbook paper as we make adorable teacup bookmarks to brighten up your next read. All materials (and hot tea) will be provided. RR

Haiku Highway – Tues., Jan 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Main). The beginning of a four-week workshop in the practice and history of haiku poetry. Participants will meet once a month, with continuing sessions on Feb 14, Mar 14, and Apr 11. RR

Adult Yoga – Wed., Jan 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat.

Fibers in the Morning, Thur., Jan 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for a weekly stitching group.

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Jan 12, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Jan 13, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

January at Rensselaer Public Library

NY’s Hero the Erie Canal- Saturday January 14, 1 PM. Learn about the Erie Canal from conception to creation from a comic book point of view. Participants will make their own canal-themed comic strip. Presented by Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Ages 6 and up. Please call the library at 518-462-1193 to sign up.

Meet Your Muslim Neighbors- Thursday January 26, 6 PM. Stop by for tea and refreshments at this friendly social gathering. Get questions about Muslim people answered. For all ages. No sign-up needed.

The Library is located at 676 East Street, near the train station. For more information, visit RensselaerLibrary.org.

Greenbush Historical Society Presents Hampton Manor, the Past to the Present

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society on Sunday, January 22, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library for an interesting presentation about Hampton Manor’s rich history and exciting future. Bobbie Reno, East Greenbush Town Historian and Society Board member, will discuss the historical events leading up to the present. 

In 1812 the United States Government purchased a tract of land at Clinton Heights and established the Cantonment Greenbush as headquarters for the US Army Northern Division, War of 1812. When the government closed the Cantonment Greenbush, the property was subsequently sold. 

In 1925 Cantonment Farm and Hathornden Estates were purchased by Harold Veeder who developed the property known as Hampton Manor in East Greenbush. Hampton Manor is a vibrant community in the town and home to many of its residents today. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.

East Greenbush Community Library

We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. For a full listing of programs and to register, visit us at https://events.eglibrary.org or call 518-477-7476. We’re open Mon/Fri 10-6; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. The library is located at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061.

The Winter Reading Challenge is on now through Feb. 26 for all ages! To participate, stop in or visit us at https://eglibrary.org/winter-reading-2023.

The Friends mini book sale is on year-round! See the sale display in the main library next to the public computers. Selections are refreshed often. Check out the themed collections at the main entrance, the selection changes monthly.

1/16, 10:30 am: MLK Day: Join us for a showing of the movie Selma (PG13). Register.

1/19, 1 pm: 3rd Thursday Movie Matinee: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG). Register.

1/21, 11 am-1 pm: Preschool Fair. Do you have a toddler or preschool-aged children? Are you looking for a great place for your child to learn and play? Come to the library to meet with and talk to staff from local preschools and other early learning and play opportunities from all over Rensselaer County! The whole family is welcome–we’ll have toys out for children to play with while their grownups gather information. No registration is required.

1/22, 2 pm: Historical Society: Town Historian, Bobbie Reno presents The History of Hampton Manor – Past & Present. Register.

1/23, 10:30 am-5 pm: AARP SMART Driver Course. See the calendar for details and to register.

1/24, 6 pm: Make 2023 A Great Year: Planning Camp 2023, presented by Julie Ann Price, professional planner & Notions database designer. Register.

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