At Your Library

At Your Library 01.09.20

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 The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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EG Library events week of 1/9-1/16

*Registration required.

6th Annual Day Before the Academy Awards Film Festival is 2/8! Check our website after 1/20 for details.

1/9: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Baby Meet up, 11am; Visit with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, 2pm

1/10: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am – 2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

1/11: Flu Shot Clinic, 10am-2pm; Preschool Fair, 11am-1pm

1/12: Greenbush Historical Society presents Winter Life in Early America*, 2:00pm

1/13: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Red Cross Blood Drive (appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome), 1-6pm

1/14: Terrific Tuesdays (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

1/15: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 11am; Civil Rights Footage, 1pm; Teen Volunteer (TV) Club (grades 6-12)*, 3:15pm; Free Monthly Movie: King in the Wilderness*, 6:30pm

1/16: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Baby Meet up, 11am; Cooking the Books: Introductory meeting with Cookbook Author, Janet Elsbach*, 6pm

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Please register for all programs. 518-766-2715

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am- Join us for stories, songs & crafts geared towards our youngest friends.

Winter Reading Challenge: Beginning January 1st-March 31st 2020, the Nassau Free Library looks forward to hosting a Winter Reading Challenge: “Get Cozy at Your Library”. Stop by the library to get your BINGO Challenge card and read for a chance to win a prize.

Writers Get-Together! :A 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. We hope to begin the gatherings in February!

Beginner’s Yoga: Sat. 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25 10:30am

Open Mic Night: Fri. 1/10 6pm-Calling all musicians, poets, raconteurs, and comedians! Walk-ins are welcome but subject to time constraints. Warm-up begins at 5:45. Performers should be prepared for a 10-15 minute set. RSVP

Purl Jam Knitting Group: Wed. 1/15 6-8pm

Fitness Fusion:Thurs. 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 6pm

TED Talks Coffee & Conversation-Topic: Sustainability Tues. 1/21 3pm- Join us for 2 TED Talk presentations on Sustainability defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. TED Talks are inspiring talks based around ideas in technology, education, and design.

LEGO Club: Wed. 1/22 6-7pm- Join us for an hour of Lego building! Ages 3+

Stop Motion Animation & Craft Night: Fri. 1/24 6-7pm

Book Group I: Tues. 1/28 7pm

Teen Night: Diy Self-Care- Wed. 1/29 6-7:30pm-Learn to make low-cost homemade bath and body products and take some home with you. This month we’ll make lip balm. 11+

Film Showing: Downton Abbey- Fri. 1/31 6pm- Join us for tea and scones while we watch the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepares for the most important moment of their lives. PG

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 1/12-1/18

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.

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, January 13, 4:00-5:00pm – Stop in to read to Lacey or just say “hi.”

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition – Tuesday, January 14, 10:00am -12:00pm – Discover your family history using Ancestry Library Edition! Registration required; call 518-732-0879.

Pajama Storytime- Tuesday, January 14, 6:00pm – Wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend! Ages birth-8.

Friends of CPL Meeting – Wednesday, January 15, 7:00pm – Come get involved with the Friends of Castleton Public Library!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 16, 10:30am – Children from birth- age 5 enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, January 17, 10:00-11:00am – With age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth- 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing.

Bridge Club – Friday, January 17, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Kids Cook!: Yogurt Parfaits – Saturday, January 18, 2:00pm – learn to make a tasty yogurt parfait! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

12/19/2019 – 01/16/2020

French Film

“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 and Facebook.

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