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 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 “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.
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).
- 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.
Health Insurance Navigators to Assist You at Troy Library
It is the Open Enrollment period for New York State of Health. Join us at the Troy Public Library on Wednesdays thru January 30th from 2PM-5PM to explore your options. Health Insurance Navigators will be on hand to assist you and can help you apply. The health insurance navigators take the time to help each person look at the tax credits they might be eligible for to lower the cost of health insurance and then to choose an insurance plan that best meets each person’s healthcare needs.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to make an appointment call 518-416-6463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Troy Public Library’s is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.
FREE Tax Preparation Services at East Greenbush Library
East Greenbush — East Greenbush Community Library is an official AARP Tax-Aide site, offering free tax preparation and filing services through AARP’s Tax-Aide program. New for 2019, taxpayers will be required to call 2-1-1 to schedule their appointment. For calls outside of the Capital District area, the number is (888) 366-3211. Scheduling opens on January 14, 2019. Appointments are available Mondays from February 4, 2019 through April 8, 2019.
Visit our website at https://eastgreenbushlibrary. org/ or https://eglibrary.org/popular-subjects/taxes for additional information and links to tax forms or call us at 518-477-7476. Tax forms will be shipped to the library from the IRS and NYS as they become available. Please call or check our website to find out what forms are currently available.
Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs
STORYTIME: Every Wednesday, 10:30am
Fitness Fusion: Thurs., 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 6pm
Yoga: Sat. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 10:15am
Minecraft: Tues., 1/8, 6pm
Open Mic Night: Fri., 1/11, 6:30pm
Stop Motion Animation: Tues., 1/15, 6pm
Family Game Night: Fri., 1/18, 6pm
Local Author Visit and Book Talk- Robert Clancy: 1/21, 6:30pm
Book Club: Tues., 1/22, 7pm
Lego Club: Wed., 1/23, 6pm
Keeping Resolutions- (CCE Educator Theresa Mayhew): Mon., 1/28, 6:30pm
Cookbook Club- Theme: “Comfort Foods”: Tues., 1/29, 6:30pm
Please register for all programs by calling (518) 766-2715.
The library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY 12123
Do You Need Health Insurance?
It is the Open Enrollment period for New York State of Health. Join us at the Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch on Thursdays, January 17th and 31st, from 10AM-12PM to explore your options. Health Insurance Navigators will be on hand to assist you and can help you apply. The health insurance navigators take the time to help each person look at the tax credits they might be eligible for to lower the cost of health insurance and then to choose an insurance plan that best meets each person’s healthcare needs.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to make an appointment, call 845-514-7359 or email email@example.com
The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.
Understanding Shakespeare with Tom Bulger
Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, January 10th – February 7th, from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.
This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s comedy
Twelfth Night. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.
Copies of Twelfth Night will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the January 10th discussion.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. 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.
Nassau Free Library Open Mic Night
Nassau Free Library Presents:
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Friday, 1/11, 6:30-8pm
Calling all musicians, poetry lovers, comedians & more! Join us for Open Mic night where we invite local performance artists of all kinds to gather and share their art at the library. Performers must be age 12 or older, and audience of all ages welcome. Please keep performances family friendly. RSVP the library to attend or perform by calling the library at (518)766-2715. The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau, NY 12123.
Brunswick Community Library
Senior Bridge Club – Mondays at 1:00 & Wednesdays at 12:30
Adult Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm
Tots Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30
Knitting Group – Thursdays at 1:00
STEAM – Thursdays at 4pm (new time!)
Battle of Bennington Lecture – 1/11 at 6pm
Financial Peace University – 9 Week Course starting 1/17 at 6:30 – Please call to register
Adult Harry Potter Party – 1/18 at 6pm – Please call to register
Brunswick Community Library
4118 State Highway 2
Troy, NY 12180
Events at Castleton Public Library
All events are free.
85 South Main Street
Castleton, NY 12033
Questions? Call 518-732-0879.
Computer Basics – Learn computer basics by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.
Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, January 14, 4:00-5:00pm – Lacey loves for kids to read to her! Kids are invited to stop in to read to Lacey, or just pet her and say hi.
Afternoon Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – Tuesday, January 15, 1:00pm
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, January 15, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime!
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 17, 10:30am
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition – Thursday, January 17, 6:00-8:00pm – Discover your family history using Ancestry Library Edition! Registration required. Call 518-732-0879.
Study Week at CPL – January 17-24 (afternoons/evenings) – Busy studying for Regents exams, preparing for tests, or doing homework? Use our study space & enjoy snacks.
Castleton Public Library Eliminates Late Fees
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York – Effective January 1, Castleton Public Library (CPL) has eliminated late fines for items borrowed at CPL. The elimination of late fines applies to all of the library’s collections, as well as items from other libraries that are requested for pickup at CPL. Cardholders from any public library in Albany and Rensselaer Counties may now borrow from CPL without accruing late fees.
The elimination of late fees is part of CPL’s efforts to improve library service and remove fines as a potential barrier to library use, particularly for families. CPL’s policy change is part of a growing trend across libraries nationwide. Libraries that have removed late fees are seeing increased use of their collections, more people getting library cards, and people returning to the library.
In addition to the policy change eliminating late fees, CPL has also erased existing late fees for all of its cardholders to give borrowers a “clean slate” for the new year.
A copy of the library’s new policy can be found on the CPL website (www.castletonpubliclibrary. org). Anyone who has questions or concerns about the new policy is encouraged to contact Library Director Melissa Tacke by phone at 518-732-0879 or by email at director@castletonpublic library.org.
East Greenbush Community Library
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.
*Registration is required for these events.
1/10: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm; Meditation on Breathing*, 6pm
1/11: Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm
1/12: The Giving Tree (K-3)*, 2pm – Registration Required
1/13: Showing and Discussion of ‘Living While Dying’*, 2pm
1/14: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Crafter Eve: Dream Catchers, 6pm
1/15: Adult Afternoon Chess, 2pm – Registration Appreciated, Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm
1/16: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Teen Volunteer Club (TV Club)*, 3:15pm; 30-Minute Genealogy Appointments*, 5-7:30pm
1/17: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm, LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm
1/18: Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Homeschool Meet Up*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm
1/19: Organizing Your Photos with Vicki*, 1pm
1/20: A Musical Afternoon with Tanager*, 2pm
Sand Lake Town Library Events
STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am. Pre-schoolers & caregivers learn pre-reading skills.
TECH HELP – Fridays 2 – 4 by appointment for help with your new device.
MEMOIR WRITING – Starting Thursday, January 17, 1–3pm Val Kavanaugh, playwright, teacher and writer, will be teaching six sessions of memoir writing. It is a chance to capture some of your important moments to share with family, friends, and the world in general. Plus get feedback on what you’ve written. Registration required – class minimum of 6.
BOARD MEETING – Thursday, January 17, 6:45pm.
SLTLibrary CLOSING – Monday, January 21.
SOUP NIGHT – Tuesday, January 22, 6pm bring a pot of your favorite soup and a bowl for a night of soup sampling! Spoons, crackers, and beverages provided.
THANK YOU to June & David Kinerson, Marla & Ralph LaMontagna, The Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Wamba Wear, Stephanie Weiss in memory of Warren Weiss, and all our donors!
Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.
Adult Craft Workshop: Altered puzzle piece magnets
Did you know that January 29th is National Puzzle Day? Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, January 29th at 3:00 pm to celebrate with this fun and easy craft where we will be turning old puzzle pieces into cute magnets for your fridge.
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, NY.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body- An educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Troy Public Library, 102 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180
To register, contact: Victor at 518-867-4999 x200
Supported by Rennsselaer County NY Connects