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.
French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library
Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, January 18th at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “Sans Famille.” (NR 3hr13 min)
Young Remi, 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.
EG Library events week of 1/16-23
6th Annual Day Before the Academy Awards Film Festival is 2/8! Check our website after 1/20 for details.
1/17: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Homeschool Meet Up*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm
1/18: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Cord-Cutting 101*, 1pm; The library will be at the Goff Winterfest, come visit our table for a mini Children’s Booksale and a craft for the kids!
1/19: Sultry Jazz with Sonny and Perley*, 2 pm
1/20: Monday Morning Book Discussion, 10am; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Martin Luther King Jr. Day (grades K-3)*, 2pm; Crafter Evening: Bookmarks!*, 6pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion with Good Buy Books, 7pm
1/21: Terrific Tuesdays (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm
1/22: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10:00am; Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 11am
Climate Change: Heading for Extinction (And What to Do About It)
Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, January 26th at 2PM as the Extinction Rebellion joins us to discuss the latest climate science.
In this public talk, climate speakers Hana Van der Kolk and Daniel Lander from Extinction Rebellion, will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.
This program is free and open to the public. 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.
01/16/2020 – 01/23/2020
Painting & Poetry
If you love the imagery in literature – and think it would be fun to recreate some of it – this class is for you! Local artist Muse en Lystrala will be teaching a literature-rooted art class in which the imagery of a piece of literature will be discussed, and then brought to life using Renaissance and Impressionist methods with acrylic paint as a medium.
The class will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, 4:30-6:30 at the Lansingburgh Branch, and again on Saturday, January 25th, 1:30-3:30 at the Main Library.
Muse en Lystrala is a musician, artist, game developer, and literature enthusiast. She previously instructed a community art class called Dark Arts Paint, and among many other tasks creates music and art assets at her company, Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.
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 Second Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street Troy, NY 12182.
01/16/2020 – 01/30/2020
Sending Humans to Mars
SpaceX, NASA and other agencies are actively working towards sending humans to Mars. You’ve probably heard a lot about this in the media, including some optimistic timelines of sending humans to Mars in the 2020’s. But what’s really going on? What are NASA and SpaceX working on? What are some of the Challenges we must overcome? And when might we actually see a human colony on Mars? Join Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson of the Dudley Observatory at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, February 5, at 6:00 pm, and have all your tough Mars questions- answered.
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.
01/16/2020 – 02/06/2020
Child Labor in the Cotton Mills
Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “Child Labor in the Cotton Mills”. Mr. Ouimet, a native of Quebec, will speak about the conditions in the mills, the jobs performed by the children, pay scale , and the health problems resulting from such work. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7pm, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY. Sponsored by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, is free and open to the public. Information by calling the library, 518-371-8622 or www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.
01/16/2020 – 02/20/2020
Meditation Group at The Lansingburgh Library
The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays, January 22nd – February 26th at 2PM.
Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!
Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.
01/10/2020 – 02/21/2020
The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, January 21st – February 25th from 5PM – 6PM.
Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!
01/09/2020 – 02/29/2020
Brunswick Library Events
Brunswick Community Library
4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180
Yoga—Monday & Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Bridge Club— Monday & Wednesday @ 1:00—3:00pm
Knitting Circle— Thursday @ 1:00 pm
Jan 14 & 28 (Tue) @ 2:00—Ukulele Club
Jan 18 (Sat) @ 12 noon—Live Music by RoseMoon & Snacks
Jan 24 (Fri) @ 6:00—”Furious Hours” Book Club
Jan 28 (Tue) @ 6:00—”Summer of ‘69” Book Club
Jan 31 (Fri) @ 6:00—Watercolor Inspiration Cards (Please Sign Up)
Feb 11 & 25 (Tue) @ 2:00—Ukulele Club
Feb 12 (Wed) @ 10:30—”The Secrets We Kept” Book Club
Feb 12 (Wed) @ 4:00—Neck Pain Workshop
Feb 15 (Sat) @ 12 noon—Live Music by RoseMoon & Snacks
Feb 21 (Fri) @ 12 noon—”Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Book Club Discussion
Feb 25 (Tue) @ 6:00—”It All Comes Back to You” Book Club
Feb 28 (Fri) @ 12 noon—”Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Movie
Feb 29 (Sat) @ 2:00— Community Folk Music & Dance
*Prizes will be drawn at Dance Party on Feb 29