At Your Library

At Your Library 01.17.19

North Greenbush Public Library New Books

Happy New Year from the North Greenbush Public Library! We’re looking forward to an exciting year at the library and invite you to explore all we have to offer. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to take a breather and catch up on some reading. During January and February, the library will be adding mystery, romance, suspense and literary fiction to our collection. Featured authors include Kate Ellis, Jonathan Kellerman, John Lescroart, Danielle Steel and more. See the full list at:

If your holiday celebrations left you with an overload of returnable bottles, use them to help the Friends of the Library. The 6-Cent Redemption Center at 461 Main Ave in Wynantskill will donate your bottle deposits to the library. It’s a win-win. You don’t waste time feeding empties to a machine, and the library gets a donation! Please note: containers must be redeemed at the redemption center. The library cannot accept empty bottles and cans.


French Film Screening at Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, January 19th, at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2018-19 film series with the screening of “Henri Henri.”

“Henri Henri” 2014 Comedy, Drama 1 hour 39 minutes – Henri grew up in an orphanage in Montréal, where he is assigned by the sister to replace all the light bulbs, the sisters telling him it is the most important of God’s jobs in bringing light to people. As the sisters who raised him have to leave, Henri 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.

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  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty presents: Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test

Whether you have done an Ancestry DNA test or are just thinking about it, you probably have many questions and concerns.  Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, February 2nd, at 1:00 pm, professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will give an informative session that will guide you through the fundamentals of DNA tests.  Topics covered will include DNA basics, exactly what you can expect to get from an Ancestry test, the truth about DNA myths, and interpreting ethnicity estimates.  Learn how to make the most of your test by utilizing it as another tool to discover your family history!

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  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.



Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am. Learn pre-reading skills.

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 and get feedback on what you’ve written. Registration required – class minimum of 6.

BOARD MEETING – Thursday, January 17, 6:45pm.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2 – 4 by appointment.

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 and socializing! Spoons, crackers, and beverages provided.

SciTIME: SNAP CIRCUITS – Wednesday, January 23, 3:30 – 5pm. Ages 8 and up learn about electrical circuits with Snap Circuits.

ON DISPLAY– Creative works from Five Broad Strokes, a group of five local artists.

THANK YOU to B. Hastings, Cherry Ridge Dressage, The Towne Tavern Inc., and all our donors!

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



Events at Castleton Public Library

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn computer basics by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.

Study Time at CPL – January 22-24 (afternoons/evenings) – Busy studying for Regents exams, preparing for tests, or doing homework? Use our study space & enjoy snacks.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, January 22, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime!

Beading Bonanza – Wednesday, January 23, 4:00-6:00pm – Stop by the library to make bracelets, necklaces, and other creative beaded crafts!

New Year, New You: Stop Dieting and Start Getting Results – Wednesday, January 23, 7:00pm – This free class with nutritionist Christa Valentine will provide realistic tips on how to eat healthy and delicious foods, feel satisfied, and reach your nutrition goals in 2019! Please register; call 518-732-0879.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 24, 10:30am

Perler Bead Crafts – Saturday, January 26, 10:00am–4:00pm


February events at Rensselaer Public Library

Pre-K storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club- Thursdays, 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Computer tutors- Drop in to have your questions about computers, tablets and smartphones answered! Tuesdays from 1-3, Thursdays from 5:30-7.

Take Your Child to the Library Day- Saturday, February 2, from 11-2. Stop in to the library for a scavenger hunt and other activities!

Teen Video gaming- Saturday, February 16, from 12-2. Come in to play on our big screen. For ages 13-18.

Disaster Prep- Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 PM. The Red Cross will help you be ready to handle emergencies and disasters of different kinds. Please call 462-1193 to sign up.

Day Before the Awards Film Festival- Saturday, February 23, at 9 AM. Come watch an Oscar nominated film for best animated feature. Part of the East Greenbush Film Festival, hosted by Action Jackson. All participants must have a free ticket, see our website for details. Ages 6 and up.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot.

To learn more, see or visit the library’s Facebook page,


East Greenbush Community Library

The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518-477-7476 or  Visit us at for a complete list of programs and story times.

*Registration is required for events with an asterisk.

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 Meetup*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

1/19: Organizing Your Photos*, 1pm

1/20: A Musical Afternoon with Tanager*, 2pm

1/21: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm

1/22: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

1/23: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

1/24: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm; Long-Term Care Financing with NYS PLTC,* 6pm

1/25: Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Open Recreation space, 9:30am-2:30pm

1/26: Preschool Fair, 11am-1pm


Events at Brunswick Library

Senior Bridge Club – Monday & Wednesday at 1

Adult Yoga – Monday & Wednesday at 6

Tots Class – Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30

Kids STEAM – Thursdays at 4

Knitting Group – Thursdays at 1

Adult Harry Potter Party – 1/18 at 6pm

Financial Peace University – Thursdays at 6:30 starting 1/17

Fiction Book Club – 1/22 at 6pm – “Girls of 17 Swann Street”

Nonfiction Book Club – 1/25 at 6pm – “Becoming”

~Natalie Hurteau, Director
Brunswick Community Library
4118 State Highway 2,
Troy, NY 12180

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