Chocolate Friendzy at the Poestenkill Library
February is Love Your Library Month, and with it comes the return of the Chocolate Friendzy put on by the Friends of the Poestenkill Library! On Saturday, February 11, we will be holding a drawing for a giant basket full of chocolate treats. That day, you can also stop by and pick up your pre-ordered box of homemade chocolate goodies. Stop by the library today to purchase tickets for the drawing (3 for $5) or put in your pre-order for your to-go boxes (only $5 for a box of assorted treats). Last day to pre-order is Tuesday, February 7. For more info or for online pre-orders, visit www.poestenkilllibrary.org.
Events at Troy Public Library 1/22 – 1/28
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 is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.
Adult Coloring Evening – Mon., Jan 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main). Come color with us at the main library. All materials (including hot cider and snacks) will be provided. Listen to relaxing music, and enjoy a short-story read aloud by our hosting librarian. RR
Teen Self-Care Night – Tues., Jan 24, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main). Come to the library for some rest and relaxation. We’ll be making some candles and bath bombs while we sip tea and listen to soothing music! For ages 13-18. RR.
Adult Contemporary Book Group – Wed., Jan 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh). Join this afternoon book group as we explore newer adult fiction. This month we’re reading We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride, Jo Piazza
Adult Yoga – Wed., Jan 25, 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. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat.
Dungeons and Dragons – Wed., Jan 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh). Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to older teens and adults.
Brick Builders – Wed, Jan. 25 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main). Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun: build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. Ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present.
Tech Help – Wed., Jan 25, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Main). Exploring ebooks? Navigating apps? Learning your way around a new device? Drop-In Tech Help is here to assist. Bring your device and questions.
French Club – Thur., Jan 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main). Drop-in for fun weekly French practice led by Ms. Ines of France. For middle & high school students
Award-Winning songwriters/musicians perform & present history of Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs
Join award-winning songwriters and musicians Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle at 2 pm on Sunday, January 29th at the East Greenbush Community Library for a unique music program bringing actual historic songs from the lumber camps in the Adirondack Mountains in the 1800’s. You will also hear to descriptive narrative of the history of the camps and music of that era. Registration is required, for details and to register call us at 518-477-7476 or visit us online at https://events.eglibrary.org.
The 1800’s were considered the golden era of the logging industry in the Adirondacks. It is an era when society first made huge demands for paper and lumber, and when there were few regulations for the harvesting of trees. Workers were attracted to the lifestyle of being a lumberjack even though the work was harsh and dangerous. Their songs were for leisure, with some written on the spot, or adapted from hearing them in passing.
Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle are award-winning songwriters and musicians living near the Adirondacks. Cosby and Tom are also the recipients of the Dorn Space Arts Award for Music Outreach in 2019. Together they play originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica, and in many settings such as festivals, concert series, livestreams, and community events. Learn more at https://www.cosbygibson.com/.
The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY 12061. For more information about programs, collections and services please call 518-477-7476, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at eglibrary.org.
North Greenbush Public Library Update
Bring your little ones to storytime on Tuesday morning at 11 AM, held in the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex and delight your children with stories, songs, games, and a related craft. Our Thursday crafternoons, between 3 and 5 PM, feature a new craft project each week.
For our tweens, we continue our Tween Book Club this Saturday, January 21 at noon to discuss “Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor” by Ally Carter. A snack and a related craft are included. Ages 10-12 are welcome to join.
Find out what the North Greenbush Public Library is doing. Attend the Board of Trustees monthly meeting Tuesday, January 24, at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Villlage, 1 Eastwyck Circle (just off Best Road)
Monday, January 30 will feature our LEGO Club, from 5:30-6:30 in the Children’s Room. We supply the LEGO and the children supply the creativity!
“Slide into winter with a good book” by joining our Winter Reading Challenge. Children, teens, and adults can join and enter to win a prize by completing a game sheet, available at the circulation desk. Each group has a chance at winning a raffle prize.
Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.
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.