At Your Library

At Your Library 01.24.19

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power on Monday, February 4th, at 6:30 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public.  For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at

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


Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Evening Book Group will be discussing Paulette Jiles’ News of the World on Tuesday, February 19th, at 6:15 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public.  For more information call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at

Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am. Learn pre-reading skills. MEMOIR WRITING –Session 2, Thursday, January 24, 1–3pm with Val Kavanaugh, playwright, teacher and writer. TECH HELP – Fridays 2 – 4 by appointment. TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY – Saturday, February 2. Stop in during the day for a scavenger hunt and some fun crafts all day. BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, February 6, 7pm. Discussing “The Road to Character” by David Brooks. DREAM GROUP – First meeting Thursday, February 7, 6:30pm. Curious about your dreams and what they might mean? Join Bob Moore as he shares his many years of dream group experience. Ten spaces available – call now to reserve your spot.

ON DISPLAY – A retrospective of the creative works from Five Broad Strokes, a group of five local artists.

THANK YOU to Rita & Carsten Floess, Meeli Leith, Thomas Hatcher, A.L. Hofaker, Inc. Insurance, The Walsh Family 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.

Cool Science: Rainbow Paper – Tuesday, January 29, 4:00-6:00pm – We’ll learn how color, light, and rainbows work by using solvents and black paper to make rainbow paper!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, January 29, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, January 31, 10:30am

Family Movie Night – Friday, February 1, 6:00pm – Call 518-732-0879 to find out what’s playing.

Take Your Child to the Library Day – Saturday, February 2, 10:00am–4:00pm – Visit to learn about all the fun you can have with us (plus – pick up a special goodie bag to take home!). Drop in for a special storytime at 10:30 and drop in from 11:30-4:00 to make your own library card holder!


Blood Drive at Castleton Public Library

Castleton Public Library (85 S. Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033), in coordination with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive on Saturday, February 16, from 8:00am-1:00pm. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting or by calling 518-732-0879. Donors may also drop in on the day of the drive.


Geology and Mining in New York: A History with Bill Cotrofeld of the Capital District Mineral Club

With hugely popular Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil show at the New York State Museum approaching, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to satisfy your curiosity for geology. Past president and current secretary of the Capital District Mineral Club, Bill Cotrofeld will be giving a free lecture at the Troy Public Library on February 5th, at 6:00 pm on New York State minerals, the history of mining in New York, and the world- wide importance of Geology in the Capital District in the 1800’s. He will also bring a variety of interesting minerals for your viewing pleasure.

Bill became interested in collecting minerals while in 8th Grade along with 2 friends. Together they called themselves the “Junior Geologists of Albany”. They spent many hours at the local library borrowing books on minerals there. In 1956, Bill and his friends were at the organizational meetings at the New York State Museum, to form a mineral club in Albany. They then became Charter Members of the “Capital District Mineral Club, Inc.” Each year in February, the club members are the volunteer staff for the Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at the New York State Museum.

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, NY.



Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

STORYTIME: Every Wednesday, 10:30am

Fitness Fusion: Thurs., 1/24, 1/31, 6pm

Yoga:  Sat., 1/26, 10:15am

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




East Greenbush Community Library Events

The East Greenbush Community Library location: 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 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 required.

1/24-2/15: The Adult Winter Reading Challenge continues, sign up at the Reference Desk. Earn your first stamp and raffle ticket by donating food items for our CoNSERNS-U Healthy Food Drive.

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

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

1/26: Searching for a Preschool? Don’t miss our Preschool Fair, 11am-1pm, over a dozen preschools will be available for Q&A.

1/27: Death Café: Eat cake, drink tea & discussion about making the most of our (finite) lives, 2pm*

1/28: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm

1/29: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4pm

1/30: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Teen Anime Club (Grades 6-12), 3pm

1/31: Hygge Day: Get cozy with hot cocoa, harp music & more, 9:30am – 5pm; SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm; Food for Thought Cookbook Club: New Year’s Resolution Foods, 6pm*; Announcing films for the Film Festival.


The Voyageurs and the Fur Trade

Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “The Voyageurs and the Fur Trade”.  Mr. Ouimet, a native of Quebec, will speak about the lives of the French-Canadian voyageurs who transported furs by canoes, and the importance of the fur trade to the region.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 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 and Facebook.



Chocolate Friendzy Returns

What could be better on a cold winter’s day than to spend the afternoon surrounded by books, friends, and CHOCOLATE?

Help the Friends of the Poestenkill library celebrate February as Love Your Library Month with an afternoon of chocolate sampling.

Join us at the Poestenkill Library on Saturday, February 9th, from 1–3 pm. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family (3 – 6 people). Each admission entitles the individual to their choice of -unlimited – homemade chocolate treats and a complimentary beverage. The Friends are also raffling off a huge basket of chocolates and chocolate-themed items, a total value of over $150. Raffle tickets are 3/$5 and are currently available at the library. The drawing will be held at the end of the Chocolate Friendzy. You need not be present to win.

See you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Poestenkill Library.


Money Smart for Older Adults

Date:  Monday, February 11

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Nassau Free Library- 18 Church St.  Nassau, NY

Cost:  FREE

Registration deadline:  February 9 – Call (518) 766-2715 to pre-register.

Presenter:  Theresa Mayhew, Cornell Cooperative Extension Resource Educator

The Money Smart for Older Adults Program raises awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation (frauds and scams) and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making. Money Smart for Older Adults was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.  Attendees will receive a Money Smart for Older Adults Resource Guide (one per household).





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