At Your Library

At Your Library 01.31.19

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.

After Dinner Book Club – The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living  – Monday, February 4, 7:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, February 5, 6:00pm

Feel free to wear your PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime!

The Battle of Bennington – Wednesday, February 6, 6:00pm – David Pitlyk of the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site presents the history of the Battle of Bennington. In 1777, Burgoyne sent a detachment to capture stores held in Bennington. Expecting little resistance, Crown forces instead were delivered a decisive check by a collection of colonial militias led by Gen. Stark. Victory at Bennington ultimately paved the way for victory in the war itself.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, February 7, 10:30am – Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2–4 by appointment.

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY – Saturday, February 2. Stop in for a scavenger hunt and some fun crafts all day. While there, sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program! 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 to reserve a spot.

SEED SWAP – Saturday, February 9, 11–2. Trade or get seeds & catalogs; share gardening tips & stories. CRAFTERNOON – Tuesday, February 12, 3:30–5:30 drop-in to make a card or other heart-themed craft. Kids or adults.

PERSONALIZED MUGS – Wednesday, February 13, 6:30pm decorate a special mug for yourself or as a gift. Teens & adults. Call to sign up, supplies are limited.

ON DISPLAY – An amazing display from Five Broad Strokes, a group of five local artists.

THANK YOU: Linda Jach, William & Dana Kennedy, Sally Lawrence, Jeanne Seel and all our donors! Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.


East Greenbush Community Library

The East Greenbush Community Library location: 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. For Storytimes and Registration call 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbush

*Registration required.

1/31-2/15: Sign up for Adult Winter Reading Challenge at Reference Desk. Earn your first stamp and raffle ticket by donating food items for our CoNSERNS-U Healthy Food Drive.

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

2/1: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Yoga for Kids (ages 3-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

2/2: Take Your Child to the Library Day! 10am-2pm; Brought to Light Documentary Showing, Q&A with the Director Barbara Reina*, 2pm

2/3: Greenbush Historical Society presents The Writing of 12 Years A Slave*, 2pm

2/4: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

2/5: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4pm; Greenbush Garden Club*, 6pm

2/6: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Teen Volunteer (TV) Club*, 3:15pm; 30-Minute Genealogy Appointments*, 5-7pm

2/7: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Moms and dads, older sisters and brothers, and caregivers of children are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Sand Lake Town Library. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. Research shows that the MOST reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Each child will receive a leaf sticker to be placed on the “reading tree” at the library for every 100 books read. There will be a celebration when each child receives their 1,000 Books Read certificate, including a gift to commemorate the accomplishment. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open to all families with children ages birth to five years. To register, stop by the Sand Lake Town Library beginning February 2nd (Take Your Child to the Library Day). Participants will receive information and program materials when they register. For more information, call the library at 518-674-5050. This program is free of charge.


Nassau Free Library February Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday 10:30am

Join Tracey for stories, songs & crafts geared towards our youngest friends.

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY! Saturday, 2/2, 10am-1pm

Drop in and join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, arm-knitting sessions & more!

FITNESS FUSION- Thursday, 2/7, 6pm

MINECRAFT- Tuesday, 2/5, 6-7pm- Ages 5+

OPEN MIC NIGHT- Friday, 2/8, 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. All ages welcome.  Please keep performances family friendly. RSVP.

MONEY SMART FOR OLDER ADULTS- Monday, 2/11, 6:30 – 8pm

LEGO CLUB- Tuesday, 2/12, 6-7pm. Join us for a fun hour of building and Lego bingo! All ages.


“Italian”- Tuesday, 2/19, 6:30pm.

TEEN PIZZA & DANCE PARTY!- Friday, 2/22, 6:30pm

LEARN TO CODE- Wednesday, 2/27, 6pm (Ages 6+)

BOOK GROUP- Tues., 2/26, 4:30 pm

Please register for all programs by calling (518)766-2715.

The library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY 12123


Take Your Child to the Library Day

Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch will celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Teddy the Reading Dog will be here from 11:00-12:00 for kids to practice their reading or just come for a visit, and we will have a special story time with Teddy!

The Friends of the Library will host a bake sale from 10:00-1:00, or until the goodies run out!

All day long we will have drop in crafts and library card registrations for the whole family.  This event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Call the library at 518-235-5310 for more information.  The Lansingburgh Library is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

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