At Your Library

At Your Library 02.06.20

6th Annual Day Before the Awards Film Festival

E. GREENBUSH/RENSSELAER – Movie Fans! The East Greenbush Community Library and the Rensselaer Public Library are hosting the 6th Annual Day Before the Awards Film Festival, Saturday, February 8th. First showing of the day is at 10:25am (East Greenbush Community Library), with early bird check-in starting at 9:30am.

Three nominated films will be shown on one screen at the East Greenbush Community Library and one at the Rensselaer Public Library, film selection includes two movies nominated for Best Actress, one for Best Picture and one for Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

The Extras (available at the East Greenbush Community Library only)

• Snack bar items for sale: sandwiches, beverages, chips, popcorn & movie candy

• Oscar Movie Raffle Basket with exclusive movie merchandise – including soundtrack CD, posters, Regal Gift Card, books and great EG Library items! $1 per ticket, arms-length for $5

• Ballot Contest: Enter your Oscar picks for chance to win 1 of 3 prizes

• Movie Sale: Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library will be selling DVDs; proceeds support library programs and materials

• Evaluation Incentive: Submit your feedback for a chance to win a special prize

The event is Free to the public. Registration is required. Local movie critic, Jim Dixon, will introduce the films and there will be Q&A following each.

Go to for schedule and showtimes. Registration is required for each film. Register for all four films online, by phone, or in-person by calling the East Greenbush Community Library at 518-477-7476. Admission tickets for films shown at the East Greenbush Community Library will be provided at check-in on the day of the event ONLY. Early bird check-in starts at 9:30am.

3 films shown at: East Greenbush Community Library: 10 Community Way, East Greenbush NY

1 film shown at: Rensselaer Public Library: 676 East Street, Rensselaer NY

A Soldier from Every War: A Military Tour of St Agnes Cemetery

TROY – Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, February 16th, at 1:30 pm for Mark Bodner’s presentation, a virtual tour of soldiers that served in many of our country’s conflicts. The lecture includes a Medal of Honor recipient from both the Civil War and WWI; a “Galvanized Yankee” from the Civil War; the first officer killed during the Spanish American War; a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March of WWII; a prisoner of the Red Chinese Army during the Korean War; and a “Rosie the Riveter” – a local woman that worked in a war plant during WWII. Once again, Mark Bodnar resurrects history in this lecture that would otherwise be lost to time.

Sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

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 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

North Greenbush Public Library Upcoming Events

NORTH GREENBUSH – Located at 141 Main Ave, Wynantskill. All events are Free. Questions? Call 518-283-0303

Tech Tuesday—every Tuesday between 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Have questions about downloading eBooks? Need help sending email or figuring out Facebook? Call the library and make an appointment to sit down to get your basic computer questions answered. Bring your device with you.

Storytime—every Tuesday at 11 AM. Story time with Mrs Greene for pre-schoolers.

Take Your Child to the Library Day—Saturday, Feb 1st from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Join us for LEGO Bingo at 11 am, a scavenger hunt, LEGO Club and more!

Book Club—Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM in the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex. We will be discussing “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. All are welcome.

Museum Passes—we have updated our museum pass list. New for 2020 include the Empire Pass for NYS Parks and the Wild Center in the Adirondacks. Visit our website at for a complete list.

Brunswick Community Library Events

BRUNSWICK – Book Clubs:

Feb 12 at 10:30 – The Secrets We Kept

Feb 21 at 12:00 – Wizard of Oz Book

Feb 25 at 6:00 – The Masterpiece

Feb 28 at 12:00 – Wizard of Oz Movie

Feb 28 at 6:00 – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Special Events:

Feb 7 at 4:00 – 7:00 – Tabletop Game Night

Feb 11 at 2:00 – Ukulele Club

Feb 12 at 4:00 – Neck Pain Workshop

Feb 15 at 12:00 – Live Music by RoseMoon w/ Free Brunch

Feb 21 at 6:00 – Pour Painting Class (Please call 518-279-4023 to Sign Up)

Feb 25 at 2:00 – Ukulele Club

Feb 29 at 2:00 – Community Folk Dance, All Ages

Weekly Events:

Bridge Club – Monday & Wednesday at 1:00

Knitting Circle – Thursdays at 1:00

STEAM Kids Class – Thursdays at 4:00

Tots Time – Tuesdays & Thursdays t 10:30

Yoga – Monday & Wednesdays at 6:00

Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

NASSAU –  Please register for all programs. 518-766-2715

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am- Join us for stories, songs & crafts geared towards our youngest friends.

Winter Reading Challenge: Beginning January 1st-March 31st 2020, the Nassau Free Library looks forward to hosting a Winter Reading Challenge: “Get Cozy at Your Library”. Stop by the library to get your Challenge card and read for a chance to win a prize.

Writers Get-Together!: 2/6 & 2/20 at 6pm: A supportive space for writers to explore the memoir, creative writing, short stories, and essays.

Beginner’s Yoga: Sat. 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 10:30am

Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 2/6, 2/13, & 2/27 6pm

Purl-Jam Knitting: Mon. 2/10 6-8

Teen Night: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: Tues. 2/11 6-7:30pm- Refuse to celebrate Valentine’s day with food, crafts, games, and fun!

Teen Movie & Pizza Night: Fri. 2/21 5pm- Eat pizza and watch- “The Hate You Give”: PG-13.

Open Mic Night: Fri. 2/14 6-8pm

International Potluck: Mon. 2/17 6:30pm- Bring a favorite dish to share! Enjoy a meal together as we explore foods from around the globe. Every Potluck will include an ariel photography presentation of a region in the world. This month will feature Botswana and Namibia.

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversation-Topic: Black History Month Tues. 2/25 3pm- Join us for 2 Ted Talk presentations that offer fresh, thoughtful perspectives on Black identity. Ted Talks are inspiring talks based around ideas in technology, education, and design.

Star Wars Jedi Training: Thurs. 2/20 2:30-4:30pm- May the force be with you as you complete our Jedi Training at the library! Ages 3+3rd Friends Annual Scrabble Tournament- Sun. 2/23 2-4pm Nassau Reformed Church- Call to inquire and sign up!

Book Group I: Tues. 2/25 7pm

Lego Club: Wed. 2/26 6-7pm- Join us for an hour of Lego building! Ages 3+

DIY Bath Products: Wed. 2/26 6-7pm- Teens and Adults

Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau, NY. Visit Us On Facebook & the web at

East Greenbush Community Library 2/6-2/13

EAST GREENBUSH – *Events with an asterisk require Registration. For TaxAide appointments, dial 2-1-1

2/6: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10:00am; Baby Meet up, 11:00am; Rensselaer County: Why Our Census Count Counts*, 6pm

2/8: 6th Annual Day Before the Awards Film Festival* Registration is required for each movie.

2/9: Greenbush Historical Society presents To Serve in Free Country: Slavery and Freedom in New Netherland*, 2:00pm

2/10: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP TaxAide (by appointment only; call 211 for an appointment)*, 9am-4:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4:30pm

2/11: Terrific Tuesdays (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

2/12: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am – 12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 11am; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations*, 5:30-7:30pm; Society for Creative Anachronism presents: Medieval Storytelling, Song, and Poetry Performance, 6:30pm

2/13: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Baby Meet up, 11am

Sand Lake Town Library Events

SAND LAKE – Legos & Keva Planks – Wednesdays in February from 3:30 – 6:00 Come build with us!

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills & strategies for your pre-schooler.

Seed Swap – Saturday, February 8, 11am – 2pm. Do you save seeds and have more than you can use? Would you like to try some new plants but don’t want to buy a lot of seeds? Come to our seed swap where you can share seeds, catalogs, stories, and a love of gardening!

SLTLibrary Friends – Tuesday, February 11, 6:30pm.

Preschool Play – Friday, February 14, 11am.

SLTLibrary Closing – Saturday, February 15 – Monday, February 17.

Babysitting/CPR Class for Adults – Tuesday, February 18, 11 – 5. Registration required.

Movie Night – Tuesday, February 18, 6pm.

Make a Greeting Card – Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm.

Museum Passes – We currently have The Clark, MASS MoCA, Norman Rockwell, and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Check them out!

Sand Lake Town Library, located across from Miller Hill School, 2nd floor – 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 518-674-5050.

What’s New at the Sand Lake Town Library

SAND LAKE – Did you know that Sand Lake Town Library has museum passes available to library card holders? You can now enjoy popular local museums and save some money. Check out the library passes! Several new passes are available. They provide free or reduced admission and can be checked out for 3 days, available on a first come-first served basis.

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children.

The Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA. 1 pass admits one adult per day.

MassMoCA, North Adams, MA. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children

Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci), Schenectady, SNY. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 youths to museum and planetarium. Available soon.

Norman Rockwell, Museum Stockbridge, MA. 2 passes at discount rate of $12.

USS Slater, Albany, NY. Pass allows 2 adults and 2 children on tours (seasonal)

The passes cannot be reserved and must be returned to staff at the Circulation Desk at Sand Lake Town Library.

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