At Your Library

At Your Library 02.13.20

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.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 2/16-2/22

CASTLETON – Castleton Public Library is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033 – All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Afternoon Book Club –“American Wolf: A True Story of Survival & Obsession in the West” – Tuesday, February 18, 1:00pm

Cool Science: Chain Reactions – Tuesday, February 18, 3:00-5:00pm – Learn about chain reactions and design a Rube Goldberg machine.

Pajama Storytime- Tuesday, February 18, 6:00pm – Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, February 18, 6:30-7:30pm – Free private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Perler Bead Crafts – Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-6:00pm

Clifford’s Birthday Celebration with WMHT – Thursday, February 20, 10:30am – Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and join WMHT for a story, craft, & birthday cake! Co-hosted by WMHT Public Media.

Kids’ Book Bingo – Thursday, February 20, 1:00pm – Play bingo with our special book-themed set. Ages 7-12.

Teen Time: Cocoa & Crafting – Thursday, February 20, 4:00-6:00pm – Relax with cocoa, snacks, crafts, and coloring sheets. For teens in 6th-12th grades.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, February 21, 10:00-11:00am – For children birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Legomania! – Friday, February 21, 12:00-6:00pm – Ages 3+.

STEM Storytime: Weather – Saturday, February 22, 10:30am – Science-themed stories, songs, and an educational activity! This month’s topic is weather. For ages birth-8.

Kids Cook!: Mini Pizzas – Saturday, February 22, 2:00pm – Make personal pizzas with a variety of toppings! for ages 5+.

East Greenbush Community Library 2/13-2/21

EAST GREENBUSH – Go to for a complete listing of all storytimes, children’s and tween/teen programs.

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

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

2/14: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Happy Valentine’s Day (ages 2-5), 10am; Homeschool Meet Up*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

2/15: Saturday Storytime, 11am; RPI STEM Workshop (ages 8+)*, 2pm

2/16: Acoustic Folk Music with Chuck Oakes*, 2pm

2/17: AARP TaxAide (by appointment only; call 211 for an appointment)*, 9am-4:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Crafter Eve: Pinecone Flowers*, 6pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

2/18: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

2/20: Cooking the Books: Celebrate the ‘Soup’er Bowl!*, 6pm

2/21: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm

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.

Join us for LEGO Bingo at 11 am, a scavenger hunt, LEGO Club and more!

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

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

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

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

Sand Lake Town Library Events

SAND LAKE – Legos & Keva Planks – Wednesdays in February build with us from 3:30 – 6pm.

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

Preschool Play – Friday, February 14, 11am.

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

ARC Babysitting Course – Tuesday, February 18, 11:30 – 4:30. Registration required.

Movie Night – Tuesday, February 18, 6pm.

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

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, February 20, 6:45pm.

Dessert Night – Thursday, February 27, 6:30pm. Bring a dessert to share and bask in the love – love of sweets, that is.

Mahjongg anyone? We’re looking for a few game souls to play. Call the library if interested.

Kiwanis Pull Tab Collection Site – drop off pull tabs from your soda, soup, or pet food cans to help the Ronald McDonald House.

Sand Lake Garden Club members can pick up seed packets to start for the SLGC plant sale at the library desk.

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

For more events around town check out the community calendar on our website:

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

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