At Your Library

At Your Library 02.21.19

Day Before the Awards Film Festival

Movie Fans! The East Greenbush Community Library and the Rensselaer Public Library are hosting the Day Before the Awards Film Festival, Saturday, February 23, starting at 9:00 am. Seven nominated films will be shown on two screens, including two Best Picture and Best Animated Feature nominees. The event is Free to the public, but you MUST have tickets. Local movie critics Jackson Murphy and Jim Dixon will introduce the films and there will be Q&A following each.

Go to www.eastgreenbush for schedule, showtimes and tickets. Tickets are also available by calling the East Greenbush Community Library at 518-477-7476.


March events at the Rensselaer Public Library

Pre-K storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club- Thursdays, 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Computer tutors- Drop in to have your questions about computers, tablets and smartphones answered! Tuesdays from 1-3, Thursdays from 5:30-7.

Slime-pocolypse! Saturday, March 2, at 1 PM. Super Silly Science! Make slime to take over the world! Ages 5-12.

Taco Saturday- Saturday, March 16, at 12:30 PM. Join the Library for an afternoon lunch! Enjoy a taco and socialize with your neighbors. For all ages.

Narcan Training- Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 PM. Learn what to do during a drug overdose. Please sign up by calling 518-462-1193. Free and open to the public, training provided by Rensselaer County Department of Health.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see  or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.


Floral Watercolor with Joy Ting Charde

On Tuesdays, March 5th – 26th at 6PM, Artist Joy Ting Charde will lead a Floral Watercolor Workshop at the Troy Public Library.

In this class, led by Joy Ting Charde, illustrator, floral painter and licensed commercial artist, participants will learn basic floral painting techniques with a loose painting style.  Topics will cover floral sketching and painting using watercolors and inks. No experience necessary! For ages 16+.

This program is free and open to the public. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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.


Uncovering and Recovering Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group

On Wednesday, March 20th, at 6 PM, Professor Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

This reading and discussion group will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society.  We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems.  Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans.  The first book the group will read is Kindred by Octavia Butler. Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.


Nassau Free Library February Programs

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

FITNESS FUSION- Thursday, 2/21, 6pm

TEEN PIZZA & DANCE PARTY!- Friday, 2/22, 6:30pm Dance the night away (in the dark)! Free pizza! A TEEN only event! We will dance, play video games, and eat pizza. Pre-teens & teens are welcome!

MEET GLENDORA FROM S.S. GLENDORA- Mon., 2/25, 6:30pm. Would you like to relive the fun of coming home after school turning on the T.V. and seeing the S.S. Glendora/Glendora Satellite 6? Glendora will appear live at the Nassau Free Library.

LEARN TO CODE- Wednesday, 2/27, 6pm during our “Hour of Code”, children learn fundamentals of coding languages. Laptops will be available for use. (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


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

SLTL BOARD MEETING – Thursday, February 21, 6:45pm.

TECH HELP – Fridays, 2–4, by appointment.

DOWNSIZING SEMINAR – Sunday, February 24, 1:30 – 3pm. Designed for seniors, their families, and anyone hoping to simplify their life, this FREE seminar with Cindy McMahon offers information about the Downsizing Process

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, February 28, 6:30pm. Curious about your dreams and what they might mean? Join Bob Moore as he shares his many years of dream group experience. A few spaces are still available – call to reserve a spot.

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY – Saturday, March 2, celebrate Dr. Seuss with stories and crafts!

BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, March 6, 7pm discussing “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

MOON WALK – As part of a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SLTLibrary is participating in the Library Moon Walk. Along with promoting health programming and resources like, we are trying to jointly accumulate enough miles to reach the moon. We still have 176,100 Miles to go, so record your miles, steps, or hours at!

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

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 Story times and Registration, call 518-477-7476 or

*Registration required.

2/28: Ventriloquism Show (ages 5+)*, 2pm; Digital Learning Day – Bring your devices and questions! 3:30-6:30pm; Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Brinner!*, 6pm

3/1: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

3/2: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Family Movie*, 2pm

3/4: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

3/5: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Contain Your Gardening with the Greenbush Garden Club*, 6pm

3/6: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Oreo Taste-Off (grades 6-12)*, 3pm

3/8: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm.


Understanding Shakespeare with Tom Bulger

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, February 28th – March 28th, from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world.

Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of King Lear will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the February 28th discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  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.


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.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, February 26, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to our evening story time!

Downsizing Seminar – Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 p.m. – For seniors, their families, or anyone hoping to simplify their life, this free seminar offers information about the downsizing process. Presented by Cindy McMahon, a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker who has been selling homes in the Capital District for past 15 years. Please register; call 518-732-0879.

Create a Chain Reaction! – Wednesday, February 27, 3:00-6:00 p.m. – Set up a course of ramps, hammers, pendulums, and more, then watch the chain reaction!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, February 28, 10:30am – Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!


Brunswick Library Events

Senior Bridge – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Adult Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm.

Tots Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am.

Knitting Group – Thursdays at 1 pm.

STEAM – Thursdays at 4 pm.

Financial Peace University – Thursdays at 6:30pm.

Fiction Book Club – Tuesday, Feb 26th, at 6pm. The All Girls Filling Station’s Last Reunion.

Non-Fiction Book Club – Friday, Feb 22, at 6pm. – Feather Thief.

Winter Reading Challenge Finale – Friday, March 1st, at 5 pm.

Brunswick Community Library
4118 State Highway 2
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 279-4023


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