At Your Library

At Your Library 02.27.20

East Greenbush Community Library events week of 2/28-3/5

EAST GREENBUSH –  *Registration required.

2/28: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Tooth Tales! (ages 2+)*, 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

2/29: Saturday Storytime, 11am

3/02: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm

3/03: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 11am; MVP Tai Chi Moves*, 1pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Greenbush Garden Club: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center- A Capital Region Gem*, 6:30pm

3/04: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am

3/05: Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 10am; Grant Writing Workshop with Community Loan Fund, part 1 of 2*, 5:30pm

Events at Castleton Public Library, 3/1-3/7

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

Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Mend-A-Bear – Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.

After Dinner Book Club: American Overdose – Monday, March 2, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, March 3, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Make Your Own Mad Libs! – Wednesday, March 4, 3:00-8:00pm – Stop by the library with a friend or family member to get creative with words! We’ll write our own mad lib stories and then replace words. What hilarious story will you create? For ages 8 and up.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, March 5, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, March 6, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, March 6, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

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!: 3/5 & 3/19, 6pm: A supportive space for writers to explore the memoir, creative writing, short stories, and essays. Please register.

Film Showing: Harriet- Fri. 3/6, 6pm- The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. (IMDb) PG-13 Popcorn and drink provided!

Beginner’s Yoga: No Yoga in March.

Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 6pm

Minecraft Club: Tues. 3/10 6pm

Board of Trustees Meeting: Wed. 3/18 (open to the public)

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversation-Topic: Women’s History Month Wed. 3/25 3pm- Join us for 2 Ted Talk presentations that interesting perspectives on women’s equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Ted Talks are inspiring talks based around ideas in technology, education, and design.

Declutter and Get Organized- Mon. 3/23, 6:30 -7:45pm Registration deadline: Fri. 3/20 Register by calling the library. This workshop will help you identify why you’re holding on to clutter and help you find ways to let it go.

Book Group I: Tues. 3/24 7pm

Lego Club: Wed. 3/25 6-7pm- Join us for an hour of Lego building! Ages 3+

Living Skills of North Eastern Native People: Mon. 3/30, 6:30pm- Learn about the Living Skills of Native People. Historian & Instructor Kevin Fuerst will be sharing his vast knowledge of Native culture, living skills, and history. He will bring many items that he has replicated in the Native tradition.

Transcontinental RailRoad – The Local Connection

TROY – On Monday, March 9th at 6PM, Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss The Transcontinental Rail Road – The Local Connection.

The 1869 completion of what was then the largest infrastructure project in American history turned the United States into a true continental power and opened the development of our “Wild West.” Many of the personalities who were prime movers in the project had ties to the Capital District, and our local industrial base provided a number of the necessary parts that made the project possible. Come learn more about this interesting time period in our local history.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

Basics of Home Organization

TROY – Has the stuff in your home become a source of stress in your life? It doesn’t need to be this way! On March 10th at 6:00 pm, come to the Troy Public Library and learn the Basics of Home Organization with Clutter Coach Jes Marcy. Her unique method, Prioritize Your Sanity, teaches you how to take control of the clutter and create a house that is truly a home. Jes will help you figure out where to start and how to move forward during this fun and enlightening workshop.

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.

The Nitty Gritty of Writing and Publishing

TROY – Have you written a piece of fiction, but don’t know what to do next? Perhaps you need help finding beta readers. Perhaps they read your work but you don’t know how to take their advice. Perhaps your stuck on the decision between traditional publishing and self publishing. Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, March 14th at 1:30 pm, for a workshop that covers it all!

This is an interactive event with Shannon K, the local Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month and co-owner of 518 Publishing Company LLC. She’s here to cover the after writing process, answer questions, give advice, and connect local writers with the resources they need to succeed!

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.

Pottery & Poetry Workshop – Lansingburgh Library

LANSINGBURGH – Join us at the Troy Public Library – Lansingburgh Branch, Wednesdays, March 18th & 25th at 5:30, for free pottery instruction. In this 2 part workshop led by Biana Depuis of the Broken Mold Studio we will be creating a project inspired by poetry. You must attend both sessions to complete the project. We will make a hand built vessel out of clay, and experience different hand building techniques to create a beautiful work of art.

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.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library-Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

Yoga – All Levels

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Tuesdays through March 31st at 6PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

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