At Your Library

At Your Library 03.07.19

French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, March 23rd, at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2018-19 film series with the screening of the documentary “Un rêve américain.” (NR 92 min.)

Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French-Canadian heritage. Driving from Montreal to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, New York, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 12 million strong. An epic journey into the heart of America, where people of French-Canadian descent, helped open the frontiers of the American Dream.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.



American Creed Screening and Discussion

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, March 24th, at 1:30PM for a screening of the PBS documentary “American Creed.”

In this documentary, Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, and David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of people striving to bridge deepening divides in different communities around the country. Immediately following we will hold a discussion facilitated by Professor Jennifer Thompson Burns, PhD Candidate in Philosophy – United States History with a concentration in 19th century US Social History.  Key topics to be discussed will include such questions as; who gets to define the “American Creed,” what does it mean to be an American, what role does education and economic opportunity play in people’s perception of their own access to the “American Dream,” and how do we begin to make a difference in our own communities to make all members feel engaged and respected.  This would include an examination of how we feel our institutions are failing us in order to build a better path for all.  American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program is free and open to the public.  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.




East Greenbush Community Library

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

*Registration required.

3/7: Toddler Time (18-36 mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am

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

3/9: Saturday Storytime, 11am

3/10: Introduction to Scrapbooking with Vicki*, 1-4:30pm

3/11: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm

3/12: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm; Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia*, 5:30pm

3/13: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Toddler Time (18-36 mos.), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am; Teen Anime Club (grades 6-12), 3-5pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations by appointment*, 5:30-7:30pm; SCA Bardic Practice, 6pm

3/14: Toddler Time (18-36 mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am

Don’t miss Murderous March on Saturday, March 16. See for more information.


Nassau Free Library March Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday 10:30am

TEEN CAFÉ! – Thurs., 3/7, 2:30-5:30pm

OPEN MIC NIGHT- Friday, 3/8, 6-8pm

BEGINNER’S YOGA – Sat., 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23 at 10:30 am

FITNESS FUSION – Thurs.- 3/7, 3/14, 3/28 at 6pm

LEGO CLUB- Tues., 3/19, 6-7pm

BOARD MEETING- Wed., 3/20, 7pm


BOOK GROUP- Tues., 3/26, 4:30pm

FRIENDS SCRABBLE CHALLENGE-Nassau Reformed Church- Sun., 3/24, 2-5pm

COOKBOOK CLUB -Tues., 3/26, 6:30 pm; Theme: “Comfort Food”

KNITTING CIRCLE- Wed., 3/27, 6:00-8pm



Please register for all programs by calling (518)766-2715.  For more information, call or visit our website The library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES WORKSHOP – Thursday, March 7, 6:30pm. Learn about aquatic invasive species and their native look-alikes here in Burden Lake. Sponsored by Burden Lake Conservation Association.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2–4 by appointment.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – It’s back! 11:30am Tuesday mornings gently stretch and strengthen your muscles with a combination of yoga and tai chi.

CRAFTERNOON – Tuesday, March 12, 3:30–5:30 clever, yet simple crafts for St. Patrick’s Day. Geared to kids, but fun for all ages.

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 – 6pm.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm. A few spaces are still available – call to reserve a spot.

MOON WALK – As part of a National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant, SLTLibrary is participating in the Library Moon Walk. Along with promoting health programming and resources like, we are jointly accumulating enough miles to reach the moon. Check for health programs and record your miles, steps, or hours at!

Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.


Events at Castleton Public Library

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879. 85 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033

Computer Basics – Learn computer basics by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, March 11, 4:00-5:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, March 12, 6:00pm

Hello Yellow Brick Road: Rediscovering & Rebuilding Community – Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm

Join Michael Hiser for a discussion of how our lives as community members have changed over time, causes and effects of those changes, and suggestions for recapturing and building community.

Insect Art – Wednesday, March 13, 3:00-8:00pm

Get ready for spring with crafts celebrating some of our favorite outdoor creatures – insects!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, March 14, 10:30am

Teen Time: Poetry Games – Thursday, March 14, 4:00-6:00pm

Join us for snacks and fun poetry exercises. For teens (6th-12th grades).

Bridge Club – Friday, March 15, 10:30am

Come play bridge with us! All experience levels welcome.


Nassau Library Team Scrabble Challenge

The Friends of the Nassau Free Library will sponsor a non-traditional, team Scrabble Tournament on Sunday, March 24th, from 2-4 p.m. at Nassau Reformed Church, 43 Church St. in the Village of Nassau. Teams of 2-4 players may participate, and each team is requested to supply its own scrabble game, standard or deluxe but not super deluxe. Register as a team or come as a single player and form or join a team on site. Three rounds will be played, and the team with the highest point total for all three games will be the winner. Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning team. The event will also include free refreshments and a brown bag auction of special gifts donated by the community. The entrance fee is $10 per adult and $5 for teens 12-18; no charge for children under 12. The church is accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information and to register (which is strongly encouraged), call 518-766-2715.

Snow date: March 31st.



Maximizing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, March 27th, at 6:00pm for this educational workshop taught by Dr. Tom Denham from Careers in Transition, LLC. This interactive program will teach you how to sharpen your resume, business card, cover letter and references. You will learn the rules of resume writing, DOs and DON’ts, and how it should be structured. Participants will also learn the purpose of a cover letter, the proper format and the 10 commandments of cover letter writing. Pick up tips to maintain the edge necessary to get ahead.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board.

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.


A Ukrainian Tradition: Pysanky Demonstration

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 pm. Local artist, Christine Levy will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves the intricate and detailed decorating of Easter eggs using wax resist and dyes.  The demonstration/lecture will show participants how pysanky are made and will give an overview of the history and rich symbolism of pysanky.  A second generation Ukrainian-American, Christine has been working with pysanky for over 40 years.  She learned the intricate craft from her family and from her Church where classes were taught.  She now teaches pysanky in many local venues including the Ukrainian Church, art centers, schools, and community centers.  The pysanky are not only beautiful creations, but they are also sacred expressions of uplifting spirituality!  Come and see what this ancient and beautiful art is all about!

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.

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