At Your Library

At Your Library 03.12.20

Crooked Lake House – Its History & Ghost Stories

SAND LAKE – Thursday, March 12, 7 pm. Sand Lake Town Hall—Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Lecture Series: Crooked Lake House – its history & ghost stories, presented by Paul Schroeder. Paul’s talk will be on the history and ghost stories of the Crooked Lake House (now Old Daley Inn) right up to the present. Paul purchased the Crooked Lake House almost 10 years ago. The Old Daley Inn folks were his tenants and partners in renovations. He sold the property to them five years ago and held a mortgage which was paid off recently. $5 suggested donation supports conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. 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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library-Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

Saratoga Opera Presents: Jack and the Beanstalk

TROY – Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am for this free opera-to-go performance of Jack and the Beanstalk presented by Saratoga Opera.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second 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.

East Greenbush Community Library 3/12-3/21

EAST GREENBUSH – *Registration required.

3/12: Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 10am; Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 12pm-1:30pm; Visit with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, 2-4pm; Grant Writing Workshop with Community Loan Fund, part 2 of 2*, 5:30pm-7:30pm

3/13: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Homeschool Meet Up*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

3/14: Saturday Storytime, 11am

3/15: Greenbush Historical Society presents Transcontinental Railroad*, 2pm

3/16: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

3/17: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 11am; MVP Tai Chi Moves*, 1pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

3/18: ENL: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am; Mug Madness (grades 6-12)*, 3pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

3/19: Movers & Shakers (ages 0-3), 10am; Cooking the Books: Gadgets & Appliances*, 6pm

3/21: Murderous March Confab: The Mystery Behind Mysteries*, 10:30-4:30pm. This event features panels of crime fiction writers and industry professionals. It’s free and suitable for readers and writers!

Brunswick Library Events

BRUNSWICK – Weekly Events:

Bridge Club – Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:00

Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:00

Knitting Circle – Thursdays at 1:00

Tots Time – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30

STEAM – Thursdays at 4:00

 Special Events:

Ukulele Club – Mar. 10 & 24 at 2:00

Art Journaling – Mar. 13 at 6:00

Caring for Bunnies Q&A – Mar. 28, 10:30 – 1:30

Special Needs Meditation Circle – Mar. 31 at 1:00

Book Clubs:

A Better Man – Mar. 11 at 10:30

The Aftermath – Movie on Mar. 20 at 12:00 | Book on Mar. 27 at 12:00

Little Fires Everywhere – Mar. 24 at 6:00

Talking to Strangers & Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Mar. 27 at 6:00

What’s Happening at the Sand Lake Town Library?

AVERILL PARK – 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? That sounds like a huge accomplishment, and it is. But it can be and is being done through a national program offered at the Sand Lake Town Library. The aim of the program is “to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.”

How does 1000 Books work? It really is quite simple; sign up at the library and read any book to your little one (yes, books can be repeated). Use the available log forms to track progress. When children reach reading goals–such as 100, 500, 750, and so on..bring the log back to the library where they will receive stickers with their names on them to display on our reading tree located near our well-stocked children’s book room. In this way their progress is seen, encouraged, and celebrated. As well, children will receive small prizes as they reach their book goals. When children reach the goal of 1000 books, they will receive a special treat, an ice cream gift certificate generously provided by William Hoffay of Hoffay Farms.

Why not join the 25 children and their parents already participating in this delightful program. It is a fun way to instill a love of reading in your children and better prepare them for learning in the years ahead.

Sand Lake Town Library Upcoming Events

AVERILL PARK – The library is located across from Miller Hill School at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Call 518-674-5050 for info and to register.

Legos & Keva Planks – Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6pm.

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

Basics of Home Organization – Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm. Clutter Coach Jes Marcy teaches how to take control of the clutter and create a house that is truly a home. Jes will help us figure out where to start and how to move forward during this fun and enlightening workshop. Please register.

Preschool Play – Friday, March 13, 11am.

Art Cart – Monday, March 16, 3:30 – 4:30pm kids can drop in and make a shamrock craft.

Card Making – Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm.

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, March 19, 6:45pm.

Rain or Shine Storytime – Saturday, March 21, 11:30am. Join Miss Ann for stories and coloring, stay for pre-school playtime.

Home Selling Workshop – Sunday, March 22, 2:00pm. Hosted by local realtors Cindy McMahon & Penny Crosby with special guest Katherine Curran of Stage It With Style Home Staging. Register for this informative workshop by calling Penny at 518-222-5726 or emailing penelope.crosby@nullhuntrealestate.com.

Kiwanis Pull Tab Collection Site – drop off pull tabs to help the Ronald McDonald House.

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

Thank you to Meg & Joe Distell, George & Thania Leckonby, Francille Egbert, & all of our supporters.

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.

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 6pm

Open Mic Night- Fri. 3/13 6pm

Teen Movie- Night Fri. 3/20 5pm

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

Declutter and Get Organized- Mon. 3/23, 6:30 -7:45 pm

Registration deadline: Friday, 3/20

Are you constantly searching for important papers, keys, gloves, and eyeglasses to no avail? When’s the last time you saw your desktop or kitchen countertop? Don’t let the accumulation of things and misplaced stuff hold you back. 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

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversation-Topic: Women’s History Month Tues. 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.

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

Family Movie Night: Fri. 3/27 6pm Frozen 2: Popcorn provided!

Living Skills of North Eastern Native People: Mon. 3/30, 6:30pm- Join us to learn about the Living skills of Native People. Historian and 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.

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

March at the North Chatham Free Library

NORTH CHATHAM – ELIK: Tue, March 10th – 10 am: Senior Health and Safety

Join Sheriff David Bartlett and staff of the Col. Cty. Dept. of Health to learn about safety at home and while traveling. Also hear about health-related programs enabling seniors to live safely and healthily at home. Pre-registration suggested for this free program. Held at the North Chatham Free Library.

ELIK programs are funded in part by a grant from the Bank of Greene County.

ELIK: Thu, March 19th – 10 am: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Can’t sleep? Erika Just, Albany Med Ctr Sleep Clinic Mgr and Amanda Nuccio, HVCC Sleep Program Instructor, will talk about how sleep changes as we age, and how to get a good night’s rest. Pre-registration suggested for this free program. Held at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Tpke.

ELIK programs are funded in part by a grant from the Bank of Greene County.

Sun, March 22nd – 3 pm: “It’s Not Funny Anymore”

Acclaimed artist Victor Juhasz (self-portrait pictured) describes the challenges and limits of creating political satire when reality already trumps fiction. Juhasz has illustrations in a number of high-profile publications including Rolling Stone, The Nation, GQ, The American Prospect, Time, Newsweek, and the Canadian magazine The National Observer. Pre-registration suggested for this free program. Held at the North Chatham Free Library.

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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Mon, March 30th – 6 pm: Overdose Rapid Response

Naloxone has been fundamental in decreasing rates of fatal opioid overdoses. Learn how to save a life during an overdose situation with Skip Zimmerman, OASAS Trainer and become part of the solution to the opioid issue in our community. Held at the North Chatham Free Library.

 

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