At Your Library

At Your Library 03.16.23

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help, Thursday, March 16, 11 – 12 with CCE Digital Literacy Educator Delia Hubbard.

SLTL Board Meeting Thursday, March 16, 6:45pm. Long range planning discussion.

Babysitting Class Saturday, March 18, 10 – 2 – registration required. Contact for info.

Author/Illustrator Logan Kline Thursday, March 30 at 6pm presents his award winning picture book Finding Fire to teens and adults interested in the process of making a children’s picture book.

Sand Lake Spelling Bee – Adults, find a partner and get practicing for the Sand Lake Spelling Bee on March 31 at 7pm. Details can be found on the Friends page of our website:; winners progress to the Upper Hudson Library System Spell-Off on Sunday, April 30! 

Reception and Open Sew with the Capital District Modern Quilt Guild, April 1, 10 – 2. See their amazing display of mini-quilt book covers on display through April 1. Also on display, art by Pat Carley whose reception will be April 22, 12 – 2pm.

LEGO Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, build! We have lots of LEGOs to design with. 

Storytime, Wednesdays, at 11am. Join us for stories, rhymes and a simple craft. March 22: Dogs & Cats! Oh my!

Break up the winter doldrums with a museum visit. We have 3-day loans of museum passes to The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, & Norman Rockwell Museum.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

Finding Fire Teen and Adult Program by local author Logan S. Kline

Logan S. Kline, local author and illustrator of “Finding Fire” is excited to present his award-winning picture book to teens and adults interested in the process of making a children’s picture book at the Sand Lake Town Library on March 30 at 6:00 PM. 

As Logan presents the process of making “Finding Fire,” he will share his original illustrations, dummy books, publisher’s proofs, and more. Character design, the importance of page turn, and the challenges of the revision process will also be explored. For more information, contact the library at 518-674-5050 or email Jill Rembetski at Sponsored by the SLTL Friends.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 3/19 – 3/25

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make Craft: Crafting Bonanza! – Pick up anytime now through Saturday, 4/1 – Get creative and make unique art with a variety of craft materials. 

CPL Board of Trustees Meeting – Mon, 3/20, 7:00pm – Monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome. 

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 3/21, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 3/23, 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!

Teen Time: DIY Magnets – Thurs., 3/23, 4:00pm – Come make unique magnets with interesting designs! For teens in 6th-12th grades. 

Bridge Club – Fri., 3/24, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher. 

Marbled Paper – Sat., 3/25, 11:00am – 3:00pm – Create a unique piece of art using food coloring and shaving cream!

T-e-a-m up for the SLTL Spelling Bee

The Sand Lake Town Library Friends are buzzing with spelling excitement! If you love word games, join the fun on Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. 

We are challenging local boards, businesses, clubs, community workers, friends, politicians, restaurants, teams and other groups to compete in this local round of the Great UHLS Spell-Off! Teams are made up of 2 people and the Bee will have both a written and a spoken portion. 

You can sign up at or in-person at the library (8428 Miller Hill Road). Winners will go on to compete at the Upper Hudson Spell-Off on April 30th. Email with questions. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an a-p-i-a-r-i-s-t to participate!

Events at Troy Public Library 3/19 – 3/25

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.

Chair Yoga – Mon, Mar 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us every Monday for Chair Yoga, performed using a chair for balance and support. Focus will be on yogic breath work and relaxation. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat (because it gives participants more traction). RR

Lego Brick Builders – Mon., Mar 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Adult Color & Unwind Evening – Mon., Mar 20, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Come color with us at the main library. All materials (including hot cider and snacks) will be provided. Listen to relaxing music, and enjoy a short-story read aloud by our hosting librarian. RR

Tween/Teen Craft Night – Tues, Mar 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us for our monthly Tween Craft Night! Bring only yourself and your crafty mind as we make new crafts each month. For youth ages 11-17.

Poetry Workshop: “The Creative Fire of Folklore” with Susan Comninos – Sat, Mar 25 & Apr 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Main) Join the library for a two-week weekend workshop with published poet Susan Comninos. Comninos will discuss and employ techniques for incorporating elements of your family or community’s folklore into identity-based poems that can function as your own “origin stories.” RR

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Mar 23, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Mar 24, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Strange History at Rensselaer Public Library

Thursday, March 23 at 6 PM. Strange History from along the Erie Canal with Schoharie Crossing. 

Explore the intriguing stories that feature murder, mayhem, arson, accidents and more in the history of the Erie Canal and Fort Hunter. For adults, families welcome. Please call the Rensselaer Public Library at 462-1193 to sign up. The Library is located at 676 East Street in Rensselaer, near the train station.

Berkshire Sampler with Author Kevin O’Hara

To honor St. Patrick’s Day, author Kevin O’Hara will present “A Berkshire Sampler,” reading selected short stories at the North Chatham Free Library on Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm. 

A lively Q&A with the audience will follow the reading. The library is located at 4287 Route 203, North Chatham. Registration is required. Email:

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