At Your Library

At Your Library 03.28.19

April events at 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.

Bridge Building- Saturday, April 6, 1 PM. In this hands-on science craft, make the strongest bridge you can! Ages 6-12

Maximizing Your Resume-Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM. Dr. Tom Denham will show you how to make your resume work for you. Please sign up by calling 518-462-1193.

(Computer tutor time on Tuesdays has been cancelled due to the tutor leaving the position, we will announce when we have a substitute.)

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see or visit the library’s Facebook page,



Past, present and future changes in weather and climate in the Northeast US

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 6:00 pm. Dr. Oliver Elison Timm, Research Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany, Albany, NY will present a short review of the historical developments in the field of climate science is given in connection with the discovery of the greenhouse effect. This will be followed by a brief summary of the current scientific understanding of the question of how Earth’s climate responds to changes in the atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. In the main part of this talk, Dr. Timm will be presenting observation-based evidence for a warming climate, followed by an overview on how climate scientists produce future climate change scenarios for the coming decades. This part includes a critical discussion of climate models and their strength and weaknesses, as well as uncertainty associated with future climate change projections.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.

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.



Pulitzer “Campfire” Readings and Discussion Group

On Wednesdays, April 3rd & 24, May 15th, June 5th and 19th, at 6PM, Professor Tom Bulger will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

For a hundred years, the Pulitzer Prize has been a leader in recognizing excellence in American journalism, letters, drama, and music. Celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion theme, featuring five novels that won the award for literature. Each novel in this series resonates with our contemporary moment, by looking at how authors have depicted our struggles to better ourselves and achieve the American dream — and how, despite our efforts, we can end up unfulfilled or at odds with other elements of society.

The first selection, Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellows, is available at the check-out desk at the Main Library. Please have this book read for the April 3rd meeting.

This Program is free and open to the public. 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.



Open House at Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library are hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 13th, from 1 to 3 pm. This event is a special ‘thank you’ for all of the donors and members of the community who have supported us over the past year. Whether you made a financial gift, helped at one of our fundraisers, attended one of our events, or just stopped by to enjoy what our library has to offer, we want to say, ‘thank you!’ Please accept this invitation to join us in the wonderful ambiance of our library while enjoying the complimentary light refreshments.



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.

3/28: Toddler Time (18-36 mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am

3/29: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Moving & Grooving with the YMCA (ages 3-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

3/30: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Strawbees Saturday! (ages 5+), 2pm

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

4/2: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45-3:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Greenbush Garden Club presents: Healthy, Happy Hydrangeas*, 6pm: Club Meeting; 7pm: Presentation

4/3: 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), 3pm; 30-Minute Genealogy Appointments*, 5-7:30pm

4/4: Toddler Time (18-36 mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am

4/5: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Art Discovery (ages 2-5),* 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

4/6: Music Together (baby-age 5)*, 10:15am OR 11:15am; Chem in A Flash (grades K-5)*, 2pm.

Yoga Program –Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Mondays, April 1st – May 20th, at 5:30PM. 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.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the library at 518-235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.



A Community Addressing Climate Change

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6:00 pm for this workshop, led by Scott Kellogg, the Educational Director of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center. We will be discussing ways to confront the climate crisis through locally focused, decentralized, and citizen-directed initiatives: community-based composting, urban soil carbon capture, DIY river remediation, and youth ecojustice education. Scott will explain how Radix, an urban environmental education non-profit in the South End of Albany, strives to address issues of climate change and ecological regeneration while simultaneously working to promote greater social equity and fairness.

In addition to his work at Radix, Scott teaches environmental education at Bard College. He has a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from RPI and is Chair of Urban Agriculture in Albany’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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.

Identifying and Managing Invasive Plants program at Nassau Library

Nassau Free Library Presents:

Identifying and Managing Invasive Plants by Tim Kennelty, Monday, April 8th, at 6:30 pm.

Invasive species have become a major environmental problem, as they outcompete and displace native vegetation and damage local habitats by reducing biodiversity. Learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, as well as which species are invasive and how to identify and manage them in the landscape. The top local invasive plant species will be covered, as well as where to report invasive species populations, and how to get involved in local volunteer projects. Tim Kennelty is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist through Cornell Cooperative Extension and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. He has gardened in Columbia County for more than 25 years and has developed a passion for preserving native species and combatting exotic invasive plants. He has been involved in a multi-year habitat restoration project at the Siegel-Kline Kill public conservation area in Ghent, New York.

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY. Please register for the program by calling, (518) 766-2715. Visit

Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2–4 by appointment.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION – Saturday, March 30, 1-3pm stop by to meet M-J L. Adelman and see her photo exhibit of women from around the world. It’s a great way to wrap up International Women’s Month. Light refreshments provided.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, April 3, 7pm, “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frey” by Rachael Joyce. May: “The Red-Haired Woman” by Orhan Pamuk.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, April 4, 6:30pm. Curious about your dreams and what they might mean? Join Bob Moore as he shares many years of dream group experience. Call to reserve a spot.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION – Saturday, April 6, 1–3pm meet Joan Hogan and hear about her photography. Light refreshments provided.

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, April 10, 3:30 – 6:00pm. Ages 4+ build with Legos and KEVA planks.

MUSEUM PASSES – Passes for The Clark, Albany Institute of History and Art, and miSci available for checkout – first- come, first-served.

MOON WALK – Remember to record your miles, steps, or hours at and check out the health programs being offered around the region.

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

Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30am

Fitness Fusion – Thurs., 3/28, 6pm Academy Award Film Showing- The Green Book -Fri., 3/29, 6pm (PG-13) Stuffed Animal Tea Party- Sat., 3/30, 11 am

Nassau Free Library Seed Library Opening- Mon., 4/1, 2pm

Friends Meeting- Mon., 4/1, 6:30pm

Minecraft Club- Tues., 4/2, 6pm

Identifying & Managing Invasive Species – Mon., 4/8, 6:30pm

Open Mic Night and Coffee House- Fri., 4/12, 6pm

Lego Club- Tues., 4/16, 6pm

Spring Clean Your Home & Finances- Mon., 4/29, 6:30pm

Book Discussion of-Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken- Tues., 5/7, 6:30pm

The library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY. Please register for all programs by calling (518) 766-2715.



Events at Castleton Public Library

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Community Walk Monday, April 1 – 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue

Let’s walk the Main Street Mile (weather permitting)! Meet at intersection of Main & Scott. All ages welcome (ages 10 & under must be accompanied by adult).

After Dinner Book Club: Nomadland – Monday, April 1, 7:00pm

Rainbow Art – Tuesday, April 2, 3:00-6:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 2, 6:00pm

So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur – Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 pm

Explore the “dos and don’ts” of success with career counselor Tom Denham. Learn the 3 stages of entrepreneurship & develop an understanding of your business’ core concepts. Registration required; call 518-732-0879.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, April 4, 10:30am

Family Movie Night (call for title) – Friday, April 5, 6:00pm.

Dessert of the Month Raffle – Only 50 Tickets Will Be Sold!

Don’t miss your chance to purchase one or more of only 50 tickets to win one of three delicious prizes. First prize is one full-size homemade dessert every month for a year! Second prize is a loaf of homemade bread and a jar of local honey, and third prize is one full-size homemade dessert!

Tickets are only $20 each, and sales will start April 1st at the library desk during library hours. Proceeds will support the many important projects of the Friends of the Poestenkill Library.

This year’s offerings include such delicacies as Derby Pie, Kahlua Cheesecake, Lemon Bars, Sour Cream Almond Marble Chocolate Cake, and a Platter of Holiday Cookies.

The winner does not need to be present for the raffle drawing which will be the exciting conclusion of Spring Market Day on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 1pm.

The first prize winner will pick up a dessert at the library on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May 2019 through April 2020. Second prize will be available during library hours starting May 4, and third prize is available during library hours on May 11.

Purchase tickets for yourself or for upcoming Spring gift-giving occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!



April at the North Chatham Free Library

Tuesday, April 2nd, at 10am: Exercise While Helping Your Local Community

Get exercise and volunteer with ReStore/Habitat for Humanity at the same time!

Saturday, April 6th, 5:30-7:30pm: 17th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Karen Kaczmar will explore “Grapes You’ve Never Heard Of,” a flavorful path through new wines that will delight and surprise you. $35 pp. All proceeds benefit the library. To be held at the Trolley Station.

Sunday, April 7th, at 3pm: “The Last Flapper”

Actress Diedre Bollinger will perform a witty one-woman play.

Sunday, April 28th, at 3pm: “Creativity & Resilience”: An Art-Making Workshop

Those with little to no experience with art-making are encouraged to join us! 12 seats only!

Save the date for the Books and Blooms sale on May 18th! We are located at 4287 SR-203 in North Chatham. Call (518)-766-3211 or email Mail@NorthChathamLibrary. org.


518 Pregnancy and Birth Support

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Monday, April 8th, at 6:00pm in which we will review the resources in the Capital Region for pregnancy, birth, postpartum and everything in between. Knowing the available options is the first step to set yourself up with the support you need for the birth you want. Topics facilitated in the discussion may be: practice and hospital protocols, interventions in birth, informed consent, birth plans, labor support, normal newborn feeding and sleeping patterns, recovery, healing and bonding. Your questions will lead the direction of our conversation. The class will be facilitated by Christy Douglas, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor, Mother Powered Doula Services

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.


FREE Tax Preparation Services at East Greenbush Library

East Greenbush — East Greenbush Community Library is an official AARP Tax-Aide site, offering free tax preparation and filing services through AARP’s Tax-Aide program. New for 2019, taxpayers will be required to call 2-1-1 to schedule their appointment. For calls outside of the Capital District area, the number is (888) 366-3211.

Appointments are available Mondays from February 4, 2019 through April 8, 2019. Visit our website at https://eastgreenbushlibrary. org/ or for additional information and links to tax forms or call us at 518-477-7476. Tax forms will be shipped to the library from the IRS and NYS as they become available. Please call or check our website to find out what forms are currently available.

or concerns about the new policy is encouraged to contact Library Director Melissa Tacke by phone at 518-732-0879 or by email at director@castletonpublic



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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