The Book Seller is Open
TROY – The Book Seller is once again open Saturdays from 10 to 2 at the Lansingburgh Library. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs.
The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to adding programs and services at the library, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to www.friendsofthetroylibrary.org or follow us on Facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided Meditation – Troy Public Library
TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Thursdays, April 8th – 29th at 6:30PM – Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by stopping at the information desk.
“The General” -Virtual Silent Film Event
TROY – On Friday, April 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm the Troy Public Library will be hosting a virtual screening of the Buster Keaton classic adventure-comedy, ‘The General’ with an original score composed and performed by Ryan Devine. There will be a Q & A session following the film where Ryan Devine will discuss the process of setting this classic film to music.
This free event 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 byThe Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Registration is required. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.
Events at the Stephentown Library
STEPHENTOWN – New Virtual Class at SML!!!
The Battle of Britain: How the British Developed and Employed an Air Defense System to Defeat the German Luftwaffe in 1940.
Part 1: Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30pm
Part 2: Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30pm
In the late spring of 1940, Britain stood alone against the victorious German Army and Luftwaffe. In less than a year, German arms had defeated Poland, Norway, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Belgium; the last three in only a few weeks. Hitler directed his air force, the Luftwaffe, to destroy the British Royal Air Force in preparation for an invasion of the British Isles, the successful invasion of which would almost certainly have led to Hitler’s ultimate goal of German domination of all Europe.
In this extremely informative class, Greig Seidor, retired lawyer and former educator at Berkshire OLLI, The Taconic Learning Center, and the Berkshire School will explore in detail with over a hundred illustrated slides, the British Air Defense System that was paramount in stopping the German invasion during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
This program will be held via the Zoom Platform. If you are unsure how to use it, please don’t hesitate to call us for help! To register and for more information, visit the Stephentown Library’s website or call us at 518-733-5750.
Online Easter Bake Sale
Online with pickup on April 3 from 10:00 to 12:00
SML will be holding an Online Easter Bake Sale. Place your order soon before all of the goodies are taken. Go to www.stephentownlibrary.org to place your order. Our bakers will be busy making cookies, muffins, banana breads, fruit galettes, pies, and more!
Teen Take, Make, and Read Kits
Available April 1
All tweens and teens are invited to reserve their Take, Make, and Read Kits which will be available on April 1. All kits have a free book and fun crafts to do. This month will be all about Friendship! We have lots of different types of books to choose from. Give the library a call to reserve.
Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 4/5-4/10
CASTLETON – CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.
We are open for walk-in service with limited capacity & services. Check www.castletonpubliclibrary.org or call for current info. We also offer curbside pick-up!
Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Wed., 4/7 – Join Miss Joelle for a story & rhymes/songs at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Full storytime series playlist: tinyurl.com/CPL-storytime
Spring Break Week Fun Pack – Available for pick-up through 4/10 – Looking for extra fun during the school break week? Our Fun Pack includes a science experiment, coloring & puzzle sheets, a craft, and a surprise toy! Ideal for ages 7-12; available to all ages.
Cool Science: Grown a Bean – Kit available for pick-up from 4/5 through 5/1 – Sprout beans in a jar and learn about the science behind how beans grow!
Take & Make Crafts: Earth Day Crafts – Kit available for pick-up from 4/5 through 5/1 – Celebrate our amazing planet with three fun crafts!
Teen Time: Blackout Poetry – Kit available for pick-up from 4/5 through 5/1 – For teens in 6th-12th grades only. Get creative with some fun blackout poetry!
Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive – Ongoing – Location: 6 Center Redemption, 550 South St., Rensselaer, NY 12144. This fundraiser is super-simple — take your returnable bottles & cans to 6 Center Redemption, & let them know that you’d like to donate to the Friends of CPL.
East Greenbush Community Library Services & Programs
EAST GREENBUSH – Open Hours: Mon, 9-4 pm; Tue/Thu/Fri 11-6pm; Wed 11-7 pm; Sat 10-4pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open! Get updates at 518-477-7476 or eglibrary.org. Masks & social distancing required. Please keep visits brief.
Registration is required for all programs unless noted otherwise. Register at https://events.eglibrary.org
4/6: Virtual Morning Yoga with Lisa (6-class series), 9 am; Virtual Dino Discovery (ages 5-10), 10am
4/7: Virtual Bingo for Kids, 6:30pm
4/8: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia presented by Alzheimer’s Association, 11am; Virtual Tang Museum (ages 9-12), 11am
4/9: Virtual Tang Museum (ages 5-8), 11am; Virtual Games (grades 6-12), 4pm
4/13: Virtual Morning Yoga with Lisa, 9 am; Virtual Storytime, 10am
4/14: Virtual Trivia Night, 7pm
4/24: Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event! 1pm. Film critics, Jackson Murphy & Jim Dixon, will discuss the nominated movies, performances, and achievements. In addition, there will be a Q&A with attendees.
Visit kids blog “Check It Out with Charlie” at https://eglibrarykids.wordpress.com/. Readers Advisory Services https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/ and Kids Book Bundles https://eglibrary.org/children/book-bundles/. Fill out the online form with your preferences, we’ll select books to match and put them on hold for you! You can also call 518-477-7476 for help.
Borrow Laptops and hotspots! Kids tablets, movies-on-the-go, and audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.
Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources at (https://bit.ly/egtechtalk) & https://eglibrary.org/popular-subjects/ee/.
North Greenbush Public Library Update
NORTH GREENBUSH – With the arrival of spring, you’ll find a new spring-themed storytime kit for children ages 3-6, available at the North Greenbush Library. Storytime kits include a free book, a simple craft, and a resource sheet.
Older children, teens, and adults will have an equal opportunity to create Spring-related crafts, including floral sun-catchers, with kits geared appropriately to each age. Request the kits by calling the library and pick up using Grab ‘N’ Go. Available while supplies last.
Combine the “first son” of the female President of the United States and the Prince of Wales, and you have ingredients for a first-rate romance and political machinations, with plenty of room for zealots on both sides of the Atlantic, in Casey McQuiston’s book “Red, White & Royal Blue”. All this, and more, will be discussed at the Virtual Book Club meeting, Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 via Zoom. Call the library to reserve a copy or to request the meeting link.
Our hours for both in-person appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 AM to 3 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 2 PM to 7 PM. Saturday remains the same, 10 AM to 2 PM; call the library for either at 518-283-0303. Masks are required for both appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go.
Sand Lake Town Library Events & Closings
SAND LAKE – Want to brush up on your tech skills? Sand Lake Town Library is participating in digital classes provided by our Upper Hudson Library System. On Thursday, April 15 at 7pm you can join trainer Nate Heyer for Facebook Pages for Business. Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. Sessions will be held online via GoToMeeting. See our website for details and the registration link for this and other classes provided by Upper Hudson Library System and trainer Nate Heyer.
Please note that the library will be closed April 3-4 for the Easter weekend.
Check out the Arlene Schulman prints and fun Dr. Seuss Baskets put together by the SLTLibrary Friends. Enter in a drawing between now and April 10th to win one.
The SLTL Book Club is reading “Life after Life” by Jill McCorkle for their May meeting. Contact the library for details.
We still have state & federal tax forms for those who need them. We also have wi-fi hot spots available for a 14-day loan period – these cannot be requested.
Thank you to John & Pat Mulligan, the Strickland Family, the Thornton Family, Russ Gettig, and everyone who contributed to the library’s fundraising campaign.