At Your Library

At Your Library 04.04.19

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.

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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.


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



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!



Panel Discussion at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Monday, April 22nd, at 6PM for a panel discussion centered on 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. We have invited members of our local government from both sides of the aisle, including Assemblyman Jake Asher and Mayor Pat Madden, as well as leaders from civic, military and nonprofit organizations, hoping to bring as many different points of view as possible to the table.

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.  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, NY.


Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs

Join us Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 pm for this musical performance featuring the historic songs of lumberjacks in the 1800’s logging camps of the Adirondack Mountains. The program also includes interesting narrative about this charming (and tough!) work era in upstate New York. Performed and presented by Folk Artists Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle.

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.


East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or

LIBRARY CLOSED: 4/21 & 4/30

*Registration required.

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

National Library Week is April 7-13. Join us for Special programs.

4/7: A Musical Afternoon with the Adirondack Baroque Consort*, 3pm (revised time)

4/8: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm

4/9: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45-3:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; History of Hampton Manor with Bobbie Reno*, 6:30pm

4/10: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Toddler Time (18-36mos.), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am; TV (Teen Volunteer) Club (grades 6-12)*, 3:15pm; Financial Aid Workshop with Capital District Educational Opportunity Center*, 5pm; Legal Project: Free Legal Consultations, 5:30-7:30pm; A Medieval Storytelling, Song and Poetry Performance, 6:30pm

4/12: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Homeschool Meetup* 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

4/13: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party! With special guest Pete the Cat (birth-age 5)*, 11am; Trio Lingo Jazz Performance*, 2pm

4/14: Military Balloons and The Civil War*, 2pm



Acrylic Painting with Artist Sarah Nenno Bowen

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is offering a four-session painting workshop with artist Sarah Nenno Bowen on Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, from 5:00PM – 6:30PM.

Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a 4-session adult painting workshop at the Lansingburgh Branch. Each session, the instructor will guide participants in learning how to begin and complete their own still-life painting while sharing techniques for color mixing, paint application, and personal expression.  In this comfortable and positive space, painters can offer tips and critique that will result in their very own masterpiece to take home. No experience required. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must commit to all four sessions for this workshop.

Registration is free and open to the public. To register call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY 12182.


Events at Castleton Public Library

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

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

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, April 8, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, April 8 – 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street & Scott Avenue

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

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 9, 6:00pm

One-on-One Career Coaching – Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-8:00pm

Discuss your questions with career coach Marsha Lazarus. Explore any topic – from job-seeking, to goals and motivation, to handling challenges. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, April 11, 10:30am

Bridge Club – Friday, April 12, 10:30am

Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, April 13, 10:30am

Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft! Recommended for ages birth-8.

Make a Suncatcher – Saturday, April 13, 12:00-4:00pm.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, April 4 & 18, 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.

TECH HELP – Fridays, 2 – 4 by appointment.

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

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

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

VOLUNTEER RECEPTION – Saturday, April 13, 1–3pm. Join us as we celebrate and thank our many volunteers at this afternoon reception – refreshments provided.

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

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

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