At Your Library

At Your Library 04.11.19

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.



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.


Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan on Monday, May 6th, at 6:30 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at

Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

*Please Register for Programs- (518)766-2715*

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

NFL Seed Library Is Now Open!  Visit the library to pick up your free seed packets to start your garden.  All you need is a library card!

Open Mic Night- Fri. 4/12, 6-8pm

Lego Club- Tues., 4/16, 6-7pm

Teen Night: DIY Pet Toys- Wed., 4/17, 6-8pm. Teens and Tweens will gather to construct pet toys for their furry friends at home and for pets in a local shelter.

Fitness Fusion- Thurs., 4/11, & 4/18, 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga: Sat., 4/13, 4/20, 10:30am

Book Group I- Tues., 4/23, 7:00pm

Knitting Circle- Wed., 4/24, 6-8pm. Learn Arm Knitting techniques or continue a project you already started.

Spring Clean Your Home & Finances- Mon., 4/29, 6:30pm Presented by:  Theresa Mayhew, CCE Resource Educator

  1. S. Representative Antonio Delgado’s District Mobile Office- Mon., 4/29, 2-4pm

Cookbook Club- Tues., 4/30, 6:30 pm. Theme: Soup, Salad & Bread!

Book Discussion: Tues., 5/7, 6:30pm. Drawdown: Edited by Paul Hawkins

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau, NY 12123.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

TECH HELP – Fridays 2–4 by appointment.

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

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, April 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.

SLTLibrary BOARD MEETING – Thursday, April 18, 6:45pm.

SLTLibrary CLOSING – Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21.

EARTH DAY PROJECTS – Monday, April 22 at 11am, adults can upcycle books and at 1:30pm ages 4+ can create paperback bunnies. See our display case for samples.

MOVIE NIGHT – Tuesday, April 23, 6pm. Popcorn & juice provided.

BUIDLERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 – 5:30pm. Ages 4+ build with Legos and KEVA planks and more!

FLOW RINGS – Thursday, April 25, 1pm, Ages 5 + learn and experiment with flow rings. Please call to sign up.

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


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 15 – 5:00pm

Location: Main Street at Scott Avenue

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

Afternoon Book Club: Why We Sleep – Tuesday, April 16, 1:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 16, 6:00pm

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-7:30pm

Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, April 18, 10:30am

Recycled Art: Robots & Monsters! – Friday, April 19, 10:00am–6:00pm

Zack Goldstein Children’s Area Dedication – Saturday, April 20, 2:00pm

Join us as we dedicate our children’s area in honor of CPL trustee Zack Goldstein (1984-2018).

Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive – Saturday, April 20 through Saturday, April 27.

Bring us your returnable bottles and cans from 4/20-4/27. All proceeds benefit the library.


East Greenbush Community Library

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

LIBRARY CLOSED: 4/21 & 4/30 (reminder to students, there is no after school programming on 4/30)

*Registration required.

National Library Week special programming continues through 4/14.

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, presented by the Greenbush Historical Society*, 2pm

4/15: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with the Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Crafter Eve: Safety Pin Jewelry, 6pm

4/16: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45-3:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

4/17: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Toddler Time (18-36mos.), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am; Teen Anime Club (grades 6-12), 3pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

4/18: Toddler Time (18-36mos.), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 mos.), 11am; Food For Thought Cookbook Club: It’s A Wrap!*, 6pm


Capital Roots and the Community

Join us Tuesday, April 16th, at 6:00 pm when we will host special guest speaker Marissa Peck, Food Assessment Coordinator of Capital Roots. She will be discussing how the group’s mission to provide the capital district with fresh local healthy food and green spaces fits in with the fight against climate change.

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.


Spring Market Day in Poestenkill

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to Spring Market Day on the Library lawn from 9 to 1 on Saturday, May 4.   The rain date is Sunday, May 5.  Our sales will include used books, baked goods, and plants, as well as grilled hotdogs and chili for lunch.  Browse our beautiful gift basket raffle and buy tickets for your favorites.  In addition, we are raffling off a handmade quilt and matching pillow, which are displayed at the library until the drawing at Market Day.  You may also buy tickets for our second annual dessert of the month raffle at the Library and at Market Day, when we will choose the winning ticket from only 50 to be sold.  Book lovers can fill one of our roomy purple tote bags for $5 a bag or bring their own bags.  Market Day is always a neighborly event and we look forward to having you there.  If you are available to volunteer or have something to donate, please contact Marcia at 518-283-5353.

The Library is at 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill.

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