At Your Library

At Your Library 04.25.19

Lansingburgh Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Thomas Mullen’s Darktown on Tues., May 21st, at 6:15 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 518-235-5310 or online at

Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.


Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 pm and learn how to make LinkedIn work for you! Every 12 days, 1 million people join LinkedIn.  It is your electronic resume, Rolodex and your Club of Professionals.  LinkedIn can help you learn about and reach out to clients, partners and employers.  You may be saying to yourself, “I have LinkedIn, but I don’t really do much with it.”  LI is an enormously powerful tool for establishing your brand, enhancing your visibility, building credibility and managing your career. Having a static and dull profile is not the online reputation you want to project.  If you are not levering LI, it’s guaranteed your competition is.  This seminar will demonstrate the features of LI and how to use it as your professional Internet image.  If you are serious about building your business, you must be serious about LinkedIn.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board.

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.



May at the North Chatham Free Library

Memoir Readings with Local Authors
Sunday, May 5th at 3 pm: Come hear fascinating local authors do readings from their memoirs!

“What? I Can’t Hear You!”
Tuesday, May 7th, from 10 am to 12 pm: If you, a family member, or a friend has trouble hearing, or if you are interested in prevention of hearing loss, this free informational session is for you.

Tips for Local Gardeners
Tuesday, May 14th, from 10 am to 12 pm: Make your green thumb greener! Ring in the sunshine with expert local gardeners Tony Romeo and Mark Reiner.

Books and Blooms Sale
Saturday, May 18th, from 9 am to 1 pm: Join us for the North Chatham Free Library’s annual open-air spring sale! Dive into spring with plants, books, raffle items, and a little something to eat.

Creative Culinary Creations for Warmer Weather
Friday, May 31st, from 10am to 12 pm: Jumpstart your healthy summer eating habits with this cooking workshop by Chef Linda Romeo.

To register or find out more, visit the NCFL online at or in person at 4287 SR-203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. You can also call (518) 766-3211 or email


Events at Castleton Public Library

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033
All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn computer basics by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, April 29, 5:00pm
Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue
Let’s walk the Main Street Mile together every Monday (weather permitting)! We’ll meet at the intersection of Main & Scott. All ages welcome (ages 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult).

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 30, 6:00pm
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages Birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, May 2, 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! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.


Friends of The Rensselaer Library

The Friends met on April 17th and discussed their upcoming events and fundraisers.  The next meeting of the Friends will be May 16th at 6:30pm.  New members are always welcome; it is a wonderful way to improve the lives of our young and not so young people of the city, so volunteer today.


May 2nd– Community Service Night will be held at the library from 5-8 pm.

May 9th–Teen After School Community Service Day 3pm-when finished.

June 12th–The Friends will sponsor “Jester Jim” at VR Elementary School at 1pm.

June 29th–Registration for the Summer Reading Kickoff. This year’s theme will be “A Universe of Stories” 11am-2pm. Hot dogs, rocket fuel and moon pies.

Sept. 14th–Our first annual fundraiser “A Taste of Rensselaer” from 5-9 pm at City View Terrace above Partition Wine and Liquor.


East Greenbush Community Library

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

LIBRARY CLOSED: 4/30 REMINDER – students should not take bus or walk over to the library on this day, staff will not be on site.

*Registration required.

4/26: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Chicks and Salsa with WMHT (ages 3-7)*, 11am

4/29: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm

4/30: Library is CLOSED for staff professional development day

5/1: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm

5/2: Spring Book Sale (materials for adults/teens), 5pm-8:30pm

5/3: Spring Book Sale (materials for adults/teens), 9am-7pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

5/4: Spring Book Sale (materials for adults/teens), 10am-4:30pm *unadvertised specials*

5/5: Spring Book Sale (materials for adults/teens) – Bag Sale Only, 12pm-3pm *extended hours*

You are encouraged to bring your reusable shopping totes to fill with books for the bag sale. If you don’t have a reusable tote, Hannaford plastic bags will be available. For details, visit us at


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays, 11:30am.

FLOW RINGS – Thursday, April 25, 1pm. Learn & experiment with flow rings. Ages 5+.

Please call to register.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, May 1, 7pm. Discussing “The Red-Haired Woman” by Orhan Pamuk. June’s book will be “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje.

DREAM GROUP – Thursday, May 2 & 9, 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.

“MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU” – Saturday, May 4, 11am – 3pm. Scavenger hunt, crafts and more.

AP CONNECTIONS ARTIST RECEPTION – Tuesday, May 7, 2 – 5pm. Stop by and meet our young artists and enjoy light refreshments.

MUGS FOR MOM – Wednesday, May 8, 6:30pm. Make a gift for mom, grandma, or even yourself. Please call to register so we have enough mugs.

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


Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

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

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

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!

Fitness Fusion- Thurs., 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6pm.

Beginner’s Yoga: Sat., 5/4, 5/18, 5/25, 10:30am.

Book Discussion: Tues., 5/7, 6:30pm. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Edited By Paul Hawkins- Be part of a discussion of this book and streaming of a TED Talk of the Drawdown project findings.

Minecraft Club: Tues., 5/14, 6-7 pm.

LEGO Club: Tues., 5/21, 6-7pm.

Getting to Know Your Ukulele Lessons: Wed., 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6-7:30pm-This four session introductory class is designed to get you started on Ukulele; provide you with just enough information to set you on a path to Ukulele Mastery, or just enough information for fun! (Ages 12+) RSVP.

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



“Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program to benefit library

The North Greenbush Public Library will be the beneficiary of the April “Hannaford Helps” program at the Wynantskill store (40 Main Avenue). Hannaford will donate $1 for each “Because You Care” bag sold during the month. The bags are large and sturdy, with comfortable handles and capacity to carry gallon milk containers and other goodies. Be sure to select the bags with the special red $1 hang tags!



SML Is Looking for Volunteers

The Stephentown Library is looking for volunteers to help out at the library. Do you love your library and want to help out? Do you not know much about the library but are interested in learning more? Call the library at 518-733-5750, email Kim Roppolo at or stop in for more information.


Fine Free Fridays Announced at Stephentown Memorial Library

Do you have library books or movies that you’ve had out for a long time and haven’t brought them back because of those pesky late fees? Well, Fine Free Fridays are for you!! Effective immediately, SML is waiving late fees for ALL items returned Thursday night in the drop box, at the front desk during Friday’s open hours, and those that are returned to the drop box Friday nights. In short, FINE FREE LIBRARY RETURNS Thursday 6 p.m. – Saturday 10 a.m. Questions? Call the library at 518-733-5750 or email Kim Roppolo at


Nassau Free Library Clean your home and finances program

Nassau Free Library Presents:
Spring Clean Your Home and Finances

Date:  Monday, April 29, 2019

Time:  6:30 to 8:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 27

Call (518)-766-2715

Presented by: Theresa Mayhew, CCE Resource Educator

In addition to cleaning out winter’s dirt and grime, it’s time to put your financial house in order! The good news is that is doesn’t need to take all day or weekend to spruce things up. There’s plenty you can do in five, 15- and 30-minute increments that can help you tidy up your finances in a jiffy! Items to be targeted include what’s physically in your home (think file cabinets or piles of paper), what’s on your computer and what’s in your wallet. A home spring cleaning checklist will also be shared.

Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church Street, Nassau 12123


May Events at the Rensselaer 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.

Community Night-Thursday May 2, 5-8 PM. Meet the organizations, clubs and services that help your City!  First responder vehicles on display. Refreshments served.

Star Wars Day- Saturday, May 4, at 1 PM. Ages 5-12. May the Fourth be with you! Calling out to all young Jedis!  Come to the library, make a lightsaber and then test your Jedi skills.

E-books explained- Tuesday, May 14, at 2 PM. How to download free e-books and audiobooks to your phone, Kindle, computer or other device.  Bring your own device or try out different ones. (Can’t come to this session? Please call to set up a one-on-one appointment).

Teen Volunteer day-Thursday, May 9, at 3 PM.  High School Seniors, need a few more hours to complete for your community service requirement? Join us to help spruce up the library for spring. Wear work clothes and sneakers. (We will reschedule if the weather is bad).

Friends of the Library Meeting- Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 PM. New members wanted!

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


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, NY.


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!


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.


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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