At Your Library

At Your Library 05.16.19

Music Fundamentals

Join us at the Troy Public Library for this 5 part class to take place Tuesdays, June 4- July 2, at 6:00- 7:00 pm. Music Fundamentals is a pre-music theory class intended for students applying to music programs or conservatories to prepare them for first-year music theory, for those interested in a general music class, or those who just want to brush up on the basics! Music Fundamentals will consist of 5 lessons featuring music reading and notation, ear and intervals training, constructing musical scales and modes, and other topics.

The Music Fundamentals class is taught by musician and composer Muse en Lystrala. She has studied music at Rhode Island College, the Worcester Academy of Music, the Sibelius Academy Open University, and SUNY Schenectady. Muse directs classical ensemble Geek Musica, a group specializing in the performance of video game and film music and is the executive director and lead composer at Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

 

Events at Castleton Public Library

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

Cool Science: Optical Illusions – Tuesday, May 21, 4:00-6:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, May 21, 6:00pm

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-7:30pm
Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Fun on Two Wheels: A Short History of the Bicycle – Wednesday, May 22, 6:00pm
David Chinery traces the history of bicycles,1815-1900. An 1898 bicycle will be on display!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, May 23, 10:30am

Teen Time: Duct Tape Crafts – Thursday, May 23, 4:00-6:00pm

Legomania! – Friday, May 24, 10:00am–6:00pm

Bridge Club – Friday, May 24, 10:30am
Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Early Literacy Class: Sing, Dance & Play! – Saturday, May 25, 10:30am
Ages birth-5 – enjoy songs, dance, and movement, followed by playtime!

Yard Yahtzee – Saturday, May 25, 1:00pm
Play a giant version of Yahtzee on our front lawn! If bad weather, we’ll play inside. Ages 7+.

 

Stephentown Memorial Library Spring Book Sale

The Stephentown Memorial Library will be holding a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 10:00 to 2:00 each day. Hardcover books are $1.00, paperbacks and all children’s books are $0.50. Call 518-733-5750 with any questions.

 

 

Stephentown Mem. Library Plant Swap and Give Away

The Stephentown Memorial Library will be holding its 6th Annual Plant Swap and Give Away on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday May 19, from 10:00 to 2:00 each day. Need new plants for your garden? Have a lot of plants that you don’t need any more in your garden? Bring what you have and take what you’d like during our Annual Plant Swap and Give Away. No need to bring plants to take plants!!!

 

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org
*Registration required.

5/16: Toddler Time (18-36 months), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 months), 11am; Food for Thought Cookbook Club: The Art of Tapas*, 6pm; Women’s Voices – Women Poets*, 7pm

5/17: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

5/18: Saturday Storytime, 11am; The Friends of the Library present: An afternoon with novelist and host of WAMC’s “The Hudson River Sampler,” Wanda Fischer*, 2pm.

5/19: Greenbush Historical Society present: Lost Radio Rounders*, 2pm

5/20: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6pm; Safe Space for Writing with the Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

5/21: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

5/22: Toddler Time (18-36 months), 10am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 11am; ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm

5/23: Toddler Time (18-36 months), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 months), 11am; Women’s Voices – Women Poets*, 7pm

 

Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursday, May 16 & 23, at 11:30am.

SLTLibrary BOARD OF TRUSTEES – Thursday, May 16, 6:45pm.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, May 22, 3:30pm – 6pm.

MUSEUM PASSES are available for Albany Institute of History and Art, The Clark, miSci, and USS Slater.

SLTL CLOSED Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27.

We are currently accepting book donations for our book sale on June 29. Books should be clean and in good condition. No dictionaries, encyclopedias, or Readers’ Digest condensed versions please.

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

 

Eating for Personal & Planetary Health class at Nassau Library

Nassau Free Library Presents:

EATING FOR PERSONAL & PLANETARY HEALTH on

Friday, 5/17, 6:30-8pm.

Are you curious how to eat healthier? Do you care about the planet? This class will teach you the basics of a whole foods, plant-based diet. You will learn how to get protein, calcium, and iron and family-friendly recipes that will make the transition an adventure. Executive Chef Mary Lawrence will present, as well as bring us quick & easy recipes and food samples to taste. To register call: (518) 766-2715. The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau NY, 12123.

 

 

American Creed Book Discussion

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, May 21st, at 6PM for a book discussion of Amy Chua’s book, Political Tribes.

In characteristically persuasive style, Amy Chua argues that America must rediscover a national identity that transcends our political tribes. Enough false slogans of unity, which are just another form of divisiveness. It is time for a more difficult unity that acknowledges the reality of group differences and fights the deep inequities that divide us.” Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org.  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 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann on Monday, June 3rd, 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 www.thetroylibrary.org

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

 

Pulitzer “Campfire” Readings and Discussion Group

On Wednesdays, 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 of up unfulfilled or at odds with other elements of society. The next selection, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, is available at the check-out desk at the Main Library. New members are welcome!

This Program is free and open to the public. For more information, and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

 

Check Out Flipster!

Wynantskill, New York, May 1, 2019 — Flipster provides digital access through your library to the magazines you know and love. Read the complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up, your library card grants you access from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes and many more. The free Flipster app for your mobile device is available on the iTunes Store and on Google Play. For links and more information, see the library website: northgreenbushlibrary.org.

North Greenbush Public Library, 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198

 

Understanding the Affordable Care Act and What it Means to You

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursday, May 23rd, at 6PM as Health Insurance Navigator, Luis Belman, from the Public Policy and Education Fund of New York State, explains the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and what options you have when enrolling for health insurance.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  For more information and to register, call 518-274-7071, stop at the information desk or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

 

Nassau Free Library Spring Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday at 10:30am

FITNESS FUSION- Thurs., 5/16 & 5/30, 6pm

VILLAGE OF NASSAU BICENTENNIAL (SEMI) ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC AT VILLAGE COMMONS, Sat., 5/18, 2-6pm

BEGINNER’S YOGA- Sat., 5/18, 5/25, 10:30 am

EATING FOR PERSONAL & PLANETARY HEALTH- Fri., 5/17, 6:30-8pm

KNITTING CIRCLE- Mon., 5/20, 6-8pm

LEGO CLUB- Tues., 5/21, 6pm

UKULELE LESSONS- Wed., 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6-7:30pm

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Fri., 5/24, 6-8pm

Book Group I: Tues., 5/28, 7pm

VOLUNTEEN MEET-UP- Fri., 5/31, 6-8pm

THE FRIENDS BOOK & BAKE SALE- Fri., 6/7 & Sat., 6/8

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY- Thurs., 6/27, 6-8pm

Please Call to Register (518)766-2715. Visit www.nassaufreelibrary.org for more info.
The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY 12123.

 

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, great raffle items, and a little something to eat. Sift through our great selection of books including adult fiction, non-fiction, and children’s content. We will also have a wide array of audiobooks, movies and DVDs, music CDs, board games, and jigsaw puzzles. You’ll also have a chance to look through all of our greenery for sale, including flowers, houseplants, and much more! Come down and celebrate the warm weather with us. To find out more, visit the NCFL online at northchathamlibrary.org or in person at 4287 SR-203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. You can also call (518)-766-3211 or email Mail@nullNorthChathamLibrary.org.

 

Grafton Community Library Events

2455 NY Route 2, Grafton, NY 12082

May 16, Off the Bus Lego Club 3:45 – 5 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 pm

May 21, Off the Bus Arts and Crafts 3:45-5 pm
Game Night 5 pm

May 22, Tot Time Story Hour

May 23, Off the Bus Lego Club 3:45 – 5 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 pm

May 28, Off the Bus Arts and Crafts 3:45-5 pm
Game Night 5 pm

May 29, Tot Time Music & Movement 10:30 am
Adult Book Club 12:30 pm, discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles

May 30, Off the Bus Lego Club 3:45 – 5 pm
“Fairy Time” Part 1- Building Fairy Houses 5:30 pm registration required
Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 pm

June 3, YA Book Club 6:30 pm

June 4, Last one- Off the Bus Arts and Crafts 3:45-5 pm
Game Night 5 pm

June 5, Tot Time Story Hour 10:30 am

June 6, Last one- Off the Bus Lego Club 3:45 – 5 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 pm

 

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 www.thetroylibrary.org.

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

 

May at the North Chatham Free Library

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 northchathamlibrary.org or in person at 4287 SR-203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. You can also call (518) 766-3211 or email Mail@nullNorthChathamLibrary.org.

 

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.

SAVE THE DATES:

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.

 

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 director@nullstephentownlibrary.org 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 director@nullstephentownlibrary.org.

 

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