At Your Library

At Your Library 05.27.21

Guided Meditation at The Troy Public Library

TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays through June 30th 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.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Brunswick Community Library Garden Day

BRUNSWICK – We are so happy to be able to gather as a community again! The Friends of the Brunswick Library will be hosting our annual Garden Day on Saturday, June 5th,  9:00 to 1:00  on the lawn of the library.  All proceeds go towards supporting the library and their wonderful programs.

 As always, we rely on contributions of plants and baked goods from members of the community to sell on Saturday morning.  It is a good excuse to get out in the garden for a good cause!  There will be a book and tag sale as well as wonderful raffles.  Stewarts will be scooping ice cream and  tickets for our Pig Pit Barbecue are available at the Library.

  Brunswick Community Library is located on  4118 NY 2, Troy, please stop by! Or check on our programs at brunswicklibrary.org or follow us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you.

Adult Evening Book Group Meeting

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Zadie Smith’s Grand Union: Stories on Monday, June 7th 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 meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

This discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Charles Darwin A Life in Science 1809 – 1882

TROY – On Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30PM, P. Thomas Carroll will present for The Troy Public Library a program on Charles Darwin. In 1975, Carroll became the very first paid employee of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project, traveling to Cambridge, England that summer to help launch it. He is an expert on Darwin and Darwin’s letters and the original Assistant Editor of the Darwin Correspondence Project

Charles Darwin, one of the most significant scientists of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood. It is not true that he discovered evolution. It is not true that he was the naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. It is not even true that he started out as a biologist. Contrary to decades of scholarship that argued otherwise, it is not true that he ever had a substantive correspondence with Karl Marx. Contrary to popular belief, it is not true that he delayed publishing On the Origin of Species for twenty years because he feared the religious implications of his findings. In fact, he considered that book to be a mere abstract that he threw together at the last minute. This is just the beginning of a whole catalog of misunderstandings about Darwin. P. Thomas Carroll will set the record straight in this illustrated lecture that puts Darwin’s entire life in proper context.

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. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 274-7071 or go online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

Lego & Puzzle Sale

NASSAU – Big Legos & Jigsaw puzzles Sale! The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to join us on June 12, 2021 for a special sale of gently used jigsaw puzzles and Legos. This event will be held on the front lawn of the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY, and the same day as the Village Wide Garage Sale, also on June 12th. The sale will begin at 9:00 – (until?) 1:00. items will be cleaned and sanitized as much as possible. In addition, raffle tickets for our in beautiful Winter Upstate quilt will be available

At this time we welcome donations of GENTLY used puzzles and Legos. These may be brought to the Nassau Free Library during regular hours or deposited in the large marked bins on the front porch. Please help us by donating only puzzles and Legos in good condition. As always we very much appreciate the contributions of our community. Thank YOU!

Brunswick Community Library Events

BRUNSWICK – Summer Reading is Coming! This year we are asking kids 7-18 to help us decorate our vestibule window. Using window markers the participant will create a work of art on the window which will then be displayed for one to two weeks. The deadline for the entry form is Monday, June 21st. Participants will get the choice of dates in the order in which the forms were submitted. The Window Art will continue from the end of June to August. Send in your form today!

Garden Day is June 5th for 9-1 at the Library. Come for plants, baked goods, books and more!

The Civil War Living History Event will be on July 10th.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Open: Mon, 9-4 pm; Tue/Thu/Fri 10-6pm; Wed 10-7 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. Closed 5/30 & 5/31 for Memorial Day.

Farmers’ Market Opens Wednesday, June 9th from 4-7pm Rain or Shine. Held every Wednesday through September 29th. Like & Follow us on our Facebook page to get the latest market news and special events at https://www.facebook.com/EastGreenbushLibraryYMCAFarmerMarket or visit our events calendar at https://events.eglibrary.org.

Check out the new story along the library’s StoryWalk path! Families can enjoy the outdoors while reading a story.

Registration is required for all programs unless noted otherwise. Register at https://events.eglibrary.org.

6/4: Virtual Armchair Traveller Series: Fenimore Art Museum of Cooperstown, NY at 1 pm

6/9: Farmers’ Market Opening Day! 4-7 pm (no registration required); Greenbush Garden Club plant sale at the market (No registration required); Wireless Wednesday Drop-In Tech Help at the Market, 5-7 pm (no registration required)

Check It Out with Charlie kids’ blog: https://eglibrarykids.wordpress.com/

Readers Advisory Services: https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/

Kids Book Bundles: https://eglibrary.org/children/book-bundles/

Borrow laptops and hotspots! Kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.

Free webinars, articles, workshops & resources: https://bit.ly/egtechtalk & https://eglibrary.org/popular-subjects and https://eglibrary.org/digital

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