At Your Library

At Your Library 05.30.19

Friends of Nassau Free Library Book & Bake Sale

Do you have your SUMMER READING planned? The Friends of the Nassau Free Library announce the Spring Book and Bake Sale to be held Friday, June 7th; and Saturday, June 8th, at the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123. Hours for the sale will be Friday 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Library. Children’s books and paperbacks will also be for sale on 50 Elm Street on Saturday only. Donations of gently used books, both hard back and paperback, are now being accepted at the library. Please no textbooks or encyclopedias and all deliveries should be during library hours. Also, baked goods donations for the sale will be much appreciated and may be brought to the library beginning Friday, June 7th, up to 5:00 PM (for Friday sale) or no later than 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 8th. Phone 518-766-2715 for more information.


Author Visit and Book Discussion with Virginia Eubanks

On Wednesday, June 26th, at 6PM, Professor Virginia Eubanks will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”  Join us for a … rousing conversation about this timely and provocative book. Copies of the book are available for check at the library and copies will be available for sale at the event.

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.


East Greenbush Community Library

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

Farmers’ Market Opening Day – Wednesday, June 12th, 4-7:30pm. Giffy’s BBQ will be there! Purchase BBQ tickets in advance at the Greenbush YMCA or online at Https://

5/30: Toddler Time (18-36 months), 10am; Baby Bookworms (up to 18 months), 11am

5/31: Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Operation Gratitude, 10am-2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

6/1: Saturday Storytime, 11am

6/3: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with the Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

6/4: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

6/5: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Playdough Party (ages 2-5), 10am; 30-Minute Genealogy Appointments*, 5-7:30pm

6/6: Dementia Basics & The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative*, 2pm; Study Skills with Capital District Educational Opportunity Center*, 5pm.


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 – by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.
After Dinner Book Club: What She Ate by Laura Shapiro – Monday, June 3, 7:00pm

Dementia Basics & The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative – Tuesday, June 4, 5:00pm
Eddy Alzheimer’s Services discusses types of dementia, symptoms, & challenges that people with dementia and their caregivers face. Learn about Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative, a NYS DOH grant-funded program that provides free resources & support to caregivers of people with dementia.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, June 4, 6:00pm
Feel free to wear PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this storytime!
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, June 6, 10:30am
Children from birth to age 5 enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement!
Bridge Club – Friday, June 7, 10:30am
For beginners and players who need a refresher.
Family Movie Night – Friday, June 7, 6:00pm (call 518-732-0879 for movie title)
Friends of CPL Pasta Dinner – Saturday, June 8, 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Castleton Firehouse, 11 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Enjoy spaghetti or ziti with salad & bread for $8.00 per person!


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursday, May 30, at 11:30am. No storytime June 6, but you are welcome to come socialize and play.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

ARTIST RECEPTION – Tuesday, June 4, 3 – 7pm opening reception for Merry Lee Kraft Photo Exhibit. Meet Marry Lee and hear the story of her photographs. Light refreshments provided.

BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm discussing “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP – We have the opportunity to host a mental health support group led by a professional mental health talk-therapist with 20 years field experience. The group would meet twice monthly on Wednesdays at 6pm. Please let us know if you are interested.

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

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.


Nassau Free Library Spring Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

MINECRAFT- Mon., 6/3, 6pm

FRIENDS MEETING- Mon., 6/3, 6:30pm

THE FRIENDS BOOK & BAKE SALE- Fri., 6/7, 5-8pm & Sat., 6/8, 9am-3pm


LEGO CLUB- Tues., 6/11, 6pm

SEED SAVING WORKSHOP- Mon., 6/17, 6:30pm

SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME & FINANCES- Wed., 6/19, 6:30pm

VOLUNTEEN MEET-UP- Fri., 6/13, 6-8pm

BOOK GROUP- Tues., 6/25, 7pm

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

Please call to register for all programs (518) 766-2715. Visit for more info. The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY 12123.


Mr. Ferris and His Fabulous Wheel:  The Troy Connections

On Friday, June 28th, at 6PM, during Troy Night Out, P. Thomas Carroll, will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss George Ferris and His Fabulous Wheel.

When the first-ever Ferris Wheel went into operation at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago on 21 June 1893, it was an instant sensation, attracting 1.6 million riders in under 5 months.

Few people know, however, that the wheel’s inventor, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., used to live in Troy, New York, and in all likelihood, he patterned his famous wheel after a well-known industrial device right here in Troy. This talk will tell the tale of that first wheel’s triumphant appearance, document all we know about its Troy connections, and then tell the sad tale of its later ignominious demise in St. Louis.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or go online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.


Nassau Free Library Presents: America’s Steamship Heritage in our Official City Seals

Monday, June 10- 6:30pm

Storytelling by Local Author: Marvin Bubie

Marvin has been collecting seals from various cities, town, counties and villages for over 40 years and has a vast collection. He has compiled several books based on various topics based on these seals. Many coastal cities and towns adopted a Steamship as their official seal

representing their seagoing heritage. Marvin will display the seals and provide the background of the symbols. Please call to register for the program (518)766-2715.

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


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.

Summer Launch! Saturday, June 29, from 11-2. Start the summer at Space Station Rensselaer! It’s a Universe of Stories for Summer Reading. We’ll have food, balloon twisting, astronaut training and other fun activities when families come and get their reading kit. Ages 2-18.

Facebook explained- Tuesday, June 11, at 2 PM. Does it seem like everyone’s on Facebook, but you can’t seem to figure out how to use it? Librarian Jane will walk you through getting set up, keeping your account secure and more.  Bring your own computer or borrow one of ours. (Can’t come to this session? Please call to set up a one-on-one appointment).

History of Hampton Manor- Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 PM. Historian Bobbie Reno will talk how the area of Hampton Manor was formed and its history from its beginnings to today.

Friends of the Library Meeting- Thursday, June 20, 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, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.


Nassau Free Library VolunTeen!

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

If you are 11 years or older and looking for a fun volunteering experience this summer, become a Nassau Free Library VolunTeen! Learn about the VolunTeen program, help with Summer Reading prep, play Minute to Win It Games & eat pizza! RSVP (518)766-2715.
The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau, NY.


Friends of the Rensselaer Library meeting

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library next meeting will be June 20th at 6:30 PM in the library.  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.  We are in need of volunteer gardeners and bakers for the Wednesday concerts.


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 will be served at the Kick-Off Registration.

Sept. 14th — Our first annual fundraiser “Sipping and Sampling” from 5-9pm at City View Terrace above Partition St. Wine and Liquor.


What’s Happening at the Clark Art Institute Talk at The Troy Public Library

Vicki Saltzman will be at the Troy Public Library on Thursday, June 20th, at 6PM to discuss the Clark Art Institute and their summer exhibits.

Vicki Saltzman, The Institute’s Director of Communications, will be here to give us an overview of the Clark and their Summer Exhibits, Renoir: The Body, The Senses, Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet, Ida O’Keeffe:  Escaping Georgia’s Shadow, plus everything else going on at The Clark this summer.

This program is free and opento the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 518-274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.


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


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

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


Check Out Flipster!

Wynantskill, New York— 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:

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


Grafton Community Library Events

2455 NY Route 2, Grafton, NY 12082

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

May at the North Chatham Free Library
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

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