At Your Library

At Your Library 06.02.22

Good News from the Lansingburgh Library

The Library will once again begin our six day a week schedule on Monday, June 6. The hours are

• Monday – 11am to 5pm

• Tuesday – 1pm to 7pm

• Wednesday – 1pm to 7pm

• Thursday – 10am to 4pm

• Friday – 10am to 4pm 

• Saturday – 10am to 1pm (until Labor Day)

The next meeting of the Banned Books Book Club is going to be on June 15 at 5:30pm at the Lansingburgh Branch Library. We are reading All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson. Folks can sign up on our website or by calling the library at 518-235-5310. Extra copies of the book will be available at the Lansingburgh Library for check out.

The Book Seller will be open Saturdays from 10-1:00 starting June 4. We hope to open limited hours on Wednesday if there is interest.

Stop in on Saturday and tell us or would like to volunteer to staff it or tell the Librarians at the desk.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 6/5-6/11

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

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Cool Science: Skittles Science – Kit available for pick-up through 6/24 – Explore the science of diffusion using Skittles candies!

Take & Make: Animal Crafts – Kit available for pickup through 6/24 – Have fun creating cute animal crafts with this take-home kit!

Guided StoryWalk – Sat., 6/6, 10:30am – Join us (weather permitting) to explore June’s StoryWalk, This is the Nest that Robin Built by Denise Fleming. This book will be up on the StoryWalk all month! – Location: We’ll meet at the beginning of the StoryWalk (near the playground) at Schodack Island State Park – 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 6/6, 7:00pm – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Legomania – Sat., 6/11, 10:00am-4:00pm – We’ll have lots of Legos out for this all-day build-a-thon!

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Calling all budding authors – a new writing group starts Tuesday, June 7, 1:30 – 3pm. The weekly group will be led by author Donna Lagone. Whether you have just started writing and would like feedback or you’re figuring out how to get started, this group could be for you. Class size is limited, so call the library to register.

Want to learn to use email? Wednesday, June 8 from 2 – 3pm join Delia Hubbard, Digital Literacy Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn the basics of email, including sending, reading, & printing as well as how to avoid email fraud. 

Book Club meets on zoom Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm to discuss “No One is Talking About This” by Patricia Lockwood.

Summer Reading Kick-Off will be June 25 featuring a live animal show with Uncharted Wild at 11am.

SLT Library Book Sale will be June 25, 10am – 2pm; bag sale 2 – 3pm. If you’d like to help set up or work the Book Sale, contact the library.

We still have some flower & vegetable seeds available in our seed library. Or if you’ve finished your planting and have some extra seeds you don’t need, why not add them to the collection?

Kids’ Take & Make kits are available weekly at the circulation desk.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Masks encouraged. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Have you heard the local buzzzz? There’s a bee in your bonnet! Join Ms. Donna for a “Bee-utiful” Outdoor Storytime on June 7 at 11 AM when “bees” will sweeten your morning in song, stories, and crafts.

What happens when you lose your voice? Read how Fred, “The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrr!” copes in this book by Rob Biddulph at our new StoryWalk, outside the library entrance. “The StoryWalk® is supported by funds from the Upper Hudson Library System Outreach program. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”

Still having tech problems with your digital device? Delia Hubbard, the Digital Literacy Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, will be available on Wednesday, June 8, from noon to 1 PM. Help is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. We encourage wearing a mask. Call 518-283-0303 with any questions.

Unveiled-Wedding Wear in 19th & 20th Century NY

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11 am the East Greenbush Community Library is hosting an event called, “Unveiled —Wedding Wear in 19th & 20th Century New York,” which will be presented by Connie Frisbee Houde, Curator of the Clothing and Textile Collection at the New York State Museum. Registration is required at or 518-477-7476. Public is welcome to attend. 

In choosing their wedding clothes, brides and grooms are influenced by fashion, economics, technology, religion, geography, celebrity, personal taste, and their role in society. This was as much the case in 19th-Century New York as it is today. 

Join Curator Connie Frisbee-Houde for a discussion and presentation of selections from Unveiled, an exhibition of wedding wear in the currently at the New York State Museum. The presentation will highlight wedding wear from the late 18th century through present day, including garments worn by both brides and grooms. Wedding clothes reveal historical information about the individuals who wore them and made them, the technology used to create them, and how they fit into the larger context of events on the world stage.

Summer at Rensselaer Library

Summer Reading Kick-off: Saturday June 25, 11-2. Start off your child’s summer with a celebration of reading! Food, balloon twisting, face painting and other fun activities for kids ages 4-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rensselaer Library.

Weekly Craft time starts June 28 at 2 PM, and the full summer schedule of events will be issued soon.

Rensselaer Public Library is on East Street in Rensselaer, across from the train station. For more info go to

Quintocracy for Juneteenth: Musical Performance

Join us at the Troy Public Library, Saturday, June 18th at 10 AM for this live musical performance! Quintocracy will feature the music of all Black composers for the instruments of the woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) including William Grant Still, Allison Loggins-Hull, Valerie Coleman, Scott Joplin, and the arranger Jeff Scott to help us all celebrate Juneteenth together. We hope to see you there!.

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

Adult Book Group

TROY – Our monthly book group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm 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 is a hybrid program, you may attend in person or via Zoom according to your preference.

Here are our upcoming book selections:

•June 6th – Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

•July 11th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 1-21

•August 8th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 22-33

•September 5th – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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

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