At Your Library

At Your Library 06.06.19

Film Maker Barbara Reina at Stephentown Memorial Library

Film Screening and Q and A with Film Maker at SML, June 6th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Brought to Light: Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook, NY is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of how the cleanup efforts by a few villagers of some stone markers in an overgrown field lead to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African Americans were buried during the 1800s. It features the archaeological dig to place the interpretive sign, a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey conducted at the site, moving excerpts from the 2017 cemetery rededication ceremony, and a dramatization involving oral history and the Underground Railroad.

Film maker Barbara Reina will present the film and hold a Q and A after the screening. All are welcome to attend.



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://

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

6/8: Saturday Storytime, 11am

6/10: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm

6/11: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Summer VolunTeen Training, 7pm

6/12: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Playtime! (ages 2-5), 10am; Farmers’ Market Opening Day, 4-7:30pm with Giffy’s BBQ at 4:30pm (purchase tickets in advance at the Greenbush YMCA); Legal Project: Free Legal Consultations*, 5:30-7:30pm; SCA Bardic Practice, 6pm; Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Patients*, 6:30pm.

6/13: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors*, 10am; Summer VolunTeen Training, 3:15pm.


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.
Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, June 10, 4:00-5:00pm
Lacey loves for kids to read to her! Stop in to read to Lacey, or just say hi.
Monday Mile Walk – Monday, June 10, 5:00pm
Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue.
Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 & under must be accompanied by adult).
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, June 11, 6:00pm.
Feel free to wear PJs or bring a stuffed animal to this storytime!
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, June 13, 10:30am
Children from birth to age 5 enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement!
Father’s Day Crafts – Thursday, June 13, 2:00-6:00pm
Stop in to make a special craft for Dad, Grandpa, or another special “Dad” in your life!
Crafternoon – Saturday, June 15, 10:00am–4:00pm
We have plenty of craft supplies to spark your imagination!


Nassau Free Library Spring Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday at 10:30am

FITNESS FUSION- Thurs., 6/6, 6pm, Thurs., 6/13, 4pm, Thurs., 6/20, 6pm.

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


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

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

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

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

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.



Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME –No storytime June 6, but you are welcome to come hang out and play with the blocks and puzzles. Storytime will be back Thursday, 6/13, at 11:30am.

SUMMERFEST – Stop by the SLTLibrary table on Saturday, 6/8, and make a Father’s day card.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN – Tuesdays at 11:30am.

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 – we need 5 people to start the group.

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

LIBRARY FAIR – Saturday, June 29, 11am – 2pm.

BOOK SALE – Saturday, June 29, 10am – 3pm. We are currently accepting book donations. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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