At Your Library

At Your Library 06.16.22

Good News From the Lansingburgh Library

The Library is now open six days a week. The Hours are: Monday 11am to 5pm • Tuesday 1pm to 7pm • Wednesday 1pm to 7pm • Thursday 10am to 4pm • Friday 10am to4pm • Saturday 10am to 1pm (until Labor Day)

The Book Seller is now open Wednesday 2:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-1:00, with an updated collection of “nearly new” books every week.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 6/19-6/25

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

It’s Summer Reading Time! Don’t forget to sign-up for our Summer Reading Club starting June 25th. 

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!

Pajama Storytime – Tues, 6/21, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8. 

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs, 6/23, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning. 

Summer Teen Volunteer Sign-up – Thurs., 6/23, 1:00-6:00pm – Ages 12 and up can volunteer. If you can’t stop in today to sign up, that’s okay! Email or call 518-732-0879 for an application.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff – Sat., 6/25, 11:00am-3:00pm –

School’s out and Summer Reading is in! Stop by to sign up for our Summer Reading Club and pick up a coupon for a free Stewart’s ice cream cone! Can’t come today? You can sign up for SRC all summer long!

Solar Boats from the Hudson River to the Pacific North-West

Join us at the Troy Public Library, on Monday, July 18th at 6:00pm for this engaging talk with David Borton. 

David taught physics in Africa with the Peace Corps along with his bride Harriet. They came back to RPI for graduate school where David got a Ph.D. in physics, while Harriet got a Masters in physics. In the 1974, during the oil crisis, they couldn’t buy gasoline and David started R&D into solar energy, the only energy source that makes sense for this small blue planet.

Later RPI asked David to teach Solar Energy Engineering, and in 1982, the family built a solar powered house in which they still live 40, years later.

David combined his lifelong love of canoes, Adirondack Guide boats, and solar energy into a patented practical solar electric boat technology company. Son Alex led David on a 1400 mile solar powered, 27 foot boat voyage, the first ever actually, from Bellingham to Ketchikan Alaska and on to Juneau and Glacier Bay.

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.

Troy Public Library Presents The Frog Price Puppet Show

Join us for a retelling of the classic story, presented by the Heldeberg Marionettes! This will be the first of many events during this year’s Summer Reading Program. Wednesday, 6/29 at 6:30pm. Ages 3 and up.

Next Steps Computer Classes at Troy Public Library

Join us for this series of classes aimed at boosting your skills and comfort level with computers. Classes will be held Wednesdays, July 6- July 27, 5:30-7:30pm. Classes are taught by Digital Literacy Educator, Delia Hubbard, of Rensselaer County, Cornell Coopertative Extension. 

In this session we will be covering the following topics:

July 6: Social Media Basics

July 13: Lifestyle Apps

July 20: Organizing Your Files

July 27: Typing a Document

Bring your laptop, or you may use one of the computers provided by CCE.

This in-person event 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.

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting and News

Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, June 16, 6:45pm.

SLT Library will be closed Monday, June 20 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Drop-in help for digital devices – Wednesday, June 22, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Bring your laptop, tablet or phone. Delia Hubbard, Digital Literacy Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension will be here to help. Let us know if there are specific subjects you’d like scheduled for future visits.

Open Studio Night Thursday, June 23 4:30 – 7pm – Finding it hard to complete your art/craft projects? Beginner or expert, bring your projects to the library and get inspiration from other artists/crafters to get the job done!

Uncharted Wild on June 25 at 11am will kick off our Summer Reading Program. Feel, see, and learn firsthand about a wide variety of reptiles and other exotic animals. Don’t miss it! If you can’t make it to the show, you can still sign up for summer reading either online or at the library.

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.

Summer Storytime starts Thursday, June 30 at 1pm. Mr. Dave is ready and rarin’ to go with lots of popular themes. In the meantime, 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

Water, water, everywhere- time to suit up and head for the pool! Join Ms. Donna for a “swimmingly” Outdoor Storytime hour on Tuesday, June 21, at 11 AM, when the joys of swimming, told in song, stories, activities, and crafts, will be the theme of the day- weather permitting- we won’t be getting wet!

Whether you’re a child, a teen, or an adult, you won’t get wet when you join our Summer reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities”, but you will enjoy the books, prizes, and activities! Stop by the library beginning Monday, June 27, to pick up a gameboard at the circulation desk and dive in.

You can get a head start on our Summer Reading program by joining our Virtual Book Club on June 21, at 6:30 PM, when we will discuss “The Patron Saint of Second Chances” by Christine Simon. Email for the meeting link. New members are always welcome.

Stay on top of what the North Greenbush Library is planning by attending the next meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 23 at 7 PM, in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle, off Best Road. 

Call 518-283-0303 for information. Hours are Mon-Fri, 10 AM-7 PM; Sat, 10 AM-2 PM.

Upcoming Events at Poestenkill Library

Registration is now open for the Poestenkill Library Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program! This year’s program will run from June 26th – September 3rd with fun activities, events, and prize opportunities available for all ages; from the littlest pre-readers to the most senior readers in our community. Join us at a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, including make your own sundaes and family fun, on Thursday June 30th, from 6:00 – 7:30.

Yoga on the Library Lawn returns again on Saturday, June 18th, at 10:30. Kateri Rhatigan of Higher Place Yoga will be leading another free class open to tweens, teens, and adults. No experience required. You’ll want to bring your own yoga mat or a towel for the ground and a water bottle.

Make a Father’s Day Card at the library on Saturday, June 18th. We’ll have supplies available in the children’s room between 10:30 and 12:30. Drop in at any time.

Celebrate Eric Carle’s birthday with us on Saturday June 25th. Drop in between 10:30 and 12:30 for crafting, cupcakes, and more.

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:

•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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