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At Your Library 06.20.19

Lansingburgh Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Lisa Wingate’s, Before We Were Yours, on Tuesday, June 25th, at 6:15 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 518-235-5310 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org

Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

 

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Born A Crime by Trevor Noah on Monday, July 1st, 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 www.thetroylibrary.org

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

 

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open again on July 6 from 9:00 am until noon.  There have been a lot of new donations so please come by and see what’s new!  The July half-priced specials are on Fern Michaels, James Patterson and Jonathan Kellerman.  As always, the history, biographies, cookbooks, religious, self-help are all 6/$1.  School will be out by July and so to keep your kids reading, all children and young adult books are 10/$1 this month.  Stop by and check us out.  Please no VHS tapes, textbooks or encyclopedias.  See you at the Book Nook!

 

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.
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, June 20, 10:30am
Bridge Club – Friday, June 21, 10:30am
Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

 

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org

*Registration required.

Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays, 4-7:30pm, Rain or Shine. Hours change in September

6/20: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Hawaiian Summer Luau*, 6pm

 

North Greenbush Public Library Announces New Director

The North Greenbush Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Klimack as Library Director. Ms. Klimack, who served as Assistant Director at the Sand Lake Town Library, replaces Daryl McCarthy who retired in January after 25 years of service. While at the Sand Lake library, Ms. Klimack introduced programs of interest to all community members including weekly “Tech Help” sessions. She also organized displays of works by local artists and Artist Receptions for the community; and introduced innovative children’s programs like scavenger hunts and other fun ways to help children learn about the library. A graduate of the University at Albany, with a Dual Masters in History and Library Science, Ms. Klimack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Prior to her tenure at Sand Lake, she worked as an archivist at the NYS-Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Bureau of Historic Sites and at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Ms. Klimack stresses the importance of libraries to community life, saying “public libraries need to be community hubs; friendly, welcoming places where people can get books by their favorite authors, check out the newest DVD, receive help with technology and have access to a host of other resources.” The library will sponsor a “Meet the Librarian Day” on Friday, July 12TH, from noon to 8 p.m. We will provide light refreshments and hold a fine amnesty day for North Greenbush Library materials. Please join the Board of Trustees in welcoming Ms. Klimack to the North Greenbush Public Library.

 

Nassau Free Library June Programs

STORYTIME- Every Wednesday at 10:30am

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

BEGINNER’S YOGA- Sat., 6/22 & 6/29, 10:30 am.

KNITTING CIRCLE- Mon., 6/24, 6-8pm.

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

SUMMER READING KICK- OFF PARTY- Thurs., 6/27, 6-8pm. Join us for a Nassau Free Library tradition! We’ll have a bounce house, face painting, crafts, Stewart’s ice cream sundaes & more!

Please call to register for programs (518)766-2715.

 

Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursday, 6/20 at 11:30am.

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 soon 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. Bounce House, face painting, and so much more!

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 is located across from Miller Hill School, 2nd floor – 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.

 

Big Garage Sale at Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library are hosting a multi-vendor garage sale on the Library lawn on Saturday, June 22, with rain date June 29.   The time is 9 a.m. to noon.  Please come to browse and buy!   The Library will benefit from sales at the Friends’ tables as well as from rents paid by other vendors.  Eight vendor spaces have been rented already, at $10 for a 10×10 area with 6’ table.  Please contact Meg McClellan at 518-225-5682 for more information or to volunteer at the event.  While you are finding interesting treasures at the garage sale, also visit the Poestenkill Farmers Market next door on the Town Hall lawn!

 

Adult Summer Reading Launch Party

Do you love books? Do you love summer? Do you love winning prizes? If you answered yes to one of these questions, join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, June 22, at 11:00 am to celebrate the official start of our summer reading program. We will be sharing iced tea and discussing our favorite books to get inspiration for the summer ahead. Come and tell everyone about your personal favorites you’ve read and be prepared to make a list of soon to be new favorites of your own.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended.

For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

 

A Universe of Music and Dance: Old Time fiddle and banjo concert and dance

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursday, June 27, 6-7:15 pm, and kick up your heels to live fiddle music by the Peter, Paul and George trio. The program begins with a concert of sizzling hot fiddle and banjo tunes and a couple of fun songs too! This tradition of community dancing and music has been handed down from generation to generation. We play music and lead people of all ages (2 to 102), especially those who have not danced before, in easy to-learn American barn-dance favorites: circles, squares, singing games and contras. While participation in the dancing is encouraged — and it’s hard to sit still — it’s fun to just listen to the music and watch too!

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended.

For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

 

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 www.thetroylibrary.org.  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 www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, 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.

SAVE THE DATES;

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. 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: northgreenbushlibrary.org.

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

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