At Your Library

At Your Library 06.24.21

Guided Meditation at The Troy Public Library

TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays through June 30th at 6:30PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at or by stopping at the information desk.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Troy Public Library- Adult Summer Reading Program

TROY – Sign up now for our fully online Adult Summer Reading Program, going on now through August 14th! Summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book. This summer, challenge yourself to read every day, whether it be for 5 minutes or an hour and log your time to earn points. (1 minute = 1 point, they add up fast! And yes audiobooks count). There will also be fun missions where you can earn bonus points!

Earn points by logging your daily reading time. Once you have enough points you can use them to enter into the prize raffle. Prizes include gift cards to local Troy businesses including DeFazio’s Pizza, Snowman Ice Cream, Manory’s Restaurant, River Street Bead Shop, and Seasons Cafe and Tea House.

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This year’s Adult Summer reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Troy Public Library.

This program is free and open to the public. This program will be conducted using Zoom. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Book Seller New Summer Hours

TROY – The Book Seller will be open on Saturdays from 10-1 and Wednesdays from 4-6. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs.

The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to programs and materials at the library. Plus we underwrite infrastructure improvements, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to or follow us on Facebook at

Understanding Shakespeare – Titus Andronicus

TROY – Join the Troy Public Library on Wednesdays, July 7th – August 4th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Titus Andronicus.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Please have Act One read for the July 7th discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. This program will be conducted using Zoom. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Library Closed for holiday: July 4th & 5th. Open Hours (until 7/3): Mon 9-4 pm; Tue/Thu/Fri 10-6pm; Wed 10-7 pm; Sat 10-4pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open! Get updates at 518-477-7476 or We no longer require fully vaccinated visitors to wear masks indoors or out. The Library follows CDC universal guidance which encourages those unvaccinated to continue to wear masks indoors and practice social distancing. We have lifted capacity limits and visit lengths and will still ask visitors to sanitize upon entering. For more information, visit

Effective 7/1: Library will resume collection of fines/fees for overdue or billed items (

Effective 7/6: Hours are Mon/Tue/Thu 10-6p; Wed 10-8p; Fri/Sat 10-4p

Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) Begins 6/28! Kids, teens, and adults are invited to participate in this year’s SRC, Tails & Tales, 6/28-8/13. We are excited to once again offer Beanstack, an online program that allows participants to easily track their reading progress.

Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 4-7p rain or shine. Like & Follow us: or

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6/28: Monday Night Book Chat, 7p on Facebook

6/30: Virtual Storytime*, 10a; Farmer’s Market 4-7p – Food Vendors, Friends Mini Book Sale, Summer Reading Challenge sign ups; Outdoor Concert: Joe Gorman Duo*, 7p

Kids’ blog: Readers Advisory Services: Kids Book Bundles: Borrow laptops, hotspots, kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway.

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Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 6/27-7/3

CASTLETON – CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033. All events are free. All in-person events will be held outdoors. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Our Summer Reading Club has now begun! It is open to all ages, and you can register all summer long. Check or call 518-732-0879 for information.

Events and Take-Home Kits:

Take & Make Crafts: Patriotic Crafts – Kit available for pick-up through 7/3 – Get ready for the 4th of July with fun crafts to celebrate and decorate!

Cool Science at Home: Parachutes – Kit available for pick-up through 7/10 – Make a miniature parachute and learn how gravity and other forces work!

Perler Bead Crafts – Mon, 6/28, 2:00–5:30pm – Make something awesome with perler beads! Registration recommended; visit or call 518-732-0879.

Kids’ Book Bingo – Tue, 6/29, 3:00pm – Play bingo with our book-themed bingo set. For ages 7-12. Registration recommended; visit or call 518-732-0879.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Posted Wed, 6/30 – Join Miss Joelle for a story and rhymes/songs that you can participate in at home! A new video is posted every Wednesday. All videos are available on-demand. Complete playlist:

Rainbow Scratch Art – Fri, 7/2, 11:00am – 2:30pm – Make rainbow scratch art with special paper! Registration recommended; visit or call 518-732-0879.

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