At Your Library

At Your Library 07.07.22

Library announces summer events

Head to the North Chatham Free Library this summer for animals, art, science, music, magic, memories, and great fun. Events for children, families, and adults. All programs are free unless noted. 

Mad Science kicks off the season on July 7 at 4 PM with an oil spill simulation as kids devise and test techniques to manage the aftermath of the spill, discussing how to clean up and prevent pollution that plagues our oceans. Registration required. 

Naturalist Christopher Evers offers live animal experiences on July 14 at 4 PM. Children learn to appreciate the diversity of life on Earth and think critically recognizing our similarities and appreciating our differences with all living things. On August 18, visit an alpaca farm learning about alpaca husbandry. 

Children get creative painting with oils (age 11 & up, July 21, 4-6 PM), making fish hand puppets (July 28th at 4 PM) and learning magic! Captain HurriCAIN performs magic, August 4 at 4 PM, while on an imaginary journey to the bottom of the ocean. The Captain teaches magic tricks to participants who keep magic supplies to perform for families and friends. Registration required for all three events. 

Adults share in memoir writers’ “Life in the Past Lane” at Malden Bridge Community Center on July 10, 3-5 PM. Enjoy hearing authors’ light-hearted, serious and everything in between experiences.

All can join Reggie Harris July 24 at 3 PM for a concert “On Solid Ground” featuring new songs from his recent album. Reggie is an innovative guitarist and an engaging storyteller.

Gardeners put on your hats for a Library fundraising tour of four local vegetable gardens. Enjoy conversations with garden owners on their production methods and techniques. Advance tickets are $25 while day of tickets are $30. Kids tour for free. 

All events are at the Library unless noted. Visit for more information. Register for programs at list which event).

Upcoming Events at Poestenkill Library

Teen Beach Book Club and Social Circle – Grab a friend or two and meet up at the library every Wednesday in July & August from 3:30 – 5:30 (weather permitting). Kick back & relax in one of our beach chairs, discuss your latest reads with friends, or just get social – IRL! Feeling a little more energetic? Strike up a game of Frisbee, Kan Jam, Giant Connect 4, Bocce, or any of the other provided lawn games. 

Storytime with Ms. Erin – Every Friday at 10:15

Monday, July 11 – 11:00 am. Join us for ocean themed Bingo. This event is perfect for elementary aged children, but all ages are welcome. Small prizes will be awarded to all winners. No registration required.

Thursday, July 14 – 6:30 pm. Teen Advisory Group Meeting

Saturday, July 16 – 11:00 am. Water Safety with Goldfish Swim School. Please join us at the library for an introductory water safety program presented by Goldfish Swim School. Bubbles, the mascot and friendly face of Goldfish Swim School, will be visiting the library to help make learning about water safety fun and exciting while engaging with the children. This interactive water safety experience is great for children between the ages of three and seven. Registration is not required, but would be appreciated for planning purposes. You can register by giving us a call at the library, 518-283-3721. More details about this program can be found on our website

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Summer and America’s favorite pastime comes alive at the North Greenbush library next Tuesday, July 12, when Southpaw, the Tri-City ValleyCats mascot, joins Ms. Donna at 11 AM for Outdoor Storytime on the lawn outside the library. Be ready for great sports stories- a storytime not to be missed!

And if you’re gearing up for summer vacations on the road, at a vacation house, or just down-time at home, you’ll want to take advantage of our “Buy One, Get One Free DVD” sale, ongoing through July. Select from movies and TV series-a fun and easy way to keep the family smiling and help support the library.

Don’t miss out on the first raffle in our Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program on Monday, July 11. Bring your gameboard to the library to get your earned raffle tickets, then enter! Didn’t win this one? The second drawing is July 25! It’s never too late to start-come to the library to register and get your gameboard.

We’re having in-person book club meetings behind Town Hall by the Gazebo. The next one is Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 PM when we will discuss “The Maid” by Nita Prose. Bring a lawn chair and come early to enjoy the Town’s food truck night. Need a copy of the book? Call the library at 518-283-0303 to request a book.

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

Sand Lake Town Library News

LEGO Club – Tuesdays, drop in anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm to build with our LEGOs. 

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 1pm.

Sea Pets – Wednesday, July 6, at 1pm ages 9 and up can stop in and create a sea pet from clay.

Teddy Bear Sleepover – Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16. Drop off your cuddly friends by 4pm on Friday and they will spend the night at the library. Pick up your stuffed companions by 2pm Saturday and enjoy juice and cookies while watching a video of what they did during their stay. 

Movie Night – Wednesday, July 20, 6pm – 7:30pm. Enjoy a PG movie with popcorn and juice.

SLT Library Board of Trustees meeting date is Thursday, July 21, 6:45pm at the library.

Museum passes to The Clark, the USS Slater, MASS MoCA, Albany Institute of History and Art, and Hancock Shaker Village are available for loan.

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.

Life in the Past Lane

The North Chatham Free Library memoir writing group presents the fifth reading of tales: “Life in the Past Lane.” This popular program provides attendees with a range of authors’ experiences and thoughts, light-hearted, serious and everything in between. Share in the narratives at Malden Bridge Community Center (MBCC) located at 1087 Albany, Turnpike, Malden Bridge.

Dorothy Cummings moderates the sharing session and provides a brief bio for each writer. Query authors after the program and enjoy light refreshments.

Registration is not required for this free event. Contact the Library for more information: (518) 766-3211.

East Greenbush Community Library

Hours: Mon & Fri 10-6; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8; Sat 10-5; Closed Sundays in July & August. Closed 7/4 for Independence Day. Check or call 518-477-7476 for updates. 

For kids & teen events, program details & registration at 

Farmers’ Market every Wed. 4-7p (rain or shine): New vendors & regulars + select dates for live music, mini-book sales, simple kid’s crafts. Location: Library & Greenbush YMCA parking lots. 

Summer Reading Challenge, “Oceans of Possibilities,” is on – now thru 8/12 for kids, teens & adults! Sign up: to participate in themed activities, programs & chances to win prizes. 

Outdoor Concert Series: Join us on the library lawn at 7p for live music! Register to secure spot for rain location (see calendar for weather updates). 

7/14 Hot Vox Trio: Three Voices, two guitars, one harmonica performing great 60s and 70s folk and R&B tunes with lots of heart and harmony! 

7/28 Musicats: Enjoy an evening of smooth, sultry jazz featuring works from the greats plus old timey arrangements of modern tunes. 

8/11 Roben Kosek Jazz & Blues: a mix of American popular songs, Latin, sambas, bossa novas, French café selections and more! 

Friday Fun Under the Tent! 10-2p, Jul. 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26: Join us under our big tent for kid-friendly lawn games and activities. Enjoy a different art activity each week – sand, art, suncatchers and more! No registration required. 

Saturday Fun Under the Tent! 10-12p, Jul. 16, 23 & 30, Aug. 6, 13 & 20. Same kind of fun, different day & time! 

Bike With A Cop! Join EGPD Sat. 7/23, 11-2p on the rail trail for bike/trail safety, a quick ride, and light fare afterwards. Ride starts/ends at Hampton Manor Beach House (see library calendar for details). Rain date 7/24. 

EGPD Car Seat Safety Check 7/27, 10-12p (Library parking lot). Appt. recommended 518-477-2525, walk-ins welcome.

Shorts out Loud!

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a contemporary short story read out loud, on Thursdays from July 7th through August 18th at 6:00 PM, with dates at both our locations.

Shorts out Loud at Troy Public Library, Main Library:

Reader Musician

July 14th Nancy Klepsch George Wilson

August 4th Sid Fleisher Mike Gregg 

August 11th Sandra Rouse William Simcoe

Shorts out Loud at the Lansingburgh Branch:

Reader Musician

July 21st Barbara Stubblebine Julia Alsarraf

July 28th Debra Zaffuts Connor Armbruster

August 18th Fredda Merzon Connor Armbruster

The Troy Public Library’s Main location is at 100 2nd Street. Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy. This program is free and open to the public. It has been funded through the support of  The Friends of the Troy Public Library. Weather permitting this is an outdoor event. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit upon. Registration is suggested. To register, call 518-274-7071 or online at

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.

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