At Your Library

At Your Library 07.08.21

Shorts Out Loud at the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library

TROY – 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 through August 19th at 6:30 PM on the lawn at our Lansingburgh Branch.

July 15th Deb Zaffuts William Simcoe

July 22nd Marggie Skinner Casey Chapman

July 29th Sid Fleisher Ray Andrews & Mike Rivest

August 5th Sandra Rouse Harry Pellegrin

August 12th Barbara Stubblebine Mike Gregg

August 19th TBA Julia Alsarraf

The 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. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit upon. Registration is suggested. To register, call 518-274-7071 or online at

What’s Happening at The Clark Art Institute?

TROY – Vicki Saltzman will join us via Zoom on Monday, July 12th at 6PM to discuss the Clark Art Institute and their current exhibits.

Vicki Saltzman, The Institute’s Director of Communications, will join us to give an overview of the Clark and their current exhibits, Ground/Work, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, Erin Shirreff: Remainders, Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway, plus everything else going on at The Clark.

This program is free and open to the public. 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 make reservations by calling the library at 518- 274-7071 or online at

Hemingway Night at Rensselaer Library

RENSSELAER – Wednesday July 21, 6-8 PM. Celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s birthday with trivia, mocktails and book discussion. Ages 18 and up. (Reminder, unvaccinated individuals need to wear masks while visiting our library.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library. Please call 518 462-1193 to sign up. More information at

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.

Register at:

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 at the Lansingburgh Library, will be open on Saturdays from 10-1 and Wednesdays from 4-6. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs and DVDs.

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

Summer Reading at Rensselaer Public Library

RENSSELAER – Kids ages 4-12 are invited to participate in Tails and Tales, the 2021 summer reading club. Any time the library is open, kids can tell us about what they are reading to get a small prize. Kids can also join online and earn digital badges and raffle chances. We will also have weekly take-home crafts and online storytimes.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, July 15. Drop off your fluffy friend for an overnight adventure at the library. Each child will receive a scrapbook of their stuffed animal’s adventures. Please drop off your toy by 1 PM on the 15th, they can be picked up the next day after 1, but no later than July 21.

Photo Scavenger Hunt- July-August. Get your scavenger hunt list (at the library or on our website) and see how many pictures you can do from the list. A select few items can be submitted for our online photo contest.

For more information, log on to

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – The library is open! Come in, browse and borrow: Mon/Tue/Thu 10-6 | Wed 10-8 | Fri/Sat 10-4 | Closed Sunday. Virtual library is open 24/7/365.

*New digital resources available* America’s News, Black Life in America, Consumer Reports, HeritageHub, and Times Union. Learn more:

For a full list of kids’ programs & to register (*) go to Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing. To learn more & register go to:

7/12: Monday Night Book Chat, 7p Facebook

7/13: Tuesdays under the tent! Drop-in for family fun & activities, 10-4p

7/14: Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday, 4-7p (rain or shine); Friends Mini Book Sale, 4-7p at the market; Live Outdoor Music Concert on patio with Tanager* 7p

7/20: Public Hearing of Preliminary 2022 Library Budget, 6:30p in the library. Public is welcome to attend.

7/22: Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups: Artist Trading Cards*, 4:30p

7/26: Monday Book Discussions*, 10a or 7p

7/27: Trivia Night: Summer Theme*, 6p

7/28: Local Children’s Book Author event, 4-7p at the Farmers’ Market

7/29: Live Outdoor Music Concert on patio with the 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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North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Join our “Tails and Tales” summer reading program and don’t miss out on our first raffle drawing on July 12. From infant to adult, we have you covered when you register at http:/ Each book read earns a raffle ticket, so the more you read, the greater your chances of winning in one of our four biweekly drawings.

Where have all the Teddy bears gone? To the Teddy Bear Sleepover at the North Greenbush Library! Children can drop off a stuffed animal to join the sleepover by 4 PM on Wednesday, July 21; pick them up on July 22. Then watch a slideshow of the animals’ shenanigans on our Facebook and

YouTube channel on July 22.

Join our first in-person meeting of our Virtual Book Club on Tuesday, July 27th at 6:30 PM behind Town Hall by the gazebo (weather permitting) and please bring a chair. Under discussion is “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix. A decision on returning to Zoom because of bad weather concerns will be made by 10 AM on Tuesday, July 27th. Call the library at 518-283-0303 with any questions.

The library hours are Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Masks are still required by all patrons to enter the library.

Sand Lake Town Library: Stories, Meetings, & More

SAND LAKE – Do you enjoy the Moth Radio Hour on NPR? Then join Sand Lake Town Library on Saturday, July 10 at 7pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, as we present an evening of personal stories, written by friends and neighbors, to make you laugh, remember your childhood, or see the world in a different light. The event is free, though donations to help put these stories into a book are welcome. Please bring a mask.

Summer fun: Monday, July 12 at 2pm stop by for Outdoor Fun on the lawn. Ages 5 & up. Rain date is Monday 7/19. Pick up craft kits each week starting on Wednesdays. And make sure you stop by Butler Park and check out this summer’s StoryWalk near the playground.

It’s not too late to sign up for summer reading or for teens to pick up their copy of this summer’s Read It Forward book. Check our website for details.

SLTLibrary Friends meets Tuesday, July 13, 6:30pm.

SLTLibrary Board of Trustees meets Thursday, July 15 at 6:45pm. Location to be posted on the library website the day of the meeting.

Museum passes are available for MASS MoCA, The Clark, and the USS Slater; also the Empire Pass which allows one vehicle entrance to most NYS Parks and Dept. of Environmental Conservation Facilities.

SLTLibrary Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month; the August 4th book is “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.

Check the library website at for more events and information or call 518-674-5050. Hours are Mon – Thurs 11 – 8, Fri 11 – 3, and Sat 10 – 2.

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