At Your Library

At Your Library 07.18.19

Shorts Out Loud! At The Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion, on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30PM at the Main Library.

Musical Guest – George Wilson

Reader – Stanley Hadsell

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over.  Preregistration is not required.  The library is located at 100 2nd Street in Downtown Troy.  Please call the library at 274-7071 if you have any questions.

Friends of the Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library will be holding a bake sale during the Farmer’s Market on the Town Hall lawn on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm.  Stop by while shopping to pick up a tasty pie, muffins, breads, cookies and other assorted baked goods.  If you would like to bake for the sale please drop your goods off at the Poestenkill Library on Friday, July 19 from 10 am to 1 pm or on Saturday morning.  Funds raised go towards supporting the wonderful programs provided by our library.  Any questions please call Jill Gresens at 518-283-2510.

Comic Mime Comes to the North Chatham Free Library

Come join us to see Robert Rivest’s fabulous show “Space: First Mime on the Moon” on Thursday, July 25. The show will run from 12pm-2pm with nonstop laughs for all ages. Rivest uses his hilarious imagination to celebrate reading, libraries, space, and summer fun for this multigenerational entertainment. Bring your kids, parents, grandparents and next-door neighbors! It’s sure to be a great time. To reserve your spot for any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The TPL’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich on Monday, August 5th 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 274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Stephentown  Library

Summer Reading is underway! All kids are welcome to sign up at SML if they haven’t already. There will be lots of prizes to win at the end of the summer.

Programs at SML:

Reading with Crosby—Friday, July 19 at 5:00pm

Teen Night—Water Games!!—Friday, July 19 at 5:00pm

Model Solar System—A Walk through Exhibit!!—Saturday, July 20 at 4:00pm

SML will be hosting a vendors market this year during Celebrate Stephentown on August 17 and 18. Any vendor interested in participating, please email Kim Roppolo at for more information.

Week 3 – North Chatham Free Library’s Summer Program!

Come join us for the third week of our summer program! Print Making comes first on July 22 (12-2). Look through a telescope and imagine a design, then create with textured blocks an outer space work of art. July 23 brings Music and Movement; dance, stretch and use a variety of instruments. The 12 pm class welcomes ages 7 and under, 1 pm welcomes ages 8 up. Out of this World Watercolors will free you on July 24 (12-2), entering into the relaxing world of brush stroke and color. Comic Mime Robert Rivest celebrates reading, libraries, space, and summer fun in his show “Space: First Mime on the Moon” on July 25 (12-2). All ages welcomed for multigenerational laughs. To reserve your spot for any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham..

East Greenbush Community Library

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

Go to for a complete listing of all storytimes, programs for children, and youth summer reading events.

*Registration required.

Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays 4-7:30pm Rain or Shine. Crafts for Kids with our Volunteens: 7/24 & 7/31.

7/18: LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

7/19: Open Recreation: Movie Day!, 9:30-2:30pm; Big Truck Day!*, 10am – noon

7/22: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm

7/23: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Open Recreation: Get on Your Feet!, 9:30am-12:30pm;

7/24: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Open Recreation: Crafts, 12:30-2:30pm; Crafts for Kids with our Volunteens at the Farmers’ Market, 4pm at the library tent; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

Summer Program at the North Chatham Library – Events Calendar

Programs are 12-2 pm, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration required. Open to anyone and free! Register with us at (518) 766-3211,, or

July 18: Send a Message Flag to the Great Beyond.

July 22: Print Making.

July 23: Music and Movement (see above).

July 24: “Out of this World” Watercolors.

July 25: “Space: First Mime on the Moon” with comic mime Robert Rivest.

July 29: Cooking with Flowers.

July 30: Astronomy Talk and Star Viewing at 8 pm.

July 31: Outer Space Sculpture.

August 8: Five STARLAB miSci Planetarium Shows starting at 10 am.

August 13: “Over the Moon Animal Adventure” with Animal Embassy at 2 pm.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 7/21-7/27

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Marble Run Fun – Monday, July 22, 12:00-8:00pm

Cool Science: Slime! – Tuesday, July 23, 4:00-6:00pm

Yoga – Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, July 23, 6:00pm

Knock Hockey – Wednesday, July 24, 12:00-8:00pm

Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grownups – Wednesday, July 24, 5:00-8:00pm

Meet a Mechanic Storytime – Thursday, July 25, 10:30am

Paint Your Own Space Rock! – Thursday, July 25, 1:00-4:00pm

Teen Time: Clue Mystery Night – Thursday, July 25, 6:00pm

Solve a mystery in a live-action version of the classic board game Clue. Enjoy snacks and a prize for the winner! For teens going into 6th-12th grades in the fall.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, July 26, 10:00-11:00am

Pipe Cleaner Crafts – Friday, July 26, 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, July 27, 10:30am

Storytime in the Park – Saturday, July 27, 11:30am

Location: Schodack Island State Park (Park admission fee may apply.)

Tie Dye – Saturday, July 27, 2:00-3:30pm

Bring plain cotton tees, socks, or other clothing and twist some color into your life!

Nassau Free Library July Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30Am

Minecraft, Lego & Art Corner Combo Night- thurs. 7/18 6-7:30Pm

Book Group I: tues. 7/23 7Pm

Teen Lock-in Night Fri. 7/26 7-11Pm- Our library and other libraries across the united states invite teens to a locally hosted lock-in on the same night to celebrate summer reading with games, laser tag, pizza & prizes! Ages 11+

Beginner’s Yoga Sat.  7/27 10:30Am

Trolleys Across the Hudson Tues. 7/30 6:30Pm-“Trolleys Across the Hudson” will trace how southern rensselaer county once was home to the first intermodal light rail system in america. Through period photos, personal recollections, take a ride on the trolley from downtown albany all the way to beautiful nassau.

Presented by Kurt Vincent.

Big Box Designs Wed. 7/31 6-8Pm- We’ll recycle boxes of all sizes to build our own creations! Feel free to bring your own empty boxes & lots of ideas! Ages 4+

Visit us on Facebook and the web at • (518)766-2715

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Art Display –Stop in to see the lovely acrylic and iPad paintings created by Lynne Ware.

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am build early literacy skills with stories and rhymes. Followed by a simple craft.

Movie Night – Tuesday, July 23, 6pm join us for a PG movie night with popcorn and juice. Bring your pillows and blankets!

Art Cart – Monday, July 29, 1pm stop in to make unicorn crafts. Scissor and glue skills needed.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, July 31, 1 – 3pm. Build with Legos and Keva Planks.

Don’t forget to check out our museum passes: The Clark, miSci, USS Slater, Albany Institute of History and Art.

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

Friends of the Rensselaer Library

The Friends will be providing baked goods on Wednesdays at Music behind the North End Firehouse.  All members and anyone who would like to support the library are asked to bake, cookies, brownies, cup cakes or something similar.  Please drop off your items around 5:30 pm at our table, music starts at 6 pm.  All proceeds go to promote programs at the library during the year.

Registration for the summer reading program was held on June 29th but parents can still register their child for “A Universe of Stories”.  This program is designed to keep children reading during the summer months and improve their reading skills, there will be prizes.


Sept. 14th — Our first annual fundraiser “Sipping and Sampling” from 5-9 pm at City View Terrace above Partition St. Wine and Liquor.

Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants

Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.

This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden.  We wish them every success with these projects.

Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.

New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library.  For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  We hope to see you then.

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:

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

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