At Your Library

At Your Library 07.21.22

Sustenance and Style: 17th Century Foodways in the Hudson River Valley

Join us at the Troy Public Library, on Monday, August 29th at 6:00pm For this history talk presented by Crailo and Schuyler Mansion State Historic Sites.

The Dutch arrived on Manhattan and the Hudson Valley very early in the 17th century. Here they found some familiar foods, but many were entirely new to the Dutch palate and grew in a landscape vastly different from the one they left in Europe. Learn how colonization changed Dutch dining habits – both in the foods available and in the way these foods were prepared and consumed. Additional insight into Native American and African dining experiences will be included as well.

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.

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

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

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting and News

SLT Library Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, July 21, 6:45pm.

Writing Class – Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00pm.

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

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 1pm. South Paw of the Valley Cats will join us on Thursday, July 28!

SLTL Friends meeting – Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30pm

Coral Reef Sculpture/Prints – Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00pm for ages 6 – 12 or at 6:30pm for ages 13 and up.

Letterboxing – pick up instructions at the library circulation desk.

Tweens/Teens – pick up a “Read It Forward” book to read and pass on to a friend. This year’s title is “Beyond the Bright Sea” with a virtual author visit plus Pizza Party on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 pm. Registration required. Questions for the author must be submitted by August 5th.

Adult and Teens can participate in the SLTL Friends Summer Reading – simply add a book that has inspired you to our “sea wall” to participate in a drawing to be held at summer’s end.

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.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

The ship is about to sail on the second Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading raffle, slated for July 25, so hustle those gameboards to the library and get your raffle tickets to enter! Then bring your children on Friday, July 22, for some Outdoor Ocean Fun. We’ll have ocean-themed games, between 11 AM and 1 PM, set up outside. Guaranteed not to get wet!

Outdoor Storytime continues on Tuesday, July 26, with Ms. Donna at 11 AM on the lawn by the library entrance. Bring the little ones for stories, crafts, and games.

Get the low-down on what the library is doing by attending the Board of Trustees monthly meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle (off Best Road.)

Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Call 518-283-0303 with questions

Upcoming Programs & Events at Poestenkill Library

Saturday, 7/23, 10:30 – Kateri Rhatigan of Higher Place Yoga is back again with another session of Yoga on the Library Lawn. No prior yoga experience required. Please bring your own yoga mat and a water bottle.

Monday, 7/25, 12:00 – Monday Reader Meet-Up – Bring along your current read and join fellow bookworms at the library for a casual chat group. The Monday Reader Meet-Up is a monthly book talk club. They meet at the library on the last Monday of every month at noon. New members are always welcome.

Monday, 7/25, 7:30 – Board of Trustees meeting. All library board meetings are open to the public. 

Thursday, 7/28, 6:30 – Make Your Own Cowrie Shell Jewelry. This program is geared toward teens and tweens. All supplies are provided. No registration or prior jewelry making experience required.

Saturday, 7/30, 10:30 – 12:30 – Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday at the library! Crafts, cupcakes, trivia, and more! 

Every Wednesday in July & August – 3:30 – 5:30 – Teen Beach Book Club & Social Circle. 

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 7/24-7/30

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Cool Science: Flying Bird Balloons – Kits available 7/25-8/6 

Take & Make Craft: Emoji Faces – Kits available 7/25-8/6 

Foam Paint Fun – Mon., 7/25, 1:00-4:00pm – Make a unique piece of art using special puffy foam paint!

Firefighter Storytime – Tues., 7/26, 6:00pm – Join us at the library to read a story about firefighters, then meet firefighters from Castleton Fire Department and see their fire truck!

Yoga – Tues., 7/26, 6:00pm – Join us for an indoor, 45-minute yoga session with Patricia McCarthy. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

Cool Science: Unicorn Fizz – Wed., 7/27, 3:00-5:00pm – Join us at the library to do some unicorn-colored science and learn about the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar.

Pig Storytime – Thurs., 7/28, 10:30am – Come meet a pig! 

Teen Time: Trivia – Thurs., 7/28, 4:00pm – Do you think you have what it takes to win a trivia contest? If you get the most points in our trivia game, you may earn a small prize! For teens going into 6th-12th grades in the fall. 

Bridge Club – Fri., 7/29, 10:30am

Water Balloon Baseball – Fri., 7/29, 1:00pm – Beat the heat with this exciting version of baseball using water balloons — be prepared to get wet! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Learning About Your Local Mammals! – Fri., 7/29, 4:00-5:30pm- Learn all about mammals that live near you! Participants will be able to touch and feel mammal pelts and skulls. An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will teach participants about each unique mammal. The program will end with a short story about mammals read by CPL staff. Recommended for ages 3-12. Registration required; call 518-732-0187. 

Tie Dye – Sat., 7/30, 11:00am-3:00pm – Bring your plain tees, socks, or anything else that needs brightening to the library and twist some color into your life!

Hart Memorial Building- 125th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at the Troy Public Library, on Friday, July 29th, 5:30-7:30pm during Troy Night Out, for this special open house event celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Hart Memorial Building, the home of Troy Public Library. Tours of the building will be offered, starting at 6pm and at 7pm, and there will be a “borrow an ear” meet and greet, where the public can chat with current library staff and board members. 

Live music performed by Spiral Tango at 5:30 and Bobby Kendall at 6:30pm. There will be a variety of community activities for all ages including sidewalk chalk art, crafts for kids, refreshments, balloon art with Gal Jenny, the Trojan High Steppers with a baton twirling performance, and a special appearance of Ms. Frizzle on the magical library bus. Refreshments and giveaways will be on offer throughout the evening. Come celebrate with us!

This program is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Round Table Art Group

The East Greenbush Community Library will host a mixed media art show of the Round Table Art Group for the entire month of August 2022.

The show will display a range of mixed-media pieces including paintings, photographs, travel journals and paper and needle crafts.

The Round Table Art Group includes artists from around the Capital District.  Member experience ranges from years to decades of making art.  Some members are formally trained while others are self-taught.

The show at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY  12061 will be open for viewing during Library hours.

For more information about the show or the Round Table Art Group, contact Ellen Hughes at

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