At Your Library

At Your Library 07.25.19

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 25th at 6:30PM at the Main Library.

Musical Guest – Michael Gregg/Mike Jenkins

Reader – Sid Fleisher

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.

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.



Fiddle Concert with George Wilson at the Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce a Fiddle concert to be held Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00PM at the Troy Public Library’s Main location.

A talented, multi-instrumentalist and singer, George Wilson’s repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a fiddler, he has over 5– tunes for dancing and listening – tunes from New England, Quebec, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland, and Shetland. His dynamic fiddling has been popular with contra dancers and concert-goers since the late 1970’s.

This FREE concert is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

For more information call the library at 274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Week 4 – North Chatham Free Library’s Summer Program!

Come join us for our fourth week of fun and activities! Cook Around the World on July 29 with the Garden Club of Kinderhook and make delicious dishes using fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in gardens outside the United States! On July 30 our Binocular Astronomy with Mud Creek Environmental will meet at 8 pm for a short lecture, then it’s off into the night to observe the night stars. Outer Space Sculpture takes the stage on July 31, where we’ll create a unique monument to outer space. Coming up on August 8 we have the STARLAB miSci Planetarium coming to the Tri-Village Fire Company, Station # 1 on 111 Co Rd 13. They’ll be doing five shows from 10 am to 2:30 pm; Seasonal Stargazers, Native American Constellations, Calendar Constellations, Star Clock, and Reasons for the Seasons. On August 13 we’ll have an Over-the-Moon Animal Adventure at 2 pm. Interact with nocturnal critters of all shapes and sizes! 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 518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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 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.

Galaxy in a Jar – Monday, July 29, 12:00-4:00pm

Create a colorful galaxy in a jar that you can take home!

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, July 29, 5:00pm  Location: Intersection of Main St. & Scott Ave., Castleton, NY 12033  Weather permitting. All ages (10 and under must be accompanied by adult).

Cool Science: Ice Cream Science – Tuesday, July 30, 4:00-6:00pm

Yoga – Tuesday, July 30, 6:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, July 30, 6:00pm

Legomania! – Wednesday, July 31, 12:00-8:00pm

Music on the Lawn with Gone Gray Band – Wednesday, July 31, 6:00pm

Clown Storytime – Thursday, August 1, 10:30am

Emoji Pillows – Thursday, August 1, 1:00-5:00pm

No sewing required. Ages 5 & up.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 2, 10:00-11:00am – Drop-in playtime designed for ages birth to 5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing w/caregivers.

Bridge Club – Friday, August 2, 10:30am

Recycled Art: CD Magnets – Friday, August 2, 12:00-6:00pm

Chalk the Walk – Saturday, August 3, 10:00am-4:00pm

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 3, 8:15pm (call 518-732-0879 for movie title)

Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

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: 7/31, 8/7 & 8/14

7/25: RPI STEM Workshop (ages 8+)*, 6:30pm

7/26: Open Recreation Space: Movie Day!, 9:30am-2:30pm

7/29: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Life in The Universe*, 6:30pm

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

7/31: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Open Recreation Space, 12:30-2:30pm; Crafts for Kids at the Farmers’ Market, 4pm; Moon Landing Documentary*, 6:30pm

8/1: RPI STEM Workshop (ages 8+)*, 6:30pm

Nassau Free Library July Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30Am

Teen Lock-In Night Fri. 7/26 7-11Pm-

Beginner’s Yoga Sat. 7/27 10:30Am

Trolleys Across The Hudson Tues. 7/30 6:30Pm- Presented By Kurt Vincent.

Big Box Designs Wed. 7/31 6-8Pm

Honey Bees And Beekeeping: Thurs. 8/1 6Pm

Taking Woodstock: Fri. 8/2 6Pm

Slime Party: Mon. 8/5 3-4Pm

Family Fort Night: Tue. 7/6 2-8Pm

Mad Science Of The Capital Region: Thurs. 8/8 3-4Pm

Minecraft, Lego, & Craft Combo Night Mon. 8/12 6-7Pm

Nassau 200: Tues. 8/13 6Pm- Presented By Kurt Vincent

Harry Potter Party: Thur. 8/15 6-8Pm

Movie: Woodstock: Fri. 8/16 6Pm

Red Cross Babysitting Course: Sat. 8/17 8:30-4Pm

History Of Rock & Roll: Mon. 8/19 6Pm

Srp Finale Party- Tues. 8/20 6-7:30Pm

Star Wars Jedi Training: Sat. 8/24 10Am

Call (518)766-2715 To Register For All Programs.

The Nassau Free Library Is Located At 18 Church St. Nassau, Ny 12123.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

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

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

Stretch & Strengthen – New time: 11:15am Tuesday.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, July 31, 1 – 3pm. LEGOs & KEVA Planks.

New Friends Group – The library will be holding an open meeting for area residents who are interested in learning about the new friends group that we are developing for the Sand Lake Town Library. The meeting will be held in the Library at 6pm on Thursday, August 1st. All are welcome.

Teddy Bear Sleepover – Drop off your stuffed friends (no extra special friends please) on Friday, August 2 by 4:00pm for a sleepover space camp! Pick them up Saturday, August 3 and enjoy cookies and juice while watching a slide show of their activities.

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

Museum Passes Available: 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.

August events at Rensselaer Public Library

It’s a Universe of Stories for Summer Reading. Come in any time we are open and tell us about what you are reading to get prizes. Ages 2-12. Runs June 29 to August 17.

Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club- Thursdays 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Space Lab Wednesdays at 2 PM Ages 5-12 Create and explore in our maker lab. Please sign up for individual sessions so we will know what supplies we need. 8/7- Robots & 8/14- Planets

Galaxy Craft- Saturday August 3 at 1 PM.  Create an out-of-this world craft! Ages 6-17.

Flying Saucers- Tuesday August 6 at 1 PM.  Make a fun alien spacecraft! Ages 6-11.

Glow Party Saturday August 10 at 1 PM. Turn off the lights, turn up the music and glow in the dark! Ages 6-17.

Tang Museum craft- Thursday August 15 at 11 AM. Create a work of art with the Tang Museum.  Ages 5-12, must be signed up to participate.

Martian Magic Show- Saturday August 17, 1 PM. Blast off with magician  Ron Cain! Ages 4-12. Please sign up. This will be our “end of summer” party and we will be giving out prizes.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see or visit the library’s Facebook page,

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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