At Your Library

At Your Library 07.28.22

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Calling all five-year-olds and older! Head on over to the library on Monday, August 1, at 2:30 PM, for some fun with Magic Sand and Ocean Slime. Don’t forget to bring a parent and some friends!

For something a little more nuanced, join our Outdoor Storytime on Tuesday, August 2, with Ms. Donna at 11 AM on the lawn by the library entrance. Experience stories, crafts, and games.

Then teens and tweens are invited to join us on August 4 at 5 PM, for a craft event making an Ocean Tea Light craft to take home.

Don’t miss out on what the library is doing! Attend 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.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 7/31-8/6

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 

Guided Storywalk- Mon., 8/1, 10:30am – Join us (weather permitting) to explore the newest StoryWalk book together, Twilight Chant by Holly Thompson.

Emoji Pillows – Tues., 8/1, 12:00 – 4:00pm -Create and decorate your own special emoji pillow! No sewing required. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 8/1, 7:00pm – The Black Hand: The Epic War between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty. Books available for checkout at the front desk

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 8/2, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas to this evening storytime! For ages birth to
8 years. 

Yoga – Tues., 8/2, 6:00pm – Indoor, 45-minute yoga session with Patricia McCarthy. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

New York Raptors – Wed., 8/3, 6:00pm – Meet birds of prey! Live hawks, owls and falcons will come for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. 

Clown Storytime – Thurs., 8/4, 10:30am – We will read a story together, and then Zippy the Clown will tell us funny jokes and show us how to make balloon animals.

Cool Science: Ice Cream Science – Thurs., 8/4, 2:00 – 4:00pm – We’ll learn about chemistry while we create a tasty treat to eat when our experiment is finished!

Snow in August – Fri., 8/5, 11:00am – 2:00pm – Make your own “snow” to take home! Held outdoors.

Flower Wreaths – Sat., 8/6, 10:00am – 4:00pm – Use styrofoam egg cartons to make a pretty pastel flower wreath to decorate your home!

Movies in the Park – Sat., 8/6, 8:15pm – Join us for a family movie under the stars at Schodack Island State Park!
Call 518-732-0879 for movie title.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime with South Paw of the Valley Cats – Thursday, July 28, 1pm! 

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

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

Book Club – Wednesday, August 3, 7pm.

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 1pm. 

Pizza Party and Virtual Author Visit with Lauren Wolk, author of this year’s Read It Forward book for tweens & teens, Wednesday, August 10 at 6pm. Registration required. Submit questions for the author by August 5th. Free copies of the book still available.

Organizing Computer Files with Delia Hubbard, CCE Digital Literacy Educator, Thursday, August 11, 11am – 12:30pm.

Wrap up summer reading with Field Days & Ice Cream on Saturday, August 13, 1 – 2pm. Fun & games, plus ice cream sundaes!

Paint the Sound online art class with the Pollock-Krasner Estate, Wednesday, August 17, 1pm. Join us here at the library or participate at home – just be sure to pick up your class kit beforehand.

Letterboxing – pick up instructions at the library circulation desk.

SLTL Friends Summer Reading for Adults and Teens – 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.

Upcoming Events at Poestenkill Library

Saturday, 7/30 – 10:30 – 12:30. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the library! We’ll have cupcakes, Harry Potter coding activities, a scavenger hunt, trivia (at 11:00) and more! 

Wednesday, 8/3 – 6:30. LEGO Club! Please call the library at 518-283-3721 to register or sign up in the library.

Thursday, 8/4 – 6:00. Sea Glass Art. Adults and teens are invited to join us at the library to make your own wall art using sea glass and simple line drawings. We’ll supply the sea glass, glue, and mat board – you supply the creativity! 

Monday, 8/8 – 11:00. Ocean Bingo. This event is perfect for elementary aged children, but all ages are welcome. Small prizes will be awarded to all winners. 

Saturday, 8/13 – 11:00 – 1:00. Family Tie Dye and Community Day! Bring your own garment to dye. We’ll also have lawn games, bubbles, face painting, raffles, and more. Kona Ice will be also be on-site selling shaved ice to help keep everyone cool!

For more details about these, or any of our upcoming programs, please visit or give us a call at 518-283-3721.

Adult Color & Unwind Evenings at the Troy Public Library

Join us for this series of adult color and unwind evenings. Participants will be provided coloring pages and materials to work with while listening to relaxing music or being read aloud a variety of funny, heartwarming, or thrilling short stories by the hosting librarian. Refreshments will be provided. This event will be held Monday evenings on August 15, September 19, and October 17, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm.

This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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

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

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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