At Your Library

At Your Library 08.01.19

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.

Comets and Critters

The North Chatham Library welcomes the STARLAB Planetarium and Animal Embassy to their Summer Program! 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. The NFCL will soon be a menagerie too! On August 13 we’ll have an Over-the-Moon Animal Adventure at 2 pm. The program will specialize on nocturnal animals, so come interact with night 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.

Disaster Mental Health Psychological First Aid

Everyone reacts differently to trauma. Emotional distress is not always as visible as physical injury, but it is just as painful and debilitating. After a disaster or traumatic event, the earlier you can assist someone in gaining a sense of calm and meeting their immediate needs, the better they can cope throughout their state of crisis.          Join us at the Troy Public Library on Monday, August 19th at 5:00 pm for this Psychological First Aid training workshop that will give you the tools to make this possible.

Avoiding long term struggles such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or unhealthy coping skills such as substance abuse, is the goal of this training. Recognizing when other people – caregivers, first responders or even ourselves may need a little extra help is also part of the discussion. This method does not require a professional to carry out the steps of care. The process can be learned and employed by anyone who can make direct contact with individuals affected by crisis. A resilient community is a healthy community! All participants will receive a certificate of completion. (This is a 2.5 hour training including hands on activities, video demonstrations and interactive scenarios with role play). Jennifer Lee is a certified instructor of Psychological First Aid (PFA) from the NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Department of Health, UAlbany CPHP (Center of Public Health Preparedness) and UAlbany University at Albany School of Public Health.To register go to:

This program is free and open to the public.  The 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

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, 8/1-8/8

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

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

Duck on a Bike with WMHT – Monday, August 5, 2:00pm Make a duck hat & take home the book! Ages 2-8.

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, August 5, 5:00pm  Location: Intersection of Main & Scott Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 and under must be accompanied by adult).

Visit with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services – Tuesday, August 6, 2:00-4:00pm Learn about the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative, a program that provides free resources & support to caregivers.

Cool Science: Squishy Circuits – Tuesday, August 6, 4:00-6:00pm

Yoga – Tuesday, August 6, 6:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, August 6, 6:00pm

Build with Keva Planks – Wednesday, August 7, 12:00-8:00pm

Make a Smoothie with Honest Weight Food Co-op – Wednesday, August 7, 6:00pm

News10 Mobile StormTracker Storytime – Thursday, August 8, 10:30am

Library Scavenger Hunt – Thursday, August 8, 2:00-6:00pm.  Ages 8-12.

Teen Time: Book Discussion & Cookie Decorating – Thursday, August 8, 6:00pm Teens entering 6th-12th grades in the fall are invited to discuss books & decorate cookies!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 9, 10:00-11:00am

Yard Yahtzee – Friday, August 9, 11:00am Outdoors.  In case of bad weather we’ll play inside. Ages 7 & up.

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, August 10, 10:30am

Storytime in the Park – Saturday, August 10, 11:30am (park admission fee may apply)  Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Crafternoon – Saturday, August 10, 12:00-4:00pm

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 10, 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:  8/7 & 8/14

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

8/2: Open Recreation: Movie Day!, 9:30-1pm

8/5: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm

8/6: Open Recreation Space: Get on Your Feet!, 9:30-12:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

8/7: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Open Recreation Space: Crafts, 12:30-2:30pm; Crafts for Kids with our Volunteens at the Farmers’ Market 4pm at the library tent; A New Orleans Style Summer Celebration with Captain Squeeze and Zydeco Moshers*, 7pm

Nassau Free Library July Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30Am

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. 8/6 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.

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

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.

Movie Night – Tuesday, August 6, 6pm join us for a movie (PG), popcorn and juice. Bring your blankets & pillows & get comfy!

Ice Cream Social & Summer Reading Wrap-Up – Wednesday, August 7, 2pm celebrate our summer readers with ice cream sundaes & prizes for readers who read the most this summer.

Book Club – Wednesday, August 7, 7pm. “Educated: a memoir” by Tara Westover.

Sand Lake Town Library, 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,

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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