At Your Library

At Your Library 08.04.22

Upcoming Programs and Events at Poestenkill Library

Monday, 8/8, 11:00 – Ocean Themed Bingo. This event is perfect for elementary aged children, but all ages are welcome. Small prizes will be awarded to all winners. No registration required.

Wednesday, 8/10, 3:30 – 5:30 – Teen Beach Book Club and Social Circle. Come hang out with friends, relax outside in comfy beach chairs, and play lawn games. No registration required.

Thursday, 8/11, 6:30 – Teen Advisory Group. All interested teens are welcome to attend the Teen Advisory Group meeting. Peanut-free snacks and refreshments provided. TAG’s mission is to expand and promote young adult services at Poestenkill Library through teen engagement, cooperation, and partnership. 

Saturday, 8/13, 11”00 – Family Tie Dye Day. Bring your own garment to dye. We’ll also have bubbles, lawn game, face painting, a fundraiser raffle, and Kona Ice will be on hand selling shaved ice to help keep everyone cool! Rain date to be determined if necessary. Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous gift certificate or product donations for our fundraiser raffle; 4 J’s Farm, Amanda’s Beauty & Barber Shop, Dragonfly & Owl, Gipfel Coffee Company, and Hollywood Drive-In Theater.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Another Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading raffle to enter! Raffle #3 will be held Monday, August 8, so get your gameboards to the library and claim your tickets, then enter!

Got a “Minute to Win It”? If you’re ten years old+, head over to the library Monday, August 8, for the Ocean edition of “Minute to Win It.” The fun starts at 2:30 PM on the lawn outside the library entrance with extraordinary ocean related games! Younger patrons can join Ms. Donna on Tuesday, August 9, for Outdoor Storytime, at 11 AM.

If you’re between the ages of 10 and 12 years come to the inaugural meeting of our new Tween Book Club on Thursday, August 11, at 5:30 PM, and join the discussion of “Counting by 7s” by Holly Sloan, then do some crafting and enjoy a snack! Books are available at the circulation desk.

Are you up for suspense, comedy, and murder? Pick up a copy of “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman at the circulation desk and join our in-person book club meeting on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 6:30 PM. We’ll meet behind Town Hall near the Gazebo. Come early to grab some dinner from the town’s Food Truck Night.

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

Prepare for Medicare (Virtual Program)

Will you be retiring or turning 65 in 2022? Join us for this virtual event on Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 pm. The Troy Public Library will be hosting Jennifer Lenihan of Jennifer4Seniors for this informative program. Get all the information you need to smoothly transition from individual or employer health coverage to Medicare. We will also be discussing the fundamentals of Original Medicare, the difference between Medicare Advantage plans vs. Medicare Supplements, Part D drug coverage and NY State Epic program.

This program is conducted via zoom. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Short Story Cafe (Virtual Discussion Group)

Join us for Troy Public Library’s Short Story Café, meeting Wednesdays, September 28th –November 2nd, 6:30- 8pm. Author David Sylvester is our host for this six-week informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character, and theme in their writing.

Each week we will read and discuss two (sometimes three) stories by well-known (and

some lesser-known!) masters of the form. No writing experience is necessary, but this is a writer-friendly discussion. All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions.

Mr. Sylvester is the author of two collections of short stories, I Would Tell You If I Could (2020) and Still Life (2022).

This is a virtual program and will be conducted via zoom.

Bonanza Book Sale

Saturday, August 6, from 10:00-2:00. 

Gently used books at bargain prices! Outside and inside the Lansingburgh Library, 27 114th. St. Bag sale from 1:00-2:00. Brought to you by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be meeting on Monday, September 12th, at 6:30pm. We will be discussing Christy Lefteri’s “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of August.

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 will be a hybrid meeting, participants may choose to attend either in-person, or through Zoom.

This discussion 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.

Oceans of Possibilities at Rensselaer Library

Teen Science Night: Thursday August 4, 6 PM. Ages 12-18. Try out our 3D printer, robots and other fun gadgets. Please call 462-1193 to sign up.

Life in the Sea: Saturday August 6, 1 PM. Ages 5-12. Learn about the mysteries of the ocean with Mad Science of the Capital Region. Call to sign up.

Technology Help with CCE: Wednesday August 10, from 2-4 PM. Drop in to get help with your device, or learn on our laptops.

Pet Fish for Beginners: Wednesday August 17, 6 PM. All ages. If you are considering owning a fish, learn how to set up a tank for a healthy happy pet! Call to sign up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Grafton Community Library News

Pirate School, August 3 at 2 pm

Children of all ages

Grafton State Park, Parking Lot Pavilion

Pre-register by call Library at 518-279-0580

 Run For Roses, August 14

5 K Race at 9 am and Kids Fun Run at 10 am.

Full brochure and registration information can be obtained at Grafton Library Website:

Events at the Stephentown Library

Lots of Fun Things Happening at SML

• Story Time—Wednesdays at 10:00

• Mahjong—Thursdays at 4:00 and Saturdays at 11:00

• New Magic, the Gathering Club—2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00. No experience necessary!! All are welcome

• LEGO Club—1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30

SML Live at the Library Line Up

Fridays at 7:00 

The Stephentown Library and Stephentown Historical Society are pleased to announce the schedule of fantastic musicians who will be performing at the library on Friday nights this summer. All are welcome to attend and all shows are FREE!!! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

August 5—Doghouse Carpenters

August 12—Dimes for Dollars

August 19—The Echoes

August 21—Tom Corrigan and Mike McMann

VIA Aquarium Comes to Stephentown

Tuesday, August 2 at 4:00

Join us for a talk with Via Aquarium about ocean ecology with a focus on our invertebrate friends! We’ll discuss fish anatomy, adaptations, and conservation, and have some touch friendly aquatic invertebrates that guests can interact with. Please register by going to or by calling 518-733-5750.

What’s In My Woods?

Saturday, August 6 at 11:00

Calling all kids! Do you know what is in your woods? What are some of the animals that you can find? How about plants? Do you know what some of them are called? Come to SML on Saturday, August 6 at 11:00 where we will explore all of the different things you can find in the woods around us. Please register by going to or by calling 518-733-5750.

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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