At Your Library

At Your Library 08.05.21

Canine Enrichment: Creating a Calm and Fulfilled Dog Through Fun and Games

TROY – Join librarian and dog trainer Rebecca Robinson to learn how to keep your dog’s mind exercised and provide outlets for their natural behaviors and abilities. Canine enrichment can help your dog relax and find balance, and the best part is, it’s a lot of fun! Explore games, toys, and ideas to enrich the life of your best friend! Please note: This is an event for humans. Please leave your adorable pups at home. Wednesday, August 4th at 6pm at the main Troy Public Library – 100 2nd St, Troy, NY.

Shorts Out Loud at the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library

TROY – 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 through August 19th at 6:30 PM on the lawn at our Lansingburgh Branch.

August 5th Sandra Rouse Harry Pellegrin

August 12th Barbara Stubblebine Mike Gregg

August 19th TBA Julia Alsarraf

The 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. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit upon. Registration is suggested. To register, call 518-274-7071 or online at

Poetry Reading with Troy Native, K. M. English

TROY – Please join us at the Troy Public Library, Saturday, August 7th, at 11AM for a poetry reading with local auther, K.M. English. K.M. English is the author of Wave Says, a finalist for the Sawtooth Prize, the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, the Test Site Book Prize, and a semifinalist for the CSU Press First Book Prize. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Community of Writers and Vermont Studio Center, and her poetry can be found in places such as Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Bone Bouquet, Third Coast, and Poetry Northwest. Born and raised in Troy, NY, K.M. English currently raises two boys and eleven fruit trees in California.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at or by calling (518) 274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, New York.

Virtual Comic Drawing Workshop with Ira Marcks

TROY – The Troy Public Library will host a Virtual Comic Drawing Workshop with Ira Marcks on Monday, August 16th at 6PM.

In this one hour, all ages, workshop Ira will share a look at the creative process behind his new book and lead you through a fun and easy cartooning project. To follow along all you’ll need is a pencil and paper. This interactive workshop is for comics fans of all ages and abilities. Be sure to stick around until the end of the workshop for a chance to win a signed copy of Shark Summer!

This program is free and open to the public. To register go to or call 518-274-7071. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.

Meditation Group

TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, throug September 28th at 2PM at our Lansingburgh Branch.

Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – The library is open! Come in, browse and borrow: Mon/Tue/Thu 10-6 | Wed 10-8 | Fri/Sat 10-4 | Closed Sunday. Virtual library is open 24/7/365.

*New digital resources available* Ancestry, America’s News, Black Life in America, Consumer Reports, HeritageHub, and Times Union. Learn more at

Friends Book Sales:

8/4, 8/11, 8/25, 9/1 & 9/8: Friends Mini Book Sales (at the market), 4-7p

8/14: End of Summer Friends Book Sale!!! 10-3pm on the patio under the big tent. For inquiries contact the Friends at

Farmers’ Market: Every Wednesday (rain or shine) 4-7p. For market updates, go to

Library Programs: For full list of programs and to register (*) go to

8/4: Wireless Wednesday Drop-In Tech Help (in library) 4-6p

8/9: Monday Night Book Chat, 7p on library Facebook page

8/10: Tuesdays Under the Tent (drop in), 10-4p join us for lawn games & activities.

8/11: Live Music on the Patio: Back to Bacharach with the Spero Group* 7p; Wireless Wednesday Drop-In Tech Help (in library) 4-6p

8/12: Adult Arts & Crafts (in-person)-Watercolor Philosophy*, 4:40-5:45p

Kids’ blog:

Readers Advisory Services:

Kids Book Bundles:

Borrow laptops, hotspots, kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway.

Tech & Other:,

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Come join our “Tails & Tales” summer reading program as we head into mid-summer and earn prizes for reading all the books you love. Preschool children earn weekly prizes; school-aged children, teens, and adults earn a raffle ticket for each book read. Two more drawings are scheduled, so register

at and start logging in books!

More prizes for library activities! Bring your children age 5+ to our library scavenger hunt on Tuesday, August 10. Return completed checklists, available at the circulation desk between 10 AM and 7 PM, and go home with a prize!

Enjoy an outdoor stroll along our new StoryWalk™ on the library lawn by the library entrance. Read along with your child from the pages of “Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey Tabor; you’ll be directed at each stop to the next page in the story. StoryWalk™ was supported by funds from the New York

State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program” and by Upper Hudson Library System. The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

The NGPL Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held Thursday, August 5 at 7 PM in the meeting room at the Village of Eastwyck at 1 Eastwyck Circle (off Best Road). The public is welcome to attend.

Hours of operation at the North Greenbush Public Library remain Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. Visits are limited to 30 minutes. Masks are required for entrance. Call the library at 518-283-0303 for more information.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/8-8/14

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

Have you signed up for Summer Reading? Sign up any time, all summer long! The more you read, the more chances you earn to win a raffle prize. Register in person at CPL or online at

Events and Take-Home Kits:

Take & Make: Canimals – Kit available for pick-up 8/9-8/14 – Use your imagination and supplies in our kit to transform recycled cans into animals!

Cool Science: Cold Air Balloon – Kit available for pick-up 8/9-8/21 – Blow up a balloon with cold air and learn about how endothermic chemical reactions work!

Yoga – Tue., 8/10, 6:00pm – 45-min. yoga session with instructor Rachel Toolan. Held outdoors. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

Virtual Storytime – Wed., 8/11 – Join us for a story and rhymes/songs that you can participate in at home! A new video is posted every Wednesday. All videos are available on-demand. Complete playlist:

Perler Bead Crafts – Wed., 8/11, 1:00-4:30pm – Make something awesome out of perler beads! This event will be held outdoors. Registration for a specific time slot is recommended; call 518-732-0879.

Kaleidoscopes – Fri., 8/13, 11:00am-2:30pm – Create your own homemade kaleidoscope! This event will be held outdoors. Registration for a specific time slot is recommended; call 518-732-0879

Summer Photo Challenge – Submit photos by 8/27 – What have you been up to during Summer Reading? Send photos of you making crafts, doing science experiments, reading books, and more! If you submit photos, you could win a gift card in a randomly drawn raffle. Your photos will also be part of a showcase video at the end of the summer! Open to all ages. Email photos by 8/27 to

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