At Your Library

At Your Library 08.08.19

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.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course At The Nassau Free Library

Sat. 8/17 8:30am-4pm. This full day certification course for ages 11-18 includes training from Red Cross experts with in-depth coverage of first aid topics and preparation for babysitting. $40/per person in cash must be presented to the library in order to register and secure a spot for the program. Participants will need to bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited. Thank you to The Friends who have provided funding for this program.  Call to register at (518)766-2715

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.

Silent Film Screening of “The General” Featuring a Live Original Score

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, August 20th at 6PM for a silent film accompanied by a live original score.

A live performance of an original score to the Buster Keaton classic adventure-comedy, ‘The General’.  Music composed by Ryan Devine(piano), with additional performers Justin Fuld(guitar) and Nicholas Palazeke(percussion).

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 byThe Arts Center of the Capital Region..

This program is free and open to the public.  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.

Lansingburgh Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingbrurgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:15 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 518-235-5310 or online at Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Becoming by Michelle Obama on Monday, September 9th 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 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

August 8: Five STARLAB miSci Planetarium Shows starting at 10 am.

August 13: “Over the Moon Animal Adventure” with Animal Embassy at 2 pm.

Brunswick Library Events

Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:30 Tots Dance Class

Thursday, August 15 @ 4:00 End of Summer Reading Party

Weekly Events:

Mondays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Mondays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Thursdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Thursdays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Book Clubs:

Wednesday, August 14 @ 10:30 am – “Eight Hundred Grapes”

Friday, August 16 @ 12 noon – Book & Movie Group *16th Anniversary Party* – “A Prayer for Owen Meany”

Thursday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm – “The Pioneers”

Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm – “The Last Romantics”


Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30am

Yoga-Sat. 8/3, 8/10, 8/31 10:30am

Minecraft, Lego Club & Art Corner Combo Night Mon. 8/12 6-7:30Pm

Nassau @ 200 Tues. 8/13 6:30Pm

HarryPotter Party Thurs. 8/15 6-8Pm Last Chance To Get Your Harry Potter Quilt Raffle Tickets Before The Drawing On 8/20! Tickets Are On Sale At The Library Today!

Film Showing: Woodstock Documentary Fri. 8/16 6Pm

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

History Of Rock & Roll Circa 1969 Mon. 8/19 6:30Pm

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

Star Wars Jedi Training Sat. 8/24 11-12:30

Visit Us On Facebook And The Web At Call (518)766-2715 To Register For All Programs. The Nassau Free Library Is Located At 18 Church St. Nassau, Ny 12123.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/11-8/17

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

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

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, August 12, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, August 12, 5:00pm  Location: Intersection of Main Street & Scott Avenue. Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 and under must be accompanied by adult).

Chalk the Walk – Tuesday, August 13, 12:00-8:00pm Help bring some color to our front walkway! We have plenty of chalk – bring your imagination.

Dinosaur Storytime with Special Guest Tracey Rex – Tuesday, August 13, 6:00pm. Join us for a special dinosaur-themed storytime with Schodack Town Board Member Tracey Rex!

Make a Summer Suncatcher – Wednesday, August 14, 12:00-6:00pm

Crime Lab Science  with MiSci – Wednesday, August 14, 6:00pm. Learn about how technology helps detectives discover the truth about criminal cases. Recommended for ages 7-14. Please register; call 518-732-0879.

Baseball Storytime with the Tri-City ValleyCats – Thursday, August 15, 10:30am

Edible Art – Thursday, August 15, 2:00-5:00pm. Create your own unique artistic sculptures and structures out of food and eat them when you’re all finished!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 16, 10:00-11:00am

Bridge Club – Friday, August 16, 10:30am

Recycled Art: Robots & Monsters – Friday, August 16, 12:00-6:00pm

Rainbow Scratch Art – Saturday, August 17, 10:00am-4:00pm

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 17, 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 8/14.

8/12: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm; Crafter Evening: Decorative Garden Rocks, 6pm

8/13: Open Recreation: Get on Your Feet!, 9:30am-12:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

8/14: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Open Recreation Space, 12:30-2:30pm; Crafts for kids with our Volunteens at the Farmers’ Market, 4pm at the library tent; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations* 5:30-7:30pm

8/15: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Hamil-Tea!*, 6pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays, 11:30am August 8 & 15. Learn early literacy skills through stories and rhymes followed by a simple craft.

Pre-School Free Play – Friday, August 9 and 23 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

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

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, August 21, 4 – 6pm. Come build with our LEGOs and KEVA planks.

SLTLibrary Board meeting – Rescheduled to Wednesday, August 28th.

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. 8/14- Planets

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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