At Your Library

At Your Library 08.12.21

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 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

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, through 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.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/15-8/21

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 & Take-Home Kits:

Cool Science at Home: Cold Air Balloon – Kit available for pick-up 8/9-8/21 – Fill a balloon with cold air & learn about endothermic chemical reactions!

Take & Make Craft: Rainbow Scratch Art – Kit available for pick-up 8/16-8/21 – Design your own beautiful rainbow scratch art using special paper.

CPL Board of Trustees Meeting – Mon., 8/16, 7:00pm – Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Painting Extravaganza – Tue., 8/17, 2:00-5:30pm –

It’s time to have fun with paint! Held outdoors. Registration for a specific time is recommended; call 518-732-0879.

Virtual Storytime – Wed., 8/18 – Enjoy a storytime you can participate in at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Complete playlist:

Afternoon Book Club – Wed., 8/18, 1:00pm – Meet outside to discuss Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski. Book available at library. For adults.

Friends of CPL Meeting – Wed., 8/18, 7:00pm – Join us to support & raise funds for CPL!

Teen Time: Emoji Pillows – Thu., 8/19, 4:00pm – Make a no-sew emoji pillow! For teens going into 6th-12th grades in the fall. Held outdoors. Registration recommended; call 518-732-0879.

Sand Art – Sat., 8/21, 11:00am-2:30pm – Create unique art with cardstock, colored sand, & glue! Held outdoors. Registration for a specific time recommended; call 518-732-0879.

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