At Your Library

At Your Library 08.15.19

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SignUpTL

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 www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Adult Summer Reading Finale Party and Prize Drawing

You’ve been reading all summer, your tickets have been entered, now come join us at the Troy Public Library, on Wednesday, August 21, at 6:00 and celebrate the close of our summer reading program! We will be holding drawings for our six prize baskets at the end of the night.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  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 www.thetroylibrary.org 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 www.thetroylibrary.org Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Pinpointing Where Your Ancestors Lived in Ireland at the Troy Public Library

The Troy Irish Genealogy Society and Old Friends Genealogy will be at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, September 15th at 1:30PM, to present their “Pinpointing Where Your Ancestors Lived in Ireland” program.

This program focuses on how one can use what is called a “shotgun approach” to finding records for your Irish ancestors who emigrated to the U.S. or elsewhere. The stage is set by talking about some critical U.S. records, (e.g. death certificates, cemetery plot cards, family bibles). Then the focus will be on the following types of Irish records:

• Personal Records: Both Roman Catholic and Protestant baptism and marriage records, 1901 and 1911 Censuses. Examples from several websites including: Roots Ireland, Irish Genealogy, Find My Past and the Ireland National Archives.

• Land Valuation Records: Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith’s Valuation (include historic maps and modern overlay maps)

• Ireland Cemetery Records: Historic Graves and other websites

• Historic Newspapers, Historical Societies and Libraries.

In addition to talking about all of the resources available in Ireland to “chase” one’s Irish ancestors, included will be lots of photos from trips to Ireland, talk about driving in Ireland and staying at B&Bs, and of course, some of that famous Irish humor along the way.

This program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 518-274-7071 or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org to reserve your spot. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, September 21st at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York begins their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “The Jewish Cardinal.” (NR 96 min.)

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism and joining the priesthood. Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II – and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. When nuns plan to build a convent within the walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger may be forced at last to choose his side.

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org

*Registration required.

Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays 4-7:30pm Rain or Shine. Market hours change in September 4-6:30pm.

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

8/16: Bubble Trouble & Kid’s Summer Reading Finale at the Greenbush YMCA*, 7pm

8/19: Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Adult Summer Reading Challenge Finale!* 5:30pm; Sending Humans to Mars*, 6:30pm

8/20: Adult Open Recreation: Get On Your Feet! 9:30am-12:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4pm

8/21: Adult Open Recreation: Crafts, 9:30am-12:30pm; Farmers’ Market, 4-7:30pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/18-8/24

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

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

Bubble Fun – Monday, August 19, 12:00-4:00pm

Make bubble wands with pipe cleaners and straws and see what kinds of bubbles you can create!

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, August 19, 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street & Scott Avenue

Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 and under must be accompanied by adult).

Afternoon Book Club – Tuesday, August 20, 1:00pm

Cool Science: Elephant Toothpaste – Tuesday, August 20, 4:00-6:00pm

Firefighter Storytime -Tuesday, August 20, 6:00pm

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-7:30pm (appointment required; call 518-435-1770)

Colorful Ceramic Coasters (for adults) – Wednesday, August 21, 5:00-8:00pm

Mammals Storytime – Thursday, August 22, 10:30am

Summer Reading Finale Party – Thursday, August 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Come play a life-size Candy Land game in the library!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 23, 10:00-11:00am

Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, August 23, 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, August 24, 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

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 24, 8:15pm (call 518-732-0879 for movie title).

Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Join us for a family movie under the stars! Call 518-732-0879 for movie title.

Brunswick Library Events

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”

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime- Every Wednesday 10:30am

Yoga-Sat. 8/31 10:30am

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 nassaufreelibrary.org Call (518)766-2715 To Register For All Programs. The Nassau Free Library Is Located At 18 Church St. Nassau, Ny 12123.

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org.

Go to events.eastgreenbushlibrary.org for a complete listing of all storytimes, programs for children, and youth summer reading events.

*Registration required.

Cookbook Club: Hamil-Tea!*, 6pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursday, August 15, 11:30am – last one for the summer! Learn early literacy skills through stories and rhymes followed by a simple craft. We will start again on September 19.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, August 21, 4 – 6pm. Come build with our LEGOs and KEVA planks. And make a marshmallow constellation. Ages 4 and up.

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

SLT Library Board Meeting – Rescheduled to Wednesday, August 28th.

ART DISPLAY – Make sure to stop in before August 28 to see the lovely acrylic & iPad paintings created by local artist Lynne Ware.

SLTLibrary CLOSED: Labor Day Weekend.

Book Club – Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm – “A Voyage Long and Strange” by Tony Horowitz.

UHLS Expeditioners – Whether you visited 3 libraries or all 36, you are invited to an Expedition Party! Tuesday, September 10, 4 – 7pm at The Crossing Park, Colonie. Enjoy food, music and library love. Register at www.uhls.org/registration.

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.

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, seehttp://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

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: northgreenbushlibrary.org.

North Greenbush Public Library, 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198

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