At Your Library

At Your Library 08.22.19

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.

Bipolar Disorder: What it is, what it isn’t, and current management strategies

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder often misunderstood to be simply frequent mood changes. Join us for this informational session at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, August 28th, at 6:00 pm, and discover:

* The difference between affective reactivity and moods

* What causes bipolar disorder

* Other disorders that mimic bipolar disorder

* What we know about the best forms of treatment.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

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.

Guided Meditation Classes – Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, September 3rd  – October 29th from 5PM – 6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome.  Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

This program is free and open to the public. To register call 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

PTSD & Trauma Disorders

Understanding the trauma spectrum, trauma in popular culture, and how to support loved ones who may be struggling

PTSD is a frequent topic in the news and media. But what is “trauma?” How does it affect our brains, relationships, and behavior? Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:00 pm, come to the Troy Public Library and learn about the myths and realities of trauma disorders, including the history of PTSD, treatment, and how you can help yourself or loved ones move past major events. A Q&A session follows.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

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.

Annual Library Election and Budget Vote on September 5

East Greenbush — East Greenbush Community Library Annual District election will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the library. The Board has adopted a proposed budget to maintain library services with additional funds from the Friends and the library fund balance to minimize the impact on the East Greenbush taxpayer. The total proposed budget is $2,136,548, which is 1.5% increase and under the NYS Property Tax Cap. The total taxable value has increased approximately 2.9%. This will result in taxes staying relatively flat. The proposed levy from East Greenbush this year is $1,721,454. The estimated cost will be $0.91 per assessed $1,000 of property, which is the same as 2019. Cost to the taxpayer with a house assessed at $200,000 would be approximately $182. The fund balance has moneys saved from 2018 and past years. The 2020 budget seeks to maintain our library’s standards while we await relief from our Bond payment. Non-tax subsidies include a fund balance transfer ($23,481) and a gift from the Friends for materials ($15,000). In 2021, the library Bond will be paid-off (approx. $285,000 yearly).

Copies of the budget are available on East Greenbush Community Library’s website, www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org and www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org/about/board.

A second proposal on the ballot is the election of one position on the Library’s Board of Trustees for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2020. Petitions for candidacy were accepted until 8/6/2019. The candidates are Camille G. Engel and Marianne Harris. Full biographies are available at https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org/about/board/

The election is held at the Library, located at 10 Community Way. The phone number is 18-477-7476. Any voter registered to vote in East Greenbush general elections may vote in the library election.

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.

Depression: Different forms of depression, symptoms beyond feeling sad, new treatments

Did you know that there are multiple types of depression, and that each form tends to respond better to different treatment? How about new treatments outside of medication or psychotherapy? Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm come to the Troy Public Library to deepen your understanding of depression, beyond simply feeling sad. A Q&A session follows.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

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.

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.

Herbs, Oils, and Supplements

Advertisements for seemingly “natural cures” are everywhere. From essential oils to St. Johns Wort to “ionized water,” it seems like something new is being touted as a cheap cure for every problem one can face. But what does the science say? Are popular supplements safe or effective? How can you evaluate evidence? Join us at the Troy Public Library, Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 pm, for this presentation which discusses popular supplements, the science surrounding them, and resources to help you choose wisely. A Q&A session follows.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

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.

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.

Legomania! – Monday, August 26, 12:00-8:00pm

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, August 26, 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street & Scott Avenue

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

Knock Hockey – Tuesday, August 27, 12:00-5:00pm

Bring a friend to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm

Marble Run Fun – Wednesday, August 28, 12:00-8:00pm

Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grownups – Wednesday, August 28, 5:00-8:00pm

Apple Storytime – Thursday, August 29, 10:30am

Sculpture Walk – Thursday, August 29, 12:00pm

We’ll walk around the neighborhood and bring items we find back to the library. Then we’ll use these found objects to make our own unique sculptures! Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, August 30, 10:00-11:00am

With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this drop-in playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

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

Recycled Art: Flower Wreaths – Friday, August 30, 12:00-6:00pm

Movies in the Park – Saturday, August 31, 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

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 Knitting Circle

Book Clubs:

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

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

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday at 10:30am- Join us for stories, songs, and crafts geared toward our youngest friends.

Star Wars Jedi Training: Sat. 8/24 11-12:30pm May the force be with you as you complete our Jedi Training at the library! Ages 3+

Visit Us On Facebook and the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org

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.

*Registration required.

September Farmers’ Market Hours: 4-6:30pm

Library Vote & Election: September 5th, 9am – 9pm

8/26 through 8/31: WE DID IT! We Read 10,000 Books this summer! Stop in the library anytime this week to celebrate. There will be raffle prizes, special giveaways, crafts, legos and a selfie station!

8/23: Adult Open Recreation: Movie Day!, 9:30am-2:30pm

8/27: Adult Open Recreation: Get On Your Feet!, 9:30am-2:30pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

8/28: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Farmers’ Market, 4-7:30pm

8/30: Adult Open Recreation: Movie Day!, 9:30am-2:30pm

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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