Sand Lake Town Library News
Join us in the remaining days of summer for…
Adult Writing Class – Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00pm – one session left.
LEGO Tuesdays – Drop in anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm to build with our LEGOs; continuing into the fall.
Letterboxing – pick up instructions at the library circulation desk.
Coming in September:
Book Club – Wednesday, September 7, 7pm discussing “The Swerve” by Greenblatt.
ID Theft on Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30pm. Learn the signs and how to reduce the risks.
How to Reduce the High Costs of Prescriptions, Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-7:30pm.
Artist Reception and En Plein Air Painting Exhibition with East Bank Artists’ Alliance on Saturday, September 24,
11am – 1pm. Enjoy refreshments while meeting the artists and watching them work.
Museum passes to The Clark, the USS Slater, MASS MoCA, Albany Institute of History and Art, and Hancock Shaker Village are available for loan, as are wi-fi hotspots.
Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.
Events at Castleton Public Library, 8/28-9/3
CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.
Events & Take-Home Kit:
Cool Science: Salt Crystals – Kits available 8/22-9/3
Take & Make Craft: Collage Art – Kits available 8/22-9/3
Create a Chain Reaction – Mon., 8/29, 12:00-6:00pm – Set up a course of ramps, hammers, pendulums, and more, then watch the chain reaction.
Duct Tape Crafts – Tues., 8/30, 4:00-6:00pm – We have a rainbow of duct tape to match your imagination! Make wallets, bow ties, flowers, and more.
Pajama Storytime – Tues., 8/30, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.
Cool Science: Music – Wed., 8/31, 3:00-5:00pm – Let’s learn all about sound by creating our own homemade musical instruments!
Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 9/1, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Egg Carton Caterpillars – Fri., 9/2, 10:00am-6:00pm – Create your own creepy, crawly, colorful caterpillar using an egg carton and art supplies!
East Bank Artists Exhibit at Sand lake Library
The East Bank Arts Alliance, including artists from upstate NY and the Hudson Valley, will exhibit their work at the Sand Lake Library Sept 6 – Oct 28.
Representing diverse styles , paintings done in oil, watercolor , pastel and acrylic will be shown. Photography, mixed media and ceramics will also be included.
A reception will be held at the library on Saturday Sept. 24 from 11am – 2pm . Member artists will be doing live demos of still life , landscape and drawing . Light refreshments will be served. The Exhibit will be hung in the meeting room of the Sand Lake Library , free , open to the public and available during regular Library hours. Everyone is welcome.
Short Story Cafe (Virtual Discussion Group)
Join us for Troy Public Library’s Short Story Café, meeting Wednesdays, September 28th –November 2nd, 6:30- 8pm. Author David Sylvester is our host for this six-week informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character, and theme in their writing.
Each week we will read and discuss two (sometimes three) stories by well-known (and
some lesser-known!) masters of the form. No writing experience is necessary, but this is a writer-friendly discussion. All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions.
Mr. Sylvester is the author of two collections of short stories, I Would Tell You If I Could (2020) and Still Life (2022).
This is a virtual program and will be conducted via zoom.
Seed Saving Workshop
Growing your own food from seed is rewarding. Learning how to save seeds, remarkable and generous organisms, for planting another season takes gardening to a new realm. Learn which fruits and veggies are best for seed saving and how to reserve a portion of your crop to let it grow to the seed-setting stage.
In this virtual presentation on August 29 from 6:30-7:30 PM, Sue Sie, creator of Dirty Gaia, will demonstrate how to harvest the seeds, and take you through the basics of wet (tomatoes, cucumbers, melons) and dry (beans, peas, kale, lettuce) threshing. These essential building blocks will support you through all your gardening days.
This free program is presented by Dirty Gaia and sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association.
Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion
The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be meeting on Monday, September 12th, at 6:30pm. We will be discussing Christy Lefteri’s “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of August.
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 will be a hybrid meeting, participants may choose to attend either in-person, or through Zoom.
This discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at
518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.