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At Your Library 08.29.19

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.

September events at Rensselaer Public Library

For More Information:

Jane Chirgwin, Library Director ,  chirgwinj@nullrensselaerlibrary.org

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.

Fundraiser: Sipping and Sampling with the Friends of the Rensselaer Library. Saturday September 14 from 5-8 PM at Partition Wine and Liquor. Foods, wines and cider samplings from local restaurants. Silent auction and more. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and are selling out fast.

Silly Science! Saturday September 7, 1 PM.  Fun science activities with Miss Hannah. Ages 4-12.

Prevent Elder Abuse- Saturday September 14 at 11 AM. Learn how to see the signs of, and prevent, abuse of elders, with St. Peter’s Health Partners.

T.A.G. Teen Advisory Group Saturday September 21 at 1 PM. Your opinion matters! Help us plan teen events, books and more at the library.  Snacks and prizes! Sign up for your community service hours at the meeting. Ages 13-18.

Computer Class- Old to New Tuesday September 24 at 2 PM. Learn how to convert VHS and cassette tapes to a format your computer can read.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

Brunswick Library September Events

Bridge Club -Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1:00

Knitting Circle -Thursdays @ 1:00 pm

Homeschool Board Game Day Friday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm

STEAM – Thursdays @ 4:00

Drug Take Back Day! Bring your old medications to be disposed of responsibly. – Saturday, September 7 10am – 2 pm

The Brunswick Community Library is kicking off this year’s early literacy program with a BIG PLAY DAY!

Tuesday, September 17 @ 10:30 am

Earn prizes as you learn, play, and read!

For kids ages 0-5.

4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180

518-279-4023

BrunswickLibrary.org

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.

September at the North Chatham Free Library

Join us at the North Chatham Library for our September Events!

Dealing with addiction, or with a loved one who suffers from addiction, can be extremely difficult, especially if we don’t understand what’s actually happening. Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 3pm for a seminar on Understanding Addiction with Drew Assini, MA.

Science. Heresy. Rumor. Fact. What really happened when Copernicus put the sun at the center of the universe? Join us on September 15th at 3 pm at the North Chatham Free Library to demystify the studies of Nicolaus Copernicus with Dr. Harry Ringermacher, PhD. In Dr. Ringermacher’s lecture, we will learn about the man, his life’s work, and the danger involved in posing the idea of a heliocentric universe.

The 19th Annual Traveling Dinner will be upon us soon! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Don’t miss this marvelous fundraising event. Reservations are required. For more information about any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

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 8/29-9/5

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

*Registration required.

Library will be closed 9/1 and 9/2 for the Labor Day Holiday

September Market Hours: 4-6:30pm. For weather cancellations, check https://www.facebook.com/EastGreenbushLibraryYMCAFarmerMarket

8/29-8/31: 10,000 Books Summer Reading Challenge Celebration continues! Stop in the library, we’ll have crafts, LEGO’s, giveaways, and a selfie station. Borrow materials and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.

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

9/3: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

9/4: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30pm

9/5: Library Budget Vote & Election, 9am-9pm; Music to Vote By: FOG Band presents your favorites*, 7pm

9/6: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Homeschool Meetup*, 2pm

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/1-9/7

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

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

Cookie Decorating – Tuesday, September 3, 3:00-6:00pm

Celebrate the end of summer by decorating a sweet treat to enjoy!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm

Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Rainbow Scratch Art – Wednesday, September 4, 12:00-8:00pm

Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, September 5, 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! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, September 6, 10:00-11:00am

Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Friends of CPL Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Saturday, September 7, 8:00-10:00am

Location: Applebee’s Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Enjoy breakfast and help benefit the library! $8:00 cost; 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and a beverage.

Giant Games on Main Street! – Saturday, September 7, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033

We’ll be at the intersection of Scott and Main – come play giant versions of some of our favorite games!

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.

Sunday School Classes To Commence At Greenbush Reformed Church

The 2019-2020 Sunday school year at the Greenbush Reformed Church will begin on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Our Christian Education Building is located at 14 Hayes Road in East Greenbush, N.Y. Our classes are held from 9-10am, followed by our Church service at 10:10am. Classes are available for ages three years old through adult. We hope you can join us on our opening day to enjoy a light breakfast, meet our teachers, and learn more about our exciting curriculum planned for this year. Any questions please contact Meghan Krug, Christian Education Director, at Meghan.krug@nullgmail.com or the Church office at (518) 477-6030. We look forward to sharing God’s love and purpose with you and your family.

Beth Tephilah Synagogue

On September 8th at 5:30pm. at Beth Tefillah synagogue, the Chill and Schmooze Lodge will have workshops and Exhibits on the up coming  holidays. Seeing how a shofar ( a horn made from a ram) is made, blowing a shofar, knowing the notes of the shofar, and and understanding why the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah helps us to gain an Insight that will last the entire year. Also having an Hands-On Workshop with all the plants that are used on Sukkot

and their meaning and what the holiday is all about will enable you to become an active participant in the holidays not just an observer. Looking inside a Torah scroll, feeling it’s parchment, and understanding the importance of the Torah will help us understand why we dance with the Torah. The Lodge will also  be having our vegan buffet featuring incredible handmade burgers with all the other amazing entrees, There are many gluten free and oil free options! Suggested donation is $5 please call 518-894-3490 to RSVP

French Film

“The Jewish Cardinal”-Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York.  This movie 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 at a young age, and later 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, earning him both friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities – and may be forced at last to choose his side.  (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071.

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

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – will start again on September 19.

SLTLibrary CLOSED – Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Aug 31 – Monday, Sept. 2.

SLTLibrary at the Schaghticoke Fair: If you happen to be going to the Schaghticoke (Rensselear County) Fair, there will be a library story hour, Thursday – Monday at 11am in the Family Living Center. SLTLibrary will be there Friday with North Greenbush and again on Saturday.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

Book Club – Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm. We will be discussing Tony Horowitz’s 2008 nonfiction book “A Voyage Long and Strange.”

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.

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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