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At Your Library 09.19.19

2020 East Greenbush Annual Library Vote Results

East Greenbush Community Library Annual District Budget Vote & Election was held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the library. The proposed budget of $2,136,548 passed 3 to 1. Of the 252 budget votes received, 188 voted “yes” to approve the proposed budget and 64 voted “no”. A second proposal on the ballot was the election of one position on the Library’s Board of Trustees for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2020. Marianne Harris was elected to the Trustee position receiving 152 of the 286 votes; Camille G. Engel ran a strong campaign receiving 134 of the votes.

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.

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.

Poestenkill Library Jigsaw Sale

Stock up on jigsaw puzzles for the winter months at an unusual sale of dozens of good condition used puzzles. Proceeds will benefit the Poestenkill Library. Friends of the Library will sell puzzles as part of their Fall Market Day, Saturday September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Library. Rain date is Sunday 9/22. Most puzzles are 1000-piece ($2), many others are 500-piece ($1), and a few are children’s puzzles (50 cents). Come to find great puzzles by White Mountain Puzzles, Wysocki, Springbok, Will Moses, Hometown, among others. Donations of puzzles may be made at the Library, 9 Plank Road, during regular hours, or contact Marcia at 518-283-5353 for pick up of multiple puzzles.

Book, Bake and Basket Sales at Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day

Plan to join your neighbors and other nice people from neighboring towns at the Friends of the Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day on the Library lawn, Saturday September 21. The library is next to Town Hall at 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill. The rain date is Sunday September 22. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale items include baked goods, many hundreds of used books, chances on spectacular gift baskets, and a huge inventory of good quality used jigsaw puzzles. While visiting you can browse the Poestenkill Farmers Market on the Town Hall lawn and find something for lunch. Please help the Library with donations of baked goods and puzzles. Contact Marcia Hopple, 518-283-5353, for more information or to donate or volunteer.

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.

Children’s Festival and Book Sale

The Children’s Festival at the East Greenbush Community Library will feature bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals and more awesome activities for children of all ages! This free yearly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10am – 3pm.

Also at the library on Saturday, the Children’s Book Sale takes place from 9am – 4pm. The children’s book sale is only held once a year, so plan ahead for birthdays and holidays and take this opportunity to stock up! There will be a great selection of gently used children’s books available for purchase at prices ranging from $.25 to $1, CDs and DVDs are $1 and $2. Only cash and checks are accepted.

The Book Sale continues on Sunday September 22 with a bag sale from 1pm – 3pm. For only $4 fill your own reusable shopping tote or a Hannaford plastic bag. The Children’s Festival and Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. The Friends is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the library. Proceeds from the book sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.

For more information contact the Friends at foegcl@nullgmail.com or the library at 477-7476.

The Children’s Festival and Book Sale take place at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

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.

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.

New “Sand Lake Town Library Friends” Group Forming

“Sand Lake Town Library Friends” recently held their second organizational meeting. We are looking for a few additional people who would like to be part of this exciting group! At this stage, we are working to create a vibrant committee of people who share their talents to get the “SLTL Friends” group off the ground. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 7th 6:30-7:45p.m. at the library. If you’re interested, contact jill@nullbonesteel.com

Painting & Poetry

If you love the imagery in literature – and think it would be fun to recreate some of it – this class is for you! Local artist Muse en Lystrala will be teaching a literature-rooted art class in which the imagery of a piece of literature will be discussed, and then brought to life using Renaissance and Impressionist methods with acrylic paint as a medium.

The class will be held on Monday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Main Library, and repeated on Tuesday, October 15, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Muse en Lystrala is a musician, artist, game developer, and literature enthusiast. She previously instructed a community art class called Dark Arts Paint, and among many other tasks creates music and art assets at her company, Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.

This project 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 by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. 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. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street

Troy, NY 12182.

Uncovering and Recovering Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group

On Tuesday, September 24th at 6PM, Professor Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

This reading and discussion group will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. The September title that the group will read is Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi.

Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or 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.

Short Story Reading and Discussion Group

On Mondays, October 7th – November 11th at 6:30PM, Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester discusses the short story form, looking at how writers handle plot, character and theme in their writing. Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known masters of the form: Lori Moore, John Cheever, Sherman Alexi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Richard Wright, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood and more.

Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. The first set of stories are available at the information desk of the main library.

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 9/12-9/19

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

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

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

9/19: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Look: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

9/21: 13th Annual Children’s Festival, 10am to 3pm; Children’s Book Sale, 9am to 4pm

9/22: Children’s Book Sale (Bag Sale only), 1-3pm

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday @ 10:30am- Join us for stories, songs & crafts geared towards our youngest friends.

Yoga: Sat. 9/21, 9/28 10:30am

Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 9/19 & 9/26 6pm

Local Author Talk: Mark Berger- Fri. 9/20 6:30-8pm Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey From Brooklyn to Woodstock.

Cookbook Club & Potluck: Mon. 9/23 at 6:30pm Theme: Cultural Celebration! Food unites us all. Bring a dish from your family heritage to share! Bring your recipe, food for 6, and your own plate and utensils.

Book Group: Tues. 9/24 7pm

LEGO Club: Wed. 9/25 6pm

Census 2020 Information Session: Mon. 9/30, 3pm- The 2020 Census is fast approaching! Responding is easy, safe—and important. Help your community count & attend this free 2020 Census presentation.

Teen Cafe: Mon. 9/30 6-8pm-Teens can hang out in our new teen area! We’ll have games, crafts, tea, hot cocoa and snacks. Pop in the check out the new teen space!

Visit us on Facebook and the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org (518)766-2715

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Learn early literacy skills and strategies with your pre-schooler while enjoying stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, September 19 at 6:45pm.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

2020 CENSUS Info – Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm. The 2020 Census is fast approaching! Responding is easy, safe—and important. Learn why—and how—to help your community count: attend this free 2020 Census presentation.

Builders Club – Wednesday, September 25 stop by after school between 3:30 – 5:30 to build with our LEGSs and KEVA planks. Bring your friends.

Pre-School Play Time – Friday, September 27 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Artist Reception – Tuesday, October 1, 11:30 – 1pm. Meet the artists from Brunswick Center and learn about the art in their latest showcase, “Pieces of my Heart.” Light refreshments provided.

Book Club – Wednesday, October 2, 7pm – Discussing “Autumn” by Ali Smith.

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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