At Your Library

At Your Library 10.03.19

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

Results of 2020 North Greenbush Public Library Annual Budget Vote

The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Public Library thanks the voters of the North Greenbush Library District for their overwhelming support for the 2020 budget. The proposed budget received a yes vote on 95% of the ballots cast in the annual election held on September 12, 2019. Visit our website at or our Facebook page at The Library is located in the North Greenbush Municipal Building, Main Avenue, Wynantskill. Hours are from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Monday through Friday and from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. Our phone number is 518-283-0303.

Local Benefits of the 2020 Census

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Doreen Dan of our local Department of Commerce will be giving a brief presentation at the library outlining the benefits of obtaining a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census, and opportunities for local residents. This information session will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00pm at the Troy Public Library. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

Caves and Caverns of New York State

Join us Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00 pm at the Troy Public Library when Bill Cotrofeld will speak about the caves of New York State, how they were formed, early explorers and caving equipment and safety, along with a video presentation.

Bill and two high school friends in Albany, NY became interested in cave exploring (commonly known as “spelunking”), after finding a book in the Albany Public Library titled “Underground Empire” by Clay Perry of Pittsfield, Mass. Using the cave information in the book they then turned to the New York State Museum Geology Bulletins for the areas mentioned to try and locate the caves themselves. They found two early NYSM publications that had entire chapters written on the caves in several areas of New York State. Together with USGS topographic maps and the NYS Museum information they were able to locate virtually all of the now famous caves in New York State. Next was a trip to the Army- Navy Store to purchase helmets, carbide lamps, boots, etc. For the next four years Bill and his buddies spent just about every free weekend exploring the caves in the Helderberg Mountains and Schoharie Valley.

In 1956 Bill joined the National Speleological Society (NSS), an International organization composed of people interested in the study of caves (speleology) and exploring caves. Bill received his Life Membership in the NSS at his 50-Year milestone , and is now approaching his 65-Year Membership.

This program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

Pajama & Book Drive: Oct.1 and Nov. 1. Bring a set of PJs and a book for kids size 6months-16.

Library Writing Center- Tuesdays 2-5pm Call the library to reserve a one half-hour time slot.

Library Computer Skills Lab- Thursdays 2-5pm Call the library to reserve a one half-hour session to learn basic computer skills for success.

Friends Meeting: Mon. 10/7 6:30 pm

Phalaenopsis Orchid Face-Lift: Sat. 10/5 10:30am-12:30pm

She hears it all the time…”Someone gave me a Phalaenopsis orchid. The flower died, it’s falling over, and I don’t know what to do with it.” Bring your orchid to the workshop and learn how to re-pot it.

Ukulele Lessons: Tues. 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 6:30-8pm

Minecraft Club: Wed. 10/9 6-7pm

Open Mic Night: Fri. 10/11 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/5, 10/12, 10/26-10:30am

Lego Club- Wed. 10/16 6pm

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 6pm

Pajama Storytime Sat. 10/19 10:30am

Animal Tracks and Signs: The Oldest Writing on Earth- Mon. 10/21 6:30pm- This program will open your eyes to the stories animals leave as they live their lives all around us. It will change what you see during your next walk or hike.

Purl Jam Knitting Group- Wed. 10/23 6-8pm

Financing your Education Workshop Thurs. 10/24 6-7:30pm- Scott Ahrens from the New York State Dept. of Financial Services will be speaking about how to finance your child’s college education.

Cookbook Club & Potluck Mon. 10/28 6:30pm Theme: Harvest.

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversations- Bird and Butterfly Migration: Tues. 10/29 3pm

Book Group I: Tues. 10/29 7pm

Teen Cafe: Wed. 10/30 6-8pm

Trick or Treat @ the Library: Stop into the library on Halloween night while you’re trick or treating in the village.

The Nassau Free Library is located on 18 Church St. in Nassau. Please register for programs. (518)766-2715 Visit us on Facebook & the web at

Fall into October at the Library!

Join us at the library for bushels of fun during the month of October.

Medicare 101: Each year there is something new about Medicare. Here is your local chance to get informed and have your questions answered by Kim Martens, an experienced Medicare advisor from the Columbia County Office for the Aging. 10-12, Oct. 3.

Meditation for the Whole Family: On Oct. 13 at 3pm Drew Assini, MA, LCADC, will lead us in meditation that everyone in the family can do, each in their own way. No prior experience necessary.

The Myth and Allure of Bees: “Bee” informed. Learn with Fariel English about mankind’s relationship with bees and honey from the age of the dinosaurs to not-quite the present on Oct.24 from 10-12.

“Creativity and Resilience:” On Oct. 27 at 3pm Artist Linda Baker-Cimini will present her engaging and often absurd art. This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

How to Save Money: Gift Thrifty Holidays: Find the holidays overwhelming and a big drain on your budget? Take this workshop on Oct. 30 with Theresa Mayhew to learn strategies to get more holiday joy, lower your stress and reduce your holiday spending. Runs from 10-11:30.

For more information about any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

East Greenbush Community Library 10/3-3/10

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

Costume Swap donations being accepted now through October 11th. Costume Swap is on 10/12, noon to 2pm. Visit or call the Children’s Room for details.

Mascot Design Contest (grades K-12). Help us create an official mascot for the Children’s Room. Submission forms due by 10/19. Visit or call the Children’s Room for guidelines and submission form.

10/3: Cord-Cutting 101*, 6:30pm (Registration for this event is full. We will hold Cord Cutting again this winter quarter).

10/4: Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Half Day Movie (Grades 6-12)*, 11:30am

10/5: Saturday Storytime, 10:30am

10/6: Greenbush Historical Society presents: Swing Music in the Capital District: 1935-1945*, 2pm

10/7: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Rainbow Reads (grades 6-12), 3pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

10/8: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm; Greenbush Garden Club: Small Trees and Shrubs in Small Places*, meeting begins at 6:30pm, presentation begins at 7:15pm

10/9: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations*, 5:30-7:30pm; Society for Creative Anachronism Bardic Practice, 6pm

10/10: Diabetes 101*, 6pm

Brunswick Library Events

Brunswick Community Library | 518-279-4023

4118 State Highway 2 | Troy, NY 12180

Special Events:

Friday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm – Altered Notebook Class (Please call 518-279-4023 to sign up.)

Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am to 5:30 pm – AARP Driver Safety Course ($20 for AARP members, $25 for non members)

Tuesday, October 22 @ 10:30 am – Tots Music Class

Friday, October 25 @ 2:00 pm – Homeschool Board Game Day

Thursday, October 31 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Trunk or Treat

Book Clubs:

Wednesday, October 9 @ 10:30 am – Carnegie’s Maid

Fridays, October 18 & 25 @ noon – Carrie (Book & Movie discussions)

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:00 pm – The Island of Sea Women

Friday, October 25 @ 6:00 pm – The Library Book

Weekly Events:

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm – Bridge Club

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm – Adult Yoga

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 am – Tots Time

Thursdays @ 1:00 pm – Knitting Circle

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – STEAM Class

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/6 – 10/12

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

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

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, October 7, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, October 7, 5:00pm -Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue – Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 & under must be accompanied by adult).

After Dinner Book Club – The Bear and the Nightingale – Monday, October 7, 7:00pm – Join us for a book discussion the first Monday of each month. Books available at front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, October 8, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to our evening storytime! For ages birth-8.

Marble Run Fun – Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-6:00pm – Design & build a unique maze, then drop a marble in and watch it work!

Lighthouses of the Hudson River – Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm – David Chinery shares the history and characteristics of lighthouses of the Hudson River, with period and contemporary photographs. Includes the river’s “lost” lighthouses as well as those delighting visitors today.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, October 10, 10:30am – Children ages birth to 5 years are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, October 11, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, October 11, 10:30am – For beginners and those needing a refresher.

Paint a Mini Pumpkin – Friday, October 11, 4:00-8:00pm – Come paint your own mini pumpkin for Halloween! A 2nd Friday event.

Legomania! – Saturday, October 12, 10:00am–4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out all day for this epic build-a-thon!

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. Learn about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program while you are here.

Pre-school Playtime – Fridays at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers. We have duplo blocks, Potato Heads, and more.

Astronomy Day – Saturday, October 5 is the fall date for Astronomy Day. Drop in between 11am and 3pm to learn the difference between a terrestrial and an astronomical telescope, view a mini planetarium, and make star-related crafts.

SLTL Friends – Want to help your library? Come to the next planning meeting of the Sand Lake Town Library Friends and help us launch this new group! Monday, October 7, 6:30 – 7:45pm.

Stretch & Strengthen – New Day: Wednesdays at 11:15am. Gently stretch and strengthen your muscles. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear comfortable clothes.

Savvy Medicare Planning – Wednesday, October 9, 6 – 7pm. Learn the basics of medicare as part of your retirement planning. It’s never too early to start preparing.

Closing – The library will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14.

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, October 17 at 6:45pm.

Rain or Shine Storytime – Formerly a popular program at the State Museum, its creator has offered to bring it to Sand Lake. Come join the fun Saturday, October 19, 11 – 12:30pm.

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:

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

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