At Your Library

At Your Library 10.08.20

The Book Seller is Open Saturday

TROY – The Book Seller, a project of The Friends of the Troy Public Library, is open each Saturday from 10-2 at the Lansingburgh Library, 27 114th St. There are new “gently used” books on the shelf each week: fiction and non fiction, books for children, young adults and adults, plus a safe environment to browse.

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

TROY – On Tuesday, October 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 1st & 15th at 6PM, Dr. 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. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, centering on the intersectional forces imbedded in systematic racism to better understand the racial disparities in economics, health care and mass incarceration in America today. The first book the group will read is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt. Please have this book read for the October 6th meeting. Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

Registration is required and is limited. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Sand Lake Town Library will be closed Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day. The SLTL Friends group will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm. Information on the Friends is available at sandlaketownlibrary.org.

The library will be participating in The Great Give Back with a canned goods/personal items drive to benefit Doors of Hope. Items can be dropped off at the library between October 13 and October 17.

The SLTL StoryWalk™ is now in place along the edge of the playground at Butler Park on Gettle Road. A StoryWalk™ is an outdoor reading experience where the pages of a children’s picture book are placed along a walking trail. Come down this weekend and check it out. StoryWalk™ was supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program and by Upper Hudson Library System. The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

The library is currently open by appointment for browsing and computer use Mon/Wed 11 – 3; Tues/Thurs 11 – 6; Sat 10 – 2. Computer use is limited to 30 minutes; maximum time in the building is 1 hour. Everyone must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when entering the building; if you are unable to wear a mask or feel anxious about coming inside, curbside service is available.

Check our online community calendar for events in our area. Local non-profit community groups can submit events for the calendar to info@nullsandlaketownlibrary.org

Understanding Shakespeare – All’s Well That Ends Well

TROY – Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, October 22nd – November 19th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s comedy “All’s Well That Ends Well.” In the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to current events. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop. Please have Act One read for the October 22nd discussion.

This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 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

TROY – On Wednesdays, through November 18th at 6PM (no meeting October 21), Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library. Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an 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 stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form. Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The first set of stories is 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.

Brunswick Community Library Events

BRUNSWICK – Cookbooks for a Cause

Saturday, Oct. 24th from 10-2. Over 200 cookbooks for sale to raise money for the Library! This fundraising event will be held outdoors with a rain date of Oct. 31st. Please wear a mask while browsing.

Our book drop is now open 24/7 again!

Located to the left of the entry way. All returns will still be held in isolation for 4 days before being checked in.

Curbside pickup is still available Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-2. Our phone number is (518)279.4023.

STEAM take home activities and storytime(s) in a bag are available each week.

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