At Your Library

At Your Library 10.17.19

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Stranger Things Double Feature at Rensselaer Library

Wednesday Oct 30, 3-8 PM. Watch Ghostbusters (1982) and The Thing (1984) and discuss the Netflix hit, Stranger Things and the horror genre. Refreshments served. For adults, teens will be permitted to the first film. See for more information. Rensselaer Public Library is at 676 East St. in Rensselaer.



10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Cyber Safety Workshop

The Internet has drastically changed the way that we interact with the world and it’s important that everyone understand what the cyber risks are and also know what to do to combat these threats. Staff from the New York State Office of Information Technology Services will be providing a great overview of the cyber threats as well and tips and tricks to maintain a safe & secure online life! This workshop will be held at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, October 30th, at 6:00 pm.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Silent Film Featuring a Live Original Score performed by Bobby Kendall

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Friday, October 25th at 6PM for their Troy Night Out event, the screening of an original silent film accompanied by a live original score performed by Bobby Kendall.

Bobby Kendall will perform a live, original score to accompany his silent film, “Dreams”. “Dreams” is a fictional silent film meant to challenge the intent of aspirations and their effect on individuals and the world. The film follows three dreamers, each in different stages of their lives—one before accomplishing their dream, one in the process of trying to attain it, and one after achieving it. The film runs 35 minutes.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/11/2019 – 10/26/2019

Life Writing Master Class and Reading with Poet Craig Czury

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, October 26th. Internationally renowned poet and masterclass leader, Craig Czury, will be at the library, to present a Life Writing Masterclass and Poetry Reading on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Masterclass will be held from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by the Poetry Reading from 12:00-1:00 pm.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

You may attend one or both sessions. This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

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.

Fall into October at the Library!

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

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.

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

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/20-10/26

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, October 21 at 5:00pm. Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue. Weather permitting! All ages (10 & under must be accompanied by an adult).

Creepy Crawly Bookmarks! – Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-6:00pm. Reading anything scary? Stop by the library to decorate a spooky bookmark!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm. Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, October 24 at 10:30am. Children birth-age 5 can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills!

Teen Time: Design Your Own Bookends – Thursday, October 24, 4:00-6:00pm. Come design and decorate your own bookends! For teens in grades 6-12.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, October 25, 10:00-11:00am. Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Bridge Club – Friday, October 25, 10:30am. For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Halloween Parade & Party – Saturday, October 26, 2:30-3:30pm. The parade begins at the library at 2:30 led by a fire truck, and ends at the firehouse, where we’ll enjoy treats and crafts. Co-sponsored by CPL, Castleton Fire Department, and 52 Hilton on Main.

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Nassau Free Library October 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.

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

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/26-10:30am

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

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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.

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.

The Great Give Back – Saturday, October 19th help us give back to our community by donating personal hygiene items for Doors of Hope. The collection drive will last through Saturday, October 26.

DEC Grant Seminar – Monday, October 21, 6 – 7:30pm Learn about the guidelines and requirements for the Arts Center’s grant program and get any questions you have answered. The grant program runs on an annual cycle from April 1 to March 31. First time applicants must attend a seminar before applying.

Census 2020 Recruitment at the SLTLibrary – Tuesday, October 22, 1pm – 4pm learn about job opportunities with Census 2020. If you are a US Citizen, age 18 or older by April 2020, this could be the summer job for you. Computers will be available to start the job application process.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, October 23, 3:30 – 5:30pm.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, October 25 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers. We have duplo blocks, Potato Heads, and more.

10/11/2019 – 11/19/2019

Yoga Program –Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Wednesdays, October 16th – November 20th at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the library at 235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street , Troy, New York.

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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