At Your Library

At Your Library 10.24.19

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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 mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, 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 25 @ 2:00 pm – Homeschool Board Game Day

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

Book Clubs:

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

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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EG Library events week of 10/24

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

Join us on November 10th from 2-4pm for an Art Show & Reception: “I Am of Ireland: The Work of an Honorary Irishman and Other Irish Artists”. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Stack, Director of the Irish American Heritage Museum. This event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Irish American Heritage Museum and The Half Light Gallery in Ireland.

10/24: Fall Book Sale, 5-8:30pm

10/25: Fall Book Sale, 9am-7pm

10/26: Fall Book Sale, 10am-4:30pm

10/27: Fall Book Sale (bag sale only), 12-3pm

10/28: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Society for Creative Anachronism presents: A Spooky Bardic Demonstration, 6:30pm

10/29: Halloween Parade! 10am; Psychological First Aid: Disaster Mental Health*, 2pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Zumba at the Library!*, 6:30pm

10/30: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Halloween Parade!, 10am; Teen Anime Club, 3pm

10/31: Halloween Parade!, 10am; Spooky Food For Thought Cookbook Club*, 6pm

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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. 10/29 6:30-8pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/26-10:30am

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 6-7:30 pm

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 www.nassaufreelibrary.org

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Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Learn early literacy skills and strategies with your pre-schooler.

The Great Give Back – Saturday, October 19 – October 26 Help us give back to our community by donating personal hygiene items for Doors of Hope.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, October 25, 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Book Club – Wednesday, November 6, 7pm “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Sand Lake Town Library, located across from Miller Hill School, 2nd floor – 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 518-674-5050.

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. 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.

10/24/2019 – 10/31/2019

Daughters of the American Revolution Holds Lineage Workshop

Discover new ways to reconnect with your past, establish stronger connections to your ancestors, and build upon your rich heritage with your patriotic past. The Lineage Workshop will assist you with how to search for ancestors and their service during the American Revolution years. Interactive research methods to establish genealogy is featured. Please join us at the Voorheesville Public Library on Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 AM.

Sponsored by Old Hellebergh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). We are a volunteer women’s service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our Patriot ancestors. Nearly 250 years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. The NSDAR continues this legacy by actively promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. To learn more, visit https://www.dar.org.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Friends of the Rensselaer Library

The Friends would like to thank all the venders and community who made our first “Sip and Sample” fundraiser on September 14th such a success. We will be having our next fundraiser “Election Day Bake Sale” on November 5th, 2019 at Rensselaer City Hall and the Rensselaer Senior Center. If you would like to support the library with making baked goods, they can be dropped off at either place from 7am to 5pm. The sale will run from 7am to 7pm. for you to get your sweets. We will also be selling raffle tickets to the American Girl Doll with the winner selected at 7pm at Rensselaer City Hall.

The next meeting of the Friends will be held on Thursday November 21st at 6:30 pm at the Rensselaer Library.. All are welcome to attend our meeting.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Looking to Write? Writing Workshop with Amy Halloran

Liberty Hyde Bailey was a wildly popular thought leader at the turn of the last century, and this newly collected book of his garden writings offers an opportunity to look at the way he looked at nature. His observation style is beautiful and contagious. In this class, at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, we will read from his work, and use it as a prompt for our own writings. If you can, please bring a piece of nature to the library and a journal. Could be a rock, a leaf, an ear of dried corn, a stick, a cluster of pine needles — anything that catches your eye.

No writing experience necessary, just bring a desire to consider how our skills of observing can be developed.

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.

10/24/2019 – 11/14/2019

Looking to Write? 2nd Ed. Writing Workshop with Amy Halloran

Richard Selzer was a Trojan who is writing about being a doctor is still assigned in medical classes to this day. His memoir about growing up in our city is a beautiful book, and we will use segments from it to inspire our writing. For this class, please read the assignment, and walk around the city of Troy, or your own neighborhood. Take snapshots and notes. We will use the raw materials of your observations to create a small piece of writing, and explore the habit of connecting to places with words. The class will be held at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, November 20th, 5:30-7:30 pm.

No writing experience necessary, and this class may be taken without attending the first class. The content is related but the teaching will be independent of the other session.

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

10/24/2019 – 11/14/2019

Nassa Library Harvest Fest – Saturday, Nov. 16

The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to our second annual Harvest Fest and frozen pie sale Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, 12123. Come enjoy the music when you pick up your pre-ordered frozen pies, purchase baked goods, gently used Jewelry items, books (paperback & hardback), and enjoy children’s activities, and cider and apple cider donuts (for a small donation). Doors open 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The frozen pies this year are; Apple (10” & 8”), Apple Crisp (10”), Cherry (10”), Blueberry (10”), Strawberry Rhubarb (10” & 6”) and Very Berry (10”) and are priced at $17, $13, $9 or $7. These can only be pre-ordered and prepaid at the library, through Friends members or by printing and mailing an order form from the library web site: www.nassaufreelibrary.org. Checks should be made out to: Friends of the Nassau Free Library. Enjoy the wonderful smells of baking pies in your home for the holidays. Funds raised support the Nassau Free Library. Come celebrate the Harvest and support your library! Call 518-766-2715

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street , Troy, New York.

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