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At Your Library 10.31.19

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Brunswick Library Events

Brunswick Community Library | 518-279-4023

4118 State Highway 2 | Troy, NY 12180

Special Events:

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

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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Sand Lake Town Library Events

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

Stretching – Wednesdays at 11:30am. Gentle stretching and strengthening.

Book Club – Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7pm “Little Fires Everywhere,” Celeste Ng.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, Nov. 8, 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Closed Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Friends of Sand Lake Town Library – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30pm.

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

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Nassau Free Library November 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. 11/4 6:30 pm

Minecraft Club: Wed. 11/6 6-7pm

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 11/7, 11/21 6pm

Open Mic Night: Fri. 11/8 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 11/2, 11/9, 11/23. 11/30 10:30am

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversations- What Makes a Great Life? Tues. 11/12 3pm

Lego Club- Wed. 11/13 6pm

Friends Harvest Fest: Book and Bake Sale: Sat. 11/16 10am-2pm

Purl Jam Knitting Group- Mon. 11/18 6-8pm

Book Group I: Tues. 11/26 7pm

Life-Size Board Games: Fri. 11/22 6-8pm

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

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.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Author Catherine Bruns at Rensselaer Library

Mystery author Catherine Bruns will talk about writing and publishing on Saturday November 9th, 1PM. Copies of her latest book, “Penne Dreadful” will be available for sale. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St. Rensselaer. For more info go to www.rensselaerlibrary.org.

 

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

North Chatham Free Library: Why Does the Constitution Matter?

The North Chatham Free Library has a colorful assortment of fall activities and entertainment for the month of November. On Sunday, November 10, at 3 pm, join us for “Why Does the Constitution Matter?” to discuss the role of the Constitution in everyday life with peers and a specialist in Constitutional Law. Professor Stephen Gottlieb will lead a lively debate about the day-to-day impact of this historic document. What does it mean to say the Constitution matters in this age when there are such deep differences about how to read it? And what does it mean when we say it needs to be understood under current circumstances and in context? Does it matter if people are sincere? In a way these questions really get to the heart of what role a Constitution plays in public life.

This program will give you the opportunity to dive deep into these questions, and others, with Dr. Gottlieb. As a graduate of Yale Law School, working lawyer, constitutional law professor, and author of multiple books about the Supreme Court and Constitutional law, Professor Gottlieb is well versed in how the Constitution affects our everyday lives. Needless to say it will be a fascinating and informative session closely related to political issues facing us right now. This event is made possible with funds from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation. For more information, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

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

10/10/2019 – 11/14/2019

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.

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org.

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.

10/31/2019 – 11/28/2019

London & UK Highlights Tour to Benefit Sand Lake Town Library

Are you a Downton Abbey or Beatles fan? Curious about Stonehenge? Then check out our next fundraising trip: London & UK Highlights Tour! Coordinated by Celtic Tours, this nine-day trip starts with a flight from JFK to Heathrow on Monday, April 13, includes RT airfare, 7 nights accommodations, tours of London, Lincoln Cathedral, York, Harwood House & Liverpool, 6 days of breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners. All for only $2599 (per person sharing; 20 person min). Optional side tours are available to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle), Stonehenge, and a Beatles Sites tour including the external views of childhood homes, entry to Strawberry Fields – The Beatles Story, and more. Call Sand Lake Town Library at 518-674-5050 for a flyer with complete details. A portion of the cost will go to benefit the Sand Lake Town Library. Don’t miss out!

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