At Your Library

At Your Library 11.07.19

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Author Catherine Bruns

Rensselaer Public Library, November 9, 1 PM. Mystery Author Catherine Bruns will talk about writing and publishing. Copies of her latest book, Penne Dreadful, will be available for sale and signing. See rensselaerlibrary.org for more information.

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. 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 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Ft. Crailo DAR to honor Good Citizen Youth

On Saturday November 9th at the Rensselaer Library the Ft. Crailo Chapter of DAR will honor a senior from Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill and Rensselaer for their Good Citizen essays. The program will start at 10:20 am to 11:10 am with a social time before the regular meeting of the chapter at 11:30am. Parents, teachers and friends of the 4 recipients are invited to attend as well as other DAR chapters and members.

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming 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.

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

Adopting a Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Mon. 11/18 6:30pm- By adopting a zero-waste or voluntary simplicity lifestyle, you not only help the environment by taking waste prevention to the max, but it can also make you feel good. Simple living enables you to focus on experiences rather than things. Additionally, choosing to not purchase an item (by buying used, for example, or going without) saves all of the energy that goes into producing that item in the first place. This workshop will look at strategies and tips individuals and families can adopt to reduce their waste output by cultivating more fulfilling and mindful lifestyles when it comes to protecting the planet.

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- We will be playing life-sized version of Chutes and Ladders! Kids 3-10 are welcome from 6-7pm and Teens Tweens from 7-8 pm.

Kid’s Holiday Shop- Sat. 12/7 10 am- 1pm- Kids can shop for lost cost gifts for family and friends for the holidays.

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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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/10-11/16

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/10-11/16

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.

Mend-A-Bear – Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.

Learn to Make Origami – Tuesday, November 12, 3:00-6:00pm – Learn how to make an origami cat, a paper fortune teller, and more! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00pm

Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, November 14 at 10:30am – Children birth-age 5 can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills!

Teen Time: Bad Art Night – Thursday, November 14, 4:00-6:00pm – Create the most bizarre piece of art that you can using a variety of materials. The creator whose art is deemed the “worst” will win a prize! Plus, we’ll have snacks! For teens in 6th through 12th grade.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, November 15, 10:00-11:00am – Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, November 15, 12:00-6:00pm

Have the day off from school? Stop by and make something awesome out of perler beads!

Family Movie Night – Friday, November 15, 6:00pm. Call 518-732-0879 to find out what’s playing.

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Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills & strategies for pre-schoolers.

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

Closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

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

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

Rain or Shine – it’s Storytime! Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:30am join Ann Winnicki for her popular Rain or Shine Storytime at the SLTLibrary. You may know Ann from the NYS Museum where she ran her reading program along with the carousel on the 4th floor. Geared to preschoolers up to age 5.

Card Making with Heather – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30pm

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

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

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

“I Love My Library” Troy Public Library Fundraiser at Market Block Books

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 17th from 11AM-3PM. Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.

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.

11/07/19-11/14/19

French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, November 16th at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “The Butterfly.” (NR 79 min.)

When eight-year-old Elsa and her oft-absent mother move into the apartment next to Julien, an ornery butterfly collector, the persistent and curious Elsa adopts the reluctant old man as her surrogate grandpa. But when Julien leaves town for a week-long hiking expedition in the Alps to find a rare butterfly, he instead discovers an uninvited companion — Elsa!

This program is free and open to the public. 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 – 11/21/2019

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

Brunswick Library Events

Brunswick Community Library

4118 State Highway 2 | Troy, NY 12180

518-279-4023 | brunswicklibrary.org

Special Events!

Art Journal Class – Fridays, Nov. 1 & 8 at 6:00 pm

Humane Society Visit – Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:00 am

Art & Author Night – Friday, Nov. 15 from 7-9 pm | $5 Tickets

Board Game Club – Friday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 pm

Book Clubs:

“Arthur and George” – Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 am

“Witness for the Prosecution” – Friday, Nov. 22 at Noon

“An American Marriage” – Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 pm

“Bitcoin Billionaires” – Friday, Nov. 22 @ 6:00 pm

Weekly Kids Events:

Tots Time – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am

STEAM Class – Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Weekly Adult Events:

Bridge Club – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

Free Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Knitting Circle – Thursdays at 1:00 pm

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!

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

Meditation Group at The Lansingburgh Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays, November 13th – December 18th at 2PM.

Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.

11/14/2019 – 12/19/2019

Guided Meditation

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, November 12th – December 17th from 5PM – 6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

This program is free and open to the public. To register call 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

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