At Your Library

At Your Library 11/08/18

Family Story Time

Tales of Birds & Beasts is a special story time partnership with the Albany Public Library. This fall, the Albany Institute of History & Art is partnering with the Albany Public Library to present special story time at the museum on select Saturday mornings. Albany Public Library staff will host these story times at the museum on select Saturdays from 10:30am-11am. There will be tales of birds and beasts for children 0 to 5 and their families. Attendees will enjoy tales of caterpillars, unicorns, polar bears. There will also be a sing-along to songs and rhymes. Story time dates and times:

Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30-11am. Sat., Dec. 1, 10:30-11am.

The event is free, but registration is requested., or call 518-463- 4478 ext. 404 for registration.


Guided Meditation Classes – Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, through November 27th, from 5PM–6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you 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 The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


“Brought to Light” Documentary

Barbara Reina will show her documentary film, BROUGHT TO LIGHT about local black history, at the North Chatham Free Library on Sunday, November 11th, at 3 pm. She will introduce the film and afterwards, answer questions from the audience. The event is free to the public.

Freelance writer Barbara Reina has more than a decade of experience as a print and broadcast journalist around New York State and its beautiful Hudson Valley.

Please join us for this fascinating story. The North Chatham Free Library is located at 4287 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham; phone 518-766-3211.

This event is made possible with funds from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.


French Film

Join us for a showing of, “Free Men”-Saturday, November 10, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy. This film is free and presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York.  “In Paris during World War II, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man” (Source-IMDb). Original title, “Les hommes libres”. In French with English sub-titles.  As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat.  Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at and Facebook.


Introduction to QiGong at Troy Public Library 

QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-healing and reducing stress through breathing techniques, postures and mindful focus. The Troy Public Library will present Diana Wells, certified QiGong teacher, in a series of 4 introductory classes to be held Monday evenings, November 26, December 3, December 10 & December 23, at 6:00pm. Classes are free, but space is limited so registration is required.

Open to the public.  For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


November events at Rensselaer Library

Library Expedition-Become a 36er!  In November, come get your map to start exploring all 36 libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System. Grab your family or join a team for this road trip challenge to see how many you can visit. Share your photos with the hashtag #Library36er.

Pre-K Storytime-Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club-Thursdays 4-6 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Local Author Night-Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 PM.  Local authors present their books and talk about the writing process. Authors Sandra D. James, Ernie Mann, J. E. Kross, Charles Moore, Barry Cavanaugh, W.L. Staats and Tenika Pickens Wilcox.

Board Game Day-Saturday, November 17th. Drop in to play board and card games and enjoy snacks! For ages 9-16.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http:// rensselaer or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.


The Great American Read – Exploring Books and their Writers through Film

The TV series, The Great American Read has peaked reader’s interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us at the Troy Public Library for an in-depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series, we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

For the month of November, we will be focusing on The Great Gatsby. Film screenings and book discussion meeting times are as follows:

November 17th at 2:00 pm: The Great Gatsby (2013 film adaptation, 2 hr, 23 min) Rated PG-13.

November 24th at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger

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  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. Tutorials at North Greenbush Public Library

Library Trustee and North Greenbush Town Historian, Jim Greenfield, is offering free personal tutorials on the use of Ancestry Library Edition is available at the library and provides access to 7,000 databases delivering an extraordinary online collection of genealogy information. To set up your individual session, please call the library at 518 283-0303. The librarian will take your information, and Jim will call you to schedule an appointment. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to use the most popular online genealogy resource. New Books: Take a break from your busy holiday schedule for some great reading. We’re getting a lot of wonderful new books in November and December, including titles by popular authors like David Baldacci, Louise Penny, James Patterson and more. See the full list at: http://northgreenbushlibrary. org/newbooks/


Primo Botanica: Guest Speaker

Join us at the Troy Public Library on November 14th, at 6pm. We will be hosting a guest speaker from local chocolate producer Primo Botanica. The program will explore the origins of chocolate and how it is made.

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.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am.

TECH HELP –Fridays 2 – 4 by appointment.

LET’S TALK TED – Friday, November 9, 11am. What are TED Talks? What can we learn from them?

ARTIST RECEPTION – Saturday, November 10, 1–3pm, Schenectady Photographic Society.

SLTLIBRARY CLOSING – Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day.

SHUTTERFLY 101 – Tuesday, November 13, 6pm. Get ready for the holiday – learn the basics of Shutterfly, an image (photo) publishing service.

SLTLIBRARY BOARD MEETING – Thursday, November 15, 6:45pm.

KIDS’ CRAFTERNOON – Tuesday, November 20, 4 – 7pm. Let’s turn our paperback hedgehogs into turkeys!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY – Next stop: Prague and Vienna. Call for details.

SLTLibrary, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.


Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club: November Meeting

Join us at the Troy Public Library for the next meeting of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book club on November 27th at the Day meeting, 11:30 am-12:30 pm or the Evening meeting 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This month we will be reading: The Magicians by Lev Grossman Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery. Copies of the book are available for interested participants at the check-out desk.  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  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.



Nassau Free Library November Programs

STORYTIME: Every Wednesday 10:30 am

Harvest Fest:  Sat., 11/10 10am-2pm.

LEGO Club:  Tues., 11/20 6-7pm

Family Movie Night:  Fri. 11/23, 6pm.

Yoga:  Sat., 11/17, 11/24 10:15am.

Fitness Fusion: Thurs., 11/15, 11/29, 6pm.

Cookbook Club: “Harvest Theme” Tues., 11/13, 6:30pm.

Have a Gift Thrifty Holiday Workshop: Mon., 11/19, 6:30pm.

Book Group: Tues., 11/27, 7pm.

Board of Trustees Meeting: Wed., 11/28, 7pm.

To register for programs, call (518)766-2715.  The library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau.


East Greenbush Community Library

  • 11/9: 1, 2, 3 Play with Me! (18-36 months), 10am.
  • 11/10: Fall into Crafts (ages 5+), 2pm.
  • 11/11: Special Sunday Movie, 2pm.
  • 11/12: AARP Smart Driver Course, 9:30am-4pm; ENL: English As A New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Operation Gratitude Card Writing, 10am-2pm.
  • 11/13: Tuesday Ramblers, 1pm; Adult Afternoon Chess (and other games), 2pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4pm; Mat Yoga with Camie, 6pm.
  • 11/14: ENL: English As A New Language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations, 5:30-7:30pm; Free Monthly Movie, 6:30pm
  • 11/15: SCA Rapier Fencing Practice, 5:30pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm.
  • 11/16: 1, 2, 3 Play with Me! (18-36 months), 10am, Homeschool Meetup, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm.
  • 11/18: Bookfair Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, 9am-7pm; Greenbush Historical Society presents: Kay Olan of the Mohawk Nation, 2pm
  • November 30this the last day to get your Library Expedition maps stamped!

The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518-477-7476 or Visit us at Events.eastgreenbushlibrary. org for a complete list of programs and story time.


Brunswick Library Events

Adult Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm.

Tots Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30.

Kids STEAM Class: Wednesdays at 3:30-4:30.

Adults Craft the Holidays:

11/9, 6pm: Maple Leaf Mason Jar Craft.

11/16, 6pm: Ribbon Wreath. 11/30, 6pm: Watercolor Holiday Cards.

Please call to register

EFT Tapping with Juanita Ecker: November 15th, 6pm.

Chair Yoga for adults with ASD: 11/9, 11am.

Sculpting for adults with ASD: 11/30, 11am.


Events at Castleton Public Library

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Walk: Monday, November 12, 5:00pm

Meets at intersection of Main St. & Scott Ave.

Mend-A-Bear: Monday, November 12, 6:00-7:00pm

Drop in with your stuffed animals or dog toys for free mending by Kathy Meyer.

Pajama Storytime: Tuesday, November 13, 6:00pm.

Learn & Play Storytime: Thursday, November 15, 10:30am.

Family Movie Night: (call for title) Friday, November 16, 6:00pm.

Friends of CPL Barnes & Noble Fundraiser: Saturday, November 17, 9:00am–9:00pm. Location: Barnes & Noble, Colonie Center, 131 Colonie Center. Shop & support your local library at the same time. The day will include stories read aloud and special presentations! Call the library for complete listing of the day’s events. Can’t stop in to shop on 11/17? Shop online through bookfairs and use Bookfair ID 12397832 at checkout from 11/17 through 11/22.

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