At Your Library

At Your Library 11.14.19

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.

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East Greenbush Community Library 11/14-21

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

11/14: Visit with Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, 2pm

11/15: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5) 10am

11/16: Saturday Storytime 11am; Strawbees & Snap Circuits (ages 5+)* 2pm

11/17: Greenbush Historical Society presents Troy’s Heroic General: John Ellis Wool*, 2pm

11/18: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Crafter Eve: Stained Glass Flowers*, 6pm; The 2020 Census: The Importance to Rensselaer County of a Complete Count*, 7pm

11/19: Drop-In Tech Time, 4-6pm; Zumba at the Library!* 6:30pm

11/20: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

11/21: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Favorite Fall Recipe Exchange*, 6pm

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Capital District Genealogy Society

Invites You to a Presentation: A Salute to Veterans and A World War I Member Share

We will acknowledge veterans in attendance and then turn our focus to World War I. While the war ended in 1918, most of our service members returned home in 1919 so this is the 100th anniversary of welcoming them home.

Ellen D’Aniello will give a brief presentation on the role of the Red Cross and the YMCA during the war effort. She will also present on her maternal grandfather who was a POW in WWI. The program will then be opened up for members to share about their WWI service members.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 – 1:00 P.M.

Computer Resources Group following refreshments. Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. The meetings are free and open to the public www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

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Sand Lake Town Library Events

No Storytime Thursday, Nov. 14. Join us next on 11/21 at 11:30am.

Rain or Shine – It’s Reading Time! Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:30am join Miss Ann for her popular storytime which she previously ran at the NYS Museum along with the carousel on the 4th floor. Geared to preschoolers up to age 5.

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

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

SLTLibrary Board of Trustees meets Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:45pm to discuss progress on long-range plan, potential new trustees, etc. If you would like to become a trustee & guide the future of your library, send a letter of interest to the address below.

Closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving. Will reopen Saturday at 11am.

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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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/17-11/23

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.

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, November 18, 4:00-5:00pm. Read to Lacey, or pet her and say hi.

Afternoon Book Club – “Five-Carat Soul,” by James McBride – Tuesday, November 19, 1:00pm.

Cool Science: Marshmallow Catapults – Tuesday, November 19, 4:00-6:00pm. – Experiment with physics using marshmallows!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm – Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-7:30pm – Free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Military History Discussion Group – Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30pm – Come discuss military history. Someone will present on a book discussing a topic or era of military history, from ancient times to the present. The first will be WWI, presented by Michael Hiser.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, November 21 at 10:30am – Children birth-5 enjoy stories, music, and movement while building literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, November 22, 10:00-11:00am – For children ages birth-5 to strengthen literacy skills while playing.

Bridge Club – Friday, November 22, 10:30am – For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Friends of CPL Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – Saturday, November 23, 9:00am – 9:00pm – Location: 131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205 – Do holiday shopping and support your library! Call the library for listing of events, including stories and special presentations.

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.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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 – 11/28/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler (Repeat Class)

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. It will take place at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

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.

11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019

Library lights at Brunswick Community Library

As the holidays approach, we think of loved ones with whom we have shared so many memories. For the month of December, Friends of the Brunswick Community Library will be asking community members to sponsor a candle or wreath to be lit at the library in their loved one’s honor. Information on sponsorship costs is available in the library. Spread the light of memory and community while supporting the library programs.

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 – 12/12/2019

Invisible Cities Mixed Media Workshop

Join us at the Troy Public Library where artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen will be hosting a two-part workshop in two-hour sessions at the Troy Public Library on

Wednesdays December 11 & 18 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Each session will be led by an excerpt from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, and each session will have its own excerpt. Read and respond to this piece of literature with the use of materials such as paint, paper, graphite, markers, and more to create a mixed media masterpiece. Register in person, online, or by phone.

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 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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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