At Your Library

At Your Library 11.15.18

Have A Gift Thrifty Holiday!

Join us on Mon., 11/19, from

6:30-7:45pm, as the Nassau Free Library presents, “Have a Gift Thrifty Holiday”. If you find your holidays overwhelming and a large drain on your budget, join Theresa Mayhew from Cornell Cooperative Extension in an informational workshop that will provide strategies to help get more joy out of the holiday by keeping stress low and savings high!

To register, call the library at (518)766-2715. The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau.


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.


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/


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.


Castleton Public Library Seeks Trustees

Are you interested in helping to build on the Castleton Public Library’s continuing success? Do you value the many services that the library provides, from books and movies to programs and more? Do you want to ensure the library’s successful future by helping to maintain and improve it? Join the Board of Trustees! The Board is currently recruiting new Trustees to fill two vacancies on the Board.

For more information, attend a Board meeting or contact



East Greenbush Community Library

Holiday Hours: 11/21 closing early at 5pm; 11/22 CLOSED.

Book Drive has begun! Stop into the library today with your donation of a new children’s book to support the CoNSERNS-U Christmas Store. Accepting donations NOW through December 12. Thank you!

  • 11/15: SCA Rapier Fencing Practice, 5:30pm; LOOK: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm
  • 11/16: 123 Play with Me! (18-36 mos.), 10am; 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
  • 11/19: ENL: English as a new language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Writing Session with Sisters in Crime, 1pm; Craftereve: Book Cover Pendants, 6pm
  • 11/20: Tuesday Ramblers, 1pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie, 6pm
  • 11/21 ENL: English as a new language, 9:30am–12:30pm

11/23: Leftover Crafts for Kids! 2pm

  • 11/24: Family Movie, 2pm.

November 30th is 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, www.

Visit us at Events.eastgreenbushlibrary. org for a complete list of programs and story time.



Nassau Free Library November Programs

STORYTIME: Every Wednesday 10:30 am

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.

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.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills and a simple craft.

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

YA BOOK CLUB –Monday, November 19, 6pm. The Grimm Legacy: Borrow the Magic…If you dare! Join us to talk books and to snack! (Adults also welcome).

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

SLTLibrary CLOSING EARLY, Wednesday, November 21, at 3pm. CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 22 – Friday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOC. HOLIDAY HINTS FOR CAREGIVERS Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11:00am. Come learn how family and friends can help create a calm, safe holiday season by being prepared in advance and enjoying the moment. Call to register.

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

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


Events at Castleton Public Library

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

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog: Monday, November 19, 4:00-5:00pm.

Monday Mile Walk: Monday, November 19, 5:00pm.

Meets at intersection of Main St. & Scott Ave.

Afternoon Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Tuesday, November 20, 1pm.

Thanksgiving Crafts: Tuesday, November 20, 3-6pm.

Pajama Storytime: Tuesday, November 20, 6pm.

Legal Clinic: Tuesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30pm.

Free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Rainbow Scratch Art: Saturday, November 24, 10-4pm. Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!

Cool Science: Lava in a Cup!

Tuesday, November 27, 4-6pm. Create colorful lava and learn about density and chemical reactions.

TED Talk Discussion Series-Water: Wednesday, November 28, 6pm.

Knock Hockey: Saturday, December 1, 10:00am–4:00pm. Bring a friend to the library and play tabletop hockey!


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