At Your Library

At Your Library 11.21.19

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.

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East Greenbush Community Library 11/21-30

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

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

11/22: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

11/23: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Thankful for Crafts (ages 5+)*, 2pm

11/25: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; The League of Women Voters Environmental Speakers Series*, 7pm

11/26: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Zumba at the Library!*, 6:30pm

11/27: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Library will close at 5pm on this day.

11/28: Library will be closed for holiday

11/29: Leftover Crafts for Kids!, 9am-6pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Gift Wrapping, 12-4pm; Harp Music in the main library, 1:15-3:30pm

11/30: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Gift Wrapping, 1-4pm

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7 – 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.

Thanksgiving Crafts – Tuesday, 11/26, 3:00-6:00pm.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 11/26, 6:00 pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Legomania! – Wednesday, 11/27, 12:00-4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out for this build-a-thon!

Holidays on the Hudson – Sunday, 12/1, 3:30-4:30pm – Join us to celebrate the holidays with a special visit from Santa and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.

After Dinner Book Club – The Locals by Jonathan Dee – Monday, 12/2, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 12/3, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, 12/5, 10:30am – Children from birth-age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, 12/6, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, 12/6, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

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. 11/21 6pm

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

Open Mic Night: Fri. 11/8 6pm

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

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.

Book Group: Tues. 11/26 7pm

Minecraft & LEGO Club Combo- Wed. 12/4 6pm

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

Cookbook Potluck- 12/9 6:30pm

Teen Movie Night- Star Wars- Wed. 12/11 6-8pm

Open Mic Night- 12/13 6-8pm

Book Group- 12/17 7pm

Gingerbread House Making- 12/18 6pm

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

10/31/2019 – 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.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Timeless Yuletide Tales

On Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm, the North Chatham Free Library will host Laurie Portocarrero, storyteller, at their annual holiday party. Please join us as she tells her Timeless Yuletide Tales amid the gathering darkness of a winter night. Laurie Portocarrero is an actor, storyteller, drama teacher and director living in Upstate New York in the United States. She has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland and Australia. A long-time associate member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the Dog Theater, and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, she has most recently been seen in Shakespeare’s Supernaturals, Touch of the Irish, and Thornton Wilder’s 3-Minute Plays. Refreshments, a quilt raffle drawing of the Stormy Nights King-Size Quilt provided by the Sew ‘N Sews, and gingerbread people decorating will follow. This family friendly event is open to all.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Children’s Holiday Shopping Day

On Saturday, December 7th, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., children may shop for family and friends at the Nassau Library “store” which will be set up in the library’s community room. They will be able to choose from a variety of knickknacks, holiday ornaments, costume jewelry and other seasonal items. Prices are guaranteed to be affordable, and the library’s volunteens will be on hand to help wrap gifts. The library will accept donations for the sale (both gift items and wrapping material) until Friday, December 6th. When considering making a donation, please ask yourself if the item is in like-new condition and if it is something a family member would truly enjoy receiving. – Cider and donuts will be served while children shop!

This program is held annually in memory of former longtime Nassau Library director Carolyn Sherman. For more information call 766-2715.

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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