At Your Library

At Your Library 11.28.19

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East Greenbush Community Library 11/21-30

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

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.

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.

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 11/30 10:30am

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

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.

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East Greenbush Community Library 11/28-12/5

Library will be closing at 5pm on 11/27 and closed all day on 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

*Events with an asterisk require registration.

It’s Black Friday at the library! Shop our Home for the Holidays book sale to find that perfect gift. Holiday themed items will be available while supplies last. Missed the special sale? Don’t forget about our ongoing book sale! See display across from circulation. Go to eglibrary.org to subscribe to emails about upcoming special collection sales, programming and special events. Select both the Email Newsletters & Friends of the Library lists.

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

12/2: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

12/3: Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 10am; Baby Meet Up, 11am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Craftapolooza! Felt Ornaments*, 6:30pm

12/4: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Wonderful Wednesdays (ages 3-5), 11am; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; 30-Minute Genealogy Appointments*, 5-7:30pm; Craftapolooza! Scrabble Tile Pendants*, 6:30pm

12/5: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Craftapolooza! Scandinavian Wreaths*, 6:30pm

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Holiday Open House and Vendor Market at the Stephentown Memorial Library

December 7, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Start your holiday shopping out at the SML Vendor Market and Open House. We will have many vendors with lots of great products including pottery, baskets, knitted items, artwork, fragrances, jewelry, and more.

Santa will be joining us at 3:00 to meet with all of the kids (and kids at heart) of Stephentown.

The students of the Berlin Middle/High School will perform for everyone at 3:30. We will have children’s activities, hot chocolate, coffee, and other treats for sale.

Bring items to add to our Mitten Tree! We collect new and gently used hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and give it to those in need.

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Friends of Rensselaer Library was a success

The Friends would like to thank everyone who donated bake goods and all those folks who bought goodies from our Election Day Bake Sale. We had 2 locations, one at City Hall and the other at the Rensselaer Senior Center. Both locations saw an increase in participation and profits this year and we look forward to next years Election Day Bake Sale. Our sincere thanks to all the workers, bakers and people who bought baked goods.

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.

11/28/2019 – 12/05/2019

Friends of the Rensselaer Library Holiday Party

The Friends will hold their Holiday party on Thursday December 19th at 5:30 pm at Salisbury Place on Washington Ave. We will be ordering off the menu so everyone can have what they want and get a separate check. Those who wish to can participate in our grab bag, it’s a $10.00 limit. We will have a short 10 minute meeting just to approve the November minutes while we wait for our dinners. If you are thinking about joining the Friends this meeting is a great opportunity to meet this fun group. Please call Deb at 518-867-5132 by December 2nd to let her know you will be attending.

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.

12/5/2019 – 12/12/2019

East Greenbush Community Library 12/5-12/12

Library will be closed on 12/24 & 12/25 for the holiday and closing at 5pm on 12/31.

*Events with an asterisk require registration.

Reminder the library now offers an ongoing book sale! See display across from circulation. Go to eglibrary.org to subscribe to emails about upcoming special book sale collections, programming and special events. Select both the Email Newsletters & Friends of the Library lists.

12/5: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Craftapolooza! Scandinavian Wreaths*, 6:30pm

12/6: Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Homeschool Meetup*, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

12/7: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Crafts and Cookies (ages 5+)*, 2pm

12/9: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm

12/10: Fantastic 4’s & 5’s, 10am; Baby Meet Up, 11am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

12/11: : English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Wonderful Wednesdays (ages 3-5), 11am; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations* 5:30-7:30pm; Society for Creative Anachronism Bardic Practice, 6pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

12/12: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am

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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