At Your Library

At Your Library 12.02.21

Know a Harry Potter Fan?

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Friends are celebrating the magic of Harry Potter that began 20 years ago on the big screen and 24 years ago in print. We’ve got 3 ways you can join the celebration: (1) Share your photos and memories of the Harry Potter movies or books to #sltlfriends, email or write them on the poster boards in the library as we “remember all” the magic… (2) For a small donation, get a chance to win one of 20 different Harry Potter items that are on display at the library… (3) Join us for a special gathering in mid-December with more Potter magic, crafts and prizes. Details on the gathering to follow. You can look for updates at the library or at

The Art of Cozy: Food, Holistic Strategies, and Seasonal Tips for a Cozier Life (VIRTUAL EVENT)

TROY – Join us on Friday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 pm, the Troy Public Library will be hosting Instructor, Vanessa Young. Embrace the season in a uniquely cozy way with practical tips to support comfort and happiness at home. We will explore cooking ideas, home décor approaches, and lifestyle strategies that create a warm, joy-filled environment filled with simple pleasures. This class is grounded in cultural approaches to coziness that apply to all of our lives, particularly as we seek new ways to enjoy time at home and celebrate togetherness.

Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. With her artistic sensibility and kitchen wisdom, she helps home chefs become more versatile in their approach to food, reigniting their passion for cooking through private and community classes. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (, she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Farmers Market Book Event

TROY – The Friends of the Troy Public Library are bringing a carefully chosen collection of our “gently used books” to the expanded Farmers Market on Dec. 4. Find us in the Atrium in Troy near the 3rd. Street entrance. Take home “food for thought” in exchange for a contribution to the Troy Public Library.

“Human” Music and Film Event

TROY – Join us at the on Saturday, Dec. 11, 3:00pm at the Troy Public Library for this live music and film event. “Human” is a film accompanied by music and poetry. The film is composed of a series of vignettes, each inspired by a unique aspect of being human. The length of the film is 45 mins, and afterward there will be optional space for any questions or discussion. Bobby Kendall is a musician/filmmaker living in Schenectady, NY with his wife and two daughters. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Purchase College, he has been pursuing music and film in the capital region for over a decade. In the Jazz idiom, he has been fortunate enough to share the stage with greats such as Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Ray Anderson, Mark Vinci, Ralph LaLama, Cyrille-Aimee, Matt Simons, Giacomo Smith, Glen Zaleski, and many more. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Schenectady County Community College as a bass instructor. Two of his previous films, accompanied by live, original scores are: “When An Alien Robot Crash-Lands In Troy, NY” (2015), and “Dreams” (2019).

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 the Governor 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. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Children’s Holiday Shopping Day

NASSAU – On Saturday, December 11th, 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 at 18 Church St. in Nassau Village. They will be able to choose from a variety of knickknacks, holiday ornaments, books, 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 gladly accept donations for the sale (both gift items and wrapping material) until Wednesday, December 8th. 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!

Masks will be required for everyone entering the library, and social distancing will be encouraged. For more information call 766-2715.

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