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At Your Library 12.12.19

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/8-12/14

Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/8-12/14 – 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, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm – Kids are invited to stop in to read to Lacey, or just say hi.

Make a Picture Frame – Tuesday, December 10, 3:00-6:00pm – Design and decorate a popsicle stick frame! Ages 5 and up.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, December 10, 6:00pm – Wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, December 12, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement.

Teen Time: Touchscreen Gloves – Thursday, December 12, 4:00-6:00pm – Make touchscreen gloves and enjoy snacks! For teens in 6th-12th grades.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, December 13, 10:00-11:00am – With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks, this playtime is for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills.

Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Winter Market – Friday, December 13, 4:30-7:30pm – Location: Castleton Firehouse, 11 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033. Stop at our table to make a craft! A 2nd Friday event.

Family Movie Night – Friday, December 13, 6:00pm (call 518-732-0879 to find out what’s playing).

Holiday Cookie Swap – Saturday, December 14, 11:00am – Perfect for holiday entertaining! Here’s how it works: Bake: 4 dozen holiday cookies. Bring: cookies in one large container. Please do not separate into portions beforehand. Print: Bring a copy of your recipe to share. Swap: We’ll divide the cookies equally among the bakers.

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December at Rensselaer Library

Wreath Making- Saturday December 7 at 1 PM. Make a wreath using natural materials. For Adults and teens. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Candy Houses- Saturday December 14 at 1 PM. Create a house from graham crackers, candy and frosting. For ages 5-12. Participants MUST sign up, space is limited.

Preschool Story-time is every Tuesday at 11 AM. For ages 2-5 and their caregivers, no sign up needed. (No storytimes December 24 or 31)

To sign up for events, call 518-462-1193 or stop in. Rensselaerlibrary.org. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St.

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.

12/05/2019 – 12/12/2019

Local Author Honors Late Cousin, APHS Grad

The tragic and unexpected death of 32-year-old Kasie Collins in September 2018 shattered the hearts of her family and friends. Kasie was a 2004 graduate of APHS, and furthered her education at SUNY Geneseo and UMass Amherst, ultimately obtaining a masters degree in Environmental Science. She was an athlete, a homeowner, an animal advocate, nature lover, a wetlands scientist for GZA Geoenvironmental in Springfield, MA. Her life was full of adventure, achievement, and contribution, but she suffered a long and silent battle with depression. Ultimately, this insidious disease claimed her in the prime of life. Kasie’s cousin, Jennifer Barbic, of Colonie, devastated by her loss, found a way to channel her grief by putting pen to paper. Her musings turned into a children’s’ book titled Luna Moona, chronicling the adventurous of 10-year-old Kasie and her dog Luna. Jenn invited Kasie’s young nieces, nephews and cousins to submit drawings, which illustrate the book. What began as a coping mechanism morphed into an opportunity to help others. On Tuesday, December 17th, at 5:30 p.m., Jenn will sign copies of her book, Luna Moona, at the Sand Lake Town Library. All proceeds from the sale of the books, also available at barnesandnoble.com, will be donated to NAMI Western MA, and the Nature Conservancy, in Kasie’s name. NAMI provides much needed resources and support to those who suffer with mental illness and their families.The Nature Conservancy is a is a charitable environmental organization, protecting more than 119,000,000 acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide. Kasie’s foray into environmental responsibility was sparked when she worked for the NCA upon graduating from SUNY.

We invite you to stop in at the Sand Lake Library on 12/17 to meet Jenn and share memories of Kasie. Signed copies of Luna Moona will be available to purchase for $20. The book is age appropriate for 8-12 year old, and makes a great gift!

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Please call the library to register for programs. (518)766-2715

Storytime: Every Wed. 10:30am

Holiday Toy Drive: Dec. 1-15. The Nassau Free Library will be a collecting point for new, unwrapped toys to be given directly to families served at the Nassau Resource Center.

Open Mic Night: Fri. 12/13 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga: Sat. 12/14, 12/21 10:30am

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversation-Topic: Civic Engagement Beyond Voting: Mon. 12/16 3pm

Purl Jam Knitting Group- Mon. 12/16 6-8pm

Book Group I: Tues. 12/17 7pm

Gingerbread House Party- Wed. 12/18 6-7pm

*The Library will be closing at 5pm on 12/24, closed on 12/25 Christmas Day, closing at 5pm on 12/31 and closed 1/1 on New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays!

We’re on Facebook & the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org.

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East Greenbush Community Library 12/12-12/19

Library will be closed on 12/24 & 12/25 for the holiday, closing early (5pm) on 12/31.

*Events with an asterisk require registration.

The library now offers an ongoing book sale! See our book display across from circulation. Subscribe to our Email Newsletters to receive notifications about upcoming special book sale collections, programming and special events. Go to eglibrary.org, Subscribe to email newsletters, then select both the Email Newsletters & Friends of the Library lists.

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

12/13: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Elf the Interactive Movie (grades 6-12)*, 3pm; Census Jobs: Earn $18/hr. + mileage (Rensselaer County) & Help Your Community! A recruiter from the Census will be at the library from 1:30-5:30pm to answer questions and process job applications.

12/14: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Gift Wrapping: Wrap your gifts using our supplies! 1-4pm; Harp Music in the Library, 1:15-3:30pm

12/16: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm

12/17: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

12/18: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Teen Volunteer (TV) Club (grades 6-12)*, 3:15pm; Harp Music in the Library, 4-6:15pm; Gift Wrapping: Wrap your gifts using our supplies! 4-7pm

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Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills & strategies for your pre-schooler.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, Dec. 13 & 27, 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Stretching – Tuesdays at 11:15am. Gentle stretching and strengthening.

Book Signing of “Luna Moona” – Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5:30pm. Jenn Barbic will be signing copies of “Luna Moona” written in memory of AP native Kasie Collins who we lost to suicide a year ago. Stop in to meet Jenn and share memories of Kasie. All proceeds go to NAMI and The Nature Conservancy.

Card Making with Heather – Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30pm.

SLTLibrary Board of Trustees – Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:45pm to discuss progress on long-range plan, elect officers, etc.

Rain or Shine – it’s Storytime! Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11:30am Geared to preschoolers up to age 5.

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, 12/15-12/21

Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/15-12/21/19 -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.

Yoga for Stress Relief -Monday, December 16, 6:00-7:15pm – Join instructor Patricia McCarthy for 75 minutes of yoga with props for deep stretch and rest. Bring your own mat. Held upstairs. Ages 12+.

Afternoon Book Club – The Fact of a Body: A Murder & a Memoir -Tuesday, December 17, 1:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, December 17, 6:00pm – Wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-7:30pm – Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, December 19, 10:30am – Children from birth- 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, December 20, 10:00-11:00am – This playtime is designed for children ages birth-5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, December 20, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Post Office Storytime – Saturday, December 21, 10:30am – After a story at the library, we’ll color postcards, then go to the post office to mail our postcards and learn about the mail! All ages welcome.

Kids Cook!: No-Bake Cookies – Saturday, December 21, 2:00pm – Join us for a fun cooking class to learn how to make no-bake cookies! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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.

11/27/2019 – 01/09/2020

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

Mondays, January 6 & 13, 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.

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