Ancestry.com 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.com. 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/
Light Up the Library in Poestenkill
The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a holiday gift that helps the Library while honoring or remembering someone special. Each December we “light up the library” with colorful strings of lights representing the many gifts that donors send. Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family, who receive notices from the Friends of the Library that someone has given in their honor. All the donations allow the Library to buy new books and offer special programs during the year.
Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library windows. Altogether, the lights, candles and wreaths turn the Library building into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season!
To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please stop in at the Library or call 518-283-3721 to get a brochure with gift form. You are also welcome to mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY, 12140. Include a name and address if you want us to notify someone you are honoring. We also offer online secure giving through PayPal at www.Poestenkilllibrary.org.
East Greenbush Community Library
Library will be CLOSED on 12/24 & 12/25.
- 12/20: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm.
- 12/21: Cupcake Break (grades 6-12), 3pm.
- 12/27: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Party Foods (and bring a friend night!), 6pm.
- 12/31: Last day to get your Library Expedition maps stamped. Drop-in anytime this month.
The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518-477-7476 or www. eastgreenbushlibrary. org. Visit us at Events.east greenbushlibrary.org for a complete list of programs and story time.
Events at Castleton Public Library
All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.
Computer Basics: By appointment. Call 518-732-0879.
Recycled Art: Magazine Collages, Wednesday, December 26, 12:00-8:00pm.
Tween/Teen Sewing Class: Make a Pillowcase! Wed., December 26, 4:00-6:00pm.
Ages 10-18. Learn sewing basics and make a pillowcase to take home! Registration required; call 518-732-0879.
Meet the Rats Storytime
Thursday, December 27, 10:30am. After a story, we’ll meet some rats and their owner! All ages welcome.
Teen Time: Record Breaking Challenge! Thursday, December 27, 4:00-6:00pm.
Ever wonder if you could break a world record? Join us to attempt fun challenges for prizes (even if you don’t break a record!). For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Marble Run Fun: Friday, December 28, 10:00am–6:00pm.
Cool Science: Polar Bear Science! Friday, December 28, 4:00-6:00pm. Experiment to learn how polar bears stay warm in cold weather!
New Year’s Crafts:
Saturday, December 29, 10:00am–4:00pm.
The Great American Read – Exploring books and their Writers through Film
The TV series The Great American Read has peaked readers 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 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 January, we will be focusing on The Picture of Dorian Gray. Film screenings and book discussion meeting times are as follows:
January 5th at 2:00pm: Wilde (1997 film, 1 hr., 58 min)
January 12th at 2:00pm: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film adaptation, 1 hr., 50 min)
January 26th 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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.
North Greenbush Public Library Holiday Schedule
The staff of the North Greenbush Public Library wishes our patrons and entire community a happy holiday season. The library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Our usual schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Holiday grocery shopping is a lot easier when you have a sturdy, reusable Hannaford Community shopping bag, and during December, Hannaford is donating $1 for each bag purchased to the North Greenbush Public Library. Get yours today.
Due to our holiday schedule, the next Story Hour will be on Tuesday, January 8, at 11 am. Happy New Year!
January events at Rensselaer Public Library
Pre-K storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am. Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.
Teen Anime Club- Thursdays 4-6 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.
Computer tutors- Tuesdays from 1-3 (restarts January 8), Thursdays from 5:30-7 (restarts January 10).
Super Silly Science- Saturday, January 19, 1 PM. Our young scientists will make a foam eruption! Please call to sign up. For ages 6-12.
Healthy New You- Saturday, January 23, 6:30 PM. Did you make a resolution to quit smoking, eat right or start exercise, but have no idea how to get started or keep going? Well Source Development will give you the tools you need to make it work. Please call to sign up.
Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.
Brunswick Community Library Activities
12/21 at 6pm
Adult Winter Reading Challenge
Kick-off Party on 12/28 at 5pm but may register beforehand. Track your reading and earn raffle tickets towards prizes!
Adult Yoga – Monday and Wednesdays at 5pm
Tots Class – Tues and Thurs at 10:30
STEAM (new time!) – Wednesdays at 4pm
Knitting Circle – Thursdays at 1pm
New Book Club! Nonfiction Book Club – 4th Friday of the Month at 6pm
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” 1/25 at 6pm
Battle of Bennington Presentation – Friday, 1/11, at 6pm
Adult Harry Potter Party – 1/18 at 6pm
Sand Lake Town Library Events
STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills and a simple craft.
SLTL BOARD MEETING – Thursday, December 20, 6:45pm.
TED Talks – Join us Friday, December 21st, at 11am as we unwind with a cup of tea and discuss “…10 Mindful Minutes” a TED Talk on meditation/ mindfulness and how it can reduce stress.
SLTLibrary CLOSED Monday—Tuesday, Dec. 24-25; and Dec. 31—Jan 1.
GAME NIGHT – Wednesday, December 26, 6-7:30pm. Ages 10-13 hang out with friends & enjoy snacks while playing some old favorites or bring your new board or card games.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Thursday, December 27, 6pm. Bring your pillow and wear your pjs if you like. Popcorn and juice provided. Check our website for the night’s movie.
TECH HELP – Friday, December 28, 2-4 by appointment.
Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050