At Your Library

At Your Library 12.27.18

East Greenbush Community Library

  • 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!

 

 

Rensselaer Library January Events

  • 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 5, 1 PM. Our young scientists will make a foam eruption! Please call to sign up. For ages 6-12.
  • Messy Art for Teens- Saturday, January 19, 12:30 PM. Create a marbleized painting using a messy technique! Please sign up, for ages 13-18.
  • 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

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

 

Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

STORYTIME: Every Wednesday, 10:30am.

Fitness Fusion: Thurs., 12/27, 6pm.

Yoga:  Sat., 12/29, 10:15am.

Kid’s Music & Movement with Randy Rosette: Fri., 12/28, 2:30pm.

Please register for all programs by calling (518) 766-2715. The library is located at 18 Church St., Nassau.

 

East Greenbush Community Library Schedule

Holiday Hours: Closed 1/1. Closing early at 5pm on 12/31.

  • 12/27: Magic Show (ages 5+, Register!), 2pm; SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm; Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Party Foods (and bring a friend night), 6pm
  • 12/31: Rockin’ Noon Year at Your Library! (ages 2-7, Register!), 11am; Last day of the Library Expedition, stop in the library today to get your stamp.
  • 1/2: ENL: English as a new language, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • 1/3: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm
  • 1/4: Music Together (Baby to age 5), 11am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm; Adult Winter Reading Challenge begins!
  • 1/5: Music Together (Baby to age 5), 11am

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.eastgreenbushlibrary. org for a complete list of programs and story time.

 

 

French Film

French Film “Henri Henri”-Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York.  “As the sisters who raised him have to leave, Henry has to figure out how to live by himself within the city.  He finds a job in a lighting shop and claims to “lighten up people’s life”.  His job will bring him to discover friendship and love”.  (Source-IMDb) In French with English sub-titles.  As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat.  Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.

 

 

Tea and Tisane Talk & Tasting with Short and Stout Tea Co.

Join us at the Troy Public Library on January 21st at 6:00 pm to warm up with this tea workshop. What is tea, anyway? Most people don’t know that white, green, oolong and black tea all come from the same tea plant. It’s only what happens after it is plucked that makes these different kinds of teas unique. In this informative session, Matthew, Teaologist from Short and Stout Tea in Guilderland, will discuss topics on tea basics, the history of tea, and of course, a tea tasting!

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 Second Street, Troy.

 

 

Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills and a simple craft.

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.

SLTLibrary CLOSED Monday—Tuesday, Dec. 31—Jan 1.

SLTL BOOK CLUB – Wednesday, January 2, 7pm. “A Fall of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner.

NATIONAL BIRD DAY – Saturday, January 5, celebrate National Bird Day with us with simple crafts and fun facts.

BUILDERS’ CLUB – Wednesday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.

 

Supplements: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

With an ever-increasing number of dietary supplements on the market, those looking to improve their health can easily be overwhelmed and confused about these products.
Join us at the Troy Public Library on January 8th at 6:00 pm when Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom will be giving an informational talk and taking your questions.

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.

 

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