At Your Library

At Your Library 01.12.23

Sand Lake Town Library News

LEGO Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, get creative. We have lots of LEGOs to design with. 

Art Exhibit –Newly hung exhibit by photographer Tom Chesnut includes local sights plus photos from Wyoming, West Virginia and Yellowstone National Park.

Tech Help – Thursday, January 19, 11 – 12 Bring Your Own Device and get help from Digital Lit Educator Delia Hubbard.

SLTL Board Meeting Thursday, January 19, 6:45pm. 2023 Committee Appointments, review of year-end expenditures, updates on survey & fundraising responses.

Storytime returns on Wednesday, January 25 at 11am with the theme of “Snow”.

Have you returned your SLTL Planning Survey? Please help us plan for the future by sending in your responses. We are also looking for people to participate in a focus group. Let us know if you are interested; call or email

Looking for things to do? Check the SL Calendar at for events around town.

Thanks to The Dressners, Patricia Carley, Meeli Leith, Megan Lyons, Peggy & Jim Goold and all our other donors for your year-end donations to the library.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

Geneology Basics

Join professional genealogist Holly MacCammon via Zoom on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM for an overview of the basics of genealogical research. This is a good starting point for those who are new to researching their history or for those who have a bit of experience. 

Topics to be covered include: the first steps to take before beginning your research, the best records to look for to advance your research and where to find records, both online and in repositories. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. A second program is being offered in February at the North Chatham Free Library for those participants who attend the first presentation. 

The later program will be more casual with Ms. MacCammon addressing questions specific to attendees’ research. Both programs are provided by the Library’s Live & Learn Committee and are supported in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Bank of Green County Charitable Foundation. Registration required. Email:

Thank You From Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library

Thank you to all our patrons who donate their recyclable bottles to the Friends of the North Greenbush Library Account at the 6 Cents Deposit Center at 401 Main Avenue, in Wynantskill, NY . 

Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

North Greenbush Public Library Update

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, the library will be closed on Monday, January 16. We will reopen Tuesday, Jan 17 at 10 AM.

Join pre-school storytime on Tuesday mornings at 11 AM in the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex. Each storytime has a unique theme and engages children with stories, songs, games, and a related craft. Our Thursday Crafternoons, between 3 and 5 PM, feature a new craft project each week.

“This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger will be the topic of our Virtual Book Club on Tuesday, January 17, at 6:30 PM. Books are available at the circulation desk. Call the library for the Zoom meeting link or email us at

Moving from Thursday to Saturday, our Tween Book Club will meet Saturday, January 21 at noon to discuss “Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor” by Ally Carter. A snack and related craft are included. Ages 10-12 are welcome to join.

Hold onto that sledding penguin seen whooshing through the library and “slide into winter with a good book” while joining our Winter Reading Challenge. Children, teens, and adults can join and enter to win a prize by completing a game sheet, available at the circulation desk. Each group has a chance

at winning a raffle prize.

Free COVID test kits are available at the circulation desk. Stop in anytime we’re open to pick one up.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Nssau Free Library

Storytime!- Wednesdays 10:30 am 

Winter Reading Challenge: The library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge for adults from January 1st- February 17th. Pick up a challenge card and fill in squares after you complete a reading activity listed on the sheet. For every 4 squares filled in, you will earn a ticket that can be entered into a drawing for a cozy winter-themed raffle prize. Stop at the front desk to get your Challenge card today!

1/24 4 pm Book Club: Reading “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray. Register.

1/24 6-7:30 pm Woven Reed Snowflake Project: Join Suzanne in making a beautiful snowflake out of reeds. Please register, seating is limited.

1/26 6 pm Gardeners Seed Selection & Seed Starting: Dreaming of warm weather and gardening? Gardens start with a dream, but planning is key! Learn from the experts how to select seeds for the home garden, learn about exciting new vegetable varieties and their unique characteristics, how to select lights for indoor seed starting, and how to manage your indoor lighting to enhance plant growth. Local Master Gardeners Bob and Marie Wieboldt will give us their gardening insights on how to get started! Register.

1/31 6 pm Knitting Night: Do you knit? Or maybe you have always wanted to learn? Join us for a fun and casual way to relax. Bring an already-started project or start a new one! 

Visit for more info. about our programs. Library Phone: (518)766-2715

Events at Troy Public Library 1/15-1/21

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.

Lego Brick Builders – Mon., Jan 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Tween/Teen Craft Night – Tues., Jan 17, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us at the Main Library for our monthly Tween Craft Night! Bring only yourself and your crafty mind as we make new crafts each month. For youth ages 10-16.

Dungeons and Dragons – Wed., Jan 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to older teens and adults. 

Adult Yoga – Wed., Jan 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat.

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Jan 19, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Jan 20, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

French Club – Thur., Jan 19, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Drop-in for fun weekly French practice led by Ms. Ines of France. For middle & high school students.

Friday Knit & Crochet Group – Fri., Jan 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Main). Join the library for a bi-weekly stitching group. Whether you have experience knitting or crocheting or you want to start learning a new skill, this group is for you!

Greta the Reading Dog – Sat, Jan. 21, 11:00 – 12:00 a.m. (Main). Does your child need help with reading? Join Greta the Reading Dog. Children may read to her or just visit.

Upcoming Programs & Events at Poestenkill Library

Get Yeti to Read! The 2023 Winter Reading Program is underway at Poestenkill Library, but there’s still plenty of time to join the fun and win great prizes. The program runs from 1/9 – 2/18 and is open to all ages. For more information or to register for the program please visit our website at or stop by the library during regular hours! 

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be holding an informal meeting at the library Thursday, Jan 12 at 6:00 PM while playing Escape the Yeti – a virtual escape game. All teens are welcome. You do not have to be a TAG member to join in the game play!

On Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 PM the library will host a Children’s Marshmallow Building Challenge. Can your child build a new home for yeti using only mini marshmallows and toothpicks? Join us at the library for this fun STEM based program to find out! Registration is required. Please call 518-283-3721 to register.

January is National Hot Tea Month and we’re celebrating with a relaxing Tea & Tangles program for teens and adults on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 PM. No registration is required for this program. Just stop by the library for a cup of tea & an evening of coloring and/or creating your own Zentangle art. Feel free to bring a favorite mug or tea cup from home, or use one of ours. There will be an assortment of teas available for you to enjoy.

Storytime with Miss Erin is held every Friday at 10:15. No registration is required.

Greenbush Historical Society Presents Hampton Manor, the Past to the Present

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society on Sunday, January 22, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library for an interesting presentation about Hampton Manor’s rich history and exciting future. Bobbie Reno, East Greenbush Town Historian and Society Board member, will discuss the historical events leading up to the present. 

In 1812 the United States Government purchased a tract of land at Clinton Heights and established the Cantonment Greenbush as headquarters for the US Army Northern Division, War of 1812. When the government closed the Cantonment Greenbush, the property was subsequently sold. 

In 1925 Cantonment Farm and Hathornden Estates were purchased by Harold Veeder who developed the property known as Hampton Manor in East Greenbush. Hampton Manor is a vibrant community in the town and home to many of its residents today. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.

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