At Your Library

At Your Library 01.20.22

Written in the Stars: Constellation Embroidery Program

TROY – It’s a new year–try out a new craft! Learn intro embroidery techniques and create a constellation embroidery with the Troy Public Library. All supplies, from hoops to fabric to patterns, will be provided, along with basic instruction on completing your pattern of choice. Suitable for adult patrons, sign-up will be limited to 10 participants. This program is hybrid, with participants attending in person or via Zoom.

This program will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 6-7:30PM, in the second-floor Art Gallery of the Main Library.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required; register online at, in person, or by calling 518-274-7071. Registration is capped at 10 participants. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Simplify Weekly Meal Planning (Virtual Event)

TROY – Are you bored with your meal choices? Would you like to make cooking and meal planning less stressful? Join us for this virtual event, February 2nd, 2022, at 6:00 pm, for this class where you will learn tips, strategies, and recipes for delicious weekly meals. We will cover stretching meals creatively over multiple days, delicious flavor combinations, kitchen organization, and simple strategies that work whether you are cooking for one or a crowd. This program is conducted via zoom. 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.

Meet Mary Todd Lincoln

RENSSELAER – Thursday February 13, 6 PM at Rensselaer Public Library. In recognition of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the Friends of the Rensselaer Library invite you to have tea and dessert with Mary Todd Lincoln, as portrayed in period dress by Judee Synakawski. She is a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters and has portrayed Mrs. Lincoln for many years at numerous events around the northeast.

Please call 462-1193 to reserve your seat. As a reminder, masks must be worn by everyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, while In the Library. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed. The Rensselaer Public Library is on East street, across from the long-term parking for the train station.

The Book Seller Winter Hours

LANSINGBURGH – The Book Seller will be open once again on Saturdays 10-4 with an enhanced collection of recently acquired “gently used” books and CDs. We are eager to welcome new shoppers and browsers as well as our regular customers once again. At the Lansingburgh Library 27 114th St. Lansingburgh.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – The SLTL Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, January 20 at 6:45pm to discuss by-laws, committee assignments, conflict of interest, plan of service, and Continuing Operations Plan. The meeting may be moved to zoom – check the library website the day of the meeting for the link.

SLTL Friends meeting Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30.

This month’s take’n’make kits feature polar bears, penguins, and winter mittens – a different one each week!

The SLTL Book Club’s February choice is available: “susan, linda, nina, & cokie” by Lisa Napoli.

Library Substitute positions now open. Call for more information.

Check the Community Calendar at for events around town. Submit events to

Library Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 3; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 for more information.

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