At Your Library

At Your Library 01.26.23

The Goal is Zero Waste

Join an in-person presentation with members of Zero Waste, an organization committed to education and action that can move us toward zero waste in Columbia County. Held at the North Chatham Free Library Tuesday, February 7 from 10 AM – 11 AM, presenters Stephanie Sussman and Dee Duckworth will share strategies and tips on how to reuse as much as possible, minimize waste, and recycle and compost whenever possible. Even small changes have a bigger impact than you realize. Focus on reducing your waste, do not worry about totally eliminating it and everything will fall into place in time. 

Please email to register: The snow date is February 8 at 10 AM. The Library’s address: 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY 12132.

Upcoming Events at Poestenkill Library

LEGO Club will meet at the library on Wednesday, 2/1, at 6:30 PM. We have a great collection of LEGO and Duplo blocks, all you need to bring are your building ideas! Registration is required. Please call 518-283-3721 to register, or sign up at the library. 

The Check It Out Book Club has selected The Kitchen Front, by Jennifer Ryan, as their February read.This 2021 historical fiction novel tells the story of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives. Book Club will meet at the library on Thursday, 2/2, at 6:00 PM. New members are always welcome, and no registration is required. We have a limited supply of The Kitchen Front available at the circulation desk. It is also available in ebook format through the Libby app.

Are you trying to make sense of the A, B, C, Ds of Medicare? We can help! Join us at the library on Wednesday, February 8th, at 2:00PM as Candy Marrero, owner of Capital Region Medicare Specialists explains the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C & D and provides step-by-step instructions on how to find the best Medicare plan for your needs. 

Children are invited to enjoy stories and crafting during Storytime with Miss Erin, every Friday at 10:15.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

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

Storytime, Wednesdays, at 11am. Join us for stories, rhymes and a simple craft. February 1: farm animals!

Seed Swap on Saturday, February 4, 10:00 – 2. Stop by to share seeds and gardening tips.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 4, 10:00 – 2. Scavenger hunt, seed planting, and more. 

Art Exhibit –We have two new art exhibits: local photographer Tom Chesnut’s photos of local spots and of the West, plus a display of mini-quilt book covers from the Capital District Modern Quilt Guild.

Break up the winter doldrums with a museum visit. We have 3-day loans of museum passes to The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, & Norman Rockwell Museum.

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.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Love the library? Then “Take Your Child to the Library Day” (TYCLD), Saturday, Feb. 4, an international initiative to encourage families to introduce their children to their local library, is right up your alley! Drop into the North Greenbush Public Library anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM for a scavenger

hunt, and crafts for children to create, in the children’s room.

Let’s go LEGO! Our LEGO Club will meet Monday, January 30, 5:30 to 6:30PM. We supply the LEGO- kids supply the imagination!

Pre-school storytime continues on Tuesday at 11 AM, in the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex. Storytime brings children stories, songs, games, and a related craft, all based on a weekly theme. Thursday crafternoons, between 3 and 5 PM, feature a new craft project each week.

Join our Winter Reading Challenge, and slide into winter on the tails of our sledding penguin! All ages can join and enter to win a prize by completing a game sheet, available at the circulation desk.

Need an internet connection? We have Wifi hotspots available on a first-come, first-serve basis which are loaned for 7 days.

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

Greenbush Historical Society Presents “Up From Troy”

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society on February 12, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library when Jim Flanigan will talk about growing up locally and his many years of public service in Rensselaer County. Mr. Flanigan is the author of two memoirs, “Up From Second Street” and “The Great Paper Chase.” He was a member of the North Greenbush Town Board for 24 years, was employed in the administration of Rensselaer ARC for 34 years, and taught both on the high school and college levels. 

Mr. Flanigan’s talk with recollections of his years spent in Rensselaer County is sure to bring back memories of events from the past. Plan to be at the library on February 12 for a journey down memory lane with author, Jim Flanigan. Because seating is limited, please call the East Greenbush Community Library at 518-477-7476 to register.

Events at Troy Public Library, 1/29 – 2/4

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.

Adult Craft Night: Teacup Bookmark DIY – Mon., Jan 30, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Get crafty with scissors, glue, and scrapbook paper as we make adorable teacup bookmarks to brighten up your next read. All materials will be provided. RR

Family Game night – Mon., Jan 30, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Main) Head to the library each week for family game night in the Young People’s Room. Play our board games or bring your own!

Beginner’s Knitting Class – Tues., Jan 31, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) We are going to be starting from absolute scratch in this simple, one hour class for all would be knitters! Get prepared for our Beginning Knitting 4-class series in February and March with super knitter Elise Hiller! RR

Dungeons and Dragons – Wed., Feb 1, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join gamemaster Ernst every Wednesday as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to older teens and adults. 

Happily Ever After Book Club – Wed., Feb 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Main) Join us for our first meeting as we read Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

French Club – Thur., Feb 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main). Need some help with your French or just looking to improve? Reserve a seat at the table for FREE French tutoring. For ages 7-18.

Friday Knit & Crochet Group – Fri., Feb 3, 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!

Chocolate Friendzy at the Poestenkill Library

February is Love Your Library Month, and with it comes the return of the Chocolate Friendzy put on by the Friends of the Poestenkill Library! On Saturday, February 11, we will be holding a drawing for a giant basket full of chocolate treats. That day, you can also stop by and pick up your pre-ordered box of homemade chocolate goodies. Stop by the library today to purchase tickets for the drawing (3 for $5) or put in your pre-order for your to-go boxes (only $5 for a box of assorted treats). Last day to pre-order is Tuesday, February 7. For more info or for online pre-orders, visit

Award-Winning songwriters/musicians perform & present history of Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs

Join award-winning songwriters and musicians Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle at 2 pm on Sunday, January 29th at the East Greenbush Community Library for a unique music program bringing actual historic songs from the lumber camps in the Adirondack Mountains in the 1800’s. You will also hear to descriptive narrative of the history of the camps and music of that era. Registration is required, for details and to register call us at 518-477-7476 or visit us online at

The 1800’s were considered the golden era of the logging industry in the Adirondacks. It is an era when society first made huge demands for paper and lumber, and when there were few regulations for the harvesting of trees. Workers were attracted to the lifestyle of being a lumberjack even though the work was harsh and dangerous. Their songs were for leisure, with some written on the spot, or adapted from hearing them in passing. 

Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle are award-winning songwriters and musicians living near the Adirondacks. Cosby and Tom are also the recipients of the Dorn Space Arts Award for Music Outreach in 2019. Together they play originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica, and in many settings such as festivals, concert series, livestreams, and community events. Learn more at

The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY 12061. For more information about programs, collections and services please call 518-477-7476, email us at or visit us online at

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