At Your Library

At Your Library 01.27.22

North Greenbush Public Library Update

The North Greenbush Public Library’s board of trustees meeting will be virtual this month, on Zoom. To join us on Thursday, January 27 at 7 PM, email for the link.

We’re having a book bag sale at the library! Stop by the circulation desk and pick up one of the library’s new, hunter-green tote bags with the library’s logo, for four dollars, then fill it to bursting with books from our book sale area. The sale runs through Saturday, February 5.

Once you’ve filled your new tote bag, pick up a bingo sheet (and one for each member of your family and friends!) to join our Winter Reading Challenge, which runs through Feb 28. Start reading and complete a sheet to earn one raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be announced on March 1. Bingo sheets

can also be downloaded from our website,

We are open Monday through Friday, 10 AM-7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Patrons are required to wear masks; visits are limited to 30 minutes. Grab ‘N’ Go is still available. Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Sand Lake Town Library News

The Sand Lake Town Library Book Club will meet Wednesday, February 2 to discuss “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie” by Lisa Napoli. March’s book selection is “A Children’s Bible.”

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 5, 10am – 2pm. Crafts, stories on the hour, free books and more! Call to register – masks required.

Pick up kids’ take’n’make kits at the circulation desk – a different one each week!

Library Aide and Substitute positions now open. Call for more information.

Have a favorite magazine subscription that you’d like to share with others rather than recycle? Consider donating gently read issues to the library. Contact if interested and we’ll see if the title fits our collection.

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.

Chocolate Friendzy at the Poestenkill Library

The Friends of Poestenkill Library hoped this year’s Chocolate Friendzy would return to the in-person social event that so many have come to look forward to each year. However, due to social distancing protocols and the continued concerns relating to Covid-19, we are erring on the side of caution. Don’t worry though, you can still sample a variety of delicious, homemade, chocolate baked goods and treats with the To Go Chocolate Friendzy! 

To Go Boxes are available by pre-order only. Each box will contain 5-7 chocolate goodies, and is priced at just $5.00. Stop by the library to order your To Go Boxes. Payment will be due upon pick-up, which will take place on Saturday, 2/12, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

For the chocoholics out there whose sweet tooth might not be completely satisfied by a To Go Box, the Friends are also raffling off a Gigantic Chocolate Gift Basket. Your $5.00 entry earns you three chances to win. Tickets are on sale now at the library circulation desk. 

The Friends are still accepting sign-ups for baker donations as well. If you would like to donate homemade chocolate baked goods or treats to fill the To Go boxes, please sign up at the library. Please note that all chocolate treats must be dropped off at the library on Thursday, 2/10, between 1:00 and 8:00 pm.

East Greenbush Community Library

New Hours: Mon & Fri 10-6; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8; Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Check or call 518-477-7476 for updates. Event details & registration: We have programs for Kids & teens too.

Friends Mini Book Sale featuring Romance books! Other topics are in year-round sale display next to the public computers. Books/genres for all ages; stock replenished often.

1/28, 2/4,/2/11, 2/18: 11a: Open Knit/Crochet. All levels welcome. Bring your supplies & current projects to work on & enjoy the supportive company of other crafters. Walk-in.

2/1, 6p: Greenbush Garden Club: Longwood Gardens Video Tour. Experience an up-close, hour-long video tour of more than 50 outdoor/indoor gardens and discover why Longwood Gardens is truly “a world apart.” Meeting @ 6p, video tour @ 6:30p. Register.

2/2, 7p: Wednesday Night Book Chat (Library’s Facebook). Tell us what you’ve been reading lately. Get some good tips on what to read next & get suggestions for read-alikes to your favorites. No registration req’d.

2/3, 6p: Libby 101: A Virtual Introduction To Libby App. Get started with e-books & e-audiobooks. Learn the basics on how to use the app, add library card & how to listen or read e-content on your devices. Register.

2/9, 1p: Afternoon Movie: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn play an affluent couple whose liberal views are put to the test when their daughter brings home her fiancé who also happens to be a black doctor (played by Sidney Poitier). Register.

2/17, 6:30p: Virtual Trivia. Find out what everyone is raving about! Join as a team or individual. Register.

2/20, 2p: Live Jazz Concert: The Arch Stanton Quartet. Listen to original Jazz compositions composed by quartet member, guitarist & composer, Roger Noyes, with readings inspired by scenes or motifs from “Invisible Man”, along with a rendition of Fat’s Wallers’ “Black & Blue.” Register.

Identity Theft Educational Seminar

Attend a FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00 pm, on Identity Theft and learn more about potential risks and how to protect yourself and your family. Identity theft is a constant threat. 1 in 3 adults in America have experienced identity theft. Join us as we go over Social Security Number Theft, Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft, Financial Identity Theft and Driver’s License Theft. Educate yourself on how people steal your personal information, so you can reduce the chances of it happening to you.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. 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.

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.

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