At Your Library

At Your Library 02.02.23

Book Sale

Book Sale at the Brunswick Community Library. $5 to fill a bag of books! February 13 & 14, 10 am – 6 pm. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. 518-279-4023.

Adult Clothing Swap

Adult Clothing Swap at the Brunswick Community Library, February 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. 518-279-4023.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Seed Swap on Saturday, February 4, 10:00 – 2. Stop by to share seeds and gardening tips. Don’t have seeds of your own to share? Come anyway!

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

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 8: Valentine’s Day; February 15: Birds!

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help, Thursday, February 16, 11 – 12

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.

February at Rensselaer Public Library

Craft Night for Adults: Thursday Feb 9, 6 PM. Paint a simple landscape while sharing refreshments and crafts you’ve made. Call 518-462-1193 to sign up.

NY’s Hero, the Erie Canal: Wednesday Feb 22, 11 AM. Learn about the Erie canal from conception to creation from a comic book point of view. Participants will then create their own canal themed comic strip based on the story of Winnie Brown. Presented by Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Please call 518-462-1193 to sign up. More information on the Library and our events is at

A Reminder

The Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library are still accepting your donations of recyclable bottles at the 6 Cents Deposit Center at 401 Main Avenue in Wynantskill, NY. 

We also have a delightful Valentine Basket for your loved ones at the library. The drawing will be on February 13th at 12 Noon. Why not become a member of the Friends and see what you can do to further the activities and programs of your beloved library? Call the library @ 518 283-0303. 

Leave your name and phone number and a member of the Friends will contact you as soon as possible.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Find out at our Thursday Crafternoon, Feb 2, when the ground hogs surface for Groundhog’s Day! We’ll create a ground hog themed craft in the Children’s Room between 3 and 5 PM.

Come for a library scavenger hunt and crafts day this Saturday, February 4, for “Take Your Child to the Library Day”, between 10 AM and 2 PM in the Children’s Room. Find movies and music, books for your youngest or teen reader. “Take Your Child to the Library Day” (TYCLD) is an international

initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Explore the North Greenbush Public Library for all that’s new and exciting!

Digital Literacy Educator Delia Hubbard, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, returns to the library on Wednesday, February 15 from 1-2 PM. Bring your device-cellphone, laptop, tablet-for technical help. Call the library to reserve a time or drop in to get personal, technical help.

Follow our sledding penguin to our circulation desk, and pick up a game sheet to join our Winter Reading Challenge, open to all ages. Then “slide into winter” with a cozy book and a completed game sheet, and enter to for a chance at winning a prize!

Don’t let the lack of an internet connection slow you down. We have Wifi hotspots available on a first-come, first-served basis, on loan 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.

Events at Troy Public Library, 2/5 – 2/11

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., Feb 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) & Wed., Feb 8, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. Ages 5+. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Family Game night – Mon., Feb 6 , 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!

Adult Book Discussion Group – Mon., Feb 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Main) Join us for our book group! This month we are discussing Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger.

Adult Mystery Book Group – Tues., Feb 7, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) This week we are reading The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi. All are welcome.

Abolition & Escape – Tues., Feb. 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan for an illustrated lecture about the Underground Railroad and the Rensselaer County residents who fought against slavery. RR

Dungeons and Dragons – Wed., Feb 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. 

French Club – Thur., Feb 9, 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. RR

DIY Valentines – Fri., Feb 10, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Main) Join us for a Valentine’s Day Card workshop. Participants can craft cards out of cardstock, scrapbook paper, ribbon, buttons, lace, stickers, stamps, and other accessories. For teens and adults. RR

DIY Valentine Drop-In – Tues., Feb 14 (Lansingburgh) Make Valentines all day! Materials available in the library.

Free Movie Matinee at EG Library: Ticket To Paradise PG13

Join us at the East Greenbush Community Library on Thursday, February 16 at 1 pm for a showing of “Ticket to Paradise” PG13 – 104 mins. 

A light-hearted comedy starring David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Julia Roberts), two divorced parents who can’t stand each other, head to Bali after their daughter, Lily, announces her plans to marry a local islander she just met while on holiday.

This movie is free of charge and will be shown in our spacious meeting room which has been newly upgraded with top-notch audio and visual technology and room-darkening shades for the full movie house effect.

Please register for this event. Titles may be subject to change due to availability. Call us at 518-477-7476 or register online at or Event contact: and 518-477-7476 ext. 101 or 102

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 online at

Upcoming Programs & Events at Poestenkill Library

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. 

The Friends of the Library are once again hosting a To-Go Chocolate Friendzy. To-Go boxes filled with an assortment of homemade chocolate treats are available for pre-order only, at a cost of just $5.00 per box. Boxes must be picked up at the library on 2/11 between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can order your To Go Boxes online at, or by stopping by the library during our regular hours. Please note, this year there is a limit of 2 boxes per person as only 50 boxes are available. Payment will be due upon pick-up. 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 scrumptious Chocolate Gift Basket. Tickets for theraffle are $3.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and are on sale now at the library circulation desk.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Children are invited to drop-in between 2:00 and 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day Coloring & Crafting. 

On Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 PM, Ms. Phil will be leading another fun STEM program. Join us at the library to make your own Newton’s Cradle! We will be using a hot glue gun during this project, so we are recommending this activity for children age 8+. Younger children are welcome to attend provided they have an accompanying adult who will provide additional assistance and supervision. Registration is required for this program. Please call 518-283-3721 to register or at your name to the sign-up list at the library.

East Greenbush Community Library

Hours: Mon/Fri 10-6p; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8p; Sat 10-5p; Sun 1-5p. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. View all programs at or call 518-477-7476. Located at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061.

The Winter Reading Challenge continues through 2/26 for all ages! To register stop in or go to

The Friends mini-book sale is open year-round! See the sale display in the main library next to the public computers and main entrance. Selections are refreshed often.

2/9, 6:30p: Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation with Disney expert Valerie Gugala. Register.

2/12, 2p: Historical Society: Reflections of Seven Decades in North Greenbush with local Author, Jim Flanigan. Register.

2/15 & 22, 7-9p: What have you been reading lately? Join our Wednesday Night Book Chat to share your recent reads and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers. Look for our WNBC Facebook post at No registration required.

2/16, 1p: 3rd Thursday Movie Matinee: Ticket To Paradise (PG13). Register.

2/19, 2p: SNOWDATE FOR “Mrs. Harris goes to Paris.” If you were registered to attend on January 19th and stayed away due to bad weather, please re-register for this event. Register.

2/20, 10:30-5p: AARP SMART Driver. $25 members, $30 non-members. Register.

2/22, 3p: Become an Expert Communicator to Gain Respect and Avoid Conflict. Register.

2/28, 2-4p: Tech Tuesday: Lifestyle Apps. Learn how to search for free or paid mobile apps that will enhance your daily lifestyle or support your favorite hobbies. Register.

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.

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.

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