North Greenbush Public Library Update
Share your love of reading with a child and participate in Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 5, at the North Greenbush Library. In its 11th year, this international initiative is an opportunity for families to engage with their local library. Stop by between 10 AM and 2 PM to take part
in a library scavenger hunt and a Valentine’s Day card craft table. Then don’t forget to engage your children in choosing books from our book sale, which is ongoing through the month of February. Purchase a new, glorious book tote with the North Greenbush Library’s logo for $4 and fill it to brimming.
And it’s not too late to participate in our Winter Reading Challenge. Pick up sheets for you and your children to complete with all the titles of books they are reading, especially books from our sale! Children, teens, and adults are all eligible to enter the challenge and be part of the raffle for prizes.
Our book club has chosen Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ for the February meeting, to be held via Zoom on Monday, Feb 28 at 6 PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the book and the Zoom link. New members are always welcome.
Our hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are needed; visits are limited to 30 minutes. All patrons are required to wear masks. Any questions? Call us at 518-283-0303.
Sand Lake Town Library News
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 sandlaketownlibrary.org for events around town. Submit events to email@example.com.
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
Hours: Mon & Fri 10-6; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. Check eglibrary.org or call 518-477-7476 for updates. Event details & registration: https://events.eglibrary.org. We have programs for kids & teens too!
February Friends Mini Book Sale featuring Romance books. Other topics are available in the year-round sale display next to the public computers. Books for all ages; stock replenished often.
2/3, 6p: Libby 101: A Virtual Intro 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.
2/4, 2/11, 2/18 @ 11a: Open Knit/Crochet. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your supplies/current projects to work on and enjoy the supportive company of other crafters. Walk-in.
2/9, 1p: Afternoon Movie (in library): 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.
2/9, 2/16, 2/23 @ 7p: Wednesday Night Book Chat (Library’s Facebook). Tell us what you’ve been reading lately. Get tips on what to read next and get suggestions for read-alikes to your favorites. No registration req’d.
2/12, 10:30a or 2p: Saturday Movie (in library): Respect. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom. Register.
2/17, 6:30p: Virtual Trivia (Zoom). Find out what everyone is raving about! Join as a team or individual. Register.
2/20, 2p: Live Jazz Concert: The Arch Stanton Quartet will play 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 www.thetroylibrary.org. 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.