At Your Library

At Your Library 02.09.23

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. Go to or call 518-477-7476 for a full list of programs.

Participate in our Winter Reading Challenge, now through Feb. 26th! This year’s theme is “Passport to Adventure” and is filled with lots of fun reading challenges for adults, kids & teens plus chances to win great prizes. Stop in or go to

Friends Ongoing Book Sale: See our sale display in the main library next to the public computers and main entrance. Selections are refreshed often, available year-round!

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

Registration is required for the following:

2/16, 1p: 3rd Thursday Matinee: Trip to Paradise (PG13, 104 minutes). 

2/19, 2p: SNOWDATE FOR movie, “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.

2/20, 10:30a-5p: AARP SMART Driver Course. $25 AARP member / $30 non-AARP member. Next course will be offered on March 13, registration is open.

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

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. 

3/7, 6p: Greenbush Garden Club: Maintaining Your Garden Tools with Master Gardener, Bob Sherwood, from the Rensselaer County CCE. Club meeting at 6pm, program at 6:30pm.

3/13,10:30a-5p: AARP SMART Driver Course.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the library will be closed on Monday, February 20. We will reopen Tuesday, February 21, at 10 AM.

Take a break from the cold and bring your children to our pre-school storytime every Tuesday morning at 11 AM, in the Annex in North Greenbush Town Hall. Each week has a unique theme, with stories, songs, games, and a related craft. 

Children a little older can join us for Crafternoons every Thursday in the library’s Children’s Room, between 3 and 5 PM, featuring a different craft

each week.

Stumped by your digital device? Don’t despair. Digital Literacy Educator Delia Hubbard will be at the library Wednesday, February 15, from 1-2 PM. Bring your cellphone, laptop, or tablet for answers to your questions. Reserve a time by calling the library or just drop in.

Get in the know! The monthly meeting of the NGPL Board of Trustees is slated for Thursday, February 23, at 7 PM, in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle off Best Road. The public is welcome to attend.

“Beartown” by Frederik Backman is the February Virtual Book Club selection. Join in the discussion via zoom on Tuesday, February 28, at 6:30 PM. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and email: to receive the meeting link.

Our Tween Book Club (ages 10-12) will discuss “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin on Saturday, March 4, at noon. Come for the talk, snacks and a craft!

Calling all children, teens and adults! Join our Winter Reading Challenge, by picking up a game sheet at the circulation desk. Bring your completed game sheets to the library, and enter for a chance at winning a prize!

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 2/12 – 2/18

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make Craft: Hearts and Crafts – Pick up anytime now through Saturday, 3/6 – This month’s kit is all about hearts! Enjoy creating fun heart crafts that also make great decorations!

Pajama Storytme – Tues., 2/14, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Afternoon Book Club – Weds., 2/15, 1:00pm – The Invisible Kingdom: Reimaginging Chronic Illness by Meghan O’Rourke. Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. 

Paper Bag Books – Weds., 2/15, 3:00-7:00pm -Drop in at the library to create and decorate your own special book made from paper bags!

Friends of CPL Meeting – Weds., 2/15, 5:30pm – Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome. 

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 2/16, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Paper Plate Twisting Art – Sat., 2/18, 11:00am – 3:00pm – Create unique art using paper plates and paint in a cool color mixing activity! For all ages.

Events at Troy Public Library 2/12 – 2/18

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.

Family Game night – Mon., Feb 13, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Main) Come to family game night in the Young People’s Room. Play our board games or bring your own!

Adult Craft Monday: DIY Stickers – Mon., Feb 13, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Create your own works of art or color prints of your favorite topics! Participants will leave with several stickers to decorate personal items, create works of art with, or gift to family and friends.

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

Silly Science Night – Tues, Feb. 14, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us at the Main Library for our monthly Silly Science Night! Learn the science behind what makes each activity work, and bring home a fun DIY craft. For children ages 4-12. Children under 7 must have an adult present at all times.

Dungeons and Dragons – Wed., Feb 15, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join gamemaster Ernst every Wednesday as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. 

Adult Yoga – Wed., Feb 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat.

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Feb 16, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Feb 17, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

Friday Knit & Crochet Group – Fri., Feb 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Main) Join the library for a bi-weekly stitching group. Come if you have experience knitting or crocheting or you want to start learning a new skill!

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.

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.

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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