At Your Library

At Your Library 02.10.22

Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

New York State of Health- Health Coverage Informational Session: Thurs. 2/17, 1-4 pm -New York State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, announced that Health Insurance Enrollment Assisters will be visiting the Nassau Free Library to educate New Yorkers about enrolling in quality, affordable health coverage. Enrollment Assisters can provide in-person assistance to answer questions, schedule appointments, and help with enrollment. 

Open Mic Night: Fri. 2/18, 6 pm– Calling all musicians, poetry lovers, comedians & audience members! Join us for Open Mic night where we invite local performance artists of all kinds to gather and share their art at the library. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or email for details about the vaccination requirements for this program. Masks are required by all in attendance with the exception of the performers when performing.

Exploring the U.S. Civil Rights Trail- Alabama: Tues. 2/22, 6 pm-Jeannette Scott will share her travels to Alabama to experience part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Jeannette will talk about her experience through a photo presentation and highlight important notes about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Space is limited. Masks and registration are required.

Please register for all programs: call 518-766-2715 or email Masks are required in the library. 

Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in Nassau, NY. Visit Us On Facebook & the web at

North Greenbush Public Library Update

We may be in the middle of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil, but for the North Greenbush Library, winter, and our Winter Reading Challenge, will wrap up on February 28. Submit your completed bingo sheets to or drop them off at the circulation desk, with your name and contact information on every sheet. Each completed bingo sheet is eligible for one raffle ticket. It’s not too late to get started–bingo sheets are available for children, teens, and adults. Go to to download sheets or pick some up at the circulation desk. Raffle winners will be announced on March 1.

Hoping for chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Why not add a craft kit to your wish list! NGPL has a fun, Valentine’s Day, take-home craft kit for the kids to enjoy. It includes a make-your-own bookmark and heart wreath. Pick one up at the circulation desk beginning Feb 11. Kits available while supplies last.

‘A Walk in the Woods’ by Bill Bryson is the book choice for our February virtual book club meeting, to be held Monday, February 28 at 6 PM on Zoom. Bryson chronicles his attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. To reserve a copy of the book and get the Zoom meeting link, email

What to do with your empty beverage cans and bottles? Bring them to the 6 Cent Redemption Center, 461 Main Ave, and request that your deposit refund be donated to the library. The program is part of the North Greenbush Friends of the Library initiative to promote the library and community interaction.

Presidents’ Day, over a week away, will be observed by the library by closing on Monday, Monday, February 21. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 22 at 10 AM.

Our hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. All library patrons are required to wear masks. Visits are limited to 30 minutes. Further information may be obtained by calling 518-293-0303.

New Book Group Starting

The Troy Public Library, Lansingburgh Branch is restarting the Lansingburgh Book Group. The group will meet every 4-5 weeks in the Lansingburgh Library and decide what they will chose to read from suggested titles. If interested contact Laurie Dreyer, the Branch Manager at 518 235 5310 who will facilitate the discussion. The Library is located at 27 114th. St. Lansingburgh.

East Greenbush Community Library

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! 

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. 

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

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. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, and Marlon Wayans. Register. 

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 & get suggestions for read-alikes to your favorites. No registration req’d. 

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.

Virtual Book Club at The Stephentown Memorial Library

Tuesday, February 15 at 4:30

This month’s book is The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are always welcome and should register online at the library’s website.

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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