At Your Library

At Your Library 03.02.23

East Greenbush Community Library Programs

Hours: Mon/Fri 10-6p; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8p; Sat 10-5p; Sun 1-5p. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. For a full listing of programs and to register go to or call 518-477-7476.

Wednesdays, 7-9p: Wednesday Night Book Chat (WNBC). What have you been reading lately? Share your recent reads and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers. Look for our post at No registration is required.

3/10, 1p: The First Ladies as Style Icons. First Ladies have been admired for many reasons. For some, their sense of style defined their image. Learn how some first ladies influenced fashion trends and defined the style of their time. Register.

3/12, 2p: Historical Society: History of the Ilium Club presented by Barbara Urban, historian for the Ilium Club. The talk will include the history of the club and other women’s groups in the country that came into being around the same era – all for the “intellectual betterment of women.” Register.

3/13,10:30a-5p: AARP SMART Driver Course. Class fee is $25 AARP members / $30 non-AARP members. Payment by check (made out to AARP) is strongly preferred. Register.

3/16, 1p: 3rd Thursday Movie Matinee: On the Basis of Sex (PG13). Young wife, mother, and lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg battles the U.S. Supreme Court for gender equality and women’s rights. Her trailblazing work paved the way for her to become a beloved Supreme Court Justice. Register.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Did you know that Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2? We’re celebrating Thursday Crafternoons with a Dr. Seuss related craft on Thursday, March 2, and more book character-themed crafts for the month of March. Join us in the Children’s Room from 3-5 PM.

Come to Storytime Tuesday mornings in the Town Hall Annex, at 11 AM.

If you’re between the ages of 10-12, join our Tween Book Club on Saturday, March 4, at noon, for a discussion of the book “The Westing Game” by Ellen Rasken. We’ll work on a related craft and partake of snacks.

Digital devices got you down? Then you won’t want to miss our next “Bring Your Own Device Tech Help” with Delia Hubbard, digital literacy instructor from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, on Wednesday, March 15, from 1-2 PM. Call the library to reserve a 15-minute appointment.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Call the library at 518-283-0303

Sand Lake Town Library Events

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. March 8: Bears!

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help, Thursday, March 16, 11 – 12 with CCE Digital Literacy Educator Delia Hubbard.

SLTL Board Meeting Thursday, March 16, 6:45pm.

Babysitting Class Saturday, March 18, 10 – 2 – registration required.

Author/Illustrator Logan Kline Thursday, March 30 at 6pm presents his award winning picture book Finding Fire to teens and adults interested in the process of making a children’s picture book.

Art Exhibit –Local artist Pat Carley now on display along with a display of mini-quilt book covers from the Capital District Modern Quilt Guild. Quilt Guild Reception and Open Sew on April 1, 10am – 2pm.

Sand Lake Spelling Bee – Adults, find a partner and get practicing for the Sand Lake Spelling Bee! Date to be announced soon, winners progress to the Upper Hudson Library System Spell-Off on Sunday, April 30. Details on our website.

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.

A Spin on Words with Friends

If you love word games, the Sand Lake Town Library Friends has a fun challenge for you! The Great Upper Hudson Library System is sponsoring a Spell-Off that highlights words selected with adults in mind. And we are buzzing with excitement for our local spelling bee at the end of March! 

So team up with a family member or friend (must be 18 or older) to compete. Children aged 10-13 can also be on a team with an adult. The winning SLTL 2-person team will head to the final Spell-Off against winners from other libraries on April 30th. 

Look for more i-n-f-o at the library, both online or in-person. Email with questions.

Events at Troy Public Library 3/5 – 3/11

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.

Meet and Greet with the Friends of the Library – Sun, Mar 5, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Meet other Friends and supporters, and help celebrate the reconfiguration of the main area of the library. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will receive a “Book Seller” buck–redeemable at our book store, open during the event.

Chair Yoga – Mon, Mar 6 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us every Monday for Chair Yoga, performed using a chair for balance and support. 

Lego Brick Builders – Mon., Mar 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) & Wed., Mar 8, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. 

Adult Book Discussion Group – Mon, Mar 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Main) This month we are discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Stop by whether you have read the book or not!

Adult Mystery Book Group – Tues, Mar 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) this month we are discussing The Search by Tana French. Stop by whether you have read the book or not!

Silly Science Night – Tues, Mar 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Learn the science behind what makes each activity work, and bring home a fund DIY craft. For children 4-12. Children under 7 must have a adult present at all times.

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Mar 9, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Mar 3, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

French Club – Thur, Mar 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Need some help with your French or just looking to improve? Reserve a seat at the table for free French tutoring!

Berkshire Sampler with Author Kevin O’Hara

To honor St. Patrick’s Day, author Kevin O’Hara will present “A Berkshire Sampler,” reading selected short stories at the North Chatham Free Library on Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm. 

A lively Q&A with the audience will follow the reading. The library is located at 4287 Route 203, North Chatham. Registration is required. Email:

Compost is Black Gold

On March 15 from 10-11 PM, join Master Gardener Kathryn Schneider at the North Chatham Free Library as she covers the biochemistry of composting, what to put in the mix, types of bins, and how to avoid problems. Learn how to generate compost from kitchen scraps and yard waste and manage the process to yield piles of valuable material. Email to register. 

This presentation is provided by the Library’s Live & Learn Committee and is supported in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Bank of Green County Charitable Foundation. The Library is at 4287 Route 203, North Chatham.

Meet Your Friends at the Library

The Friends of the Troy Public Library is hosting a Meet and Greet on Sunday, March 5, from 2-4 at the Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th. St. Lansingburgh. 

The public is invited to join Friends, volunteers and supporters and help celebrate the reconfiguration of the main area of the Library. It now features a larger more inviting Young People’s area and more private computer workstations for adults. The event is free.

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