At Your Library

At Your Library 03.10.22

Sand Lake Town Library News

Pi Day is coming! Stop at the library between 10am & 1pm on Saturday, March 12 for an early celebration of 3-14, Pi Day. Build a Lego Pi skyline or make a pi day bracelet. If you can’t make it on Saturday, come after school on Monday. Kindergarten and up.

Pick up kids’ take’n’make kits at the circulation desk – a different one each week!

SLT Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, March 17, 6:45pm. 

SLTL Friends will meet Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30pm.

The book for April’s book discussion will be “The Book Collectors” by Delphine Minoui; Wednesday, April 6.

Did you know that the library has wi-fi hotspots to loan? Borrow one for up to 14 days.

We also have museum passes to The Clark and MASS MoCA to checkout.

Check the Community Calendar at sandlaketownlibrary.org for events around town. Submit events to info@nullsandlaketownlibrary.org.

Library Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 3; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 for more information.

The Age of Worry: Book Talk with Steven B. Sandler

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, March 26, at 11:00 AM for a book talk with local Steven B. Sandler. 

Sandler is a psychiatrist practicing in Albany, New York. He teaches psychotherapy at Albany Medical Center, and he has lectured in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of “Tea with Freud, An Imaginary Conversation about How Psychotherapy Really Works.” His new book, “The Age of Worry,” is his first novel.

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.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

There’s a leprechaun on the loose in the children’s room and he’s brought his pot of gold with him! With “a little luck o’ the Irish” you’ll catch him and his gold next Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Be quick about it, for he’s only at the library between 10 AM and 7 PM, then he’s off to find a rainbow! Hand in the gold at the circulation desk and receive a small prize. All children and adults are welcome!

To get a little Irish inspiration, try one of the library’s take-home craft kits which include a handprint leprechaun, a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Chain, and a St Patrick’s Day “I Spy” sheet. The kits will be available beginning Monday, March 14, but hurry, for the leprechaun may hide them in his pot of gold when he leaves!

“Spring” into March with our take-home Storytime Kits, perfect for children ages 3-7. Each kit includes a free book, a fun craft, and a song suggestion list along with fun activities. Pick one up at the circulation desk.

Join our virtual book club this month and delve into mythology and legend, with the Greek goddess Circe—half titan, half nymph—who dares to challenge the gods, in Madeline Miller’s book “Circe.” The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 PM, via Zoom. For a copy of the book and the meeting link, email library@nullnorthgreenbushlibrary.org.

The North Greenbush Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village at 1 Eastwyck Circle. The public is welcome to attend.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Visits are limited to30 minutes; Grab ‘N’ Go is still available. Patrons must wear a mask while in the library. Any questions? Call 518-283-0303.

Friends of the Rensselaer Library

Thank you to all those who attended our presentation by Judee Synakowski on Mary Todd Lincoln – it was a great learning experience with good food and good company! 

As one of our fundraising efforts, please donate your bottle returns to the 6 Cent Redemption Center on South Street in Rensselaer, earmarking them for the Friends of the Rensselaer Library. 

Our next meeting will be March 17 at 6pm at the Library on East Street and new members are always needed and welcome.

Prepare for Medicare (Virtual Program)

Will you be retiring or turning 65 in 2022? Join us for this virtual event on Monday, Mar. 14, 6:00 pm. The Troy Public Library will be hosting Jennifer Lenihan of Jennifer4Seniors for this informative program. Get all the information you need to smoothly transition from individual or employer health coverage to Medicare. We will also be discussing the fundamentals of Original Medicare, the difference between Medicare Advantage plans vs. Medicare Supplements, Part D drug coverage and NY State Epic program.

This program is conducted via zoom. Registration is required. 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.

Poestenkill Library is Forming a Teen Advisory Group

Calling all Teens! Do you want to make a difference in your community and have fun hanging out with friends while doing so? Have your parents, teachers, or guidance counselors recommended adding more extracurricular activities to your resume? Do you have ideas and suggestions for how to make the library more entertaining and inviting for teens? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider joining the new Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Poestenkill Library!

TAG’s mission is to expand and promote young adult services at Poestenkill Library through teen engagement, cooperation, and partnership. 

As a member of TAG, teens will work with their peers and the library director to:

Provide input on how to create and maintain a cool and functional area for teens in the library

Recommend books, movies, graphic novels and other materials for the library to add to the collection

Develop young adult programs and services of interest to the local teen community

Plan and facilitate teen lead programs and events at the library 

If you would like to learn more about TAG, or are interested in joining the group, please contact Donna Riley at 518-283-3721 or by email at Director@nullPoestenkilllibrary.org. 

A first meeting date will be scheduled for late March taking into consideration the scheduling availability of interested teens.

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.

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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