At Your Library

At Your Library 03.18.21

Sisters in Crime, Upper Hudson Chapter –  The East Greenbush Community Library and The Albany Public Library Present Murderous March 2021 

ALBANY/EAST GREENBUSH – With Guest of Honor Sujata Massey – Winner of the 2019 Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and Special Guest Alison Gaylin – Winner of the 2019 Edgar© for Best Paperback Original.

The Mavens of Mayhem will be joined by authors from New York City, Western New York, and New England. Free Virtual Conference – March 19th and 20th 

 For more information and to register:

Spring Pop Up

TROY – The Friends of the Troy Public Library are having a POP-UP B00K SALE at the Troy Farmers Market on Saturday, March 20 from 9-2 and at the Make It Up State Marketplace on Sunday March  21 from 10-2— both at the old Price Chopper Super Market At 865 2nd Ave. Troy. We are bringing a wide selection of nearly new books in all your favorite genres.   Come say hello!

Guided Meditation at The Troy Public Library

TROY – Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at or by stopping at the information desk.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Renowned WII Educator to Teach Course at Stephentown Memorial Library

STEPHENTOWN –  On March 31 and April 7 at 6:30 p.m., renowned educator and World War II historian Greig Seidor will offer a two-part class on the Battle of Britain, a pivotal event in the war and the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. Presented in partnership with the Stephentown Memorial Library, this class will explore how the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy strategized to defeat the German air force, the Luftwaffe. “The Battle of Britain: How the British Developed an Employed an Air Defense System to Defeat the German Luftwaffe in 1940” will be hosted on Zoom, and is free and open to the public. For more information or to register for the class, visit our website or call us at 518-733-5750.

This riveting, interactive class will feature little-known details about the battle, on more than 100 illustrated slides. From the British air defense’s comprehensive, multipart system to how the military strategy was successfully executed, “The Battle of Britain” is an in-depth look at a turning point in modern history. It will also discuss the role of the Supermarine Spitfire, a groundbreaking high-performance aircraft that played a critical role in the defeat of the Luftwaffe. This month marks the 85th anniversary of the maiden flight of first Spitfire.

Greig Siedor is a retired attorney and a graduate of Trinity College and Yale Law School. A longtime educator who has taught WWII courses at Berkshire OLLI, the Taconic Learning Center, and Berkshire School, he lives in Geneva, Illinois.

East Greenbush Community Library Programs

EAST GREENBUSH – Hours: Mon, 9-4 pm; Tue/Thu/Fri 11-6pm; Wed 11-7 pm; Sat 10-4pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open! Get updates at 518-477-7476 or Masks & social distancing required. Please keep visits brief.

Save the Date: Saturday April 24th at 1pm is the Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event! Register, starting March 27th, at Film critics Jackson Murphy & Jim Dixon will discuss the nominated movies, performances, and achievements. In addition, there will be a Q&A with attendees and fun surprises.

Register for Programs (registration is required unless noted):

3/19: Virtual Animal Crossing Trivia (Gr 6-12), 4p

3/22: Crafts & Conversation, 11a; Monday Night Book Chat, 7p, our Facebook page (no registration)

3/23: Virtual Storytime, 10a

3/25: Women’s History Month Virtual Presentation: Edmonia Lewis (Sculptor) presented by EG Town Historian Bobbie Reno, 7p

3/27: Registration opens for the Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event happening on Saturday April 24th at 1p

3/29 Monday Night Book Chat, 7p, our Facebook page (no registration)

3/30: Virtual Storytime, 10a; Hands-On Virtual Cooking Class with Felisha Chandler of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 11a

3/31: Cord Cutting 101: Virtual Edition, 6:30p

Visit kids blog “Check It Out with Charlie” at Readers Advisory Services and Kids Book Bundles Fill out the online form with your preferences, we’ll select books to match and put them on hold for you! You can also call 518-477-7476 for help.

Borrow Laptops and hotspots! Kids tablets, movies-on-the-go, and audiobooks from Playaway. Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources: Technology (, business, career skills, education and more at

Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 3/21-3/27

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

We are open for walk-in service with limited capacity & services. Check or call for current info. We also offer curbside pick-up!


Cool Science: Salt Crystals – Kit available for pick-up through 4/3 – Make salt crystals & learn about crystallization!

Take & Make Crafts: Food Fun – Kit available for pick-up through 4/3 – Make fun, food-themed crafts – just don’t try to eat them!

Teen Time: Candy Sushi – Kit available for pick-up through 4/3 – For teens in 6th-12th grades only. Create delicious candy sushi at home.

Share-a-Joke Challenge – Submit video by 3/29 to enter to win – Send a brief video of you telling a favorite joke to and you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate. For all ages.

Spring Break Week Fun Pack – Available for pick-up from 3/15 through 4/10 – Looking for extra fun during the school break week? Our Fun Pack includes a science experiment, coloring & puzzle sheets, a craft, and a surprise toy! Ideal for ages 7-12; available to all ages.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Wed., 3/24 – Join Miss Joelle for a story & rhymes/songs at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Full storytime series playlist:

Craft & Chat – Thu., 3/25, 8:00pm – Join us with your project and have company while you knit, crochet, quilt, color, or make other art or craft projects. For adults. Email for Zoom connection info. 

Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive – This fundraiser is ongoing! – Take your returnable bottles & cans to 6 Center Redemption, 550 South St., Rensselaer, NY 12144 & let them know you’d like to donate to the Friends of Castleton Public Library.

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting & News

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Board will hold their monthly meeting virtually on Thursday, March 18 at 6:45pm on Agenda items include approval of amended financial policies, as well as a discussion of a new sick leave policy and a Pandemic Operations Plan. Connection information will be posted on the SLTLibrary website that day.

Check out our pre-school storytime videos on YouTube and pick up a corresponding craft for the little ones at the library.

Sand Lake Town Library is participating in digital classes provided by our Upper Hudson Library System. On Thursday, March 25 at 7pm you can join trainer Nate Heyer for a Digital Organization Workshop. Nate will take you on a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, saving time and maximizing efficiency. On April 1 at 7pm, there will be a session on Google Apps Suite for those at a beginner level. Both sessions will be held online via GoToMeeting. See our website for details and the registration link for this and other classes provided to us by Upper Hudson Library System and trainer Nate Heyer.

Check out the Arlene Schulman prints and the fun Dr. Seuss Baskets put together by the SLTLibrary Friends. Enter in a drawing between now and April 10th to win one.

Thank you to the Walsh Family, Norma Williams Lasch, Peggy & Jim Goold and everyone who contributed to the library’s fundraising campaign.

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