At Your Library

At Your Library 03.24.22

Come to Breakfast and Books on April 9th!

Enjoy complimentary breakfast and coffee, generously provided by the Sand Lake Kiwanis, and share the love of books on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00am-12:00noon at the Sand Lake Town Library. 

The Kiwanis food truck will be there and so will the SLTL Friends! It’s a chance for community members to connect with the library and meet members of the SLTL Friends. Join us as we share conversation and a few activities in the library as we celebrate National Library Week! 

We’ve been meeting since the beginning of the pandemic to support the library and its programs. So join us for “Breakfast and Books” to find out who we are and what we do as we officially announce (in- person!) our nonprofit group. For more information, contact or or pick up a brochure at the library.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SLTL Book Club meets Wednesday, April 6 at 7 pm on zoom to discuss “The Book Collectors” by Delphine Minoui. Contact the library for connection information.

Stop by on Saturday, April 9 between 10am and 12pm for a Breakfast & Books Meet & Greet with the SLTL Friends.

Tech Help Sessions are back this April! Call 518-674-5050 to reserve a time slot to bring in your device & get your questions answered. Wednesday, April 13 & April 27, 2 – 3pm. 

Pick up kids’ Take & Make kits at the circulation desk – a different one each week!

Seed Swap: new flower seeds are here. Help yourself and please share any extra seeds you may have.

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, and starting April 6 the USS Slater.

Check the Community Calendar at for events around town. Submit events to

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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Ever wonder how pictures spark the imagination? How words weave images in the mind or how artists recycle and reuse everyday materials into new ideas? Get answers to these questions at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, or indulge your interest in local history and art at the Albany Institute of History and Art, just two of the many museums you can visit using our free passes. Go to for a complete list.

Time once more for the monthly meeting of the North Greenbush Public Library’s Board of Trustees. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village (1 Eastwyck Circle), The public is welcome.

Our mask policy remains in place for all patrons entering the library. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. For information call 518-283-0303.

Understanding Shakespeare with Tom Bulger

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, April 7 – May 5, from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Please have Act One read for the April 7th discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. This is a hybrid program, participants may attend in person or through zoom according to preference. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Spring Book and Media Sale 

EAST GREENBUSH – Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for adults (no children’s books). Huge selection, low prices! Cash, check or credit card accepted. Friday, April 8 – Noon – 5:30 PM; Saturday , April 9 – 10 AM – 4:30 PM; Sunday – BAG SALE – Noon – 3 PM . Proceeds to benefit the East Greenbush Community Library.

Adult Book Group

TROY – Our monthly book group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you! This is a hybrid program, you may attend in person or via Zoom according to your preference.

Here are our upcoming book selections:

•April 4th – I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

•May 2nd – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Shwalbe

•June 6th – Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

•July 11th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 1-21

•August 8th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 22-33

•September 5th – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

This discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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

TROY – 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 The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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