At Your Library

At Your Library 03.25.21

The Book Seller is Open

TROY – The Book Seller is once again open Saturdays from 10 to 2 at the Lansingburgh Library. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs.

The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to adding programs and services at the library, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to or follow us on Facebook at

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.

“The General” -Virtual Silent Film Event

TROY – On Friday, April 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm the Troy Public Library will be hosting a virtual screening of the Buster Keaton classic adventure-comedy, ‘The General’ with an original score composed and performed by Ryan Devine. There will be a Q & A session following the film where Ryan Devine will discuss the process of setting this classic film to music.

This free event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered byThe Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Registration is required. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at 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. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library Services & Programs

EAST GREENBUSH – Open 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.

Register for Programs (registration is required unless noted):

Attention Kids & Teens: Check out our events calendar for virtual programs for kids & teens that are happening during April school break!

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. No car stereo or DVD player required.

Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources at ( &

Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 3/28-4/3

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!


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.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Wed., 3/31 – Join Miss Joelle for a story & rhymes/songs at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Full storytime series playlist:

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.

Spring Break Week Fun Pack – Available for pick-up 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.

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

Sand Lake Town Library Events

SAND LAKE – Want to brush up on your tech skills? 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. Get 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.

The SLTL Book Club will be discussing “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds; adapted from “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi on Wednesday, April 7, 7pm on zoom. Contact the library for details. The May book is “Life after Life,” by Jill McCorkle,

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.

Watch our website for new storytime videos which we are posting on YouTube.

Thank you to Laura Mandelson & Bob Katz, Paul & Barbara Counterman, Mona & Fred DeMay, Roswitha G. Dorr, Jeanne Seel, and everyone who contributed to the library’s fundraising campaign.

You May Also Like