At Your Library

At Your Library 03.31.22

Breakfast & Books with the SLT Library Friends

Did you know that National Library Week has been observed for over 60 years? This year it is April 3-9, so make a plan to “Connect With Your Library” that week. 

Then mark your calendar to come to the Sand Lake Town Library on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 am–12:00 pm for a “Breakfast & Books Meet and Greet.” Enjoy complimentary breakfast items, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, as we officially launch the SLTL Friends! We’re volunteers that first came together in Fall 2019. From book sales to activities and events to summer reading fun and exploring our community, we help the library in any way we can. 

This event will give us a chance to connect with old and new friends, share our goals, and hear your ideas for ways to help the library get better and better! Contact us at and bring a friend with you to the library on April 9th.

Sand Lake Town Library News

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

Stop by Saturday, April 9 between 10am and 12pm for a Breakfast & Books Meet & Greet with the SLTL Friends. Enjoy a light breakfast compliments of the Sand Lake Kiwanis and help officially launch this community organization.

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. Let us know if there are specific classes you’d like to see scheduled.

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 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

“Worm, worm, wiggle, squirm!”. Surprise! It’s time for April showers and mud and puddles, all imagined in the book “Worm Weather” by Jean Taft, included in our April Storytime kits, along with an activity sheet and a simple craft. Perfect for children ages 3-6, you can pick one up at the circulation desk while supplies last.

April may bring showers, but it is also National Poetry Month. Help celebrate this event along with our Virtual Book Club by emailing up to three of your favorite poems to by April 11. A compilation of the poems will be emailed to book club attendees on April 20 for a reading and discussion at the club’s monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM. Call the library at 518-283-0303 with questions and to request the meeting link.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM; Grab ‘N’ Go is available. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons. Information needed? Call 518-283-0303.

Upcoming Programming and Events at Poestenkill Library

LEGO Club: Wednesday 4/6, 6:30 – The library has a great collection of Legos and Duplos, all you need to bring are your building ideas! Registration is required. Please call 518-283-3721 to register or sign up at the library. 

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help: Thursday 4/7, 2:00 – 3:00 – Need help using your digital device? Drop in to the library with your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to get free help from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Digital Literacy Educator, Delia Hubbard. Tech help will be provided on a first come-first serve basis. 

Egg Shell Planters: Wednesday 4/13, 6:30 – Children will use real egg shells to create their own planter and then fill them with a tiny plant to take home. Since the egg shells are fragile, and will require a gentle hand, we recommend this program for children age 7+ but all are welcome. Younger participants may need assistance from their accompanying adult. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required in order to ensure enough supplies for all. Please call 518-283-3721 to register or sign up at the library.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting: Thursday 4/14, 6:30 – Teens are invited to the very first meeting of our Teen Advisory Group! This informal meeting will probably last about 45 min – an hour. It’ll be a general conversation with peanut free snacks and refreshments provided. All interested teens are welcome to attend.

Yoga on the Lawn: Saturday 4/16, 10:30 – Join Yoga Therapist, Kateri Rhatigan, of Higher Place Yoga on the library lawn. This is the 1st of 3 Outdoor Yoga classes Kateri will be leading for us. Classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month in April, May, and June. Grab your yoga mat or a towel and join us on the lawn outside the library! No experience required.

Garden Planning at Rensselaer Library

Learn about planning your garden for beginners on Thursday, April 7 at 6 PM. Master Gardeners will talk about the process and answer questions. Call 462-1193 to sign up, space is limited. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St.

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.

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.

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