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At Your Library 04.06.23

Holocaust Remembrance Day: What, Why, How?

What does a day of remembrance mean? How can we make it meaningful? Join us on Thursday, April 13th, at 6:30 pm at the East Greenbush Community Library for an evening of learning and remembrance. Registration is required. To register go to or call us at 518-477-7476.

This year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day fell on January 27. The Israeli/Jewish commemoration, called Yom HaShoah, starts on April 17 (the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan). Shoah is the Hebrew word for “catastrophe,” while Holocaust is Greek for “sacrifice by fire.” Both terms – and both memorials – struggle to capture the tragedy of the past as we grapple with its meaning in the present.

Join Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot of B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation (Albany) for a discussion of these two days of remembrance and their unique roles in navigating the loss and the legacy of the Holocaust.

The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush NY 12061. Visit us at or call us at 518-477-7476.

Troy Public Library Events 4/7 to 4/14

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 or head to

Storytime Learn and Play – Friday, April 7, 9-10 (Lansingburgh) Thursday April 13, 10:30-11:15 (Main). We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

Monday Matinee (Main) Monday, April 10, 2 pm – A free showing of a fun Pixar film! The movie starts at 2pm on Monday, snacks will be provided. For children and families.

Family Game Night – Mon, April 10, 5:30-7:30 (Main) Play our board games or bring your own! For children and families.

Lego Brick Builders – Mon April 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) and Wednesday April 12, 6-7pm (Main). Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. 

Rock Painting (Main) Tuesday, April 11, 1pm – Make decorations and get creative with some rocks and paint! Ages 3 and up.

Healthy Tasty Snacks! (Lansingburgh) Tuesday, April 11, 4 to 5pm SNAP-Ed NY in collaboration with The Food as Medicine Program will present recipe demos, tips and tricks, and budgeting for healthy eating.

Kids Yoga at the Library (Main) Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 pm Practice some mindful movement with yoga instructor Allie! For ages 7-12.

Tech Help at the Lansingburgh Branch – Thursday, Apr. 13, 2:00 p.m. Drop in with your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to get help with your device. Reserve a 15-minute time slot at (518) 235-5310.

Minecraft, Your Craft (Main) Thursday, Apr. 13, 3:00 pm Learn how to find inspiration in video games to write stories and make your own heroes and villains. For ages 7-11.

Spring Break Activites & Events at Poestenkill Library

Looking for something fun to do this spring break? Head to the library! We have activities for all ages planned all week long.

Monday, 4/10 – Rock the Expedition. Stop by the library any time between 10:00 – 1:00 to create kindness rocks. Then spread them throughout the Upper Hudson Library System on your road trip adventure during the 2023 UHLS Library Expedition. Open to all ages. No registration required. Visit for more details on the Library Expedition!

Tuesday, 4/11 – DIY Scratch Art Bookmarks. Drop in to the children’s room between 1:00 – 8:00 to make your own scratch art bookmark! Even though this activity is set up in the children’s room, it is open to all ages. Supplies are available on a first come, first serve basis. No registration required.

Wednesday, 4/12 – Author visit with Nick Eliopulos, 6:00 PM. Nick is the author of three officially licensed Minecraft chapter book series; the Woodsword Chronicles, the Stonesword Saga, and the Zombies! trilogy. He also wrote the Spirit Animals Book of Shane series, and is the co-author of the Adventurers Guild trilogy. This program is open to all ages, but Nick’s talk and related activity would be best suited to elementary aged children. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register by calling the library at 518-283-3721.Thursday, 4/13 – Teen Pinch Pots & Macramé Hangers, 3:30 PM. Teens! Grab a friend and head to the library to make pinch pots and mini macramé hangers. No prior macramé experience needed. This is a beginner level project. All supplies will be provided, but registration is required to ensure that we have enough for everyone. You can register by calling the library at 518-283-3721 or by adding your name to the sign up sheet in the library. 

Friday, 4/14 – Storytime with Miss Erin, 10:15 AM. Children and their guardians are invited to join Miss Erin for stories and crafts every Friday at 10:15 AM

East Greenbush Community Library

Library Closed: 4/24 (Staff Professional Development)

Open: Mon/Fri 10-6p; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8p; Sat 10-5p; Sun 1-5p. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. Register at or call 518-477-7476. Located at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061.

Wednesdays, 7-9p: Wednesday Night Book Chat (WNBC). What have you been reading lately? Share your recent reads and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers. Look for our post: No registration required.

4/13, 6:30p: Holocaust Remembrance: What does a day of remembrance mean? How can we make it meaningful? Join us for an evening of learning and remembrance. Register.

4/15, 2p: April is Jazz Month! Join us for a Jazz concert with Old Time Dance Band! Register.

4/16, 2p: Greenbush Historical Society presents “Fun On Two Wheels–A Short History of Bicycles.” Register.

April 21-23: Friends Spring Book, Media & Puzzle Sale! Fri. (4/21) 12-5:30 pm, Sat. (4/22) 10-4 pm, and Sun. (4/23) $5 Bag sale from 12-3 pm. Sale prices for Fri/Sat are $1 per item. Sunday pricing is $5 per bag.

4/23, 2p: Library Community Forum. It’s our time to listen – and we want to hear your thoughts! Join us at our community forum to learn more about our strategic plan for future library programs and services. NOTE: Due to the library book sale, the forum will be held in the community room at the Greenbush YMCA located at 20 Community Way.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 4/9 – 4/15

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

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make Craft: Earth Crafts – Pick up anytime now through Saturday, 4/29 – Celebrate Earth Day by making the fun crafts and decorations in this kit!

Perler Bead Crafts – Mon., 4/10, 12:00 – 6:00pm – Use your imagination to make awesome creations with perler beads! All ages welcome.

Cool Science: Polishing Pennies – Tues., 4/11, 3:00 – 5:00pm – Join us to learn about the science that makes a dirty penny shiny again!

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 4/11, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Chair Yoga – Weds., 4/12, 10:00am – With instructor Judi England. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to reduce stress and to build flexibility, balance, and strength. For all levels of ability & challenges. Bring a yoga tie (or a necktie, belt, or a piece of fabric), and wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required as seats are limited. Call 518-732-0879 or email 

Kids Cook: PB&J Tacos – Weds., 4/12, 4:00pm – Join us to make delicious bread tacos using peanut butter, jelly, fruit, graham crackers, and honey!

Friends of CPL Meeting – Weds., 4/12, 5:30pm – All are welcome!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 4/13, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Teen Time: Magazine Bead Jewelry – Thurs., 4/13, 4:00pm – For teens in 6th-12th grades.

Bridge Club – Fri., 4/14, 10:30am

Paper Tulips – Fri, 4/14, 11:00am – 2:00pm – Celebrate spring by making art featuring simple origami tulips! All ages welcome. 

Marshmallow Peeps Slime – Sat., 4/15, 11:00am – 3:00pm

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Ready for some Spring Break Fresh Air Fun? We are! Wednesday, April 12 will feature an outdoor scavenger hunt for children at the library from 10-4, with lawn games and sidewalk chalk fun. Rain? Don’t worry! Friday, April 14 is our rain date.

Our Lego Club resumes Monday, April 10, from 5:30 to 6:30, in the library’s Children’s Room.

Come to Storytime in the Town Hall Annex every Tuesday morning at 11 AM; Thursday “Crafternoons” continue in the library’s Children’s Room from 3-5 PM. April Crafternoon projects will all be “spring” themed.

Problems with your digital devices? Don’t get mad, get knowledgeable, with help from Delia Hubbard, Digital Literacy Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension, on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 PM. Drop in with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Call the library to reserve a spot or drop in.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Call 518-283-0303 for information.

Nassau Free Library April Events

Please call the library to register for programs. (518)766-2715

Storytime!- Wednesdays 10:30 am 

Craft Night: Beginner Embroidery Part II Tuesday, 4/11 6 pm. (Must have attended part I to register)

Beginner Yoga- Thursdays 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 @ 6 pm Space is limited please register.

Friends Scrabble Tournament- Sunday 4/16, 2-4pm Chandler Young VFW, on Route 20 in Nassau. 

Chair Yoga- Mon. 4/17 1:30-2:15 pm 

Knitting Night!- Tues. 4/18 6 pm

LEGO Club- Tues. 4/18 6 pm

Open Mic Night-Friday, 4/21 6 pm

Tweens and Teens: Bagels & Booktok- Sat., 4/22 11am

Birding Walk- Mon., 4/24, 9 am Meet by Village Commons Pavilion in the Village of Nassau.

Nassau Free Library Book Club- Tues., 4/25 6 pm

Bring Your Own Device Event-Wed. 4/26 2-3 pm 

2023 Upper Hudson Library Expedition 4/3 – 7/31

Visit Us On Facebook & the web at for more details.

Finding Fire Children’s Program

Looking for a family-friendly activity over the April vacation? Come meet local author Logan S. Kline on Saturday, April 15, at 11:00 at the Sand Lake Town Library. Logan will read his book Finding Fire and show examples of the original artwork used in the book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and make self-illuminating torches to bring home. Don’t worry, no actual fire will be used for this project! Please contact the library at (518) 674-5050 or email Jill Rembetski at with any questions. Sponsored by the SLTL Friends.

Greenbush Historical Society Presents “Fun On Two Wheels: A Short History of the Bicycle”

Plan to join the Greenbush Historical Society on Sunday, April 16, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library. 

Our speaker is David Chinery who will present a short history of bicycles dating from 1815 to 1900. The bicycle is an incredibly simple machine by today’s standards but it took a long time to develop. Bicycles in use during this period include the draisine, the velocipede, the boneshaker, the high wheel, and the safety bicycle. 

Along with an impact on transportation, the development of the bicycle brought about social changes for both men and women. On display will be a Columbia bicycle, the most modern of the year 1898, which lacks one of today’s most crucial bicycle elements. 

All GHS programs are free and open to the public but registration at the library is required. Please call 518-477-7476 to register.

Annual Scrabble Tournament

The Friends of the Nassau Free Library announce their annual Scrabble Tournament, Sunday, April 16, 2023 to be held at the William Chandler Young VFW on Rt. 20, Nassau, NY 12123. 

Doors open at 1:30 PM, bring your team or join a team at the event. Admission is just $10.00 per adult purchased ahead at the library or $15.00 at the door. 

Don’t have a scrabble game – no problem, scrabble games will be available. This is a team activity and not like regular scrabble, but if you have never played in the scrabble tournament before not to worry we have instructors on hand to get you started. Also come and bid on Brown Bag raffle items donated by the community. Prizes will be awarded and light snacks and beverages will be served. 

Tickets are available at the Nassau Free Library or at the door. Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and there is handicap access. A benefit for the Nassau Free Library

Spring Used Book Sale

EAST GREENBUSH LIBRARY SPRING BOOK AND MEDIA SALE – Thousands of used books, DVDs, audiobooks, and puzzles for adults and children. Huge selection, low prices! Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Friday, April 21 – Noon – 5:30 PM; Saturday, April 22 – 10 AM – 4:00 PM; Sunday, April 23 – BAG SALE – Noon – 3 PM. Proceeds to benefit the East Greenbush Community Library.

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