At Your Library

At Your Library 04.15.21

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

Cast Your Vote for Books!

SAND LAKE – Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? How about Fox in Socks? Maybe you love the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Or the one that started it all… The Cat in the Hat? Let your voice be heard this month at the Sand Lake Town Library!

For a minimum donation of $2, you will receive a paper hat from The Cat in the Hat to vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss book. Simply write your name and contact info on the back to be entered to win a basket full of Dr. Seuss fun or a framed picture by former local artist Arlene Shulman.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go with the Sand Lake Town Library Friends… Contact or visit to find out more about this vibrant group of people dedicated to helping our community library

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting & News

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, April 15 at 6:45pm on zoom. Connection information will be posted on our website the day of the meeting.

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, April 29 at 7pm join trainer Nate Heyer for Email Marketing with Mailchimp. Learn how to create simple email marketing campaigns for your business, organization, or cause, track open rates and generate a mailing list signup form for your website or Facebook page – all with a free Mailchimp account. Sessions will be held online via GoToMeeting. See our website for details and the registration link for this and other classes.

Still available – vegetable and flower seeds donated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County. Pick up a packet when you stop in for your books!

Check out the Arlene Schulman prints and fun Dr. Seuss Baskets put together by the SLTLibrary Friends. Enter in a drawing to win one through the end of April.

To celebrate Earth Day pick up a Take & Make STEM kit April 19 – 23.

Just a reminder that we have wi-fi hot spots available for a 14-day loan period – these cannot be requested.

Thank you to Will & Cathy Welling, Gerald Winn, Brian Bradley & Jackie Tremont, Beatrice Wandler, and everyone who contributed to the library’s fundraising campaign.

Stunning Succulents

TROY – Master Gardener and Interior Designer Denise Maurer will be presenting a workshop entitled Stunning Succulents on Monday, May 10th at 6:30PM, for the Troy Public Library.

You’ve got to love succulents. Give them plenty of sun, and water occasionally, and they will reward you with show stopping textures, colors and offspring. Learn how easy it is to incorporate them into your home- and landscapes. Buying and growing tips will be included along with plenty of inspiration to create succulent dish gardens and vertical mosaics.

This program will be conducted via zoom. Please register using your email address so that we can send you a link to the presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at or by calling (518)274-7071.

Brunswick Community Library

BRUNSWICK – Book Your Bubble Browsing Appointments available Monday – Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-1. Call (518) 279-4023 to schedule a time.

Take home STEAM kits are offered daily with a different kit each week. Available as supplies last.

4/12-17 Mystery Bags

4/19-24 Engineer a Bird’s Nest

4/26-30 Butterfly Coffee Filters

No contact pick up is on going in our shed. The shed also has a small book and puzzle sale inside.

Our Fiction book club and Nonfiction book club are meeting virtually. Email for more information.

East Greenbush Community Library

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.

Registration is required for all programs unless noted otherwise. Register at

4/22: Virtual Presentation from Historian, Kathryn Sheehan: Beer Making in Rensselaer County, 7 pm

4/24: Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event! 1pm. Film critics, Jackson Murphy & Jim Dixon, will discuss the nominated movies, performances, and achievements. In addition, there will be a Q&A with attendees.

4/26: Monday Night Book Chat; 7 pm on library Facebook channel (no registration required)

4/27, 5/4 & 5/11: Virtual Morning Yoga with Lisa, 9 am; Virtual Storytime, 10am

4/29: Hands-on Virtual Cooking Class “Cinco de Mayo”, 6:30 pm

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, 4/18-4/24

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!


CPL Board of Trustees meeting – Mon., 4/19, 7:00pm – Monthly meeting of trustees. Members of the public welcome. Email for Zoom connection info.

Virtual Book Club: The Leavers – Tue., 4/20, 8:00pm – We’ll discuss “The Leavers: A Novel” by Lisa Ko. Borrow the eBook or digital audiobook using! For adults. Email for Zoom connection info.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Wed., 4/21 – Join Miss Joelle for a story & rhymes/songs at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Full storytime series playlist:

Friends of CPL Meeting – Wed., 4/21, 7:00pm – Want to help raise funds for the library? Join the Friends of CPL! Email for Zoom connection info.

Rock Painting (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) – Sat., Apr 24, 11:00am–3:00pm – All ages welcome. Held outdoors. All must wear masks at all times and stay at their assigned table. Registration for a specific time slot is required. Email to register by 4/23 (the day prior to the event).

Cool Science: Grow a Bean – Kit available for pick-up through 5/1 – Learn how beans grow as you grow a bean in a jar.

Take & Make Crafts: Earth Day Crafts – Kit available for pick-up through 5/1 – Celebrate our amazing planet with fun Earth Day Crafts!

Teen Time: Blackout Poetry – Kit available for pick-up through 5/1 – For teens in 6th-12th grades. Get creative with some fun blackout poetry!

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – April has showered more than flowers at the North Greenbush Library during National Library Week. We are celebrating with new spring-themed craft kits that include Popsicle Daffodils and Coffee Filter Rainbow Clouds for school-aged children. Teens and adults can create a DIY Flower-Suncatcher craft with the help of an instructional video on our YouTube page.

And when calling the library for a craft kit, consider requesting a DIY Magnetic Poetry kit, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The kits, which include magnet sheets, a sheet of words, and instructions, are suitable for patrons 8 years and older. Construct your poems on magnetic surfaces like refrigerators or lockers. Then email a picture of them to for us to share on our social media.

Once you’ve requested these kits, don’t forget that our take-home Storytime Kits are also available as a Grab ‘N’ Go option. The monthly kits, designed for children ages 3 to 6, include a book, a craft, and an activity sheet based on the month’s theme-April is spring! Call the library at 518-283-0303 for any of our kits. All kits are available while supplies last.

Join our next Zoom book club meeting on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 PM. We will be discussing ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ by Casey McQuiston. Request a copy of the book online or by calling the library. To join the meeting, please email for the meeting login information.

Our hours for both in-person appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 AM to 3 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 7 PM. Saturday remains the same, 10 AM to 2 PM; call the library for either at 518-283-0303. Masks are required for both appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go.

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