At Your Library

At Your Library 04.20.23

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting and Events

SLTL Board Meeting, Thursday, April 20 at 6:45pm. Agenda includes review of survey & focus group results for long-range planning, plus review of Policies 103 Circulation, 107 Charges for Overdue Materials, & 136 Reconsideration of Materials.

Artist Reception with Pat Carley, April 22, 12 – 2pm. Meet & talk with the artist. Light refreshments available. 

SLTL Friends Meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm

LEGO Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, build! We have lots of LEGOs to design with. 

Storytime, Wednesdays, at 11am. Stories, rhymes and a simple craft. April 26: Nursery Rhymes.

Saturday, April 29 stop by our table at the Town Clean-Up Day in Butler Park. 

Sunday, April 30 join our Spelling Bee winners as they compete in the Great Upper Hudson Spell-Off 2:30pm at Colonie Town Library. Congratulations to winners Mary Lynch & Rudy Stegemoeller; runners-up Mary Sapp & Wendy Scarce; Susanne Keller & Steven Keller; Tracy Dunn & Steve Dunn. Great job everyone!

Social Security Presentation on Tuesday, May 9, 6 – 7pm.

Museum passes available for The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, & the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Put some spring into Spring with our Thursday Crafternoon spring-themed Crafternoon project this Thursday, April 20, anytime between 3-5 PM in the library’s children’s room.

Our Tween Book Club will discuss “The Secret Garden” a graphic novel version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book, adapted by Mariah Marsden, on Saturday, April 22 at 12:30. We’ll have snacks and craft time.

“The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams, is the subject of this month’s Virtual Book Club discussion. Join the meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 PM. Call the library for the Zoom link.

Hold the date, Thursday, April 27. The library’s Board of Trustees will meet at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, at 1 Eastwyck Circle, off Best Road. The public is welcome to attend.

Ready for an expedition? You’ll want to join the 2023 Upper Hudson Library Expedition, ongoing now through July. Find new eateries, libraries you’ve never seen, places you didn’t know existed. Go to to begin your road trip to fun and prizes!

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

Spring Market Day at Poestenkill Library

The Friends of Poestenkill Library will be holding our Spring Market Day on the library lawn on Saturday, May 6, from 9am to 12pm, with a rain date of Sunday, May 7. 

Offerings include our book sale, bake sale, puzzles, games, themed gift baskets, hot food, and more. Hope to see you there!

Events at Castleton Public Library,
4/23 – 4/29

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!

Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive – Sat, 4/22 through Sat, 4/29 – Save us your empties! Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the library any time during our open hours through 4/29. All proceeds benefit the Friends of CPL. 

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 4/25, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Build with Keva Planks – Weds., 4/26, 3:00-7:00pm – Drop in and make a tower or other exciting structure using Keva Planks! All ages welcome!

Special Visitor Storytime: All About Owls – Thurs., 4/27, 10:30am – An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will join us for this special storytime all about owls. We’ll dissect mock owl pellets to discover how and what owls eat!

Bridge Club – Fri., 4/28, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Events at Troy Public Library, 4/23 – 4/29

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 with any questions or to register.

Lansingburgh After Dark: Woolen Air Diffusers – Mon, Apr 24, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join the library for an all natural woolen diffuser workshop. Participants will create adorable diffusers for home or car out of felt wool balls. The diffusers are finished with a decorative clothespin and a cute tassel and then infused with essential oils of choice. All materials will be provided. RR

Healthy Tasty Snacks! Tues, Apr 25, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Participants will learn how to make quick meals and snacks. There will be recipe demonstrations using in-season produce, suggestions on ways to eat healthy on a budget, and tips for safe and healthy physical activities.

Teen Game Night – Tues, Apr 25, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Come for some free games and snacks! Every fourth Tuesday of the month. For teens ages 13-18

Adult Contemporary Fiction Book Group – Wed, Apr 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) This month we are reading Firekeepr’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

Crafty Kid’s Night – Wed, Apr 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us at Main to create fun crafts based around a unique monthly theme! For ages 4-10. 

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Apr 27, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Apr 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

Understanding & Avoiding Phishing Scams – Fri, Apr 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Main) Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails to try and trick you into revealing your personal information or credit card details. In this presentation, you will learn to recognize phishing scams through email and learn valuable tips for identifying phish attempts.

Wool Dryer Balls

Saturday, April 22, 1:30-3:00. Presented by Karen DuJack of Promised Land Farm.

Materials fee $10. Preregistration required – class size limited. Materials Fee payable at registration. email: or call 518-279-0580.

 Easy Soap Making

Saturday, May 6, 1:30-3:00. Presented by Karen DuJack of Promised Land Farm. Materials fee $10. Preregistration required – class size limited. Materials Fee payable at registration. email: or call 518-279-0580.

EGCL Community Forum: Help Shape Future Library Programs & Services

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd at 2 pm at the Greenbush YMCA location for the East Greenbush Community Library public forum.

It’s our time to listen – and we want to hear your thoughts! Our Strategic Planning initiative will create a road map toward a future vision for the library. We want all voices and perspectives, whether you use the library or not! We hope to get as many community members as possible to participate in our community forum. This is your opportunity to share with our consultants what you want your community to be, the challenges faced, and the changes needed to overcome them. All voices are needed! YOUR voice is needed!

Feedback from this forum, survey results, and other focus groups will help guide our Community Advisory Council as they develop a community vision and help recommend future library service priorities to include in our next strategic plan. Library service priorities are what the library does or offers to the public in an effort to meet specific community needs. 

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 2-3 pm. Location: Community Room at the Greenbush YMCA, 20 Community Way, East Greenbush.

This forum is open to the public. We thank the Greenbush YMCA for use of their space while our Spring book sale winds down at the library. We look forward to meeting you at this important event.

If you are unable to attend but would like your question(s) addressed or ideas/suggestions voiced on your behalf, please send an email to the Library Director, Jill Dugas Hughes at We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities or language barriers, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Jill Dugas Hughes,

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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