At Your Library

At Your Library 04.27.23

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Bring your little ones to Storytime on Tuesday at 11 AM in the Town Hall Annex, and Crafternoons on Thursday from 3-5 PM in the library’s children’s room.

And “May the 4th be with you!” at our Star Wars Crafternoon celebration next week with Star Wars crafts and a Star Wars scavenger hunt, anytime between 3 and 5 PM on Thursday, May 4th. Get ready for an out-of-this-world time!

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

Pick up your expedition map at the circulation desk, then get ready to join the 2023 Upper Hudson Library Expedition, ongoing now through July. Explore the world of library fun and prizes! Go to to begin your road trip.

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 4/30-5/6

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: Dinosaur Crafts – Pick up anytime from 5/1 through 5/27 – Are you a dinosaur fan? Make awesome dinosaur crafts at home with this kit!

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 5/1, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! We will discuss “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach. Books available at front desk. 

Outer Space Crafts – Tue., 5/2, 3:00-6:00pm – Come to the library to make fun crafts that are out of this world! All ages welcome.

Pajama Storytime – Tue., 5/2, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 5/4, 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!

Bridge Club – Fri., 5/5, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared towards beginners and players who need a refresher. 

Friends of CPL Plant Sale – Sat., 5/6, 10:00am-1:00pm – Location: River Rest (Corner of Scott Avenue and Main Street), Castleton, NY 12033 – All proceeds benefit the library! An assortment of vegetable plants and flowers will be available.

East Greenbush Community Library Programs

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. Location: 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush.

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: 

5/2, 6p: Garden Club: Meadow Gardens. Tired of mowing your lawn or do you have a difficult area, like a slope or a spot tough to access? Consider growing a meadow garden that’s low maintenance, beautiful, and offers a wealth of benefits to sustain natural habitats. Join master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn how. Register.

5/7, 2p: Fueling Creativity: Writing Workshop with award-winning author Coleen Murtagh Paratore. Get inspiration from this light-hearted, interactive creative writing workshop. Register.

5/8, 1-6p: Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments are recommended, and walk-ins are welcome. Visit for details.

5/9, 6p: Tech Tuesday: hoopla 101. Tired of waiting for your digital holds? Wish you could stream music or movies using your library card? hoopla may be the perfect service for you! Learn how to use it on a computer, mobile device, Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, or Chromecast. Register.

5/10, 6:30p: Organizing Your Way to Sanity! with Professional Organizer and Clutter Boss, Jes Marcy. Jes’s signature method of decluttering offers all the pillars you need to be successful in decluttering your life and learn practical strategies that will help and challenge you. Register.

Events at Troy Public Library 4/30 – 5/6

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.

Brick Builders – Mon, May 1, 3:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. Children under 8 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Adult Book Discussion Group – Mon, May 1, 6:30 p.m. (Main) This month we are reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Stop on down whether you’ve read the book or not!

Silly Science Night – Tues, May 2, 6:00 p.m. (Main) Learn the science behind what makes each activity work and bring home a fun DIY craft. For children 4-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

Adult Mystery Book Club – Tues, May 2, 5:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) This month we are reading Arsenic & Adobo by Mia P. Manansala.

Adult Yoga – Wed, May 3, 5:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. It is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions. All skill levels are welcome, modifications will be provided. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. RR

Happily Ever After Book Club – Wed, May 3, 6:30 p.m. (Main) This month join us for discussion of Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola.

Fiber in the Morning – Thur, May 4, 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for this informal stitching group. Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, needlepoint or other lovely stitch based craft on down to the Lansingburgh Branch Library and start your Thursday off with some craftiness. RR

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., May 4, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., May 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

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!

Organize Your Way to Sanity! with Declutter Coach Jes Marcy

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm at the East Greenbush Community Library to “Organize Your Way to Sanity!” with decluttering coach Jes Marcy (aka The Clutter Boss) takes an entirely new approach to tackling all the clutter in your life. It starts by recognizing that all clutter is connected, and decluttering can be fraught with emotional landmines, insightful ah-ha moments, tears, laughter, and lots of personal reckoning.

Jes’s signature method of decluttering, Prioritize Your Sanity, offers all the pillars you need to be successful in decluttering your life. She will present practical strategies that will help and challenge you.

Jes Marcy is the Founder of Clutter Boss Academy, a Professional Organizer, and Home & Garden Guru. Check out her website

Registration is required for this event at or call 518-477-7476. Event location: EG Community Library at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061.

“Fueling Creativity” Workshop with Award-Winning Author, Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Join us on Sunday, May 7th at 2 pm at the East Greenbush Community Library for a creative writing workshop, entitled “Fueling Creativity,” with award-winning local author Coleen Murtagh Paratore. In this light-hearted, interactive workshop, prolific author Coleen Murtagh Paratore will lead participants through several write-and-share rounds sure to inspire and jump-start that “something” you’ve always wanted to write. Coleen is the best-selling, award-winning author of 22 books across multiple genres, including picture books, novels, series, historical fiction, and inspirational memoir, with mega-publishers Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, Sourcebooks, and more.

Her latest book, Dear Writer: Inspiration and Advice on Writing, is her “love letter” to writers and artists, into which she poured what she’s learned to be “true and encouraging” about writing and the creative life from her nearly two decades as a published author, writing teacher, and book coach. Copies of her new book will be available for purchase.

Registration is required for this event at or call 518-477-7476. Event location: EG Community Library at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061. 

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.

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