At Your Library

At Your Library 05.20.21

The Book Seller Extended Hours

TROY – The Book Seller will now be open on Saturdays from 10 to 4 at the Lansingburgh Library. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs. and a “new” collection of lite reading and romance novels.

The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to programs and materials at the library. Plus we underwrite infrastructure improvements, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to or follow us on Facebook at

Guided Meditation at The Troy Public Library

TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays through June 30th at 6:30PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at or by stopping at the information desk.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

Troy’s Tiffany Treasures

TROY – On Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30PM, P. Thomas Carroll, a graduate of Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania, and former Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway from 1997 to 2013, and the Executive Director of RiverSpark, New York State’s First Heritage Area, from 2002 to 2013, and now the Gateway’s “Senior Scholar” will be presenting his program “Troy’s Tiffany Treasures” for The Troy Public Library

Before he retired many years ago, noted Tiffany window restorer Bill Cummings named Troy the “Mother Load of Tiffany Windows in the World.” It has been argued that Troy may have more Tiffany windows per square mile in its downtown than any other place in the world. Whether or not that is true, there is no question that Troy’s Tiffany treasures are both stunning and internationally significant. Among other things, they include some very early Tiffany windows at Oakwood Cemetery, the first major all-landscape Tiffany window ever installed in a church, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a famed specially-commissioned Tiffany window at the Troy Public Library, an extremely rare all-Tiffany interior at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and over forty Tiffany windows in a single building at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. This lecture will give a brief biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany, trace the history of his stained glass business, review his legendary techniques for making stained glass, and then take a visual tour of the Tiffany treasures here in Troy. It will end with a discussion of a major discovery, not too long ago, about the source of the design for the famous Aldus Tiffany window at the Troy Public Library.

This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. For more information call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at

Adult Evening Book Group Meeting

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Zadie Smith’s Grand Union: Stories on Monday, June 7th at 6:30 PM.

Our monthly book group meets 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 meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

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.

Lego & Puzzle Sale

NASSAU – Big Legos & Jigsaw puzzles Sale! The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to join us on June 12, 2021 for a special sale of gently used jigsaw puzzles and Legos. This event will be held on the front lawn of the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY, and the same day as the Village Wide Garage Sale, also on June 12th. The sale will begin at 9:00 – (until?) 1:00. items will be cleaned and sanitized as much as possible. In addition, raffle tickets for our in beautiful Winter Upstate quilt will be available

At this time we welcome donations of GENTLY used puzzles and Legos. These may be brought to the Nassau Free Library during regular hours or deposited in the large marked bins on the front porch. Please help us by donating only puzzles and Legos in good condition. As always we very much appreciate the contributions of our community. Thank YOU!

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Lobby/Drive-Thru Hours: Mon, 9-4 pm; Tue/Thu/Fri 10-6pm; Wed 10-7 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. Closed 5/30 & 5/31 for Memorial Day.

Farmers’ Market Opens Wednesday, June 9th from 4-7pm Rain or Shine. Held every Wednesday through September 29th. Like & Follow our Facebook page to get the latest market news and visit our events calendar at for special events happening on market day.

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

5/20: Hands-On Virtual Cooking Class “All-Star” Picnic themed foods with Felisha Chandler from CCE, 6:30 pm

5/22: Friends Grab-A-Bag/Grab-N-Go Book Sale, 11-1 pm at the library shed.

5/24: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm (on our Facebook channel) no registration required.

5/25: Virtual Storytime, 10am

6/4: Virtual Armchair Traveller: Fenimore Museum of Cooperstown, 1 pm

6/9: Farmers’ Market Opening Day! 4-7 pm; Greenbush Garden Club plant sale at the market. No registration required.

Check It Out with Charlie kids’ blog:

Readers Advisory Services:

Kids Book Bundles:

Borrow laptops and hotspots! Kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.

Free webinars, articles, workshops & resources: &

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Too many idle hands at home? Get busy and help us clear out the library’s craft closet-request one of our craft kits! Pick up using Grab ‘N’ Go.

Spring is more than flowers and birds-think Bugs! Our May story time kit theme-Bugs-comes with a book, an activity sheet, and a simple craft, designed for preschoolers, all for the keeping.

Our May Virtual Book Club, Monday, May 24, will be discussing Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated”, an account of her upbringing in a Mormon survivalist home in rural Idaho. The meeting will be held via Zoom at 6:30 pm. Call the library to have a copy set aside for you and to request the link.

The Memorial Day Holiday, which is almost upon us, means that the library will be closed. The dates are May 29-May 31. We reopen Tuesday, June 1, at 2 PM.

Hours for both in-person appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go remain 10 AM to 3 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 2 to 7 PM on Tuesday and Thursday; Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. Call the library at 518-283-0303. Patrons are required to wear masks for both appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Great news – Sand Lake Town Library has recently expanded its evening hours to 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.

Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10? Join trainer Nate Heyer for Intro to Windows 10 on May 27, 7pm and learn how to get the most out of it – customize your start menu & desktop, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. See our website ( for details and the registration link.

The MASS MoCA museum pass is back! Available for 3-day, nonrenewable lending.

Wi-fi hot spots are available for 14-day loan. Hotspots allow you to connect your mobile enabled devices (laptop, smartphones, etc.) to the Internet. They are portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go. Pick-up and drop-off at Sand lake Town Library only – these cannot be requested.

Is your community organization or non-profit having an event? Send us the details and we’ll add it to the Community Calendar hosted on the Sand Lake Town Library website.

Congratulations to N. Patton, S. Maloney, A. Erickson, and J. Minotti on having their names drawn by the SLTL Friends to win a basket full of Dr. Seuss fun or a framed picture by artist Arlene Shulman.

Current hours: M & F 11 – 3, T-W-Th 11 – 8, Sat. 10- 2; computers are limited, so please call for an appointment if you wish to use one. Occupancy limits are still in place with a time limit of 1 hour. Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park.

Services & Events at Castleton Public Library, 5/23-5/29

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!


Virtual Storytime with Miss Joelle – Wed., 5/26 – Join Miss Joelle for a story & rhymes/songs at home! New video posted every Wednesday. Full storytime series playlist:

Cool Science: Music – Kit available for pick-up through 5/29 – Make two types of musical instruments and learn the science behind how sound works!

Take & Make Crafts: Flower Crafts – Kit available for pick-up through 5/29 – Make fantastic flower-themed crafts to decorate at home or give to a loved one!

Teen Time: Minute to Win It Games – Kit available for pick-up through 5/29 (6th-12th grades only) – Can you complete these tasks in just one minute? Succeeding at a task will earn you a prize!

Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive – This fundraiser is ongoing – Location: 6 Center Redemption, 550 South St., Rensselaer, NY 12144. This fundraiser is super-simple — when you take your returnable bottles & cans to 6 Center Redemption, let them know that you’d like to donate to the Friends of Castleton Public Library.

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