At Your Library

At Your Library 06.09.22

Good News from the Lansingburgh Library

The Library will once again begin our six day a week schedule on Monday, June 6. The hours are

• Monday – 11am to 5pm

• Tuesday – 1pm to 7pm

• Wednesday – 1pm to 7pm

• Thursday – 10am to 4pm

• Friday – 10am to 4pm 

• Saturday – 10am to 1pm (until Labor Day)

The next meeting of the Banned Books Book Club is going to be on June 15 at 5:30pm at the Lansingburgh Branch Library. We are reading All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson. Folks can sign up on our website or by calling the library at 518-235-5310. Extra copies of the book will be available at the Lansingburgh Library for check out.

The Book Seller will be open Saturdays from 10-1:00 starting June 4. We hope to open limited hours on Wednesday if there is interest.

Stop in on Saturday and tell us or would like to volunteer to staff it or tell the Librarians at the desk.

Rising Tides

On Sunday June 12 at 3 PM, fine art photographer Karen Halverson will present “Rising Tides,” an in-person program at the North Chatham Free Library. To illustrate challenges of climate change, she traveled around the American South, exploring coastal areas such as the cities of New Orleans, so vulnerable to hurricanes, and Miami Beach, which scientists believe may be the first American city to be inundated by sea level rise. Ms. Halverson uses these cityscapes and portraits as a basis to suggest their vulnerability to coastal flooding and what their future might look like.

Ms. Halverson’s work, for more than forty years, has been focused on American landscape and culture – the West in particular – and has been exhibited and collected by many major museums around the country including J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum, among others. She has published two photographic books: “Downstream Encounters with the Colorado River” and “Mulholland,” the famed drive in Los Angeles. During her presentation, Ms. Halverson will show her photographs and talk about what motivates her and how she works.

To register for this free event, email: Audience will be limited. Masks and registration are required.

This project is made possible with funds from the Restart NY Regrants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul of New York State and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts.

Sand Lake Town Library News

Need help using your digital device? Drop in on Wednesday, June 22, 2:00pm to 3:00pm with your laptop, tablet or phone. Delia Hubbard, Digital Literacy Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension will be here to help. Let us know if there are specific subjects you’d like scheduled for future visits.

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Uncharted Wild will be June 25 at 11am. Audience members will get to feel, see, and learn firsthand about a wide variety of reptiles and other exotic animals. Don’t miss it! If you can’t make it to the show, you can still sign up for summer reading either online or at the library.

SLT Library Book Sale will be June 25, 10am – 2pm; bag sale 2 – 3pm. If you’d like to help set up or work the Book Sale, contact the library.

Summer Storytime starts Thursday, June 30 at 1pm. Mr. Dave is ready and rarin’ to go with lots of popular themes. In the meantime, kids’ Take & Make kits are available weekly at the circulation desk.

We still have some flower & vegetable seeds available in our seed library. Or if you’ve finished your planting and have some extra seeds you don’t need, why not add them to the collection?

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 6/12-6/18

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

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Cool Science: Skittles Science – Kit available for pick-up through 6/24 – Explore the science of diffusion using Skittles candies!

Take & Make: Animal Crafts – Kit available for pickup through 6/24 – Have fun creating cute animal crafts with this take-home kit!

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 6/14, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening’s storytime! Ages birth-8. 

Afternoon Book Club – Wed., 6/15, 1:00pm – The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell. Books available at the front desk.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 6/16, 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., 6/17, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Crafternoon – Sat., 6/18, 10:00am – 4:00pm – We have lots of craft supplies – bring your imagination and make something awesome! All ages.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

What’s better than a barbecue or a day on the links? Why, a hand-made Father’s Day card! Create your one-of-a-kind card at the library, Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, in the children’s room; supplies will be available all day. Stop in for hands-on fun!

When saving a town is both heartwarming and funny, you’ll find yourself reading “The Patron Saint of Second Chances” by Christine Simon, the next NGPL virtual book club selection. The club will meet via zoom on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM. Email to request a copy of the book and the meeting link.

Come sail away, sail far away, on an “Oceans of Possibilities”, our theme for this year’s Summer Reading program challenge, beginning June 27. Take part in outdoor activities, take-home crafts, prizes, and raffles, as your gameboard fills with book titles you’ve read. Pick up a gameboard at the circulation desk and get started on your summer reading adventure; open to children, teens, and adults.

Don’t forget Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Donna on Tuesday, June 14 at 11 AM, for an hour of sunshine and warm breezes with stories and crafts.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Call 518-283-0303 with questions.

Upcoming Events at Poestenkill Library

Monday, 6/13 – 10:15 am – National Pigeon Day Storytime. Children and their guardians are invited to join Ms. Erin for a special Mo Willems Pigeon themed storytime in honor of National Pigeon Day. 

Wednesday, 6/15 – 6:30 pm – Bluebird Basics – Come to the library to talk bluebirds. Topics will include bluebird habitats and behaviors, along with tips on how to attract them to your own backyard. Thanks to a generous donation, participants in this program will also receive a handcrafted nesting box to take home! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 518-283-3721 to register.

Friday, 6/17 – 10:15 am – Storytime with Ms. Erin – Stories and crafting every Friday morning. Please note: When weather allows, Friday morning storytime will meet outside on the porch.

Saturday, 6/18 – 10:30 am – Yoga on the Library Lawn – Kateri Rhatigan of Higher Place Yoga will be leading another outdoor yoga session. No experience required. Bring your own mat or a towel and a water bottle. 

Saturday, 6/18 – 10:30 – 12:30 – Drop in to the children’s room to make your own Father’s Day cards.

Summer at Rensselaer Library

Summer Reading Kick-off: Saturday June 25, 11-2. Start off your child’s summer with a celebration of reading! Food, balloon twisting, face painting and other fun activities for kids ages 4-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rensselaer Library.

Weekly Craft time starts June 28 at 2 PM, and the full summer schedule of events will be issued soon.

Rensselaer Public Library is on East Street in Rensselaer, across from the train station. For more info go to

Quintocracy for Juneteenth: Musical Performance

Join us at the Troy Public Library, Saturday, June 18th at 10 AM for this live musical performance! Quintocracy will feature the music of all Black composers for the instruments of the woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) including William Grant Still, Allison Loggins-Hull, Valerie Coleman, Scott Joplin, and the arranger Jeff Scott to help us all celebrate Juneteenth together. We hope to see you there!.

This program 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.

Adult Book Group

TROY – Our monthly book group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm 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 is a hybrid program, you may attend in person or via Zoom according to your preference.

Here are our upcoming book selections:

•July 11th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 1-21

•August 8th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 22-33

•September 5th – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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.

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