At Your Library

At Your Library 07.22.21

Shorts Out Loud at the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library

TROY – The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a contemporary short story read out loud, on Thursdays through August 19th at 6:30 PM on the lawn at our Lansingburgh Branch.

July 22nd Marggie Skinner Casey Chapman

July 29th Sid Fleisher Ray Andrews & Mike Rivest

August 5th Sandra Rouse Harry Pellegrin

August 12th Barbara Stubblebine Mike Gregg

August 19th TBA Julia Alsarraf

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy. This

program is free and open to the public. It has been funded through the support of

The Friends of the Troy Public Library. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit upon. Registration is suggested. To register, call 518-274-7071 or online at

Local Children’s Book Authors

EAST GREENBUSH – Come meet over ten local children’s book authors and author/illustrators from 4-7pm at the East Greenbush Farmers’ Market, 10-20 Community Way, on Wednesday, July 28.

The authors will discuss their book publishing journey, share their latest books, and be available to sign copies of their books. Browse and pick up summer reading for your children or grandchildren.

A portion of sales will be donated to the Friends of East Greenbush Community Library. For more information:

Poestenkill Library Hires New Director

POESTENKILL – The Poestenkill Library has hired Amanda Martinez-Kirby as the new Library Director. Having relocated to the Capital Region from Pennsylvania, Martinez-Kirby most recently served as the Director of the Western Allegheny Community Library where she expanded library programs and services, in addition to forming lasting partnerships with community organizations and the local school district. From clerk to director, she has relished her work in public libraries and has a particular appreciation for the vital role a library plays in a small, rural town. “Libraries are the beating hearts of small communities,” she said. “They have the ability to adapt to meet people’s needs and to provide something for everyone.” Margie Morris, the Director of the Poestenkill Library since 1999, will retire at the end of the summer. Martinez-Kirby will assume her position on September 8.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – The library is open! Come in, browse and borrow: Mon/Tue/Thu 10-6 | Wed 10-8 | Fri/Sat 10-4 | Closed Sunday. Virtual library is open 24/7/365.

*New digital resources available* (library edition), America’s News, Black Life in America, Consumer Reports, HeritageHub, and Times Union. Learn more at

For a full list of kids’ programs & to register (*) go to The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing for ages, including adults! To learn more & register go to:

7/22: Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups: Artist Trading Cards*, 4:30p

7/26: Monday Night Book Chat, 7p on our Facebook channel

7/27: Trivia Night: Summer Theme*, 6p on the patio (or inside in the case of inclement weather)

7/28: Virtual Storytime*, 10a; Farmers’ Market Vendors & Special Events, 4-7p (rain or shine): Local Children’s Book Authors’ Event, 4-7p at the market with 10+ authors expected for Q&A and book sale. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Friends (see events calendar); Friends Mini Book Sale; Wireless Wednesdays Drop-In Tech Help (4-6p, inside library)

7/29: Live Outdoor Music Concert on patio with the Joe Gorman Duo* 7p

Kids’ blog:

Readers Advisory Services:

Kids Book Bundles:

Borrow laptops, hotspots, kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway.

Tech & Other:,

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Sign up now and be eligible for our July 26 “Tails and Tales” summer reading program raffle drawing. The more you read, the more raffle tickets you acquire, the greater your chances of winning. Register at http:/ All ages are eligible to register.

An auspicious day for beginnings, July 26 marks our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. Children ages 4+ can join us on the lawn in front of the library entrance between 1 pm and 4 pm. Check-off sheets will be available at the circulation desk. Return a completed sheet to the desk and receive a small prize. Rain

date is July 27. And July 28 features a “Chalk the Walk” event for children to decorate the sidewalk outside the library between 11 am and 1 pm. Chalk will be provided. Rain date is July 29.

The NGPL Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held Thursday, August 5 at 7 pm in the meeting room at the Village of Eastwyck at 1 Eastwyck Circle (off Best Road). The public is welcome to attend.

The library hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Masks are still required by all patrons to enter the library. Any questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Events and Take-Home Kits at Castleton Public Library, 7/26-7/31

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

Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Club yet? Participants of all ages can sign up all summer long! The more you read, the more chances you have to win our raffle prizes. Stop in to register in person, or register online at


Take & Make Crafts: Collage – Kit available for pick-up through 7/31 – Make your own unique collage using pages from magazines and picture books!

Cool Science at Home: Measuring the Wind – Kit available for pick-up through 8/7 – Create your own anemometer to measure the wind!

Chalk the Walk – Tue., 7/27, 12:00-5:00pm – Make our sidewalk colorful using sidewalk chalk! All ages.

Yoga – Tue., 7/27, 6:00pm – Join us for a 45-minute yoga session with instructor Rachel Toolan. Held outdoors. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

Virtual Storytime – Wed., 7/28 – Join Miss Joelle for a story and rhymes/songs that you can participate in at home! A new video is posted every Wednesday. All videos are available on-demand. Complete playlist:

Galaxy Jars – Thu., 7/29, 1:00-4:30pm – Create your own beautiful galaxy jar using cotton balls and paint! This event will be held outdoors. Registration for a specific time slot is recommended — call 518-732-0879.

CPL at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market – Fri., 7/30, 4:30-7:30pm – Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue & Main Street in Castleton. Come visit our table at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market!

Storytime on the Lawn – Sat., 7/31, 11:00am – Join Miss Joelle for a special outdoor storytime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Please bring your own blanket for your family to sit on.

Book Seller New Summer Hours

TROY – The Book Seller at the Lansingburgh Library, will be open on Saturdays from 10-1 and Wednesdays from 4-6. We offer gently used books of all types, plus CDs and DVDs.

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

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