At Your Library

At Your Library 08.26.21

Meditation Group

TROY – The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, through September 28th at 2PM at our Lansingburgh Branch.

Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.

Pop Up Book and DVD Sale

TROY – Books, Books, Books: The Friends of The Troy Public Library are having a major “gently used” book and DVD sale in conjunction with the Alley Rally, the huge neighborhood garage sale in South Central Troy. August 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date: August 29, 10-2). Find us in the alley behind 159 First St. Troy. All proceeds to benefit the Troy Public Library.

Poestenkill Library Market Day is Back!

POESTENKILL – The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to Market Day on the Library lawn on Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Market Day includes selections of books, baked goods, and jigsaw puzzles for sale, plus gift basket drawings and a hot dog stand with homemade chili. Come to 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill 12140, for a chance to see neighbors and other nice people and celebrate community. All proceeds of the Friends Market Day directly benefit the Library. The Poestenkill Farmers Market on the Town Hall lawn nearby will also be open with vendors of produce, flowers, food, and crafts. Make a morning of it! For more information contact the library at 518-283-3721. Puzzle lovers please note the Friends will also hold a huge sale of gently used jigsaw puzzles on October 16 at the library. Watch for more details in future articles.

Dessert of the Month Drawing Returns

POESTENKILL –  The Friends of the Poestenkill Library are once again selling tickets for the popular Dessert of the Month drawing. This year there are 3 prizes: 1st prize is 12 full size homemade desserts, one each month for the next year, with one lucky winner winning ALL 12 desserts. 2nd prize is a basket of chocolate goodies. 3rd prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Cookie Factory. Tickets are available at the Poestenkill Library and will be sold through Sept 18th. You can also buy one at Fall Market Day on September 11th from 9 to 12:30 on the library lawn. Please stop by the Poestenkill Library for a listing of the dessert available each month (pies, cakes, cheesecakes and more). Tickets are $12 each or 2 tickets for $20 and would make a wonderful gift—for yourself or someone special. You need not be present to win.

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. Holiday Closures: September 4-6 for Labor Day. *New Hours* (begin 9/7): M-F, 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun. 1-5.

Library Budget Vote & Election: Tues. 9/14, 9a-9p in the library. Applications to request an absentee ballot are available at the library and online at You must be a registered East Greenbush voter.

Library programs & registration (*): Check our events page for the status of in-person kids and teen programs.

8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27: Monday Night Book Chat (Facebook), 7p

9/1: September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Kids who get their first library card in September will receive a goody bag.

9/1 & 9/8: Wireless Wednesday Drop-In Tech Help (in library), 4-6p; Friends Mini Book Sale at the Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30p; Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30p

9/3: Project Linus Community Quilt Kits* are available for pickup during open hours. Project kits will include materials to sew 5 “log cabin variation” quilt blocks that will be used to make quilts for children in need.

9/9-9/30: Virtual Storytime*, 10a

9/10: Knitting for Beginners*, 10-12

9/13: Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-6p (appointments recommended, see calendar for donor requirements)

9/17: Back-to-School Zoom Bingo for Kids!*, 6:30p

9/20: Book Discussions*, 10a or 7p

Readers Advisory Services:

Kids Book Bundles:

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

Tech & Other:,

*New* Ancestry, America’s News, Black Life in America, Consumer Reports, HeritageHub, and Times Union. Learn more at

North Greenbush Public Library District Election

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Public Library invites all registered voters of the Town of North Greenbush to vote in an election to be held on September 9, 2021 from 10 AM to 8 PM at the North Greenbush Public Library in the North Greenbush Municipal Building, Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY. Absentee ballots are available from the North Greenbush Public Library (visit for details on obtaining and casting an absentee ballot). Two issues will be decided: (1) whether the proposed budget of $324,681.00 is approved for 2022; and (2) the election of two trustees. More information on the election and the proposed budget are available at the Library (please call 518-283-0303) or visit

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