At Your Library

At Your Library 09.01.22

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/4-9/10

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

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Don’t have a library card yet? Come sign up this month and we’ll give you a special welcome gift! Signing up for a library card is easy – adults need valid photo ID and a piece of mail showing your current address. Youth under age 16 need to bring their parent/guardian to sign them up.

Halloween Costumes Wanted!

The library is seeking donations of costumes and accessoriesfor our Halloween Costume Giveaway on Sat., 10/15. Donated items can be new or clean and gently used. Please drop off donations during library hours through 10/13!

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make: Paper Bag Puppet – Pick up anytime from Tues., 9/6 through Sat., 10/1. Get creative and make puppets using paper bags and construction paper with this take-home kit.

Guided StoryWalk – Tues., 6/6, 10:30 a.m. -Location: We’ll meet at the beginning of the StoryWalk (near the playground) at Schodack Island State Park – 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156. Join us (weather permitting) to explore My Forest Is Green by Darren Lebeuf.

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 9/6, 6:00pm 

Sand Art – Tues., 9/6, 2:00-5:00pm – Make a creative design on cardstock using colored sand and glue! Held outdoors (weather permitting).

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 9/8, 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!

Drug Takeback Day – Sat., 9/10 , 10:00am-2:00pm – Drop off unused/expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Co-sponsored by Rens. County Sheriff’s Dept.

Friends of CPL Meatball Sub & Dessert Fundraiser – Sat., 9/10, 11:00am–4:00pm. Location: 110 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033. Out and about for the Village-Wide Garage Sale? Stop by for meatball subs, sundaes, and apple crisp. All proceeds benefit the library.

Annual Library Election and Budget Vote

East Greenbush Community Library Annual District election will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the library located at 10 Community Way E. Greenbush. The 2023 budget was prepared with an eye toward maintaining the services and programs so valued by our community while still supporting library efforts to innovate and evolve. Four major considerations drove the development of the 2023 budget:

1. Maintain quality library services by providing vibrant physical and virtual spaces, developing diverse collections and programs, investing in technology safety and security, and supporting library staff who make this happen.

2. Join more than 25 UHLS libraries by migrating to “Fine Free” in January 2023, eliminating most fees for the late return of items.

3. Ensure the library’s long-term sustainability by replenishing reserve accounts to mitigate the financial impact of necessary but costly building repairs.

4. Offer transparency to the community by including all income and expenses, including gift, grant, and capital income and expenses, in the voter approved budget.

The proposed 2023 budget (including all fund accounts) is $2,332,682. In previous years gift, grant and capital funds were managed outside the budget. The tax impact on an average homeowner is $9.45/year increase. 

A second proposition on the ballot is for the election of two Trustees to serve five-year terms on the Library Board of Trustees. On the ballot are Michael Poost and Charlie Pensabene. 

For details go to or contact the Library Director, Jill Dugas Hughes, at 518-477-7476 or director @eglibrary.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Sand Lake Town Library is welcoming fall with a free educational series on finance and retirement issues. Starting Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30pm learn how to protect yourself & your family from the threat of Identity Theft which impacts 1 in 3 adults.

Reducing the High Cost of Prescriptions is the focus on Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 – 7:30pm. In October we’ll look at Social Security on 10/12, 6pm; Medicare on 10/19, 6:30pm; Wills & Healthcare Proxies on 10/26, 6:30pm.

The library will be closed Saturday 9/3 – Monday 9/5 for Labor Day Weekend. 

On LEGO Tuesdays ages 4 and up can drop in anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm to build with our LEGOs. 

Our Book Club will meet Wednesday, September 7, 7pm at the library to discuss “The Swerve” by Greenblatt.

SLTL Friends Fall Book Sale! Saturday, September 17, 10am – 2pm; bag sale 1 – 2pm. We’ve gotten a lot of new donations. Plus Tom Chesnut, Taborton Mountain Photography, will have a table of his photos at the book sale. All proceeds from this special photo sale will be donated to the library.

Artist Reception & Live Demo with East Bank Arts Alliance, Saturday, September 24, 11am – 1pm. Enjoy refreshments while meeting the artists and watching them work. Their work will be on display in our program room September 6 – October 28.

Museum passes to The Clark, USS Slater, MASS MoCA, Albany Institute of History & Art, and Hancock Shaker Village are available for loan, as are wi-fi hotspots.

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

Fall Market Day at the Poestenkill Library

The Friends of Poestenkill Library are pleased to bring back our popular Fall Market Day. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17th on the library lawn from 9am-12pm, with a rain date of Sunday the 18th. The board game sale is back, and we will also have our book sale, bake sale, a special raffle of a handmade quilted tote bag, and more, along with our hot food offerings. This is always a nice opportunity to chat with your neighbors and support the library, a community hub in the heart of the village. Hope to see you there!

North Greenbush Public Library District Election

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 8, 2022 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 $331,174.00 is approved for 2023; and (2) the election of one trustee. More information on the election and the proposed budget are available at the Library (please call 518-283-0303) or visit

Nassau Free Library Presents: The Importance of Focus- For Getting More of What You Want in Life

Thursday, September 15th, 6 pm

​Do you want more out of life?

Do you find yourself distracted?

Do you wish you could be more focused and achieve more?

​Former illusionist, Greg Dwyer will show you how to create real magic in your life for getting more of what you desire. Greg has worked backstage for Doug Henning’s The Magic Show and was seen by over six million people on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Greg knows how to make the impossible possible and has traveled the world sharing his insights with others. If you want more out of life and would like to focus on making it happen, this interactive 60-minute workshop is for you.

Please call the library to register (518)766-2715 or email The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123. Visit for more information.

East Bank Artists Exhibit at Sand lake Library

The East Bank Arts Alliance, including artists from upstate NY and the Hudson Valley, will exhibit their work at the Sand Lake Library Sept 6 – Oct 28. 

Representing diverse styles , paintings done in oil, watercolor , pastel and acrylic will be shown. Photography, mixed media and ceramics will also be included.

A reception will be held at the library on Saturday Sept. 24 from 11am – 2pm . Member artists will be doing live demos of still life , landscape and drawing . Light refreshments will be served. The Exhibit will be hung in the meeting room of the Sand Lake Library , free , open to the public and available during regular Library hours. Everyone is welcome.

Short Story Cafe (Virtual Discussion Group)

Join us for Troy Public Library’s Short Story Café, meeting Wednesdays, September 28th –November 2nd, 6:30- 8pm. Author David Sylvester is our host for this six-week informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character, and theme in their writing.

Each week we will read and discuss two (sometimes three) stories by well-known (and

some lesser-known!) masters of the form. No writing experience is necessary, but this is a writer-friendly discussion. All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions.

Mr. Sylvester is the author of two collections of short stories, I Would Tell You If I Could (2020) and Still Life (2022).

This is a virtual program and will be conducted via zoom.

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be meeting on Monday, September 12th, at 6:30pm. We will be discussing Christy Lefteri’s “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of August.

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 will be a hybrid meeting, participants may choose to attend either in-person, or through 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.

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