At Your Library

At Your Library 09.02.21

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

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

POESTENKILL – Don’t miss your chance to purchase one ticket to win 12 full-sized homemade desserts -one every month for a year! Tickets are only $12 each or 2 for $20, and are available at the library desk during library hours as well as at Market Day on Sept. 11th. Proceeds will support the many important projects of the Friends of the Poestenkill Library. This year’s offerings include such delicacies as Derby Pie, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, and a Platter of Holiday Cookies. The winner does not need to be present for the drawing which will be part of the 20th anniversary event on Saturday, Sept. 18th. The winner will pick up a dessert at the library on the 3rd Saturday of each month from October 2021 through September 2022.

Poestenkill Library Open House

POESTENKILL – Come to the Poestenkill Library 20th Anniversary Open House, September 18, 1-3 PM.





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.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/5-9/11

CASTLETON – 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!

A library card gives you access to free books, movies, magazines, museum passes, digital collections, and more. 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 and teens 16+ 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.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make: Origami – Kit available for pick-up 9/7 through 10/2 – Learn how to make fun folded origami creations!

Yoga – Tue., 9/7, 6:00pm – With instructor Rachel Toolan. Held outdoors. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 9/9, 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! Held outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on.

Drug Takeback Day – Sat., 9/11, 10:00am-2:00pm – Drop off unused/expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Co-sponsored by Castleton Public Library and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

9/11: Patriot Day 9/11 Exhibition Tour with Aaron Noble* (via Zoom)

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, Heritage Hub, and Times Union. Learn more at

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