At Your Library

At Your Library 09.09.21

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.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – The library is open! Come in, browse and borrow M-F, 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun. 1-5. We are following the CDC’s recommendation that everyone wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please help us keep everyone safe, especially those who are unable to get vaccinated. Thank you.

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.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Kids who get their first library card in September will receive a goody bag and can add their name to our Jedi Reader Display!

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

Thursdays in September: Virtual Storytime*, 10a

Tue/Wed/Fridays in September: Outdoor Storytime, 10a on library lawn weather permitting

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1: Knitting for Beginners*, 11a

9/11: Patriot Day 9/11 Virtual Tour. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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

9/15, 9/22, 9/29: Wireless Wednesday Drop-In Tech Help (in library), 4-6p; Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30p

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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Show your support of the North Greenbush Public Library by voting on Thursday, September 9, in the library district election, from 10 AM to 8 PM at the library, 141 Main Avenue, Wynantskill. For more information visit our website,, or call the library at 518-283-0303.

Pre-school storytime returns on Tuesday, September 14 at 11 AM, led by Ms. Donna, on the lawn outside the library. It’s a weekly potpourri of stories, songs, and simple crafts. Check our Facebook page or call the library with your questions. Inclement weather…we’ll cancel.

Meet “in-person” with our virtual book club on September 28, at 6:30 PM, on the grass near the Gazebo behind North Greenbush Town Hall. Attendees should bring their own chair. We will be discussing “Who Killed Hazel Drew” by Ron Hughes. If the weather does not cooperate, we will pivot and meet via Zoom. The weather decision will be made on the morning of the 28th. To attend, email and request a copy of the book set aside for you.

In honor of American Artist Appreciation Month, the library is hosting its second virtual art show featuring art from community members of all ages working in a variety of mediums. Visit our YouTube page,, to check it out!

Hours are Monday-Friday 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Visits are limited to 30 minutes; Grab ‘N’ Go is available. All patrons must wear a mask.






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