At Your Library

At Your Library 09.15.22

Sand Lake Town Library News

Sand Lake Town Library offers Tech Help on Thursday, Sept. 15, 11am – 12:30pm. Bring your device and have Delia Hubbard, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Digital Literacy Expert, help you understand/maximize it.

SLTL Board Meeting – Thursday, September 15, 6:45pm. Agenda will include NYS Construction Grant application.

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

A new adult writing class starts on Tuesday, September 13, 1:30 – 3pm. At the end of the six week course, participants will have their short story piece published in a short story magazine. Call 518-674-5050 to register.

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

Identity Theft, Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30pm. This is the first in a series on finance and retirement issues. Learn the signs and how to reduce the risks for you and your family.

Reducing Prescription Costs 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.

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.

Storytime is back starting Wednesday, September 28 at 11am. Stories, songs, fingerplay, crafts & fun!

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. Masks encouraged.
Call 518-674-5050.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/18-9/24

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? 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 their current address. Youth under age 16 need to bring their parent/guardian to sign them up. 

We’re Seeking Halloween Costume Donations for our Costume Giveaway! – Drop off any costumes and accessories during libary hours from now through 10/13. 

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make Craft: Paper Bag Puppets – Kits available now through October 1.

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 9/20, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years. 

Afternoon Book Club – Wed., 9/21, 1:00pm – Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion! This month we are reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Books available at the front desk.

Cool Science: Stethoscopes – Wed., 9/21, 4:00-6:00pm – Stethoscopes are an important tool to listen to a person’s heart and breathing. Come to the library to make your own simple stethoscope and learn about the science behind how they work!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 9/22, 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!

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Many thanks to our community for their continued support in passing our 2023 budget at the September 8 budget vote and election.

Tuesday mornings on the lawn are devoted to all the little ones, so bring your children and join Ms. Donna in stories, songs, and crafts, at 11 AM (weather permitting.)

A book not to be missed – Ben Rawlence’s ‘The Treeline’ – will be the subject under discussion at our Virtual Book Club on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30 PM. Rawlences’s extensive field research follows where and why trees are moving, and the unstoppable melting of the permafrost. A disquieting

but important read. Pick up a book at the circulation desk. Email for the Zoom link. New members are always welcome.

Find out what’s in store for the library by attending the North Greenbush Library’s Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Sept 22, at 7 PM, held in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle (off Best Road.)

Time on your hands? Yearning for your family to join in some non-electronic fun? Then come to the puzzle sale and 50/50 raffle, of The Friends of North Greenbush Public Library, on Saturday, September 24, from 9 AM to 3 PM, in the Annex at the North Greenbush Town Hall. Buy a bundle! Only $2 a puzzle, a price not to be beat!

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Call 518-283-0303 for further information.

Upcoming Events at the Poestenkill Library

Fall Market Day – Saturday, 9/17. 9:00 – 12:00 – All books will be just $5 per bag. There will also be board games for sale, a bake sale, hot dogs and chili, raffle baskets, and a beautiful handcrafted tote bag made from vintage wool squares will be raffled off too! Rain date: Sunday 9/18. 

Banned Books Tasting – Wednesday, 9/21. 6:00 – Don’t limit yourself to just the most popular reading options, expand your pallet and explore the full menu available at the library. Celebrate Banned Books Week with us and get a “taste” of banned books. “Diners” will sample a variety of previously banned and challenged books and make their own decision on what pleases their mental taste buds. Space is limited. Reservations required. Please call the library at 518-283-3721 to reserve your space.

Beekeeping & Honey Tasting – Thursday, 9/22. 6:30 – Come interact with local Rensselaer County beekeeper Anthony Antonucci. Discuss beekeeping, learn about bee hive products and taste many different honeys. Mr. Antonucci is a longtime beekeeper and past-President of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers. Bring your comments and questions about honey bees and other pollinators.

Autumn Sign Painting at the Troy Public Library

Join the library as we paint and stencil wooden signs celebrating the fall season. Spice up your home décor or gift to family and friends. Paints, brushes, and wooden plaques will be provided. Use the autumn-themed stencils we have or create your own works of art. The program will be held Monday, October 3rd, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Harmonic Nature

Laura Cannamela will present “Harmonic Nature,” featuring her art, at the North Chatham Free Library on Sunday September 18 at 3 pm. She finds inspiration by observing the Kinderhook Creek and patterns in nature. She will show her work and discuss some of her art historical and geological sources, such as Japanese illustrations, ancient Chinese scholars’ rocks, and the glacially carved gorge in Valatie where she lives. She will also explain the ceramic and paper techniques she uses to interpret natural patterns. 

Laura Cannamela received her MFA in Painting from Queens College of CUNY before moving to the Hudson Valley area. Her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions at galleries in New York and New England. Her ceramic sculpture was entered into the permanent art collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz. She was a Platte Clove Artist-In-Residence and has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Martha Boschen Porter Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

To register, email the library: Audience will be limited. Registration is required.

East Greenbush Library Fall Book Sale

Thousands of used books, DVDs, and audiobooks for adults and children. Huge selection, low prices! Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Friday, October 7 – Noon – 7 PM; Saturday, October 8 – 10 AM – 4:30 PM; Sunday, October 9 – BAG SALE – Noon – 3 PM. Proceeds to benefit the East Greenbush Community Library

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!

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.

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