At Your Library

At Your Library 09.23.21

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.

Friends of the Nassau Free Library – Artisans & Crafters Needed

NASSAU – Attention Artisans, Crafters and Vendors in the areas of Nassau, Schodack, East Greenbush and other local areas; The Friends of the Nassau Free Library are holding our annual Harvest Fest and Pie Sale on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Chandler Young VFW hall on Rt. 20 in Nassau. We expect to have room for about 10 vendors, tables will be available and we hope to offer a variety of hand-made items for sale. Please submit samples and /or photos of your crafts to the Friends at the Nassau Free Library by October 13th to our email ( ) or to the Nassau Free Library, P.O. Box 436, Nassau, NY 12123. Include a brief description of your crafts and how many people you will bring. As space is limited we reserve the right to select which vendors we will include. Hours for the sale will be 9:00 – 3:00 (set up at 8:30) and the vendor fee is $25 to be paid on the day of the event. All vendors must be vaccinated. This is a benefit for the Nassau Free Library so please join us and help support the library, Questions? – call 518-766 -2715 or email

Fall Book Sale Coming Soon!

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Friends will be holding their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 16th from 10a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the library. We’ve got books for all ages and tastes, so come check it out! Perhaps you are planning to attend “Amazing Graves” (a program by the Sand Lake Center for the Arts) that weekend as well — you could do both since they take place on Rt. 66. The SLTL Friends are seeking new community-minded members to help us help the library by sponsoring activities and events, as well as helping it grow. We recently wrapped up our “Explore AP” companion activity to the summer reading program. Many people enjoyed visiting some new and well-known places in our community. Support us in whatever way works best for you: visit or the library to join with our brochure, purchase a Friends tote bag for $20, join us the second Tuesday of each month, and come to the Book Sale on October 16th.

Voters Approve 2022 Budget for North Greenbush Public Library

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Public Library thanks the voters of the North Greenbush Library District for their overwhelming support of the 2022 budget. Visit our website at or our Facebook page at The Library is located in the North Greenbush Municipal Building, Main Avenue, Wynantskill. Our phone number is 518-283-0303.

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. See COVID service level metrics at

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.

9/23 & 9/30: Virtual Storytime*, 10a

9/24: Friday Mashup* (grades 6-12), 3p; Virtual Bingo for Kids*, 6:30p

9/ 24, 28 & 29: Outdoor Storytime, 10a

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

9/28: Social Security: Strategies For A More Enjoyable Retirement with John Kalil*, 6p; Selling on Etsy* (via Zoom), 6p

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

Tuesdays, starting 10/12: Writing Workshop: Telling Life Stories (5-sessions) with Susannah Risley*, 2p

10/13: Music Concert: “As Iz” with Izzy Singer*, 6p

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/26-10/2

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 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 through 10/2 – Learn how to make fun folded origami creations!

Yoga – Tue., 9/28, 6:00pm – With instructor Rachel Toolan. Held outdoors. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.

Salt Painting – Wed., 9/29, 3:00-6:00pm – Create unique artwork using salt, glue, and food coloring! Held outdoors.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 9/30, 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.

Friends of CPL Can & Bottle Fundraiser – Ongoing. Location: 6 Center Redemption, 550 South St., Rensselaer, NY 12144. This fundraiser is super-simple — when you take your returnable bottles & cans to 6 Center Redemption, let them know that you’d like to donate to the Friends of Castleton Public Library.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at Sand Lake Town Library! All kids getting their first library card at SLT Library can also select a free book to keep. You can also pick up a weekly pre-school craft kit at the front desk.

Looking for something to do this fall? Pack up the kids and the snacks and hit the road on a StoryWalk™ Expedition! Find StoryWalks™ on library grounds or in places libraries have partnered with, like our own Butler Park here in Sand Lake. Visit or websites for details and a printable list. Or you can borrow one of our museum passes for MASS MoCA, The Clark, the U.S.S. Slater or the Empire Pass (good for most NYS Parks). And remember to check the Community Calendar at for a calendar of events happening around town.

Save the date! — SLTL Friends Book Sale coming October 16, 10am – 2pm at the library.

Library Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 3; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 for more information.

You May Also Like

At Your Library 03.23.23

March 22, 2023

At Your Library 03.16.23

March 16, 2023

At Your Library 03.09.23

March 12, 2023