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At Your Library 10.01.20

Poestenkill Library Has More Jigsaw Puzzles For Sale

POESTENKILL – Yes there are more puzzles for sale in Poestenkill! We are back for another sale of good condition used jigsaw puzzles, on the lawn of the Poestenkill Library, on Saturday October 3, from 9 to noon. We sold out of more than 300 puzzles on 9/12 but are lucky to have had many more donated since then. Prices are $5 for 1000-piece puzzles and $3 for fewer than 1000 pieces. Proceeds go to Friends of the Poestenkill Library to benefit the Library. Please be prepared to wait in line to approach the tables of puzzles if there is a crowd, to insure social distancing. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Thanks to all the customers and puzzle donors who have supported this annual sale. We look forward to finding more good homes for these delightful puzzles. For more information contact Marcia at mhopple@nullnycap.rr.com.

Adult Evening Book Group Meeting

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party on Monday, October 5th at 6:30 PM. 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 meeting will be conducted via 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 www.thetroylibrary.org

Uncovering and Recovering Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group

TROY – On Tuesday, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th and December 1st & 15th at 6PM, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

This reading and discussion group will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, centering on the intersectional forces imbedded in systematic racism to better understand the racial disparities in economics, health care and mass incarceration in America today. The first book the group will read is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt. Please have this book read for the October 6th meeting. Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

Registration is required and is limited. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Book Club will be discussing “Autumn” by Ali Smith on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm. Contact the library for information on joining the discussion.

Ask about our weekly storytime packets and take-home craft kits.

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Why not consider becoming a library trustee? We are currently looking for individuals to complete a term and to fill new terms starting January 2021.

SLTLibrary hours have been extended on Tuesday and Thursday. Current hours for appointments are M & W 11 – 3, T & Th 11 – 6 and Saturday 10 – 2. Plus downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are available 24/7 through the OverDrive and Hoopla platforms – links to both are in the sidebar on our webpage.

Check our online community calendar for events in our area. Local non-profit community groups can submit events for the calendar to info@nullsandlaketownlibrary.org

Short Story Reading and Discussion Group

TROY – On Wednesdays, October 7th – November 18th at 6PM (no meeting October 21), Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library. Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an 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 stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form. Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The first set of stories is available at the information desk of the main library. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Current hours: Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-1; closed Sundays & Mondays. Effective 10/5: Monday 11-2pm returns only, Tuesday 11-6p, Wednesday 11-7p, Thursday 11-6p, Friday 11-6p and Saturdays 10-2p. Visit us during open hours for in-library browsing, drive-thru hold pickup, and returns at the front door. Our virtual library is always open! For updates call 518-477-7476 or visit eglibrary.org.

New Services: Print wirelessly to the library printer from any device, anywhere. Learn more at https://eglibrary.org/about/services/wireless-printing/. Also available for loan (limited quantity/loan period) are mobile hotspots and laptops. Effective 9/29, limited computer use and seating available in the library; limited to 30-minute visits. Inquire at the reference desk for more information.

Learn more about programs or register at https://events.eglibrary.org

10/5: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

10/14: Dark & Stormy Trivia Night (adults 18+), 7pm, register at https://events.eglibrary.org

Storytime: visit our calendar, social media, and YouTube channels for dates and times.

*New* Check It Out with Charlie blog – it’s chock full of Charlie’s favorite jokes & books! https://eglibrarykids.wordpress.com/

Readers Advisory Services for adults: https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/ and Kids Book Bundles https://eglibrary.org/children/book-bundles/. Fill out the online form with your preferences, we’ll select books to match and put them on hold for you! You can also call 518-477-7476 for help.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – With autumn’s arrival and leaves’ colors turning, the North Greenbush Public Library is offering a fall-themed take-home craft kit that includes a leaf suncatcher and an apple coffee filter craft. The crafts are appropriate for children ages 4 and older. Call the library for pick-up during Grab ’N’ Go hours. Halloween themed kits will be available beginning October 13.

Don’t forget our Virtual Book Club meeting discussing “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 PM. Reserve a copy by calling the library.

We will be closed Monday, October 12, for Columbus Day. Appointments and Grab ’N’ Go will resume Tuesday, October 13, at 3 PM.

Grab ’N’ Go and appointment hours are Mon/Wed/Fri 10 AM to 2 PM, and Tue/Thur 3 PM to 7 PM. Call the library at 518-283-0303 for either.

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