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 https://eglibrary.org/service-updates/.
Library programs & registration (*): https://events.eglibrary.org. Check our events page for the status of in-person kids and teen programs.
10/18: Monday Book Discussion* 10a or 6:30p
10/19: Writing Workshop: Telling Life Stories (5-part series)*, 2p via Zoom
10/20: Virtual Trivia*, 6:30p; Wednesday Night Book Chat (library Facebook channel), 7p
10/21: Virtual Hands-On Cooking with Felisha Chandler*, 6p
10/23: Games on the Library Lawn! 10a (weather permitting – check website)
10/27: Jewelry Making with Marcia*, 6p
Readers Advisory Services: https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/
Kids Book Bundles: https://eglibrary.org/children/book-bundles/
Borrow laptops, hotspots, kids’ tablets, movies-on-the-go & audiobooks from Playaway.
Tech & Other: https://bit.ly/egtechtalk, https://eglibrary.org/digital
*New* Ancestry, America’s News, Black Life in America, Consumer Reports, Heritage Hub, and Times Union. Learn more at https://eglibrary.org/digital/.
Sand Lake Town Library News
SAND LAKE – The SLTL Friends book sale will be Saturday, October 16 from 10 – 2 at the library – lots of books, DVDs, & CDs. We will also have a simple fall activity for the kids. – All outdoors; rain date Oct. 23.
Intro to Streaming Video, Tuesday, 10/19 at 6pm Learn about the many options for watching tv, movies, tutorials, and other video content on your devices with free and paid services and apps – and get that content up onto your television for the big screen experience. This class is a lecture with demonstrations, taught online, via Zoom. Skill Level: Beginner. Register at https://forms.gle/s7ZZoipEqfbjFLGt6
Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be Thursday, October 21 at 6:45pm. We are looking for a couple of new trustees for 2022 – could it be you?
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 sandlaketownlibrary.org or uhls.org websites for details and a printable list. Or 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). Check the Community Calendar at sandlaketownlibrary.org for events happening around town.
Library Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 3; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 for more information.
North Greenbush Public Library Update
NORTH GREENBUSH – Hear ye! Hear ye! Our weekly Storytime is back! Join Ms. Donna on the lawn outside the library entrance for stories, songs, and a simple craft every Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM, weather permitting. Bring a chair or blanket. Check our Facebook page or call the library at 518-283-0303 with your questions.
After Storytime, or anytime, stroll our Storywalk and read “Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey Tabor, on the lawn next to the library entrance. With autumn comes adventure, so pack up some snacks and visit StoryWalks at other Upper Hudson Library System libraries. Find the complete list on our website. StoryWalk™ is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program and by Upper Hudson Library System. The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
We’re getting prepared for ghosts and goblins with Halloween-themed take-home craft kits for children. Stop by the library starting Monday, October 18, and pick one up.
And at North Greenbush Library, Halloween is not just for children. Our October virtual book club will be discussing ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers’ by Mary Roach, on Monday, October 25 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Roach can turn the most ghostly, ghastly subject, with her surprising sense of humor, from a dead-serious topic to an unusual foray into the land of limbs and corpses. For a copy of the book and the Zoom meeting link, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library hours are Monday-Friday 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Visits are limited to 30 minutes; patrons must wear a mask; Grab ‘N’ Go is available. Questions? Call us at 518-283-0303.
Jigsaw Puzzle Sale at Poestenkill Library
POESTENKILL – Stock up on jigsaw puzzles for the winter months at an unusual sale of dozens of good condition used puzzles. Proceeds will benefit the Poestenkill Library. Friends of the Library will sell puzzles on the Library lawn (9 Plank Road, 12140) on Saturday October 16 from 9 to noon. Most puzzles are 1000-piece ($5), many others are 300 or 500-piece ($3), and a few are children’s puzzles ($1). Come to find great puzzles by White Mountain Puzzles, Wysocki, Springbok, Hometown, among others. Masks and maintaining social distance are required. For more information contact Marcia at 518-283-5353.
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 sandlaketownlibrary.org/friends/ 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.
Brunswick Community Library
BRUNSWICK – Haunted Trail – A socially distanced Halloween event – Friday Oct. 29 – Sunday Oct. 31
Donations of candy before hand is greatly appreciated. Would you like to help decorate our spooky trail? Call (518) 279-4023.
EG Library hosts Local Author Talk: Susan Petrie
EAST GREENBUSH – The East Greenbush Community Library is hosting a Local Author Event with Susan Petrie on Thursday, November 4th at 7 pm via Zoom. Susan Petrie will read from her book and share her insights on the creation of Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River. Her writing is an intimate portrait-a story map-of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River that slows time and challenges us to reconsider what we choose to remember and what we choose to forget about the places we call home.
Inspired by the story of New York’s capital region, Susan Petrie uses poetry, prose, photos, and drawings to uncover a place of intense natural beauty, legendary people, and remarkable events. As a work of art, Hundred-Mile Home moves between past and present. Her words revive a sense of wonder for what we speed past on our way to somewhere else and reanimates the forgotten history and often-overlooked natural beauty of the mid-Hudson region.
The library will be raffling off a free copy of Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River to program attendees.
This event will occur on Zoom. You will be sent the Zoom link before the event.
Registration at https://eastgreenbushlibrary.librarymarket.com/local-author-talk-susan-petrie. Contact Jody Squadere at 518-477-7476 extension 107 for questions.