At Your Library

At Your Library 10.20.22

Nassau Free Library Harvest Fest

The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to our annual Harvest Fest and Frozen pie sale Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Chandler Young VFW, Lyons Lake Road, Nassau, NY. 

Pick up your pre-ordered frozen pies, purchase baked goods, Jewelry, knitwear, Alpaca products and other crafts. This event will also include cider (for a small donation). Doors open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The frozen pies this year are; Apple (10” & 6”), Cherry (10”), Blueberry (10”), Strawberry Rhubarb (10”) and Very Berry (10”), prices vary. 

These can only be pre-ordered and pre-paid at the library, through Friends members or by email or by mailing an order form from the library web site: Checks should be made out to: Friends of the Nassau Free Library. Enjoy the wonderful smells of baking pies in your home for the holidays. Funds raised support the Nassau Free Library. Come celebrate the Harvest and support your library! Call 518-766-2715

Upcoming Programs & Events at Poestenkill Library

Board of Trustees Meeting – Monday 10/24 at 7:30 – All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.

Teen Face Paint Workshop – Wednesday 10/26 at 6:30 – Need help perfecting your Halloween look? We’ve got the program for you! Delia from Track 4 Visual Arts will be joining us at the library for a face paint workshop! Learn how to mix water-based face paints to the proper consistency, practice the most common brush strokes used in commercial face painting, and paint a spooky Halloween design on a friend! If you prefer to practice social distancing, wear shorts or a tee shirt and practice on your own arm or leg. Registration is not required, but would be appreciated. Please call the library at 518-283-3721 to register.

Storytime with Ms. Erin – Every Friday at 10:15 – Children are invited to join Ms. Erin for stories and crafting every Friday morning.

Events at Castleton Public Library,

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make Craft: Pumpkin Paper Lanterns – Pick up anytime now through Saturday, October 29. Make a paper jack-o’-lantern to get ready for Halloween!

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 10/25, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Halloween Crafts – Wed., 10/26, 3:00-7:00pm – Join us at the library to make fun Halloween crafts!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 10/27, 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!

Halloween Parade & Party – Sat., 10/29, starting at 2:00pm – Join the walking parade, which begins at the library at 2:00 led by a fire truck! Parade ends at the firehouse, where we’ll enjoy treats and crafts. Co-sponsored by CPL and the Castleton Fire Dept.

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting and Events

Tech Help: Bring Your Own Device Thursday, October 20 from 11 – 12 with Delia Hubbard. Bring your tech devices and your questions.

SLTL Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, October 20, 6:45pm. 

LEGO Tuesday, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, get creative. We have lots of LEGOs to design with. 

SLTL Friends meeting, Tuesday, October 25, 6:30pm.

Family Storytime – Wednesdays at 11am. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts & fun while learning pre-literacy skills. All ages – no registration needed. October themes: farm animals, and dinosaurs!

Pre-retirement Series: October 26, 6:30pm, Wills & Healthcare Proxies – Learn how these tools can help protect you and your family. Please call to register.

East Bank Arts Alliance – Stop in for the final week of their art display. November and December will feature photographer Justin Morin

Book Club, November 2 – The book will be The Agitators: Three Friends who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden.

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. Study and meeting space also available.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Just for our crafty teens and adults! Join us on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 to create an autumn-themed tea light lantern and make the nights a little more light! Then swing over to the circulation desk for a copy of ‘The Treeline’ by Ben Lawrence, to be discussed at our virtual book club, slated for Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM. Email the library for the meeting

We haven’t forgotten our patrons under 10 years; every Tuesday morning at 11 AM on the lawn outside the library entrance (weather permitting) we will have our Preschool Outdoor Storytime. Our October storytime themes will get everyone in the mood for Halloween fun. And “crafternoons” continue every Thursday from 3 to 5 PM in October, for children and their guardians, with a different fall-related craft each week, set up in the children’s room.

Our second annual Halloween Hullabaloo is slated for Saturday, October 29, from 11 AM to 1 PM, on the lawn outside the library entrance. We’ll start the day at 10:30 with an Outdoor Storytime followed by face-painting, fun games, and spooky craft activities starting at 11 AM. Costumes are welcome but not required!

You know the month is almost gone when the NGPL Board of Trustees meets. The monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 7 PM, in the meeting room at Eastwyck Villlage,1 Eastwyck Circle (just off Best Road). The public is welcome to attend.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Call the library for information at 518-283-0303.

American Steamship Heritage with Marvin Bubie

WHEN: December 3, 2022 at 2pm @ East Greenbush Community Library (518-477-7476 or REGISTER:

Ever wonder what the seals we see every day on police cars, fire trucks and town halls mean?

Local author, Marvin Bubie, will give a presentation that illustrates America’s steamship heritage by the cities and towns municipal seals they have adopted. Learn more about steamships, Robert Fulton, and the Erie Canal and how they are referenced in these seals.

F.D.R. Talk with Jeffrey Urbin

WHEN: November 22, 2022 at 1pm @ East Greenbush Community Library (518-477-7476 or REGISTER:

The round up and relocation of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in the wake of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor is one of the darkest blemishes on the Roosevelt record. Many Americans saw danger in every corner. This presentation explores the intent and consequences of Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.

Our guest speaker, Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 

This is a “hybrid” event. The community is welcome to attend in the library or from home on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out before the event.

Greenbush Historical Society Presents Three Criminals in the Capital District

The Greenbush Historical Society presents another scheduled program on Sunday, October 23, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library. Jill Knapp will delve into crimes of the mid-1800s. 

There were several criminals whose crimes held the attention of the public during this period. Knapp’s presentation will cover three of the criminals: a murderous butcher, a female abortionist responsible for the deaths of several women, and a dashing confidence man who swindled the public with his various con-games as a naval officer, a preacher, school teacher, and more! 

Unlike Halloween ghosts, goblins and monsters, these insidious, dangerous characters resided and committed horrendous crimes in the Capital District in the 1800s. The program is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.

Upcycled Jewelry Workshop at Troy Public Library

Join us for an upcycled jewelry-making workshop at the library. Whether you have a broken necklace or bracelet lying around that needs to be fixed, a statement piece you’ve never liked that could be turned into something new, or are just looking to learn a new skill, this event is for you. 

Participants are encouraged to bring any supplies they would like to work with to the event, but materials will also be provided for those that need them. The event will be held on Monday, October 24th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

This in-person event is free and open to the public. The class is intended for an adult audience. 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.

Celebrating Our Volunteers – October 22, 2022

Please Join the Friends of the Nassau Free Library at an Open House Saturday, October 22, 2022 to honor and celebrate the volunteers who have worked with our library; In particular two individuals; Pat Bruck and Judi Markessinis, will be added to our plaque recognizing valued volunteers. 

We will have a brief ceremony for this memory of them. Please join us for light snacks and conversation from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 the Nassau Free Library, Rt. 20, Nassau, NY to help show appreciation for all those who are an integral part of the library.

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