At Your Library

At Your Library 10.21.21

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

Library programs & registration (*): Check our events page for the status of in-person kids and teen programs.

10/21: Virtual Hands-On Cooking with Felisha Chandler*, 6p

10/23: Games on the Library Lawn! 10a (weather permitting – check website)

10/27: Wednesday Night Book Chat (library Facebook channel), 7p; Jewelry Making with Marcia*, 6p

Friends Fall Book & Media Sale November 5-7 (see sale entry requirements)

11/5: Adult Book Sale Only, 3-7:30p*

11/6: Adult*/Teen/Kid Book Sale, 10-4:30pm (reservations for adult sale only)

11/7: Adult/Teen/Kid Book Sale (Bag sale only), 1-4p

*Entry requirements: Masks, social distancing, and reservations for adult book sale days (11/5 & 11/6). To make a reservation go to or call 518-477-7476.

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

Valley Falls Free Library

VALLEY FALLS – The following new titles are available for circulation at Valley Falls Free Library:


Lynn Austin, Chasing Shadows 

Terri Blackstock, Aftermath

Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman

Suzanne Woods Fisher, A Season on the Wind

Irene Hannon, Labyrinth of Lies

Beverly Lewis, The Beginning

T.I Lowe, Under the Magnolias

Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall

Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Beth Wiseman, Home All Along

Beth Wiseman, A Picture of Love

Beth Wiseman, An Unlikely Match

Jennifer L. Wright, If It Rains


Tucker Carlson, The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism

Tammy Duckworth, Every Day Is a Gift

Mirin Fader, Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Rebekah Tausig, Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Kate Moore, The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for       Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear

Tean/Young Adult

Syed M. Masood, More Than Just a Pretty Face 

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/24-10/30

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

All in-person events are outdoors unless otherwise indicated. If you’re unsure of the impact of weather on an outdoor event, give us a call at 518-732-0879 before you travel to the library. 

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make: Pumpkin Paper Lantern – Kit available for pick-up through 10/30 – Make a paper jack-o’-lantern to get ready for Halloween!

Halloween Crafts – Tue., 10/26, 3:00-5:00pm – make Halloween crafts and decorate a paper bag for trick or treating!

Preserving Family Photographs & Documents – Tue., 10/26, 7:00pm – Learn about free & low-cost ways to preserve your family photographs and documents in this online workshop. Email for Zoom connection information.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 10/28, 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! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on.

Halloween Car Parade – Sat., 10/30, starting at 2:00pm – This year we’re bringing our annual Halloween parade to you! Stand along the parade route to show off your costume. Firetrucks and cars will travel the parade route with Halloween greetings and candy! Held rain or shine. The parade route will be posted on the library’s website the week prior to the event. Co-sponsored by CPL, Castleton Fire Department, and Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association.

SLTL Friends Book Sale October 23rd

SAND LAKE – Due to the inclement weather last weekend, the Sand Lake Town Library (SLTL) Friends Book Sale was moved to this Saturday. It will be held at the library from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, October 23rd. We have a lot of great books for readers of all ages, DVDs and music CDs, plus a few puzzles as well. Take advantage of our low prices for some great finds! It’s one way you can support the SLTL Friends so we can support the library. Be on the lookout for our next raffle in mid-November! Email or go to if you’d like to learn more about the Friends.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – The SLTL Friends book sale has moved to the rain date of Saturday, October 23, 10am – 2pm on the library lawn – lots of books, DVDs, & CDs. We will also have pumpkin decorating for the kids thanks to a donation of lovely pumpkins by Mill Pond Alpacas! – All happening outdoors.

If you can’t come on October 23 to decorate a pumpkin, pick one up to take home and decorate. Then submit a photo by noon on Friday, October 29 to (Subject: Halloween Contest). We will judge the photos and announce winners Saturday, October 30. Prize: a Stewart’s ice cream coupon.

Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be Thursday, October 21 at 6:45pm in the library. We are looking for a couple of new trustees for 2022 – it’s a great way to meet people and get involved in your community.

Check the Community Calendar at for events around town.

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

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 Contact Jody Squadere at 518-477-7476 extension 107 for questions.

Fall Book & Media Sale! Adult, Teen and Children’s Books

EAST GREENBUSH – The Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library is delighted to announce their long awaited, much anticipated Fall Book Sale. The pandemic and safety precautions require us to host the sale a little differently this time around. Capacity limits are in effect and online reservations are required in advance for entry into the Adult Sale on November 5 & 6. Separate reservations are needed for each individual. Use this link to get more details and to reserve your shopping time slot: Patrons will have 30 minutes to shop. Reservations are not needed to purchase children’s books.

The sale takes place on Friday November 5, 3 – 7:30 pm, Adult books only; Saturday November 6, 10 – 4:30pm, Adult, teen and children’s books; Sunday November 7, 1 – 4p, – Bag Sale. Adult, teen and children’s books (bring your reusable bag). For all days, no container larger than a banker’s box will be allowed inside the sale. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Hardcover books, DVDs and audio books are priced at $1 each. Paperbacks and CD’s are 2 for $1. Sunday – for just $5, fill a bag with books! There is no charge for children’s books; donations are accepted. The book sale is a major fundraising event for the Friends and proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members. For questions, email the Friends at or call the library at (518) 477-7476.

The library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. The Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the East Greenbush library.

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