At Your Library

At Your Library 10.27.22

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/30-11/5

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: Thanksgiving Crafts – Pick up anytime from Monday, 10/31 through Saturday, 11/26. Get ready for Thanksgiving with cool crafts you can make at home! 

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 11/1, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 11/3, 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. 

Write a Letter for Operation Gratitude – Show your support for members of our military – write a letter to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits, first responders, or wounded warriors. All ages are welcome to participate. Find guidelines and templates online or pick them up at the library. Drop off your letter anytime during the month of November!

Kids’ Book Bingo – Wed., 11/2, 6:00pm – Come play bingo at the library with our special book-themed bingo set. Recommended for ages 7-12. Winners will receive a small prize. 

Bridge – Fri., 11/4, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared towards beginners and players who need a refresher.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

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

Family Storytime – Wednesdays at 11am. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts & fun while learning pre-literacy skills. All ages – no registration needed. 

Book Club, November 2, 7pm – Discussing The Agitators: Three Friends who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights by Dorothy Wickenden. December’s book is “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge.

Rodin Discovery – Monday, November 7 at 7 pm hear from Mallory Mortillaro about her discovery of a lost Rodin masterpiece. Sign up for the online presentation at or join us at the library for a group viewing.

SLT Library Closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Art Exhibit – Friday, October 28 is the last day to view the East Bank Arts exhibit. Starting on November 1, stop by to see the work of photographer Justin Morin on display during the months of November and December

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.

Don’t Let Hackers Ruin Your Holidays

Just in time for the holiday season, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Digital Literacy Educator, Delia Hubbard, will be leading a free presentation about safe online shopping at the Poestenkill Library! Attendees will learn how to identify encrypted websites, create difficult-to-hack passwords, and identify phishing emails. Other topics to be covered include online payment options, and what to do if you do experience unauthorized charges. 

Come out and learn how to shop safely online – Thursday, November 3rd, from 2:00 – 3:00. Registration is not required, but would be greatly appreciated. You can call the library at 518-283-3721 to register.

North Greenbush Public Library Updates

When witches start flying and ghosts come out of hiding, you know it’s time for the library’s second annual Halloween Hullaballoo, this Saturday, October 29 from 11 AM to 1 PM on the library lawn, including face painting, games, and arts and crafts. Join us for a short Halloween-themed outdoor storytime at 10:30 AM. Costumes are welcome but not required.

Outdoor Storytime continues into November every Tuesday morning at 11 AM on the library lawn. Don’t miss it!

Keep up-to-date with library plans by attending the NGPL Board of Trustees monthly meeting today, Thursday, October 27 at 7 PM, in the meeting room at Eastwyck Villlage, 1 Eastwyck Circle (just off Best Road).

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

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

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.

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