At Your Library

At Your Library 10.28.21

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.

Friends Book Sale entry requirements: Capacity limits are in place. Masks and social distancing are required. Reservations are required for adult book sale days (11/5 & 11/6). To make a reservation go to or call 518-477-7476.

11/3: Wednesday Night Book Chat (library Facebook channel), 7p

11/4: Hundred Mile Home Talk with Author Susan Petrie on Zoom*, 7p

11/5: Friends Fall Book & Media Sale (Books for Adults Only)*, 3-7:30p (reservations required for adult sale only)

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

11/7: Friends Fall Book & Media $5 Bag Sale (Adult/Teen/Kid Book Sale), 1-4p, no reservations required – walk-ins can shop on a first-come, first-served basis within capacity limits.

11/12 Crocheting for Beginners*, 11am, registration required. 4 class series, seats available.

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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Halloween Hullabaloo on the library lawn! Get in the groove for this once-a-year, outdoor event, this Saturday, October 30, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. Start with Ms. Donna and a Halloween-themed storytime for the little ones; after 11 AM adults and children join in face painting, games, and finding your creative, ghostly, broom-flying self with our arts and crafts. Costumes are welcome (but not required). It’s a “weather permitting” event, so keep an eye on the sky!

The North Greenbush Library Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting will be held today, Thursday, October 28, at 7 PM, in the meeting room of Eastwyck Village at 1 Eastwyck Circle, off Best Road. The public is welcome to attend.

Library hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM-7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Library patrons are required to wear masks; visits are limited to 30 minutes. Any questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/31-11/6

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

This November, 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 on our website or pick them up at the library. Drop off your letters any time this month!

Events & Take-Home Kits:

Cool Science: Catapults – Kit available for pick-up 11/1 through 11/27 – Make catapults with our kit and learn about the science behind force and motion!

Take & Make Crafts: Thanksgiving Crafts – Kit available for pick-up 11/1 through 11/27 – Get ready for Thanksgiving with fun crafts!

Drop-In Fun at the Library: Rainbow Scratch Art – Stop in anytime from 11/1 through 11/6 – Make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 11/1, 7:00pm – Join us to discuss Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves by Frans de Waal. Books available at the front desk. For adults.

Walking Storytime at Schodack Island – Thu., 11/4, 10:30am. We’ll meet at the beginning of the StoryWalk (near the playground) at Schodack Island State Park (1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156) – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, and movement while we follow a story along a walking path in the park together. We’ll explore a new book every week!

Bridge Club – Fri., 11/5, 10:30am – Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Pick up a pumpkin, while supplies last, 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: bragging rights and a Stewart’s ice cream coupon! Pumpkins courtesy of Mill Pond Alpacas.

SLTL Book Club meets Wednesday, November 3 at 7pm to discuss “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell.

Power Your Job Hunt with Google, Tuesday, November 9 at 6pm. Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, plus learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. This is an online class, via Zoom. Skill Level: Intermediate. The registration link is on our website at

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? We are looking for new library trustees for 2022 to help us plan for the future. Come join us.

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.

New Fall Hours

LANSINGBURGH – The Book Seller at the Lansingburgh Library is open 10-4:00 on Saturdays with new “nearly new” books arriving each week. The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library and supports programs, services and infrastructure improvements both at the Main Library and the Lansingburgh branch. Come check us out.

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.

Ilium Literary Club Meeting

TROY – The Troy Ilium Literary Club’s November meeting will be held at 2 pm on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Brunswick Historical Society, Route 2, Brunswick. Our guest speaker is Joseph Dalton author of “ Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat and the Rise of Women Journalists”. Guests are welcome to attend.

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