At Your Library

At Your Library 10.29.20

The Book Seller is Open Saturdays

TROY – The Book Seller, a project of The Friends of the Troy Public Library, is open each Saturday from 10-2 at the Lansingburgh Library, 27 114th St. In addition to “ gently used” books for all ages, there are Classical, Country and Pop CDs and Audio Books, plus a safe environment to browse.

October at Rensselaer Public Library

RENSSELAER – Trick or Treat at the Library: Saturday, October 31 from 11-3. Stop by the Rensselaer Public Library to get a non-food treat and take a picture at our photo station.

Maker Lab: pick up a free craft kit each Friday in October, connected to an online video and selection of books and links. Oct 30, Slime. Ages 6-12.

Masks must be worn at all times while in our library. Walk-in hours are 12-3 on Mondays, 11-3 Tuesday through Saturday. Call ahead as we might be at capacity. Curbside pickup and appointments can be set up by calling 518-462-1193.

Short Story Reading and Discussion Group

TROY – On Wednesdays, through November 18th at 6PM (no meeting October 21), Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library. Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character and theme in their writing. Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form. Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The first set of stories is available at the information desk of the main library. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – The library is a polling place for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 3rd. Polls are open 6am-9pm. *Modified Library Hours for 11/3 Only* The lobby & voting area is open 6am-9pm for voting; Drive-Thru Holds Pick Up 11-6pm, Returns 11-6pm. For public safety, Main Library is CLOSED. Regular Open Hours resume Wed. 11/4: Monday, 11-2pm for Returns only; Tue., Thu., & Fri. 11-6pm; Wed. 11-7pm; Sat 10-2pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open!

Services: 30-minute/limited capacity in-library browse and borrow; drive-thru holds pickup; returns at the front door; general computer use (see reference desk); self-serve copying and wireless printing; laptop & hot spots available for loan; limited capacity seating is available (limit to 30-minutes). For service updates and hours call 518-477-7476 or visit

Learn more about programs or register at

10/30: Spooky Trivia (grades 6-12), 3:30pm, register.

11/02: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

11/11: miSci’s fun with physics (grades 2-5), 11am, register.

11/12: Hot Topics in Astronomy, 7pm, register.

11/18: Virtual Hands-On Cooking Class: Thanksgiving theme, 6:30pm *register w/Felisha at 518-522-3442 or email at

Storytime: visit our calendar, social media, and YouTube channels for dates and times.

Visit our Check It Out with Charlie blog at – it’s chock full of Charlie’s favorite jokes & books!

Readers Advisory Services for adults: and Kids Book Bundles Fill out the online form with your preferences, we’ll select books to match and put them on hold for you! You can also call 518-477-7476 for help.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Check out YouTube each week for storytime videos (search Sand Lake Town Library). Apple & Pumpkin storytimes are already posted. A printout of related books, songs & rhymes plus a simple craft can be requested for pickup; call 518-674-5050.

The Sand Lake Town Library Book Club will be discussing “Akin” by Emma Donoghue on zoom Wednesday, November 4 at 7pm. Contact the library for information on joining the discussion.

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Why not consider becoming a library trustee? We are currently looking for individuals to complete a term and to fill new terms starting January 2021.

The library is currently open for browsing and computer use by appointment Mon/Wed 11 – 3; Tues/Thurs 11 – 6; Sat 10 – 2. Computer use is limited to 30 minutes; maximum time in the building is 1 hour. Everyone must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when entering the building; curbside service is still available.

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available 24/7 through the OverDrive and Hoopla platforms – links to both are in the sidebar on our webpage.

Check our online community calendar for events in our area. Local non-profit community groups can submit events for the calendar to

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Kudos to local teen Molly Graiff, one of five first-place winners in the annual national Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2020 Teen Video Challenge! This year’s challenge focused on creating a public services style video interpreting the Summer Reading program slogan “Imagine Your Story.” Her video, highlighting her local library, the North Greenbush Public Library, garnered the library a gift certificate for the purchase of reading supplies for next summer. Molly is the salutatorian of the Class of 2020 of the Wynantskill UFSD. You can view her winning video at

Energize your spooking capabilities with our Halloween Scavenger Hunt for children (complete details online or our Facebook page) or one of our craft kits. For children ages four and up there is a flying bat craft, a glowing ghost craft, and a magnetic black cat kit; older children and adults can avail themselves of a glowing lantern craft kit–cemetery hauntings not required! Completed Scavenger Hunt sheets returned to the library by November 2 will be eligible to receive a little “treat” (prize). Call the library to reserve a craft kit using Grab ’N’ Go.

Reserve a copy of ‘The Killings at Kingfisher Hill’ to participate in the Zoom discussion with our Virtual Book Club, Thursday, November 17, 6:30 PM. Call the library or reserve online.

Support the library by recycling your bottles and cans at the 6 Cent Redemption Center, 461 Main Ave, Wynantskill, and request that your refund is donated to the library. The program, sponsored by Friends of the Library, provides that all items eligible for a NYS deposit be donated to the library.

Remember, Saturday is back for appointments and Grab ’N’ Go. Our hours are Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tue/Thur 3-7 PM. All patrons must wear a mask for both appointments and Grab ’N’ Go. Call the library at 518-283-0303.

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