At Your Library

At Your Library 11.03.22

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Follow the rediscovery of a long-lost Auguste Rodin sculpture in a municipal building in Madison, NJ, thought to have been lost for 75 years, by joining “The Discovery of a Masterpiece” virtual program on Monday, November 7 at 7 PM. How was this $12 million masterpiece uncovered by the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation during a routine cataloging project? Sponsored by the Upper Hudson Library, you may register for the program at:

While the mild weather persists, Outdoor Storytime will continue on the lawn outside the library into November. We will transition inside Town Hall to the Annex for the winter as the days become nippy, keeping Thanksgiving outside as a goal as we did last year.

Thursday “Crafternoon” continues in November. Children and parents are welcome to drop in every Thursday afternoon in October between 3-5 PM for a new, weekly, fall-themed craft.

Our Virtual Book Club will be reading “Horses” by Geraldine Brooks for the November 22 meeting. Pick up a book at the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. Call the library for the Zoom meeting link.

The Library will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day; we reopen Saturday, November 12, at 10 AM.

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

Sand Lake Town Library Events

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.

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. All ages – no registration needed. 

SLT Library Closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day. Open Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am – 2pm.

Bring Your Own Device Thursday, November 17, 11am – 12pm. Get help with your specific tech questions.

SLTL Board Meeting – Thursday, November 17, 6:45pm.

Waffle Weekend – Saturday, November 19 stop in at 11am to talk books while enjoying DIY waffles. 

Representative Pat Ryan’s Mobile Office – Monday, November 21 between 11am & 3pm meet with local staff to get assistance with federal departments on issues relating to medicare, social security, passports, veteran’s issues, etc.

Book Club will be reading “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge for December. New members are always welcome. Meets first Wednesday of the month.

Art Exhibit –Stop by to see photographer Justin Morin’s work on display during the months of November and December.

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.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/6-11/12

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 now through Saturday, 11/26. Get ready for Thanksgiving with cool crafts you can make at home! 

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!

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 11/8, 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., 11/10, 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. 

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 11/7, 7:00pm – Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. Join us for a book discussion. Books available at the front desk!

Kids Cook: Yogurt Parfaits – Wed., 11/9, 4:00pm – Join us each month for Kids Cook, where we will have fun making something tasty. This month, kids of all ages are invited to the library to learn how to make a tasty yogurt parfait!

Stephentown Memorial Library Holiday Market

Looking to shop local for the Holidays?

Come visit Stephentown Memorial Library’s Holiday Market the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25 from 10:00 to 2:00.

Shop for local baked goods, items from local artisans and crafters including ornaments, candles, pottery, bags, and more! Local illustrator Logan S. Kline will be there to sign his new children’s book Finding Fire. Meet the author and pick up your copy! 

Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43, in Stephentown NY, and is a handicapped accessible building. Come join us to help kick off the Holiday Spirit!

Felt Earring Workshop at the Troy Public Library

Join the library for a fall-inspired workshop as we make felt leaf earrings (or charms) based on the autumn foliage. The class will include a short embroidery tutorial. All materials will be provided. Class is free and open to the public. Class is intended for adults. 

Register online at or call the information desk at (518) 274-7071.

Upcoming Programs and Events at Poestenkill Library

The next meeting of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be held on Wednesday, 11/9, at 6:00 PM. TAG’s mission is to expand and promote young adult services at Poestenkill Library through teen engagement, cooperation, and partnership. All interested teens are welcome to attend. Peanut-free snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please join us at the library on Thursday, 11/10, at 7:00 PM for a Caregivers workshop – Caregiving: Finding Balance with Melinda Burns. Caregiving can be demanding: physically, mentally, financially and emotionally. As a caregiver, finding balance while caregiving is challenging. During this in-person workshop Melinda Burns, author of A Practical Guide to Caregiving: Finding Balance and a caregiver for over 25 years, will share practical ideas to find and keep balance every step of the caregiving journey. Signed copies of the book will be available. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. You can register by calling the library at 518-283-3721.

Please note the library will be closed on Friday, 11/11, in observance of Veterans Day. We offer our sincerest gratitude to all who have served. 

Children ages 1.5 – 8 years old are invited to the library to join Tinkergarten leader, Heather Silvernail, in making Stone Soup on Saturday, 11/12, at 10:30 AM. Taking inspiration from a classic tale, Stone Soup, children will work together as a community to transform stones, water and natural treasures into a marvelous pretend soup. Registration is not required, but is greatly appreciated. You can register by calling the library at 518-283-3721.

Align Your Money with Your Values

Join Michael Richardson on November 9th from 10 to 11 AM as he leads a collaborative conversation on how to move your personal finances away from funding fossil fuels… and instead see your deposits, premiums and investments* used to fund local businesses and farms, affordable housing, and development of regenerative clean energy. Registration required, please email:

*This workshop is informational only and no products are being sold on anyone’s behalf.

The Other Side of Poetry

Looking for something completely different? On Sunday, November 13, the North Chatham Free Library will present “The Other Side of Poetry,” a live ZOOM program with poet/photographer Lucien Zell. He will join us from his home in Prague, Czech Republic. As he likes to say, Lucien “never takes selfies but takes otheries, exploring the organic surrealism of everyday life.” His striking images echo his striking poetry. Discussion with the artist is encouraged. Expect to be surprised. Registration is required. Please email: for the Zoom code link.

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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