At Your Library

At Your Library 11.04.21

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.

11/4: Local Author Talk (Susan Petrie)*, 7p via Zoom. Susan is a local author who recently published a new book, Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River. She will talking about her inspiration for the book and reading excerpts.

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-serve basis within capacity limits.

11/10: Wednesday Night Book Chat (library Facebook page), 7p

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

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – 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

SLT Library will be closed Thursday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Access your account online to request or renew library materials; or leave a message at 518-674-5949.

The book for SLTL Book Club’s December discussion will be “Animal, Vegetable, Junk” by Mark Bittman. Pick up a copy at the library.

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 help us build a stronger library to meet the community’s future needs.

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.

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.

Help The Poestenkill Library and the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance keep the outdoor fun going!

POESTENKILL – Poestenkill Library is now accepting donations of books which relate to wilderness and wildlife only. These will be shared with the public through a little free library that is going to be installed by Boy Scout Kevin Cooper of Troop 528 as part of his Eagle Scout Project that encourages visitors to expand their outdoor fun with a book to enjoy at home. Books can be left on the porch of the Poestenkill Library until November 22.

The Dogs of Chernobyl: 35 Years later, A Story of Hope and Resilience With Stephen Quandt

TROY – Join us at the on Monday, November 29th at 6:00pm for a Troy Public Library virtual event.

35 years after the nuclear accident Stephen Quant went to Chernobyl to participate in a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs that were descended from the pets left behind after the nuclear plant disaster of 1986. With many personally shot photos and videos, Stephen tells his story of meeting the inhabitants of the mostly abandoned town of Chernobyl City, the totally abandoned city of Pripyat and the dogs that were encountered. Stephen Quandt, most recently the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC ( and of the has worked in animal welfare since 2002 and has created this webinar based on his experiences in the Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. 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. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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