At Your Library

At Your Library 11.05.20

The Book Seller is Open Saturdays

TROY – Have you checked out the Book Seller within the Lansingburgh library yet? Filled with gently used books of all types, plus CDs, the store has new selections each week. These have been safely quarantined before being put on the shelves.

The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to adding programs and services at the library, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to or follow us on Facebook..

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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Let’s not forget the sacrifices our veterans have made. The library will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, that we may all remember and honor them. We will reopen Thursday, November 12, at 3 PM.

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

Our upcoming Virtual Book Club meeting is slated for Thursday, November 17, 6:30 PM, discussing ‘The Killings at Kingfisher Hill’ by Sophie Hannah. To participate in the Zoom discussion call the library for login information. Copies of the book can be reserved online or by calling the library.

You can 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 given 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.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Field Goods deliveries are back at the library! Get $20 off your order and Field Goods will donate $20 to the library for every order picked up here, so tell all your friends!

Hours: 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

11/09: Monday Night Book Chat, 7 pm on our Facebook channel.

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

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

11/18: Virtual Hands-On Pre-Thanksgiving Cooking Class with Cornell Cooperative Extension, 6:30 pm *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.

Nassau Free Library November News

NASSAU – Managing Personal Finances in Tough Times. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This free Zoom program will cover focusing on what you can control, evaluating spending, looking for ways to increase income, and building an emergency fund. Cornell Cooperative Extension Resource Educator Theresa Mayhew is the presenter. Co-sponsored by the Nassau Free Library. Please call (518)766-2715, or visit our website to pre-register for the class.

Writers Group Opening – Writers Get-Together is meeting on Zoom each first and third Thursday of the month at 6 PM. If you are writing memoirs, short stories, essays and/or exploring creative writing, this is a supportive space for you. For more information, call the library.

Our Doors are Open with an Appointment – Library services are currently limited to browsing our collection, lending items, providing copy/print/fax services, short computer sessions by appointment, and Parking Lot Pickup Service available Monday-Friday 2-6 PM. Masks are required. Visit our website for info. about new items available for check-out.

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau. (518)766-2715

Sand Lake Town Library News

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

SLTLibrary will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

The library is currently open for browsing and for 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.

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.

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

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