At Your Library

At Your Library 11.12.20

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..

We Need Your Opinions!

RENSSELAER – The Rensselaer Public Library is collecting feedback from our community to help us plan for the future. Fill out our survey on our website ( and be entered into a chance to win a gift certificate from a local book store.

Take home craft kits. We will be giving out a limited supply of take home craft kits this November. 11/13- Knit a coaster. 11/20- Make a centerpiece. For ages 6-12. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St, Rensselaer 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 – Field Goods pickups 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! Go to to shop for farm fresh goodies online & select the library as your pick up location.

We’re open 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

11/16: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

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

11/17: Virtual Dinosaur Storytime, 10 am, register.

11/17: Virtual Bingo for Kids! 11/17 @ 6:30pm, register

11/18: Virtual Hands-On Pre-Thanksgiving Cooking Class (all ages welcome), 6:30 pm, *now taking registrations online* This class is provided by the Cornell Coopertive Extension.

Visit our Check It Out with Charlie blog at

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 Board Meeting & News

SAND LAKE – The SLTL Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 19 at 6:45pm in the kitchen of the Sand Lake Town Hall to discuss current business and continue their review of existing policies.

You, too, can be part of the team guiding the library. We are currently looking for individuals to fill new terms starting January 2021.

Have little ones in the house? Check YouTube each week for a new storytime video (search Sand Lake Town Library). There will be a link on our website to the video as well as a page of related books, songs & rhymes plus a simple craft. You can also request a copy for pickup; call 518-674-5050.

Currently hours for browsing and for computer use by appointment are 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; you can also request curbside service. Please note that we will be closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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 – Post-election stress behind you? Just in time for pre-Thanksgiving agita. To help you cope with the coming anxiety you can dive into ‘Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well’ by the New York Times food editor, Sam Sifton. Sifton admits in an NPR interview that “Thanksgiving is not easy…forget innovation.

Be conservative.” Or if your tension converges on organizing your home, delve into ‘Martha Stewart’s Organizing : The Manual For Bringing Order To Your Life, Home & Routines / from the editors of Martha Stewart to bring sanity to your holiday. Both books can be requested online or by calling the library.

And for a little fun amidst holiday preparations, we will be offering Thanksgiving take-home crafts, beginning Monday, November 16. Teens and adults can create a turkey corner bookmark and a no-sew cup-cozy with help on the cup cozy in a tutorial on our YouTube page. Younger children and families have a DIY Thanksgiving picture frame and a make-your-own-turkey paper craft. All craft kits will be available through Grab ‘N’ Go pick-up while supplies last.

Our Virtual Book Club resumes Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. We will be discussing “The Killings at Kingfisher Hill” by Sophie Hannah. Email for login information.

The library schedule includes Saturday. Our hours for appointments and Grab ’N’ Go are Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tue/Thur 3-7 PM. All patrons must a mask for both appointments and Grab ’N’ Go. Call the library at

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