At Your Library

At Your Library 11.17.22

North Greenbush Public Library Update

It’s time to get out the carving board with Thanksgiving on the calendar next week. To celebrate we will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and will remain closed through Friday, November 25. We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10 AM.

Don’t miss today’s “Crafternoon for Kids”, today, Thursday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 PM. Today’s craft is a hand-print turkey.

The New York Times runaway bestseller “Horse”, by Geraldine Brooks, will be discussed at the next meeting of our Virtual Book Club, Tuesday, November 22m at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Call the library to receive the meeting link.

The monthly meeting of the North Greenbush Public Library Board of Trustees is slated for Thursday, December 1, at 7 PM in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle (just off Best Road). The public is invited.

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

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/20-12/3

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Take-Home Kits:

Thanksgiving Crafts Kit – Pick up through Sat., 11/26. Get ready for Thanksgiving with cool crafts you can make at home! 

Make a Snowman Kit – Pick up from Mon., 11/28 through Sat., 12/30. Celebrate the beginning of winter by making a snowman craft to decorate your home!


Thanksgiving Crafts – Tue., 11/22, 3:00-6:00pm – Come create fun Thanksgiving crafts, perfect for decorating your home or giving to a loved one! 

Pajama Storytime – Tue., 11/22, 6:00pm

3-D Snowflakes – Mon., 11/28, 4:00-8:00pm – Come learn how to make 3-D snowflakes to celebrate the changing season! All ages welcome. 

Pajama Storytime – Tue., 11/29, 6:00pm 

Teen Time: Creative Writing Workshop – Wed., 11/30, 4:00pm – A creative writing workshop with fun writing exercises and games for teens in 6th-12th grade.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 12/1, 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!

Author Talk & Book Signing: “When Mommy was a Commie” by Jon Sorensen – Thu., 12/1, 6:00pm – Join us after-hours at the library for an author talk and book signing! Local author and award-winning newspaper reporter Jon Sorensen discusses his debut novel, “When Mommy was a Commie,” a “hilarious romp through Schenectady of the early 1950s, inspired by the outlandish, real-life episodes that took place during the Red Scare.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Bridge Club – Fri., 12/2, 10:30am – Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

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!

Folk Art Star Ornament Workshop at Troy Public Library

Join the library for an afternoon workshop where you will learn to make Scandinavian-inspired folk art star ornaments from felt. These stars can be hung around the house, put on the tree, or gifted to family and friends. The class will include a short embroidery tutorial for those new to sewing. All materials will be provided. Class is free and open to the public. This event will be held on Friday, December 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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.

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