At Your Library

At Your Library 12.01.22

Craft class for adults

Come craft with us at the Rensselaer Public Library on Thursday, December 8, 6 PM. We will provide materials and instructions for several ornaments and art projects to make as gifts. Please call 518-462-1193 to sign up, ages 16+.

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.

Upcoming Events at the Poestenkill Library

Help us kick off the holiday season at our first ever Library Lighting & Winter Celebration on Sunday, 12/4! There will be fun for all ages including games, crafts, cookie decorating, a hot cocoa bar, face painting, and more. Plus – don’t forget to bring a sweater from home so you create your own custom Ugly Sweater at the Ugly Sweater Station. Festivities run from 3:00 – 5:00 followed by a countdown and lighting of the library’s holiday lights! 

Our monthly Lego Club meeting will take place on Wednesday 12/7 from 6:30 – 7:30. The library has a great collection of Legos and Duplos, all you need to bring are your building ideas! Registration is required. Please call 518-283-3721 to register, or sign up at the library. 

Our annual gingerbread house night is back on Tuesday, December 13th! Join Ms. Lianne at the library to make your own graham cracker gingerbread house. We ask that you bring your own can of frosting, but all other supplies will be provided for you. This is a popular program and registration is required. We have 2 sessions available, 5:30 – 6:30 or 6:45 – 7:45. You can register by contacting 518-283-3721, or by signing up in the library. Please be sure to indicate which session you would like to attend when registering by phone.

Poestenkill Library Glows in Recognition of Donors

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a monetary holiday gift that will help the Library while honoring or remembering someone special. Each December, during our Holiday Lights Annual Appeal, we “Light up the Library” with strings of colorful lights representing the generous gifts received from donors. Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family who receive notices from the Library that someone has given in their honor. These donations allow the Library to expand their collection, enhance their services, and offer special programs throughout the year. Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library’s many windows. Together, the lights, wreaths and candles turn the Library into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season. 

To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please stop by the Library or call 518-283-3721 to request a brochure with a gift form. You are also welcome to mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY 12140. If you are giving your holiday gift in someone’s honor, please provide the name and address of whom you would like us to notify. All expenses of the appeal are paid for by the Friends so your entire gift benefits the Library. Please help us give the Library a great start for 2023, and be sure join us at the Poestenkill Library (9 Plank Road) on Sunday, December 4 from 3 to 5 for the Library lighting and winter celebration!

Events at Castleton Public Library,

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

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Make a Snowman Kit – Pick up any time now through Saturday, December 30. Celebrate the beginning of winter by making a snowman craft to decorate your home!

Holidays on the Hudson – Sun., 12/4, 3:30-4:30pm – Join us to make special ornaments for the Village tree and enjoy the annual tree lighting! We’ll also have a special visit from Santa and light refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, Castleton Fire Dept., Castleton Public Library, and COHMSA. 

After Dinner Book Club – Mon., 12/5, 7:00pm – Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford 

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 12/6, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Crafts for Adults: Felt Flowers – Wed., 12/7, 6:00pm – Join us at the library to learn how to make felt daisies, peonies, and more! Using felt, hot glue, and floral wire, you can create something beautiful that won’t wilt. For adults and teens ages 15+. 

Learn & Play Storytime – Thurs., 12/8, 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. 

Unicorn Slime – Sat., 12/10, 11:00am-3:00pm – Learn how to make colorful, shiny unicorn slime and bring your own slime home to enjoy!

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