The Book Seller is Open Saturdays
TROY – Have you checked out the Book Seller within the Lansingburgh library yet? Now on Saturdays you can go to the Troy Farmers Market at it’s new location in Lansingburgh at the old Price Chopper site and then come to the Book Seller . We offer 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 www.friendsofthetroylibrary.org or follow us on Facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Close the Book on Hunger Food Drive at The Troy Public Library
TROY – Troy Public Library is proud to be sponsoring their Close the Book on Hunger food drive the week of December 8th – December 12th! Donations of shelf stable, non-expired items are welcomed. Items can be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Drop boxes will be located in the lobby of both locations for your convenience. Donated items will go to the Food Pantries for the Capital District.
For more information call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org . The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY and at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY 12182.
Events at the Stephentown Library
STEPHENTOWN – Stephentown Library Fundraiser – SML will be having an Online Holiday Market this year with pick up of orders on December 20. Usually we have a great day at the library with lots of food and vendors but this year we are moving online. We will have lots of baked goods, maple syrup, local honey, and items from local craftspeople. Go to www.stephentownlibrary.org and click on the link to access our fundraising page. Not interested in buying anything but still want to support the library? You can make a one-time donation on the page as well.
SML Ornament Display – Our community pumpkin carving program was such a success that we want to try again with ornaments! Come to the library to pick up a wooden ornament, take it home, paint/decorate it, and bring it back to the library. We will display all of the ornaments outside so everyone can enjoy them. Need paint and brushes??? We will have those to give out as well.
Stephentown Library Hosts Blood Drive – The Stephentown Library will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 28 from 1:00 to 6:00 at the Stephentown Fire Hall. The need for blood is urgent so please consider donating! The drive will be by appointment only. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org, or download the free Blood Donor App to schedule an appointment.
East Greenbush Community Library
EAST GREENBUSH – Open Hours: Mon, 11-2pm for Returns only; Tue, Thu & Fri 11-6pm; Wed 11-7 pm; Sat 10-2pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open! For service updates and hours call 518-477-7476 or visit eglibrary.org. Visitors are required to wear a mask, covering both mouth and nose, for the duration of their visit.
Borrow our devices! Laptops and hotspots. Just for kids: Tablets, movies-on-the-go, and audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.
Friends Holiday Raffle Basket tickets on sale 12/1. Drawing is 12/19. Stop in the library or call for details.
Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources with topics in technology (for beginners to advanced, go to https://eglibrary.org/tech-talk/), business, career skills, education, and more. For details go to https://eglibrary.org/popular-subjects/ee/
Learn more about programs or register at https://events.eglibrary.org
12/14: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.
12/15: Virtual Fish Storytime, 10am, register.
Visit our Check It Out with Charlie blog at https://eglibrarykids.wordpress.com/
Readers Advisory Services for adults: https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/ and Kids Book Bundles https://eglibrary.org/children/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.
Field Goods – shop online for local farm fresh goodies. Get $20 off your order (select EG library for delivery location) and Field Goods gives the library $20. https://bit.ly/FieldGoodsEGLibrary.
North Greenbush Public Library Update
NORTH GREENBUSH – Enliven the holiday with craft-kits to make a mouse, snowman, or reindeer ornament, available for children beginning Monday, December 14. Adults and teens will have an opportunity to create an equally amusing and creative craft of their own. Use the library’s Grab ‘N’ Go to reserve either kit.
Three new cookbooks in North Greenbush Library’s collection will stimulate your palate and spark your energy. With a combined 280 Christmas-inspired recipes between the books, you’ll turn every grinch into an angel: “Christmas Baking” by Joyce & Laura Klynstra; “The Easy Christmas Cookie Cookbook” by Hélène Dujardin; and “A Good Bake” by Melissa Weller and Carrolynn Carreño can all be reserved online or by calling the library.
Join the library’s virtual book club meeting on Zoom, Wednesday, December 16, at 6:30 PM, for an evening of mystery and murder when we will be discussing “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley and choosing the January book. Email: email@example.com for the meeting login link.
Our WiFi signal is now stronger and more stable, thanks to the Upper Hudson Library System installing a WiFi signal extender. It can easily be accessed from the parking area in front on Douglas Street during business and non-business hours.
Library hours for appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go remain Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tues/Thurs 3-7 PM. Our phone number is 518-283-0303.
Sand Lake Town Library News
SAND LAKE – “Unmask a Good Book” at the library from now until December 20th! For a $2 donation, you will be entered to win a mask-themed gift basket that includes an assortment of 7 mask-themed children’s books, including Dog Man of the Wild, Pete the Cat Super Pete, and Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt OR a framed photograph by local artist Tom Chesnut—just in time for the holidays. Sponsored by the Sand Lake Town Library Friends.
Don’t forget to check YouTube each week for a new storytime video (search Sand Lake Town Library). There will be links on our website www.sandlaketownlibrary.org to the video and to a page of related books, songs, rhymes, & a simple craft. The page and materials for the craft can be requested for pickup; call 518-674-5050.
The SLTLibrary Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting virtually on Thursday, December 17. Connection info will be posted on our website the day of the meeting.
Thanks to ProQuest and Ancestry, UHLS library cardholders can continue to access the library edition of ancestry.com from home through the end of the year. Check our website for current hours and usage guidelines or for links to downloadable eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive and Hoopla – links to both are in the sidebar on our webpage. You can also see what is happening in town by visiting our online community calendar. Submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org