At Your Library

At Your Library 12.13.18 Tutorials at North Greenbush Public Library

Library Trustee and North Greenbush Town Historian, Jim Greenfield, is offering free personal tutorials on the use of Ancestry Library Edition is available at the library and provides access to 7,000 databases delivering an extraordinary online collection of genealogy information. To set up your individual session, please call the library at 518 283-0303. The librarian will take your information, and Jim will call you to schedule an appointment. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to use the most popular online genealogy resource. New Books: Take a break from your busy holiday schedule for some great reading. We’re getting a lot of wonderful new books in November and December, including titles by popular authors like David Baldacci, Louise Penny, James Patterson and more. See the full list at: http://northgreenbushlibrary. org/newbooks/



December Events at Rensselaer Public Library

Pre-K Storytime-Tuesdays at 11 am.  Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club-Thursdays 4-6 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Gingerbread House Contest-Accepting entries through December 15th. First prize winner gets $25 gift certificate, please check website for details.

Graham Cracker House- Saturday, December 15, 1 PM. Create a house with graham crackers, frosting and candy! Please call to sign up. For ages 5-12.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see  or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook. com/RensselaerLibrary.

For more information, contact Jane Chirgwin, Library Director at chirgwinj@



Light Up the Library in Poestenkill

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a holiday gift that helps the Library while honoring or remembering someone special.  Each December we “light up the library” with colorful strings of lights representing the many gifts that donors send.  Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family, who receive notices from the Friends of the Library that someone has given in their honor.    All the donations allow the Library to buy new books and offer special programs during the year.

Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library windows.   Altogether, the lights, candles and wreaths turn the Library building into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season!

To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please stop in at the Library or call 518-283-3721 to get a brochure with gift form.  You are also welcome to mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY, 12140.  Include a name and address if you want us to notify someone you are honoring. We also offer online secure giving through PayPal at



Hannaford Helps The North Greenbush Public Library

The North Greenbush Public Library has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of December. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local non-profits through the sale of reusable “Community” shopping bags. The library was selected by Hannaford store leadership as the December beneficiary of the program at the Wynantskill Hannaford store. For every reusable Community Bag purchased at the Wynantskill Hannaford during December, the library will receive a $1 donation.


Grafton Community Library Events

Game Night: Tuesdays, 5pm.

Sandwich Club: Tuesdays, 4pm.

Tots Class: Wednesdays, 10:30.

Adult Yoga: Thursdays, 5pm.

Adult Open Art Journal/Color:

Fridays, 5pm.

Wood Ornament Making: December 14th, 5pm.



Events at Castleton Public Library

Computer Basics: Learn computer basics by appointment. Call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Community Walk: Monday, December 17, 5:00pm. Meets at intersection of Main St. & Scott Ave.

Afternoon Book Club: Being Mortal – Medicine & What Matters in the End.  Tuesday, December 18, 1:00pm. Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.

Yoga for Stress Relief: Tuesday, December 18, 6:00-7:15pm. Winter got you wound up? Join Patricia McCarthy for yoga w/props for deep stretch and rest. Bring your own mat. For ages 12 and up.

Pajama Storytime: Tuesday, December 18, 6:00pm.

Legal Clinic: Tuesday, December 18, 6:30-7:30pm.

Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Learn & Play Storytime: Thursday, December 20, 10:30am. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft!

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.


East Greenbush Community Library

Library will be CLOSED on 12/24 & 12/25.

  • 12/13: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm.
  • 12/14: Homeschool Meetup, 2pm; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm.
  • 12/15: Candy Cane Crafts for Kids! 2pm.
  • 12/16: Harp Music in the Library, 2pm.
  • 12/17: ENL: English as a new language, 9:30am-12:30pm; Writing with Sisters in Crime, 1pm; Crafter Eve: Multicolor Beaded Coil Bracelets, 6pm.
  • 12/18: Tuesday Ramblers, 12:45pm; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm.
  • 12/19: ENL: English as a new language, 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • 12/20: SCA Rapier Fencing, 5:30pm.
  • 12/21: Cupcake Break (grades 6-12), 3pm.
  • 12/27: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Party Foods (and bring a friend night!), 6pm.
  • 12/31: Last day to get your Library Expedition maps stamped. Drop-in anytime this month.

The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518-477-7476 or www. eastgreenbushlibrary. org. Visit us at Events.east for a complete list of programs and story time.


Sand Lake Town Library Events

STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills and a simple craft.

TECH HELP – Friday, December 14 & 28 between 2- 4pm get help with your devices, email, and more. Please call for an appointment.

YA BOOK CLUB – Monday, December 17, 6pm, join us as we talk about Marissa Meyer’s fractured fairy tale/sci-fi cross “Cinder.” Refreshments provided.

ARTIST RECEPTION – Tuesday, December 18, 4 – 6pm. Please join local resident and photographer Barbara Nuffer and her husband Fred as they share photos from their latest adventure in southern Italy. This was their fifth trip to Italy. Light refreshments provided. Photos will remain on display through the end of the month.

SLTL BOARD MEETING – Thursday, December 20, 6:45pm.

TED Talks – Friday, December 21, 11am. Join us as we unwind with a cup of tea and discuss “…10 Mindful Minutes.”

SLTLibrary CLOSING – Monday & Tuesday, December 24 – 25.

Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050.


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