At Your Library

At Your Library 12.30.21

Drop-In Tech Help at Troy Public Library

TROY – Beginning Thursday January 6, 2022, one-on-one assistance with technology will be available through the Troy Public Library’s “Drop-In Tech Help” program. An ongoing program, TPL librarians will be on-hand to help with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other common devices brought in by patrons. Librarians will also explain and help navigate common apps, such as Gmail and Instagram, and library resources like OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla.

Assistance will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. This program is provided weekly on Thursdays from 10AM to 11AM, in the first-floor Troy Room of the Main Library.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at 274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Wills & Healthcare Proxies Educational Seminar

TROY – Join us at the Troy Public Library on January 11th, at 6:00pm for this free seminar. Do you know that a WILL and a HEALTHCARE PROXY are two of the most important legal documents you could have? What does each document do for you? Well, it’s SIMPLE. THEY PROTECT YOU! A will can help keep your hard-earned assets, like your home, so that it would be left to your family members of your choice. A health care proxy allows you to appoint someone else to act as your agent for medical decisions. It ensures that your medical treatment instructions are carried out. Not having a will and healthcare proxy can be added financial and emotional burdens to your family during a difficult time. A LEGAL SERVICE PLAN can provide you the Will and Healthcare Proxy that YOU need! Prepare for your legal needs today!

Attend this FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP the importance of Wills & Healthcare Proxies. It’s our pleasure to explain the importance of Wills & Healthcare Proxies. Have the proper protection in place so your family doesn’t have to pay in the end.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Hours: Mon-Fri 10-8; Sat 10-5; Sun. 1-5. Closing at 5pm on 12/31/21 & closed on 1/1/22; Our digital library is always open:

1/7, 11a: Open Knitting & Crocheting begins! Bring your projects and join others to chat, create and knowledge sharing. This program is held every Friday, 1/7 thru 2/18. No registration required, just drop in!

1/10: Winter Reading Challenge begins for all ages. This year’s theme is 22 in 2022. Register online via Beanstalk or stop in. The challenge runs through February 27th.

1/10, 12-6p: Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the library. See the library calendar for details. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are also welcome.

1/15, 11a: Planners 101 with Julie Ann. Get organized in 2022! Julie Ann demystifies the use of planners. You’ll define your goals, develop planning habits and learn different types of planners to find the one that works best for you and that you’ll stick to.

1/17, 1p: Join us for a film showing of “Selma” to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday. Please register.

For a complete program listing for adults, teens and kids or to register, go to or call 518-477-7476.

Friends Mini Book Sale in the library is available year-round and is filled with books for all ages! Shelves are restocked often. Adult/Teen book sale case is in the main library next to the public computers and kid’s books are near the Children’s room entrance.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Sand Lake Town Library will be closed December 31 – January 2 and Monday, January 17th.

The SLT Library Book Club will meet Wednesday, January 5 at 7pm on zoom to discuss ”Mary Coin,” a novel set in the depression, by Marissa Silver. Contact the library if you are interested in joining.

Save the date: January 18, 2022, 7 – 8 pm Informational meeting for Medicare beneficiaries on how to maximize your healthcare benefits.

We’re still looking for a few good people to help direct the future of the library. Come join us as a trustee for 2022. We’d love to have your insights and ideas. Contact us at or 518-674-5050.

Check the Community Calendar at for events around town. Submit events to

Library Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 3; Sat 10 – 2. Closed December 31 – January 2 and Monday, January 17th. Call 518-674-5050 for more information.

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