At Your Library

At Your Library 12.31.20

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 or follow us on Facebook at

Adult Evening Book Group Meeting

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt on Tuesday, January 19th at 6PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you! This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information and to register call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Holiday Closings: Closing at 5pm Thursday, 12/31. Closed Friday, 1/1. Regular 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! Information is subject to change, for updates call 518-477-7476 or visit Visitors are required to wear a mask, covering both mouth and nose, at all times when in the library or using our drive thru.

Learn more about programs or register at *Programs and events are subject to change. Visit our website for service updates and hours*

1/4: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

1/5: Winter Reading Challenge Begins for all ages! Stop in or visit

1/15: Pen to Pandemic Short Story Contest, register. Stop in or visit

1/20: Virtual Trivia Night (Music), 7 pm, registration opens 12/26 at 9 am.

1/27: Virtual Adult Bingo: Great Reads of 2020, 7 pm, registration opens 1/9 at 11 am.

Visit kids blog “Check It Out with Charlie” at Readers Advisory Services and Kids 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.

Borrow Laptops and hotspots! Kids tablets, movies-on-the-go, and audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.

Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources with topics in technology (for beginners to advanced, go to, business, career skills, education, and more at

Shop local farm-fresh goodies at

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – The North Greenbush Public Library will be closed for New Year’s, Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1, reopening Saturday, January 2, 10 AM.

“Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik, a New York Times bestseller, will be the topic of discussion at the library’s next virtual book club meeting on Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 PM. Called “One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels” by NPR, Novik’s novel won the Audie Award for Fantasy and was named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Public Library. Call the library to request a copy and the Zoom link.

New Year’s will pass, but our gustatory indulgences hang on. Take control with Jane Scrivner’s book “The Quick-Fix Hangover Detox,” available as an eBook on Hoopla. And while you’re making resolutions for 2021, check out “Help Me! One Woman’s Quest To Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life,” by Marianne Power, also on Hoopla.

We have strengthened our WiFi signal so that it can be accessed outside the library on Douglas Street. It’s available 24 hours, seven days a week, so you never need to be unconnected.

Our library hours for appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go remain Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tues/Thurs 3-7 PM. A mask is required for both Grab ’N’ Go pick-up and appointments. You may reach us at 518-283-0303.

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