In This Issue: Fall Reading, Viewing, and Gaming; Upcoming Programs
Welcome to October at the East Greenbush Community Library! This month, we're offering some great programs: trivia, book discussions, a new grab-&-go craft kit (just wait 'til you see it!), and a hands-on (yet still virtual) cooking class.
Keep scrolling to see what books our staff recommend this month and for a listing of Halloween-worthy creepy movies you can watch through Hoopla. And, did you know? The library loans video games for kids and adults. Head to the bottom of this message to see what's new and coming soon in video games on all your favorite platforms.
If you enjoy receiving reading recommendations by email, we have two services for you to try. The first is our Readers' Advisory Recommendation service, which offers hand-picked reading suggestions straight from our librarians (that's us!). Just fill out a form with your reading preferences--likes, dislikes, favorites, and we'll respond with a list of personalized recommendations. Due to high demand, this service does require an East Greenbush/Schodack library card. The second service, NextReads email newsletters, is open to everyone. Select the reading genres you like and enter your email to receive a periodic mailing of new and recommended books in those genres. There is even a NextReads newsletter for New York Times bestsellers, which sends you each week's bestseller list with links to our catalog.
We are very happy to announce that limited public computer service has resumed at the library. We have three 30-minute walk-in terminals and two additional terminals available by appointment. Call the library for more information.
Finally, please note a small change to our hours in October. We will now be accepting returns on Mondays, which means the front door return bin is available Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Our Saturday returns, drive-thru, and building hours have been adjusted to 10am-2pm.
The New York Times best-selling author of A Spy Among Friends traces the story of Russian intelligence operative Oleg Gordievsky, revealing how his secret work as an undercover MI6 informant helped hasten the end of the Cold War.
Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, mixed-race twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.
The award-winning author of H Is for Hawk presents a collection of top-selected essays about humanity's relationship with nature, exploring subjects ranging from captivity to ostrich farming and the migrations of songbirds from the Empire State Building.
Teens Haruko, a Japanese American, and Margot, a German American, form a life-changing friendship as everything around them starts falling apart in the Crystal City family internment camp during World War II.
Our new readers' advisory service matches adult readers with books and authors that we think you will like. Fill out the form on our website and our librarians will compile a list of book titles based on the information you provide. We will even place the items on hold for you!
Library Programs Programs offered by the library, virtually or in-person
Monday Night Book Chat Weekly. Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm Facebook What have you been reading lately? Join our Monday night Facebook book chat to tell us about it and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers.
Grab-and-Go Craft: The Artful Bottle
Register to receive one of our new "Grab & Go" Craft Kits for adults. As the weather cools and we head indoors, it's time to get creative with a monthly craft project- materials and instructions included!
This month's Grab & Go kit contains a bottle, a decorative key, ribbon trimming, jute cord, vintage paper, our own homemade apothecary labels and a Halloween surprise. The bottles are approximately 8" high and we include enough materials for you to make another 2 or 3 decorative bottles for a unique grouping of your own design. You will need to supply your own Mod Podge or glue and a foam brush.
Join us for a virtual Dark and Stormy Trivia Night!
Teams are encouraged. Choose a captain and a fun and unique team name and register your team. Registrants will receive Zoom login information in a separate email from their confirmation email. Bonus! This month, the winning team will receive a prize: $5 gift cards for each player (up to five).
Bring your lawn and face mask and join us outside on the library patio to discuss Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. Copies of the book are now available for checkout at the library drive-thru window, or digitally through Overdrive or Hoopla.
*Please note: use of a mask covering mouth and nose is required for groups meeting on library property
In the case of inclement weather, the book discussion will be held online over Zoom. Please register in advance to ensure that you receive updates and a link.
Zoom Join us on Zoom from your kitchen. Learn about nutrition while having fun with your family. Felisha Chandler of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will lead us in making a healthy and delicious Autumn soup. Participants will receive a list of ingredients ahead of time. It's comfort-food time!
Please register through the Cornell Cooperative Extension by contacting Felisha at (518) 522-3442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner Programs Programs offered by the Upper Hudson Library System and other trusted community partners.
Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY TheAlzheimer's Association of NENYoffers free online programs for caregivers and those who want to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease. See website for a full list of upcoming programs and registration information.
Visit www.timesunionjobfair.com between October 14 and October 16 to find a special “Virtual Job Fair Now Live” button. Click to visit all companies in one easy-to-use portal. Special interview hours with each of the participating companies available via video conference line.
The goal of this webinar is to reduce stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs by promoting a comprehensive understanding of mental health, the importance of self-care and treatment-seeking behaviors, and hope for recovery.
AARP Driver Safety
AARP Smart DriverCourse isavailable online. No in-person courses are currently scheduled.
Get a 25% discount by using discount code: DRIVINGSKILLS
Let's Get to Work Workshop Series Multiple dates, Winter and Spring 2021
Online The Upper Hudson Library System has teamed up with librarian and technology trainer Nate Heyer to offer a series of career and technology class. Visit our Education & Employment page to see the full class list with descriptions, and register here. All sessions are offered free of charge and online through GoToMeeting.
Digital resources are available to you with your valid East Greenbush, Schodack, or Upper Hudson Library System card.
Overdrive & Libby Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines
Hoopla Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics
Tech-Talk Learn technology skills!
User & PW: eglibrary
NoveList Plus Book database and reading recommendations
*Requires an East Greenbush/Schodack card
Research Databases Search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
Did You Know?
The Library Loans Video Games!
We hope you already know that you can get books, DVDs, Blu-Ray, music CDs, books on CD, magazines, laptops, hotspots, museum passes, and more at the library. (Not to mention all of the digital content available with your library card.) Did you know that we also loan video games for adults and kids? Platforms include XBox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Wii, and WiiU. Games may be checked out for 7 days.
Here's what's new and coming soon from our game collections! Click on the cover to check availability.
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