In This Issue: Patriot Day 2021, *New* New York Times Access, September Programs, Reading Recommendations
Resources for Reflection
Patriot Day 2021: the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
On Saturday, September 11, we recognize a painful anniversary: 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist hijackings and attacks. The library offers the following resources to help you reflect on that day and honor the many lives impacted by its events.
We have teamed up with the New York State Museum to present the museum's video tour, The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response, all day on Saturday, 9/11 in our large meeting room.
Send a meaningful thank-you. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and National Day of Service, Operation Gratitude welcomes grateful Americans to express their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of first responders, service members, and Veterans through their digital letter writing campaign. Give back in a hands-on way using Operation Gratitude's digital postcard platform, and help meet the goal of 200,000 letters of gratitude. Write a digital letter now.
Our library has been awarded access to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's digital poster exhibition, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.
This educational exhibition recounts the events of 9/11 through personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, the exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection. View the digital poster exhibition.
Learn more about the exhibition and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and access educational resources that supplement the digital poster exhibition at https://www.911memorial.org/. Be sure to view the Museum's Remembrance Wall.
Returning home to help save her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, Lila Macapagal is shocked when her ex-boyfriend, a notoriously nasty food critic, dies suddenly, moments after they had a confrontation, leaving her the only suspect.
"A cute, fun foodie mystery, and first in a new series. I'm looking forward to the next installment." --Recommended by Elizabeth
The award-winning humorist and author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened shares candid reflections on such topics as her experimental treatment for depression, her escape from three bears and her business ideas for Shark Tank.
"You can never go wrong with a Jenny Lawson book! Through her frank and humorous telling of her life's trials and tribulations, she lets you see it is ok to be broken." --Recommended by Marianne
When her best friend is the third victim of a serial killer targeting college students, Charlie, deciding to leave campus, accepts a ride home from Josh Baxter and, realizing his true identity too late, must win a twisted game of cat and mouse by surviving the night.
"I really liked this one! A page turner." -- Recommended by Selena
For more information about these and other upcoming programs, see thelibrary event calendar. *Please note: programs may be canceled or moved to an online format if public health regulations require the library to temporarily suspend in-person events. See our event calendar for the most current information.
Help East Greenbush Library make a quilt forProject Linus!Project Linus will donate this quilt to a child who needs comfort, is seriously ill or traumatized. Fabric & pattern are provided. Kits will be available starting Friday, September 3rd at our drive-thru window. Please register before you pick up your kit. One per household.
*Come inside the library to see completed Project Linus quilts that were constructed by our community! On view through the month of September in the library lobby display cases.*
Virtual Tour: The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response Saturday, September 11, 10 am - 4 pm | In the Library
This Patriot Day, the library is showing a virtual tour of the New York State Museum's significant collection from the World Trade Center and objects from the international response to the events of September 11, 2001. We will have a quiet place to watch the brief video and share your reflections in our memory book. Drop-ins welcome. If you prefer to watch the video from home, please register to receive a link.
To be a blood donor, you must be healthy, at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parent's permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days). Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visitredcrossblood.org.
Our drop-in tech help sessions are back! Stop by the library between 4:00-6:00 pm on Wednesdays to ask one of our local technology experts your questions. Remember to bring the device you are asking about with you. (During good weather, tech sessions may take place outside at the farmers' market. Call the library to inquire about the current day's location.)
Summer Reading Send-Off
The 2021 Adult Summer Reading Challenge concluded on Friday, August 13th. Thank you to the 193 participants who read, attended programs, watched zoo cams, took walks, patronized local businesses and did a host of other challenge activities in the hopes of winning one of 9 prizes!
Join us in January for our next challenge, Winter Reading 2022. In the meantime, we offer a hearty congratulations to the winners of this year's summer reading raffle prizes:
Grand Prize Raffle Basket: Colleen M.
$25 Gift Cards
Crisp Cannoli: Jennifer N.
Gap/Old Navy: Carolyn S.
Homegoods/Marshalls: Lucyanna R.
Salsa Latina: Joanna T.
Stewart's Shops: Gina L.
Sweater Venture: Rosemary H.
Target: Jessica P.
Zachary's Pastry Shoppe: Amy B.
Not quite ready to let go of summer reading? Pick up a book recommended by this year's summer reading challenge participants! Click on the image below to open the full flyer (with more books!), then click on a book cover to request.
Programs from Our Partner Organizations
Upper Hudson Library System Virtual Book Club September 2021
Download in ebook or audiobook format on Overdrive, or in audiobook format on Hoopla.
Crime Writers of Color Symposium September 8 | 3-7 pm & September 9 | 11 am-7 pm More information
This virtual symposium, hosted by the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, features diverse authors who are members of Crime Writers of Color (CWoC) and academic scholars who study crime fiction. Free registration required to access live sessions and recorded webinars.
You love the library's Tech-Talk resourcefor learning all the best technology tips and tricks. Did you know Tech-Talk also offers live instructional webinars? Catch the following sessions in September, or explore recorded webinars for a greater selection of learning opportunities.
Write Professionally to Convince and Be Understood September 15 | 3 pm
HotJar, a Free Tool to Analyze Website Traffic September 29 | 3 pm
Let's Get to Work Workshop Series Multiple dates, Fall 2021
All 4 phases include high-demand, in-person library services such as: picking up and checking out material, browsing, computer use, copy/print/fax/scan/notary, seating, and in-person programming. Social distancing always recommended!
The goal is to provide core services to patrons in person, even during times of higher COVID-19 transmission in our area.