In This Issue: New Booklist online magazine for readers;
Winter Reading Challenge is coming soon; December programs;
movie, music, and book lists, and more.
Booklist Reader Online Magazine
Booklist Reader is a new online magazine that features book recommendations for readers and listeners of all ages. Filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase the latest books you'll find in libraries.
Click here to browse current and back issues of Booklist Reader.
Those who prefer print magazines, we didn't forget you! The library receives a supply of another magazine for readers, BookPage, in print each month. Pick up your copy of BookPage at the reference or check-out desk.
Winter Reading Challenge begins January 10th
Adults, kids and teens, expand your reading horizons and win prizes with the Winter Reading Challenge: 22 for 2022!
Twenty-two challenge activities await you; complete them all for a chance at winning a grand prize. Have fun and read great books as you go!
Join the challenge on Beanstack (online or through the free Beanstack app) or opt for a traditional paper game card—the choice is yours.
The Challenge runs from Monday, January 10 to Sunday, February 27, 2022. Visit the library website in early January for more information.
In-Person Programs at the Library
ENL: English for New Learners
Weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 - 7:30 pm
This program teaches speaking, listening, reading and writing and is appropriate for students for whom English is not their first language, and are 21 years of age or older. You do not have to be an American citizen, but must have a green card.
Course is held at the library and taught by Questar III. For more information and to register, please contact Questar at (518) 479-6838 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Arrangements with the Greenbush Garden Club
Tuesday, December 7 | 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Create their own arrangement in a mug. Bring your arrangement home to enjoy or donate it to Evergreen Commons (the Garden Club will deliver).
All materials will be provided, and a $5 materials fee, paid in cash at the time of the program, will be collected. Greenbush Garden Club meeting begins at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30.
Concert: Singer Songwriter Phil Teumim
Sunday, December 12 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Phil Teumim is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His songs are based on personal experiences, family stories, social commentary, and world affairs. Teumim's musical stylings are influenced by a variety of styles including folk, rock, blues, Celtic, and other genres. He accompanies himself on 6 and 12-string guitar, banjo and ukelele, but not necessarily all at the same time.
Monday Morning Book Discussion Group*
Monday, December 20 | 10 - 11 am
Join us to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
"A stunning novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white."
*Note: The evening book group does not meet in December
Online Virtual Programs
Wednesday Night Book Chat
Wednesday evenings | 7 - 9 pm
Our book chat has moved to Wednesdays!
What have you been reading lately? Join us on Facebook to tell us about it and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers.
Zoom Trivia Night Thursday, December 9 | 6:30-8:00 pm
Find out what everyone is raving about! Join us on December 9 for a virtual Trivia Night on Zoom.
Teams are encouraged. (Team size is limited to 5 people.) Registrants will receive Zoom login information shortly before the event.
Virtual Cooking Class
Thursday, December 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom from your own kitchen for our Hands-On Cooking Class. Families welcome, appropriate for all ages! We will make some tasty, fun and healthy recipes with Felisha Chandler of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.
Holiday Shopping with Consumer Reports
Access Consumer Reports Online Using Your Library Card!
Don't forget... East Greenbush/Schodack cardholders have free access to Consumer Reports Online. Use this featured resource to help you find the best products for gifting or for yourself.
Don't have an East Greenbush card? Upper Hudson Library System cardholders can access Consumer Reports in the library on our computers, or browse the latest print issue on our shelves.
A Washington Post pop-culture writer presents an irreverent, deeply researched portrait of the enigmatic Hollywood star that includes coverage of Goldblum’s experiences as a remarkable character actor, family man, pianist and style influencer.
On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a reading at a presidential inauguration. Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Including a foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this book celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
Hired by other families looking for MIA soldiers, a grieving man searches for his own missing brother along the Western Front, where he photographs soldier graves while making life-changing discoveries.
Recommended by Marianne | Also available on Hoopla
Human colonists are forced to survive on limited resources on a planet with an inexplicable environment, where trees offer deliciously addictive fruit one day and poison the next and the ruins of an alien race are discovered within plant roots.
As Liselle Belmont prepares for a dinner party, she questions her marriage and her choices, while across town, Selena finds her memories of Liselle shifting her path in life, in this deeply human examination of two women coming back to themselves at midlife.
Sharing his own family’s story as it unfolds against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Asian America, writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine, in this riveting blend of history and original reportage, explores—and reimagines—Asian American identity in a black and white world.
Published to coincide with a new segment on her show, this book is a fun and inspirational combination of essays and recipes that show the author redefines making a home every day, filling it with joy, purpose and lots of delicious food.
Giving up his high-powered career to run a bookshop in a small English seaside town, Julian Lawndsley finds his life upended by Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, who is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.
In 1944 Tuscany, as Allied troops advance, a young English soldier has a chance encounter with a middle-aged art historian with whom he finds a kindred spirit and who sets him off on a course of events that will shape his life for the next four decades.
New Arrivals: Movies
New movies on our shelves. Click cover image or title to request your copy.
A look into the life of Aretha Franklin: from her childhood traumatized by the loss of her mother through her difficult rise to international fame in the sixties, when she was also struggling with an abusive marriage and alcohol problems.