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In-Person Programs at the Library
ENL: English for New Learners
Weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Beginning November 9
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 email@example.com.
Click on the link below for full details and to make a reservation to shop the adult book sale on 11/5 & 11/6.
The Book Sale is Back!
Friends Book & Media Sale
November 5, 6, & 7
RESERVE YOUR SPOT to shop the adult sale on these dates:
Friday, November 5, 3 - 7:30
Saturday, November 6, 10 am - 4:30 pm
No reservation required to shop these sales:
Books for kids and teens: Saturday, November 6, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Adult, kids, and teens bag sale: Sunday, November 7, 1 - 4 pm
Movie: An American in Paris Thursday, November 11 | 1 - 4 pm
Rated G, 115 minutes
Join us for an afternoon movie on Veteran's Day. An American in Paris was directed by Vincent Minnelli in glorious Technicolor. Music by George and Ira Gershwin.
Ex-GI Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) falls in love with Parisian shop girl Lise (Leslie Caron in her first film). They sing and dance their way to 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Learn about the ABCs of Medicare. The goal of this program is to educate you on the choices that you will need to consider before you enroll in a Medicare plan.
Presented by Maria N. Smirensky, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA, Agency owner of M S Van Wie Advisors LLC
Online Virtual Programs
Author Talk: Susan Petrie
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
Author Susan Petrie will read from her book and share her insights on the creation of Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River in this live, virtual presentation.
Inspired by the story of NY's capital region, Petrie uses poetry, prose, photos, and drawings to uncover a place of intense natural beauty, legendary people, and remarkable events. Her writing is an intimate portrait that slows time and challenges us to reconsider what we choose to remember and what we choose to forget about the places we call home.
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.
Five-Part Writing Workshop: Travels, Near or Far Tuesdays | 7 - 9 pm November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 14
This workshop will help participants draw forth their stories and shape them using vivid concrete language. Travel writing will be discussed with examples from literature. Participants will do writing activities in the workshop that they may expand upon during the week.
The Harlem Hellfighters' Military Jazz Band
Wednesday, November 17 | 6:30-7:45
This is the little known story of the Harlem Hellfighters' Military Jazz Band. Led by the dynamic Lieutenant James Reese Europe, the regimental band of the 369th Infantry Regiment, US Army, AKA the Harlem Hellfighters, gained international renown both on the stages of France and in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I.
New York State Senior Historian Aaron Noble delves into the men behind the music and the band's place in New York and American history.
Virtual Cooking Class
Thursday, November 18, 6:30-8:00 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.
Recent reads we really enjoyed. We hope you will, too! Click cover image or title to request a copy, or download from Overdrive/Libby or hoopla where indicated.
Cast out of the royal court, 17-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey where she vows to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. Overdrive
Sent to live with her silk merchant uncle in London after the loss of her mother, Anna bonds with her uncle's apprentice, an aspiring weaver who is swept up by the silk riots of the late-18th century. hoopla
After her father's death, Nikki, who has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community, takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community.
The daughter of a papermaker in a French village in 1320, mute from birth, young Auda finds solace and escape in the written word. When darkness descends upon her world, Auda is forced to flee, setting off on a remarkable quest to discover love and a new sense of self. hoopla | Overdrive
When Eddie Pettit's death is ruled an accident by the police, friends and neighbors believe that this gentle soul who had a special way with horses was murdered and Maine Dobbs, determined to do right by Eddie, searches for the truth.
While searching for a subject for her fifth-grade history project, 10-year-old Grace discovers that her family’s tangled past is part of a dark legacy in which the lives of generations of women are affected by violence immortalized in folksongs.
Weaving gripping stories with scientific research, a science and culture journalist, examining unconscious bias, reveals how minds, hearts and behaviors change by outlining approaches to show how we can begin to remake ourselves and our world.
Lily Atwood, a beloved television reporter with fame, fortune, Emmy awards and a young daughter is spooked when the anonymous source who feeds her tips begins suddenly giving her inside information about her own life.
The food-obsessed, award-winning actor, reflecting on the intersection of food and life, presents a heartfelt and delicious memoir of life in and out of the kitchen that takes readers on a gastronomic journey through the good times and bad.
Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
From celebrated author Janette Oke comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Join the residents of Hope Valley in celebration with these special holiday-themed movies.
Not a regular visitor to the library building? No problem- your library card gives you access to all of the following premium resources without having to step through our door. Access from home, work, or anywhere you're connected online. Having trouble? Call us- we're happy to help you connect. Apply for a library card online.
*Resources with an asterisk require an East Greenbush or Schodack library card
America's News* Full-text of many US papers, including Troy Record and Saratogian
Ancestry Genealogy research (online remote access available through 12/31/21; after that, access in library)
Black Life in America* The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today
Britannica Online Encyclopedia with sections specifically for adults, teens, kids, and Spanish speakers
Consumer Reports* Full online access to Consumer Reports product ratings, reviews, and other content
Heritage Hub* Explore genealogical records from 1704-today including hard-to-find obituary content
Hoopla* Stream movies, TV, music, comics, ebooks, and audiobooks