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Library Moon Walk – Log your exercise!


From now until April 2019, three library systems, covering 10 counties, will try to reach the moon – 238,900 miles away – by having patrons log their exercise. The Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, Rensselaer); the Mohawk Valley Library System (Schenectady, Schoharie, Fulton, Montgomery); and the Southern Adirondack Library System (Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Hamilton) have joined together to promote this program on health and wellness.

Visit the Library Moon Walk website to log your steps, miles, or minutes of exercise and your zip code and help us reach the goals! Let’s do it 12140!! This site does not collect any personally identifiable info.

Click on the moon and you will be taken to a shared calendar of health programs. Click on the Earth and be taken to Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine’s reliable health information source that is authoritative and free to use.

Log your exercise, even if it only for a few minutes! Let’s see how far we can get together! To the Moon!!!!

New in November!


November 7, 1-3pm & November 29, 5-7pm: Tech Support at the Library

Do you have a question about using your cell phone, tablet, or other electronic device? Want to know how to download/upload photos or more? Stop in at the library on either of these two dates and Sarah McFadden of Rensselaer County Cooperative Extension can help you! Bring your device and your question!


November 28, 6:30-7:30pm – Library Lab: Be An Engineer for the Night with Paper Experiments. Which can hold the most weight? Mrs. Valente has great experiments planned to see which shapes and which type of paper can support the most weight. Please call or stop in to the library to register for this fun event!


November 30 – Last day for UHLS Library Expedition – you have until the 30th to become a “36er!”

November 12 – The library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving Hours: Closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21. Closed November 22 & 23. Open regular hours on Saturday, November 24!

Community Safety Awareness Night – Tuesday, October 23, 6pm-8pm at the Poestenkill Fire House

The library is sponsoring a Safety Awareness Evening for community members, in and out of the Town of Poestenkill. An Active Shooter Training will be presented by the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, the Sheriff’s Department will hold a drug take-back event to stop and drop off unused medication. Several other local and county-wide organizations will have information available. Poestenkill’s Bread of Life Food Pantry will be accepting food and/or cash donations.

This evening is meant to offer critical information for all community members regarding safety and the safety nets that are available in the Town and County. We hope you will be able to join us.

Cupcake Cakes!

Library patron, Rebecca Yerdon, borrowed our giant cupcake cake pan. She used it with the one she owns in order to make matching cakes for her twins’ 6-year-old birthday celebration! What fun cakes!!!

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