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October/November Events!

Autumn has arrived and there are great things planned at the library!

10/19 – The Great Give Back – This is a shared project by New York State libraries to coordinate opportunities for library patrons and volunteers to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. This day will be the closing day of the two-week food drive for the Bread of Life food pantry in Poestenkill. Items needed by the food pantry are: laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, toothbrushes (adult), soap, shampoo, deodorant, canned vegetables, canned fruit (in own juice), boxed pasta, cereal for children, canned baked beans, sugar, flour, cooking oil, snacks & granola bars, coffee – instant & ground, mayo, mustard & ketchup. Donations of dollars help the food pantry purchase items such as : sliced cheese, butter, eggs, hamburger, bacon, frozen chicken or fish, and fresh produce.

10/23 – Kokedamas – A Kokedama, the idea originating in Japan, is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. They can be displayed on a decorative surface or hung by string in a window. This program will take place from 6:30-7:30, with a limit of 15 participants of any age. Donations to offset supply costs are welcome. Please register for this program by 10/19.

10/24 – Halloween Craft Night – 6:30-7:30. Come in and make four fun, simple crafts with a Halloween theme! Bring a clean, one gallon milk jug for one of the projects! Please register in advance for this fun-filled evening.

10/28 – Friends of the Poestenkill Library Annual Meeting 5:30pm. Please join this important group of library supporters for the annual meeting.

10/30 – Squishy Circuits – Making Electrical Circuits. Learn how electricity flows using insulating modeling dough. The program takes place from 6:30-7:30pm and is recommended for elementary students. Limited to 12 participants. Please register by calling the library.
SQUISHY CIRCUITS

Coming in November: Medicare Questions? A consultant with the Rensselaer County Department for the Aging with be at the library on November 12th & 14th from 1-4pm to assist with individual issues regarding exisiting Medicare coverage or transitioning to Medicare. Pre-registration for a one hour appointment is required. More information and details will follow at a later date.

October News & Events

Autumn has arrived and there are great things planned at the library!

10/4 – Preschool Story Hour begins at 10am and will be held every Friday morning. This week Miss Dona will lead the story and craft while Miss Erin awaits the arrival of her new baby.

10/5 – 10/19 Food Drive to benefit the local food pantry, Bread of Life. See listing below for needed items. Bring items to the library and we will deliver them to the Food Pantry.

10/7 – Cookbook Club – This book club for cooks meets the first Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30. A different them is chosen for each meeting. October participants will bring a favorite Soup or Stew! Yummy!

10/9 – LEGO Club. The LEGO Club meets from 6:30-7:30 on the second Wednesday of each month. This month’s theme is Building Bridges. We have several tubs of LEGO bricks and accessories thanks to generous donations. This is fun for all ages as we also have Duplo bricks.

10/14 – Columbus Day – the library will be closed.

10/19 – The Great Give Back – This is a shared project by New York State libraries to coordinate opportunities for library patrons and volunteers to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. This day will be the closing day of the two-week food drive for the Bread of Life food pantry in Poestenkill. Items needed by the food pantry are: laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, toothbrushes (adult), soap, shampoo, deodorant, canned vegetables, canned fruit (in own juice), boxed pasta, cereal for children, canned baked beans, sugar, flour, cooking oil, snacks & granola bars, coffee – instant & ground, mayo, mustard & ketchup. Donations of dollars help the food pantry purchase items such as : sliced cheese, butter, eggs, hamburger, bacon, frozen chicken or fish, and fresh produce.

10/23 – Kokedamas – A Kokedama, the idea originating in Japan, is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. They can be displayed on a decorative surface or hung by string in a window. This program will take place from 6:30-7:30, with a limit of 15 participants of any age. Donations to offset supply costs are welcome. Please register for this program by 10/19.

10/24 – Halloween Craft Night – 6:30-7:30. Come in and make four fun, simple crafts with a Halloween theme! Bring a clean, one gallon milk jug for one of the projects! Please register in advance for this fun-filled evening.

10/28 – Friends of the Poestenkill Library meeting 5:30pm.

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day was a great success. Thank you to all the volunteers and shoppers who supported this event. Total funds raised – $1881.75.
Books – $516
Puzzles – $363
Bake Sale – $414.75
Baskets – $417
Orchids – $97

Coming in November: Medicare Questions? A consultant with the Rensselaer County Department for the Aging with be at the library on November 12th & 14th from 1-4pm to assist with individual issues regarding exisiting Medicare coverage or transitioning to Medicare. Pre-registration for a one hour appointment is required. More information and details will follow at a later date.

September News & Events!


As we all settle into the fall routines, don’t forget to include checking this page and our Facebook page for events and activities at the Poestenkill Library!

September 9 – Cookbook Book Club – 6:30pm – This month’s theme is Harvest! Bring a fruit or vegetable dish. Open to any one interested in cooking and sharing recipes!

September 11 – LEGO Club – 6:30pm – This month’s theme is Monsters! Come in and create monsters and things with our large selection of LEGO/Duplo pieces.

September 21 – Fall Market Day sponsored by The Friends of Poestenkill Library. Delicious bake sale, huge book sale ($5.00 per bag, bring your own bag), amazing puzzle sale (stock up for the winter!), and beautiful gift baskets for raffle. From 9am to 1pm on the lawn of the library. Rain date 9/22. We need some helpers for set up at 7am and take down at 1pm. Please contact the library if you can spare an hour or two to help at this very fun event. The food truck, Having a Meltdown, will be at the Farmers’ Market right across the parking lot. It’s a great chance to get a wonderful breakfast sandwich or choose from a great menu of grilled cheese sandwiches. Market Day at the library is always a wonderful community event! Stop in and join the fun!

September 23 – A member of Rep. Antonio Delgado’s office will be at the library from 10am to noon. This mobile office helps constituents receive support for Federal services and brings important information directly into the communities Rep. Delgado represents.

Time to bring your summer reading records in!

The summer reading program ends on Saturday, 8/17. You have until the following Saturday to bring in your record and receive raffle tickets towards the grand prize of a camera. I can tell you that as of this post, at 7:45 pm on 8/15, there are no tickets in the buckets! Your chances of winning a prize are very high until the buckets fill up!! There will be a grand prize awarded at each level – children, teen, & adult.

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