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18th Annual Holiday Lights Appeal!


The Friends of Poestenkill Library launched the 18th annual Holiday Lights Appeal just before Thanksgiving with the goal of raising at least $7,500. Patrons can donate money as a gift, or in honor or memory of someone special. Brochures were mailed out, but if you did not receive one and would like to participate, there is a link on this page to print one. You can also donate via PayPal, also using the link found over in the right column. It’s a great way to give a gift to that person on the list who has everything or who doesn’t want any more “stuff.” Honor a teachers, co-worker, neighbor, or family with a light, a candle, or a wreath!

Make a milk carton Gingerbread House! Tuesday, 12/4 from 6-7:30pm!

This fun, annual event offers a chance to create a unique holiday decoration. All materials are provided. Please register in advance for this free popular event. Call, stop in, or email.

The library will be open today, 11/27, regular hours of 1-8:30pm.

Wednesday – 11/28, 6:30-7:30pm – Library Lab: Paper Engineer. Call or stop in to register.

Thursday – 11/29, 5-7pm – Tech Support for your device. Drop in and ask questions of Sarah from Rensselaer County Cooperative Extension regarding your device or social media.

Kid’s Library Lab on Wednesday, 11/18 from 6:30-7:30pm – Paper Engineer


The Science Lab planned for this month is about creating a shape or container out of various types of paper to see which one can hold the weight of water. Mrs. Valente, formerly a science teacher at Algonquin Middle School, has wonderful experiments ready for elementary-aged students to try. Sign up at the library for this fun lab, or call to register.


Thanksgiving Hours:
The library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday (11/21), and will be closed on Thursday (11/22) & Friday (11/23). It will reopen at 10am on Saturday.


Great news! The Upper Hudson Library Expedition has been extended through December 31st! There is still plenty of time to stop in and get a map and start the journey! Become a 36er! (see earlier posts for details)


Gingerbread House Night – Tuesday, 12/4, from 6:00-7:30pm. Create your own gingerbread house using milk cartons and graham crackers and lots of great candies for decoration! Please stop in at the library or call to register for this event.

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