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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.