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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.

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.