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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.

The library will be closed today – Friday, November 16 – due to the weather conditions!

Don’t forget to check out all the online services – Mango Languages, Flipster Magazines, and Overdrive ebooks, audiobooks, & videos.

And if you are going to take advantage of all the Amazon pre-Black Friday sales – you can help out the library by shopping through AmazonSmile. A small percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Poestenkill Library. There is a link to this on the bottom right of our page. We have received several hundred dollars over the past couple of years through this program. it runs throughout the whole year, not just at the holidays.

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!

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