Story time is back at the Rensselaerville Library, starting on Friday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m., with an art theme.

One On One

Would you like one on one computer or technology help with setting up an e-mail account, word processing, Facebook, Overdrive, E readers, job searching sites and more? Kim is offering individual sessions in the library to help get you started with almost any common everyday computer and Internet questions. Appointments are required, please visit or call the library at 797-3949.

Wish list

Are you remodeling, reorganizing, or purchasing new technology? Consider donating to the library, we are looking for the following items: a coat rack, counter height table, large outdoor style rug, children’s educational toys, any version of Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, or tablets.

Thank you

Thank you for all of the generous contributions from financial support to toys for the children’s play area.

Writing group

The library invites you to join its small, informal, and supportive writing group. Writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome. We currently have a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writers. You will always have time to write during our two-hour session, and you will never be forced to share anything. If you have works-in-progress or would just like to put pen to paper, the library’s writing group will give you the time and support you need.

If you have any questions, you can call Linda Miller at 936-4402. We meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The following are the dates of our meetings: Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.

Poetry group

The library has a new Poetry Group that is organized by Tom Corrado. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Bring your poem and receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words. For more information please contact Tom at tjc123@midtel.net.

The following are the dates of our meetings: Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28, Aug. 14 and 25, Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10 and 24, and Dec. 8 and 22

Library hours

The library is open the following hours:

— Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 4 to 9 p.m.;

— Thursday and Friday, from 4 to 9 p.m.;

— Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and

— Sunday and Monday the library is closed.

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees consists of 11 dedicated members that meet at the library on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Library info

The town of Rensselaerville’s library is the heart of our community. This unique resource serves as a focal point of contact in this rural area, providing intellectual and social enhancements that enrich the quality of life for children and adults alike. Besides providing traditional library services, the library is often the catalyst of other activities, workshops, lectures, and fund-raisers that keep alive the spirit of volunteerism and total community involvement.

The library’s mission

The library works to preserve a comfortable historical gathering place that is open, free, and inviting to all of the residents of the five hamlets and environs. We strive to awaken and promote a life-long love of reading and learning by fostering personal connections, and providing access to a stimulating variety of texts, technology, and programming.

 

Saturday, Feb. 7, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Visit the Rensselaerville Library and see our children’s play area and check out what resources are available for children.

Story time

Story time is back starting on Friday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m., with an art theme.

Writing group

The library’s writing group will meet on Thursday, Febr. 12, at 7 p.m. This informal and supportive writing group is designed for writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities. Participants have time to write and share works in progress, and receive the support needed. If you have questions please call Linda Miller at 936-4402.

Poetry group

The library’s poetry group will be meeting on Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and 24, at 7 p.m. If you have questions please contact Tom Corrado at tjc123@midtel.net.

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees meeting is on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

The Rensselaerville Library’s writing group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. This informal and supportive writing group is designed for writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities. Participants have time to write and share works in progress and receive the support needed. If you have questions please call Linda Miller at 936-4402.

Poetry group

The library’s poetry group will be meeting on Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 27, at 7 p.m. If you have questions please contact Tom Corrado at tjc123@midtel.net.

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees meeting is on Monday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Library info
The library’s website has been redesigned. Come visit www.rensselaervillelibrary.org. We also have a Facebook page.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Rensselaerville Library will be hosting the Annual Lawn Party fund-raiser, at the Palmer House Café Courtyard (New Location).  Tickets are $20 and available at the door. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Fine amnesty

Do you have overdue Rensselaerville Library books, audiobooks, movies, magazines? Starting Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 is fine amnesty.  So dig through the closets, book bags and drawers, search the bookcases, and family car, and recover those library items. Fine amnesty does not apply to damaged or lost items. 

Library meeting

The library’s annual meeting is on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The regular board meeting to follow.

Tours

The library will be participating in the Discover the Hilltowns – Farm and Artisans Tours on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a used book sale. If you have books to donate please bring them to the library during operating hours by Sept. 12.

Sign up month

Getting ready for back to school? We know every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Rensselaerville Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card. 

Fishing

Going Fishing? Stop into the library and check out a fishing rod. The library has five rods to loan. Just remember if you are over 16 you need a fresh water-fishing license. The program is made possible with assistance from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Museum passes

The library has museum passes to the Clark and a 50 percent discount pass to the Adirondack Museum.

New website

The library’s website has been redesigned. Come visit www.rensselaervillelibrary.org.

Poetry group

The library’s poetry group will resume meeting on Sept. 9 and 23, at 7 p.m. If you have questions please contact Tom Corrado at tjc123@midtel.net.

Writing group

The library’s writing group will resume meeting on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. This informal and supportive writing group is designed for writers of all interests, backgrounds, and abilities. Participants have time to write, share works in progress, and receive the support needed. If you have questions please call Linda Miller at 936-4402.

On Thursdays, May 1 and 8, the Rensselaerville Library will have a comprehensive retirement Program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Madison Wealth Managers will provide these informational seminars for planning a successful retirement. Please register for this program.

Medusa Festival

On Saturday, May 3, the library will be selling used books at the Medusa Festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garage sale

On Saturday, May 17, as part of the RVFD Garage Sale Day the library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used books can be dropped off during library hours the week prior.

Story time

On Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m., Jeannette Rice will host story time for children of all ages. The theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers, we will have stories, songs and crafts all about flowers. 

Cocktail party

On Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m., the annual library cocktail party and drawing will be held at Stonecrop the estate home at the Carey Conference Center. Tickets are $20 at the door. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

Book discussion

On Saturday, May 31, the Community Read Book Discussion group will discuss Pontoon by Garrison Keillor at 11a.m., in the library.

Town picnic

On Sunday, June 1, there will be the annual town picnic, from 2 to 4 p.m., at town hall. The library will have an information table.

Lyme disease

On Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m., Sarah Lyons from Albany County Department of Health will provide a presentation on Lyme disease prevention. Please register a minimum of 8 registrants is required. 

Workshop

On Thursday, June 12, at 3 p.m., Marni Graff will provide a workshop on the Art of Mystery for writers and readers. Graff is self-published and prepares her own marketing and press and will offer some insights into the publishing industry. 

Also, on Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m., Graff will read from the third book in the Nora Tierney series the Scarlet Wench.

Reading program

The Summer Reading Program (for all ages) begins Saturday, June 21, and goes through Saturday, August 2. More details to come.

Save the date

The Festival of Writers is from Aug. 15 to 17. Look for more information at www.festivalofwriters.org.

Ongoing activities

The writing group meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. of every month.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is at 7 p.m., at the library on the third Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. This meeting is open to the public.

The poetry group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., of every month.

You have access to ebooks and audio books through the library and your library card. Visit http://uhls.org/eMedia_Access.asp to start downloading. You can also find Tumblebooks for kids.

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