Monday & Wednesday 11-8; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-3* Phone: 518-664-4646 * Fax: 518-664-8641

14725556_10154618369067070_1156996038406478137_nWith heavy hearts and great sadness, we share with you that our beloved Librarian, Laura Fisher has passed away suddenly. Laura recently moved out of state to start a new chapter in her life after spending many years working for our community. News of her passing has deeply affected those who had the pleasure of knowing this sweet and strong woman. Laura was a much loved colleague, friend, mother, and cherished member of our community and will be greatly missed by all. Our hearts go out to her family during this difficult time.

Small Business Saturday – November 26

smallbussatjpgWe are looking for vendors for our 2016 Small Business Saturday event. It will run from 11:30 – 2:00 and spaces are absolutely free! If you’re interested, please call the library at 518-664-4646 or stop by the circulation desk.

Fall Story Time Continues Every Tuesday

d314d063c72879f689380198e34d5951Storytime will be held at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm every Tuesday. Storytimes will include stories, rhymes and crafts. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Halloween Movie Series – Wednesdays at 6 pm

halloweenJoin us every Wednesday October 5 – 26 to watch a Halloween movie. No registration is required.

October 5 – Hocus Pocus
October 12 – Beetlejuice
October 19 – The Addams Family
October 26 – Ghostbusters (the original)

Annual Fine Amnesty to benefit Mechanicville Emergency Food Pantry October 15 – November 19

food-pantryThe Mechanicville Library will accept a food item for each Mechanicville fine on your card. For example, if you have three fines on your card, you need to bring in three food items. Fines from other libraries, replacement costs and collection agency fees cannot be waived!

Food items needed include canned vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, pasta coffee, soup, cereal, baby food.

Even if you do not have fines, you are still encouraged to donate.

October 26 – Adult Book Discussion Group at 7 pm

silentsisterJoin us for a discussion of The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain.

Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. It was a belief that helped shape her own childhood and that of her brother. It shaped her view of her family and their dynamics. It influenced her entire life. Now, more than twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence that what she has always believed is not the truth. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why, exactly, was she on the run all those years ago? What secrets are being kept now, and what will happen if those secrets are revealed? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality. Told with Diane Chamberlain’s powerful prose and illumination into the human heart and soul, The Silent Sister is an evocative novel of love, loss, and the bonds among siblings.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call – October 28 at 4 pm


Come watch it with us on October 28 at 4 pm in the Mechanicville Library Reading Room.