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

Annual Food for Fines – November 1-30

The 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: canned vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, pasta, coffee, soup, cereal, baby food.

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

Field Goods Delivers to the Library Every Thursday

Field Goods brings you fresh food from local farms here to the Library year round. Simply choose your order size and specify us for your drop-off location. For more information, visit


Crochet and Knitting at the Library – October 2, 16, and 30 at 6:00

Join the fun and share projects and advice.

Light-Up Paper Circuits – October 21 at 1:00

Make creations featuring DIY electrical circuits, switches, and sensors. For ages 12 and up. Limited to 20 participants. Please stop by or call the Library at 518-664-4646 to register.

SOLD OUT! Bus Trip to Salem, MA – October 22

Join The Mechanicville District Public Library Friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 for a trip to Salem, MA.

Cost is $40 per seat, which must be paid at time of sign up. Signups are in person at the Library Circulation Desk.

We will leave at 6:00AM from the Library and return at 10:00PM

Give us a call at 518-664-4646 with any questions!

Thank you so much to our Friends Group for offering this event to the community!

Meet the Democratic Candidates – October 23 at 6:30

Come meet Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Accounts, Jo Pisculli, and candidate for Commissioner of Public Safety, Tony DelVecchio.

For Ages 11-15: Teen Trivia Night – October 23 at 6:30

Think you’re the biggest nerd in town? Bring your friends along and put your knowledge to the test!

Evening Book Discussion Group – October 25 at 7:00

Join us for a discussion of Orhan’s Inheritance, by Aline Ohanesian!

When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, Kemal Türkoglu, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Intent on righting this injustice, Orhan unearths a story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which Orhan’s family is built, a story that could unravel his own future.

Daytime Book Discussion Group – October 26 at 7:00

Join us for a discussion of Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

Library Closed for Staff Development – October 27

Intuitive Fair – October 28, 11:00-3:00

Readings from Gabriella Capobianco
Readings from Garrett Jackson
Peg Adams – Rune Reading
MaryAnn Baker – Reiki Sessions
… and more TBA

Messages from Heaven/Mediumship Demonstration – October 30 at 6:30

Presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium. Mediumship is the art of communicating with departed loved ones for guidance and healing. In this very special event, hosted by professional medium Garrett Jackson, you will learn simple and practical methods for keeping in touch with your departed loved ones, and hearing their messages in daily life. Garrett will also give mediumship readings to several people in the audience.

Please note, there is a registration fee of $5 to attend this class. Please stop by the library or call us at 518-664-4646 to sign up.

For Ages 11-15: No Tricks, Just Treats – October 30 at 6:30

Do you like cupcakes? Want to decorate some cupcakes and then eat them? Join us!

Sign Language Club – November 1 at 6:30

Let’s get together to practice using our ASL (American Sign Language). Please note this is not an instructional program.

Traveling Lantern Theater Company – November 4 at 1:00

Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents Robin Hood!

The exuberant tale of intrepid Robin Hood and his Merry Men, who are ever jauntily escaping from the clutches of the ill-disposed Sheriff of Nottingham.

Emotional Liberation – November 6 at 6:30

Presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium. In a fast-paced modern world, it is important to be able to rise above stress so that we can function from our highest potential. This event will introduce participants to practical and effortless stress-busting techniques, including breathing techniques, tools for transmuting negative states of consciousness, and meditations that will calm, cool, and soothe the mind, body, and spirit in an instant. Living peacefully ensures that every action comes from a place of love, security, faith, and serenity.

Please note, there is a registration fee of $5 to attend this class. Please stop by the library or call us at 664-4646 to sign up.

For Ages 11-15: T-Shirt to Treasure – November 6 at 6:30

Bring in an old t-shirt (or two) and we’ll upcycle it into something fun and new!

Photography Club – November 8 at 6:00

The Hudson River Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. This photography club is always looking for new people to join.  The group invites adults who are interested in digital photography.  For more information, please contact Mary Beth D’Aloia at

For Ages 11-15: TAG, You’re It! – November 13 at 6:30

Join us for a Teen Advisory Group meeting, where you can help us with volunteer projects and plan future teen programs.

Tang Museum Program – November 15 at 4:00

The Tang Museum will visit, and ee will create and build our own board games. For ages 5 and up. Limited to 25 participants. Please stop by or call the Library at 518-664-4646 to register.

Essential Oils Class – November 15 at 6:30

Join us for an essential oils make-and-take project, presented by Laura Marchese of Young Living Essential Oils. Class size is limited to 10, so please stop by or call the Library at 518-664-4646 to register.

New Services

Need help navigating your new Kindle and borrowing E-books? We can help!  Please call to make an appointment with Melissa at 664-4646.

Did you write a Minecraft story with Mark Cheverton? Share your stories with him here!

Calling all homeschoolers! The Mechanicville Library now offers FastForWord computer program which follows the Common Core Curriculum. This will be a ten week session with space for twenty students.  Click on the following link to check the program out; If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Michelle Duell at 664-4646 or