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A quick reminder that we have some great clubs meeting at the Library

*We have the Photography club meeting the second Monday of each month at 6pm.

*The Mystery Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.

*The Beau Knitters Club meets each Wednesday at noon.

All of these clubs are open to the public.

The Battle of Bennington Program

Coming up on March 25th at 6pm, Historic Site Assistant David Pitlyk will deliver a presentation on the history of the Battle of Bennington. This is sure to be a popular event, so please contact the Library, (518) 235-2570, or stop in to let us know if you will be attending.

In the summer of 1777, an invading army under British General Burgoyne threatened to capture Albany and to cut off New England from the other rebellious colonies. Challenged by the logistics of continuing his advance, Burgoyne sent a detachment commanded by Lt. Col. Baum to capture stores held in Bennington. Expecting little in the way of resistance, Crown forces instead were delivered a decisive check by General Stark, who commanded a collection of Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire state militias in two fierce engagements. Victory at Bennington paved the way for victory in the Battles of Saratoga and ultimately in the war itself.

Drawing from contemporary source material and archaeology, the presentation will also touch on how the battle has been commemorated and interpreted over time.

A few quick notes . . .

Field Goods

The Library is now a pickup location for Field Goods. Field Goods delivers fresh foods from local farms here to the Cohoes Public Library. Sign up for Field Goods to get a delightful variety of fresh and healthy sustainably-grown produce and artisan products delivered weekly. Join Field Goods and select the Cohoes Public Library as your pick up spot and a portion of the price of each subscription will go to the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library.

No book donations until February 4th, 2019, please.

The Library will be reviewing and organizing its collection of donated books this winter. In response we request you please hold off with your donations until February 4th. We will begin accepting donations again at that time.

Please find listed below a few books coming in January:

 When a deranged gunman forces his way into the Center, a women’s reproductive health services clinic, and takes hostages, the police hostage negotiator discovers his daughter is inside the clinic. -Baker and Taylor




 An authoritative handbook by the domestic-lifestyle expert shares hundreds of ideas and instructions for homemaker skills, from transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag to playing a classic lawn game and bathing a cat. -Baker and Taylor



 In this lyrical read-aloud filled with rhythm and rhyme and illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney, follow a little girl as she dances her way to bedtime.  -Random House, Inc.



Check out these two new featured Overdive ebook collections: 

We hope you’re not busy right now, because you’re about to start your next favorite series with something from this Series Starters ebook collection! This collection will be posted until January 27th.




Enjoy a close encounter of the .05th kind by reading about alien encounters in these YA novels.This collection will be posted until January 27th.




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