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Saturday Grand Opening Party!

Saturday Grand Opening Party! 

December 7th, 2019 

10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Join us for our Saturday Grand Opening Celebration! We’ll have a ribbon cutting, celebrate with cake, have storytime, and hear from Spindle City Historic Society about their display up by the Mastodon!

Schedule of events

10:00 am: Ribbon Cutting and Cake

10:30 am: Storytime

11:00 am: Spindle City Historic Society Exhibit Talk

10:00 am to 1:00 pm: Check out books, get a library card, and learn about all the great resources the Library has to offer!

Take the Pressure Off: Pressure Cooker Basics

On November 18th, at 6 PM, join Library employee Carol Cullen as she demonstrates the basic use of the pressure cooker. Though it has been called one of the handiest appliances to have, many people are afraid of it. Carol will help you overcome that fear as you learn to make Turkey Tetrazzini – just in time for Thanksgiving leftovers! *Registration required! Please register by November 15th to reserve your seat! You can register by calling the Library at 518-235-2570 or emailing us at

NEW – Library Pop-Up at Senior Center on 12/20

What is a Library Pop-Up? A Library Pop-Up is a way to make your public library more public by bringing books and services to you. Our first Library Pop-Up will bring books and other library materials to the Cohoes Senior Center for you to check out. At the Library Pop-Up, you can: Register for a library card; check out books and movies; drop off your materials to return to the library and learn about library programs and services. Join us for our first pop-up event at Lifepath Cohoes (formerly Cohoes Senior Center) on December 20th from 11 am – 1 pm.?

Let’s Talk “Turkey Trot Murder”

Join the Mystery Book Club on 11/20 at 10:30 am for “Turkey Trot Murder” and think of sharing a recipe or holiday tradition. More information at or by emailing Anne Marie at with “Book Club” in the subject line.

Herb Hyde to Speak at 30th Annual Autumn Affair

On November 3, the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library will be hosting the 30th Annual Autumn Affair at the Ukrainian-American Club at 1 Pulaski St, Cohoes. This year, we are proud to have local writer, Herb Hyde, as our guest speaker. Mr. Hyde is author of the of numerous books including his newest “Uncle John’s Diner” about an icon in Cohoes. The Affair is one of 2 major fund raisers for the Friends and all proceeds benefit the library. Reservations are open and forms are available at the Library. The event begins at 12 pm with a social hour. Reservations are $30. Reservation can also be made by calling 518-237-3087. The event is open to all. 

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