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22nd Annual Bake, Bloom and Bake Sale – May 18

For 22 years, people have been looking forward to the Bake, Bloom and Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library. This year, it will be held on May 18, 2019 from 9 am – 2 pm at the Library.  Check out the beautiful locally grown plants for your garden. Taste the delicious homemade baked goods. Pick up some new reads at the popular book sale. It will be held rain or shine. Troy Landscape Supply, a local business since 1987, will be supplying the plants this year. Plants may be pre-ordered at the library. Pre-order forms can be printed from the Library’s website (just scroll down) or picked up at the Library. If you have any books that you would like to donate to the sale, they are once again being accepted during regular library hours. Have a special dessert? Baked goods may be brought to the Library May 17- 18. All proceeds support Library programs and extras such as the free museum passes. We look forward to seeing you at the sale!!

New Featured Overdrive Collections

If you’ve already re-watched the first seven seasons and you need something else to do between episodes, check something out from this collection of Game of Thrones read-alikes. This collection will be posted through April 21st.




Everything’s about to change for the characters in these books, they just have to get through senior year first! This collection will be posted through April 28th.





It’s not to late to celebrate national poetry month. You can start now with this OverDrive collection! This collection will be posted through April 28th.



Join us for the 22nd Annual Bake, Bloom, and Book Sale! **Sponsored by the Friends of the Cohoes Public Library**

Join us for the 22nd Annual Bake, Bloom, and Book Sale! Rain or shine at the Cohoes Public Library, from 9am-2pm on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Plant pre-order forms can be picked up at the Library,  or printed here online. The Library cannot accept money for pre-orders, but pre-order forms should be dropped off at the Library. Pre-order cutoff is Friday, May 3rd.

Donations of books or home naked goods for the sale are appreciated. Books may be dropped off during regular library business hours. Baked goods may be brought to the Library on either May 17th or 18th






On order and arriving at the Library soon . . .

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument

The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall.

The title of Ravenmaster, therefore, is a serious title indeed, and after decades of serving the Queen, Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife took on the added responsibility of caring for the infamous ravens.

**Graphic Novel** A new Iron Age begins! From the violent streets of Chicago, an armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man suit, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the world forever…if she survives long enough! But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots?


*DVD* A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel.




As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.



Penguins are always polite. They say “please” and “thank you,” they wait their turn patiently, and they always help to clean up when playtime is over. But one day, Polly Penguin decides that being polite is boring. So she interrupts when others are talking, refuses to clean up, and makes a mess at the dinner table. Soon, all of the penguins copy Polly and lose their good manners, too! Can Polly help make things right again?


Captain Amy Cornwall’s family is missing. She’ll do whatever it takes to bring them home. 

In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty.

A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead.

Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt’s five year expedition in South America. 

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.

More new, featured Overdrive Collections . . .

Pet Sematary fans can find their next favorite book in this collection of read-alikes! This collection will be posted through April 14th.




Check out these young adult books for some inspiring tales of survival and endurance! This collection will be posted through April 14th.


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