Rensselaerville Library Notes for Friday, May 9, 2014

On Thursdays, May 1 and 8, the Rensselaerville Library will have a comprehensive retirement Program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Madison Wealth Managers will provide these informational seminars for planning a successful retirement. Please register for this program.

Medusa Festival

On Saturday, May 3, the library will be selling used books at the Medusa Festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garage sale

On Saturday, May 17, as part of the RVFD Garage Sale Day the library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used books can be dropped off during library hours the week prior.

Story time

On Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m., Jeannette Rice will host story time for children of all ages. The theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers, we will have stories, songs and crafts all about flowers. 

Cocktail party

On Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m., the annual library cocktail party and drawing will be held at Stonecrop the estate home at the Carey Conference Center. Tickets are $20 at the door. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

Book discussion

On Saturday, May 31, the Community Read Book Discussion group will discuss Pontoon by Garrison Keillor at 11a.m., in the library.

Town picnic

On Sunday, June 1, there will be the annual town picnic, from 2 to 4 p.m., at town hall. The library will have an information table.

Lyme disease

On Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m., Sarah Lyons from Albany County Department of Health will provide a presentation on Lyme disease prevention. Please register a minimum of 8 registrants is required. 


On Thursday, June 12, at 3 p.m., Marni Graff will provide a workshop on the Art of Mystery for writers and readers. Graff is self-published and prepares her own marketing and press and will offer some insights into the publishing industry. 

Also, on Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m., Graff will read from the third book in the Nora Tierney series the Scarlet Wench.

Reading program

The Summer Reading Program (for all ages) begins Saturday, June 21, and goes through Saturday, August 2. More details to come.

Save the date

The Festival of Writers is from Aug. 15 to 17. Look for more information at

Ongoing activities

The writing group meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. of every month.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is at 7 p.m., at the library on the third Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. This meeting is open to the public.

The poetry group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., of every month.

You have access to ebooks and audio books through the library and your library card. Visit to start downloading. You can also find Tumblebooks for kids.