Menands Library – Small enough to know you, big enough to serve you



We’re a small community library, but luckily for our cardholders, we’re part of the Upper Hudson Library System, a consortium of libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties.  If you’re a cardholder at any public library in these two counties, you already have a card that’s valid here.  We have collections for children, adults, and teens, as well as access to UHLS’s online collection and other electronic resources where you can get digital magazines, get resume help, learn another language, or even explore your family history.

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Diwali Party!

Our 3rd annual pumpkin carving party was fabulous.  Thank you to all who attended.

Before we’re done with Halloween, we still have our Scary Story Night on Halloween night from 6:30 pm to 8 pm!  Come in for that, if you’re not too busy trick or treating and you have a scary story to tell.

After Halloween, Diwali is the next fall holiday that’s important in our community!  This year, we’re going to celebrate Diwali on Saturday, November 10.  Members of our community will demonstrate the making of Rangoli designs, which are traditional, temporary decorations created using colored powder.

This is one of the designs from last year!

Come check it out on Saturday, November 10th, from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Menands public library!

Pumpkin carving party!

On Thursday, October 25th, we will be having our third annual pumpkin-carving party!  We’ll have treats to eat and pumpkins to carve.  We’ll be able to print out templates from the internet and show you how to carve a pumpkin!

You will be able to purchase a pumpkin to carve from the library for as much as you’d like to pay–if $1 is all you’ve got, that’s okay.  If you’ve got more, we would certainly appreciate it!

Here’s some of our work from last year: