Library News

Library Election

Tuesday, October 16, 10:00-9:00 PM

The Heermance Memorial Library election will be held at the library, 1 Ely Street, Coxsackie, on Tuesday, October 16th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Each year registered voters in the Town of Coxsackie elect members to the nine-member Board of Trustees and vote on the  special library district tax assessment.  The 2019 proposed library tax levy of $250,779 will result in a tax of $55.95 on a home assessed at $100,000, an increase of  one dollar and forty five cents for the average homeowner. The 2019 budget can be seen by clicking here and hard copies  are available at the library. All registered voters in the town of Coxsackie are encouraged to come and vote on October 16th.


The Art of Music – art exhibit

A musician and

music-themed group exhibit. 

On display (during regular library hours) from October 6 through November 17


Craft Mania

Drop-in Craft Program

Fridays at 3:00 pm

Looking for something to do? Feeling creative? Come to the library, where Liana will be ready with some FUN craft projects.

  • FYI: Projects are not always announced in advance. A more structured craft project will be offered or a variety of materials will be available for creative exploration.
  • Kids of all ages welcome


Fall Gardening Presentation

Wednesday, October 17

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join Master Gardener Jean Thomas for a timely presentation: Creating a Special Garden with Bulbs

Learn how to incorporate bulbs in your garden with a focus on how to choose bulbs, deer resistance, low maintenance, successive bloom, and fragrance. The presentation includes photos from her own Greene County garden.



October 17, 6:30 PM

Evening story time program.

Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, a craft, and a snack!

Wearing your pajamas is encouraged, but optional.


Guest Author – Patrick Pacheco

American Theatre Wing by Patrick Pacheco - Presentation & Book Signing

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Guest author, Patrick Pacheco, will be discussing his new book American Theatre Wing, An Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles. Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing, this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself.

  • Copies of Patrick's book will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the library.
  • Registration strongly encouraged


Windows 10 Clinic

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM

Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bring your Windows 10 laptop or Surface tablet to class, or practice on library laptops to build hands-on experience.  Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app.

This hands-on class is taught by our special guest technologist, Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler.
  • FREE
  • Registration is limited
  • Sponsored by the Friends of the Heermance Memorial Library


Trivia Night at the Cask and Rasher

Sunday, October 21, 6:30-8:00 PM

Space is limited for this popular Friends event.

Call the Cask and Rasher (518-731-7468) to reserve a table.

  • FREE to play
  • Up to 6 people per team
  • Prizes!
  • Cask and Rasher 245 Mansion St., Coxsackie


Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27th, 1:00-3:00

Join us for some "creepy" crafts and "terrifying" treats.

Costumes are optional.

All ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Heermance Library.


Friends of the Library NYC Bus Trip


November 10th

The Friends of the Heermance Memorial Library invite you to join us for our fall chartered bus trip to NYC.

The bus departs promptly at 7:00am from the Village of Coxsackie office, 119 Mansion Street, dropping off at Bryant Park, 42nd Street, Manhattan, about 9:15am. Return trip departs Bryant Park at 6:00pm, arriving in Coxsackie approx. 8:30pm.
Tickets are $40, which includes bus ticket, tip for the driver, and a variety of snacks prepared by the Friends on both the outbound and return rides. Purchase tickets in person at the library (cash and checks accepted). For more information, please contact the library at (518) 731-8084. All are welcome. We can only guarantee your seat once payment is received, so please book early!