Category: Library Events

Harvest Fest and Frozen Pie Sale Saturday, Nov. 16th at 10am-2pm

The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to our Second Annual Harvest Fest and frozen pie sale Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, 12123. Come enjoy the music when you pick up your pre-ordered frozen pies, purchase baked goods, gently used Jewelry items, books (paperback & hardback), and enjoy children’s activities, and cider and apple cider donuts (for a small donation). Doors open 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The frozen pies this year are; Apple (10” & 8”), Apple Crisp (10”), Cherry (10”), Blueberry (10”), Strawberry Rhubarb (10” & 6”) and Very Berry (10”) and are priced at $17, $13, $9 or $7. These can only be pre-ordered and prepaid at the library, through Friends members or by printing and mailing this form. Checks should be made out to: Friends of the Nassau Free Library. Pie orders are due by 1pm, November 9th. Enjoy the wonderful smells of baking pies in your home for the holidays. Funds raised support the Nassau Free Library. Come celebrate the Harvest and support your library! Call 518-766-2715.


By adopting a zero-waste or voluntary simplicity lifestyle, you not only help the environment by taking waste prevention to the max, but you will also feel good. Simple living enables you to focus on experiences rather than things. Additionally, choosing to not purchase an item (by buying used, or going without) saves all of the energy that goes into producing that item in the first place. This workshop will look at strategies and tips individuals and families can adopt to reduce their waste output by cultivating more fulfilling and mindful lifestyles when it comes to protecting the planet. Presented by Theresa Mayhew, Resource Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties



The Nassau Free Library Seed Library is now open for business! The Seed Library will be available for community members at the Nassau Free Library. The library is designed to give anyone interested in organic gardening, seeds to start. Do you have extra seeds to share? Organic Seed donations of packets labeled 2019 would be greatly appreciated.  All that is required to acquire 5 free packets of seeds is a library card!


CANDLEAre you familiar with the Nassau Resource Center?  This organization is located on Church St. in the Village of Nassau.  It is run by dedicated volunteers and is supported by the community’s churches and synagogue.  It provides free food and clothing to persons in need, and its director, Dianna Murphy, is very skilled in guiding people to other support services in Rensselaer County.  The phone number for the center is 766-9014.

The Nassau Sunshine Fund provides another valuable service to residents of the town and villages of Nassau.  Those who find themselves in a sudden emergency financial crisis might apply to this organization for an interest-free loan of up to $500.  To learn more about the Sunshine Fund, call 256-6878.