Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library

Posted in Information on January 2nd, 2015 by ptrbadmin — Comments Off on Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library




beaded jewelry

      BEAD MAKING WORKSHOP at the Petersburgh Public Library

 Bead making workshop with Maria Levin to be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 4-6 PM for ages 10 through adult.  Sign-up is required at the library so stop in or call 658-2927 during regular library hours.  All materials will be provided, but if people have colorful magazines they would like to bring to use for the project then they are welcome to do that.

Maria Fusco Levin studied jewelry at Studio Jewelers, ltd, a trade school in NYC. Upon completion of her certificate program in 2004, she started her career at Ed Levin Jewelry in Cambridge, NY where she worked for one year. In 2005, Maria was hired by J.K. Bloom Jewelers of Troy, NY and remained there as a bench jeweler until the birth of her daughter in 2010. In 2011, she was contracted by The Arts Center of the Capital Region as an on site instructor with the arts programs at New Visions of Albany. In 2012, Maria was hired as faculty at The Arts Center, where she teaches Jewelry I, II and III in the Crafts for Credit program with Hudson Valley Community College. In addition to her curriculum development within the existing jewelry programs, Maria has produced and presented a number of original one-day workshops and a new 6-week beginner program in the metal arts department. Maria also makes custom jewelry and performs repairs in her home studio.


If you plan to purchase anything from Amazon.com please use our link to Amazon Smile. Any purchases made through our link to Amazon Smile will result in a donation (from Amazon Smile) being made to the Petersburgh Public Library. Thanks!


The library has 2 copies of the book I Have a Bad Feeling About This still available for those in Grades 6 through 12 to read and pass on to someone else.  There are no due dates, no late fees, just Read It Forward. You can check out where your book has been by going to the badfeeling blog. Please use this blog to enter the next place that the book goes once you pass it on. Click on ‘check out where your book has been’. You will need the number of your book which is found on The End page. Scroll down to the book number – the possible numbers will be 202 to 211. Please fill in the next location after Petersburgh. You can also fill out a quick survey for a chance to win a prize using the Prize Possibilities link on the blog page. 

Summer Reading Program

The 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story” is winding down.  Registration is still open and reading has been ongoing since June 26.  Stop at the Library for details or click on the Summer Reading tab at the top of this page to learn more. There is also a Calendar of Events for all of the libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System which can be viewed by clicking the Link on the left side of this page.


Be sure to check out our Local History page by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.

Story Hour for Preschoolers

The summer story hour, with the theme “Heroes”,  began June 30th and meets every Tuesday at 11 A.M. through August 11.  Check our Summer Reading page for details regarding each week’s “hero.”  All preschoolers and their care givers are invited for stories, activities, and snacks!!

Knitting Group

Everyone welcome to Knitting Group at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. Come be part of the group either as a novice or experienced knitter. Call us at 658-2927 if there is a better time for you to make the class.

Email addresses wanted!

The library is trying to update our patron’s information with email addresses. If we have your email address, you will be sent an email notifying you of upcoming due dates on your checked out items and then an overdue notice once an item has been out too long. Please let us know your email address next time you come in. This will help you keep track of your checked out items and when they are due.

 Museum Pass available

Passes are available for The Clark,  MASS MoCA,  the Iroquois Museum, and the USS Slater.

Art In The Library

PARIS through the eye of Ann Lindsay: In August of 2013 my daughter, Morgan, and I headed off for a month in Paris. A month! Everyone, of course, said, “You’re going to paint, aren’t you?” “Probably not”, I said. “We’re going to be walking and seeing as much of Paris as we can.” And, indeed, that’s just what we did. So no. No Paintings. But I sure did take a lot of pictures…

The minute I caught the one of the woman writing the day’s menu on the mirror, I was thrilled. One click, on the fly (I didn’t want her to notice me) and I caught her! I loved this photo on the spot. Best one I’d ever taken! And I wanted to see it in black and white. I liked it so much, I got to wondering what some of my other pictures would look like in black & white. And so, out of hundreds of photographs, these are the ones I picked.

In addition to “the Parisienne”, please notice, in particular: the “shadow people” taken through a window looking down from the top of the Arch de Triumph… the people cleaning the inverted pyramid under the Louvre-they’re using rapelling gear! wild girl on her scooter. We were sitting at the café watching her tear back and forth for a half an hour while her mother visited with her friend who owned the flower shop on the corner… the view of Sacre Coeur looking down Rue St. Rustique in the Montmartre quarter of Paris. This is the view that Maurice Utrillo (b. 1883) painted over 20 times… the views from the three levels of the Eiffel Tower… people sitting on a quay (usually pronounced “kee”) by the Seine…that would never happen in the United States. There would be guard rails, barriers, etc…to keep people from falling in. The Europeans are much more laid back about such things-even in Amsterdam, there are no rails keeping people (or cars!) from tumbling into the canals. I guess they figure people are intelligent enough to take care… the Pistacherie…only in Paris can you find a whole shop devoted to the pistachio!

Ann Lindsay is an award winning artist, author of Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting (currently being reprinted) and resident of Petersburgh, NY since 1970. She began painting full time in 1987 and has been teaching classes and workshops here and abroad since 1989. She is on the faculties of Kripalu Yoga Center and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

Any interested artists, who have artwork or photographs that they would like to display at the library, can call the library at 658-2927. We have wall space to display your art and would love to hear from you. There is no charge to display it here.

Book Discussion Group

The group meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June. NEXT BOOK CLUB: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie on September 9th at 7 PM.

The books being discussed are available from the Library so you can read them prior to the meeting.  New members are always welcome to join. Please join us even if you are only able to come once in a while or just want to come for the books in which you are interested.

2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults as voted by YALSA

(YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association) – The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley – The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely – I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Jackaby by William Ritter – Noggin by John Corey Whaley – The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E K Johnston – Vango by Timothee de Fombelle – We Were Liars by E Lockhart – The Young Elites by Marie Lu