Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library

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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 1 copy 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 summer reading program has ended. The kids that finished and turned in their reading logs can now pick up their prizes! The names for the adult and teen raffles have been drawn, and the winners have been called. THANKS to all those who participated in the summer reading program and congratulations to the raffle winners!


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 Rushdieon 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.




Interstellar, The Spongebob Movie. Sponge out of water, Spare Parts, Jupiter Ascending, The Cobbler, The Lazarus Effect, Hector and the Search for Happiness, The DUFF, McFarland USA, Rizzoli & Isles (Television program) Season 5, Woman in Gold, Far from the Madding Crowd (2 versions),

Big Hero 6,  Paul Blart Mall*Cop 2,  The Longest Week, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Project Almanac, Tracers, Ring the Bell, Olive Kitteridge, Selma, Mama’s family. Season 2, Pot o’ Gold, Barbie fairytopia. Magic of the rainbow, David Kirk’s Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch kids, Veggie tales. The little house that stood, Family guy presents Blue harvest, Red Skelton : America’s clown prince, Yoga meltdown. Levels 1 & 2 workouts, The Emperor’s New Clothes, 10 minute solution: Special K fashion fit workout, Riders of the Whistling Skull, Derby Stallion, Clueless, The Prince & Me, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield gets real, The Company, Quicksand & Ticker & Fall time & Beyond the law (4 in one case)


The marriage season / Linda Lael Miller

Our souls at night / Kent Haruf

Kickback / Ace Atkins

Taken / Dee Henderson

People of the songtrail : a novel of North America’s forgotten past / W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr

Piranha / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Finders keepers : a novel / Stephen King

In the unlikely event / Judy Blume

God help the child / Toni Morrison

The color of light / Emilie Richards
Badlands : a novel / C. J. Box
Brush back / Sara Paretsky
The Bourbon Kings / J.R. Ward
The forgotten / Heather Graham
Thrill Me / Susan Mallery

Live to see tomorrow / Iris Johansen

When Grace sings : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer

Speaking in bones : a novel / Kathy Reichs
The novel habits of happiness / Alexander McCall Smith

No men of God / Dwight Mathieu

All the single ladies : a novel / Dorothea Benton Frank

Under the wide and starry sky : a novel / Nancy Horan

Blueprints : a novel / Barbara Delinsky

Never too late : a novel / Robyn Carr
Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance / Melody Carlson

The darkling child : the defenders of Shannara / Terry Brooks

The decision / Wanda E. Brunstetter

The melody lingers on : a novel / Mary Higgins Clark
Wicked charms / Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Country / Danielle Steel
Truth or die / James Patterson and Howard Roughan
The President’s shadow / Brad Meltzer
The precipice : a novel / Paul Doiron
Wildfire in his arms / Johanna Lindsey
The long Utopia : a novel / by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Summer secrets : a novel / Jane Green
The rumor : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand
Ever after : a Nantucket brides novel / Jude Deveraux


Live pain-free without drugs or surgery : how to use integrated positional therapy to eliminate chronic pain / Lee Albert, NMT

The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia / Candace Fleming

Berlin of yesteryear / by Katherine Wells, William T. Reynolds, Jean Carr

The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott

The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo

Zentangle 2 / by Suzanne McNeill

Zentangle 4 / by Suzanne McNeill

Zentangle basics / by Suzanne McNeill

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande

Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet / US editor, Kate Johnsen

The indestructible houseplant : 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow / Tovah Martin

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam
Women of will : following the feminine in Shakespeare’s plays / Tina Packer
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert

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