Women of Science at the New York State Museum


Facebook LIVE: The Amazing Freshwater Mussel!

March 4, 20211 pm

  • Online Only

Join Museum scientist and freshwater ecologist Dr. Denise Mayer on a dive into the mysteries of fascinating freshwater mussels. What are mussels and why should we care about them? How long do mussels live and how can we tell their age? What roles do they play in the environment? What can we do…

We invite you to participate in this program by asking questions of the presenter via Facebook Live!

Live at 1pm: www.facebook.com/nysmuseum(link is external)
Recorded after 5pm: www.youtube.com/nysmuseum(link is external)

Burial Sketch

Video Presentation: Bioarchaeology Basics with Julie Weatherwax and Lisa Anderson

March 5, 202110am

  • Online Only

In archaeology, human skeletal remains are a unique and important source of information about life in the past. When discovered during excavation, the first question is often, “Who was this person?” Join bioarchaeology technician Julie Weatherwax to learn some of the methods used to “read” the…

The New York State Museum presents “Women of Science” programming. Viewers can virtually meet Museum scientists, learn about their research through filmed presentations, and e-mail questions which will be answered by the scientists themselves!

Ask questions! As you are watching any of the Women of Science program videos, if you have a question you would like to ask one of our expert women scientists, send them an email at NYSMPP@nysed.gov(link sends e-mail)

Photo Gallery

Titled Adult Fiction Books Available …..7 Day Loan

Stepping Back to Stage 11 Guidelines

With Covid-19 Positive numbers going up in Ft. Edward,  it was decided by the Library Board of Trustees and Director to revert back to our re-opening plans of Stage 11 Curbside library services beginning Tuesday January 19, 2021 with open hours not changing.   Patrons can request materials by phone, e-mail, and ILL.  Patrons are asked to contact the library to set up a convenient pick-up time during library hours.   If a patron arrives early or later than the arranged pick-up time, there may be a few minutes wait time due to staff assisting other curbside pickups.    Library staff will continue offering the service of copying and faxing for patrons.  To ease any patrons concerns regarding privacy with copies and a fax, the copier/fax machine will be located in view for patrons to observe staff handling this information.  

  • Library Phone Number is: 518-747-6743 (please speak slowly and clearly when leaving your name, phone number, and message.)
  • Library e-mail is: fte-director@sals.edu
  • Website address is: fortedwardlibrary.sals.edu

Coming very soon is our Gallery of Shelved Books and DVD Photos that will be on the library website.   This will allow patrons the availability to browse the shelves virtually while we are in Stage 11.  Please contact the library with any questions or concerns.  All materials are quarantined for up to 96 hours after they have been returned and will continue to appear as “out” on your library card until checked in.  Fines are not accrued during this time. 

January 2021 Library Board Meeting

The FEFL Board of Trustees will hold it’s first 2021 year meeting Wednesday evening January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm. This meeting is available as an online Zoom meeting to the community and Hybrid only for library trustees and staff. Please contact the library at 518-747-6743 if you are having any difficulties logging on to the meeting or with any concerns.

Here is the link to attend the meeting:


Holiday Dates Closed

Friday and Saturday January 1 and 2, 2021 for the New Year Holiday. Please stay safe and have a Happy New Year! Regular hours will resume Monday January 4, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

No ILL Delivery

Due to the impending weather forecast for Thursday December 16, Ft. Edward and other libraries were notified that there will not be any ILL Delivery Service through SALS on this date. Fort Edward will not know of the uncertainty of being open or closed until Thursday morning. If the library director feels that the inclement weather would be hazardous to patrons and staff, the library will close for either all or part of its daily hours and recommends contacting the library at 518-747-6743 to confirm being open.

Due to the impending weather forecast for Thursday December 17, 2020, SALS notified libraries that there will not be any ILL delivery service on this day. If the Ft. Edward library director feels opening would be hazardous to patrons and staff, Ft. Edward will be closed and reopen on Friday December 17th at 10:00 am. If weather conditions improve during the day, the library may then open for a few hours. However, it is always best to call the library at 518-747-6743 to verify that we will be open.

Thank you!

December 2020 Board Meeting

December 9, 2020 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

December’s Library Board of Trustees Meeting will be held Wednesday December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm. Although a few board members will be joining the meeting in person at the library, this is not an option for others and they must join through a Zoom meeting. See the link below:

Topic: Fort Edward Library Board of Trustees

Time: Dec 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 884 0794 3336

Passcode: wp0Myb

2021 Erie Canal Calendar

2021 Erie Canal Calendar

The 2021 Erie Canal Calendars have arrived and once again the photos are spectacular! Calendars are free and on a first come basis. The library is open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday; 3:00 – 6:00 pm Monday and Tuesdays; 3:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday 10:00 am – Noon. We still offer curb service if you would like to call us at 518-747-6743 when you arrive we will bring a calendar out to you.

open Limited Service

Regular Hours Have Resumed

Regular Hours Have Resumed

*Masks Required to Enter the Library Building unless under age 2

*Browsing and limited public computer time will be available

*Sitting, Eating, and Drinking will NOT be allowed temporarily

*Staff may place limits on the amount of time patrons spend in the Library

  • Meeting Rooms are not available.