Summer Inter-generational Program June 30 – August 4

The ages below are guidelines; please use your judgement when signing up.

  1. Leap off the Page
    Tuesday, June 30
    10 till Noon.    Ages 9-14

Learn to make a pop-up book & explore how your drawing moves in space.

  1. Come Fly with Me
    Tuesday, June 30
    10 till Noon. Ages 5-8

Create a collaged paper-stick puppet inspired by reading selections from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens. Use your puppet to enact select verses, and share your unique way of seeing birds and words.

  1.  Hawks and Owls
    Thursday, July 2
    10 till Noon. All Ages Event.

Come and see a presentation on birds of prey, featuring live birds. Learn about the role raptors play in the environment.


  1. Beautiful Books
    Tuesday, July 7
    10 till Noon. Ages 13-16

You will stitch your artist book and embellish it with collage.


  1. A Collage Puppet
    Tuesday, July 7
    10 till Noon. Ages 7-9

Taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky,” create a puppet, act out selections of the poem and explore the rich sounds of made-up words.


  1. Basket Weaving
    Thursday, July 9
    10 till Noon. Ages 8+

Learn to weave a pencil basket with a 4” round wooden base, using a variety of sizes and colors of reed. The completed basket will be approx. 7” tall


  1. Felt Pictures
    Tuesday, July 14 & Thursday, July 16
    10 till Noon. Ages 7+

How does a round pan with colored wool & hot water make a picture of summer? Come and find out for yourself. Felt a picture with a summer theme.


  1. Making and Decorating Clay Pots
    Tuesday, July 21 & Thursday, July 23
    10 till Noon.    Ages 6+

Fashion a decorative coil pot. Roll out clay coils, build them one on top of the other, smooth them carefully, and even paint them. Surprise! Your unique pot!


  1. Watercolor
    Tuesday, July 28 & Thursday, July 30
    10 till Noon.      Ages 7+

Combine drawing basics, and then use watercolor, acrylics, and oil pastels together. Full of great possibilities to explore and encourage creativity.

  1. Storytelling & Ice Cream Social
    10 till Noon.
    Tuesday, August 4 All Ages Event.

Listen to stories under the title, “The Librarian on the Roof and Other Heroes I Have Known.”   Afterwards, there is ice-cream for EVERYONE.


Remember the Reading Challenge! June 30 to August 4.

Get Reading Challenge Booklets at the Library.

Prize for every three books read.

Focus Groups

We absolutely want to know what you think!!  Join us for about an hour on one of the dates below and tell us what you like and don’t like about the library.

Sunday, June 28 at 4:00pm.

Please RSVP as seating is limited.


or call Dottie Cummings at 766-2768


Jan Langlois

      It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Jan Langlois, Board member and Treasurer for over 20 years; beloved by staff and Library patrons.  Thank you for all your service and sound advice.

Annual – Books & Blooms & Brunch Fundraiser Event


Books & Blooms 2011 006The recent Books, Blooms & Brunch event was a great success, in no small part due to the generous contributions of: Behn’s Best Perennials, The Berry Farm, Blue Plate Restaurant, George Samerjan, Ghent Playhouse, Hudson Valley Tai Chi, Ingrid Benson Klafehn, the Mac-Haydn Theatre, Pillars Steakhouse, Ponds & Beyond, Samascott’s, The Theater Barn, and, of course, the many wonderful people in our community who came together to make it all happen.

We also extend a warm thanks to everyone who attended. Your continued support is much appreciated.

Knitting with Sandy

Join Sandra Wooding and the rest of us as we knit, crochet, etc. to the tune of fun. Beginning knitting continued (by poplar demand).

Meeting Every Thursday, 10 till Noon.   In depth instruction on knitting a felted Hat. Please call or email to confirm.  Angora

Nook Books AHOY!

The library has two nooks (one black/white, one color) and a Kindle Paperwhite for your convenience. There is no access to the internet on these devices, but you can certainly enjoy the
books that are included.  We have added lots more ebooks, popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  Ask at the desk.