Strategic Planning

We need you! The Library is planning for its future.  YOUR input is important!

This 9 question survey (click on link below) will take only a few minutes to complete.

Thank You for helping us to make our little Library the best possible for our patrons.

Survey deadline is December 1.

Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge – Holiday Decorating

December 4, Friday 10:00 – noon

Homemade Holiday Decorating with Dale Saylor & Joe Williamson.

Invited back after their resounding success last Spring, these interior decorators are full of ideas that you can do yourself.

This event will take place off-site at their Valatie studio.  Call for directions.

Event is full.

Snow date Wednesday 12/ 9

Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge – Holiday Desserts by Maria

December 8, Tuesday 10:00 – noon

Healthier (but still Yummy) Holiday Deserts with Maria Cosenza, a descendant of Sicilian Chefs.  This will be primarily a demonstration, so all attendees need is a pen and pencil. Maria will show us how to cook Biancomangiare and Limoncello Whipped Cream.  What we make will be served after the demonstration.

This workhop takes place at the Malden Bridge Community Center.

Class size is limited.

Snow date 12/17 Thursday.

Literature & the Arts – Sheri Bauer-Mayorga’s Holiday Celebration

December 13 – Sunday 3:00 pm

The children of the Good Globe Singing School, led by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga will lead a Community Sing.  Singers will share and teach songs of traditional & classical repertoire along with carols and rounds which celebrate the sacred holidays.

Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge” – Make a Tie-dye Silk Scarf

Jan 8            Friday                   10am

Susannah White leads participants in using plants for color.  Add some color to you winter landscape as we find all the excitement of a winter sunrise using plant dyes.  Dye and take home your own silk scarf made using shibori dye techniques.

snow date Jan 11 Monday


Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge” – TED Talks

Jan 15        Friday            10 am

The Creative Process

snow date Jan 21 Thursday

Enriching Life & Increasing Knowledge – Oil Painting

Jan. 22        Friday      10am – 1pm

Robin Guthridge often paints the beautiful landscapes of the area.  She is a native of Columbia County and holds a BFA.

Learn to express yourself with oil paint.  Explore and improve on techniques including color, composition, brushwork and paint application, glazing and more.  Both still life and landscape will be discussed and demonstrated.

Class limit of 6 persons.


So You Want To Learn To Quilt…

January 24 – Sunday 3:00 pm

Welcome to Barbara LaGrave!

She will discuss the why and how of making a quilt.  The why – especially in this age of great availability of overseas mass produced quilts for far less money.  The how – all of  the decisions that go into how to make a quilt.  Then how to “quilt” it.  She will lead us through the process of designing and creating quilts.

This lecture/demonstration is for adults & young people who are beginning quilters, non-quilters, or those just plain curious about making quilts.  It is designed to be interactive, with questions and answers and some color work with quilt patterns.

Jan Langlois Memorial – This program is dedicated to the memory of Janet Langlois, Trustee for many years and a charity quilter extraordinaire.