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News and Events
No Poetry on Tuesday, August 27th.
Annual Lawn Party Fundraiser
Saturday, August 31, 2019
1440 County Route 351 Rensselaerville
Tickets are $20 at the event. Please bring a dish to share.
Music by Joe Frisino and Emigleigh Tanner
August 27 – 6:30pm – Author Talk with Kirsten DeLeo Present Through The End: A Caring Companion’s Guide to Caring for the Dying Join author and former resident of R’ville Kirsten DeLeo for a special evening to celebrate her new book! Inspired by decades of experience caring for dying people and teaching, Kirsten will share stories and practical tools to help us be present even when we feel utterly helpless and respond to the dying person's needs and concerns.
This book goes on Sale August 27th stop in and pickup a signed copy!
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Stop in and get your card today!
September 21 – 2pm – Living Room Conversation
A Living Room Conversation is a simple way to heal divides. It is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences and identify areas of common ground and shared concerns.
This program is a follow up to the July American Creed program held at the Carey Institute. Whether you’ve seen the film or not, all are invited to join the conversation. Click on the button below for more information including the opportunity to view the film American Creed.
September 7th and 8th Discover the Hilltowns Farms and Artisan Tour- This is a self-guided driving tour of the Hilltowns where the Library will be a stop on Saturday from 10-2pm. To obtain more information and download a copy of the map visit http://www.hilltowns.org/discover-the-hilltowns-tour.html
We welcome Judy Crilley to our staff. Judy will be coordinating our youth programs. Be sure to check out calendar for upcoming programs
Summer Reading 2019
A Universe of Stories
June 15th through August 31
Go online register for the summer. This program is for the entire family.
Drop In StoryTime & Art Activity - Thursday at 10:30am
Drop In Family STEAM - Friday's at 3:30pm
A variety of activities will be available each week for kids to complete on their own in the activity room.
August Youth Schedule
STORY TIME: Many Moons by Remi Courgeon
Art Activity: Apollo 11 Moon Landing-Create the surface of the moon in a 3-D painting
FAMILY STEAM ACTIVITY: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Create the surface of the moon in a 3-D painting
Vincent Can’t Sleep: Vincent Paints The Night Sky by Barb Rosenstock
Art Activity: Starry Night Sky Paintings inspired by Van Gogh
FAMILY STEAM ACTIVITY: Art Activity: Paint Starry Night Paintings inspired by Van Gogh
August 27 - Please Note this is Tuesday
STORY TIME: Constellations by F S Kim Art Activity: Paint a mural- theme: night sky filled with constellations
FAMILY STEAM ACTIVITY: Art Activity: Paint a mural- theme: night sky filled with constellations
Thursday September 5 STORYTIME: My Footprints by Bao Phi, illustrated by Basia Tran (Author’s birthday: September 1)
Activity: Let’s Make Slime
Friday September 6 FAMILY STEAM PROGRAM: Launch our STEAM PROGRAM- get creative about science, artfully collage a THINK OUT OF THE BOX Bulletin Board!
Thursday September 12 STORYTIME: Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff Author’s birthday: September 4th
Activity make a batch of the best homemade playdough and create some dinosaurs! (National Play-Doh Day September 16)
Friday September 13 FAMILY STEAM PROGRAM-
Part 2: Get creative about science, artfully collage a THINK OUT OF THE BOX Bulletin Board
Thursday September 19 STORYTIME: Hooray! A piñata by Elisa Kleven Activity: Part 1- National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Let’s make a Paper-Mache Piñata
Friday September 20 FAMILY STEAM PROGRAM
Activity: Part 1- National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Let’s make a Paper-Mache Piñata
Thursday September 26 STORYTIME: Piñata Party by Susan Ring
Activity: Part 2- National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Let’s have a Piñata Party
Friday September 27 FAMILY STEAM PROGRAM Activity: Part 2- National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Let’s have a Piñata Party And a Pizza Party (National Cheese Pizza Day was September 5)
Let’s play “Hamilton the Musical” Trivia Games
Let’s celebrate: Alexander Hamilton appointment as US Secretary of Treasury-1789 Please let us know if you are planning to attend this program so we can make sure to have enough pizza.
Looking for Health Related Information? Schedule an appointment with Kim and she will walk you through how to find trusted information online.
For more information on each movie visit our movie page.
Did you know..
The Library has a new copier, printer, scanner, fax machine. This machine prints in color and accommodates paper up to 11x17.
You can now print from your own device including your phone. Staff can help you connect.
Scans are free.
Faxes are $1.00
Printing and Copy fees vary by paper size and color options.
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