Write It Out!
5 pm Thursday, beginning February 2
We are offering this creative writing workshop for parents of children with special needs. The program will run on four Thursdays this month--February 2, 9, 16 & 23--and be led by writer and homeschooling mom Diana Rush.
She will lead exercises and writing prompts using writing as a means of sorting through the unique challenges and victories of parenting these special kids. This will be a safe space to share and explore our thoughts and feelings. No writing experience is necessary to participate.
Red Hook Makes @Red Hook High School
2:15 pm Friday, February 3
We invite students to join us in the HS library for some nifty after-school maker activities. This past month we got back into the swing of things by trying a few different projects: sketching with Osmo for the Ipad, DIY weaved paper bookmarks, and we even started an engrossing magazine bowl project we hope to continue at our next makerspace, along with DIY Jacob's ladders.
Join us after school at 2:15 Friday Feb. 3rd for our next session! We usually meet every other week and we try new things every time.
We would like to once again thank Red Hook High School Library for partnering with us to offer this fun makerspace series for teens.
Pushing The Limits: Survival
6 pm Friday, February 3
This session of Pushing The Limits: Survival will feature Clive Cussler's adventure novel Arctic Drift
This exciting novel is set in the Northwest Passage, Canada, and the northern U.S. amidst the ramifications of climate change.
The event will be facilitated by Bob Engasser, RH High School science teacher and avid Cussler fan. There will be a short video interview with the author, lively discussion, and chili with all the fixin's. Please join us!
Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries and made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 4
Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut, came up with the idea for Take Your Child to the Library Day and selected the first Saturday in February as the annual day of celebration. The idea gained popularity immediately, and librarians started planning special events, programs, and displays.
Come in, stop at the desk, and say hi. We can give you a tour and answer questions.
Tax Prep Help
10 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday, February 7 & April 11
Once again Red Hook Public Library will be hosting sessions with a specially trained counselor from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to help taxpayers file their returns.
Appointments will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on February 7th and April 11th at the library. The counselor will assist with paper or electronic filing. Sessions are 90 minutes, private, and free.
Space is limited so call the library at 845-758-3241 to reserve a spot. And let the library know if you cannot make a reserved appointment so that it may be given to another applicant.
Free Flow Fridays:
Music, Movement & Mindfulness
10:30 am Fridays, beginning February 10
This program offers family-oriented yoga, dance, music, and mindfulness. This free program is open to all, and is a joint effort of the library and Free Families Forward.
For information, call 845-758-3241
Shakespeare Discussion Group
11 am Friday, February 10
We will discuss Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew this month. One of Shakespeare's comedies about the rocky courtship of Petruchio and Katherina.
Tuesday Afternoon Book Group
2:30 pm February 14
To Kill A Mockingbird & Go Set A Watchman
by Harper Lee
Harper Lee's classic tale, set in depression era Maycomb, Alabama, following the lives of Scout, Jem, Atticus Finch, and Boo.
Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.
5 pm Tuesday, beginning February 14
Our Color Club is starting back up this month and continuing every second Tuesday of the month. The group is open to people of all ages who want to get their artistic mojo on and express themselves. It's a great time to socialize and relieve stress.
La Dolce Lingua
5 pm Thursday, beginning February 16
Our beginner's Italian classes are starting up again with our favorite native of Italia, Patrizia. This class fills fast, so please call to reserve a spot.
Bill Robinson's Wild World of Animals
6:30 pm Friday, February 17
59 Fisk Street
Owls and hawks and snakes, Oh My! Kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy this always popular event with Bill Robinson's Wild world of Animals at the new Red Hook Community Center.
We will be treated to an awe-inspiring up-close look at these amazing creatures. See an owl devour a mouse, a falcon fly just overhead, or even hold a six-foot long snake.
Learn how these animals make their way in the wild, some of them right here in the Hudson Valley. Come early to make a craft and get a good seat. No reservations necessary.
Monday Evening Book Group
6:45 pm February 20
(Please note the book group will meet even though the library will not be open during our regular hours.)
by Maris Reichardt
Library Closed: Presidents Day
Monday, February 20
4:30 pm Tuesday, February 21
Looking to beat the heat? Of course not. But maybe it’ll feel a little warmer if we all pretend that we are! Join us on the 21st for an indoor beach party to inject a little summer fun into our dreary winter.
Activities will include limbo, a hula hoop contest, indoor beach volleyball, and oceanic crafts. Refreshments will include a tropical fruit medley. Patrons are encouraged to wear floral shirts and flip-flops, and we will provide a lei to complete your look.
6:30 pm Friday, February 24
Movie Night: Interstellar (PG-13)
7484 S. Broadway
Disaster, famine, and drought are plaguing humanity in the 2014 film Interstellar.
Join the Red Hook Public Library and the Enchanted Cafe for a screening of the film to find out how NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) tackles these problems.
... And Don't Forget
10 am - 2 pm Saturdays
Have you got a tech question or problem? Need help with a new gadget? Let our teen techs Meaghan and Jacob assist you. No charge.
Schedule a time by calling the library at 845-758-3241
10 am - 4 pm Mondays
Get help in navigating the ins and outs of healthcare coverage. Secure your appointment with Lupe by calling 1-800-453-4666
La Tavola Rotunda
Italian Conversation Club
2 pm Mondays