Pushing The Limits: Connection
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
6 pm Friday, March 3
We present the third in our Pushing the Limits series of STEM-related public discussions. The program will focus on Connections, especially its depiction in Erik Larson's book Thunderstruck
This suspenseful non-fiction myst
ery tells the story of how the world’s first wireless radio system, largely credited to Guglielmo Marconi, influenced the investigation of Britain’s second most famous murder, just after the turn of the century.
Discussion will be facilitated by WKZE Radio’s Phil McDougall. A short videotaped interview with the author will also be shown. In honor of Marconi we will be serving macaroni, along with beverages, and dessert.
Several copies of the book are available for loan at the library. The event is free with registration required
Shakespeare Discussion Group
11 am Friday, March 10
This month's discussion will be on Henry VI, Part 1
, the first of Shakespeare's three-part series of plays about Henry VI, the underage boy who was king of England.
The play depicts the collapse of England's role in France, as English nobles fight each other instead of the French and as Joan la Pucelle (Joan of Arc) brings military strength to the French army.
Half-day steaM Camp
1 pm Friday, March 10
Kids off from school for the scheduled Superintendent’s Day will be immersed in the fun side of math.
There will be no worksheets or word problems. Kids will play games and try activities that use math principles in creative ways.
The event will consist of two parallel programs serving kids in grades K-2 and 3-5 separately. Activities will include tangram puzzles, probability games, and more.
Part of the library’s ongoing STEAM programming track, this program is free and open to the public.
Registration is required as space is limited.
A Spring Migration Workshop
11 am Saturday, March 11
Why Did the Salamander Cross the Road? Find that out, as well as how you can help at this March 11th program.
Forests and wetlands in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed recharge ground water, protect streams, and absorb carbon. They also provide critical habitats to a group of amphibians of conservation concern.
Each spring frogs and salamanders travel long distances from their forest habitats to breed in small wetlands, called woodland pools. Unfortunately their migration paths often cross roads, leading to injury and mortality. You can help!
Join us for this training session facilitated by Isaac Yelchin, a Bard College biology student.
Tuesday Afternoon Book Group
2:30 pm March 14
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
Imagine you could live again and again, until you got it right? That is the premise behind Kate Atkinson's popular novel.
5 pm Tuesday, March 14
Our Color Club with Susan meets 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 creatively. It's a great time to socialize and relieve stress. More fun than a new box of crayons!
Spring Into Irish
5 pm Tuesdays, beginning March 14
RHLP presents a four week series exploring Irish language, culture, and history. The course will explore Ireland's linguistic evolution and provide an introduction to Irish conversation.
This fun, no-pressure series is taught by Steve Lowry, current Irish Language Instructor for Bard College's Irish Studies program. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Lifelong learning has never been this much fun!
This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling 845-758-3241
Microgreens for St. Paddy's Day
5:30 pm Friday, March 17
Microgreens are tiny edible plants with mighty nutritional impact. They are grown from vegetable and herb seeds, and harvested while still smaller than baby greens but larger than spouts.
6:45 pm March 20
Superfoods Collective will present a workshop on growing these bundles of nutrition on Friday, March 17th. Participants will receive kits, plant their first seeds in class, and learn everything they need to know to be successful with growing indoor microgreens at home.
There will be recipes and salad to share as well.
This special indoor gardening workshop is suitable for teens through adults. Space is limited and registration is required.
Motion Madness Physics Camp
4:30 pm March 20 - 24
Grades 3 - 5
Physics rules at RHPL. Do you know a 3rd through 5th grader who can't sit still? Consider our week-long Motion Madness Camp.
We'll learn about how things go and have fun doing it. Taught by the grooviest Bard College Center for Civic Engagement Science Fellow, Moving Mike.
This program is free but requires registration
by calling 845-758-3241.
Monday Evening Book Group
by Martha Hall Kelly
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939--and then sets its sights on France.
Women's History Month Story Slam
7 pm Friday, March 24
Taste Budd's Caf
40 W. Market St.
Celebrate Herstory! Join us at Taste Budd's for this free event in honor of Women's History Month.
This is the second annual Women’s History Story Slam, a collaboration between Red Hook Public Library and Taste Budd's Café.
A talented lineup of women writers will read from their works encompassing a wide variety of subjects and genres such as fiction, essays, and poetry.
Please call the library with any questions at 845-578-3241.
Know Early Signs of Alzheimer's
4:30 pm Monday, March 27
Early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s empowers patients and their families to make the best decisions regarding their future care.
The Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters.” It is the first installment of a three-part series on Alzheimer's taking place at the library this spring. Subsequent programs will be "Dementia Communications Strategies" and "Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors."
This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required
by calling the library at 518-758-3241.
Movie Night: Avatar (PG-13)
6:30 pm Friday, March 31
7484 S. Broadway
James Cameron's 2009 film about a paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, who becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
... And Don't Forget
La Dolce Lingua
5 pm Thursdays
Our beginner to intermediate Italian language instruction with Patrizia.
Free Flow Fridays
Music, Movement & Mindfulness
10:30 am Fridays
This program is for all who want to get in touch with their inner child or children of any age. Each week has a new and fun theme, maybe it's bubbles, animal noises, or Garden activities.
Spontaneity and self-expression is encouraged. Samantha, from Free Families Forward, leads the group with energy and compassion. Come live in the moment and try something new! Imagination wanted.
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