Going Shopping? Why not buy a little extra? All Abilities Teens are doing a food drive for the Red Hook Responds food bank this month. Bring your donations to the library’s main floor by June 18 or contact Amy@redhooklibrary.org
. The food bank has asked us to encourage people to donate the following items: diapers of all sizes, toiletries & personal care items, cereal, jars of tomato sauce, peanut butter, jelly & snacks.
June Programs for Adults
All Abilities Art
Art Outside is an hour of art and creativity in person outside of St. Margaret’s on Thursdays. Make some nature inspired art by using different mediums. Open to teens and adults. Email Renee at email@example.com to register.
Try your hand at sewing a summer tote bag. In collaboration with several local libraries, we will be hosting a series of sewing classes on Saturdays in June at St. Paul’s Parish Hall. Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours! The project requires ⅔ yard of cotton home decor fabric. Unsure what that is? Have questions or want to register? Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org
This month the Afternoon Book Group will discuss Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawkin. The Evening Book Group will discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Both will meet in the Children’s Garden outside the library, with masks and distancing, weather permitting. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Antiracism Discussion Group meets monthly on the second Thursday to talk about how to apply what we’ve been reading and thinking about in our lives and communities. There’s no set reading list as this is a discussion and accountability group. New perspectives are always welcome. Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org for more information.
All Abilities Adults will be outdoors in the garden at the library on Fridays in June. Come for an hour of DIY fun and socializing for adults with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities. Registration is required as space is limited. Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org
Meet on Zoom for Spanish conversation practice. From June through August we meet informally on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for conversational Spanish. For advanced beginners - open to previous participants in Carmen’s Spanish class and new members. Email Renee at email@example.com to register.
June Programs for Teens
Karate in the Garden!
Does your teen have a lot of opinions? A steering committee of teens is deciding how they want to spend the supplies budget for their summer programs. Think your teen wants in? Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org for more information.
All Abilities Teens will be learning ukulele with Erin Hobbes in the Garden at the Library on Saturdays. The library supplies all ukuleles and capos that clip to the instrument to make the chord so you only need to strum! Spaces & ukuleles are limited! To register email Amy@redhooklibrary.org
Libratory 2 continues with science experiments, engineering projects, and other STEM activities for youth ages 11+. This month we will meet in the Children’s Learning Garden with masks. We cover subjects in chemistry, biology, physics, and more. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and for more information.
June Programs for Kids and Families
Preschoolers & friends meet us in the Children’s Garden at the library for Bilingual Storytime with Yadira, and Stay & Play on Tuesdays starting at 10 and on Wednesdays at 10 for Storytime with Amy. Meet friends you’ve only “met” on Zoom for stories, songs & fun.
Petit Picasso is back! Amy has really missed painting with everyone, so meet her at St. Margaret’s for outdoor painting on Thursdays at 11:30 in June. We paint with non-toxic, washable tempera paints, but it’s best to come dressed for a mess. For programs at St. Margaret's, parking must be in the far southeastern corner of the lot.
A group of kids and their families that celebrate gender as a spectrum, The Gender Adventurers are meeting in person at the end of the month. Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org for more information.