September Programs for Adults:
The Antiracism Discussion Group continues via Zoom on the 2nd Thursday evening of September. Educate yourself, discuss responsibility, and explore meaningful paths towards change in yourself and our community. Contact Amy@redhooklibrary.org for the link.
Artist Mira Fink teaches two workshops on using art for stress relief, part of the Worklife Today series sponsored by KeyBank. These workshops will introduce participants to relaxing creative exercises including painting with watercolors and doodling with technical markers. These are in person classes at the Rec Park Pavilion. Call or visit the website calendar to sign up.
This month the Afternoon Book Club is reading Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker, while the Evening Book Group is reading Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe. The Afternoon Book Group meets via Zoom. The Evening Book Group meets in person outside if the weather is nice. Call for details.
The Local History Luncheon series, supported by the Ascienzo Family Foundation, resumes this month on the 30th with guest speaker Bill Jeffway, Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society. This program will take place outside at the Rec Park with masks and social distancing. Take-home bag lunches will be distributed after the talk. Call to register.
Finally, Spanish with Carmen is back for a second semester. Continuing and new advanced beginners are welcomed to join this Zoom class. Register by emailing Renee at email@example.com.
September Programs for Teens:
The All Abilities Teens group is still rocking out every other Saturday with Amy. This fun program brings teens with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities together for music, singing, dancing, and friendship. Contact Amy@redhooklibrary.org for the link.
September Programs for Kids and Familes:
Introducing Nature Walks for Big Kids and Little Kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Amy. Explore paths at the Rec Park and Poet’s Walk and see what you can find.
Join the new Non-Binary Kids & Their Families group for social connection and mutual support. The debut meeting will be via Zoom. Contact Amy@redhooklibrary.org to sign up.
Virtual Hardscrabble includes a full day of activities for all ages. Check out arts and crafts classes, music, and local history. Then get out and about along the path of the Reverse Parade. See displays including a tent tower by the Boy Scouts, a military encampment by the VFW, RHPL All Abilities Families’ homage to rock and roll, East Gate Motors’ antique cars, RHCC’s bike display, Historic Red Hook at the Elmendorph, and the library’s own big butterfly. You drive around, the floats stay still! Check out our website or call for the map, coming soon.
Keep your eye on the calendar for weekly Zoom science projects with Bard Intern, Yuval.