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March 2023

A cozy nook
From the Manager

Hi, I’m Toby Tieger and I’m honored to be Red Hook Public Library’s interim manager. I was born and raised in Tivoli, and this community means a lot to me. I strongly believe in the importance of libraries and I’m really excited to be able to join you for the next few months. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!


Upcoming Programs

See our calendarscan below, or call us for more information on programs including dates, times, and registration. 
March Programs for Adults

Pillows with zippers!

The Seek Out is a place for movie lovers to gather to share the spectacle of cinema. For the first screening, watch Dog Day Afternoon, director Sidney Lumet's adaptation of a true story of a bank robbery gone awry, featuring Al Pacino as a bank robber caught between good intentions and life's consequences. Popcorn will be served, and no registration necessary. 

Hands On is a series of Saturday workshops for adults to try different projects & hobbies without investing in the supplies. In March, the leaders of Phoenix Handmade will be teaching participants how to use resin and dried flowers to make jewelry. Each participant can make one pair of earrings for themselves and other items finished will be for Phoenix Handmade’s sales to benefit the communities in Afghanistan where the students are from. 

The Cookbook Group will be exploring dishes that require limited washing up this month. Pick a recipe to cook from Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals by Melissa Clark and bring it to the meeting. Share food and ideas with other cooking enthusiasts.  

The Evening Book Group is reading The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine by Janice Nimura in March. 

All Abilities Adults, American Sign Language, Knitting, ESL for Adults and RHPL Games at the Senior Friendship Center continue in March.   

For more information or to register, email Renee at 


March Programs for Teens

RHPL’s Teen Takeover has combined forces with Red Hook Community Center’s teen programming to be Teen Time! Teens sixth grade and up have three opportunities every week to hang out with peers, cook and eat snacks, play video games or shoot some pool. Tuesdays & Fridays are at Red Hook Community Center and Sundays are at Red Hook Public Library. 

The All Abilities Teens group will be doing yoga this month and have a Crafternoon session to make more inventory for their upcoming Apple Blossom Day booth. Registration is required for these programs. 

Need some help with math? Wednesdays & Saturdays, there’s free drop-in tutoring for middle- and high-school math students. 

For more information or to register where required, email 

March Programs for
Kids and Families

Family Dumplings & Lantern Festival

Preschoolers! The library has some changes afoot to better meet families’ Storytime needs. There will now be two storytimes each week. Amy welcomes kids of all ages to all her preschool programs. The tried and true Wednesday Storytime with Amy will continue and will be pitched at children around 2 years old. In addition, the new Tuesday Storytime starts on March 14 and will be pitched at children 3-4 years old.  

Preschool Nature Walk will be moving to Fridays. Check RHPL’s calendar for specifics each week as we meet in different parks in the Red Hook area. 

All Abilities Kids Music and Movement is for kids who want to stretch, sing and dance with Stevie Knipe and Amy. While the program is designed for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it’s fun for all. Registration is required as space is limited.  

Homeschooling families looking to connect with others in the local area are meeting up later this month to share ideas & info. This is a chance for new-to-homeschooling parents to speak with experienced homeschoolers about what has worked for them.

Round out the month with Stuffie Takeover! That’s right the stuffies are taking over the library. Come for Pajama Storytime, make a blanket for your stuffie and tuck them in – maybe this time the stuffies will behave! Registration is required. 

LEGO Club, Minecraft Club, and Libratory all continue this month. 

For more information or to register where required, email 

New in the Collection

Do you dare?



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Library Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

RHPL Board of Trustees
6:30pm Thursday March 16th at RHPL
Check website for committee meetings and/or changes to general meetings.
Third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm
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