Beekeeper Katie Gibbons visits Farm Lab at Hardeman Orchards
From The Director
The library was buzzing with youthful energy in July. Participants in Surrounded by Science did everything from petting honey bees to building cars for watermelons. They constructed working muscles with balloons, made ice cream, analyzed the physics of video game fights, and performed cupcake dissections. We’d like to send out a huge thank you to all the community members that gave the kids and teens their time and attention: John Hardeman of Hardeman Orchards; Jane Keller from Jane’s Ice Cream; Anne Odoherty from Annabelle’s Village Bake Shop, Theresa Burke, Highway Superintendent for Red Hook; Bob Braunlich of SunCommon, Don Triebel of Triebel’s Garage; Dr. Rupal Parikh of Rhinebeck Pediatric Associates; Elizabeth Halpern of Modern Print Craft; and Tom Clare and Kelz Kirker of The MMA Collective in Red Hook.
Coming this month
Programs for Adults
Musician Debbie Fisher's Sunshine Bus at July's Music on the Porch
August is a time to slow down and enjoy the fruits of summer. But when you’re ready to cool off with good company, there are things to do at the library. Drop in at Solar Energy 101 where SunCommon will explain how the new Red Hook solar array can benefit your household. All Abilities Adults will have some summery fun with egg drop challenges and solar bug robots. Adults are also invited to August’s Brown Bag Matinee. This month features the 2018 version of A Star is Born.
For those who enjoy talking about what they read there are three options this month. There are two sessions of our genre series - Guilty Reads: Romance, and Guilty Reads: Graphic Novels. The regular Afternoon Book Group is reading Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker.The Evening Book Group is on holiday in August.
Lastly, don’t miss the third and final Music on the Porch concert of 2019. This month we will be treated to performances by Carole White, Dennis Douglas, Pete Santora, and Steve Beer. Once again our local VFW will be grilling up a delicious dinner. One thing is for sure - it just has to be cooler outside than it was at July’s concert!
Events for Kids and Families
Explaining newly acquired skills at Discovery Day
All library programs are free and open to the public and take place at the library unless otherwise noted.
Experimenting at Crash Lab
The MMA Collective addresses the difference between video games and reality
Pediatrician Dr. Rupal Parikh visits Solar Lab
Making friends at Hardeman Orchards