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November 2019

All set for Monster Mash!

From The Director  

There is more to Halloween trick-or-treating than chocolate. This year the Red Hook Pop-Up Library gave away 372 books to eager young readers at the Red Hook’s Village Halloween. Program Coordinator, Amy, reports that kids at the event were more excited about books than candy!

Coming this month

Local History Luncheon with Lexi from The Home of FDR National Historic Site

Events for Adults in November

If you’re caring for a loved one with disabilities, consider coming to ProActive Caring Project Workshops in November. Designed by The Center on Aging and Disability Policy of Saint Mary’s College and led by a mom of a teen with disabilities, these workshops will help you brainstorm creative ways to handle the frustrations of being pulled in many directions. 

On the second Saturday of November, you can learn pencil and ink drawing of an autumnal still life with Renee at Hands On. Mid-month, take your lunch to the movies for the Brown Bag Matinee. We're showing the rom-com About Time

If you’ve always wanted to apply for a grant, learn from local expert Sarah Imboden at Worklife Today: Grant Writing, funded in part by a grant from Key Bank.

Sing along with Maggie Rothwell as she treats us to classic tunes from decades past. Thank you to the Ascienzo Family Foundation for funding this special program. 

Making Every Moment Count: Learn about hospice care and end-of-life planning from Sophia Kozlowski Sciacca of HV Hospice. 

Are you a Red Hook resident in need a ride to the polls on November 5th? Give us a call at 758-3241 to arrange one.
Events in November for Teens

Teens about to catapult pumpkins using a trebuchet they constructed with a bit of help from Paul and a couple of eager dads
On the first and third Tuesdays of the month, stop in for the Tweenage Book Club. It’s not your average book group - we don’t all read the same thing. Instead we write, draw, film, and narrate reviews for books we love.  The kids will create an app their peers can use to get recommendations on what to read (or listen to) next.

If science is your thing, there’s Libratory 2 on the third Tuesday of the month where Paul leads a group of (slightly) mad scientists engaged in (sometimes) crazy experiments. For art and math, join the gang at Engineering Art on Wednesdays to craft cool projects based on math principles with Alyssa.

On Fridays, there’s Teen Gaming in the Community Room when the library’s large-screen is devoted to gaming and the snacks flow freely.

Events in November for Kids and Families


November includes several special events for kids and families. While you’re out enjoying Red Hook Village’s Chocolate Festival, stop by the library’s Chocolate Gaming Arcade! Family fun on the front lawn with old-time arcade games reinvented for chocolates.  

When school is out at Mill Rd on November 15, the fun is in session at our Half-Day STEAM: Sci-fi where we’ll be doing crafts and activities about the limits of science and the fun of fiction. 

On the third Friday of the month, we’re having another PJ Story Time & Stuffie Sleepover. With stories read aloud at several age levels, there’s no reason to miss out on the fun. Come in your jammies and bring a stuffie who will sleep over at the library. When you pick up your stuffie the next morning, find out about their hijinks in a fun photo diary. (Stuffies who change their minds about sleeping over are ok too!) 

For preschoolers, the library offers several weekday story times in November. Each session is different and open to children of all ages. If your little ones need to walk around between stories or during them, that’s ok with us. On Saturdays don’t miss Family Storytime for those who miss out on the weekday fun. 

Finally, relax in the days after Thanksgiving with a Family Movie Night on Friday with the perennial favorite The Land Before Time. Then, support local Red Hook Community Businesses with your shopping dollars on Saturday while your children enjoy games and crafts at Kids’ Club at the library. Registration is required as space is limited, but this is open to kids ages 5 yrs+. 

New to the Collection 

Mia joins the RHPL collection

Meet Mia! Ready soon for circulation, Mia joins American Girl Doll Blaire in our Children’s Library.

In the Know

Your library card now gives you access to free online classes from Universal Class. With over 500 courses in over 30 subject areas, Universal Class uses interactive elements and methods. Choose from courses on art, music, technology, electronics, homeschooling, writing, and more.  What do you want to learn next? Check it out here.

All library programs are free and open to the public and take place at the library unless otherwise noted.

October Snapshot
Happy days in the Children's Library. 


Library Contacts

Library Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

RHPL Board of Trustees
Third Thursday of each month at 7 pm
7 pm Thurs, November 21, 2019
All meetings are open to the public.
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