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ADULT PROGRAMS – NOVEMBER 2017
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY – Wed., Nov. 1 at 6:15 p.m.
Photographers of all ages, skill levels and experience are welcome at the monthly meetings. Learn new techniques and share your knowledge.
TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30 at 6 p.m.
Bring your device or laptop for one-on-one help. Learn how to borrow e-books and/or how to use your device more effectively.
BLOCK PRINTING: DECORATE A TOTE BAG OR TABLE RUNNER
Thurs., Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. R
Learn beginner hand-printing techniques to decorate fabric. Step by step instructions are given for decorating an autumn table runner or tote bag with festive designs including leaves. Fabric tote bag or table runner and art supplies provided. Wear a smock or something old since fabric paint will be used and may get on your clothing.
Sat., Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. Main Library
Sat., Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. Town Branch
Join other adults who enjoy this relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets and markers provided
SATURDAY MATINEE AT THE LIBRARY – WARCRAFT – Sat., Nov.4 at 2:15 p.m.
In celebration of the American Library Association Gaming Week, join us for a free showing of “Warcraft” starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster & Dominic Cooper. Rated PG-13.
LE CERCLE DE LECTURE – Sun., Nov. 5 at 1:15 p.m.
French (language) Book Club; beginners level. Enjoy a lively discussion of books written in French with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection
HUDSON VALLEY FRANCOPHONE CONNECTION – Sun., Nov. 5 at 2:15 p.m.
Join French speaking and French language, culture and art lovers at the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection. This group meets the first Sunday of every month to support the existing French community by organizing a variety of cultural events.
VETERANS ART SHOW RECEPTION – Sun., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
Meet the veterans whose work is on display in the lobby of the library from Nov. 4 – 30. Enjoy their creative works and show your appreciation to those who served in the Armed Forces.
AUTHOR TALK ON THE CREW AND BATTLES OF THE USS HAYNSWORTH
Sun., Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.
Author Martin Irons talks about his book, “Phalanx Against the Divine Wind: Protecting the Fast Carrier Task Force During World War 2.” The program is offered in conjunction with the Library’s Veterans Art Show Reception. Irons’ book chronicles the crew and the battles of the destroyer USS Haynsworth DD 700, the first ship struck during a series of kamikaze raids off Okinawa. Eventually 218 American ships would be struck, 36 ships were sunk, and nearly 5,000 sailors perished. Assigned to that ship were John McAllister of Renwick Street in Newburgh and Ernie Satterly of Meadowbrook, NY.
INTRO TO WEB DEVELOPMENT – Tues., Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 6 p.m. R
NANOWRIMO – COME WRITE IN
Tues., Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.
Space is provided for writers to work and/or share, especially those participating in National Novel Writing Month. Coffee/tea and outlets provided.
HISTORY OF THE NEWBURGH TROLLEY – Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. R
Ray Kelly of the O&W Railway Historical Society will take you on a virtual ride on the trolley between Newburgh and Walden, using photos taken between 1886 and 1925, as well as photos of the present.
ONE-ON-ONE CAREER HELP
Sat., Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. and Tues., Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.
Sign up for a one-on-one career coaching session and get help writing resumes and cover letters, exploring career options, applying for jobs online, preparing for interviews, or learning how to use LinkedIn. Participants determine the focus of the session based on their job search needs. Each session lasts one hour, and is conducted by Gregg Knowles, Career Consultant/Resume Writer. Call 845-325-9240 for an appointment.
Newburgh Suffragettes! Bike Parade & Community Convening – Sat., Nov. 11
This program commemorates the 1895 Suffragette Convention in Newburgh, which took place at the Palatine Hotel now the site of the Newburgh Free Library. The convention marked a transition in leadership and continued the momentum for women obtaining the right to vote until Nov. 6, 1917.
This multi-part project includes a Bike Parade at 1 p.m. Whether you’re a biker, dog walker, or skater, wear all white and ride down Broadway from the Court House to City Hall.
At 2 p.m. the “Community Convening” at the Library features a panel of experts who will discuss the history of the suffragette movement, the role of black suffragettes, and what it means for civic engagement today. The audience will break into circles to explore themes of solidarity, trust, and action. For information, contact NBSuffragettes@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by Humanities New York and the New York State Museum. Sponsors include the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library and Fullerton Mansion Center for Arts and Culture
SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSION – Wed., Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
Join Dr. Jess Gerson for a lively discussion of “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes.
HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR – Sat., Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. and Sun., Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library. Here is your chance to scoop up great buys on gently used books including bestsellers, art and coffee table books that are great for gift giving. Library tote bags will also be for sale. Book prices generally range from $3 – $10. Proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit the Library.
DIY MAKE AND TAKE: “BE THANKFUL” MASON JAR
Sat., Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. – Town Branch R
Mason jar decor is perfect for Thanksgiving decorating this fall.
All supplies provided.
SONNY & PERLEY CONCERT|THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK|CABARET|BOSSA NOVA Sun., Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.
Husband and wife duo Sonny & Perley presents a concert that introduces music drawn from the Great American Songbook (The Golden Age of Popular Song – 1920’s through 1950’s), the Great American Songbook: Post Golden Age (Music from the 1960’s through 1980’s), International Cabaret, and Bossa Nova.
TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION
Tues., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. – Town Branch
Join librarian Patty Sussmann for a lively discussion of “The Good Luck of Right Now,” by Matthew Quick. Books are available for check out at the Town Branch.
BOOKS & BREWS AT 2 ALICES COFFE LOUNGE
Thurs., Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
This program is open to anyone looking for a great book discussion. Join librarian, Heather Gorman, for discussion of “Dietland,” by Sarai Walker. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Town Branch. Please call 845-563-3632 for details. 2Alices is located at 117 Broadway in Newburgh.
HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
Monthly meeting and sharing of poetry with the Hudson River Poets. Listen to local poets or bring a poem to share.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Sometimes photos may be taken in the library and at library programs and events.
If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please avoid the camera or tell the photographer.
Otherwise, your participation at this library implies consent to be photographed.
For more information on programs for adults, call the Newburgh Free Library,
845-563-3619 or 845-563-3545.