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Main Library:
Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun.: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Events are held at the Main Branch, 124 Grand St., unless otherwise noted.
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ULT PROGRAMS – OCTOBER 2017

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LE CERCLE DE LECTURE – Sun., Oct. 1 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., Oct. 1 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.

 

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NANOWRIMO RALLY – Tue., Oct 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Writers of all ages can learn how to write a novel in a month for the “NaNoWriMo Event” (National Novel Writing Month) during November. Young writers–under 17–can set their own writing goals to supercharge their storytelling as well.
6:30-7:30 – Instruction
7:30-8:30 – Open writing session
Light refreshments will be served.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET I
Wed., Oct. 4 at 12 p.m.
Learn to navigate the World Wide Web.Prerequisite: those without keyboard and/or mouse skills must first take the Introduction to Computers class.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY – Wed., Oct. 4 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.

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MERENGUE – Wed., Oct 11 at 7 p.m.  R
BACHATA – Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.  R
While salsa is sweeping across the globe, there is no better place to learn it than at your own library. These classes will start with exercises to get you moving comfortably and confidently to Latin rhythms, transitioning into fundamental footwork. Taught by DJ Rene Campos.

TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 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.

ADULT COLORING
Sat., Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. Main Library
Sat., Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. Town Branch
Join other adults who enjoy this relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets and markers provided

Find-a-Job-KeyONE-ON-ONE CAREER HELP – Tue., Oct. 10  and Oct. 24 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.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET, PART II – Wed., Oct. 11 at 12 p.m.    R
Build upon the basics learned in Introduction to the Internet, Part I

INTRODUCTION TO MS EXCEL 2016 – Wed., Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.   R
Learn how to use and design spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel; includes basic formulas and how to insert a chart. Proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is required.
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA – Thurs., Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.
Introduction to Facebook, tumblr, twitter, Instagram and Pinterest

 

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Funded by IBM as a research project long before the advent of the internet, the “game” was designed to guide viewers to recognize the styles of Impressionist painters by combining systematic game rules with skillfully written responses to user “guesses.” Presented by Jim Hoekema, a Newburgh resident of nearly 20 years, who led the Art Game project at the Eames office 40 years ago.

 

The Beguiled
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY –  Mon., Oct 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of “The Beguiled” (Rated R – no children admitted) starring Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

COMPUTER/INTERNET PRACTICE SESSION – Wed., Oct. 18 at 12 p.m.
For those who are taking one of our classes: you will have the opportunity to practice keyboard and mouse skills, navigate the Internet, and become familiar with computers.

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016 – Wed., Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.   R
Learn more about creating and manipulating spreadsheets. Includes more advanced functions and formulas. Introduction to Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite.

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SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSION – Wed., Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Join Dr  Jess Gerson for a lively discussion of “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth.

 

 

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BOOKS & BREWS AT 2 ALICES COFFEE LOUNGE
Thurs., Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
This program is open to anyone looking for a great book discussion. Join librarian, Heather Gorman, for discussion of “The Girls” by Emma Cline. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch Please call 845-563-3632 for details.

 

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DIY MAKE AND TAKE: BOOK PUMPKIN
Sat., Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.  Town Branch    R

Learn to make a cute decorative pumpkin out of an old book.
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FALL HIKES FOR ALL AGES: GREAT LOCAL HIKES PLUS SAFETY TIPS
Mon., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.   R

Don Weise of the NY/NJ Trail Conference will talk about great fall hikes in our area and share some safety tips for all hikers. Don is an author, hike leader, environmental advocate and Trail Conference Life Member. His latest book, “Circuit Hikes in Harriman,” is published by the NY/NJ Trail Conference. Don seeks to help people of all ages make lasting connections with nature through the trails.

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TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION
Tues., Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.  Town Branch
Join librarian Patty Sussman for a lively discussion of “All Things Cease to Appear” by Elizabeth Brundage.

 

INTRO TO MICROSOFT WORD 2016 – Wed., Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.   R
Learn how to begin using the most popular word processing program through this hands-on class. Proficiency with a mouse and keyboard is required.

THEREMIN GHOSTS – Wed., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Orange County Poet Laureate Robert Milby and performance artist Carl Welden read and perform gothic ghost poems set in the Hudson Valley.

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL – Thurs., Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.  R
Learn the basics of creating and using e-mail.
Prerequisite: basic mouse, keyboard, and computer skills are a MUST!*

HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Oct. 26 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.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP – Fri., Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Our Great Books Discussion Group focuses on carefully selected readings and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the foundation. New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting. This month’s selection is “Major Barbara” by George Bernard Shaw.  For more information and to register, call 845-563-3629.

newburgh-shipyardHISTORIC IMAGES OF OLD NEWBURGH – Sat., Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Please join us for a digital presentation of photographs, documents, and postcards of historic Newburgh dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Among the images we will be showing are class photos of the children of the Grand street school, graduating students of Newburgh Academy, Newburgh’s baseball team and fire departments, ship builders and other workers, early documents from the Newburgh Glebe dating as far back as the late 1700’s, and much more.

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CHRIS PARKER QUARTET – JAZZ CONCERT – Sun., Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.
Chris Parker is a multifaceted performer and composer who has written for everything from small jazz groups and chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestra. With a long list of original works, offers a diverse, lineup of Latin, funk and straight-ahead jazz. The Chris Parker Quartet, features Rob Thomas on violin, Tony Marino on bass and Marko Marcinko on drums.

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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.