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

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PROGRAMS

Preschoolers, School-Age, Teens

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Winter 2017 Newsletter – click here
To receive the quarterly library newsletter and/or our monthly eNewsletter, send your email address to nflprogram@rcls.org or call the newsletter editor at 845-563-3619.

Winter 2017 Computer Classes – click here
Registration for upcoming computer classes starts Feb. 15, 2017. Classes begin March 1.

Events are held at the Main Branch, 124 Grand St., unless otherwise noted.

R indicates that registration is suggested. To register, click here.

 

Both the Main Library and the Town Branch will be closed on Mon., Feb. 20
for President’s Day.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

photographer-698908_960_720CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY –
Wed., Feb. 1 at 6:15 p.m.
This friendly club meets monthly and is open to photographers of all ages, skill levels and experience. Learn new techniques and share your knowledge. Showcase your work at the Photography Exhibit planned for March 2017.


ADULT COLORING CLUB
MAIN LIBRARY – Sat., Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. / TOWN BRANCH – Sat., January 25 at 2 p.m.
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers provided.

french-club-logo1LE CERCLE DE LECTURE – Sun., Feb. 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., Feb. 5 at 2:15 p.m.

The theme of this month’s meeting is CHANDELEUR and there will be a presentation on the upcoming French elections in May. The Francophone Connection is meeting at Newburgh Mercantile after the book discussions. 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.

KNIT & STITCH – Tues., Feb. 7 and 21 t 6 p.m. Town Branch.
Bring your knitting, crochet, and any stitch style you love. Open to all. Children 10 + welcome with a parent or guardian.

FAMILY BOARD GAMES – Friday, Thurs., Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Town Branch

Don’t be bored – All ages can enjoy fun board games.

 

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CRAFT AND COCOA – Sat., Feb. 11 at 12 noon R

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than at a “Craft and Cocoa” program. You can make and take home a paper garland perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special event such as a wedding or a bridal/baby shower. This super cute garland can be made of triangles or hearts, hand-punched from old books. All materials provided.

SATURDAY MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY –  Sat., Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Based on a true story, the film “Queen of Katwe” looks at the life of young Uganda girl whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. Rated PG-13.

southside with-you-1MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – Mon., Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The movie “Southside with You” will be presented. This film dramatizes the fateful first date of former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Rated PG-13.

COMPUTER CLASS REGISTRATION – Wed., Feb. 15 R
Registration begins on Feb. 15 for adult computer classes, classes begin March 1. These classes cover Word, Excel, Internet basics and other programs. To register, go to “Calendar of Events” at www.newburghlibrary.org or call (845) 563-3625 or (845) 563-3618.

yogaARMCHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS – Wed., Feb. 15 at 1 p.m
Learn how to stretch, relax and become more flexible in this class for those age 60 and older. Registration is suggested.

To register, go to www.newburghlibrary.org or call (845) 563-3619. Registration suggested.

RESCHEDULED: NEW DATE!
MOTOWN AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT –  Thurs.
, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. motown1
Pop historian Tom Ingrassia uses film and music clips to trace the interconnections between the escalating popularity of Motown and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Ingrassia will take you back to a turbulent time in American history-an era when things were changing and the Music of Motown reigned supreme. The impact of Motown reached deep into the social fabric of American society, bringing people from all walks of life together in ways never before seen.

TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring your device for one-on-one help, or try out one owned by the library. Learn how to download and borrow e-books; protect yourself from malware, and/or just learn how to use your device more effectively. Tablets and laptops are welcome.

books-brews-logo-no-datesBOOKS AND BREWS – Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet at 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway. Aimed at 20 to 30-something, this book discussion club group will be reading “The Hopefuls” by Jennifer Close. 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. The discussion will be led by 30-something librarian Heather Gorman.

 

BLACK PIONEERS OF NEWBURGH -Sat., Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. R
The 2nd annual Black Pioneers of Newburgh will be held at the Newburgh Free Library on Sat., Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will recognize those who have reached a pinnacle of achievement in their professional and personal endeavors, and honor their accomplishments. The event will include a Caribbean style lunch, keynote speaker and entertainment. The program is sponsored by MVP Health Care in collaboration with the City of Newburgh Human Rights Commission and local businesses. Pre-registration is required.

Philip Howard is the keynote speaker and the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy dancers will perform. Honorees include: Larry Arnold, Clarence Cooper, Arreda Cotten, Anthony Grice Jr., Robert Moody, Tashae Smith, Sadie Tallie and Kevin White.

For more information and to purchase a ticket and/or pre-register, call 845-565-7472

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR AARP INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE  R
Trained tax volunteers from AARP will assist seniors and other eligible persons with their taxes in the Newburgh Free Library’s eLearning Center (124 Grand St.) on Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 7. You must make an appointment for tax assistance. To register, please call 211; or call 1-800-899-1479  to connect to 211. Bring identity documents and social security or Medicare card, last year’s tax return, and any tax-related documents.

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLORS – Wed., Feb. 22 at 7 p.mRwatercolor
Learn the basics of watercolors with volunteer artist Beth Tango. Please bring a tube of watercolor or watercolor kit with brush (child’s version is fine) plus a water container. A watercolor demonstration is included. The class is limited to 15, and registration is required. To register, go to “Calendar of Events” at www.newburghlibrary.org or call (845) 563-3625 or (845) 563-3618.

TEEN VIOLENCE AND DATING: WORKSHOP AND FILM – Thurs., Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Safe Homes will offer a free workshop designed to reduce abusive relationships among young people. The film “Escalation” will be shown, followed by a discussion. This powerful film gives a look at teen violence and dating as it follows the ultimately tragic relationship of a college-age couple.

HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Feb. 23 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. Hayden Wayne 917-991-1552.

great-books-logoGREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP
 – Fri., Feb. 24 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. For more information and to register, call (845)563-3629.


DIY MAKE AND TAKE: BOOK PAGE COLLAGE – TOWN BRANCHcollage1

Sat., Feb. 25  at 11 a.m.
Come learn how to turn an old book into art! Sky’s the limit. Collage is “art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.” Come see what you can make. 

 

JAZZ VOCALIST SHIRLEY CRABBE
Sun., Feb. 26 from 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

This program will include songs from Shirley’s CD “Home” as well as some newer selections from her upcoming release “Bridges.” The set will also feature songs made famous by Abby Lincoln, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Ethel Waters and others. offered in celebration of Black History Month.

TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION – Tues., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Town Branch. Join librarian Patty Sussmann for a lively discussion of “Girl Waits with a Gun” by Amy Stewart. Books will be available at the Town branch Circulation desk 4 weeks before the discussion date.

 
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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.