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AARP TAX ASSISTANCE – Tues., April 4, 11 – 9:30 AM- 4 PM
Trained tax volunteers from AARP will assist seniors and other eligible persons with their taxes. You must make an appointment to reserve your spot. To register, please call 211; or call 1-800-899-1479 or 1-914-933-3700 to connect to 211. Bring identity documents and social security or Medicare card, last year’s tax return, and any tax-related documents. R
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY – Monday, April 3 – 6:15 PM
Featured film: PATRIOTS DAY – The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath. Rated R: no children.
LET’S TALK DEMENTIA: THE 10 SIGNS – Tuesday, April 4 (English) and April 18 (Spanish) 7 PM Information about memory loss versus normal aging, the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and how dementia affects diverse communities. The program will cover what resources there are available to help as well as what we know, drawing on current research that we can do now to improve and maintain our overall health.
TECH SUPPORT – Thursday, April 6 and April 20 – 3 PM
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. Along with your device, be sure you have your password, library card and pin number.
SATURDAY MATINEE – Saturday, April 8 – 2:15 PM
Featured film: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM – Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to document an extraordinary array of magical creatures when he encounters a No-Maj (American for “Muggle)” named Jacob in NYC. Rated PG-13; children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK,
APRIL 9 – 15, 2017
COMMUNITY ART SHOW RECEPTION – Sunday, April 9 – 2 PM
View the works of dozens of local artists and the winners at the reception for the Community Art Show. The art show is dedicated to the memory of artist and Friend Ronnie Brown. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.
PLIGHT OF THE ELEPHANTS – Sunday, April 9 – 3 PM. Open to the entire family
Learn about the biology, ecology and uncertain future of elephants today. Find out how human interaction has affected the wild population of the world, and what you can do to help. Photos from the Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand on display. Presented by Richard Chiger, retired teacher and elephant expert.
ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Tuesday, April 11 – 11 AM
INTRO TO WEB DEVELOPMENT PART 3 – Tuesday, April 11 – 6 PM
INTRO TO SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE CONTENT FOR KIDS AND PARENTS
Wednesday, April 12 – 6 PM
Learn more about some of the big-name social media sites, how to find suitable content, and how to participate responsibly online alongside your child. For parents/guardians and their children under age 13. Registration required. Due to limited space, please fill out one registration form per child with the name of one parent/guardian who will also be attending. R
COMPUTER LAB TIME – Thursday, April 13 and April 27 – 3 PM
Meet your computer-based needs for online job applications, resumes, classes or research during open lab hours. No registration required.
LOST RONDOUT: A STORY OF URBAN REMOVAL
Thursday, April 13 – 7 PM
This 69-minute documentary film about Kingston’s downtown tear-down for urban renewal was produced and directed by Stephen Blauweiss and Lynn Woods. Lynn will be available for a Q & A following the film. (Photo by Gene Dauner)
ONE-ON-ONE RESUME ASSISTANCE AND CAREER COACHING – Tuesday, April 18 – 5 PM
Get help writing or updating your resume, exploring career options, applying for jobs online, preparing for interviews, or learning how to use LinkedIN. No online registration. Call Greg Knowles, 845-325-9240 to make a one-hour appointment. R
SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSION – Wednesday, April 19 – 7 PM
Join Dr. JESS GERSON for a lively discussion of THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS by Edna O’Brien (tentative title). Books will be available for checkout at the Main Library.
BOOKS & BREWS: Thursday, April 20 – 6 PM
This program is open to any 20 to 30-something looking for a great discussion of THE AFTER PARTY: A NOVEL by Anton Discalfani. We will meet at 2 Alice’s Coffee Lounge, 117 Broadway in Newburgh for discussion and beverages. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch one month prior to the event. Please call 845-563-3632 for details.
INTRO TO FAMILY GENEALOGY – Saturday, April 22 – 10 AM
Find out how to research your family roots by using birth, death and marriage records, census records and other government resources as well as library databases such as Ancestry.com. Librarian Mary Colbert of the Dutchess County Genealogy Society will lead this workshop. Census records contain a wealth of information to aid people in discovering their family history. R
DIY MAKE & TAKE- TASSEL BOOKMARK – TOWN BRANCH Saturday, April 22 – 11 AM
I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing my place in my latest book! Come learn how to make fun simple tassel bookmarks. All materials provided.
ADULT COLORING CLUB – TOWN BRANCH Saturday, April 22 – 2 PM
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils and markers provided.
BARYNYA BALALAIKA DUO IN CONCERT – Sunday, April 23 – 3 PM
Dressed in traditional costumes, the Barynya Balalaika Duo will perform Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish and Russian songs and dances as well as music using the accordion-garmoshka, guitar and balalaika.
TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION – TOWN BRANCH,
Tuesday, April 25 – 2 PM
Join librarian PATTY SUSSMANN for a lively discussion of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng. Books will be available for checkout at the Town Branch 4 weeks prior to the discussion date.
OPTIMUM WELLNESS WITH HERBAL MEDICINE – Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 PM
Explore moving from winter to spring wellness, including the safety of spring cleanses, and lyme disease prevention. Topics also include some local plants that are commonly used for food and medicine. Presented by Asley Sapir Lathrop, herbalist at Dreamkeeper Botanicals. R
HAGRID’S ARMY – Wed., April 26 – 7 PM
Adults, teens and school-aged kids are invited to this meeting of the Newburgh chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance. Help plan the next service project and program.
HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thursday, April 27 – 7 PM
Dutchess County poet laureate Bettina “Poet Gold” Wilkerson will show how she combines the written word with performance as she shares some of her free verse poetry. Offered in conjunction with the Hudson River Poets to celebrate National Poetry Month.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP – Friday, April 28 – 11:30 AM.
Open to preregistered participants.
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. This month’s discussion will focus on THE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE.
SEW BASIC: A STITCH IN TIME – Saturday, April 29 – 11 AM
Learn the basics of hand sewing including simple stitches plus how to sew on a button, hem a pair of pants and fix a fabric tear. R
NEWBURGH’S LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PLAN – Sunday, April 30 – 2 PM
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.