The Newburgh Free Library offers a wide array of programs throughout the year. Admission is free. Registration is not required for our concerts but many other programs required registration. To register or for a complete listing of all programs, please go to the Calendar of Events.
Fall 2014 Newsletter – click here
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COMPUTER CLASSES - Fall 2014 click here
For information or to register for fall computer classes, check our online calendar. For information, call 845-563-3618 or 845-563-3625.
PHOTOGRAPHS -Sometimes photos may be taken in library programs. 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 your consent to be photographed.
The Exhibits page has a listing of upcoming exhibits.
The Eric Person Quartet performs “Songs You Love: Standards, Blues and Bop” at the Newburgh Free Library on Sun., Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. For over thirty years, Newburgh saxophonist and flutist Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He’s featured as a leader and sideman on more than 50 recordings. Admission is free.
“Person is more than fine; he’s a major talent of his generation,” said Russ Musto, All About Jazz. After his first CD releases on Soul Note Records, Person decided to form his own label Distinction Records to control and produce all levels of his product. The label’s first release, Extra Pressure, came out in 1999 and featured the first version of his jazz group Meta-Four. In 2005 Person released his sixth CD Reflections as a collective statement that summed up his favorite compositions and performances from his first five releases. In 2008 Person premiered a new band, Metamorphosis which unlike his four piece jazz group Meta-Four delves into funk, rock, groove and electric soundscapes.
In 2010 Person released his eighth CD release, The Grand Illusion. He calls this his “rhythm and groove” project. Critic Donald Elfman states: “Saxophonist Eric Person seems to find something new to say and a different direction to follow with every project he undertakes…the music seems daring at this time, recalling the jazz/funk experiments of the past, and the commitment of the players makes it work”. Person’s 2012 release Thoughts on God is his first CD to feature music performed by an ensemble of 13 musicians.
For more information on library programs, call 845-563-3619.
A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections.