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November 2015 Adult Programs


Donate food and save on fines
THROUGH Monday., November 23, 2016


Gather together all your overdue items along with some canned goods and bring them to the Main Library at 124 Grand St. or the Town Branch at the Newburgh Mall during regular open hours. For each can or package of food that is donated, the fine will be waived on one overdue item. There’s no limit on the number of overdue books and canned goods that can be brought in. The fine-free period applies to current or previous fines but does not apply to lost or damaged items.
Donated items must be brought to the checkout desk.

Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – Sun., Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.  Auditorium.
Celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday to honor your ancestors with folkloric dancers and music. Open to the entire family.No registration required.

Secret History of the Solar System- Mon., Nov 2 at 7 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Take an extraordinary voyage of discovery with Dr. Nathan Rosenblum and discover the inhabitants of other planets in the solar system, their relations with inhabitants of other star systems, and their historic and current connections with Earth. Dr. Rosenblum offers evidence from clairvoyants, contactees, ancient traditions, and the secret government. Dr. Nathan Rosenblum is a Doctor of Metaphysical Philosophy and a Theosophist. Registration recommended.

Negro Baseball Leagues- Wed., Nov. 4  at 7 p.m.  Story Hour Room.
The Newburgh Free Library presents a lecture on the Negro Baseball Leagues with Charlie Ford and Jim Williams. Topics will include the early history and rise of the league, the “golden years,” and the introduction of the modern era. In addition, a discussion of famous players will include Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bill, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, and other Hall of Fame inductees. 
Registration recommended.

Medicare 101 – Thurs., Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Find out about the choices you have regarding Medicare. Topics covered include Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements and Prescription Drug Plans. This lecture is designed to leave you with a better overall understanding of Medicare and make you feel more comfortable about the choices you may have to make. Registration recommended.

Friends Fall Holiday Book Sale – Sat., Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. & Sun., Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Lobby. The annual fall holiday book sale presented by the Friends of the Newburgh Library offers bestsellers, art, coffee table and specialty books, all at great prices. Shop for the holidays and support the library. No registration required.

Cooking with John – Sat., Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. Auditorium.
Enjoy favorite recipes from our favorite chef, John Moultrie. Registration recommended.

Adult Coloring Club – Sat., Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils and markers are provided. Registration recommended.

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald- Sun., Nov. 15  at 3 p.m. Auditorium.
Popular husband and wife duo Sonny and Perley highlight the life and music of legendary Ella Fitzgerald with her signature songs such as “Tisket A Tasket”, “How High The Moon” and “The Lady Is A Tramp”. The performance is highlighted with a slide presentation. No registration required.

The History of Manhattan Bridges – Tues., Nov. 17  at 7 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Author, photographer and lecturer Kevin Woyce will talk about his book, “Manhattan Bridges” and present the story of why and how they were built. The free presentation includes original photographs and covers the history behind the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, Triborough, the George Washington and Manhattan’s first bridge, the wooden King’s bridge which opened in 1693. Registration recommended.

Asylums – Mon., Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Michael T. Keene, author of “Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-Century New York,” will be giving a lecture on the conditions in the insane asylums of 19th-Century New York. Drawing on hospital archives, patient letters, and newspaper accounts of the day, you will be taken on a remarkable journey inside “a world of madness.” Keene’s book also includes a chapter on the Middletown State Hospital. The author will also discuss Matteawan Hospital for the Criminally Insane and the Hudson River Insane Asylum.

About the Presenter: Michael Keene has written five books, of which three have a connection to the Middletown area and Orange County in general. He has lived in Middletown and graduated from Orange County Community College as well as SUNY New Paltz and NYU. No registration required.


Saturday Matinee at the Library

“Jurassic World”
Sat., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.


Monday Night Movie at the Library

“Terminator Genisys ”
Mon., Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.


Hudson Valley Francophone Connection
 Sun., Nov. 1 at 2:15 p.m.

Newburgh Photography Club
Wed., Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

Hudson River Poets
Thurs., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

Knitting Club
Tuesdays, Nov. 10 & 24 at 7 p.m.
Main Library





Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion
Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Wired Wednesdays
Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

Learn to create music with music production software.

Strengthening & Improving Police
& Community Relations
Wed., Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Auditorium

Free Computer Classes
To register, call 563-3618 or click here.


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 2015 Newsletter – click here

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COMPUTER CLASSES – Registration is now open for September – December 2015 computer classes. For information, call 845-563-3618 or 845-563-3625. To view the class brochure, click here. To register, click here.

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.

For more information on programs for adults, call the Newburgh Free Library, 845-563-3619 or 845-563-3545.

Exhibit Space 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