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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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ADULT PROGRAMS – JANUARY 2018

 

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
Wed., Jan 3 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.

TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 3 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.

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FINGER KNIT A NECKLACE – Sat., Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.    |R|
Learn to knit without needles and make a yarn necklace. Embellish with beads or buttons. Bring a small skein of yarn in colors you like. Jewelry clasp and supplies provided.

 


LE CERCLE DE LECTURE
– Sun., Jan. 7 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., Jan. 7 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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DOWNLOADING E-BOOKS & MORE! – Wed., Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn to use hoopla and Overdrive’s new Libby app on your device to borrow digital e-books, audiobooks and more!

 

NEWBURGH BABY SHOWER & WEE ONE WELCOME – Sat., Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.
Expecting a baby or have a young child under age 3? Visit the Library to learn about the services and resources available to give your baby and toddler a healthy, happy start in life, and have fun with baby games. Discover more about the parenting collection and early literacy programs available at the Library, and connect with community, regional, and local agencies. This event will also feature the NECSD early learning initiative, The Newburgh Basics.

coral-pillows-white-pillowsribbon-garland-party-garlandDIY MAKE & TAKE: HOME DÉCOR – REFRESH YOUR HOME!  Sat., Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. Town Branch   |R|
Give any room a fresh look with simple DIY décor ideas. January starts a New Year, so why not start with refreshing your home décor? You will have a choice of two projects. Make a tassel bunting or a throw pillow case.

 

ADULT COLORING
Sat., Jan. 13 at 12 p.m. Town Branch
Sat., Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. Main Library
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers provided.

EASY HOMEMADE LIP BALMS – Tues., Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.   |R|
Looking for a way to refresh your lips during the harsh weather? This homemade lip balm recipe is so easy to make and will have your lips moisturized in a matter of seconds. Using simple ingredients this is as natural as homemade can get and you’ll love the process of making it.

ARMCHAIR YOGA – Wed., Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m.    |R|
This gentle style of yoga can be done from a (mostly) seated position that also incorporates breathing and mind-body exercises. For adults age 60 and older.

 

bluegrass-express-june-2016-2THE HUDSON VALLEY BLUEGRASS EXPRESS –Sun., Jan. 21 at 3 p.m.
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express carries on the tradition of classic bluegrass with a mix of “Newgrass” and contemporary music styles, ranging from classic tunes from Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe to contemporary takes on Sam Bush and Neil Young. Featuring Doctor Romo on mandolin, fiddle and vocals; Mike Aiese on stand up bass and guitar; and Matt Lamborn on electric and acoustic guitar.
Snow date: Sun., Jan. 28.

 

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR AARP FREE TAX HELP – Mon., Jan. 22 at 9 a.m.
Tax sessions begin Tues., Feb. 6. Need help filing your taxes? Trained volunteers from the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will assist seniors and low to moderate-income taxpayers. You must make an appointment, Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register for an appointment call 211 or 800-899-1479. Bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, social security card and any other tax-related documents.

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TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION
Tues., Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.  Town Branch
Join Librarian Patty Sussmann to enjoy a lively discussion of Elena Gorokhova’s memoir, A Mountain of Crumbs.

 

YOGA – Wed., Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m.   |R|
Learn how to stretch, relax and become more flexible in this class. Please bring a mat or towwl. For adults age 18 and older.

HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Jan. 25 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 – Fri., Jan. 26 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.

SATURDAY MATINEE AT THE LIBRARY – Sat., Jan.27 at 2:15 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of a newly released DVD of a popular movie to be announced.

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BUST CABIN FEVER!
– Tues., Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.  |R|
Older adults, are you tired of looking at the same four walls? Come enjoy a morning of activities. Join us for fun video games, relaxing yoga, and make a bookmark. For age 60 and up.

 

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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.