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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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Registration for Summer Reading Programs Now Open.

Programs available for adults, preschoolers, school-age children and teens.

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Adult Summer Reading

Youth Summer Reading

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Summer 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.

Summer 2017 Computer Classes – click here
Registration for upcoming computer classes.

Events are held at the Main Branch, 124 Grand St., unless otherwise noted.
R indicates that registration is suggested. To register, click here.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS – click here

TEEN PROGRAMS – click here

 

ADULT PROGRAMS – JUNE 2017

KNIT & STITCH – TOWN BRANCH – Tuesday, June 6 & 20 at 6 PM
Bring your knitting, crochet, and any stitch style you love. Open to all. Children 10 + welcome
with a parent or guardian.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY – Wednesday, June 7 at 6:15 PM   Photographers of all ages, skill levels and experience are welcome at the meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month. Learn new techniques and share your knowledge.

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ATTRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN
Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 PM
Do the birds in your neighborhood seem to prefer your neighbor’s yard or a vacant lot to your yard? With some proper planning and native plantings, you can turn your backyard into an attractive wildlife habitat that offers year round shelter and food for the birds. A minimum of 5 must be registered for these programs to take place. Presented by the Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County. R

ONE-ON-ONE RESUME ASSISTANCE AND CAREER COACHING – Saturday, June 10 at 9 AM & Tuesday, June 20 at 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. R

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017 REGISTRATION – Monday, June 12 at 9 AM
Register for 5 weeks of reading and special programs. Go to www.newburghlibrary.com for a schedule of adult summer reading events. Program begins July 10 and continues through August 4. Click here for more information.

Monday Night Movie @ the Library – GET OUT – Monday, June 12 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a free showing of GET OUT Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford. Rate R; no children. A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

runner46 DAYS: A RUNNER’S JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA
Wednesday, June 14 at 7 PM
Frank Giannino’s journeys across the United States will be featured at this free lecture, starting with his first run in 1979 and culminating with his world-record breaking run in 1980 that helped spawn the book, “46 Days.” Frank will be joined by journalist Kevin Gleason who helped Frank prepare and publish his book. Kevin was a sports writer and columnist at the Times Herald-Record since 1989 before being promoted to his current position of sports editor in November 2014.  R

TECH SUPPORT – Thursday, June 15 & 29 at 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. No registration required.

 

BOOKS & BREWS: THE NATURE FIX BY FLORENCE WILLIAMS  Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 PM
This program is open to any 20 to 30-something looking for a great book discussion. We will meet at 2 Alice’s Coffee Lounge in Newburgh for discussion and beverages.

 

TECH SUPPORT – Thursday, June 15 & 29 at 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. No registration required.

zineDIY MAKE & TAKE- ZINES! – TOWN BRANCH – Saturday, June 17
at 11 AM
Zines! What’s it all about? Mini book? Political magazine? Both? Come make a fun little book. Fill it with your thoughts on politics, current events, or something fun! All materials provided. No registration needed.

 

ADULT COLORING CLUB TOWN BRANCH – Saturday, June 17 at 2 PM
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers provided.


HV SHAKESPEARE WRITING WORKSHOP- Sunday, June 18 at 3 PM 

Members of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will host a collaborative writers workshop to create a play based on the theme of the women’s suffragette movement. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in New York State. Registration required. Workshop registration is required. To register go to hvshakespeare.org/full-circle/projects.html#workshops.

For links to resources on the woman’s suffragette movement – click here;
additional resources – click here.

Workshops are offered at five Hudson Valley Libraries. Be sure to select June 18 at 3 p.m.
to sign up for the Newburgh Library location.

TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION – TOWN BRANCH – Tuesday, June 20 at 2 PM
Join librarian Patty Sussmann for a lively discussion of LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren. Books will be available for checkout at the Town Branch 4 weeks prior to the discussion date.    


QI-GONG AND MEDITATION FOR RENEWED ENERGY AND STRESS REDUCTION
– Wednesdays, June 21, 28, & July 5 at 6 PM
An Easy Chinese Qi-gong and Mediation workshop led by Venerable Xin-xing. This introductory level class focuses on the practice of Qi-gong, an ancient Chinese way of energy cultivation with walking and sitting meditations. Wear stretchable clothing and bring a blanket for sitting on the floor.       R


HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thursday, June 22 at 7PM
Monthly meeting and sharing of poetry with the Hudson River Poets. Listen to local poets or bring a poem to share.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP -Thursday, June 23 at 11:30 AM
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: WHERE I LIVED AND WHAT I LIVED FOR


QUESTIONS ON MEDICARE? Wednesday, June 28 at 6 PM

“Do you have questions about Medicare? Find out about Medicare and the various state programs like EPIC that can help you save money. This information on the various aspects of health care coverage is aimed at those who are new to Medicare, moved recently to Orange County, may be losing insurance coverage or retiring in the near future. Also covered is information on health care coverage for those on Social Security Disability (SSDI)

SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSIONWednesday, June 28 at 7 PM
Join Dr. Jess Gerson for a lively discussion of THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang. Books will be available for checkout on May 17 at the Main Library Circulation Desk.

 

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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.