Main Library:
Mon & Thurs 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Tues/Wed/Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages click here

Summer 2016 Newsletterclick here

Annual Report 2015 – All the highlights of the year in review. – click here

COMPUTER CLASSES: Registration now open for Summer 2016 Computer Classes

July 2016 Adult Programs

Events are held at the Main Branch, 124 Grand St., unless otherwise noted.

R indicates that registration is suggested. To register, click here.



Registration for the Adult Summer Reading Program is now open and you can register online or at the Main Library or Town Branch. Read a book and write a review and/or attend the programs – your participation will enter you into drawings for weekly prizes and the grand prize from the Friends of the Library!

photographer-698908_960_720Thurs., July 7 at 6 p.m. Creative Photographers of the Hudson Valley
Monthly meeting for the club formerly known as the Newburgh Photography Club. Learn various photography techniques and share your work and ideas. Open to all levels from beginner to advanced.

Tues., July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Book Talk Café – Town Branch

Join our Librarians Patty, Michelle and Heather for a fun and relaxed evening of book talk. Refreshments will be provided by our wonderful Friends of the Library. This program is the kickoff to our 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program, Exercise Your Mind. Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated.

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Thurs., July 14 at 7 p.m. Body Awareness with NIA

NIA is a dance exercise choreographed to music integrating yoga, martial and dance arts (NIA = Non-Impact Aerobics). NIA White Belt instructor Katy Caron will lead a simple yet invigorating, low impact exercise class that focuses on bringing awareness to one’s own body while freeing oneself from self consciousness. NIA is FUN! It’s great for any age, shape or size. It’s rehabilitative and many levels can attend the same class. Ages 16+. Wear comfortable clothing, as if you were attending an aerobics class. Registration is suggested but not required.

Dutch_Reformed_Church_Newburgh_NYSat., July 16 at 11 a.m.  – Armchair Tour of the Architecture of our Newburgh Neighborhood
Join City of Newburgh Historian and friend to the Newburgh Free Library, Mary McTamaney, for a fascinating presentation of Newburgh’s architecture featuring the library’s own neighborhood! Learn what buildings were in this area and how they were used. Much has changed in this city so let Mary take you back to Newburgh’s early days. A brief walking tour of some buildings around the library will conclude this program. This program is part of the library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and in conjunction with the Orange County Library Association summer of Amazing Orange Libraries. #amazingorange.

Sat., July 16 at 12 p.m.  – A Short Walking Tour of Our Newburgh Neighborhood
Meet in the lobby (around noon) to explore on foot several samples of local architecture (after the Armchair Tour program is finished). Staff member Deb Hurd will walk you to a few nearby spots mentioned by Mary McTamaney; weather permitting. Ages 16+.

Sat., July 23 and August 20 at 10 a.m. Introduction to Digital Photograpghy
Introduction to Digital Photography offers two workshops of theory and practice for beginning photographers including practical application with personal cameras. Presented by William Greeley, past president/member of the Rockland Photography Club. Register here or call 845-563-3625.


Thurs., July 28 at 7 p.m. – Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation presentation in conjunction with “Exercise Your Mind Adult Summer Reading Program.”  


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.