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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.

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For information or to register for fall computer classes, check our online calendarFor information, call 845-563-3618 or 845-563-3625. Winter computer classes are expected to start in March 2015.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTHS:   Preschool Story Times   Children’s Programs   Teen Events
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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 list of the latest exhibit.

Featured Programs

Sun., Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.
As part of OrangeREADS Unbroken, the Newburgh Free Library presents “A Musical Salute to Veterans.” Unbroken tells the struggles and triumphs of an American hero who began as an Olympic runner, is shot down during World War II and is captured by the Japanese.

The exciting husband and wife duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau achieves a rare musical symbiosis as they take songs from the Great American Songbook for this performance.

The husband and wife team have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature. They engagingly perform the timeless standards of the Great American Songbook such as Berlin, Gershwin and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Free admission.

Fri., Nov. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
_irving_finkel_sitaDr. Irving Finkel, a curator at London’s British Museum and a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, will offer a free lecture and book signing from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fri.,, Nov. 28 at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street. This program is part of a series of events over the Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate his new book, The Ark Before Noah and his upcoming Discovery Channel Documentary.
Dr. Finkel first publically announced his discovery of a 3,800 year old tablet with actual instructions to build an ark in a lecture at SUNY Orange, Newburgh in February 2012.  He will be discussing his subsequent findings and the impact of them on the development of the Old Testament Flood Story.
The Guardian calls it “‘one of the most important human documents ever discovered… his conclusions will send ripples into the world of creationism and among ark hunters.”
A lively and entertaining speaker, this will be Dr. Finkel’s fifth visit to the Hudson Valley to share his passion for the Ancient Near East. Following his lecture at the library, a “Reception with the Author” will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Historic North Plank Road Tavern, 30 Plank Road, Newburgh.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, $15 per person (free with the purchase of his book, wherever purchased).
On Mon., Dec. 1, Dr. Finkel will return for another lecture, book signing and reception at Kol Yisrael, 290 North Street, Newburgh.
For more information, call the Newburgh Free Library, 845-563-3618.


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.