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ADULT PROGRAMS – DECEMBER 2017
MITTEN TREE | DONATIONS OF MITTENS AND GLOVES WANTED
Dec. 1 through Dec. 28
Help keep our community warm and happy this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped mittens and gloves for adults and children. Bring your donations to the Main Library or Town Branch between Dec. 1 – 28.
The mittens and gloves will be hung from the Christmas Tree in the Main Library lobby, and later distributed to kids and adults in need of winter attire, through local community agencies.
SANTA’S TOY BOX | DONATIONS OF TOYS, GAMES, AND WRAPPING PAPER WANTED
Dec. 1 through Dec. 22
Please donate new, unwrapped toys, games, and wrapping paper to benefit disadvantaged children throughout Orange County. Place your donations in the box next to the main level Information Desk at the Main Library. There will also be a donation box at the Town Branch. This project is sponsored by Orange County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Dolby’s Clothing Drive | DONATIONS OF NEW AND GENTLY USED CLOTHING
Nov. 27 – Dec. 18
Teens from Hagrid’s Army, the library’s chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, are collecting clothing drive for their Winter service project. They are looking for donations of new and gently used clothing that will be given to a local organization.
Sat., Dec. 2 & 30 at 12 p.m. Main Library
Sat., Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. Town Branch
Join other adults who enjoy this relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets and markers provided.
LE CERCLE DE LECTURE – Sun., Dec. 3 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., Dec. 3 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.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – CREATE A WREATH & SWAG
Tues., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. R
Discover how to decorate your home by making a festive wreath as well as a swag for your mailbox or lamp post. Please note that these are demonstrations, not “make and take” activities although instructions will be provided. Presented by Justine Williams, The Domestic Diva from Journals Jewels and Journeys Magazine.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY – Dec. 6 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.
ORANGE COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY : BACKYARD BIRDS
Wed., Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. R
Backyard Birds” presented by the Orange County Audubon Society, is a slide show of many of the birds you may encounter in your own back yard, complete with birdcalls and visuals from the Cornell Lab of Orinthology. Interesting information about each bird will be included. The presentation will be narrated by Lynn Barber from the Orange County Audubon Society.
TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Dec . 7,14, 21 & 28 from 3 p.m. – 4 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.
ONE-ON-ONE CAREER HELP – Sat., Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Sign up for a one-on-one career coaching session and get help writing resumes and cover letters, exploring career options, applying for jobs online, preparing for interviews, or learning how to use LinkedIn. Participants determine the focus of the session based on their job search needs. Each session lasts one hour, and is conducted by Gregg Knowles, career consultant/resume writer.
Call 845-325-9240 for an appointment.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – Sun., Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
The City of Newburgh Human Rights Commission will observe Human Rights Day and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please join us, calling on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights and reaffirm our common humanity. Pre-registration is required by contacting Ramona Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-565-7472
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY – Mon., Dec. 11 at 6:15 p.m.
Free showing of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen. Rated R for strong violence and language. No children admitted.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – TABLESCAPE & GIFT WRAPPING
Tues., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. R
Create an inviting tablescape for a holiday meal. Also learn some unique and clever ways to wrap those gifts using items from a dollar store. Refreshments will be served. Please bring a gift to wrap.Please note that these are demonstrations, not “make and take” activities although instructions will be provided. Presented by Justine Williams, The Domestic Diva from Journals Jewels and Journeys Magazine.
DIY MAKE AND TAKE: POMPOM FUN! – Town Branch – Sat. Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. R
Learn to make pompom ornaments out of yarn and ribbon! All supplies provided.
BOOKS & BREWS AT 2 ALICES COFFEE LOUNGE
Thurs., Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
This program is open to anyone looking for a great book discussion. Join librarian, Heather Gorman, for discussion of “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Town Branch. Please call 845-563-3632 for details. 2 Alices is located at 117 Broadway in Newburgh.
HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Dec. 28 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.
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.