Main Library:
Mon. - Thurs. 9 am - 9 pm
Fri. & Sat. 9 am - 5 pm
Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

View Monthly Events View Calendar


PROGRAMS FOR YOUTHS:   Preschool Story Times  Children’s Programs   Teen Events
Click on the links for the age level you want.

Spring 2016 Newsletter – click here

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

COMPUTER CLASSES: Registration now open for March – June 2016 Computer Classes




Thursday, MARCH 31
Sat., APRIL 23
Thurs., MAY 5
Sat., MAY 21

Thurs., JUNE 2
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
10 AM – 1 PM
5:30 PM -8:30 PM
10 AM – 1 PM
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Get help writing or updating your resume, exploring career options, applying for jobs online,
preparing for interviews, or learning how to use LinkedIN.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CALL (845) 325-9240. Sign up for one 45-minute session.

Career Coaching Sessions and Workshop are conducted by Gregg Knowles, a career
coach and resume writer with over 25 years of experience in human resources.




Community Art Show at the Main Library,
April 4 -22, 2016


Public Reception: Sun., April 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Non-juried Community Art Show is open to all adults in the area.
Judging on Mon., April 4. See Winners List.

Artists may pick up their artwork from March 25 – 29. The library is not responsible for artwork left after June 1.


              April 2016 Adult Programs

                                          Spring 2016 Newsletter click here

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

Wed., April 6 at 7 p.m. Dividing Perennials 

Save money and expand your garden by learning how your perennials can be easily propagated by division. Methods and techniques for success will be presented by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County. R

BTB sign Learn Crafts small



Part science fair and part do-it-yourself craft day, our Mini-Maker Space offers a variety of activities for sharing, creating and collaborating: *3D Printer Demonstration * Fiber Art * Minecraft * Upcycling Projects * Make and Take Crafts * Robotics * Interactive Electronics.

NFA North Excelsior Academy students will demonstrate the robotics and electronics. Open to adults. No registration required. Libraries offer innovative programs to tap into your creative side. Explore fun hands-on projects that are technical and creative.

Sun., April 10 at 3 p.m. Breakneck Annie in ConcertBreakneck 3Members of Breakneck Annie started out as friends and then came together as a popular five-piece band. Breakneck Annie plays fun as well as traditional-style Old Time music. More info here.

Mon., April 11 at 6 p.m. Monday Night at the Movies: Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens Join us for a special Monday Night Movie at the Library, Star Wars; The Force Awakens starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Rated PG 13, children permitted when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter
FN-2187, who have found the droid.

“Greatest performance of the year.” – Entertainment Weekly
“The Force Awakens isn’t just one the finest movies of 2015, it’s the best movie of the year, full stop.” – Toronto Star
“The Force Awakens pops with memorable battle sequences, gives us chills with encore appearances by stars from the original trilogy and introduces more than a half-dozen terrific Next Generation characters.” – Chicago Sun-Times 

Tues., April 12 at 7 p.m. Tap Into Your Creative Potential

Enhance your creative capacities and develop your ideas, goals and dreams with Ozioma, local strategist and founder of World Dream Day and Burn Bright. Read more here, and see R

Thurs., April 14 at 7 p.m. Bilingual Poetry Reading with Roberta Gould
In celebration of National Poetry Month, join the Hudson River poets for a special bilingual poetry reading by local poet Roberta Gould at the Main Library. Roberta has translated poetry by Pedro Garfias, Jorge Luis Borges and others. Her poetry has appeared in the New York Times, Poetry Now and in many other literary poetry publications and anthologies. Following this presentation will be readings by the Hudson River Poets. More info here, and here (en español).

Sat., April 16 at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break the Box Mini-Maker Space

Part science fair and part DIY Day, our Mini-Maker Space offers a variety of activities for sharing, exploring and collaborating:

3D Printer
Open to adults. No registration required. More info here.


Tues., April 26 at 7 p.m. Native Pollinators: The Unstung Heroes
Tim Stanley—founder of Native Beeology—will reveal the hidden world of our native pollinators and bring attention to their importance in the ecosystem. Emphasis will be placed on ways to create a garden to attract these essential insects. More info here. Also see R

PrintSat., April 30, May 21, June 25 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
The Newburgh Open Movement Dance Series

Learn the art of dance improvisation through a series of monthly workshops and dance jam events. OPEN TO ALL AGES. Presented by Ophra Wolf. More info here.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.


Newburgh Photography Club
Wed., April 6  at 6 p.m.

Hudson River Poets
Thurs., April 7 at 7 p.m.

Hudson Valley Francophone Connection
 Sun., April 3 at 2:15 p.m.

Knitting Club
Tuesdays, April 12 and 26  at 7 p.m.
Main Library

Great Books Discussion
Fri., April 22 at 11:30 a.m.
Call (845) 563-3613 for information
and to register.




Wired Wednesdays
Thurs., April 14 at 7 p.m.  – NOTE NEW DAY!

Learn to create music with music
production software.

Scholars Pick Book Discussion Group
Wed., April 20 at 7 p.m.

Free Computer Classes
To register, call 563-3618 or click 
Registration for Spring 2016 classes
now open.

Tuesday at Two Book Discussion
Tues., April 26 at 2 p.m. Town Branch 


Exhibit – Annual Community Art Show


Spring 2016 Newsletter – click here

E-Newsletter – Find out the latest news about library programs and services in our e-newsletter that’s sent out each month. To subscribe, email us at
COMPUTER CLASSES – Registration is now open for March – June 2016 computer classes. For information, call 845-563-3618 or 845-563-3625. To view the class brochure, click here. To register, click here.
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.

For more information on programs for adults, call the Newburgh Free Library, 845-563-3619 or
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