Winter 2017 Newsletter – click here
To receive the quarterly library newsletter and/or our monthly eNewsletter, send your email address to email@example.com or call the newsletter editor at 845-563-3619.
Winter 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.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY – Mon., Mar. 6
at 6:15 p.m.
The movie “Allied” will be shown. Rated R-no children. The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.
AARP TAX ASSISTANCE – Tues., March 7, 14, 28 & Sat., Mar. 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Trained tax volunteers from AARP will assist seniors and other eligible persons with their taxes. You must make an appointment to reserve your spot. To register, please call 211; or call 1-800-899-1479 or 1-914-933-3700 to connect to 211. Bring identity documents and social security or Medicare card, last year’s tax return, and any tax-related documents. Call 1-888-687-2277 to see if you are eligible, for information
or to become a tax volunteer.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY ART SHOW RECEPTION
Wed., Mar. 8 at 6 p.m.
The Creative Photographers of the Hudson Valley will hold a reception for their art exhibit called “Through Our Lens.” Seventeen photographers will showcase their work. The photography club meets monthly at the library. For information, contact, creative firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETIREMENT INVESTMENT SEMINAR – Wed. Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. R
Find out how to best face the challenges of retirement: cost of living increases, outliving retirement savings, taxes, and expenses. Learn about optimizing your investment portfolio in 401Ks or 403Bs, or privately held mutual funds and stocks and bonds; minimizing income taxes, and planning for care.
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLORS – Thurs., Mar. 9 at 7 p.m. R
Learn the basics of watercolors with volunteer artist Beth Tango. Please bring a tube of watercolor or watercolor kit with brush (child’s version is fine) plus a water container. A watercolor demonstration is included. The class is limited to 15, and registration is required. To register, go to “Calendar of Events” at www.newburghlibrary.org or call (845) 563-3625 or (845) 563-3618.
SATURDAY MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY – Sat., Mar. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of the movie “Doctor Strange”, rated PG-13. Children attending must be older than 13. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton. A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
AN AFTERNOON OF IRISH MUSIC WITH BRIAN CONWAY –
Sun., Mar. 12 at 3 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Irish music with Brian Conway on fiddle and John Walsh on guitar and vocals. Conway is considered among the finest Irish fiddlers of any style.
SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSION – Wed., Mar. 15 at 7 p.m. R
Join Dr. JESS GERSON for a lively discussion of THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante. Books are available for checkout at the Main Library Circulation Desk.
TECH SUPPORT – Thurs., Mar. 16 at 6 p.m.
Bring your device for one-on-one help, or try out one of ours. Learn how to borrow e-books; protect yourself from malware, and/or just learn how to use your device more effectively. Tablets and laptops welcome!
BOOKS AND BREWS – Thurs., Mar. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
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. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch one month prior to the event. Please call 845-563-3632 for details. The discussion will be led by 30-Something Librarian HEATHER GORMAN. Look forward to seeing you there! Book to be announced.
MID-HUDSON ARTS – Fri., Mar. 17 at 1 p.m. R
An advisor from Mid-Hudson Arts will meet individually with artists in need of support with business/professional development and technology. Information on grant support options will be available.
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP – Sat., Mar. 18 at 9 a.m. R
Topics presented by Gregg Knowles will include: writing effective resumes and cover letters, implementing effective job search strategies and preparing for interviews.
Basic Chinese Calligraphy– Sat. Mar. 18 at 12 p.m. R
Learn how to use ink and brush to write Chinese calligraphy with an experienced instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Class is limited to 10.
ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH- Tues., Mar. 21 at 11 a.m.
Mandy Stewart of O.C. Department of Mental Health will provide information about mental
THE HISTORY OF THE WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE
PART 1 – Tues., Mar. 21 at 7 p.m.
PART 2- Tues., Mar. 28 at 7 p.m.
Independent historian Charlie Ford will present a talk on the history of the suffragette movement and key national and local leaders. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, three years before the passage of the 19th Amendment.
GO, VAN GOGH! – Wed., Mar. 22 at 7 p.m. R
Take a tour of the works of painter Vincent Van Gogh who produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Presented by Michael Norris, Ph. D., former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and creator of Armchair Art Tours.
HUDSON RIVER POETS – Thurs., Mar. 23 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. Hayden Wayne 917-991-1552.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP – Fri., Mar. 24 at 11:30 a.m. R
For Preregistered Participants.
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: TO PERPETUAL PEACE: A PHILOSOPHICAL SKETCH
DIY MAKE AND TAKE: WATERCOLOR – Sat., Mar. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Town Branch R
Practice makes perfect! Don’t be afraid to try out watercolor at this self-guided painting session. All materials and resources are provided. Registration is strongly recommend. Will fill up fast!
MAKE AHEAD SIDES – Sat., Mar. 25 at 1 p.m. R
Learn how to prepare side dish recipes a day ahead for a perfect meal including string beans with garlic and oil and mashed potato pie. This free program is presented by Theresa Grimm, chef/owner of “A Cook in My Kitchen.” Limited to 25 participants.
ADULT COLORING CLUB- Sat., Mar. 25 at 2 p.m. Town Branch
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers provided.
TUESDAY AT TWO BOOK DISCUSSION – Tues., Mar. 28 at 2 p.m. Town Branch
Join Librarian Patty Sussman for a lively discussion of LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney. Books will be available for checkout on February 28 at the Town Branch Circulation Desk.
STRENGTHENING POLICE & COMM. RELATIONS FORUM – Wed., Mar. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
This forum is co- sponsored by the City of Newburgh Police Department. Suggested topics for discussion include the Violence Intervention Program, the Crisis Intervention Team, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the National Police Community Relations Review Board.
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.