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

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

Summer 2016 Newsletter – click here

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

COMPUTER CLASSES: Registration now open for Summer 2016 Computer Classes

June 2016 Adult Programs

                                          Spring 2016 Newsletter click here

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


US composer Joseph BertolozziSun., June 5 at 2 p.m. Tower Music
Beacon-based composer Joseph Bertolozzi harvested the Eiffel Tower’s sounds using microphones placed on its surfaces, then composed a work entitled Musique de la Tour/Tower Music, using only the natural sounds of the Eiffel Tower. This multi-media lecture/demonstration outlines his artistic methods as well as the enormous organizational, political and practical challenges he faced. You will experience the Eiffel Tower in a way you’ve never done before. Q&A will follow and CDS will be available for purchase.

salvage garden 3Wed., June 8 at 7 p.m. Garden Salvage Art  R
Have stuff too cool to throw away? Need “something” to perk up your garden? Come to “Garden Salvage Art” on Wed., June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library (124 Grand Street) to learn how easy it is to perk up your yard or garden using found or recycled objects.

Registration is required and a minimum of 6 attendees need to be registered in order for us to hold the program. Register by calling 845-563-3625 or go to and click on “Calendar of Events.” The program is presented by the master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County will share ideas and offer inspiration for creating charm and whimsy in your yard or garden.

Book Sale auditorium 2016Sun., June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annual Friends Book Sale 

The Annual Friends Book Sale will be held on Sun., June 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the lobby and auditorium of the Main Library. Admission is free.

The Preview Sale is set for Sat., June 11 from 5 p.m. –
7 p.m. Here’s your chance to get first picks. A $10 admission fee includes a one-year membership to the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.


Mon., June 13 at 6 p.m. Monday Night Movie at the Library  R
Join us for a free showing of Race, starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Eli Goree. The film is about Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history, and how he was thrust onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faced off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Rated PG-13; children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wed., June 15 at 7 p.m. Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion
Dr. Jess Gerson will lead a lively discussion about A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin at this month’s Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion. Books are available for checkout at the Main Library.

Tues., June 21 at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Two Book Discussion
Stop by the Town Branch to exchange views on Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki at the “Tuesday at Two Book Discussion”. Books are available for checkout at the Town Branch. Registration is not required, but is always appreciated.

Adult Summer Reading Program R
Registration opens on Mon., June 20 at 9 a.m.

Enjoy a book talk café, author visit and a variety of programs to help you exercise your body and mind this summer!
To register, go online at and click on Adult Summer Reading. Look for the registration button or call 845-563-3618 to register by phone. You can still register in person at the Main Library or Town Branch at the Newburgh Mall. Open to adults 18 years old and up. Your participation will enter you into drawings for weekly prizes and the grand prize from the Friends of the Library.


  • 7/12/16-Book Talk Cafe at 6:30p.m. Town Branch.
  • 7/14/16 Body Awareness with NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) at 7 p.m.
  • 7/16/16-Armchair Tour of the Nearby Architecture at 11 a.m.
  • 7/16/16-A Short Walking Tour of Nearby Architecture at noon
  • 7/21/16-Author Talk with Charlotte Rogan of NOW AND AGAIN at 7 p.m.
  • 7/28/16-Guided Meditation at 7 p.m.

Computer Classes – Registration for Summer Computer Classes for adults also starts on Mon.,
June 20 at 9 a.m. It’s a good time to brush up on those keyboard skills this summer.

danceThe Newburgh Open Movement (NOM) Dance Series – The third and final workshop and dance jam event takes place on Sat., June 25. Presented by Ophra Wolf, professional dancer and mind-body educator, the session consists of 2 parts: a 1-hour workshop (for kids 12 and older and adults) from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., followed by a 2-hour open jam (for all ages) from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with live improvised music on glass instruments by Katie Down.

The NOM Dance Series 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. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library. Because of the generous support of these organizations, these events are FREE and open to the public (children must be accompanied by an adult).


Newburgh Photography Club
Wed., June 1 at 6 p.m.

Knit and Stitch
Wed., May  and 18  at 6 p.m.
TOWN Branch

Hudson River Poets
Thurs., June 23 at 7 p.m.

Knitting Club
Tues., June 7 and 21  at 7 p.m.
MAIN Library

Wired Wednesdays
Wed., June 15 at 7 p.m.
Learn to create music with the latest
production software.



Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion Group
Wed., June 15 at 7 p.m.
by Lucia Berlin

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

Tuesday at Two Book Discussion
Tues., June 21 at 2 p.m. Town Branch
by Ruth Ozeki

Great Books Discussion
Fri., June 24 at 11:30 a.m.
Call (845) 563-3613 for information
and to register.


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.