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Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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COMPUTER CLASSES: Registration now open for Fall 2016 Computer Classes

Events are held at the Main Branch, 124 Grand St., unless otherwise noted.

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great-books-logoGreat Books Discussion – Fri., Dec. 2 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. Interested in joining? New Members are always welcome but MUST REGISTER before attending their first meeting. Call 845-563-3613 for more information about the selections we read AND to register.


Le Cercle de Lecture – Sun., Dec. 4 at 1:15 p.m.
Our French book club for adults discusses beginner level books written in French along with members of the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.

Immigration Initiative Forum – Tues., Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
This initiative was launched to help immigrant victims deal with the criminal justice system, by providing a single point of contact between them and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The initiative will help by encouraging immigrant victims to report crimes committed against them; by working with them to understand what is happening in their cases; and by helping them achieve just outcomes.

newburgh-streetDistressed Properties Meeting – Wed., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Find our about the City of Newburgh’s Distressed Property Task Force, created to develop a step-by-step process for implementing the City’s Vacant Property Revitalization Program. This program targets specific areas of vacant and abandoned parcels for reuse or redevelopment through improved code enforcement, creation of the Newburgh Community Land Bank, and a streamlined project review and approval process.

Phoneography Workshop – Thurs., Dec, 8 at 7 p.m. R
Learn all about capturing, editing, sharing and viewing amazing photos using your smartphone at the  Phoneography is simply using your phone to take a picture. Most people have their phones with them so it’s always easy to capture a great shot. We’ll offer tips, apps and ideas to help you become a better photographer. Iphone and Android users are welcome. Register at or call (845) 563-3625.

tree-bookDIY: Make and Take – Sat., Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. Town Branch
Make a winter tree out of old books. Open to adults.

“Cooks and Books” – Sat., Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. R
Create a batch of cookies using recipes found in the library’s cookbook collection in this program called  Bring in one dozen cookies made at home and share with other participants. Cookbooks will be on display at the main level information Desk. The program is limited to 12 adults, and registration is required. You don’t have to be a gourmet cook (but you must bring in some cookies in order to participate).

Monday Night at the Movies – Mon., Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm.
Join us for a free showing of “Hell or High Water.”A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money-making scheme in order to save their family’s farm from foreclosure. Rated-R; no children are allowed.

Tech Support – Thurs., Dec. 15 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., Dec. 15 at books-brews-logo26:30 p.m.
To be held at 2 Alices, 117 Broadway
Read, sip, chap at this offsite discussion featuring the book, “The Circle” by Dave Eggers. Although designed for the 20 to 30-something reader, this book discussion welcomes all adults. Copies of the book are available for check out at the Main Library and the Town Branch. Call (845) 563-3632 for details. The discussion will be led by 30-something librarian Heather Gorman.


Saturday Matinee – “Suicide Squad” – Sat., Dec. 17 at 2:15 p.m.
Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto & Viola Davis. Rated PG-13; children 13 and older. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined that only a secret group of despicable individuals with nothing to lose can avert a potential apocalypse. So, she has assembled the world’s most dangerous super villains, given them a powerful arsenal of weapons, and sent them off on a suicide mission. 

Tuesdays at Two Book Discussion – No program in December

Hudson River Poets  – Thurs., Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
All established and emerging poets are welcome to attend and share their poetry. For more information, email facilitator Hayden Wayne at, or call the library at (845)563-3629. No registration required.



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.