Red Hook Public Library to hold delicious DIY workshops (wine, bees & maple syrup!)

Wine, Honey, and Maple Syrup!

Workshops to keep you warm in January at Red Hook Public Library


(RED HOOK, NY) – It may  be cold outside but Red Hook Public Library will keep you warm with its sweet winter workshops. Learn everything you need to know – or at least begin – to keep bees, make wine and tap trees for your own maple syrup.


Beekeeper extraordinaire Remco Krafft will arrive in full regalia at 6 p.m. Tuesday January 13, when he explains how to start a backyard hive (just in time to order bees for this coming spring.) The kids will love this program too!


You’ll want to raise a glass at 6 p.m. Friday, January 16, when award-winning beer and wine maker Bruce Fanconi of Party Creations leads a Wine Making 101. Attendees will have a chance to see how to create their own as well as sample some varieties. This program is appropriate for those 21 years old and older.


Still more sweetness at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, when Pete LaValle, co-owner of Platte Creek Maple Syrup, takes you through the process of making your own syrup during Tree to Table: Making Maple Syrup.  A limited number of free taps will be available to participants.


All programs are free and open to the public.


Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal.


For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at


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