Spring Chicks and Pups Red Hook Public Library hosts programs on raising hens and grooming dogs



(RED HOOK, NY) — Given the increasing value placed on locally grown organic foods, many are looking to shop in their own backyards – literally! Those interested in learning about raising chickens should attend The Chicken and the Egg: Raising a Backyard Flock at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6 Red Hook Public Library. Donna Seelbach, an experienced keeper of 45 hens, will discuss breeds, feed, care, and protection from predators. The time to order chicks for this year is now, so don’t miss this valuable opportunity!


Just as the shedding season begins, local dog trainer, boarder, groomer, and instructor Rebecca Kent will lead a class on how to keep your dog handsome and healthy during Grooming 101 at 6 p.m. Wednesday March 25. Kent will discuss dematting, undercoat removal, dealing with nails, fleas, and ticks. She’ll also show you what grooming tools are worth the expense, and which are better left on the shelf. Bring your questions for the expert!


Both programs are free but require registration.


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 www.redhooklibrary.org.