Tivoli Free Library Programs

Monday, May 9

4:00pm-5:00pm – Expressive Arts for Kids – Bard College students representing the Community Engagement Arts Project (CEAP) focus on community art making and the process of finding a personal, creative, and empowering voice of expression through visual arts, movement, theater, music, poetry, and play. For kids in 1st through 5th grade. No registration necessary – just drop in!

Tuesday, May 10

10:30am-11:30am – Preschool Story Time – Join Miss Penny for reading, singing & crafting fun! For children ages 2-5.

Wednesday, May 11

5:30pm-6:30pm – Battle of the Books Meeting – Regular meeting of our Battle of the Books team. All members and potential members are asked to please attend. There will be snacks!

Thursday, May 12

10:00am-2:00pm – Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads – Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time between 10am & 2pm! $1 suggested donation, to go toward the purchase of resource materials for the library collection.

Friday, May 13

6:00pm-7:30pm – Midnight Society: Teen Horror Club – Teens in 6th grade and up – Join us for our NEW Teen Horror Club, led by our favorite local author & educator, Thomm Quackenbush. We will be learning about what makes a good scary story, watching a scary movie or two (rated PG or PG-13,) then writing our own screenplays and producing short horror movies to put up on YouTube. This is an ongoing workshop that will be meeting twice a month through the spring and summer. Free. No registration necessary, but regular attendance is recommended as we will be carrying projects over week to week.

Monday, May 16

4:00pm-5:00pm – Expressive Arts for Kids – Bard College students representing the Community Engagement Arts Project (CEAP) focus on community art making and the process of finding a personal, creative, and empowering voice of expression through visual arts, movement, theater, music, poetry, and play. For kids in 1st through 5th grade. No registration necessary – just drop in!

Tuesday, May 17

10:30am-11:30am – Preschool Story Time – Join Miss Penny for reading, singing & crafting fun! For children ages 2-5.

Wednesday, May 18

4:00pm-5:00pm – LEGO Club – Join us for a full hour of free play with our HUGE collection of LEGOs & DUPLOs! What will you make? The only limit is your imagination! For kids of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, May 19

10:00am-2:00pm – Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads – Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time between 10am & 2pm! $1 suggested donation, to go toward the purchase of resource materials for the library collection.

7:00pm-8:00pm – Page Turners Book Club – Monthly meeting of our PageTurners Book Club. This month we will be discussing “The Girl on theTrain” by Paula Hawkins. Free and open to the public!

Friday, May 20

4:00pm-5:30pm – Minecraft! – Kids! Grab your diamond pickaxe and join us for an afternoon of Spring Break Minecrafting! For kids ages 8 and up. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Public laptops will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

6:00pm-7:00pm – Blooks: The Art of Books that Aren’t – Local collector, author and book conservator Mindell Dubansky will present a slide show about her collection of historic book-shaped objects (which she calls blooks). This collection was recently on view at the premier book collector’s club in New York, The Grolier Club. The exhibition was prominently featured in the news, with features in The New York Times and CBS Sunday Morning News. Mindy will bring some examples from her collection and copies of her exhibition catalog for sale (she’ll be happy to sign copies). Mindy is the head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mindy’s book was made possible in part with funding from local organizations, Furthermore Grants in Publishing and the Women’s Studio Workshop.

Saturday, May 21

9:30am-11:30am – Plant Swap – Spring is here!  Bring all your extra plants – perennials, annual seedlings, shrubs, vines, houseplants,vegetable/herb seedlings and extra seeds. Have plants divided in containers, labeled with name and basic planting instructions.  We will also be swapping garden related items – garden books, magazines, tools, hoses, garden art, containers and pots. Registration begins at 9:30.  Be on time…swapping starts at 10:00 sharp! If you are available to help or need more information please contact us at  tivoliprograms@gmail.com or 845-757-3771

The Tivoli Free Library is located in the historic Watts dePeyster Hall at 86  Broadway in the Village of Tivoli, NY.

For information on our events, please call 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org.

HOURS:  Monday through Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm