Red Hook Public Library Events –
A Great Big Finale for Summer Reading
Red Hook Public Library beings giant board games to Rec Park
(RED HOOK, NY) — Join the Red Hook Public Library for a huge summer reading finale! BIG FUN starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, at the Red Hook Recreation Park pavilion.
Bring a picnic and come ready to play! This season of stellar summer reading programs will wrap up with an assortment of life-sized versions of your favorite board games, like Giant Jenga, Tremendous Tic Tac Toe, and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. The library will supply beverages and desserts.
This party is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The Recreation Park is located at 24 Linden Avenue in Red Hook.
Red Hook Public Library beats the heat with a cool kid’s program on the science of ice
(RED HOOK, NY) –August heat getting you down? Join the Red Hook Public Library and Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement for Chill Out, a lesson on the science of ice at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the library.
The talented science experts from Bard’s Language and Thinking program will impart their cool knowledge of all things ice–especially dry ice–in this interactive lesson. How do you make bubbles with dish soap and dry ice? Can you use dry ice to make a coin “scream”? Kids will answer these questions and more with hands-on science experiments!
This program is free, but space is limited. Please sign up in-person at the library. For grades 2 and up. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Red Hook Public Library organizes Pokemon Go! walk
(RED HOOK, NY) — Can you catch ‘em all? Join experienced Pokemon Trainers for a Pokewalk at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 11, starting at the Red Hook Public Library.
Bring your phones and tablets and join the library for a group Pokemon Go! stroll. They’ll visit stops between the library and St. John’s Street on two big loops–catching every Pokemon on the way– and then return to the library for a half hour catch-a-thon on the lawn. Pokemon fans 10 and up can come on their own; younger walkers should bring a parent or guardian.
This program is free, but space is limited. In-person registration at the library is required.
A Groovy Conclusion to Summer
Red Hook Public Library hosts final installment in summer concert series
(RED HOOK, NY) –Wrap up summer vacation with another night of homegrown music at the Red Hook Public Library. Join the library for the final installment of their Front Porch Concert Series at 5 p.m. Friday, August 26.
Take a seat on the library lawn while a variety of local musicians serenade you from the front porch. The evening will begin with Maggie Rothwell’s family-friendly renditions of songs old and new, followed by singer/songwriter Lannie Bolde, who writes simple, heartfelt songs about love, family, and home. Up next is Mary Ellen Schwartz, an acapella-gone-acoustic singer who can croon you a ballad or belt out a Pete Seeger tune. The night will conclude with a performance by Carole White, who plays a mix of catchy originals and Woodstock-era favorites. Pack a picnic and pull up a chair for a full three hours of music in the fresh air!
This event is 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, 2014, and 2015 it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.