Upcoming special programs and events are listed below. Please check our calendar for the full list.
Virtual Author Visit: Trailblazing Women for Kids with Vashti Harrison
Thursday, July 16th | 2:00 PM
Online via Facebook Live – Watch here
PBS Books presents “Trailblazing Women for Kids” Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. with author and illustrator Vashti Harrison. “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” showcases women who changed the world — heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things “Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World,” the sequel, features the true stories of 40 women creators — writers, inventors, artists, scientists, the list goes on.
This event is part of PBS Books’ Trailblazing Women Virtual Series, which will highlight amazing stories of American women.
This program is sponsored by PBS Books.
Summer Concert: Cherished Memories
Friday, July 17th | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
The distinctive sound of Doo Wop may have faded away from American pop culture, but Cherished Memories brings it back! Take a trip back to younger days and simpler times, while you appreciate the pure sounds and vocal intricacies of tight harmony.
Things to know:
1) Please bring your own chair and respect social distancing guidelines (patrons that come to the concert together may sit together as a group).
2) The concert will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, excessive heat, etc.) because we cannot safely move the performance indoors.
3) A staff member will maintain an attendee count so we do not exceed 50 people (per Phase 4 guidelines)
We encourage you to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the performance. Bottled water will be available for a donation to the library.
This event will take place as long as the Mid-Hudson Region continues to meet the appropriate metrics. If local or state government rolls back the region to an earlier Phase, the event is subject to cancellation.
Cooking with Holly: Delicious Meals with Your Pantry Staples
Saturday, July 18th | 2:00 PM – Register here
Online via Zoom
Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and cook along in your kitchen as she guides you on live video from her kitchen to prepare a delicious dish using pantry staples. Set up your computer, smart phone or ipad so you are hands free. It’s so much fun to see each other in our kitchens while we are all cooking!Space is limited for this program and registration is required. Recipes and meeting link will be sent by Thursday, July 16th. Please do not share the meeting link.
This program is sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Starr Library, Staatsburg Library, LaGrange Library, and Morton Memorial Library.
Monday Evening Book Club – Virtual Meeting
Monday, July 20th | 7:00 PM
Online via GoToMeetingOur Monday Evening Book Club theme for 2020 is “literary tour of the world”. We are reading and discussing recently translated prize-winning literature from authors based in various countries in Europe and Asia. Books picked for this list are curated by former trustee Zachary Snow. New members welcome.
In July, we will be discussing The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric, a vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I. As we seek to make sense of the current nightmare in this region, this remarkable, timely book serves as a reliable guide to its people and history.
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Karate Online for Kids
July 27th-August 17th | Mondays at 11:00 AM
Want your kids to have a fun outlet for their energy and learn something new this summer? Karate Online for Kids is an awesome series of four online karate classes taught by Traditional Okinawan Karate. Kids will learn healthy habits, self-defense as well as listening, focus and meditation skills. All of the learning is through engaging drills and games. The class is for kids 6 to 11 years old.
This class series is sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Millbrook Library, Pleasant Valley Library, and LaGrange Library.
Spots are limited and registration is required. Sign up now!
An Afternoon of Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, August 1st, 1 PM-4PM – Register here
Ever wanted to try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons? Or, are you a veteran player itching for a game while still being able to social distance? In either case come and join us for a single-day online one-shot adventure!
We will adventure through a pre-built one-shot quest designed for both new and seasoned players. We will be adventuring entirely online using the free Roll20 platform (www.roll20.net). All participants will choose from pre-generated level 2 characters and will adventure together to complete a single-day quest. Ages 13-17 welcome.
Registration is required as spots are limited. Participants will receive meeting information no less than 2 days before program begins.
Summer Reading Finale: Build Along With Brad!
Monday, August 3rd | 6:30 PM
Brad will be showing you a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Join us to learn how puppets are built and how puppetry magic is made. Interact with Brad as he creates puppets before your eyes, then sit back and enjoy the show! Visit Clinton Community Library’s Facebook page when this program premieres.
Sponsored by Clinton Community Library, Staatsburg Library, Hyde Park Free Library.