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Regular Programs

Esopus Artists Group

Tuesdays 1-3pm

Artists of all skill level are welcome to join this meeting to work on their art in a casual and friendly environment.

Mah Jongg Group

Wednesdays 1-3:30pm

All are welcome to join in a friendly game of American

Mah Jongg at the library.

Reader's Choice Book Group

First Thursday of each month

at 7pm

Currently reading: I Found You by Lisa Jewell

See our past reads here.

Ulster County Photo Club

Second Wednesday of each month

at 6:30pm

Join a community for photographers in which there is the opportunity for discussion, networking, and growth.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

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Decorative Twig Star Workshop

Saturday, December 9 at 11am

Create a beautiful 20-inch wild twig star for a gift or holiday decoration! Adorn your star with your choice evergreens, berries, seed pods, and ribbons. Led by Jessica Williams. For teens and adults. 

Spots are limited and registration is required! Email our Adult Program Coordinator Meaghan at mdarling@esopuslibrary.org to register.

The Empty Kayak: An Evening with author Jodé Millman

Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm

A lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, author Jodé Millman discusses her third thriller inspired by true crime events in the Hudson Valley. The Empty Kayak is the third title in the award winning “Queens City Crimes” series following Hooker Avenue and The Midnight Call. Join us as Jodé discusses her research of the Hudson River, what makes this river a nearly impossible crime scene to analyze, and how details of the true crime influenced her writing. Refreshments will be served. 

Click here to register.

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Hot Chocolate Bombs Workshop for Adults

Friday, December 15 at 1pm

DIY your own hot chocolate bomb! We'll melt chocolate to make chocolate spheres, mix our own fillings, piece them together, and decorate the outside. At home, put your chocolate bomb in a mug, add warm milk, stir and enjoy. For adults.

Registration is required. Please register each attendee.

Stargazing with the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association

Friday, December 15 at 5pm

View the night sky with Jack Chastain, President of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (MHAA)! We’ll begin our celestial adventure inside with a brief presentation while we wait for Astronomical Twilight to begin. Following the presentation, we’ll bundle up and head outside for stargazing! For adults.  

Note: Stargazing is weather dependent and, if weather conditions are uncooperative, we will stay indoors for a longer presentation.

Registration is required.

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Bad Art Night

Tuesday, December 26 at 4pm

It's Bad Art Night! Join us for a zero-pressure, all-fun, hands-on art night where the worse, wilder, and wonkier your art looks, the better! (But please keep it appropriate and no intentional mess making...) 

To kick off the workshop, we'll brainstorm themes as a group, add them onto the Wheel of Fun, and spin the wheel to see what it lands on. This month's mess-terpiece will be created with fabric and beads. For children in grades K+, teens, and adults.

Registration is required. Please register each attendee to ensure we have enough supplies! 

Michael Davidoff Opening Reception

On view through December

Join us in our Duck Pond Gallery for the opening reception of Michael Davidoff's Regional Watercolor Landscapes, a collection of realistic watercolors depicting farms of rural New York and New England, as well as nautical coastal scenes of Maine. These paintings adhere to a style of "regional realism," capturing the significance of place and time and evoking nostalgia of remembered places.

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Interested in exhibiting in our Duck Pond Gallery?

Find more information on the proposal form.

Questions? Contact mdarling@esopuslibrary.org

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