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Ongoing Programs

The Friends of the Library Book Cellar Gift Certificates!

Would you like to give the gift of a book, DVD, CD or Audiobook, but aren’t sure what title to get? What about a gift certificate for the Book Cellar here at the library? Certificates are available for purchase at the circulation desk for any amount.

Reader’s Choice Book Group- 

First Thursday of the month at 7pm 

Check out the Adult Programming page to see what we are reading next. 

Click this button:                  to see what we’ve read since 1999! The group is casual and the discussions are informal.  The monthly selections are chosen by the readers and copies are provided by the Library.  Current reading interests are contemporary fiction, classics, memoirs and popular nonfiction, but we always welcome new members with new suggestions.  For more information, ask at the Service Desk.

Needlework Group–Mondays at 1pm
The Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types.  Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and needles for those who don’t yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

Esopus Artist Group – -Tuesdays at 1 – 3:30pm                                                                                                    Everyone is welcome to join this ongoing session of art making. Whether you would like to use charcoal, watercolors, oil paint, acrylics, fingerpaint or pastels…whatever medium you prefer is what the artist group is about. We meet year round in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Please bring your own supplies.

Esopus Stitchers–Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – except for the first Wednesday of the month.
Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel… whatever! Always wanted to try embroidery? We’ll help you get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch with us!

Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

This Chinese game is similar to Gin Rummy, but with tiles instead of cards. It is a very popular game. Periodically we hold classes for those who are new to the game. 

Duck Pond Gallery–Openings are the First Friday of the month from 5:30-8pm
The gallery is located downstairs in the Hasbrouck Room and is open during normal Library hours.  Each month features a different local artist or group, with schedules made at least one year in advance.  Individuals interested in showing at the Duck Pond should contact volunteer curator, Claudia Engel: .


You can borrow a fishing pole from the library! This is a great way for someone who has never fished before to get a chance to try it out. Each person who borrows a pole will also get a basic fishing tackle kit, that you can keep! FREE! The poles are sponsored by the Federated Sportsman’s Clubs of Ulster County  with funding assistance from Ulster County Executive Mike Hein & the Ulster County Legislature.

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