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New Databases Available: Qello Concerts and Comics Plus

Qello Concerts is an online database now available for free! All patrons with a library card will be able to search over 1,700 full-length concerts and music documentaries.  From iconic stars to today’s most popular artists Qello has the world’s largest collection of live performances.

Comics Plus is an online database that provides access to over 17,000 comic books, manga and graphic novels for all age groups.  Titles are available instantly, no waiting for holds, and are accessible with your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Please contact the library if you need help.  You must set up an account using your library card to use the online services.

Ongoing Programs

HEALTH AND WELLNESS!!

YOU CAN NOW BUY A 12-SESSION CARD FOR $48 THAT YOU CAN USE FOR ANY OF OUR YOGA AND TAI CHI CLASSES!

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

Beginner Tai Chi for Health: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Stephen Ackermann.

Intermediate Tai Chi for Health: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

MOVIES, ARTS, MUSIC AND BOOKS!!

Mystery Club: 3rd Monday of each month, 12:30 p.m.Come join other mystery buffs to discuss our favorite authors, learn about new ones and have fun discussions about the latest whodunnit! Welcome to all.

Knit for Charity: 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m. – The group is open to knitters and crocheters of all abilities. This group is gathering to knit and crochet together and will collaborate on blankets for children who are gravely ill or homeless. Come and join us!

Community Quilting: 2nd Tuesday of every other month, 10:00 a.m. – Each meeting members of the community meet to make quilts together for Project Linus. Bring your sewing machine and pack a lunch, or come and help with other parts of the quilt-making like tying. No materials or quilting expertise necessary.

Rag Doll Friends Group: 2nd Tuesday of every other month, 10:00 a.m. – Each meeting  the group will be making cuddly soft dolls for sick and hospitalized children. They are currently working with many of the local hospitals. They would love to expand and create more friends, please come and see what wonderful work this group is doing.

Singing Circle: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. everyone welcome! Currently on hold during renovations.

Catskill Ukulele Group: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.,  – all ages, ukes available for check-out, beginners welcome!

Thursday Night Movie Series! 6:00 p.m.,$2.00 suggested donation. Be sure to check the website to see what movie is playing! (Once in awhile we have a special event on Thursday nights and don’t show a movie).

Adult Book Group: 3rd Saturday of each month,  4:00 p.m. – Check out the exciting list of books we’re reading for the year. Come each month or just for the book you’re interested in!

DELICIOUS DINNERS!

Vegan Potluck: First Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. Join Chef Diane Hagedorn, friends and neighbors! We’ll learn some vegan cooking techniques and feast on delicious food together. Bring a vegan dish to share. All are welcome – vegans and non-vegans! Preregistration is required for this FREE event. Call the library or email: programs@olivefreelibrary.org.

FAMILY, KIDS AND TEENS!!

Preschool/Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.age appropriate crafts, stories, music and movement. PLEASE NOTE: Currently on hold during renovations.Visit our webpage for updates.

Sensory Play & Learn: The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 1 p.m. –   We will have various sensory activities for your children to explore, plenty of playtime and lots of social  interaction. This group is designed for ages 3-36 months, siblings are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: Currently on hold during renovations.Visit our webpage for updates.

Family Story and Craft Hour: Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. –  all ages welcome. We’ll read a book and do a craft together! Check our calendar for the dates.

Lego Projects: Fourth Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.We use Lego Creator kits to create many types of projects and we do other creative building challenges. For all ages!

Family Movie Night: Third Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. –Free family friendly movie, popcorn included!

YA Book Discussion Group: 4th Thursday of each month, 4:30 p.m.for grades 5 & up. Some books just need to be talked about! Come feast on yummy snacks and enjoy our latest book.

Book Group Selections for 2019

2019 Olive Free Library Book Group Selections

January 26th – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

February 16th – The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

March 16th – The Monk of Mokha by David Eggers

April 20th – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

May 18th – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

June 15th – Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason

July 20th – Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

August 17th – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

September 21st – House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

October 19th – Educated by Tara Westover

November 16th – The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

December 21st – Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

January 18th 2020 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Join Rondout Valley Organics

The library is now a drop off location for Rondout Valley Organics. This is a group of local farms in the Rondout Valley who produce a variety of organic foods and food products. The pick up days are Friday, 1-5 or Saturday, 10-4.

You must become a member and add money to your account to have food delivered. Membership is $50 per year. Please note that you can start your account with as little as $50 in addition to your membership. Here is a link to the website. The website is “Farm to City” a site that handles the online commerce part for Rondout Valley Organics. There will be much, much more produce to choose from during the growing season.

Rusty Plough