Saturday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. Highpoint Ensemble Concert

Come enjoy a delightful afternoon concert of classical music. Mozart’s Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K.493, and Hadyn Piano Trio #254 in D Major, Hob. XV:24.

Highpoint Ensemble

Steven Starkman, violin

Hiroko Sakurazawa, piano

Ling Kwan, cello

George Tsontakis, viola

highpoint ensemble

Wednesday, October 22, 6-8 p.m., Halloween Lantern Making

Friday, October 24, 4-5 p.m., Nature Club

Learn and play outside at the library!

The Nature Club will meet every other Friday at 4 p.m.  We will provide you with ideas for places, resources, and activities your family can enjoy in the great outdoors.  Kids are welcome to come to each meeting or whenever their schedule permits.  We will spend a portion of each meeting outside regardless of weather, please dress for outdoor play.

October 24:  Leaf/Tree Identification: Identify trees around the library, make crafts with fallen leaves and play a game.


nature kids

Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Family Movie Night

Rated PG

Call the Library for the title.

Thursday, October 30, 6:00 p.m., Jack-O-Lantern Carving Party

Bring your pumpkin to the library to carve.  We will have tools and templates for carving, prizes and snacks!

Saturday, December 6, Holiday Fair!

holiday fair

The library’s annual Holiday Fair will take place Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications for vendors can be downloaded here.

Hiking Near the Library

There are many hiking opportunities near the library, including the Kenape Brook/Ashokan High Point trail. You can access trail maps, including USGS topographical maps on Ulster County’s REConnect website. Click on Trails and Routes and check the boxes for trail heads and hiking trails and the trails will appear in red.

For those who like to explore the woods without a trail, you can also get a permit to hike in the Ashokan Reservoir property across from the library by applying to the DEP. There is a link to the application here.

Please take safety precautions before heading into the woods. Get hiking safety tips here.

Seeds of change

Please help use expand our pollinator garden. As you deadhead your rudbeckia and echninacea flowers, save them for the library. They are full of seeds that we can use to spread in the hillside next to the road. We can also use milkweed seeds. This beautiful video says it all.

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Children’s Story Hour, Tuesdays 10 a.m.

Join us for our rollicking children’s story hour of books, crafts, singing, music and movement.

Groups at Olive Library

Children’s Story Hour: Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m

MMM Craft Group:  Meets downstairs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September-June.

Homeschoolers Study Group: Meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m

Ukelele Group:  Every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Scrabble Group:  Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Knitting: Every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

Yoga: Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., Thursday evenings at 7 p.m, Saturdays at 10 a.m.

AA:  Every Friday evening downstairs at 7:30 p.m.

Tongore Garden Club: Meets monthly on the second Thursday from April through December.