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Saturday October 21, 9:00 a.m., Local History Walk and Talk with Bud Eckert

Saturday October 21, 2:00 p.m., Local Author Book Reading with Linda Sobel

Saturday October 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., AARP Sponsored Defensive Driving Class

Weekly/Monthly Programs

Beginning November 2nd: Flow Yoga – Open Level: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – Christina Steen will be offering an Open Level Flow Yoga class. Participants should have some prior yoga experience and be familiar with terminology and basic poses. There will be options offered for poses in order to embrace individual ability and physical limitations.  

Beginning October 5 in our NEW Teen Room!! Teen Time – Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Each week will feature a different activity – Movie Night, Baking Club, Art Club and Book Club. Call the library for more information!

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., $48 for 12 week series (starts September 20th) or $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

Beekeeping Support Group: 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. – Each month a topic related to supporting beekeeping is covered. Beginners and seasoned beekeepers are all very welcome! Go to hvhives.com for more information about this monthly group.

Preschool/Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.age appropriate crafts, stories, music and movement.

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 each month, 10:00 a.m.Each month 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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis Class: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., $48 for 12 week series (starts September 20th) or $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

Singing Circle: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. everyone welcome!

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).

Community Dinner: 4th Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.  – everyone welcome! Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 163. Delicious homemade soups and bread from Bread Alone.

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!

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., Board of Trustees Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public. Join us to learn more about the library. We are actively looking for members. If you are interested in becoming a Board member please attend one of our meetings.

Teen Night! Thursday October 19, 5:30 p.m., Movie Night!

Thursdays are Teen Night at the library! This week is movie night. Come on down and enjoy the film … and snacks too! We will be watching Everything, Everything!

Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything.

Thursday Night Movie Series! October 19, 6:00 p.m., The Promise, PG-13

$2.00 suggested donation for all movies.

Run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes. Brilliant medical student Michael (Oscar Isaac) meets beautiful dance instructor Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) in late 1914. Their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend (Christian Bale), an American photojournalist who’s dedicated to exposing the truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred as they join forces to get themselves and their people to safety.

Saturday October 21, 9:00 a.m., Local History Walk & Talk

Born and raised in Olive, Bud Eckert knows more about the history of this area than nearly anyone alive. He will lead us on a walk through the Bushkill Cemetery and then up the nearby Kanape Brook Trail. We will see the remains of old tanneries, mills, schoolhouses and homesteads and hear vivid, informative and entertaining stories from the beginning days of the town of Olive.
This walk is suitable for all ages. We go at a slow and steady pace with plenty of breaks. Bring a bag lunch as we will stop and picnic together. We will meet at the library and then caravan to the trail head. Please call the library to preregister or email: programs@olivefreelibrary.org Space is limited!

Saturday October 21, 2:00 p.m., Author Event: Meet the Wish Fairy Book Reading w/ Linda Sobel

Saturday, October 21, 4:00 p.m., Book Discussion Group

The Olive Free Book Club is open to all! Come join in our lively discussions! The library has plenty of copies of the book – large print and audio as well. See you soon!

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor – engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven – but the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. Even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Teen Night! Thursday October 26, 5:30 p.m. – Book Club

Some books  just need to be talked about!! Meet up with other tweens/teens to share your thoughts about our club selection while feasting on some yummy snacks! Club is open to grades 6 and up! October’s book is: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen, Liesl feels that her childhood dreams are slipping away. And when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. But with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

 

 

Thursday October 26, 6:00pm, Lego Fun Projects