Monday, September 7 – Library Closed

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Thursday, September 10, 6:00 p.m., Thursday Night Movie: McFarland, USA (PG)

PLEASE NOTE:  All Thursday night movies will be showing at 6:00 p.m.
“Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross country team and turns 7 students with no hope into one of the best cross country teams.” mcfarland

Saturday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. Arm-of-the-Sea Theater ‘s Rejuvenary River Circus at Olive Day!

This performance will take place at Davis Park and is made possible through a grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation. Olive Free Library will also have a booth at Olive Day where you can buy cookbooks, gardening books, and children’s books at great prices. We will also have raffle baskets to support the library. 

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This CIRCUS is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music. The story follows Malakai, the River messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health.

Wednesday, September 16, 6-8 p.m., Lego Club

lego3Come and work on a Lego challenge with others. This month we will create rubber-band powered Lego cars.

Thursday, September 17, 6:00 p.m., Thursday Night Movie: Kingsmen (R)


PLEASE NOTE:  All Thursday night movies will be showing at 6:00 p.m.
“Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.”

Saturday, September 19, 4:00 p.m., Book Group: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered.
mr tiffanyCome discuss this with other book lovers!

Pollinator Flower Report

We took some pictures of the 4-H kids planting our pollinator garden in early May, and then got some pictures on Monday, June 29, what progress!

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A Beehive for Olive Free Library!

A local boy scout, Blake Overton, is creating an observation beehive for the library! You can visit his website and learn more about the project 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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