Saturday, January 18
Due to inclement weather, the Library will close at 2:00 p.m.


The Olive Free Library will be closed Monday, January 20th for  Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Copy of senior social Group

Senior Social Group

Wednesday, January 15
2:30 p.m.

Come join Barbara and a great group of people to chat, play card games etc.

Muddy Boots String Band

RESCHEDULED: Thursday, January 23
6:00 p.m.

Come and join the Muddy boots String Band for a fun evening out of Cajun music culture and dance!

Old-Timey, cajun/zydeco music for your listening and dancing pleasure! Suggested $5 donation.

Please call to register,  657-2482.

Intuitive Watercolor

Tuesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.

Join Shea for an evening of intuitive watercolor painting.

No experience necessary; all materials provided. Those who haven't picked up a brush or dipped it in paint since they were kids—or ever!—are especially encouraged to attend.

Please call to register,  657-2482.




Windows 10

Thursday, February 6
1:00 p.m.

In this class we cover the basics of Windows 10.

You should be comfortable using a computer and the internet and have a Google or Gmail account to participate in this class.

Target audience: Adults 50+

Computers for class will be provided.

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482.

Maple Syrup 101

Saturday, February 8
10:00 a.m.

Maple Syrup workshop and field trip. You will start with a discussion at the library and then take a trip to tap trees and visit the sugar shack.

Get tips, tricks, and great stories!

Please call to sign up 657-2482.

Cookbook Club

Wednesday, February 12  6:30 p.m.

This month we are cooking out of the book: The Sunday Dinner Cookbook

Join us! Pick out a recipe from the book, prepare it and bring it in for sharing! A copy of the book will be raffled off at the dinner.

Please call for details,  657-2482.

Robinson's Wildlife

Monday, February 17
10:30 a.m.

Join Bill Robinson and all of his feathered friends. We will learn about birds of prey and maybe a few other friends.

Library Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

4033 Rt 28-A
(PO Box 59 Mailing Address)
West Shokan, NY 12494
Phone: 845-657-2482
Fax: 845-657-2664


New Books

Did you know that the library purchases brand new fiction, mystery, and non-fiction books each week?



Mondays at 9 a.m. 

NOTE: There will be a winter break, classes will resume Monday, March 9, 2020.

Yoga Classes

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. (from 1/6 to 2/10 class will be held on Tuesday nights at 7:30)

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Story Hour

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - Beginner Class

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate Class

Singing Circle

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Catskill Ukulele Group

Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m

Thursday Night Movies

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

8 Speaker Surround Sound!

See the schedule

430 club

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Visit our 430 Club Page here!


Knit for Charity

First Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.

My Friend Rag Doll

Second Tuesday of every month 10:00 a.m.

Dungeons & Dragons

Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. 

International Mystery Book Club

Third Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Beekeeping Support Group

Third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

No meetings in November, December, or January

Book Discussion Club

Third Saturday of each month, 4:00 p.m.

Lego Projects

Fourth Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.


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.