Panel Discussion:
Vanishing Olive

Please click the link below to view the slideshows presented by the panelists during Saturday's discussion.



Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 14
10-4 p.m.

Our Annual craft fair is returning! We will have wood items, pottery, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more! Come and shop locally and get all of your holiday gifts!

Holiday Wine Tasting

Tuesday, December 17
6:30 p.m.

Lauren Mowery will be here to talk with us about Italian Wines and we will taste as we go!

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482. Must be 21.


Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, December 17
3:00 p.m.

Christine is here to help you with your technology questions.

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482.



Breakfast & A Movie- Toy Story 4

December 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

We will have a simple breakfast provided. Feel free to bring whatever you like. Please call 657-2482 to register, so we have enough food for all.





Senior Social Group

Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.

Come in, chat, read, play card games... whatever you'd like!

Call 657-2482 for details!

Cookbook Club

Wednesday, January 8
6:30 p.m.

This month we are cooking out of the book: Dinner Changing the Game by Melissa Clark

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.

Gmail and Google Tools

Thursday, January 9
1:00 p.m.

In this class we cover the basics of Gmail, using Google Calendar and using Google Tasks.

You should be comfortable using a computer and the internet and have a Google or Gmail account to participate in this class. Also, you must bring your username and password to participate.

Target audience: Adults 50+

Computers for the class will be provided.

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482.

Intro to Beekeeping

Saturday, January 11
10:00 a.m.

For this workshop, we will focus on how to start beekeeping in a sustainable way. Becoming self-sufficient in expanding your apiary with quality acclimatized stock is key to success. In addition to covering the basics of honeybee biology and colony management, we will provide insight into the best options for keeping healthy bees in the Hudson Valley region.

Please make sure to sign up in advance. Please check the hvhives website for the latest info and sign ups!

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: Class will take a break from January 7th- March 8th. Classes will resume March 9, 2020.

Yoga Classes

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

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.