Thanksgiving Closing Schedule


The Library will be closing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26.

We will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

Saturday, November 22, 10-2, Red Cross Shelter Training

Learn how to support your community in times of disaster

This 4 hour course is designed to provide you with the necessary training to open, set up, operate, and close a Red Cross shelter during a disaster. Become part of a team of caring volunteers who will provide a safe and secure environment for affected individuals during natural disasters, which have become more and more frequent as the climate continues to change.

The training is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. A minimum of 8 registrants is required or the training will be cancelled.

RSVP to Shelter Coordinator Monica Raiss at or 310-850-2236

Saturday, November 22, 2-4 p.m., Happy Elves Workshop

We will make beautiful beaded bookmarks, the perfect gift for book lovers! Materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring in beads, ribbons or cords you would like to use.

Wednesday, November 26, 3:00 p.m., School Holiday Movie!

In this sequel the Vikings and flying dragons discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider.  Common Sense Media says this movie is appropriate for ages 7 and up.  Rotten Tomatoes rates it 92% fresh!

Rated PG

Call the library for the title.

Saturday, December 6, Holiday Fair!

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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.

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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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.