Tuesday, December 12, Library Closed

Weekly/Monthly Programs

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.  $48 for 12 week series or $6 per class (drop-in rate)

Teen Night Nov-DecEach week will feature a different activity – Movie Night, Baking Club, Art Club and Book Club. Call the library for more information! Or click on the link to see a schedule of November and December’s Activities.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

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!

Tuesday, December 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community Sewing Circle – Project Linus

Each month members of the community meet to make quilts together for Project Linus. Last year the group donated 72 quilts to children who are homeless or gravely ill in Ulster County. 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.

Teen Night! Holiday Candle Making with Artist Cathie Schultis, Thursday December 14, 5:30 p.m.

Open to grades 6 and up. Come and make handmade soy candles – creative gifts for friends and family. We’ll have gift bags and ribbon too! Preregistration is required for this FREE event. Call the library or email programs@olivefreelibrary.org to register.

Thursday Night Movie Series! December 14, 6:00 p.m., Dean, PG-13

$2.00 suggested donation for all movies.

75% Audience Score. Run time: 1 hr. 34 min. Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans.

Saturday December 16, 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!

“A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community–and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. “All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.”

Teen Night! Thursday December 21, 5:30 p.m., Baking with Audrey

Learn, Bake, Eat and Share! Come and join the fun. For grades 6 and up. Call the library or email: programs@olivefreelibrary to register for this FREE event!

Thursday Night Movie Series! December 21, 6:00 p.m., Maudie (PG-13)

$2.00 suggested donation for all movies.

89% Fresh on RT. Run time: 1 hr. 55 min. MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.


Thursday December 28, 2:30 p.m., Family Movie Matinee, Cars 3 (G)

Run time: 1 hour and 49 minutes. %71 Audience Score on RT. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Teen Night! Thursday December 28, 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! This month’s selection is: Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.

Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen. Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box. And Janna suddenly finds herself caring what people think. Or at least what a certain boy named Jeremy thinks. Not that she would ever date him—Muslim girls don’t date. Or they shouldn’t date. Or won’t? Janna is still working all this out.