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Saturday, February 3, 2:00 p.m., A Celebration of Local Poets!

Join award winning local poets Janlori Goldman, David Eye and Ana C.H. Silva for an afternoon of poetry, conversation and food.

Monday February 5, 6:00 p.m., Vegan Potluck & Cooking Demo

Join Chef Diane Hagedorn, friends and neighbors! We’ll learn some vegan cooking techniques and feast on delicious food together. Bring a vegan dish to share. All are welcome – vegans and non-vegans! Please register for this FREE event by calling the library or emailing: programs@olivefreelibrary.org

 

Weekly/Monthly Programs

HEALTH AND WELLNESS!!

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)

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey. Or $48 for 12 week series (Series begins week of January 8th).

Tai Chi for Arthritis Class: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., $48 for 12 week series (starts Wed. Jan 10th) or $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

MOVIES, ARTS AND MUSIC!!

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.

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).

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!

FAMILY, KIDS AND TEENS!!

Family Movie Night: Third Saturday of each month at 6:00 p.m. – bring your own snacks or feast on our popcorn. Please call to register for this FREE fun FAMILY event.

YA Book Club: 4th Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.for grades 6 & up. Some books just need to be talked about! Come feast on yummy snacks and enjoy our latest book.

Preschool/Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.age appropriate crafts, stories, music and movement.

Lego Projects: Fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.We use Lego Creator kits to create many types of projects and we do other creative building challenges. For all ages!

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.

New Databases Available: Qello Concerts and Comics Plus

Qello Concerts is an online database now available for free! All patrons with a library card will be able to search over 1,700 full-length concerts and music documentaries.  From iconic stars to today’s most popular artists Qello has the world’s largest collection of live performances.

Comics Plus is an online database that provides access to over 17,000 comic books, manga and graphic novels for all age groups.  Titles are available instantly, no waiting for holds, and are accessible with your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Please contact the library if you need help.  You must set up an account using your library card to use the online services.

Book Group Selections for 2017

2017 Olive Free Library Book Group Selections

Saturday June 17th 4pm – The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrin Brivald
Saturday July 15th 4pm – The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
Saturday August 19th 4pm – The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Saturday September 16th 4pm – Commonwealth by Ann Patchet
Saturday October 21st 4pm – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Saturday November 18th – A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Saturday December 16th – The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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.

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2015 Community Survey Results

The results of our community survey, conducted in December 2014 and January 2015 can be found 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.