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Saturday October 7, 10:30 a.m., Lego Fun Projects

We use Lego Creator kits to create many types of projects and we do other creative building challenges.

Tuesday, October10, 10 – 2, 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.

Saturday October 14, Free Reiki Healing Clinic

Receiving Reiki is known to have a soothing, refreshing and balancing effect on the whole being. While you lie fully clothed and covered on a comfortable massage table, listening to soft music (if you wish), the practitioner will place her hands gently on your body and allow the Reiki energy to flow. Clients often feel warmth or a pleasant tingling, although each client’s experience will be unique.

By appointment only. Call the library today to schedule your reiki session. Appointment times are: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Call the library to schedule your session today.

Saturday Oct. 21. 9:00 a.m., Local History Walk & Talk

Born and raised in Olive, Bud Eckert knows more about the history of this area than nearly anyone alive. He will lead us on a walk through the Bushkill Cemetery and then up the nearby Kanape Brook Trail. We will see the remains of old tanneries, mills, schoolhouses and homesteads and hear vivid, informative and entertaining stories from the beginning days of the town of Olive.
This walk is suitable for all ages. We go at a slow and steady pace with plenty of breaks. Bring a bag lunch as we will stop and picnic together. We will meet at the library and then caravan to the trail head. Please call the library to preregister or email: Space is limited!

Saturday October 28, 8:30 a.m., AARP Sponsored Defensive Driving Course

Preregistration is required to attend this class. No walk-ins will be admitted. You must register in-person, at the library. Payment must be made to register and reserve your spot. Only checks or money orders (made out to: AARP) can be accepted.  Spots will fill quickly as there is a 40 person limit so come on down to the library today to sign-up.

The AARP Smart Driver™ course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible.


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.

Rusty Plough

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.