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Saturday, June 24th, 11-1pm, Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

Thursday Night Movie Series! June 29, 6:00 PM, Sing (PG)

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Weekly Programs

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

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!

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., $48 for 12 week series (started April 17) or $6 per class (drop-in rate), Instructor – Kathy Carey.

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

Save the Date!

These are upcoming events you won’t want to miss:

Saturday, July 1, 2-4 pm, Summertime in the Catskills Art Show Opening

Saturday, July 15, 11:00 a.m., Local History Talk: When Cauliflower was King

Friday, July 21, 4:00pm, Fungi Hike

Saturday, July 22, Native American Kids Program

Saturday, August 5, Wonderful World of Reptiles

Thursday, August 10, 6:00 p.m., The Mysterious Alchemy of Matchmaking with Lisa Clampitt

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.