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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.

Thursday Night Movie Series! Family Movie Night! December 28, 6:00 p.m., Wonder Woman. (PG-13)

$2.00 suggested donation for movies.

92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Run time: 2 hours, 21 minutes. An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

Thursday December 28, 6:00pm, Lego Fun Projects

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

Thursday, December 28, 6:00pm Free Community Dinner

Come on out and enjoy a bowl of hearty soup with your neighbors! This free dinner is offered as a service to the community by Boy Scout Troop 163.

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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