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August news from Red Hook Public Library:


Plant & Bake Sale Sept 13

BKWRM_PLANTSThe Friends of Red Hook Public Library will be hosting their annual plant & baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to noon September 13, at Red Hook Public Library – rain or shine.  A Master Gardener will answer questions.

The Friends are accepting plant donations for the sale. Plants should be in pots and labeled (variety name, color, growing conditions, etc).

To donate plants or volunteer the day of the sale, contact Samara Genee at (914) 714-2184 or by September 8.

Dollars & $ense Couponing Program

Woman With Coupons And Thumb UpLearn how to save money and improve the quality of your life during Dollars & $ense couponing program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 16 and 30. Exchange coupons and money-saving strategies with other thrifty folk. This program is free and open to the public.

Get Your Mahj On!

mahjong cardLearn to play American Mahjongg on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. starting on Friday September 12th at Red Hook Public Library and continuing for at least 4 weeks.

Mahjongg, a 4-player game of skill, strategy and luck, originated in ancient China and is making a comeback today.  We’ll teach you to play – all supplies provided. All are welcome to attend this program.

La Dolce Lingua Italian Class Thursdays

papparrazziPaparazzi. That’s just one of the Italian words you’ll learn during Red Hook Public Library’s La Dolce Lingua classes, held at 6 p.m. Thursdays from September 11 through October 23rd. Find out what your relatives are really saying about you, or impress a waiter at your favorite Italian restaurant. The world is your ostrica! This program is free and open to the public, but limited to 15. Call 845-758-3241 to register.

Legal Workshop for Seniors October 4

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Do you need a health care proxy? Is your will in good shape? These and other legal questions will be answered from 10:30 am Saturday, October 4, when the Elder Law Pro Bono Project comes to Red Hook Public Library to answer a variety of questions about legal issues affecting seniors. This program is free and open to the public.

Battle of the Books

BOBOpen to kids entering the 6th – 9th grade in the fall of 2014, our warriors will prepare to battle other library teams in local and regional contests, leading up to the Battle Royale in September. If you love to read great books, join us. We’re meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Libraries Transforming Communities Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Red Hook Public Library as one of 10 public libraries nationwide that will undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.
Through in-person training, webinars and coaching—valued at $50,000— Red Hook Public Library will learn new community engagement techniques and apply them to challenges in the Red Hook area. The library will also receive an $8,000 cash grant to help cover the cost of new community-engagement work.
Libraries Transforming Communities is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.