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October news from Red Hook Public Library:

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Donate Great Books 10-2 Sat Oct 18

Book-DriveRed Hook Rotary will be accepting gently used books from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 18th,  for its upcoming book sale to benefit the early literacy programs of Red Hook Public Library. Books in good condition are appreciated; we cannot use text books, encyclopedias or magazines.

Monster Mash Oct 24

monster mash 01Ghouls and goblics should wear their dancing shoes to this year’s Monster Mash, 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 24, at the Red Hook Firehouse. The annual family-friendly dance party hosted by Red Hook Public Library features a DJ, dancing, games, crafts and spooky (but not too scary) activities.

This year we have a Pumpkin Photo Contest. Take a photo of your carved or decorated pumpkin and bring it to the library between October 1 and 22 to enter.  A winner will be announced at the Monster Mash.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family. Costumes encouraged!

Rotary Book Sale Sat Oct 25

booksaleRed Hook Rotary Club will be holding a giant book sale to benefit Red Hook Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Red Hook Village Hall. Books of all kinds will be on sale at bargain prices. All proceeds will benefit the library’s early literacy program, in support of Rotary’s campaign to improve literacy.

Rotarians will accept donations of used books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: October 4, 11 and 18. Books in good condition are welcome and appreciated; no textbooks or encyclopedias please.

Get Your Mahj On!

mahjong cardLearn to play American Mahjongg on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. Fridays in September & October at Red Hook Public Library.

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.