Petite Picasso Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Toddler-paintingCould your child be the next Matisse? Find out during Petite Picasso, a toddler painting class at 10:30 am Tuesdays. Children ages two through six will have a hands-on painting experience. This program is free and open to the public. Come dressed for a mess!

Dig In: Rocks, Fossils & Bugs July 11

bug-plugs1Geologists, entomologists and paleontologists will delight when Kirsty Morgan, a geologist and paleontologist from London, brings her collection of curiosities to Red Hook Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11. She will share rocks, gems, and fossils, as well as live and preserved insects. 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 2015, 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 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, to prepare for battle!

Animanga Club @ Library

mangas_ff_07Calling all Japanese animation fans! Our Anime/Manga club for teens and tweens at 1 p.m. Saturdays at Red Hook Public Library. We’ll be reading, watching, and discussing our favorite Japanese manga and anime. This program is free and open to the public.

Minecraft @ the Library June 26

minecraftBuild new worlds and solve problems at 4:30 p.m. every other Friday during Red Hook Public Library’s Minecraft Club.  Participants will collaborate to complete building challenges and plan and build worlds together on a secure server.

Space is limited, so please call the library at 845-758-3241 to register. The library has a limited number of laptops available for participants to share; please bring a laptop with Minecraft installed if possible.

Get Your High School Equivalency Degree @ the Library

degreeRed Hook Public Library is partnering with Dutches BOCES Adult Learning Center to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions to help you pass the TASC (High School Equivalency Exam). Call 845.483.3640 ext. 6127, to make an appointment.

NYS Health Exchange Navigators

nysoh-logo-mainRed Hook Public Library will be offering sessions with Navigators to help citizens sign up for the various health plans from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday. These are private sessions; please call 1-800-453-4666 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and open to the public.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

We’re Seeing Stars!

five-starsFive stars … nope, not from Michelin (although sometimes we do have mighty fine snacks). Red Hook Public Library has been awarded five stars by Library Journal once again, based on the number of items we share, attendance at programs and how many people use our library. We’re thrilled to be recognized and delighted to serve a community that values libraries! Come check us out and see why we rate five stars!

Spinning Yarns Knitters

Spinning Yarns Knitters meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. to share stories & projects. All ages and abilities are welcome. Don’t be shy if you don’t know how — come and learn to knit!