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May news from Red Hook Public Library:

How to choose a dog 5:30 pm May 26

puppy and babyRebecca Kent, local dog groomer, trainer, border, and instructor is back for another fun, furry program at 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 26.  This time she will help us to select our next best friend by taking into account our lifestyles and different breed characteristics. She’ll also tell you how to find a responsible breeder or rescue, and what to consider and ask before making that final selection and commitment. Free and open to the public.

Computer Building Workshop May 28

computer-guyEver wondered how a computer is wired? Building a computer is not as difficult as you might think. If you’d like to give it a try, Red Hook Public Library’s “Casually Constructing Computers” workshop is just the program to get you started. Join us as we demystify, decrypt and decode computers in this hands-on workshop. Robert Drake, Technology Operations Manager at Mid-Hudson Library System has been building computers since he was 13 and will share his expertise at 5 p.m. on Thursday May 28, at the library for teen and adult techies.

Space is limited for this free program. Registration is required. Please call 845-758-3241 to reserve your spot.

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!

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!

Minecraft @ the Library May 29

Minecraft-2Build new worlds and solve problems at 4:30 p.m. every other Friday beginning May 29 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.

What’s Your Story?

story-tellingHave you dabbled in fiction writing or thought about trying? Hone your abilities to write and read short fiction at Red Hook Public Library’s Fiction Workshop, which will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through July 2.
For adults 18+. Free and open to the public. Please call the library at 845-758-3241 to register.

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.