Power to the Puppies! Sept 23

golden doodleProper food, Attention, Water, and Shelter make up the focus of the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ program for children at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, at Red Hook Public Library.

Guided by a DCSPCA volunteer, children will learn the basic responsibilities of caring for a dog. Each child will also have an opportunity to meet Jackson, a Golden Doodle and non-allergenic therapy dog. This early education program is designed by DCSPCA to teach young children about safe and humane handling of dogs while fostering respect for all forms of life.

This program is free and open to the public. Call 845-758-3241 to register; space is limited.

Grupo Folklorico Sept 26

La-guelaguetzaRed Hook Public Library, La Voz magazine, and the Village of Red Hook will sponsor Grupo Folklorico at noon Saturday, September 26, at the Red Hook Village Farmers’ Market at the Village parking lot off Broadway. This spirited dance company is dedicated to sharing the rich culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, and will kick-off a month long celebration of Hispanic Heritage.

Come early for children’s crafts and activities. Stay for lunch — local restaurants will be on hand with traditional Mexican fare.  Visit La Clínica, a mobile health clinic providing free women’s health and nutritional care. There will be plenty to do for all!

This program is free and open to the public.


Italian Language Classes begin September

amee-and-mastroianni-la-dolce-vitaBruciare. Bambina. Baciare. These are just some of the words you’ll learn during the beginner’s Italian language classes at 6 p.m. each Thursday beginning September 10 and continuing for eight weeks. The class emphasizes basic vocabulary and conversation.

Intermediate Italian class will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning September 16, running for seven weeks. A text book is used and verb conjugations and grammar will be discussed. Intermediate students must have basic vocabulary and  experience speaking and understanding.

Classes are free and open to the public; registration is required. Call 845-758-3241 to register.

Latin Classes for Teens in September

ceasarLearn the language of Ceasar when Latin classes for students in grades 7 and up at 5:30 p.m. each Monday beginning September 21 through December 7, begin at Red Hook Public Library.

Latin gives kids an advantage with language, literature, science, classics, and even testing. Instructor Ann Patty, editor, fluent speaker, and connoisseur, returns for the popular class.

This program is free but space is limited. Please call 845-758-3241 to secure your space.

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 meet at 4 p.m. each Tuesday in July and August 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.

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.