Geek the revolution: 7 pm Oct 2

geek Jack KellyIf you came to visit the library on Hardscrabble Day, we asked you what you geek. Lots of you responded, and almost 50 were good sports & had your picture taken — thank you!

At 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, at the Elmendorph Inn author Jack Kelly will talk & sign copies of his book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence. Members of the Third Ulster Militia Regiment will be on hand, in period costume. What do you geek?

Donate Great Books 10-2 Sat Oct 4

Book-DriveRed Hook Rotary will be accepting gently used books from 10 am to 2 pm this Saturday, October 4,  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.

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.

Guillermo Fesser 6 pm October 9

guillermo fesserA cabdriver, a cartoonist and a bison rancher. These are just some of the characters that Spanish journalist Guillermo Fesser reveals in his tribute to the Hudson Valley, One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. Fesser will speak about and sign copies of his book at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 9, at Red Hook Public Library.

His memoir focuses on his experience transplanting his family from the bustling metropolis of Madrid to Rhinebeck and Red Hook, where he meets a cast of characters that remind us of our own stories, and what it means to be an American, especially in a small town.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Hunting 101 6 p.m. Tues Oct 14

EH4639PMatt Merchant, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regional Sportsman Education Coordinator, will share his expertise regarding all things hunting in New York State at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 14. Merchant, a wildlife biologist known as the DEC’s “bear guy,” will cover the types of hunting that are allowed and how to obtain a license. He will discuss safety considerations, and how hunting relates to wildlife management in our area. Please call 845-758-3241 to register for this free program.

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.