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July news from Red Hook Public Library:


ScienceTellers 6:30 pm Friday, August 1

sciencetellersWhat do you get when you combine science, storytelling and comedy? A great evening of entertainment! Join Red Hook Public Library for a Summer Reading Program celebration and performance by the Sciencetellers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the Red Hook Fire House. This program is suitable for all ages, and is free and open to the public.

Petite Picasso Tuesdays at 1 pm

Toddler-paintingCould your child be the next Matisse? Find out during Petite Picasso, a toddler painting class at 1 pm each Tuesday through August 12. 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!

Middle School Film Camp

filmakers summer camp goodDo you have a young Hitchcock, Kubrik or Chaplin in your family? Send them to Film Camp at Red Hook Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1, to learn how to storyboard, shoot and edit film. This program is limited to 15 kids, who must commit to the entire week. Registration is required; call the library at 845-758-3241 to register.

Raffle to Benefit Children’s Programs

sheep raffleIf you’d like to own your own Campagna creation, you have a chance to purchase a raffle ticket for the pictured sheep pull toy. Tickets are $1 per chance, or $5 for 6 chances. Come by Red Hook Public Library’s Children’s Library to purchase a ticket. The raffle winner will be announced on August 1, at the Summer Reading Program finale party with the ScienceTellers. Get your tickets now — they’re going fast!

Summer Reading Program 2014



Battle of the Books

BOBOpen to kids entering the 6th – 9th grade in the fall of 2014, 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 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th.

Libraries Transforming Communities Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Red Hook Public Library as one of 10 public libraries nationwide that will undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.
Through in-person training, webinars and coaching—valued at $50,000— Red Hook Public Library will learn new community engagement techniques and apply them to challenges in the Red Hook area. The library will also receive an $8,000 cash grant to help cover the cost of new community-engagement work.
Libraries Transforming Communities is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.