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September news from Red Hook Public Library:


Dollars & $ense Couponing Program

Woman With Coupons And Thumb UpLearn how to save money and improve the quality of your life during Dollars & $ense couponing program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 16 and 30. Exchange coupons and money-saving strategies with other thrifty folk. This program is free and open to the public.

Get Your Mahj On!

mahjong cardLearn to play American Mahjongg on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. starting on Friday September 12th at Red Hook Public Library and continuing for at least 4 weeks.

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.

La Dolce Lingua Italian Class Thursdays

papparrazziPaparazzi. That’s just one of the Italian words you’ll learn during Red Hook Public Library’s La Dolce Lingua classes, held at 6 p.m. Thursdays from September 11 through October 23rd. Find out what your relatives are really saying about you, or impress a waiter at your favorite Italian restaurant. The world is your ostrica! This program is free and open to the public, but limited to 15. Call 845-758-3241 to register.

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.

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.

New Catalog to Launch

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, along comes online catalog 2.0, with  improved search features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! At you  have a access to “one-stop shopping” – a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals! The best part? You can now check out your ebooks and audiobooks right in the library catalog!

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.