Welcome to the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

Our mission is to connect our patrons with information – traditional and new media. Now, more than ever, libraries are becoming community centers, gathering spaces, and places not only for learning, but also for entertainment. The links above will orient you to our innovative programming and services.

Page-to-Screen Book Club: Ender’s Game

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
https://snippetstudios.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/enders-game-tv.jpgIn a future where Earth faces annihilation from an alien race, Ender Wiggins may be the only hope for billions of humans. But when a hidden truth is revealed, Ender learns that his mission may not be as straightforward as he believed. Teens are invited to read the sci-fi classic Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and join us for a book talk and a screening of the 2013 film. Pizza and refreshments will be served!..Read More

STEMpunk: Deconstructionists

July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
compCurious about what makes your tech tick? Come learn the subtle art of deconstruction! We'll use a variety of tools to take apart and sift through the innards of old cameras, computers, monitors, and more. Who knows what cool stuff we'll find? Bring your own screwdrivers if you've got 'em! For ages 10 and up...Read More

Introduction to Tai Chi

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tai chi is often described as meditation in motion, and there is evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. Hudson Valley Tai Chi instructors Chris DeRoller and Bobbie Kosnick will be teaching basic corrections in the 37 posture form, or Yang Short Form. This class is open to all, and registration is required...Read More


August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Minecraft's back at the library! Our favorite multi-player building game is here for anyone ages 8-13! Players will come to the library and sign up for a 45 minute block of playing time on one of our computers, where they can explore the world by themselves, attempt one of the Tasks of the Day, or work together with other players to sculpt the world to their liking. We'll also have our huge collection of Legos out so that you can build while you wait your turn!..Read More

The Wayfinder Experience: Capture the Flag

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
capture the flag with swordsThe Wayfinders are coming back to Kinderhook! The Wayfinder Experience is a live-action role-playing company coming from Kingston that trains participants in effective leadership skills, assigns them a quest, then places them within a story in which they must utilize these skills to succeed. Kids and teens can learn to duel with foam swords and join in a massive game of Capture the Flag at the Stuyvesant Town Hall! All participants should register for their age group (8-12 or 13+) at the library before the game date!..Read More